Month: April 2021

Live streams

On March 19th and 20th this year, Festival Moo-Ah! was supposed to take place in the wonderful Raven Hall in Corby UK. Due to most unfortunate events, the festival has been cancelled, and, as so many who were looking forward, I am gutted. And although I, of course, support the decision taken, I am saddened …

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About a guitar

I would like to share a story with you all. Knowing myself, it might turn out to be quite a read, so grab some popcorn and a beverage. You can also keep on scrolling, of course. Here goes. About a guitar In 1994 (four years after I movedback to The Netherlands), I went on a …

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Mom & Dad – solo piano

On December 20th, 2019 I recorded this video of me playing my arrangement of Mom & Dad. A composition by Frank Zappa. It’s one of my personal favourites. I remember how much I enjoyed making the arrangement. It’s no less than a masterpiece (the composition, I mean, not so much my arrangement). I have fond …

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Dear Ruth – a letter

Dear Ruth, For the last couple of decades, I have been a great admirer of (the music of) Frank Zappa. Not so much only an admirer, but a follower, a disciple even. Ever since the moment I saw (snippets of) the 1984 New York concert on the BBC, broadcasted in the mere shadow of his …

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Behind the scenes

Collaborating once again with the illustrious Mark Watson. This time, it’s almost like poetry. Will keep you posted on this – watch this space. And other spaces as well. But also this space. Working title for this ditty is: Chaussettes vertes. a parable And that’s it. For now. Be goode, girls and boys. ~ Fred