Mark Van Heeswijk - Guitar - Haggleslagg - Pipeline
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Nightingale Avenue/Interlude/Deja-vu on Nightingale Avenue - Please listen and watch to the end! Two songs and an instrumental bit about an imaginary road called Nightingale Avenue. All fused together as a suite. It's about the passing of time; what it can do to a street of your hometown. In the instrumental interlude we go back in time when the abandoned avenue was crowded and busy. The second song is a dream. A Twilight Zone scene on the avenue about a woman who doesn't age in 40 years. Or does she?
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Mark Van Heeswijk - Keyboard/guitar/vocals
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Helmond, the Netherlands
Where is the wall - About the fall of the Berlin Wall and the fall of communism in general, from an alien point of view. I gave it an ELO-ish arrangement.
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Mark Van Heeswijk - Guitar/keyboard/vocals
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Helmond, the Netherlands
Hold on to your heart - In my band Haggleslagg I'm more of a rocker, as a songwriter I'm more or less a softie. In that case there is not much room for my songs in my band. No matter, I will publish them anyhow, if you like it or not!
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Mark Van Heeswijk - Guitar/vocals/keyboard
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Helmond, the Netherlands
AUTOBAHN - Me and my band Haggleslagg (featuring Jos Bots on keyboards) play my surf arrangement of that old synth classic by Kraftwerk. It was during our try-out gig April 2nd 2017.
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Mark Van Heeswijk - Guitar
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Helmond, the Netherlands
SAIL AWAY - A quiet little song about losing someone you love. It can be anyone. Later I dedicated this song to my father and little sister who both passed away 20 and 17 years ago.
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Mark Van Heeswijk - Guitar/keyboard/vocals
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Helmond, the Netherlands
Some other place, some other time - A tribute to the happy singalong hits of the 60s and 70s. I kinda miss the time that you could sing along to the hits.
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Mark Van Heeswijk - Guitar/vocals/keyboard
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Helmond, the Netherlands
I KNOW WHO YOU ARE - What would it be like if I wrote a song for a James Bond movie? Maybe like this. I like to challenge myself in songwriting and arranging. But it's all just a joke, for a laugh, hahaha. Could somebody please call Shirley Bassey? :-)
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Mark Van Heeswijk - Guitar/keyboard/vocals
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Helmond, the Netherlands
ALWAYS THE CHILDREN - A sad song about child abuse.
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Mark Van Heeswijk - Guitar/keyboard/vocals
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Helmond, the Netherlands
WE WILL WIN (IN THE END) - Doom and gloom in the verses and a positive message in the chorus. Still relevant today, I think. I wrote this a long time ago.
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Mark Van Heeswijk - Guitar/vocals/keyboard
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Helmond, the Netherlands
ONE BRIEF SHINING MOMENT - Just describing the feeling of love, really. Tried to make a Beatles-like ballad with an unusual chord-change in the verses. There are at least 15 different chords in this song.
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Mark Van Heeswijk - Guitar/vocals/keyboard
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Helmond, the Netherlands
LONG IS THE DAY - Me in a very romantic mood with lots of strings and stuff. The song I wrote August 1986, the day before I met my wife. Pure coincidence!
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Mark Van Heeswijk - Guitar/vocals/keyboard
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Helmond, the Netherlands
THE DARKEST OF EYES - My most Moody Blues-like song. I had a lush arrangement in mind when I wrote this one. Lots of strings and choirs. I have a soft spot for big orchestras and stuff. The lyrics are actually the original guiding lyrics to memorize the melody (I don't read music). I kept them that way ever since; didn't feel the need to change them. It's just about very dark eyes.
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Mark Van Heeswijk - Guitar/keyboard/vocals
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Helmond, the Netherlands
LIFE AIN'T NO PARTY - A heavier song of mine this time. It's me in Stones-mode. We also play this one with our band Haggleslagg.
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Mark Van Heeswijk - Guitar/keyboard/vocals
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Helmond, the Netherlands
SEE HOW YOUR FRIENDS PLAY - Written in 1991. I wanted to write an REM-like song. Recently I gave it a new lush approach. The lyric is a little bit autobiographic, except the last verse, for I do not own about half the country! Excuse my off-key singing, for I'm not the best of singers and I don't have auto-tune. I always write with other singers in mind.
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Mark Van Heeswijk - Guitar/vocals/keyboard
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Helmond, the Netherlands
THE RAIN - A happy sounding simple little song about problems from the past being washed away by the rain.
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Mark Van Heeswijk - Guitar/vocals/keyboard
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Helmond, the Netherlands
A REASON TO GO ON - A song about my tinnitus. My personal struggle and attempt to give my life a positive turn. Note: my hearing problem was not caused by loud music or other loud noise. It just happened to me with no particular reason.
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Mark Van Heeswijk - Guitar/keyboard/vocals
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Helmond, the Netherlands
CLOSE THE WINDOW TONIGHT - One of my most melodic songs, I believe. I suppose I am an old-fashioned melody man. It's about staying indoors and having a sheltered life.
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Mark Van Heeswijk - Guitar/keyboard/vocals
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Helmond, the Netherlands
NO WAY OF KNOWING - My own 'Pink Floyd' song. Based on the Phantasm main theme. Yes, I used that little melody and it got me inspired. I must re-record my lead guitar part someday (not quite satisfied), but you get the idea.
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Mark Van Heeswijk - Guitar/vocals/keyboard
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Helmond, the Netherlands
Homerun - An old song of mine, performed live during a Singer-songwriter Sunday event in my hometown in the Netherlands, October 2017.
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Mark Van Heeswijk - Guitar
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Helmond, the Netherlands
YOUR DYING DAY - Written in 1990, based on one chord progression throughout the whole song. Just having fun with it.
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Mark Van Heeswijk - Keyboard
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Helmond, the Netherlands
PALE BLUE DOT - Demo of my song inspired by the famous Pale blue dot speech by Carl Sagan. It's one of the few songs of my own that my band plays.
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Mark Van Heeswijk - Guitar/vocals/songwriter
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Helmond, the Netherlands
NEON GIRL - A new arrangement of a very old country song of mine. I gave it a Norah Jones-style touch instead of the original Eagles-like arrangement.
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Mark Van Heeswijk - Piano/guitar/vocals
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Helmond, the Netherlands
WE'LL NEVER SEE THE LIKES OF THEM AGAIN - A new song about the many great losses in music in 2016.
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Mark Van Heeswijk - Piano
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Helmond, the Netherlands
CORINNE - Trying to write a catchy song when I was 20 years old. I recently recorded a new demo. At the moment I am brushing off my old songs.
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Mark Van Heeswijk - Keyboard/ guitar/ vocals
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Helmond, the Netherlands
SON OF THE DESERT - A new demo of a very old song of mine. Written in 1983. It's on the setlist of my band Haggleslagg.
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Mark Van Heeswijk - Keyboard/ singing
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Helmond, the Netherlands
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