Meet Pepijn Vermeulen, 20 years old from The netherlands.
“To always have a chilled out soundtrack ready whenever the need arises to have a good time. I got tired of constantst thinking what song to play next when hanging with friends. Now I can just hit shuffle and lay back.”
What is the soundtrack to your life?
Dancing in the moonlight - Toploader Although there are many great pieces of music, from bob dylan’s ‘don’t think twice, it’s alright’ to ‘hymn to freedom’ by jazz legend Oscar Peterson, dancing in the moonlight has a special place in my heart because I feel it is the musical equivalence of enjoying a moment in its purest essence. No worries or expectations, just relax.
That’s a tough one! I am going to avoid having to give one definitive answer and give a few very different ones. Bob dylan, Joscho Stephan, Pink Floyd, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and John Mayer. Pick your favorite.
If you had the chance to interview an artist, who would it be? (Dead or alive)
Antonio Vivaldi. Because classical musicians are quite mysterious to me. How did they play? What was their opinion of music and how would they think about themselves?
What is the best concert you have ever been to?
The Tallest Man on Earth, such raw emotion and such a great guy! Though it’s a close match with the Milk Carton Kids and their wonderful combination of heavy emotional music that resonates with every soul and the great humor in between songs.
Do you have a favorite quote?
‘Life is a struggle against entropy’ - Ludwig Boltzmann
Do you play any instruments? If not, any you would love to learn?
I started with the drums, then bass guitar, guitar, piano and now violin. Every instrument is special in its own way and I would love to be able to express my musical creativity through as many as possible!
Do you have a life slogan?
Try to have a positive influence on the world and it will have the same influence on you
What is the most annoying song in the world?
Any song that is made for making money, in stead of passion, love, frustration, or any other emotion. Music should be an extension of our language, not a way to get rich.
What’s more important to you? Music; or Lyrics? Why?
That’s like asking what is more important, bread or cheese. Both are great in their own, poetry is beautiful and so is instrumental music, but brought together it’s so much more wonderful! If I HAD to choose though, I would choose music, because I love jamming and it can be a pure expression of creativity, whereas lyrics is something I have to put some thought in personally.