27th Aug 2019

CIPC #134: Mari Govori, Pososi ty

If you were alive in the spring and summer of 2017 – and I suspect this is not an uncommon occurrence in my readership – you almost certainly heard the...

23rd Jul 2019

CIPC #129: Roxette, It must have been love

I have always thought it rather strange that there is so much Swedish pop music. In classical music, the Swedish presence is basically nil, but half of all pop music...

09th Jul 2019

CIPC #127: Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z, Suit & Tie

Justin Timberlake started his career all the way back in the early nineties as a member of the boy band NSYNC . In the two thousands, he went solo and...

29th Jan 2019

CIPC #104: The Strokes, You only live once

This is perhaps the hardest one I have ever talked about. But it’s not my fault! No, the culprit is Julian Casablancas,1 or whoever came up with the name of...

08th Jan 2019

CIPC #101: Boyz II Men, Motownphilly

In the beginning of the nineties, things were changing fast in the popular music scene. Hair metal and soft rock were going out of style fast, grunge and R&B were...

04th Dec 2018

CIPC #97: Madonna, Ray of light

Now this is something you’ve probably heard of. In the eighties and nineties, Madonna was perhaps the biggest superstar in all of pop music. In 1998, she released ray of...

28th Aug 2018

CIPC #83: BLΛƆKPIИK, Ddu-du Ddu-du

No, I did not just have a stroke. There is a far more sinister reason for the weird title: K-pop! Yes, K-pop – the word that strikes fear in the...

31st Jul 2018

CIPC #79: New York

When we last visited New York exactly four weeks ago, a duck-voiced serial killer was wandering the streets of the big apple, strewing mutilated women’s bodies in rivers and apartments....

01st May 2018

CIPC #66: “Weird Al” Yankovic, White & Nerdy

Parody is a tricky genre. When it fails, it tends to fall completely flat, but when it succeeds, ah, then you might just get a masterpiece. Like Mozart’s Musikalischer Spaß,...

03rd Oct 2017

CIPC #37: Chloë Howl, Rumour

Long, long time ago, when October was but a sparkle in the eye of winter, I wrote a blog post about the music video for some pop song. Since then,...

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Brabant junior championship, Brussels

1951

35 years General Motors chess club, Merksem

1983

Match Colle vs. Steiner, The Hague

1928

13th SCIPT championship, Balatonkenese

1999

8th IBCA olimpiad, Zalaegerszeg

1988

4th FIDÉ open, Forlì

1991

6th IBCA olimpiad, Noordwijkerhout

1980

1st World championship for -16-years-old girls, Westergate

1981