Eerie Wanda – Volcano Lagoon “Eerie Wanda began as the music project of Dutch singer/songwriter Marina Tadic. Born in Zenica, Bosnia and raised in The Netherlands, Marina joined the Amsterdam group Earth Mk. II on guitar after graduating art school in 2012. Finding inspiration in bands like The Velvet Underground, Beat Happening, & Young Marble Giants, Marina decided to try her hand at writing her own songs.”
The band comprises of Marina Tadic (songwriting, vocals, guitar),
Jasper Verhulst (bass, production), Bram Vervaet (guitar),
Nic Niggebrugge (drums).
JB Meijers is releasing his 2nd solo album “The Secret Year” (the first was Catching Ophelia, 2009/V2), due out on March 22nd via Basta Music. The album was recorded in Brussels’ ICP Studios, contains 10 self-written and -produced songs.
“J.B. Meijers (1972) is a respected producer and musician. He has worked with an impressive list of names on the Dutch music scene, including De Dijk, Carice van Houten, Acda en De Munnik, Go Back To The Zoo, Eboman, Metropole Orkest, Daryll-Ann, and Frank Boeijen.He has also shared stages and studios with such non-Dutch artists as Solomon Burke, Van Dyke Parks, Ken Stringfellow, (The Posies, REM), Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) and Howe Gelb (Giant Sand). He recently produced albums by Dusty Stray, Sonja van Hamel and Eva Auad, all released on Basta Music. JB continues to be involved with Basta, this time as recording artist.” –Basta Music
From the album “The Secret Year’” by JB Meijers, set for release March 22, 2013.
James Avati – A Life in Paperbacks (VPRO television, 2000)
Excerpt from the documentary “James Avati – A Life in Paperbacks” by Koert Davidse and Piet Schreuders, an independent graphic designer based in Amsterdam, also known as a co-founder of Beau Hunks with Gert-Jan Blom and a contributor of Basta Music. Camera: Ton Peters Sound: Gusta van Eijk
JAMES AVATI (1912-2005) earned renown as a pre-eminent paperback cover artist in an illustrious 40-year career that began during the paperback revolution of the 1950s. His work helped popularize the literature of Erskine Caldwell, James T. Farrell, William Faulkner, Alberto Moravia, Ayn Rand, Louis Bromﬁeld, Robert Penn Warren and many others.
Boulevard of Broken Dreams
“It’s the Talk of The Town
(And Other Sad Songs)”
original release: Idiot Records/1985,
available now via Basta Music
Liner notes and art direction
by Piet Schreuders,
cover painting by James S. Avati
for the paperback novel
‘Down All your Streets’ by Leonard Bishop
(Signet Books D1009, 1953)
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams (Gigolo And Gigolette)
Music by – Harry Warren
The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams Orchestra (an inspiration of Ton van Bergeijk and Gert-Jan Blom (Beau Hunks)— has it’s roots in the Dutch small bands discipline, from which it emerged around 1984)
Featuring [Tenor Sax] – Roland Brunt
Album: It’s The Talk Of The Town (And Other Sad Songs)
“It should be noted that the Broken Dreams Orchestra did not really exist as a band. It was as they advertised; “… a dream, purposely evoked each Spring and shattered each Fall”. Until 1987 when The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams ceased to exist.”
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