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The Holstee Manifesto

This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often.
If you don’t like something, change it.
If you don’t like your job, quit.
If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV.
If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love.
Stop over-analyzing, life is simple. All emotions are beautiful.
When you eat, appreciate every last bite.
Open your mind, arms, and heart to new things and people, we are united in our differences.
Ask the next person you see what their passion is, and share your inspiring dream with them.
TRAVEL OFTEN; getting lost will help you find yourself.
Some opportunities come only once; seize them.
Life is about the people you meet, and the things you create with them, so go out and start creating.
Life is short. Live your dream and wear your passion.

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The AMS Manifesto : Rules To Live By

Laugh as often as you can, the more you laugh the funnier life becomes.
Laugh at bad jokes and laugh at yourself, life is far too short to take yourself too seriously and it’s better to be ridiculous than to be boring.
Never assume that the people you love know how you feel, tell them, show them, convince them and prove it to them every day.
Listen first, then talk.
Defend your point of view but accept when you are wrong.
Learn to apologize, to admit your mistakes and learn to accept compliments.
Take care, take your time and take risks.
Make decisions, make mistakes, make fun of yourself and make friends of strangers.
Be modest but not invisible and always give credit were credit’s due.
Don’t be too quick to judge, first impressions are just that, impressions.
Be patient, be positive, and be vulnerable.
Be happy, be sad and above all be yourself.
Surround yourself with people you admire and never be ashamed to ask for help.
Embrace your flaws, perfection is boring.
Do things that you are passionate about, and you will soon realise that your life is full of things that you love.
Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty, life is messy, get stuck in.
Don’t be a victim, be a survivor.
Learn to bask in the sunshine and dance in the rain.
Remember that youth isn’t wasted on the young, youth is just matter of perspective. Stop complaining about your age, in ten years you’ll wish you were the age you are now.
Never settle, never give up and never let go of your dreams, regret is far worse than failure.
Whatever happens, at the end of every day step back, take a deep breath and smile.

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morgen voor de SAE: mijn masterclass The Art of Sampling

In 1962, Muddy Waters recorded “You Need Love” written for him by peer Willie Dixon. In 1966 British mod band the Small Faces recorded the song as “You Need Loving” for their début Decca LP. Some of the lyrics of Led Zeppelin’s (aanvullende opmerking van mij: “Whole Lotta Love”) version were borrowed from the Willie Dixon song, a favorite of Plant’s. Plant’s phrasing is particularly similar to that of Steve Marriott’s in the Small Faces’ version. Similarities with “You Need Love” would lead to a lawsuit settled out of court in favour of Dixon in 1985.[3] Strangely, the Small Faces were never sued by Dixon, even though “You Need Loving” still only credits Ronnie Lane and Steve Marriott.


When the Yardbirds disbanded in 1968, the song “Dazed and Confused” was re-worked by Page yet again, this time while as a member of Led Zeppelin. Page took the title, came up with a new set of lyrics, and changed enough of the melody to escape a plagiarism lawsuit from Jake Holmes. The Led Zeppelin version was not credited to Jake Holmes, and they also had a different ASCAP code asigned to it. While Holmes took no action at the time, he did later contact Jimmy Page in regards to the matter. Page has not yet replied.


Morgen zal ik voor de SAE, School of Audio Engineering, in Amsterdam een 2 uur durende masterclass geven over het onderwerp The Art of Sampling. Niet alleen zal ik inzoomen op de rariteiten rondom copyright, ook probeer ik vanuit een artistiek oogpunt het samplen te benaderen. Via audio software laat ik zien hoe het in elkaar zit. Met voorbeelden van The Beatles tot aan Squarepusher.

The Art of Sampling is toegankelijk voor een breed publiek.

RiP: A remix manifesto – Disney

Al eerder liet ik een stukje zien uit de documentaire RiP: A remix manifesto. De hele docu is inmiddels online te bekijken. Een absolute aanrader!

Voor het gemak heb ik een klein stukje uit deze docu geknipt. Het gaat over Disney. En hoewel je via het natekenen van Mickey Mouse een rechtzaak van Disney aan je broek krijgt, zal onderstaande video aantonen dat Disney gewoon verhalen en tekeningen uit het publieke domein hergebruikte (in geval van Steamboat Willie was dat 2 jaar na Steamboat Bill, plagiaat dus!). Tegenwoordig kan dat niet meer want ons publieke domein wordt niet aangevuld met nieuwe werken aangezien de copyright-termijn telkens verlengd wordt. En wie daarvoor verantwoordelijk is? Juist, datzelfde Disney.