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For years I kept mixes of recordings on all kinds of media. Some of the best made it to CD. Other good ones were recorded for CD's that never came out and other good ones did not "fit" on any of my CD's. Not in the right style, the right language or the vibe did not match what I had gathered for the rest of the CD's. Some songs were written for bands that lasted only a year, a few months or sometimes just one gig... Whole repertoires I had written I just tossed aside thinking I would use the good songs somewhere in the future. The last 10 years I concentrated on providing for my family which was hard to do with music especially my own music so I worked as a bit-part actor most of the time until I started teaching the drums in my little studio. this way I can pay the rent and stuff and still have time to make my own music. juices started flowing immediately and I've recorded 2 new CD's in the last 2 years. the first one: EINZELGÄNGER is coming out this year! but i still had all the old songs on cassette tape, DAT tape, 16-track tape and in my computers that kept nagging me. I thought about making a 'left overs' CD for iTunes but then I thought of Soundcloud so for some time now I am uploading those old songs on a daily basis and noticed patterns. so now I have made 'sets' which I consider to be CD's and put songs in sets i think they belong in. Leftovers, bits and pieces is the most important one to me since it has my best songs that never made it to an album. Scraping from the bottom of the barrel is just that; songs i recorded that are just no good. the are on the edge of me being ashamed of them but I like to share them anyway as it gives an insight of how I judge my own work. all songs are free to download and I'm always happy to answer any of your questions. HAVE FUN!

the real Mighty Mike Mike Himself, Amsterdam, Netherlands


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