Arisen from the ashes
This website ‘was’ once the product of twenty years work. I say ‘was’ because with the swipe of a hand my hosting provider deleted my account and their account backup and all my own backups failed.
My entire website had been wiped out in December 2015. It was huge containing media that would have kept you coming back for months.
The rise from the ashes in 2016 cannot recover a lifetime of work and so this humble little site of mine exists for posterity with the aim of one day becoming just as wonderful as the original site.
# Hash before a link means it’s not ready yet.
Here is a video of Geike Arnaert singing a song called Zoutelade with Dutch group BLØF. In her solo career since leaving Hooverphonic she’s been floating between collaborations with various artists and her own work. One song from her latest album called Blinded is impeccable, and probably the only one that would feel at home on a Hooverphonic album. Find out more about Geike and Hooverphonic from the ‘Music’ section on this site.
The History of Gin
The history of gin goes hand in hand with the history of rum and the story of distillation. Fermentation is a natural process whereby distillation is a type of processing. We process a fermented base in order to obtain a higher percentage of alcohol by volume.
However, the refinement in the distillation process means a filtering out of flavour; more alcohol, less flavour. And so distillation is essentially the art of hitting the right balance between the desired alcohol content and level of flavour.
Bitcoin & the Blockchain
You have to have been living in an igloo not to have heard of Bitcoin. You may have come across it on the internet, or seen the newspaper headlines. But do you know what it is and how it differs from the existing currency.
Because it offers anonymity Bitcoin is used to facilitate transactions for drugs and arms. But at its core Bitcoin is just a technology, it’s neither good nor bad, it’s just there to be used. In 2017 its value sky-rocketed and in 2018 it’s setting out to change banking forever.
Women with amusing T-Shirts
From the cheeky to the saucy or rude, women are accordingly voicy in proportion with the assets they have been blessed with. If you have it – flaunt it, as the saying goes!
Humour is the best medicine, the humour category contains all sorts of witty amusement including jokes, funny photos, quips, interesting facts and many items to keep you chuckling for a while.
Feature 7 – Hooverphonic
The latest and greatest Hooverphonic song is called ‘Romantic’ from the forthcoming album also called ‘Romantic’ and due out in October 2018. Hooverphonic are a trip-hop band from Belgium and widely popular across Europe, especially in the Netherlands and Czech Republic.
If you’ve never heard of them why not give them a try, this is my favourite band and I recommend them to you. Check out their latest song here and you can read all about the band and about the day I met them, in my tribute Hooverphonic page.