Music Talks

Episode 51 - Ben Jansen van Jorksveld - Vorsprung durch Technik

August 05, 2021 Terry Smith Season 3 Episode 15
Music Talks
Episode 51 - Ben Jansen van Jorksveld - Vorsprung durch Technik
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My guest today is a dear friend I met whilst living in Seattle. Ben is a likeable, larger than life character with a strong social conscience and we bonded over beer, bars, sport and most importantly music. 

Born and raised in Utrecht Ben’s working life started with four  years in the Dutch Navy followed by a long career in I.T with Cap Gemini and then Microsoft. He is now happily retired and living in Spain with his wife Illonka and their son Joe who will shortly be returning to university in Canada. 

Ben is a self-confessed Anglophile and this shows through in his musical choices, his dress sense and his unstinting devotion to Paul Weller and “The Arsenal” . Despite the latter he really is a nice guy 😊 and he has a raft of stories along with some great song choices, all of which are of course from the UK: 

60’s                 The Rolling Stones               Street Fighting Man 

70’s                 The Jam                                       In The City 

80’s                 Elvis Costello                           Tramp the Dirt Down 

90’s                 Oasis                                             Champagne Supernova 

00’s                 Arctic Monkeys                      From The Ritz To The Rubble 

10’s                 Stereophonics                          C’est La Vie 

20’s                 Parklife                                         Blur 

Enjoy ! 

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Intro & Background
The 60's - The Rolling Stones - Street Fighting Man
The 70's - The Jam - In The City
The 80's - Elvis Costello - Tramp The Dirt Down
The 90's - Oasis - Champagne Supernova
The 00's - Arctic Monkeys - From The Ritz To The Rubble
The 10's - Stereophonics - C'est La Vie
The 20's - Blur - Parklife
Final Thoughts & Close