Tuesday, November 13, 2018


  • zappa - controversieel componist
    by peter sijnke
        (2018, book, the netherlands, uitgeverij verbum)
"Zappa - Controversieel Componist"  (Zappa - Controversial Composer) is a brand-new book (in Dutch) by historian and Zappa freak Peter Sijnke.

"Rockklassiekers" (Rock Classics) is a series (of books in Dutch) with a focus on both Dutch and international rock bands. This Zappa book is number thirteen, following (Pink Floyd, Elvis, The Doors, Cream,...)
The nice thing about this book, next to the fact that it's the first book on Zappa in the Dutch language, is that it also discusses Zappa's relation to The Netherlands (and vice versa).
Well written. Nice reading. Even for someone from Belgium.

I attended the book presentation in Middelburg, NL, where Peter Sijnke (and Hitweek reporter Frits Boer!) got interviewed. It also included a musical intermezzo by Peter Bolderman.

Next weekend, at the Utrecht (NL) Record Fair, Peter Sijnke will do another presentation of the book. It should feature some guests, including Vincent Bijlo, Peter Bolderman and Reina Heidema.
Gruppo Sportivo should also be performing at the Record Fair (promoting their new album).


Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 :
  • 12.00 tot 13.00 uur: Frank Zappa boekpresentatie Peter Sijnke met Vincent Bijlo, Peter Bolderman & Reina Heidema
  • 14.00 tot 15.00 uur: Gruppo Sportivo optreden

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