Attended the recording of the new anthem for the Woman’s UEFA Champions League in Hilversum’s media park. A 36-piece choir, conducted by the wonderfully talented Martina Batič - what a sound!
Afterwards I interviewed Martina, plus Niels, Lodewijk and Erik-Jan from MassiveMusic, who were responsible for writing it. A truly uplifting experience.
I’m heavily involved with Amaseu’s Erik-Jan de Rooij on yet another hugely enjoyable project: converting the content of the Seven Elixirs for a Great Life book (which I helped him write) into a format suitable for an online course.
We had been doing a lot of brainstorming, scripting and trial filming, and in March we filmed the content for real in Curaçao. Seriously hard work, with every day a real adventure to find a decent location, but we made it in the end.
Pockle: to swindle or deceive. She pockled the books, or that brother of yours is always on the pockle. A far superior word to any of its conventional equivalents, I’m sure you’ll agree. Actually there was a guy in my primary class whose nickname was Pockle. Wonder how life turned out for him…
I do a lot more than just writing. For example, I help present workshops aimed at bringing innovation ideas from within the research community to life.