The Dutch blog

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This is Hans’s blog page to keep you posted on things about The Dutch that may interest you.

The Boerderij – November 1, 2017
Everything hunky-dory at The Boerderij, Zoetermeer. Everyone was delighted. Maybe with the exception of one lady who was too engaged with her iPhone to notice. Read on…


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Surprise! TV footage of This Is Welfare from 1983 surfaced. It is charming. Read on…


Rehearsing – March 19, 2017

On Jools Holland, Hans Dulfer, Ferdi Karmelk, Nadja Tolokonnikova and more. Read on…


Ohio – February 26, 2017
A week before the release of Four, there was a quote from Neil Young’s Ohio in You Can’t Be Wrong. Not anymore. Read on…


American Hustle (2) – December 16, 2016
The Akademia Music Awards – a bit of a shabby scam. How that ended? Read on…


American Hustle (1) – December 14, 2016
The Akademia Music Awards controls a global netwerk of independent radiostations. It seemed an exciting opportunity to try to win one of their prestigious Awards. Read on…


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November 9 – November 11, 2016
November 9 was the day after the US2016 elections. And the day that our farewell song to Donald Trump turned into a protestsong against all populist narcissists around. Read on…


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Bye, Ministry Man – November 9, 2016
Bye, Ministry Man is the second single taken from the new album Four. On populist leaders and their followers. Read on…


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Fine Shields We Are – October 16, 2016
Fine Shields We Are is the first single to be released from our forthcoming album Four. On walls, fences and razor barbed wire. Read on…


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Online 2 – 13 juli 2016
The year of trying to obtain the domain name thedut.ch. A glorious attempt without success. But how can you compete with an international co-working space? Read on…


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Lyrics – May 27, 2016
The lyrics to our songs come last, often weeks or months after the music. I tend to write more personal stuff, about my love, my kids, my father. Read on…


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Sampling – April 18, 2016
Sampling techniques are nice, but no match to real musicians like Jeroen, Wouter en Luuk. Read on…


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Vocals – March 18, 2016
We are now in the final phase of the recording process, in which we do the vocals. To me as a singer, this phase may be the most tensive. Read on…


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Wikipedia – February 5, 2016
I discovered there is a Wikipedia page about The Dutch. And how cumbersome it is to add some information. But we made it! Read on…


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Influences – January 24, 2016
In every interview or online profile form, sooner or later the question what or who influenced us pops up. Even though it is obvious we are unique and incomparable. Read on…


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England is closed – January 13, 2016
England is closed is a novel by Rob van Essen that I happened to come across. One of the chapters is about The Dutch. I approached Rob van Essen. A tiny Christmas story. Read on…


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Space cake – 30 december 2015
How my career as a guitar teacher in the Bijlmer jail ended with a nice farewell party. Read on…


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Bijlmer jail – December 22, 2015

During the first years of The Dutch, I was studying Criminology. I was asked to become a guitar teacher in the Bijlmer jail in Amsterdam. Read on…


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Wout – December 6, 2015
We have to thank Wout de Kruif for motivating us to start playing together together again. Read on…


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Online – November 25, 2015
About the online marketing plans we are making – and where we find ourselves. Read on…


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Onno – November 12, 2015

This is a tribute Onno van der Laak, the sound engineer and producer who managed the live sound of the Dutch in the eighties, who is no longer with us. Read on…


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Bert, detective 2 – November 3, 2015

How Bert managed to solve the crime and deserve the title “detective of Amsterdam” from his musician friends at the time. Read on…


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Bert, detective 1 – October 26, 2015

About the time all the equipment was stolen from out rehearsal room. Read on…

 


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Brighton 2 – October 14, 2015
About the cover photo of the This Is Welfare record, “Brighton 2” by Paul den Hollander. Where was that picture taken? Read on…


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Brighton 1 – October 6, 2015

About one of our newest songs, Brighton and Hove, and why we happen to like Brighton so much.  Read on…


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Club Bellamy –  September 25, 2015
About the little tour of Special Thanx, the predecessor of The Dutch, in Germany. Read on…

 


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Euphoria – September 23, 2015
About the mild form of euphoria that keeps me awake now we are finally working on our new album. Read on…


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