About

Quick and Dirty

  • No singles
  • No EP’s
  • No streaming
  • No Video
  • No mp3
  • No Hip-hop, Rap, Dance, R&B, Disco, EDM, or related
  • No Live / Tours
  • Be patient (or support the blog with a financial contribution and get priority)

A blog about music

Just because I want to, because it is part of the philosophy behind Rock Company, and because I want to encourage others to discover the music that is out there. And do it by buying to ensure that music has a future… Feel free to add, comment discuss, whatever! But please bear in mind that all opinions published are personal. So you may see it an other way, no problem. I can agree to disagree …
I mainly listen to rock and pop, so expect everything from Crowded House to Iced Earth to Yes, and Frank Zappa to Harem Scarem to Uriah Heep. And maybe some occasional classical or new age / ambient music too. See  paragraph “Will You Post About My CD?”!

Don’t know about you, but I still like to have CD’s instead of downloads. As a matter of fact, I sometimes even buy the odd LP… Guess I like to take a closer look at the artwork, read the lyrics or the liner notes. That said, I do tend to buy prize based. That is why it sometimes takes years before a certain record is added to my collection. Which will be reflected in the reviews on the site. Just so you know. Any CD sent to me that falls within the boundaries will get a post!

Additionally, I add music that fits to my show on Future Beautiful Radio called The Indie Rock Show.  You can also join the Facebook page for it.

Yes, I play music myself

guitars in Dutch melodic and progressive hard rock band Chinawhite  and guitars, keyboards, drums  in elaborate rock project Forest Field and if that is not enough, I also started instrumental project Earthshine and the Age Of Aquarius project and also guested on guitar solos for many others.
And no, I don´t get paid for doing this! But if someone feels the need to send me material to listen to, that is fine by me 😛
I have been playing music for over 30 years. Not only rock music but I also played in a brass ensemble (we call it a fanfare) for over 15 years. I am a theoretical trained musician and can play a little piano, organ, brass instruments like trumpet or bugle, but my main instrument is the guitar. Acoustic, or electric, 6 and 7 strings. And sing some backing vocals. In my studio I can have fun with recording, mixing and mastering.

Will you post about my CD?

Sure, just get in touch! But before you do, please keep in mind CD only though, I do not listen to streams or mp3. And I don´t post on a regular timebase. And while I have nothing against genres like Hip Hop, Rap, Dance, House, Disco, Trance, etc., these are not styles I am comfortable with as I never listen to it. So I will not write about that! And additionally, no singles either. Sometimes I will post about a video or EP, but that will be the exception to the rule.
If you send me your CD, I will listen to it and post my review on it. For sure! In the (rare) occasion that I have nothing positive to say however, I will not post about your album.

And if you want to contribute

in a regular time frame (not meaning every day, but just regular), send me a mail! Or send me money to help me continue: