Friday, August 03, 2007

august the 1

dear cyber friends

today Dirk past a way, he went to his heavenly father, Dirk wants to ask you to please sign the comments as a memorial for next off kin


Anonymous Anonymous said...

so sorry. rock on dude.

1:51 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Farewell from all of us at fuzzy.

The smile is for you :)

1:55 AM  
Blogger exitb9 said...

Dirk had a passion for music. He made his passion flesh, shared it with the world. His love of music lives on in us, and the people whose lives were blessed with scenes, sounds and ideas once thought impossible, remote or unlikely--in turn, we have not been selfish with his gift. We pass it on, the love and the music, share and share alike: that is his gift to the world, his undying legacy.

Rock on, Dirk.

1:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This young man embodied the spirit of giving -- not just with music by by allowing us to be part of his journey and his fight. His was a site that I visited not just for the music but to see if there was an update on how Dirk was doing. To the next of kin, thank you for allowing us to be part of that journey and to know him as a friend.

2:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our prayers are with you (his family). Know that he had more friends than he probably ever knew. J

2:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how very sad.... one of the beautiful things about the internet is how it can bring complete strangers together and make them friends through mutual interests. though never meeting dirk, it feels like losing a longtime friend who always had something passionate to say about one of the many things he loved. in this blogs case the universal connection of music. it's a very stong thing, i believe it stays with us forever....

2:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest In Peace.

2:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am very sorry to hear of Dirk's passing. His generosity, his love of music and his courage will be remembered. My condolences to his family in this difficult time.

2:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We zijn allemaal erg treurig, samen met de familie en vrienden.

Dirk was an exceptional human being


2:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sad. We'll all miss you.

2:10 AM  
Blogger J.G.W. said...

Rest in peace, friend.

2:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rust in vrede Dirk. Heel veel sterkte aan je familie toegewenst. Het was veel te vroeg voor je om iedereen te moeten verlaten.


2:20 AM  
Blogger JDS said...

He brought a smile to my face with some of the music he posted.
There can be no better epitaph

Give my regards to Elvis, old son

2:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although I never corresponded directly with Dirk, I know he touched many of the bloggers and myself with his courageous struggle. I felt it was always a treat to read another note from him, that another healthy day passed, that sharing his knowledge and passion about the music he loved was just as important as any medical treatment. He will be missed. My prayers to his family- see you on the other side, my friend- I'll have a beer in hand.

2:21 AM  
Blogger wassonii said...

Blessed Be.
Dirk turned us all on to some fantastic tunes and had a killer vibe. His presence will be sorely missed.
All thoughts and prayers to his family.

2:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goodbye and See u in the heaven

2:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was one of the good ones, a true sweetheart, he was. His generosity was incredible, and he brought us all many happy memories via his favorite music. Thanks, Dirk. You will be missed.

Sail on, sailor.

2:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for turning me on to some great stuff. You have many more friends then you thought.

2:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To bad he had togive up the fight.He'll be missed.

2:49 AM  
Blogger Max said...

To Dirk's parents,
I'm so sorry to hear of his passing--he had many friends he never met in person.

2:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace Dirk.

To Dirk's family, please accept my condolences on your loss. He was a great friend to many whom he never met and his courage was an inspiration.

Prayers from TWDM

2:54 AM  
Blogger hevisto said...

I admire the way Dirk stayed positive and kept sharing the music as he was in and out of the hospital. My most sincere sympathies for your loss.

3:02 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Much love, good brother.

3:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seagull you fly across the horizon.
Into the misty morning sun.
Nobody asks you where you are going.
Nobody knows where your from.

Now you fly,
through the sky,
never asking why,
and you fly all around,
until somebody shoots you down.

Seagull go on and fly.
Fly to your tomorrow.
Leave me to my sorrow.

Good by Dirk.

3:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dirk and his family.

3:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

at less than half my age, Dirk taught me a lesson in music and life.that dosnt come around often.
rest in peace mate.

3:18 AM  
Blogger DeaconBlues1103 said...

Like some others, I didn't know or correspond with Dirk, but I used to cruise this blog semi-regularly for some interesting looking music and I almost always found sometning! My condolences to Dirk's family.

3:20 AM  
Blogger infinite fool said...

Good-bye Dirk, and thank you.

3:25 AM  
Blogger Eddie Riff said...

Dirk has been an inspiration to many, especially those of us who've been dealing with hardships of our own. He will not be forgotten by the music-sharing community. My condolences to his family and friends. Peace be with you.

3:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So very sorry to hear - rest in peace Dirk.
Love & condolences to Janny and the rest of the family.

3:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As one music lover to another ... thanks Dirk, and your courage shone through.

3:44 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Good bye, thanks for all the music

3:46 AM  
Blogger Plant Based Yogi said...

You will be missed but kept in our hearts. Know that you touched so many people in your journeys and brought joy to so many whom you did not even know.

3:48 AM  
Blogger rokosh said...

Rest in peace now Dirk; would have liked to have met you but who knows, maybe we will someday.
Rokosh/ India

3:50 AM  
Blogger deege said...

To Dirk's family and friends,

Dirk gave so much of himself through the music and the world tuned in...not only to hear what he had to share, but to inspire him and each other.

RIP Dirk

3:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dirk passed away leaving not just friends and family there, but an extended family of music lovers around the world. My sympathies.

3:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This wasn't was I was expecting today. I am so saddened for the loss and will miss him greatly. His enthusiasm introduced me to music I would have never heard otherwise and I'm glad he was able to take the time to share so much of himself here. The main reason I kept coming back here was for his stories. I admired his courage, wit and optimism about his disease. His perspective seemed to help me filter what was most important in an otherwise cluttered world.

4:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear this news. Like others here I never met or corresponded with Dirk but feel we would have been friends with our love of music. If not for Dirk I would never have been turned on to Japanese rock of the 60s and 70s and I thank him for this! I will keep these files in my hard drive to share in his memory.
In spite of his condition he still cared to give us all his gift of Cities On Flame. More importantly he showed us what a human being should be, living an unselfish and brave life that should inspire the rest of us.
To his family I am sorry for your loss.
Rest In Peace Dirk!

4:09 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

God was looking for someone to put interesting music to play in heaven and then He called Dirk.

4:12 AM  
Blogger George Allen said...

I didn't know Dirk other than through his music blog, but I could always relate to his passion for music and his sense of humility and decency that came through clearly in his writings. My condolences to his family and friends.

4:13 AM  
Blogger ommyth said...

Oh my God... This is so sad. Dirk, you were an astonishingly generous, infinitely passionate lover of music, and your efforts were very much appreciated. I never knew you, and hardly ever commented on any of your work, but I checked in on you every day. Your aesthetic was spot-on, and it was a pleasure to learn from you.

Rest in Peace,


4:16 AM  
Blogger Jeff Greenstein said...

thank you for all the beautiful sounds you brought us...

4:24 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Thank you Dirk

4:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dirk .. Rest in peace brother!

My sincere condolences to all his family and friends

Devo in Australia

4:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I visited his site from time to time. He was very dedicated.
May he rest in peace.

4:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanx and goodbye Mr. DIRK.

You introduced the music of a lot of wonderful Japan.
I wish to express my gratitude as a Japanese for praising your achievement.
Your blog's visiting became my daily work and half a year passed every day.
I dreamed you visited Japan anyday.
And, I wished to talk about the music of Japan that you had loved with you.

Arigato, sayonara, DIRK-san

4:56 AM  
Blogger MS69 said...

Rest in peace. I am sorry for your loss.

5:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dirk introduced me to some of the best music I've heard. May he rest in peace.

5:09 AM  
Blogger whiteray said...

Thank you, Dirk, for the music, and, more importantly, thank you for your courage, which astounded and humbled me. Here's hoping we cross paths the next time around.

5:15 AM  
Blogger Colin said...

You will be missed. We'll see you on the other side.

5:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like so many others here, I'd like to use this space to thank Dirk for his dedication to sharing his favorite music with us. Cities on Flame was such an incredible site for hard-to-find Japanese folk, rock, and many other forms of music. If I could speak with Dirk, I would want to let him know how sorry I am that things had become so tough for him, but that I'm sure he's now resting in a better place. I can only imagine what his parents are going through right now, and I hope they're coping as well as possible with the tremendous loss of such a young, generous man. Kazemachi Roman is playing in remembrance of Dirk. Thanks for everything--you are missed.

5:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My sincerest condolences, my heart goes out to the family and all who loved him.

All my best

5:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My condolences to his family.

Thank You, Dirk. RIP

5:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing so freely and beautifully with passing strangers. God blessed you with a kind soul that was easily recognized by the angels that greeted you when you arrived among them as one of their own.

5:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dirk will be missed. I always admired your courage and your taste in music. My sympathies to his family.

5:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Dirk, thank you and may your rest in peace.

To Dirk's family, my deepest condolences and I would just like to let you know that Dirk has touched many lives through through his website. I'm sure many will remember Dirk while listening to the music we both loved- I know I will.

5:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing some time with us, Dirk. It was very nice. I will remember.

Sympathey and best wishes to the next of kin.

5:37 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

you will be missed

5:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Dirk for your incredible passion and dedication to a cause that unites us all - ROCK & ROLL.



5:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rock on with our heavenly father dude. just rock on.

5:55 AM  
Blogger ignacio esteban said...

Dios le de a todos sus seres amados paz y resignación.

6:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very sad news. My condolences to Dirk's family. He will be missed.

Rest in peace,

6:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so sorry to hear of this... he will be missed indeed.

6:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope to meet you on a street of gold one day soon Dirk.
You touched a world.

6:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about your son, Dirk's passing. His passion for music and his sharing this with all of us was fantastic. He made it good for all of us. He will be missed.

6:36 AM  
Blogger sirako said...

good bye, it is going to happen to all of us, see you in a better world where music is life and life is for all.

6:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.i.p, you'll always be remembered as a friend who knows asian noise rock music better than myself.

The smile is for you too :)

6:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dirk left an amazing body of work that otherwise might never have been heard again. All you bloggers can take a bow for cutting through the red tape that prevents the labels from getting the music to us, but Dirk persevered through an incredibly debilating and, ultimately, fatal illness but, most importantly, kept his spirits up in spite of the hand fate dealt. Amazing! and a true inspiration for we who carry on. Rock on in the next incarnation, brother, and the one after that ... ~stupiddle

6:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fond farewell and sincere thanks for putting a little touch on my musical life - I'll MISS YOU

6:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Dirk for all the wonderful music that you had posted.

6:48 AM  
Blogger Heather @ Raw & Real Retail said...

From the Wonderous Stories blog, my condolences to the family of Dirk. I never knew him that well, but I know he shared the same passion for music as those of us in the blogosphere mutually do. His presence will be missed. RIP and godspeed, Dirk. You gave us all a gift, the immortal gift of music, and through that your memory will live on.

Sincerest Regards,
aka flowerjewel77
@Wonderous Stories

6:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You touched my life with your sweet and gentle kindness. I feel sad you are gone from here. I bet you are in a better place, where gentle spirits go. Thank you, as the music you shared uplifted my low spirits and amazed me, as you do.

6:58 AM  
Blogger Raw & Real Retail said...

My sincerest condolences to Dirk's family and friends. I know how it can be to lose someone to this tragic and insidious disease.

Dirk, we only chatted a few times, and I can't say I have visited your site enough, but from what I have seen, you were truly a generous and kind person. You are in a better place now. Rest in Peace, my friend.

- Pat

6:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was a very recent "guest" to dirk's blog - it was interesting to discover that his taste in music ran along the same lines as mine...I'd "pop in" to see what was new and, thought that someday he might even post something of mine - and I'd surprise him with some witty comment (or perhaps some new music). In any case, I'll have to wait - he and my younger brother are "up there", listening to EVERYTHING - watching old movies and feeling fine.... God Bless ya' Dirk~

7:11 AM  
Blogger audiogarammasala said...


7:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such terribly sad news.

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Dirk's Mum & Dad - He was a young man with exceptional taste in music, whose blog had many, many friends & visitors, and we will all miss him sorely.

Best Regards - SCM

7:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am Sure Dirk will live on in his creation of Cities On Flame with Rock And Roll. I have followed Your Life Story Dirk only since November 2006, but feel I got to know you, both the happy and sad times. Thanks for Sharing a little part of your Life with us,but now, be without pain.

7:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May you rest in peace with good music my friend.

7:59 AM  
Blogger Martin said...

Vaarwel Dirk, moge de muziek 'boven' maar net zo goed zijn voor jou als het hier beneden was.

Aan de familie, gecondoleerd en heel veel sterkte de komende tijd.


8:00 AM  
Blogger Raven176 said...

May the Goddess cradle you in her arms. You fought bravely.
Rest now.

8:01 AM  
Blogger nahavanda said...

Now you are in a place of OM my friend. We will meet again. Try to rest a bit. Next life will be wonderious a lot!

8:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have a nice voyage Dirk.
FOR HIS PARENTS:Don't be sad for a long,think that we are your children.

8:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rip dirk and condolences to the family.

last greeting from austria!

8:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Journey Dirk........ may the light of smiles be with you....:)

8:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am so sad to read this news ... dirk has really been an inspiration. his commitment to this blog and the community of friends (many he never met or saw beyond a download statistic) impressed me deeply as a fantastic statement of how to live in the present, and make the most of life's every moment by remaining committed to the things that you care about most. i was really grateful for the music he shared, and his ongoing willingness to combine it with the story of his life. he'll be forever tied to the japanese sounds that he gave me access to and always remembered (and therefore very much alive) when i listen to them. i hope this outpouring of comments provides some comfort to those closest to him at this difficult time. my sincerest wishes to you for love and peace.

8:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so sorry to hear that.. i hope you have a good time there
thanks for everything!

8:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Dirk for everything. Your generosity was something to behold.

My thoughts are with your family who are rightly proud.

Bon voyage

8:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No words to say.
He won't suffer anymore, it's the only think I can hope.

9:08 AM  
Blogger Dr. Schluss said...

Besides the phenomenal music, I think many of us visited this blog to follow Dirk's very personal writings and courage in the face of adversity. He was amazing in his ability to communicate in the usually faceless electronic world. It's very sad to hear that he has passed on and I wish the best to his family in this difficult time and to his wonderful spirit.

9:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


9:17 AM  
Blogger CTV said...

Condolences to Dirk's family and friends. His new hang-out must be full of the rock legends he loved. Have a prog-rock jam session for the res of us, Dirk.

9:23 AM  
Blogger Futureman said...

It's been said more eloquently in these posts, but I think it's important to note how many of us will keep Dirk alive with the music he shared with all of us. It's obvious he was an incredibly bright and shiny soul with real passions, and I will miss the resolve he would show in the face of adversity. I really don't want to trivialize this with superlatives, but Dirk was an inspiration to me, much more than some nameless somebody on the internet. Dirk was a fellow rocker. And he hooked me up. And he will be missed. God bless his family.

9:24 AM  
Blogger mascojoey said...

i' so sad to hear this, but rest well man...we will not forget your passion and unselfishness...our deep condolence to dirk's family...our prayers

9:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless you all..

9:34 AM  
Blogger Poor said...

Rest in Peace, Dirk.

9:35 AM  
Blogger ArtuRocK said...

Mis más sentidas condolencias para la Familia de Dirk, estoy seguro que el estará contento ahora mismo con Dios

Descanse en Paz


to Dirk´s family my most sincere condolences, Im sure he´s so happy right now with the Lord

Rest in Peace

9:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Dirk for all you have done to us visitors of your great blog.

Cities on Flame will go down but YOUR flame of love for sharing good music and introdusing to many of us music that we would hardly locate by our own, will never burn out in our memory.

Your will always be part of our big borderless family of lovers for prog and psych music, now from another dimension.

Do us a favour Dirk: Teach the Angels what good music is like.

I won't say Goodbye, just See You Later my friend.

To Dirk's parents: Don't be sad, be PROUD.


Dag (Norway)

9:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My thoughts are with Dirk and his family.

9:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Erg veel contact heb ik niet gehad met Dirk, behalve enkele chats en een vaste topic op een Nederlands forum. Derhalve heb ik zijn blog ook niet veel bezocht aangezien het niet helemaal in mijn straatje ligt. Ondanks dat kan ik zeggen dat Dirk een goede jongen was met een passie voor muziek die nogsteeds verwonderlijk is en hij zal daarom niet snel vergeten worden.

Mijn condoleances gaan uit naar de ouders van Dirk. Heel veel sterkte bij het verwerken van dit verlies.

10:07 AM  
Blogger Broeva Haro said...

"I need to remember the day
When we said goodbye for the very last time
There was still so much to say
But time came between us and quietly stole you away"
(Ian Bairnson)

Ik wens Dirk z'n familie en vrienden heel veel sterke toe.

Het is niet eerlijk.

10:21 AM  
Blogger imdkm said...

I cant believe that he's gone. I'm from Japan and have been listening Murahachibu songs since he uploaded their mp3s. I've once met a man who knows this blog, then both we said "The blog(this blog) is the myth and the greatest one" immediately laughed.

You were a quite unique listener.


ryohei, japan

10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dirk hasn`t gone anywhere.He`s waiting at the gate for all of us slowcoaches. I`m coming as fast as i can, mate.

10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You will always be in our hearts.

10:30 AM  
Blogger Danny Snelson said...

god, what sad news, so terribly sorry to hear -- keeping up with dirk & his incredible music taste & passion was a true joy, absolutely, & not soon forgotten. i feel lucky to have met dirk thru this site -- i'll think fondly of him every time i hear a piece of music he shared here, i think we all will, he'll always be in all of it, forever. flaming.

10:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in peace Dirk. Hope there's music in heaven. Condolence to your family.

10:44 AM  
Blogger wilgy said...

An incredibly courageous young thoughts are with his family and friends...

10:47 AM  
Blogger Oh, robot said...

Holy crap!

Oh, robot sends our deepest regards to Dirk's family. This is just awful.

I only recently discovered Cities on flame and what a terrific example of quality music he offered.

The blogosphere feels a little emptier today.

Rest in peace good sir!

one of the many friends you've never shaken hands with...

Oh, robot.

10:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you live on in others hearts friend...


11:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really sad news. I'm glad Dirk got his holiday in before he started to feel really bad. A lot of people have been reading about Dirk's struggle - the ups and downs. I read with particular interest as my 7 year-old daughter is going through chemo at the moment. My deepest sympathies to all Dirk's family and friends. God bless you.

11:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sono nioi
yuki no ashita no
noume kana


11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all love to him and his family. we are apart on this short and darkened life, but will be together on the next.forever.

rest in piece, thanks for the touch your life did in ours and til later...


11:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rock on Dirk, thanks for your music, rest in peace.

11:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


11:36 AM  
Blogger Jøta said...

fuck. this is terribly sad, so i will just refrain from expressing my despair and instead thank you, Dirk, for your kind and persevering effort to introduce me (us, i guess) to some very obscure & beautiful artists.

11:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

reading so many other comments that mirror my own feelings at this moment, i know that the legacy dirk left is a living one. One that runs through an ineffable core. The sounds he moved us with will continue to resonate within and without.

11:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sad - god bless to Dirk & Family


11:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Janny and Family

Condolences for your loss.
As a parent too, i can only imagine the grief you are feeling at the moment.
Dirk provided a large number of people around the world a great deal of joy with his good humour and passion for music.
To me and I am sure many others Dirk will always be synomous with this music and we will continue to live on with us when we listen.

Tim, England

12:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cried.. I cried. Dirk was such an incredibly generous guy too, always delivering the sweetest sounds to our hungry ears. I liked the lil updates he would have, filling us in on what his life is like. God bless you, Dirk. To Dirk's family, be strong :)

12:16 PM  
Blogger Carlos Mal said...

Keep on rockin' in Heaven, man.

12:17 PM  
Blogger goodbye nashville said...

so sorry to that someone so friendly and open has gone but not forgotten so long keep me a little piece of your place up there so we can rock on . colin

12:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Dirk for including us on your journey of musical happiness, we loved going along with you. Your taste and knowledge of great sounds amazed us. God bless.

12:36 PM  
Blogger Cor said...

Ik wens alle familie, bekenden en vrienden van Dirk enorm veel sterkte om dit vreselijke verlies te kunnen verwerken.
Een ras optimist is niet meer onder ons.


12:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dirk brought so much enjoyment to us with his musical discoveries. Thank you, rest in peace friend.

12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Farewell my friend,thank you for sharing so many great music with all of us.
R.I.P.YOU can enjoy the music you love in the heaven.

12:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a sad day this is, i raise my beer in your honor Dirk.
Rock the socks of the others up in heaven and we will meet again one day.

12:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Dirk!
I just found out.
It's a very sad day for me and I believe for many, many more.
Thx a lot for all the great music that you shared, but most of all, for teaching me a big lesson about life and courage.
I always tell my daughter that a person really dies, when it's forgotten.
You're still alive in the mind and in the heart of many people.
Arigato my friend.

12:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Dirk & Family,

Wonderful thoughts, dreams, inspirations, and sounds. All was one with you. My hardly cultivated, yet open, soul will hopefully carry on alive, through you, and my family, and friends, like Anna, Caroline, Patrick, Melissa, Elizabeth, Kaitlyn and Bobby, for a very long time.

Thank you,


12:59 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

thank you for the music~~~~~~~~

1:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Domo Arigato Dirk.

You made a great tribute to the bloggworld with your knowledge, humour, and not atleast your strenght in hard times. To visit your blogg was always an emotional rollercoasterride as i almost felt your pain and struggle, but you always seemed to look at life at the brighter side. It made my own problems look very insignificant.
And i think that the work you done here not only enlightend us all but helped you through your hard times, atleast i would like to think so.
My thoughts goes out only not to you but your peers and i hope you all will be able to smile at the sun one day as i'm sure you are smiling every day where now.

R.I.P. Dirk

1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Condolences to all his family and friends

1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


1:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very very sorry to hear this. All the best Dirk wherever you are.....

1:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he's still rock'n'rolling, somewhere else

1:23 PM  
Blogger Lizardson said...


Hope you'll born again in Japan.
I'm waiting...

See ya

1:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for making our world a little bit better both through the music you shared but more importantly by the way you lived your life. You will be missed.

1:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

veel sterkte voor de achterblijvers
dirk zit nu aan de eeuwige platenkast is oneindig,en hij heeft tijd om alles nog eens rustig door te draaien

als er internet is, bijvoorbeeld op,
dan hoop ik dat je het leest,dirk, bedankt voor alles van iemand
die weet wat je doormaakte


1:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can´t find the right words
so sorry rest in peace Dirk !

1:38 PM  
Blogger male47 said...

Beste Dirk,

Een lange strijd die je helaas niet mocht winnen. Via je blog alsmede enkele emails heb ik je leren kennen als een enorme muziekfan. Je hebt veel van dat met ons gedeeld. Ik wens je familie alle sterkte toe bij het verwerken van je overlijden.
Het ga je goed.


1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be strong Janny, i hope you can feel that you're not alone in these hardest of times, my and many others thoughts goes out to you right now in this moment, and the memory of Dirk will never fade away.

1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you gave us all a great time here.

1:58 PM  
Blogger gorehound13 said...

thanks a lot for the music you gave to all of us

1:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for all, my friend! You will be allways stay with us in our mind. Rest in peace!

2:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Farewell and rest in peace.

2:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the music my friend... I will not forget you.


2:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for all, my friend! You will be allways stay with us in our mind. Rest in peace!

2:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stay strong Janny. You'll never know who many of us where but know that we'll all miss your Dirk and share your grief. Thank you for taking the time to let us all know of our friends passing.

2:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is such a sad day for all of us.Dirk was our bright light and he shared some wonderful music.It's really beautiful how many people cared about your Dirk.Keep strong and our condolences to you and all of dirk's friends.

2:47 PM  
Blogger fulhamx said...

So sorry to hear of your sad loss, I didn't go on the blog very often, but he will be missed by many
My love goes out to all his family, and I'm sure he will not be forgotten
Rock on Dirk

2:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, Mr. Dirk.
Rest in peace.

Arigatoo, Dirksan :)

2:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Het leven is niet eerlijk


3:10 PM  
Blogger Michael Röhm said...

That is so sad. Rock on and thank you for the music. Be at peace, now.

3:14 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

He occasionally talked in a chat I go to (and just knew me by my display name of Garth Algar). He was always the nicest guy and everybody respected him. Just found out about his passing. He'll be missed.

3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good bye, thanks for all the music!


3:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good bye, thanks for all the music!


3:33 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I didn't have the chance to meet you in the real life....
I'll see you there (sooner or later)

3:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ride easy brother...

The Masked Man

3:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never knew you, Dirk, and yet I am sitting here crying for your loss.


3:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ik ben sprakeloos van dit bericht.
Ik kan alleen maar hopen dat hij rust heeft gevonden, een plek waar hij ongestoord kan genieten van muziek, iets waar hij zoveel om gaf.

Heel veel sterkte aan de familie en vrienden met het verwerken van dit verlies.

Rust in vrede Dirk.


4:15 PM  
Blogger Bedheaded said...

Deepest condolences to you and yours. Your candor and strength through turmoil was admirable.

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless, and thanks for sharing some great music. Despite your overwhelming hardship, you kept up the fight and remained upbeat throughout. And that, my friend, is where true strength and victory lies.

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was a friende in music. See you ... Thanx for all

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rust in vrede, Dirk.

4:31 PM  
Blogger crotchbat said...

condolences to Dirk's friends and family - our thoughts are with you...

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rest in piece man...

5:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for your music,see you later

5:02 PM  
Blogger Rosa Dartle said...

Ahhh, Dirk,
This is a real shock. I'm crying for you now baby, but we have a gig tonight and I'm gonna sing Cherry Girl for you and wear my psychedelic dress and hope you can see me from wherever you are.
I know you'd rather have music than tears.
Goodbye Dirk and thankyou.

5:02 PM  
Blogger The Spiritual Guidance: Bob The Rich said... no...
I am so sorry for you all.

Beg your pardon, english isn't my mother language, really can't find the right words whenever they exist.

We chatted several times and we'll do it again soon or later.


5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only 19 and already gone...
...but not forgotten.

Keep on rocking in heaven!

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in peace and rock'n roll on the other side dude.

5:04 PM  
Blogger JR Heat Warp said...

Thanks for being. Safe travels.

5:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rip en heel veel sterkte aan de nabestaanden.

5:20 PM  
Blogger GUVNOR said...

Rest In Peace Dirk, I'll keep your other site going just as you wanted.

5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uzumaki_Naruto, let the rhythm be your guiding light...


5:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


rock on through Vahalla's citadel
see ya on the other side...

5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks Dirk,
Farewell musiclover


5:50 PM  
Blogger napsmear said...

Farewell are definitely one of a kind.
Thanks for the great tunes,
we'll see you all on the other side.

deepest regards to all family.

5:57 PM  
Blogger psychfan said...

Rest in peace my friend. You gave us all a lot of great music and memories, you will be missed very much. Say hi to Jimi, Janis, and all those other rockers for me man. God Bless you and your family.

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wat vreselijk om zo jong heen te gaan. Het is een nare gedachte om te denken aan al die prachtige muziek die hij zal moeten missen. Iemand met zo'n smaak verdiende nog vele jaren van genot en geluk. Helaas is het hem niet gegund. Aan de reacties te lezen heeft hij in ieder geval een rijke nagedachtenis achtergelaten. Rust in Vrede Uzumaki/Dirk. En veel sterkte en hoop gewenst voor hen die zonder hem verder moeten.

6:01 PM  
Blogger Doktor Gnómegang said...

My sincerest condolences for Dirk's parents and friends

To Dirk:
Thanks for your generosity, for so amazing music you shared. For your thoughts and knowledge about it, but specially, thanks a lot for teach us with your strenght and courage how to be strong, and the most important, how to live optimist and hopeful until the last day. Your work in your blog must stay because your spirit stay here. You will follow talk to us in your posts and comments, as a life lesson. Thank you very much again and be blessed resting in glory, and as you would have liked: Domo Arigato !!!

Be dwelling in the Light, Dirk Sietse.

To Dirk's parents:
You had a brave son, Dirk do get a lot of friends around the world, bring them happy moments to all with his generosity sharing his records, his gentle comments and the most important, his life. Please be proud about your son. Thank you very much too.

Dominican Republic


6:04 PM  
Blogger john said...

My God, I can't believe it... I really loved this blog, and felt a love for Dirk, too... He turned me on to a lot of music that has really affected my life. His generosity, strength, and love of life should be an example for us all. Take care, Dirk, and be sure to rock it in heaven.

6:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This whole expreience this past year has been so new and unusual. To be so touched by the struggle and saddened by all of the bad news, for someone that many of us have never met nor had any direct contact with, has been a very strong lesson. I wish I knew him, but the feelings still run strong. At times I thought the whole thing might be a trick, to get strangers to write letters- just proof of a general distrust in internet relations.

The company Dirk will keep in the heavens is very good.

We will miss him.

6:20 PM  
Blogger ylfduM.Mudfly said...

So long and thanks for the music.

6:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rust in vrede Dirk, familie heel veel sterkte

6:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tjonge. Ik ben er echt stil van. Sterkte aan de ouders, verdere familie en vrienden.

6:36 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

thanks for cities on flame. i have visited this blog every day for many months.
thanks dirk!!

6:39 PM  
Blogger cool breeze said...

one of the best blogs out there..
i felt the love and still feel it..

6:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm very sorry to hear this. I have much admiration for Dirk. My love and condolences.

7:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very sad news. So tragic when life is cut so short. Thanks for the music and my thoughts go out to Dirk's friends and family. Farewell.

7:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dag, Frysian Warrior, dag.
'k Heb genoten van je muziek!
We zien elkaar ooit daarboven - hoger dan de blauwe luchten en de sterretjes van goud.
Tot dan, dag.
...en doe God de groeten...

7:16 PM  
Blogger alexg said...

you'll be missed, thanks for all, see you in heaven
(alex from hamburg)

7:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great musical taste. wish i could've known you.

7:22 PM  
Blogger R.D. said...

Goobye Dirk. We will see you in Rock & Roll heaven.

7:22 PM  
Blogger xhol desert said...

you were an inspiration and will be very missed.

7:25 PM  
Blogger Flux'us said...

My heartfelt Condolences to you're family.

It is an honour to include my name in this fitting memorial.

Dirk; you will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered.

7:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is with shock and sadness that I read this news. I was certain that Dirk was on his way to a full recovery after his harrowing ordeal. His passion for music and generous nature was a gift to all of us who got to know him from all the corners of the world and my deepest sympathies go out to all of his family, friends and loved ones. He is missed.

(Los Angeles)

7:42 PM  
Blogger Slobodan Burgher said...

R.I.P. Dirk, you'll be missed!

7:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Janny, I can't find the right words - just want to say how sad I am. All my love goes to you and your family - and to Dirk- who is someone special !

7:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As many today, I give my deepest sympathy to the parents and family of Dirk, which has been and will remain as an example of unconditional generosity, perseverance and faith in life and friendship.
Dirk will be missed!

7:48 PM  
Blogger dave_ said...

Nyugodj békében.

8:04 PM  

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