Friday, December 25, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Final match of the season before the Christmas break. Even in the cold the team won their match and happily posed for the team picture...

Thursday, December 10, 2009

An interesting conference today about the changing landscape of media; Rethinking media: show me the money. Well done by a group of driven media people. the full set is here.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Today I handed over the Chairmanship of IPAN to Gijs Vroom at the General Assembly. Afterward we had a nice board dinner and former Chairman Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten joined in too. Finally Sinterklaas showed up with some goodies for all IPAN member. A nice farewell and I wish the new board of Gijs, Suzan and Krijn all the luck and best for IPAN. The full set is here.

Monday, November 30, 2009

An interesting debate on truth in reporting tonight organized by NOS Ombudsman Guikje Roethof. Klaas Wilting, former speaksperson for defunct bank DSB debated the process around the failure of the media around the bank. The full set can be found here

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Enjoying the best Belgium fries in Amsterdam on a sunny Sunday afternoon in November..

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Monday, November 02, 2009

A great New Wave reunion festival in Belgium: Sinner's Day. Nice people, well organised, good music like Gary Numan, Gang of Four, Front 242, Lydia Lunch and many more. The full set is here. It just shows that recession can be beaten by pioneering. First episode of this festival takes in more than 10,000 fans....

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

being decked by the flue gives me the opportunity to go through massive media consumption... The physical stack will most likely be virtually replaced in 5-10 years by #amazonkindle style ereaders, just as itunes/ipod/digital music has replaced analog and physical records... On the other hand great tactile experiences such as a great newspaper or a magazine such as Monocle might be around longer..

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Amsterdam marathon is an incredible event. Thousands of people running running running. The full set is here.

Friday, October 16, 2009

It is always interesting to visit the breeding grounds of Dutch digital pioneers. Therefore a visit to Thenextweb incubator is a must do... The full set is here.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Good old friend Marc Geerards 49th Birthday party was an interesting get-together. The full set can be found here.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

I just returned from three 'marvelous' days in Greece at WPP's Stream09 unconference. An amazing gathering of people and technology! The full set is here.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Dutch digital pioneer and CEO of interactive music station Xite shared the marketing plans for October. It will be exciting indeed! The full set can be found here.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

With the media industry in turmoil and radical changes, these are interesting times indeed. Also means some additional activity in the weekends.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Another great day of extravaganza, compelling stories, interesting people and more at #picnic09, the full set is here.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A great first day at #picnic09. Lots of people to meet up with, all together in Amsterdam. At the same time adding some new Dutch digital pioneers...

Sunday, September 20, 2009

There is always lots to do in Amsterdam. For example today the Wolvenstraat had a special street party: The honey bee happening. This girl came dressed as a honey bee...

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A fantastic and very inspiring Emerce Eday 09. Many highlights, but my personal favorite was the VIP IPAN session with Gary Vaynerchuk full of great wines tasted together with the master himself! The full set is here.

Amsterdam is always full of activity. Yesterday we had a great audio and picture evening with a private tour for Foam Fund share holders with photographer Leonie Purchas and New York Times photography editor Kathy Ryan. After that a sparkling discussion with Paul van Liempt and Ruud Hendriks about the future of Public Broadcasting and the model around that.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Great initiative indeed. The Elephant parade Amsterdam. A 100 elephants on display...

Long time friend Arjan de Nooy just finished his photo education and has been selected for the Steenbergenstipendium. His work is to be seen and voted for in Fotomuseum Rotterdam. The full set is here.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Thanks to Pieter Krigee of Foto Nivo-Schweitzer in Amsterdam, I am shooting Leica M9 now. The Summilux-M 24 gives all the width one can wish for... looking forward a good shooting weekend...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

A great evening with many Dutch designers at the Frog Design Amsterdam Salon. A very nice initiative. The full set is here.

Monday, September 07, 2009

Back from a fantastic weekend at "Into the great wide open" on Vlieland. This grassroots festival combined great music with a fantastic atmosphere. A very very promising start in the first opening year. I am looking forward to coming years indeed. The full set is here.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Having a good portfolio of media and technology investments gives me the opportunity to discover a lot of exciting new developments and new music. is one of the portfolio companies that is pioneering the digital fronteers. The full set is here

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Shareholder meeting today at New Music Labs, the guys behind Lopend Vuur and many more interesting new music concepts. They shared some very exciting stuff with us today... The full set is here

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Lowlands 09 #ll09 is a loolapaloza of music, theater, lots of people and more. Great fun with the current great weather. The camping looks like a refugee camp for rich kids with more empty beer cans than one can imagine...The full set is here.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

A great tribute in the Amsterdam Vondelpark to Heinz Hermann Polzer, better known as "drs P". Drs P, who will become 90 next week, is a great performer and has made very popular songs. The full set is here.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Great performances in the Vondelpark in Amsterdam of winners of "De grote prijs van Nederland", the Dutch music competition. Special kudos to Roosbeef with her great performance. The full set is here.

Since our investment in local media company Den Haag Centraal my printed media appetite has grown dramatically. Part of my weekly contribution to the printed media here on display. I find that even though many elements and topics are common over printed media platforms, many have their own specialties that are definitely worthwhile exploring...

Saturday, August 01, 2009

An amazing gathering today in Amsterdam for the traditional Canal Parade during the Gay Pride Amsterdam. 100.000's of people come to see this blazing event, that can best be described as a Pink Queensday. The full set is here.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

I spent a fabulous family holiday for three weeks at Rofena in Tuscany. Beautiful weather, great food and people what more can one wish for. the full set can be found here.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

A great evening full of engaging conversation about media, technology, gadgets and and and during the annual IPAN BBQ at strand west in Amsterdam. Over 100 digirati shared the latest and the greatest... the full set is here

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A very interesting day with lots of media developments and activity. All spend in Hilversum at Mediapark Jaarcongres and Radiobitches Awards. The set is here.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Today we explored the camping life at "De Kennemer Duincamping Bakkum". Friend @vincente is selling his lodge and we had a look at it. The full set can be found here.
Exploring the camping and and the life on it, sad thoughts came back to Frank de Jonge, CEO of IDTV who passed away earlier this week. One of the programmes he was very proud of as a cross media story telling, was camping life.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

A great day for my music today. I love both analog and digtial and the Numark TTi is a great combination turn table and iPod recorder in one. A fantastic machine to spin Sonic Youth The Eternal high quality vinyl on. Groove on...

A great organ play by 7 year old Alexander de Bie, one of Roderick's friends. Fantastic to see such young talent. The full set is here.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

First time to have Sumo in Amsterdam. A terrific experience indeed!
The full set is here.