2020 G.W. SOK – ANYWAY… (45 RECORDS IN 45 DAYS) 00000(annecdotes, antidotes, and record sleeves, 100 p.) Druxat
2017 G.W. SOK – WHY CAN’T WE ALL BE HAPPY ALL THE TIME 00000(the collected Sok-lyrics 2010-2016, 144 p.) Druxat
2014 G.W. SOK – A/B/C & SHE 00000(poem on a postcard) Half Letter Press USA
2011 G.W. SOK – A MIX OF BRICKS & VALENTINES 00000(the collected Sok-lyrics written for The Ex between 000001979 and 2009, 384 p.) PM Press USA
2011 G.W. SOK – LIVRE UN: LE DÉBUT D’UNE BELLE FRÉNÉSIE 00000(26 Sok-lyrics translated from English in to French, bi-lingual, 0000076 p.) La Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne CH
2002 G.W. SOK – INTO THE GRAVY 00000(an essay on punk ideas and personal ideology, originally 00000released in 1989 in Threat By Example. Re-issued in 2002 00000by Temporary Services, 32 p.) Druxat
1997 G.W. SOK – EX-RATED 00000(a series of Ex-lyrics, 102 p.) Druxat
2022 G.W. SOK – KIJK KIJK 00000(een “solar sok tv” gids, 8p.) Druxat
2021 G.W. SOK & ARNOLD DE BOER – DUEL|DUET #2 00000(duels en dutten, tijdschrift, 32p.) Petrichor
2009 G.W. SOK – EEN KLEIN ZWARTWIT VECHTBEK MANIFEST 00000(acht vertalingen/hertalingen van engelstalige songteksten 00000van de band The Rondos, 16 p.) Druxat
2008 KLEIJ & ROEST – PANTKRAND 25 00000(de zin en onzin van het leven in een Amsterdams 00000woonwerkpand, middels gedichten, berichten, al dan niet 00000verzonnenverhalen, feiten en reportages, ditjes, datjes, 00000en rondgeslingerde kladjes, 104 p.) Druxat
2002 IJSBRAND KOUDVUUR I.O. – BESCHUIT MET PUISTJES 00000(verzamelde puberpoëzie, 48 p.) Druxat
2000 GOEROE OVERFLAKKEE – VAN GOD LOS 00000(alle columns voor muziekblad Opscene, 112 p.) Druxat
So now it is September 2021, and somehow the world is slowly getting back to some kind of normal… Some kind of new normal, though. This virus thing has done some seriously strange things to people’s minds. Then again, happy to be able to play a series of shows again, in front of real people not screens.
The album of G.W. Sok and Ignacio Córdoba… we are waiting with its release till we are sure we can really do a tour, so that won’t be any sooner than 2022.
The album of L&S… Basically it is ready, but like with the album above, we are waiting with releasing it till next year.
The album of King Champion Sounds… What can I say? The sleeve is okay? “Asking for a friend”…
Meanwhile, also working with Arnold (Zea, The Ex) on a small writing challenge called “Duel:Duet”, initiated by Petrichor publishers.
Hard to tell, right? This year, all shows so far have been either cancelled or postponed or redirected to other uncertain dates. Concerts with Oiseaux-Tempête, L&S, King Champion Sounds, OMA, Zoikle, GW Sok & Nacho Córdoba, solo stuff… they’re all waiting in the wings, and quite a lot of wings there are. Meanwhile, OMA‘s album Under The World was released after all. The album of L&S (together with the GAM orchestra), When The Vowels Fall has been mixed and mastered and we’re looking for a label to release it. The album of G.W. Sok & Nacho Córdoba, Is This A House, is also almost ready, we’re working on the sleeve and stuff. King Champion Sounds, too, are working on their next, 5th album, and I guess right now it’s somewhere around mixing time. Concertwise I am focusing on September as the earliest month that Something Audible might be Happening Again. Hard to tell, though, everything is bound to change before you know it. In the meantime, maybe I should start to write another book? Hm… I don’t know. But then again? Anyway… Fingers crossed.
ANYWAY… is the title, of a series of 45 daily reports about 45 record-sleeves that were important to me. Basically all the records I was involved in during my time (and life) with The Ex.
Originally the narratives appeared on Facebook, challenged by Mice Elf, a.k.a. Uno Hoo. The positive feedback that came with it, made me decide to turn it into a book. I thank you all for the encouragement.
The book contains all 45 narratives, no more and no less. Well, okay, true, I took out some typos, and added a little epilogue. 100 pages in total, full-colour, size 18 by 18 cm, comes in a special package. Published by Druxat on October the 5th, 2020…
Available via the webshop of The Ex. Each copy costs 12 euros plus postage. Ordering ANYWAY… can be done… here.