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Daisy Cools

Teenage mom

Ofélia thinks I didn’t notice and places the gardening glove on the pile of´lost-and-found’. Charles, her son, is jumping around her excitedly, close to high fiving her. It ís a superb asset to their pile of contraband. At about 70 kilometers per hour (rough estimate) they dash away between the cork oaks. I take off my headphones, get up from my sunbed and walk over to the pile. I steal back the glove and while I’m at it, I pick…

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Ofélia denkt dat ik het niet gezien heb en legt de tuinhandschoen op de stapel ‘gevonden voorwerpen’. Charles, haar zoon, springt als een dolle om haar heen en geeft haar nog net geen high five. Het is een mooie aanwinst voor hun berg met smokkelwaar. Met zo’n 70 kilometer per uur (grove schatting) stuiven ze tussen de kurkeiken weg. Ik zet m’n koptelefoon af, hijs mezelf uit de ligstoel en sjok naar de stapel. Ik steel de handschoen terug en pak meteen…

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Did you get here through

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Did you get here through If so, I’m glad you did. Maybe you were looking to find out more about my music or checking if I’d be playing live anywhere near you soon. Thank you for that! We’re making real progress at the studio and I’m already singing the vocals for my new four albums. Yes. Four. You didn’t know? Well, this crazy idea turned out to be such a big project and a huge change for me and…

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It’s always a good idea to go to France

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Writing and singing in four languages. I knew it would be challenging, but right now, in the midst of writing and recording, I can say it’s all- consuming and rewarding at the same time. Oh, and a wonderful motive to go back to Paris! Which I did recently. So here’s what’s going on:   When I first began translating my brand new songs from English to Portuguese, Italian and French I thought that writing the French lyrics would be relatively…

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On stage in March

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Hey there! Here’s a quick message. A very quick message. 😉 We’re performing live twice this month: March 29th at 19:00: The release of Judith Vissers’ new book ‘Zondagskind’! We’re happy to play two songs in honor of this wonderful occasion at Duduk, Rotterdam. Entrance is free. March 31st at 20:00: The band and I will play a very intimate show at Mee in Zee Atelier, The Hague. We’ll try out some new songs in various languages. There’s a few…

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Live: January 28th – Theatre Stadsgehoorzaal, Vlaardingen

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On Sunday, the 28th of January at 14:00 the band and I will perform at Stadsgehoorzaal Vlaardingen. We will try out some of the new songs and I will sing some of the translated versions as well. It’ll be first and I must say it’s quite a mystery how this will work out live. Even though it is a mere coincidence that we’re premiering them in Vlaardingen -which used to be my hometown,- it feels like the perfect place to…

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Happy 2018! (and first gig announcement)

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Hey there! All the best for 2018! May it be full of love and adventure. I hope this year started off beautifully for you. It did for me. I’m looking forward to continue working on the new albums and filming some really exciting footage (more about that soon). The past year my focus was almost completely on recording and working on my French, Italian and Portuguese writing and singing skills; I’ve been attending classes, meeting very cool people to practice…

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Tricked by my father

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    2017. It’s hailing. I’m carrying my heavy guitar and my red vinyl record case to the tram stop, wondering if I’ll be able to make ends meet this month. I’m feeling tricked. By my father.   (around) 1980. My parents drag an abundance of vinyl cases (the red one’s among them) and bags across the threshold. After a long train ride they enter their tiny apartment in Vlaardingen for the very first time. My dad will start his…

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House in the country

Just a few photos of the sweet countryside in France, where I’m currently writing songs. Yes, there’s a cow in our kitchen. Almost. 😉 Have a nice day!      …

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