For a while you heard nothing from me because I was busy with various projects. As I have already told you I am working on a kind of tetralogy, and already working on those projects they keep changing under my eyes – it is far from crystal clear how the tetralogy will look like, what exactly it will consist of and whether it will even be a tetralogy as such.
As it looks now, the series include:
1. A novel that will be called “Bilderberg”.
2. A collection of poems with a yet unknown title.
3. A philosophy book named “Holokapital’.
4. A CD with electrorap in Dutch
5. A CD with arrangements of Rachmaninov.
I think I currently about 25% of project completion is done – but I would not dare predict how long it takes for the entire project is completed. As always for me I definitely do not want to put out mediocre products, which in this case a difficult requirement, because to excel in four different genres is by no means easy. However, I am convinced that I will succeed to create a very special package from this tetralogy. Currently, I put the emphasis on the novel, since the poems already quite far advanced and I have made more than 400 songs in one year, enough material to distil things out later.
Turing national poetry contest
I also have two or three poems in the top 100 of the Turing national poetry contest. The exact number is unclear because there is a poem in the top 100 songs of the same title as a poem that I have sent, but with a different registration number. It’s possible that someone sent a poem with the same title, or there is an error in the numeration. In the former case I’m at least represented with two poems in the top 100.
I have sent the organization when it became known the following mail:
Dear Maria Böggemann
Nice to hear from you. Contrast Events which thinks
the differences between people are an enrichment. I am fully
supportive of that philosophy. Give me a nudge when I’m in the Top 20.
Top three would be even better.
I just send my standard dressing requirements, so you will
have them ready if the moment arrives:
Well-stocked dressing room, where available:
* At least 3 bottles of champagne brand.
* Two black corduroy bathrobes, and a prejacket and an afterjacket,
* Six bouquets of white roses at least every 30 pieces
* Pineapples with umbrellas in them. No grocery store pineapples. No
* Animation Girls. Not older than 22, preferably with freckles.
* Two pieces of olive soap, no Riviera.
* NO draft excluders on windows please
* Packet dental floss mint
Possibly, I would not care but would be nice, or a belly dancer
I look forward very much to this event, and am glad that the organization
is in professional hands. I wish you a pleasant new year with enriching differences.
And a few days later in the mail, after consultation with my standin:
Marieke, this is Bart, that’s my standin when I do not finish high enough.
Bart says he he’s disabled on the 26th. Could you please reschedule the event.
That’d be great, thanks.
I received a response only today. It was apparently impossible to reschedule the event. Bit weird of course. So much went wrong already in this contest so far. I have sent them the following email:
Dear Marieke Böggemann,
Thank you for your message. I can hardly understand from it if you
take the dressing requirements seriously. In our industry, this
all quite common, the artists life is a hard existence and
a stage artist must be able to relax before and after in an optimized
environment to maximize the effects of his performance.
You ask me further about the ‘number of people “that will come to the theatre
Frankly, I have little ideas about this. I have no idea
how many fans will turn up, that might also depend on the
promotional materials you will send out.
Your refusal to reschedule the event puts us in a difficult position.
I will consult my standin on the possibilities. Frankly, I have no idea
what exactly he has to do on the 26th. But he sounded pretty affirmative
about the fact that he had something to do It may well be something important,
like a visit to the dentist or get a swimming certificate, who knows.
I can say, to keep it short, that unfortunately I cannot say
in what form we will be present at the contest.
Fund of Criticism
Positive news on the Fund of Criticism: that’s going to go ahead. I have already designed a logo for a website and within about a month the Fun will be operational.