Dutch broadcast station VPRO's website
is Holland’s biggest platform for alternative music. Here's a link
to a shitload of streaming live concerts and tracks. You'll have to do a bit of cut and paste once there, but it's the easiest way for me to link to the list.
For the cut-and-paste-inept, there's a standard interface
, but the site's not in english.
posted by dobbs
on Jul 8, 2006 -
One of the great virtues of the internet is the manifold ways in which it has revolutionised the arts. The postmodern works of contemporary artists Pomme & Kelly
(Google Video), when viewed together in context, form a striking example of a well-placed critique of popular culture, and modern living at large. The zeitgeisty meta-irony of their seemingly content-free interpretations of popular songs are only enhanced by the fact that, in a clever keeping with style, they blog about it as well
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane
on Feb 28, 2006 -
Life without Theo - one year on
. It's not that Holland's cherished troublemaker wasn't aware of the possibility - he had been threatened more than once. He just sincerely believed that no-one would harm the "village idiot
", as he liked to call himself (salon link)
. Today, the skilled polemicist who regarded it his constitutional right to insult anyone but would at the same time engage anyone in reasonable, friendly debate is remembered
in various ways
. [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane
on Nov 2, 2005 -
Update from Holland.
After the filmmaker Theo van Gogh's murder by Mohammed Bouyeri, the Dutch creed of tolerance has come under siege.
posted by semmi
on Dec 27, 2004 -
Dutch government is distributing cannabis
as a prescription painkiller to pharmacies to treat chronically ill patients. The Netherlands are the first country to supply the drug itself, in accordance with United Nations rules on narcotics. This Radio Netherlands article contains an interview with an American expatriate who is now a licensed supplier.
posted by prolific
on Sep 1, 2003 -
Follow the pollen trail...
The recent volatility
on the stock market has nothing on the Tulip Mania
that swept Holland in 1637. They went so gaga over over the colorful
heralds of spring that one blossom obsessed fella, for example, sold a brewery to buy a single bulb. It's become an example
of what happens
when we become economically overconfident. Myself, I'd rather deal in flowers than money, anyway.
posted by moonbird
on Apr 3, 2003 -
Holland part of Axis of Evil?
The Dutch parliament was shocked by a US legislative proposal giving an official green light to a US invasion of the Netherlands should it be deemed necessary to free US citizens from the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Pretty please, leave us alone, Jesse Helms.
posted by magullo
on Jun 13, 2002 -
Dutch Legalize Euthanasia
"The Netherlands has become the first country in the world to legalise mercy killing after a controversial law on euthanasia came into force on Monday."
While tolerated for nearly two decades, opponents are comparing the practice to Nazi Geramny. Is this a step forward for those living with severe pain and no hope in sight?
posted by futureproof
on Apr 1, 2002 -