Monday, December 21, 2009

Oliebollen / from Munchcast 70 - or how to make fun of a Dutch tradition...

My contribution to Munchcast episode 70 with Traditional New-years Food; Oliebollen.
Oliebollen by NetPierre

Originally, oliebollen (oil balls) are a Dutch New-years snack. They are made of dough, raisins, and various optional ingredients like ginger and apple.
Oliebollen are best eaten warm, preferably with some powder-sugar.

( audio clip recorded on december 20,2009 from the TWiT Network / thanks Leo for making fun of our tradition ;) and for the shoutout at the end. (...and the excellent pronunciation of my name)
...listen to the audio fragment ( only 1 minute and 37 seconds )...

Happy New Year in Advance!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

My personal Top 5 albums of 2009

The year 2009 is almost over, so.... time for making lists!

As every year i made my own personal list of best albums released this year,
but this year was a difficult choice.
IMHO not one 'classic album' was made last year, unlike in 2008.
( - Last year's Last Shadow Puppets album was perhaps even the best album of the decade, and albums of The Faint and Grace Jones are still on my personal playlist )
This list is based on my personal favourite albums, albums with the most tracks with 5 stars ended higher on my top-5
It has become a strange list this year with a lot of danceable stuff in it... and i like it!

1 The Juan Maclean - The Future will Come a bonus i advise you to check their website and 21+ minutes live-performance of 'Happy House" that they did earlier this year in Chicago.

2 Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

3 Muse - The Resistance

4 Moderat - Moderat

5 Calvin Harris - Ready for the Weekend

> 3 artists that almost (but didn't) made it to this list ( in random order ):
Friendly Fires / Jesse Rose / Editors ....too bad for them, but great albums anyway <

Like i said, it's not your average list, perhaps bands you have never heard of.
Check them out, and let me know what you think in the comments.

UPDATE December 11:  Here's the winners' reply:

Saturday, December 05, 2009

New Serné Schilderwerken site online

It took me almost 3 years to decide how i would do it, but it is finally there; My new company Website.
The site is IMO much better. It is in a blog-style so i can easily update it whenever i want. The plan for now is to update it at least every season with new info, pictures and more.

please take a look here :

Sunday, November 29, 2009

My @NetPierre Tweetcloud

I just generated my #TweetCloud out of a year of my tweets.
Check it out at

Sunday, September 20, 2009

My mobile Evolution... from Philips Diga to HTC Magic

Last week i got my 4th mobile phone, a HTC Magic running Android 1.5
I am very satisfied with it, it's a very good choice so far. Finally all the functions i need in a phone work... and all at the same time... ;)

Favorite apps so far are; Layar (augmented reality),Google Listen (for audiopodcasts), the Twitter application TwiDroid and the game Abduction!
More info later...

Monday, September 07, 2009

Good Food

Enjoying my schnitzel with bacon and egg :)

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Lock-update... ehh Blog-update

Fresh pictures of the Lock; 30.5 metres long, 5.15 metres wide on a sunny Saturday morning.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

A new lock-keeper in town

Today starts my holiday-job as a lock-keeper / lock-operator.
Officially it's my parents' job, but whenever they have a holiday, i take over this job. The lock is situated in Woerdense Verlaat, the Netherlands.

Readers of this blog are welcome for a visit or so...
Opening hours are from 9 in the morning until 8 in the evening.

I'm hoping for nice weather the next three weeks.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Just me and the Music, Take 1

A few days ago, i posted my first YouTube-clip to my Youtube-channel It's a live-Jam on my electronic equipment, not perfect, and no post-production, but a nice try... As live as life can be... enjoy ;)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

RIP Simon Vinkenoog

Last weekend, Dutch poet and writer, Simon Vinkenoog died at the age of 80 years.
or in dutch;

Picture above is the part of the series of portraits called 'Panorama Ruigoord', painted by Hennie van der Vegt. Every august/september these 'Ruigoord-Variations' are exposed at Ruigoord in a big round tent.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Maria Laach abbey

The abbey on the other side of the lake, here is where my love for gregorian chant comes from.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Laacher See

The best view on lake is when you enter crater

My spot in the sun

Spring break 2009; a couple of days camping in Germany.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Doepfer A-100 update: 53rd Module installed

Yesterday i added the 53rd module to my Doepfer A-100 Analog Modular Synthesizer.
The latest addition is the A182-1, 8-fold Switched Multiple module.
I directly 'modified' the module and made it a 2x 4-fold Switched Multiple by cutting the board in half.
( i now use one 4-fold switch for CV-signals and one 4-fold switch to switch between the gate-signals)

more Doepfer-info at
or hear it live in action sometime at

My Doepfer A-100 Analog Modular Synthesizer + Doepfer MAQ 16/3 analog sequencer

Monday, March 02, 2009

I.M. Robert Jasper Grootveld

A few days ago, feb.26 2009, Robert Jasper Grootveld died.
Artist, Inventor, Thinker, Dreamer, Inspirer of a whole generation in the 60's and icon of the Provo movement.

The last time i saw him (2007) was at a Ruigoord exhibition of his works, celebrating his 75th Birthday.
Here's my picture of the RJG portrait that the Dutch painter Aat Velthoen made for this occasion

Monday, February 02, 2009

... is it a bird?

The longer i live here on the water, the more i appreciate and respect nature. Feeding the waterbirds can lead to nice pictures too...
This one flew a few metres from my kitchen-window this morning;

Thursday, January 15, 2009