19/04/2020 - 13:45

Day 37 of the Covid19 quarantine:
Ik zonder/ Moi sans den Theo: 'Robots' from the album Ik en den Theo / Moi et le Theo 2.0 (2016) incl. power cut at the end! (but no panic the guitar is still operational: I managed to get the sound switch button in between 2 positions - a first! never happened before!)

Bilingual in French and Dutch for all those lovely wee ones out there!
Listen to the original version from the second album on Bandcamp!

Here's some nice anecdote about this guitar: it hung as decoration in Piet's room in the small house he used to live in at the end of his university years. When he had Timothy "T.V." Smith (yes, from 70's punk band The Adverts!) staying over after a concert in - at that time - the smallest Belgian music club Jeugdhuis Het Uur, which he started up with the incredible Filip van Ongevalle (and to be honest, we started it up together, but he really did run that club). Long story short: TV Smith advised Piet to get the guitar of the wall and have it repaired, as he recognised it as a genuine Hoffner Galaxy (yes the guitar the Beatles played on!). And the rest is history!

18/04/2020 - 20:00

Day 36 of the Covid19 quarantine:
"Fiësta", by The Pogues, performed by Piet Maris

Special mention for this part of the lyrics: "We have the song of the cochona / We have brandy and half corona"... (what the...?)

17/04/2020 - 20:00

Day 35 of the Covid19 quarantine:
"Julia Julia", a Roma traditional, performed by Piet Maris.

Take a look at the really wild version by Mec Yek and with Kesaj Tchave at Balkan Trafik Festival on Youtube!

"where is your blanket,
what's your story?
I went to the bar
I ordered her beer
beer, she didn't want to drink
so I bought her chocolate"

16/04/2020 - 20:00

Day 34 of the Covid19 quarantine:
"Menthalité à la Menthe", by Jaune Toujours, performed by Piet Maris.
A song to urge you to stay home from the album Kolektiv (2009).

Listen to the studio version on Bandcamp!

15/04/2020 - 20:00

Day 33 of the Covid19 quarantine:
"End of Season", by Jaune Toujours, performed by Piet Maris.

"Looking back on the festival times / The end again of our camping life / Folding the tent just one last time / Closing the caravan door with a sigh / Once more rolling up the sleeping bags / Summer set behind our back / Freedom stays at the concert site / On to reality double check"

The end of the festival season comes before it even started this year...
A big blow today for the whole music sector, incl. musicians and audience: big festivals won't take place during summer in Belgium ànd Germany...

Listen to the studio version from the album Europeana on Bandcamp or Spotify

14/04/2020 - 20:00

Day 32 of the Covid19 quarantine:
"Nane Oda Lavutaris", a Roma traditional, performed by Piet Maris.
"There won't be any musicians left to play my music"
Listen to the studio version by Mec Yek from their EP Caravan 2000 on Bandcamp or Spotify

13/04/2020 - 20:00

Day 31 of the Covid19 quarantine:
"One step beyond", by Madness, performed by Piet Maris.

12/04/2020 - 20:00

Day 30 of the Covid19 quarantine:
"Ska-Man", by Jaune Toujours, performed by Piet Maris.

In the dialect of his once home town Ninove, a ska man is a weird man. Uhuh.
Listen to the version by Jaune Toujours on Bandcamp!

11/04/2020 - 20:00

Day 29 of the Covid19 quarantine:
"E Terni O Terno", a Roma traditional, performed by Piet Maris.

A bridal theme.
Listen to the version by Mec Yek on Bandcamp or Spotify:

10/04/2020 - 20:00

Day 28 of the Covid19 quarantine:
"Boem Patat", by Ik en den Theo / Moi et le Theo, performed by Piet Maris.

This song was commissioned by the primary school "De Toonladder" after that other lockdown of Brussels, just after the terrorist attacks in Paris.
The school team wanted a song that the children could sing to lift their spirits.
We hope it will work its magic for the wee ones once more.

Listen to the original bilingual recording on Bandcamp