Transatlantic Whirld Tour 2010 (4)

I was up way too early (5:15 am) again today. But did sleep a bit better. Slowly my body is adjusting to the new time zone. It was a beautiful, sunny and warm day, so I took this opportunity to have a nice walk outside. Of course I made a visit to Starbucks to get the day going with a nice Latte. Because somehow the internet in the hotel does not let me connect to the MobileMe servers of Apple, I took my laptop with me and uploaded the blog to my site at Starbucks.  When all was uploaded, I then wandered about in sunny uptown Wittier.
Around 10 I met up with the rest of the band and we had breakfast at this Coca Cola dining place, like we where in the movie set of Grease. Pete, Daniel & Roine are great fun, not only is there a musical chemistry between them, but also in the humour side of things. There is a lot of laughter all day long.
The rest of the day was a day just like any other office day would be. I decided to work out of my hotel room, so I did not go with the band to the rehearsal studio.  A bit boring indeed, but kept me focussed on my job. And that is what I am here for of course. Before I knew it, the day was over. Unfortunately I could not enjoy the beautiful weather much (but did hear the pool noises: people who where swimming and sunbathing) as I was inside all day but had a good day. After watching the latest episode of Lost (Everybody loves Hurley) and some Skyping with home I went to bed. All in all a good and productive but a bit boring day. So that is why this blog is a bit short. Nothing more to say.

About the author
I am drummer of the Dutch post-prog band Dilemma ( and drummer and founder of the progressive rock/metal band Affector ( As a musician I made a name in the progressive rock scene as drummer, bandleader and tour manager of the progressive rock legend Neal Morse (Transatlantic / Flying Colors / ex-Spock’s Beard). With him and a lot of other acts, I toured the world and recorded many best-selling CD's. I own a music studio and label, where I record, produce and release my own music and other bands & artists. Next to being a musician, I am an entrepreneur since the age of 19. I started 4 businesses. My main company is Novae Popschool ( A modern music school with multiple locations throughout The Netherlands. As musician, producer, teacher, author and entrepreneur I work with a mission: "I help musicians create and develop their own musical singularity, through which they will have a more successful and more fulfilling life. It is my mission to contribute to a more socially, loving and caring society through the power of music and modern music education. Rock on!
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