Hard to be friends


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My father liked BZN. I liked The Cats. Both were good examples of so called palingsound (‘eel sound’), coming from the fishing village Volendam. In fact, they were the first with that typical dramatic sound. It got many followers, even until today.

As a little kid I used to listen to The Cats while playing with my toy cars. There was another record in my parent’s collection that I liked even better, but I don’t have it. This one I kind of uhm… stole. With my new found Latin skills I called the usurped. My parents never used their collection, so I just put some of them in my collection. Of course they were not mine, I knew that, but after years of being there, they eventually were mine.

Somehow it never worked that way with other things.

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