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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

    Poepmonsters Pub

    LOOK! LOOK! We will have another MOON this night! A SUPER WORM MOON....... What on earth is going on there in outer space????? Rare super worm moon will loom large as it coincides with equinox Phenomenon last occurred in spring 1905 and won’t happen again until the year 2144 Nicola Davis @NicolaKSDavis Wed 20 Mar 2019 17.20 GMTFirst published on Wed 20 Mar 2019 17.17 GMT The super worm moon moniker is a nod to the emergence of worms in the soil at the time of the March full moon. Photograph: Geoffrey Swaine/Rex/Shutterstock Those gazing up into the sky on Wednesday night are set to witness an unusual event: a super worm moon that coincides with the equinox. It will be the third time this year a full moon has occurred near to the moon’s closest approach to the Earth – making it a supermoon – and will be the last such event in 2019. Those venturing out can expect to see the moon looming larger than usual in the night sky. Its unusual moniker is rooted in agricultural practices and is a nod to the emergence of worms in the soil around the time of the March full moon, although it is not the only sobriquet applied to a full moon in March: such an event is also known as a sap moon. Starwatch: total eclipse of a supermoon Read more “A lot of the names that are used to describe the full moons throughout the year come from a native North American tradition so things like the appearance of wolves or the snow,” said Tom Kerss, an astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. February’s full moon – a snow moon – was also a supermoon, while January’s full moon – a “wolf moon” – was not only a supermoon, but also boasted a lunar eclipse. However, it isn’t only the name that makes this lunar event different: this supermoon will occur on the same night as the northern hemisphere’s spring equinox where day and night are of the same duration – albeit with full illumination taking place at just before 2am GMT, a few hours after the equinox itself. “We don’t always have, during the equinox, a full moon, it can be any phase of the moon,” said Dr Emily Brunsden, director of the University of York’s Astrocampus. Starwatch: a supermoon to celebrate the vernal equinox Read more Sophie Yeomans, a meteorologist at the Met Office, said there is a good chance that sky-gazers, particularly in England, will be able to catch a glimpse of the super worm moon. “Western Wales might be quite difficult, north-west England, some parts of Northern Ireland and Western Scotland I think might struggle a bit,” she said. “Elsewhere there will be gaps in the cloud, it’s just a matter of waiting.” Kerss said it is a rare event for a supermoon to coincide with the equinox. “We have been looking at the records for the occurrence of what we call supermoons today. The last time that this occurred so close to the point of the equinox was in the year 1905, in March over 100 years ago,” he said, although he noted the term “supermoon” is a recent term. “It looks to us that the next time we see this with the spring equinox, at least, won’t occur until the year 2144. So for most of us this could be called a once in a lifetime coincidence.”
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    @Harvest Stay off the steroids, please!!! @Evangeline And the same goes for you!!
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    @Harvest I think you got a lot of pucks between your left and right ear, minister!!!!!!!!!! Alright Valteri. Well done! But now keep on going and give that that horrid Louise Hamilton a year long beating!! Apart from Max in the first place, I want you to become world champion! (but I still got major doubts if he can carry it to the end).
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    Leonard Cohen

    'Different sides' is the last song on 'Old ideas' from 2012. It's by far my favourite of this album and I can listen to it endlessly on repeat. I do find it a kind of hypnotic and also very soothing. It should have been on 'Dear Heather', but he was convinced by others NOT to put it on that album, because people might suspect it was a retrospective song. But, I think I read or heard it somewhere that it was about his longtime ex-manager (and lover) Kelley Lynch, who disappeared with all his money, but I'm not totally sure. Nevermind, THAT was the reason he needed to earn money again and went on touring again to the utter Delight of me and all his other fans!!!!! It became a nasty court case, where Lynch was found guilty by a Californian Judge and was made to return everything of what was left of Leonard's money. She was also sent to prison for 18 months and a probation time of 5 years added. All in all, Leonard toured an awful lot in his later years and did enjoy it immensely. So, at least of good came from something bad. I saw him 4 times (I really should have done it more) in the period 2008-2012 - from his 74th till 78th year!!! - and I will always be so grateful to him. He was magical!!! Live in Gent, Belgium......
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    Reaction videos (to music)

    @silverlining So, a video of a dad (most likely/perhaps brother) and daughter having fun listening to a NW-video, brings you to say that it is child exploitation! Your reaction really baffles me! I've got really other things in mind when we want to talk about child show just a horrible one..... * About reaction video' long as you keep in mind that 95% are fake, then you're alright. I have watched some of them and indeed did enjoy some of them. But for example, when this couple Vin & Sori, who clearly see themselves as cool metal/rock heads, pretend to have NEVER heard 'Child in Time' by Deep Purple or 'Comfortably numb' by Pink Floyd, you know that it's FAKE!!! It's like saying you love Nightwish and got all of their albums, but you don't know who the singer is! And don't start me on people who start crying during video's. For goodness sake, sometimes I think the uploader does rent a 'ready-to-cry-at whatever-song-she-is-exposed-to-person for dramatic effects. like this one: I've seldom seen something so embarrassing! And she does it in EVERY bloody video!!!! Youtube is a social media outlet and you SHOULD ALWAYS keep in mind that most of it is fake! And it's not really surprising that most of the fake stuff comes from the USA. Youtube is American after all. It's filled with notorious and obnoxious attention seekers. Before even wanting to see/listen to video's, I am already been put off by the posted starting pictures of video's! All these nobheads with their 'shocked' expressions (that goes for all Youtube-genres) ........totally disgusting! What a world we live in. Shocking! Like @Encaitar said........why not better read a book than follow this kind of nonsense. Another very obvious thing is that Youtubers copy each other. Especially when it attracts a lot of viewers. First it was NW. Now, when the most characteristic NW songs are done, it appears to be Pink Floyd as musical candy of the month.. NOBODY ever heard of the biggest rock band in the world and NOBODY has ever heard a song by them. Yeah, right! In general I do love Youtube, because it gave me a lot of chances to discover all kind of things, including new music! It's how I discovered Nightwish for example. But all these fake reaction video's.....bleeeehhhh!!
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    Songs You Are Currently Addicted To!

    @silverlining I got 5 Enya albums. A lot of them sound a bit the same, I must admit. Including yours. I've written countles poems while listening to 'Evening falls' however. Ah, Peter Gabriel.......... to be honest..........there is no other song that did put my grief into a song during a horrible time in my life than this mourning piece....... The absolute no.1 on my walkman for years. 'Mercystreet' Well, if you feel a bit melancholic, I think I can provide you with some decent songs.... Sinead O'Connor - 'Drink before the war' Bruce Springsteen - 'Paradise' And the high point of my melancholic input for you tonight........The Moody Blues with 'Melancholy man' I love them all bitterly. However, I want to end on a happy note......Always get a pleasant feeling when I hear this: MANU CHAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Songs You Are Currently Addicted To!

    ENYA (caused by WT's Martijn Spierenburg liking of Clannad)...... 'I want tomorrow' 'Storms in Africa' Clannad - 'Harry's game' - Theme song of a spine chilling thrilling short series about a English agent infiltrating the IRA during the 'Troubles' (here early 1980's). Made an everlasting impression on me.
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    Within Temptation II

    @Heaven You're absolutely right! Forgot about that one. I posted some Voyage (The Circle) songs in the Within Tempation-thread I, but I feel that we need a couple of them in every further WT-thread, because it's great music. And ofcourse it's just before WT came to shine. So....... Voyage (The Circle) - 'Frozen' Voyage (The Circle) - 'Alisius falls' Voyage (The Circle) - 'The mirror' Voyage (The Circle) - 'King of light' Definitely Clannad/Enya vibes!
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    Within Temptation II

    @SamB12 I don't think Marco as a money grabbing guy, so it must be this place........... Must be, because he nicked Tuomas I know why Tuomas doesn't wear that anymore! * However (all craziness on a stick as we say); I would love a duet between Sharon and Marco!!!
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    Within Temptation II

    To play Scrabble and drink hot chocolate with at metal festivals? Or that Marco is just a very engaging guy?
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    Within Temptation II

    Man, O man........ what has happened to the World of Words. Why has it become so difficult to interprete words for a simple soul like me!! Probably, because I've grown up in a small town in the country and I hate rap!!
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    Within Temptation II

    @NighttimeBird In theory that sounds good, but considering their new record label it might be 2022! Nice relaxed interview. Sharon as always very chatty and charming. A few remarks: * She never met Tarja before they did 'Paradise'!!!!! I mean, all these common festivals......I bet Marco met all of WT-members long before that date! * Robert was kicked out The Circle as Sharon smilingly tells that * Martijn is a big Clannad fan * Sharon was a grunge girl! No death metal for her! * Jeroen likes YES, a underrated band in general * WT always wanted to be a groovy band!!!! Well, I don't mind a couple of groovy songs like these: I mean, if they still want to move further into the direction of My Indigo........... * Is MAD worse than CRAZY when talking about this world? * I'm horribly tempted by these vinyl releases. I really shouldn't do it, but I might do it anyway. I love the magic of LP-covers. @Imagineer You wanna continue this worldwide battle between WT and NW??????? (it will cause mayhem!!!!) My favourite TOP - 5 of albums: 1) The Heart of Everything 2) The Silent Force 3) Once 4) Century Child 5) Enter
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    The Floor thread

    @clockend I should have mentioned the source (the article @L_Alpenglow posted), but I thought it was quite obvious...... Also had some problems with copypasting the whole thing........ , which led to a unique empty post...........