Educated as an Art Historian at the Utrecht University, I am working in the IT industry for the last 30 years. I did Cobol, Uniface, Oracle, Project & Service Management. Currently I am a dedicated Outsystems Engineer, a Web designer/developer and a long-time WordPress FanMan.
When I’m not engaged in my work I try to be immersed in (or better: permanently spell-bound by) music as much as possible, being it passive or active, off-stage and sometimes on-stage.
I am a Telecaster guy; I love reading Terry Pratchett; I love Breitner’s ‘Kimono’ paintings (the beautiful portraits of Geesje Kwak); at times I yearn for a nice Tawny (or rather still, a Late Bottled Vintage) Port(o), preferably adding some Stilton Cheese to the party (I am frequenting the gym 3 times a week, though: a question of balance, it is).
Ohhh yeah, and I listen to vinyl.
My main Telecaster is the CLASSIC PLAYER BAJA ’60S TELECASTER®. She has an Alder body, is finished in a fabulous Faded Sonic Blue (which I really like), and has a Pau Ferro fingerboard. She has some four-way pickup switching with the extra in-phase/out-phase mojo … and the brass saddles.
It is a frivolous fact that Terry Pratchett‘s ‘Discworld series‘ consists of 41 books. I collected them all. I read & re-read them, in a cyclic manner: when I’m done with the last one I simply (eagerly, happily) return to ‘THE COLOUR OF MAGIC‘. And there’s more: in total my ‘Pratchett shelf’ weighs 68 volumes. A blessed and brilliant mind he was!
Spinning records: I own an original (aquired new in 2004) Technics SL1210 Mk2 (and a Lenco L78 SE, which I earned in 1978). Heavy and Sturdy they are. Tools they are, not Toys. (Recently picked up an Akai GX-630D tape recorder – the spinning 10.5 inch reels working as a tape delay in my guitar chain – as well. ) They do make me very happy.
On my WordPress domain (arthurbroeders.wordpress.com) I am gardening a/my list of favo(u)rites (mainly YouTube videos, they are)! That, and the mandatory Social Media links down here, is all, folks 🙂