donderdag 16 juli 2009

NEWS: Viv in Vietnam

My good friend Viv is making a long trip (8 months) through Vietnam, besides traveling she's making a documentary about Child Surgery.
She brought a Room Eleven Kazoo with her... and gave it to this woman.
I wonder if she knows how it works...

woensdag 15 juli 2009

DIARY: 3rd day in Stockholm

Just some shots of today and yesterday.

Oh, and the Blind Boys of Alabama are staying at my Hotel, cool! A long time ago I listened a lot to the cd they made with Ben Harper.

maandag 13 juli 2009

DIARY: First demo recording day in Stockholm

I'm so tired, slept for two hours last night, 'cause I thought I'd be wise to take an early flight to Stockholm (6.55 AM)... not so wise after North Sea Jazz... Nonetheless we, producer and co-writer Johan and I managed to record 4 new songs (demoish and rough!) and I'm very surprised by the way he fills in the blank spots in my songs.
I can't wait to bring out a new album!!

donderdag 9 juli 2009

FOUND: Thanks Will

NEWS: New Drawing

While watching the film Mermaids (with Cher, Winona and Christina) I made this drawing.
By the way I love this scene:

NEWS: Going to Stockholm

Next week I'll be in Stockholm to write with Johan Lindström (producer Nina Kinert).

So I'll be writing some rainy songs...

DIARY: Peter & the Wolf at Martijn & Eva's

The only thing missing was the sun, but there had to be something missing, cause everything felt complete on this evening full of music, food, nice people and drinks. Thanks Red, Martijn, Eva and everyone else for making this happen!

woensdag 8 juli 2009

NEWS: Sunday 12th Singing on North Sea Jazz

Sunday 12th of july I'll sing two songs with 'Phase Five' on the great North Sea Jazz festival!
Phase Five is a big group of musicians and songwriters working together occasionally.
Sarah Bettens, Lilian Vieira, Leine, David Pino and myself will sing songs based on material from the albums of Yuri Honing
Produced by Floris Klinkert.
In the band are: Tony Roe (keys), Marc Haanstra (bass), Stef van Es (guitars) Yuri Honing (sax) and Satindra Kalpoe (drums).
Be there, cause we won't play that much!

NEWS: July 10th Singing with students from Utrecht

Wow, heb ik zomaar met een echt orkest met een echte dirigent voor echt publiek gespeeld!

dinsdag 7 juli 2009

NEWS: Peter & the Wolf is in Amsterdam!!

TONIGHT 7th 9pm - Nieuwe Anita - Frederik Hendrik straat 111 (free)
TOMORROW 8th 9pm  - Farm in Bovenkerkerpolder
Address: Bovenkerkerweg 114, 1188 XJ Amstelveen
It's a special and private location in the fields of Amstelveen
If you come bring booze and instruments!

Why I Tell you this?
I'm a fan of Peter and the Wolf and wanted to see him live! So I mailed him if he wanted to come! He said yes!
If you miss this you'll regret it for the rest of your life!

maandag 6 juli 2009

DIARY: I love the Montreal Jazz festival!!!

Two years ago we played on the same square as this year, but now we played on the biggest stage of the two stages. It was amazing then, so I was a little nervous about screwing up the good memories I had... Bigger stage, higher expectations, more people, bigger everything... it couldn't be as magical as last time.

But the 1st show at 8pm was so cool! Heavy rain fall and still the square was filled with people (with umbrellas), unbelievable! People can give me energy and can make me feel at home on stage so I can feel free to do what I want ... It was definitely the case here, so I decided to do an umbrella dance!

2nd show that night, no rain but even better!

Do I need to say more??

zondag 5 juli 2009

FOUND: When I'm older

This is where I'll be when I'm older. Painting and writing songs...  giving parties the whole summer with a barbeque and old bathtubs in the garden and a little stage for a band! Drinking vodka around the bonfire... talking about eh.. things you talk about when you're in this situation... In reality I'm still looking for a house.  Thanks ? for the pictures.




Mijn foto
Do you have a camera? Film yourself and say HELLO Schradinova I am .... from .... So if you are Johan from Sweden, it would be: Hej hej "Sjrådineuva" jag år Johan fran Sverige) Put it on youtube, and I'll embed it. The first ten people will get my cd when it's finished... oops I mean the first ten different countries.. ;-))