We…are Doomed Dialogues Podcast


Well alright folks, after a brief summer stop the We…are Doomed Dialogues are back with a conversation with one of the Nederlands finest reporters out there. A man who goes deep to where the story resides and does interviews full of interest and integrity. A poet, a lover of jazz and a man open to all expierence. Enjoy this conversation with John Schoorl. So lean in and listen. Maybe you will learn a thing about a thing or two.

Ladies and gentlemen! In episode 10 – yes we made it this far ;), I had the pleasure of sitting down together with a perfect 10 of a human being, the fantastic and extraordinary burlesque performer Bustie La Tish. Funny, sincere, in tune and aware of what is going on in her world, Bustie and I talk about the history of burlesque, about body and gender politics in the artform, ageism, humor and especially about glitter 🙂

So get ready for an episode full of spirit and bounce. Lean in and maybe learn a thing about a thing or two.

Alright folks! In the latest edition of the We…are Doomed Dialogues I sit down once again at the Doelstraat 31zw in Haarlemtown with Rob Nissink from the Mad Daddy’s Barbershop. Seeing how Rob had recently broken his knee during a skateboarding accident and was busy healing up, I figured that it was a good time to catch up with the man. We talk about sharing space, skateboarding, barbershop skills, B movies and the fine line between being funny and offensive. This episode goes out to all the bearded, the mooi boyz and those who love a bad joke in a bad movie. So lean in and listen, maybe learn a thing about a thing or two.

In this weeks episode we step back in time a few months and revisit a conversation between myself and bandmate, Stads Dominee of Haarlemtown, Tom de Haan. This conversation was the first of the We…are Doomed Dialogues and was set into motion after Tom got some concerned messages from members of his congregation about promoting an album entitled We…are Doomed. Tom and I thought it would be a good idea to sit down and shed some light upon the darkness over our enlightened ways. We talk about art, poetry, belief, disbelief, faith and all that other jazz that has to do with what we, think, what we feel and what we believe in. and most of all what we stand behind. So, listen in and learn a thing about a thing or two.

In the newest episode of the We…are Doomed Dialogues I get the chance to sit down with the one and only Ms. Daisy Lee. The Godmother of all that is Cult and Cool in Amsterdam. A woman whose main goal in life to is make sure that everyone can sew for themselves. Someone with a million and one stories to tell and an ear to listen as well. Beloved in Amsterdam by many and in America at least by my own Cousin Audrey, it was a pleasure to finally have the time to get to know Daisy Lee just that much better.

In this new episdoe of the We…are Doomed Dialogue I sit down for a chat with artist Sam Andrea. We talk painting, inspirtaion, boxing, violence, punk rock and how to keep ones personal view of the world seperate from their artistic expression. All of that and a whole lot more. So listen in and maybe learn something.

In this edition of the We…are Doomed Dialogues I am joined by writer, cartoonist, should be absurdist comedian, Robert Schuit. Some know Robert as author Joubert Pignon or as the cartoonist under the name of Bandirah. I know him as one of my favorite Dutch authors and an appreciator of the low as well as the high brow. We talk about being a new father, how it is to stop smoking and drinking at the same time, the short short story as a written form and strangely enough about MMA fighting. So listen and learn a thing about a thing or two.

In this new episode of the We…are Doomed Dialogues I sit down with a Sem Kramer. Sem and I know one another for a number of years. I call him the wiz kid but he is no longer a kid. A young man who gives me hope for the future generations. We talk about what it is like to be just starting out in todays world, dating during a pandemic, talking drugs with your parents and so much more. This conversation was a pure pleasure to have. I think you will all enjoy it as well.

In episode 3 I visit with artist Erik de Bree. What to say about Erik, well he is someone I have known for pretty much as long as I have lived in the Nehterlands. He has a unique apporach to creating art, he is a multitalented musician, having played in one of the best bands that Haarlem ever produced. He is part of one of Haarlem’s most unique artistic co-op’s and was one of my two best men at my wedding. In this interview we talk about art, music and make fun of Jeroen Blij a bit 😉 So, sit back, walk on and listen in.

In this episode of the Dialogues I visit with cartoonist/illustrator Maia Matches at her studio in Amsterdam. In my mind is Maia one of the best cartoonists in the Netherlands today. Stylized and full of social commentary, Maia does not shy away from whatever topic she chooses to tackle. So sit back, walk on and listen in.

In this first episode of the We…are Doomed Dialogues, I visit with my good friend and tattoo guru, Jevin de Groot. Jev, is gentle man of wonderful wisdom, gentle power and love inducing insight. A fantastic and original tattoo artist, a masterful guitar player (my fav) and truly someone I look to as being a universal being. It is a pleasure to start this new series of interviews with him. Enjoy.