It’s a holiday week this week. I’ve got a couple of days without work but does that mean I’m going to sit still? No way josé... Maybe I should go to one of Tom Hodgkinson's lectures on being Idle, and proud of it.
There’s an annual winter festival in my hometown with literature, lectures, performances and music, which this year takes place in November. Tom Hodgkinson is the main guest this year and how appropiate, it’s on two locations this time so one can get stressed out, worrying wether one isn't missing out on something on the other location ;-).
So my program for the following days is as followed:
Wednesday 31st of October
Carlos Leitão – fado >> Gerrit Komrij – lecture >> Kim & Buscemi – DJ set >> Stijn Meuris interviews Tom Hodgkinson – The Idler >> Thou – pop >> 65Daysofstatic – rock >> Apparat – DJ set >> Dead Elvis and His One Foot Grave >> Raphael – DJ set
Thursday 1st of November
Again Komrij, but I’m probably going to skip this one >> Dez Mona – new Belgian popnoir revelation >> Rudy Trouvé septet – ex dEUS rock >> Drop Dead – stand-up comedy >> Murder – country folknoir from Denmark >> Marcel Vanhilt – former Arbeid Adelt and MTV vee-jay doing an 80’s DJ set
Friday 2nd of November
First Think of One at Trix – presentation of the fourth Marrakech album Camping Shâabi >> Then Tom Hodgkinson again, meets Jan Bucquoy, famous Belgian anarchist >> Bonde do Rolê at petrol – funk carioca or baile funk from brasil >> Mauro Pawlowski – DJ set, the first one I guess
Saturday 3rd of November
Tuff choice, Marc Moulin or Sabah Fakhri. I think I’ll go for some classic muwashahat from Syria. The man’s a living legend so off to Brussels >> next back to Antwerp for the closing night with Alter Ego – presenting their new album Why Not?! With a live DJ set.
And on Sunday I lay myself to rest or maybe I'll write this blog.