A bow to Bowie

What’s on your list of things you’d really like to do but never find or take the time to do? You know, the “One Day I’ll…”-list. Read those books, watch those movies, see those places, take that class, make that playlist… This weekend I actually did one of those things, well at least I got started. […]

I know where I am in the world right now

At Christmas time, I adore listening to Tori Amos’ CD  ‘Midwinter Graces’, possessed since 2009, containing her own Christmas carols. If you don’t know who she is, Tori Amos has continuously been releasing brave albums without choking for the last 23 years. Fairy tale musical ‘The Light Princes’ was one of the latest challenges she dedicated herself […]

Poetry in… static equilibrium – Q&A

What came first, the question or the answer? A wild guess? It seems inconsequential. And yet, every once in a while a question is left unanswered and every once in a while there seems to be an answer that is  given without a former question. Because these days answers are just a click away. Floating […]

Hello from the outside

Adele’s latest music video Hello smashed records at the entertainment platform Vevo.com, delivering more than 25 million views on the day of its release. The extremely talented artist certainly does not fit into the typical pattern of a pop star ( ..wonder if she still secretly smokes). There aren’t many divas out there who can […]

Cateura Recycled Orchestra

Have you heard the story of the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura? If not it will make your day. Maybe even your week. Back in 2006, Favio Chávez, an environmental engineer, started working on a waste recycling project at the landfill of Cateura in Paraguay, in one of the poorest slum areas in South America. Around 500 people […]

Add Some Music To Your Day: Snowapple

In the online music world, one click leads to another, to one discovery after the other and one coup de coeur after the other. Clew shares musical clicks: Dutch girl band Snowapple. Snowapple. The name alone makes you want to listen to the music of this refreshingly quirky girl group, and chances are you’ll keep listening. […]

Let The Music Play

The Desperate Expat Wife has one recurring New Year’s resolution – to listen more to music. Years ago, when she was younger, she somewhat surprisingly decided she’d try a reiki session. The first thing the therapist said to her – she hadn’t even had time to stretch out on that bench – was «You must listen more to […]

Be a cartoon heart

Charlie: From Germanic “Karlaz” meaning free man. It somehow seems impossible to write about Charlie – and not to. There are no words, yet you have to speak. That is why artistic director and music journalist Joachim Roncin came up with the “Je suis Charlie” image that in no time became a world wide symbol of […]

Lëtz Create – Edith van den Heuvel

Each month, Miranda van den Heuvel talks to creative people in Luxembourg and says “look, Luxembourg is creative! Here’s how and where!” The December talk is with jazz singer Edith van den Heuvel. 1. What is CREATIVITY? To me creativity is when new and original ideas come up in your head and you implement these new ideas […]

Beneath the Blue

Luxembourg based Dutch jazz vocalist Edith Van Den Heuvel is pregnant with a new jazz baby due on December 13th and conceived with London based pianist Frank Harrison. The name is Beneath the Blue and some of the character traits will surely be velvety, delicate, fragile and strong – a combination of two excellent jazz […]