I am so lucky to live in the Netherlands and to live in Amsterdam. This is just the best place with the most beautiful people. This summer I went to a beautiful theater fair called Parade where I saw the multitalented Ellen ten Damme, who is Dutch hope & beauty in Music.
She is a great impersonator (Dietrich, La (Nina) Hagen ) but I thought she is an ever better songwriter singing her own songs. She has a great band and is a very acrobatic performer. She was walking on her hands during one of the songs, and hanging from the lamp in another, she does push ups on 1 hand in yet another sing! She plays the violin, accoustic guitar, grand piano, electric guitar, and she sings that
She is the singer of the band.
Drente is green, dark green. It used to be the poorest province of the Netherlands; at the beginning of the last century people still lived in ‘plaggenhutten’ huts made of sods of earth.
The farm we stayed in had a reed roof
and of course I wore wooden shoes
when I walked to the pond to pick blackberries
In the trees I saw berries that I didn’t dare eat
To ride my bike again the next day
In the Dutch mountains