Category Archives: Music

File under Music: antidote to thinking about economics

Now for something different. By accident I noticed this concert was performed one year ago, nearly to the day. Raoul Björkenheim is an astonishing musician, who has given the world all kinds of great music, right from the beginning with Edvard Vesala’s Sound and Fury band (I suppose Rauoul is the Fury). Enjoy!

Music: a thought by Neil Young

From Waging Heavy Peace:

You know, the way people experience music today is so different from how it used to be. It’s not tge same part of the culture that it was. I think a lot of that has to do with the sound, so I’m addressing that with PureTone. The music is not the problem.  It’s the sound.

I can very much identify with this. There is so much good music made bad by mp3 compression or bad mixes, like in the 1980s and part of the 1990s.

Music: Pharoah Sanders in Warsaw

I have been to a concert of Pharoah Sanders in Helsinki in 2009 or 2010, and it was one of those musical experiences I will never forget.

It is great that there are so many concerts on Youtube nowadays, especially given that I live in a fairly remote corner of the world. This concert is wonderful, it has a very warm spirit. Also, it has one of my favourite guitar players in it: Jean-Paul Bourelly.

Music: Stevie Ray Vaughan – Taxman

This song comes to mind regarding the nationalization of SNS Reaal – the Taxman will come to Dutch families to take their euros in order to finance this bank bailout.

Something else…


This is already from several years ago, but this was maybe the best concert I ever did, as a sidekick to Lenny Pearl (and the last so far).

Bad as me – Tom Waits (music clip)


This hit like a sledgehammer. Tom Waits is the sound of the depression and despair.

Another music post: FZ plays the ‘Rat Tomago’ solo

This is one guitar solo that never stops to amaze me. Although I can almost sing along with the part that is on the Sheik Yerbouti album, also the rest of it is smashing. The overdub of the moans and groans of The Torture Never Stops is not so necessary for me…