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About hunebedbouwer

  • Birthday 04/18/1963

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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

    Cover songs

    A great cover by Mick Gordon featuring Tex Perkins. It´s ´The partisan´, a very subdued song by Leonard Cohen about the resistance in the WW2. However, this is a very different version, where the much more metal like approach does give the song a wonderful hard and war like edge. I like it.
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    The Floor thread

    @Speckofdust That's weird....... because you seem to be commenting on every subject you're not interested in..............
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    @Harvest Here's a appropriate ouverture for you then................
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    The Floor thread

    @Mjöllnir I'm very glad you consider humor art, even when you don't get my attempts.
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    The Floor thread

    I got rejected by Floor personally, because she thinks I´m way too off topic.
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    Leonard Cohen

    'The partisan' has always been special to me. I clearly remember the first time (somewhere in the middle of the 70's) I heard it and it gave me goosebumps all the way. A special dimension was also added, because I was reading all kind of books about resistance movements during WW2. This song ofcourse has a very French feeling to it. The first one is a cover by Leonard's son Adam with the help of Damien Rice. The guitar is ofcourse played by Leonard's ever present guitarist Xavier Mas. It's gorgeous! The original......... And a very modern, but interesting version by Mick Gordon featuring Tex Perkins, which I discovered recently. It gives the song a more heavy layer to express the brutalities of war, you could say.
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    Songs You Are Currently Addicted To!

    This song is called ´De zee trekt zich terug´. Which translates to ´The sea is retreating´. It´s about the relation that the Dutch have with the North Sea, both bad and good. Most images are from the disaster in 1953, when a combination of extreme high tides and ferocious storms broke a lot of dikes in the province of Zeeland and almost 2000 people died. It´s a bit of a national trauma (happened just after a devastating WW2) and it was also the start of an almighty plan to protect this area with all kinds of gigantic sea defences. Libethra is the band´s name.
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    The art of BALLADS

    Geoffrey Oryema - 'No ballads ballad' Simon & Garfunkel - 'Kathy's song' Dido - 'The day before the day' Kim Carnes - 'Bon voyage' In the 70's, the Dutch hitparade was often enriched with French songs. You could say that there was a certain French wave. Especially with chansons, which are more than often a kind of ballads. Compilation double albums like 'Vive la France (1 till 7) sold in hundreds of thousands. And it all ended more or less at the early 80's somehow. With it went a certain kind of romantism in our hitparade. While they remained popular in their homeland. Nicolas Peyrac was one of these singers. And sing they could! Nicolas Peyrac - 'Les vocalises de Brel'
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    Poepmonsters Pub

    @Harvest Never thought you would quote a Demis Roussos song on such a serious subject...................
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    Eurovision SC 2019

    WHY EUROPE, WHY? WHAT HAVE WE DONE TO DESERVE THIS? (mind you, I still haven't got a clue how the song sounds.............) DUNCAN, DUNCAN, DUNCAN......................Now we will get this festival of human degeneration over here! Thanks! @NighttimeBird So, you weren't around when 'DING-A-DONG' was a big thing. O, how you missed real class! P.S. Did they get any votes from Down Under?
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    @Harvest Your request is an order to me........... How the hell did we get here on the sports-thread?
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    @Harvest Ofcourse you had to check that Bikini League out.......... It probably was followed up by the very athletic Mud Wrestling League...........
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    Poepmonsters Pub

    Two lines of Pink Floyd´s ´High hopes´ brought me here and I wrote some more along those nostalgic lines........... ´the grass was greener, the light was brighter, the air breathed cleaner, the birds sang louder, the winds felt milder, the music was better, the snow felt warmer, the food tasted healthier, the wars were further, the dead were quieter, the nights shone darker, the dawn rose later´
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    Songs You Are Currently Addicted To!

    Yann Tiersen - 'Sur le fil' from 'Amelie'. Vangelis - 'The will of the wind' from 'Direct' 'Metallic rain' from the same album. Jean-Michel Jarre - 'Equinoxe part 2' Sky - 'Dance of the little fairies' Sky - 'Vivaldi'
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    Within Temptation II

    Nice interview from Toronto. A golden oldie from After Forever, 'Beyond me', with Sharon duetting with Floor.