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About hunebedbouwer

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  • Interests
    history - almost everything, but The Eighty Years War and
    WW2 in particular

About You

  • Favourite Food
    raw herring/sushi/cheese/fish/liquorice/fruit/whipped cream/braised beef/asparagus/new potatoes/Asian food/oysters/grilled squid/gelato
  • Favourite Animal
    giant albatross/Peking duck well prepared
  • Favourite Beverage
    Coffee/freshly squeezed fruit juices/Spa Marie-Henriette/bitter lemon/Irish coffee
  • Favourite Colour
  • Favourite Place
    Betty's Bay in South Africa/Rodellar in Spain/Wineglass Bay in Tasmania/the Dutch Wadden Islands
  • Countries Visited
  • Do You Drink Alcohol
    occasionly a glass of white wine or kriek beer,in summer/cocktails/Irish coffee
  • Do You Smoke
    only to light fireworks
  • Do You Have a Motto
    amor fati (embrace your destiny)
  • Do You Collect Anything
    cd's /dvd's/books/
  • Do You Have Pets
    uninvited mosquitos in the summer
  • Do You Play An Instrument
  • Phobias
    dishonesty, white beans, snakes and humourless people


  • How Did You Discover Nightwish
  • How Many Times Seen Live?
  • Most Memorable NW Memory
    Mother and father-part of TPATP - Amsterdam 19/11/2015
  • Most Prized Nightwish Item
    so far Showtime Storytime
  • Best Live Song
    Song of myself at Wacken 2013
  • Favourite Album
  • Favourite Song
    Song of myself/Last of the wilds/Sleeping sun/Creek Mary's blood/The poet and the pendulum/Ghost love score/The islander
  • Favourite Album/Single Artwork
    Dark passion play
  • Favourite Music Video
    The islander
  • Favourite DVD
    'Showtime storytime'
  • Least Favourite Album
  • Least Favourite Song
    a few from the early days

General Music

  • Favourite Music Video
    BLOF & KODO-drummers -Aanzoek zonder ringen (in Japan on Kodo-island)
  • Favourite Drummer
    Jukka-I like his energy /Mick Fleetwood
  • Favourite Singer
    Leonard Cohen/Sinead O'Connor/Grace Slick/Floor/Roger Waters/Roger Hodgson/Cesaria Evora/Jerney Kaagman/Bruce Springsteen/Geoffrey Oryema/Ismael Lo/Mike Scott/Devin Townsend/Ian Gillan/Peter Gabriel
  • Favourite Guitarist
    David Gilmour/Snowy White/Xavier Mas/flamenco guitarists
  • Favourite Bassist
    dont really have a favourite one, but I really like Marco for the way he plays and acts on and off stage
  • Favourite Pianist/Keyboard Player
    Jean-Michel Jarre/Vangelis/Rick van der Linden
  • Favourite Non NW Song?
    The heart of everything on The Black Symphony by WT/I'm so afraid (live) -Fleetwood Mac/Mary Mary - Inner Circle/Down man - Brainbox/Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen/Child in time-Deep Purple/Missing-Bruce Springsteen/Red Army blues-Waterboys/Onder in my whiskeyglas-Stef Bos/Shout-Tears for Fears/El diablo-Grace Slick/Sorrow & On the turning away & Keep talking &Comfortably numb - Pink Floyd/Drink before the war & My love-Sinead O'Connor etc. etc.
  • Best Concert Attended
    Leonard Cohen in Amsterdam in 2008 ....just magical in the drizzling rain with rainbows, listening to a 74 year old genius!!!!
  • Favourite Non NW Album?
    Various positions-Leonard Cohen/The Black Symphony- Within Temptation/Graceland - Paul Simon/Night-Gazpacho/Rumours- Fleetwood Mac/Dreams-Grace Slick/Delicate sound of thunder-Pink Floyd/Amused to death-Roger Waters/The rising-Bruce Springsteen/The Joshua tree & The -Unforgettable fire-U2/Once upon a time in the west-Ennio Morricone/Amelie-Yann Tierssen/Oxygene & Equinoxe-Jean-Michel Jarre/Earth and Fire-Earth & Fire/Live-Fleetwood Mac/Wish you were here & Dark side of the moon-Pink Floyd/Acadie-Daniel Lanois/Moody Blues - A question of balance etc. etc.
  • Favourite Composer?
    Bach/Leonard Cohen/Roger Waters/Paul Simon/Sinead O'Connor/Mozart/Roger Hodgson/Mike Scott/David Gilmour etc. etc.
  • Favourite Band/Artist?
    Fleetwood Mac/Manu Chao/Pink Floyd/Nightwish/Within Temptation/Gazpacho/Supertramp/U2/Sinead O'connor/Earth and Fire/Grace Slick/Jean-Michel Jarre/Moody Blues/Roger Waters/Vangelis/Stones till 1982/Simon & Garfunkel etc. etc.
  • Musical Dislikes (Songs, Bands etc)
    jazz/modern r&b/dj-house-trance-music/uk and usa or any fabricated boys and girls bands/rap/hiphop/trash & speed and that kind of metal/schlagers/corny music/ with exceptions ofcourse


  • Favourite Actor/Actress
    jack nicholson/audrey tautou/julie graham/martin clunes
  • Favourite Director(s)
    Jacques Perrin/Sergio Leone/Roddy Doyle/Mike Leigh/Roland Joffe/Nick Park
  • Favourite Movie(s)
    Utu/The grey zone/Bangkok Hilton/Das boot/Les egouts du paradis/The day of the jackal/anything Wallace & Gromit/One flew over the cuckoo's nest/Amelie/Schindler's list/Good, bad and ugly/The mission/Once/The Polish bride/Jean de Florette/Once upon a time in the west/The killing fields/Tomten far alla barnen/Papillon/Sophie's choice/Deerhunter/Travelling birds/The great train robbery/Motorcycle diaries/Runaway train/Touching the void/Get on the bus/Into the wild/La meglia gioventu etc. etc.
  • Favourite TV Show(s)/Series
    'Allo, 'allo/Seinfeld/Coupling/2000 Acres of Skye/William & Mary/Chef/The world at war/The world of Boudewijn Buch(dutch)/Wallander series/Millenium series/Coast/Cold feet/Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall stuff etc. etc.
  • Favourite Movie Soundtrack
    Amelie/ Once upon a time in the west/La Califfa/Antarctica
  • Favourite Author
    Boris Akunin/Henning Mankell/Frederick Forsyth/Jonathan Israel /Leon Uris etc. etc.
  • Favourite Book(s)
    There are no snakes in Ireland/The day of the jackal/Papillon/The mutiny on the Bounty/a lot of adventurous and historically based books
  • Favourite Comic Book/Anime
    The blue coats (based on American Civil War)

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  1. hunebedbouwer

    PLASTIC EUKARIOTE - 2018 Forum Awards

    @Sophia Yeah........I know. Just can't help myself!!! Need therapy. @Ann_argr Great choice for 'best film of the year'!!!!! I love 'Amelie' and the soundtrack. It's in my top-10 films of all times. And you know what they say: 'better late than never'.
  2. hunebedbouwer

    The Floor thread

    Well, it's not because Floor is a wonderful singer, that her personal reasoning about other issues are clear or right, that you have to agree with them. She got her ideas and she's welcome to them. Personally, I do eat meat and I like it. But I do not eat a lot of meat and try to eat as healthy meat as I can and afford. You eat what animals are fed. Argentinian cattle for example are almost 90% soja fed in a small paddock, so you basically eat soja (this might be good news for vegans), si I won't eat that. I have had horse meat and it's delicious.....healthy, tasty and low on cholesterol. But I wanna know where that horse come from and imports from Eastern Europe are notoriously bad, so I skip that. I avoid eating any intensely raised animals (fish - for example tilapia from Vietnam - they are raised with so much drugs and other crap that it would get an elephant a hiccup/chickens/pigs etc.), but you cannot always know its origine unfortunately. I've got nothing against shooting and eating overpopulated wild animals.....on the contrary, why not use the quality meat. 100 times better than munching on a McDonald's burger! For example: we've got millions and millions of geese around Schiphol Airport. Each year a certain number have to be shot to keep the risks at a minimum. Nowadays, a few companies trade in good quality goose meat (livers are being exported to France for their 'fois gras' and it's 100 times better quality than the tortured geese over there, where they are daily fed corn through a funnel and have livers, 5 times as big as normal. It would be a waste not to use that meat. What I don't agree with is fishing and not eating what you catch. I think that's pretty much unnecessarily torture. Good for nothing. For me the issue is not NOT eating meat, but eating meat of animals that are raised and fed proper! A good start would be NOT eating in any fastfood chain for a start!!! And THAT already would seriously challenge a lot of people, but it would be so good for men and beast. A lot of healthier people and far less animals to raise for that enormous unhealthy industry, not to mention the lesser pressure on the environment; so fewer polluting gasses produced for example. If you don't know it.........check out how much gas 1 cow produces in its're gonna be astonished.......and rattled! And it's not that most modern people NEED to eat meat every day! 100 years ago, meat was a luxury item and eaten once or twice a week. It's only a modern perception that we need to eat meat almost daily. And that's a fable! When people decide to become vegetarians and vegans is fine. But I digress any pressure by them to not eat proper raised meat as they can be horrible fanatic and sour in discussions. And often total lacking humour.........yes, I know, I do move on slippery slopes here, but that are my experiences in general, especially vegans! And don't get me started on the issue that plants have feelings too!
  3. hunebedbouwer

    PLASTIC EUKARIOTE - 2018 Forum Awards

    @sophia I think our post is delivered by pigeons. But it's all very old-fashioned and birdy nostalgia over here: Huge and unwelcome bills are delivered by vultures, Storks deliver babies by airmail and in a towel (handy for the first poop), Juridical issues are dealt with by owls and proclaimed by the secretary bird, Peace treaties are flown in by doves, Thieves generally are magpies, Ravens are the messengers of disaster and bad luck, Machos get their attitude by peacocks, Nightingales sing lullabies to our little ones by heart, Blackbirds are busy setting our alarm clocks, Parrots are responsible for our answering machines, Seagulls pester outdoor eating tourists, Lazy Dutchies use cuckoos, while delusional Dutchies also sing from the same cuckoo sheets, Hop birds do create and write down our beer receipes. When we die, crows deliver the obituaries to friends, acquaintances and newspapers.
  4. hunebedbouwer

    PLASTIC EUKARIOTE - 2018 Forum Awards

    @Sophia Ofcourse, there is still the option of writing replies and posts and send them by airmail (seamail if you really want to make it nostalgic!) to other members... @suomi usa So many questions? It's meant as the last school year's exams, before you go on your summer holiday!
  5. hunebedbouwer

    PLASTIC EUKARIOTE - 2018 Forum Awards

    @some_dude_on_the_interwebs ................'you need to come back as soon as possible, as now already 4 members have accused me of being the most OFF TOPIC person on this forum, while it was Always you who took that title'................... Sincerely desperate, hunebedbouwer
  6. hunebedbouwer

    Poepmonsters Pub

    @Harvest I was thinking, that you 'possibly' could have had a lot more fun with your brother clearing your roof........ Phase 1 - putting a ladder against the roof Phase 2 - take any kind of board up to the roof top Phase 3 - let yourself go, race through the snow and plunge in the 3 meter thick snow mass on level ground Phase 4 - repeat until you cleared your roof That sounds like a lot more hilarious fun doing it..........even might race each other off the roof..........!!!! Also sounds like a proper Finnish way of doing things........... Kids in the neigbourhood would probably pay you to do it! Or you could practice your ski jumping, I really have got some briljant ideas! If only WE had snow!
  7. hunebedbouwer

    Poepmonsters Pub

    @Harvest Wow, you're counting down to the First of May! That's still an awfully long time!!!! AND you got loads of snow! You Always wanted that! So, shoveling the white stuff IS fun, man! I'll post a accomodating song for you then..... (I'm thinking of you and your funny stubborn brother) Myself, I was more thinking of April's Fool Day or even the Middle of March. I'm immediately a different man when I see mindset goes straight into spring mood. @The Name Of The Wind Same here, but no storm incoming, I think. But if that weather is going to continue into the first week of February, it's going to be very interesting for the World Championships Cyclocross in Bogense (in the North of Funen). Part of the track is along side the sea front. And last year at the World Cup, riders were getting big splashes of sea water over them during the race!!!! It was fun (for the tv watchers) to see it, but at near freezing point it must be hell....... If it happens, it's gonna be epic!!!! You should go and watch it!!
  8. hunebedbouwer

    Within Temptation II

    @Damian You would think, they would have done some research on their new record company, would you? I mean, it might be one of the biggest record companies around, but that doesn't mean anything. The bigger they are, the less creative integrity they have in general. Also, they are now one of the many, many other bands Universal have. And WT probably have to comply with more and generic rules and way of producing than before. In the end, Universal is only interested in one thing and that is $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$, whether you like it or not. Not sure it was a wise move at all, but a good financial deal and better worldwide promotion was probably the big appeal. I don't know really. * I'm not so sure (I've only listened to 3 songs so far) that I'm going to like this album. I had different (style/structural) and better (sound wise) expectations. When I listen to 'In vain', it sounds like a My Indigo song, covered in a kind of metal sauce. I kind of like it, but it's not the more organic style I wanted. Also, it would surprise me, if 'In vain' (certainly at that speed) would be performed live a lot. Because of the speed at which Sharon has to sing those lyrics. That kind of fast singinging does not suit her voice live. She's gonna mash it up when they don't slow the song down a bit!! It's something for a pop singer, who doesn't need/want to articulate the lyrics that much. Same thing with Floor........her voice is more classically/educated trained (a lot of importance on articulation), so speedy songs are not her 'Storytime' at Wacken for example.
  9. hunebedbouwer

    Poepmonsters Pub

    The extreme weather has hit the Alps this winter. You could say it's appropriate for them being proper wintersport countries, but the amount of snow has already caused many dangerous avalanches and total chaos on roads and in towns! Tourists are only looking to get away from it all! Sometimes you better do not wish for something you long for.......not that it works anyway. (In)directly it does however has positive consequences for Germany and the NL, because all that snow will melt sometime and flow downwards to give the rivers the water they still need to reach normal levels. But I worry that the amount and speed of the melting water will cause loads of (over)flooding............ Here it is only cold, a bit windy, some sunny days, mostly overcast..........typical January weather you could say. I fear February.
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    @suomi usa Lights work are Always better in the dark.....that's why they are called lights, I think! Not a fan of carousels and other spinning constructions at all!!! Most of them will make me nauseous. Found that out when I was 27 and my girlfriend and I went on this spinning against the way of turning contraption. Quite a simple, but effective one. When I tried to come off, I was feeling so sick, walked like a drunken man and puked. My girlfriend was fine and laughed her head off. The sick feeling lasted for more than 3 hours and faded gradually. Mind you, we still had to cycle back home for more than 20 kilometers. It was there and then, I experienced, that I could not stand the spinning thing. On the other hand; I got no difficulties with rollercoasters or heights. Now, you couldn't get my girlfriend on a ladder for more than 3 steps, before she began screaming like a baboon and clinging on to the ladder like there was no tomorrow. It proves once again that everybody is unique and so is their equilibrioception. That is not to say you can't make fun of each Always......we have a Dutch saying: 'the best fun you can have is the fun about others misfortune'. Please, translate that in Finnish.....I want to see what it looks like. @whitenoise Yep, that coaster is pretty unique and must be fun. Every ride is different. They knew what real fun was in those couldn't be sure if you would survive the coaster.......! It's quite the opposite in the NL.......lots of noise and built up areas and therefore special designated areas, known as 'stiltegebieden' (silence areas), where you can't use machines etc. Especially in nature reserves, National Parks. Also 'dark areas', where articial lights are forbidden. Like these...... somewhere in the North.......... somewhere in the West...........
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    @Harvest I think Linnanmäki must have changed enormously since the 80's. Maybe you won't recognize hardly anything...............maybe you will love it You forgot the 3rd grandmummy and granddaddy....... @suomi usa You mentioned LINNANMÄKI and then posted a flashy, corny carousel.........?!!! They will get a brand new marauding head-and-everything-else-shaking-rollercoaster Intamin Multi-launch coaster in 2019, which will lift you off your seat at 106 km per hour!!!! It will be called TAIGA and will give Sweden a run for its money with their Helix and Wildfire coasters! Have fun while riding it!
  12. hunebedbouwer

    Leonard Cohen

    Three versions of 'If it be your will', a special song. The studio version: Live: By the Webb sisters (part of the backing vocals during his last 4/5 tours):
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    @Harvest and @whitenoise Does EVERY Finn goes at least once in his/her life to LINNANMÄKI........???
  14. hunebedbouwer

    Within Temptation II

    @NeoGeorg ehm ...............scared of generic WT titles????? Our farewell Memories All I need What have you done? Faster Forgiven Never ending story Look how they turned out.......stay positive!!
  15. hunebedbouwer

    Within Temptation II

    A bit more positive......Sharon, Stefan and Jasper Steverlinck in a gorgeous accoustic gig of 'Ice queen', I think somewhere in Belgium........ edit: a better version with some banter in the beginning........