Imagine Intuition exhibition - Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden. Highlight of the show was Mother and Child by Bram Ellens: two robotic arms behaving in a very human fashion.

🎡 My week in music (week #47 2022)

The posthumously released album HOME.S. by EsbjΓΆrn Svensson was on repeat a lot this past week. Beautifully introspective and meditative. And this backstory by Ted Goia made it even more worthwhile.

(Via @artkavanagh)

🌱🐝 Remnants of this season’s bumblebee nest inside our hedgehog house. Fascinating structure. I also found two tiny baby bumblebees, already dead. I doubt if they ever have seen the light of day…

β€œDo what you can, with what you’ve got, where you are.”

― Theodore Roosevelt πŸ’¬

πŸ“Ί The Bear (2022) β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

Just finished watching this excellent series. Great plot. Vivid, raw cinematography. But it’s the great acting across the whole cast (Jeremy Allen White, Ebon Moss-Bachrachhat, Ayo Edebiri, a.o.) that stood out the most. Highly recommended.

β€œWe cannot always control what happens in our life, but we can always control what we do with what happens.”

― Alison Botha πŸ’¬

🌱 The last batch of this year’s homegrown apples found their way into the slow juicer. They’re actually still very sweet and tasteful this late in the season.

πŸ“š Started reading The Stoic Challenge by William B. Irvine. Very curious how it compares to A Guide to the Good Life!

🎡 My week in music (week #45 2022)

A lot of Claude Debussy, Herbie Hancock and Joe Farrell this past week. Made me wonder when Apple is finally going to publish their music app for classical music… I hope it will also be useful for browsing their jazz catalogue.

πŸŽ₯ Back to the Future (1985) β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

Enjoyed watching this childhood classic with the whole family tonight. Found this great original pre-production image of the design of the DeLorean at

🎡 Listening to Claude Debussy’s beautiful Three Nocturnes before sleeping. It has been a very long time since I listened to it from the beginning until the end. So mesmerising and soothing…

πŸ“šπŸŽ΅ Currently re-reading: Hearing and Writing Music: Professional Training for Today’s Musician by Ron Gorow

Philosophical, theoretical and practical: easily the best book on music theory I know.

🌱 We just unpacked the Bonsai Starter Kit my daughter got as a birthday gift, and learned about scarification and stratification. Start of a new hobby? We will know in about 5 years..! πŸ™ƒ

🎡 Sunday morning Jazz-Funk vibes with this great 1975 album 900 Shares of the Blues by Joe Farrell, Mike Longo & Ron Carter.

πŸŽ₯ Star Wars - Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999) β˜…β˜…Β½

Watched with my youngest daughter, who got curious about the Star Wars Universe after we started watching Obi-Wan Kenobi a few weeks ago. She wasn’t too impressed, so now I regret that we started in chronological order…

🎡 Giving the highly anticipated new album And I Have Been… by Benjamin Clementine a first listen, while enjoying a cup of coffee. So far, I like it.

πŸŽ₯ The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

Getting ready for watching yet another Bond film, this time while doing an indoor rowing workout.

🎡 My week in music (week #43 2022)

The opening track Who gives a thought on Brian Eno’s FOREVERANDEVERNOMORE was on repeat a lot this week. And The Knife’s Full of Fire got me through the last part of a cycling workout.

🌱 πŸ‚ Autumn colours! πŸπŸ‚

🎡 Recording voice-overs for an upcoming soundwalk. First time I put the pre-amps of my new Allen & Heath mixer interface to the test, and so far I like their sound very much.

πŸŽ₯ Live and Let Die (1973) β˜…β˜…β˜…

In my quest of watching every Bond in chronological order, I got pretty tired of all the bad jokes and lazy plots. Even though this first one with Roger Moore is even more campy than all previous Bond films, it actually got me back on track.

πŸ₯Ύ Halo around the sun, spotted during a walk in the forest last weekend.

🎡 My week in music was pretty all over the place…

Finished reading: In de huid van de Boeddha by Paul van der Velde πŸ“š

This is a great book that gives a lot of different historical perspectives on Buddhism in general. The influence of 19th century esotericism on β€˜Western’ Buddhism was totally new to me and quite mind blowing.

🎡 Weather Alive, beautiful new album by Beth Orton. Introspective, atmospheric, her best album yet.