Amsterdam is the story of a euthanasia pact between two friends, a composer and a newspaper editor, whose relationship spins into disaster.
The book begins with the funeral of artist Molly Lane. Guests at the funeral include British Foreign Secretary Julian Garmony, newspaper editor Vernon Halliday, and composer Clive Linley. The three share certain attributes: each has a very high opinion of himself, each was at some time Molly's lover, and each regards the dead woman's husband, George, with a mixture of amusement and contempt.
Clive and Vernon muse upon Molly's death. It seems she had some kind of rapid-onset brain disease (not specified) that left her helpless and mad. Neither man can understand her attraction to Julian Garmony, the right-wing Foreign Secretary who is about to challenge his party's leadership.
Clive returns home to continue work on a symphony he has been commissioned to write for the forthcoming millennium. Much of the work is complete, save the crucial signature melody. He resolves to go walking in the Lake District, as this tends to inspire him.
Brel worked on the song at his house overlooking the Mediterranean at Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, the house he shared with Sylvie Rivet, a publicist for Philips; a place she had introduced him to in 1960. "It was the ideal place for him to create, and to indulge his passion for boats and planes. One morning at six o'clock he read the words of Amsterdam to Fernand, a restaurateur who was about to set off fishing for scorpion fish and conger eels for the bouillabaisse. Overcome, Fernand broke out in sobs and cut open some sea urchins to help control his emotion."
Unlike his previous five predecessors, he was denied a second term, and in fact did not even advance to the last stage of the voting process. (The finalists are Sven Smit, an Amsterdam-based partner who heads the McKinsey GlobalInstitute, the firm’s internal think tank, and Bob ...
26. “RadioBody” was planned as a stage show at the Amsterdam Bar and Hall in downtown St ... The stage show has been moved to February 2022, but selections will be featured in the screendance. “RadioBody ... Composer Lauer and Liebhard selected one song from each major Radiohead album for the stage show ... 26 ... From TV to stage to TV and stage ... .
Lady Gaga has never tried to hide her cannabis use ... We apologize, but this video has failed to load. Try refreshing your browser, or ... Throwback Thursday. Lady Gaga smokes weed on stage in Amsterdam, explains how it helps her creative process Back to video. She also wasn’t shy about it in 2019, when she lit up a joint while performing in Amsterdam ... .
FinchCapital is to step up its investment in Irish start-ups after the first close of a new €150 million fund. The early-stage venture capital firm, which has offices in Amsterdam, London and Singapore, is a partner with Enterprise Ireland in a €20 million fund aimed at fintech companies ... Start-ups backed ... .
FinchCapital is to step up its investment in Irish start-ups after closing a new €150 million fund. The early-stage venture capital firm, which has offices in Amsterdam, London and Singapore, is a partner with Enterprise Ireland in a €20 million fund aimed at fintech companies ... Start-ups backed ... Other companies in the portfolio include Zopa and Grab.
FinchCapital, the early-stage fintech VC with a presence in London and Amsterdam, has raised a third fund ... Out of Finch Capital “EuropeIII,” the VC will invest in fintech startups at the Series A and B stages, deemphasising its previous inclusion of seed.
Now 42, and living in Amsterdam with her scientist husband Mourad, nicknamed Mourr, and their two children, Eve (6) and Austin (2), Orla grew up loving sport ... At this stage Orla was pregnant with Austin and while she was on maternity leave, the family made the move to Amsterdam.
Movies on TV for the entire week, Feb ... FOUR STAR FILMS ... 12.59 p.m ... 7.40 p.m ... z ... In Holland, two wasted Americans wander into Amsterdam and stage a show to bail out a film festival ... Students conspire to prevent a basketball star and a shy newcomer from singing in a stage production ... Two sisters share romance and a nightclub stage with a song-and-dance man.
amsterdam ... ‘Asia’s El Chapo’ busted in Amsterdam ... The world’s oldest profession just got some new rules in Amsterdam ... Amsterdam’s city council voted last week ... Other elected officials said the relocation would help clean up the city’s image on a global stage.
Picture of vials of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, / AFP... Here's where we stand. ... For now it is still only at the very preliminary stage. The Amsterdam-based regulator has said Sputnik V's backers submitted a request for "scientific advice" to prepare for a possible application for market authorisation ... .
live shows were thriving, and that meant the chance to head out and play – not just in the dozens of venues here in the UK but also on legendary stages such as Paradiso in Amsterdam, the Bataclan in Paris and at some of the best festivals in ...