Sunday, September 02, 2007

Goodbye sweat child

Dearest Dirk

Half a year ago you said goodbye to one of your legs
Your best leg that took so many steps for you
That good leg was allowed to go before you and
Because of its offer for you that leg was/is a Very Very special leg
Now it appears that also the rest of you, so you, the whole Dirk Sietse
Must be a Very Very special child
That you may go to Eternity before your mom and dad
You are going to be reunited with your leg and therefore be complete again
But just like your leg, You are not ‘gone’
You just left behind the mater, sacrificed your body
Mater is Emptiness, Spirit that is Fullness!

In a while, when you get used to being in Heaven and completely cured
You will be able to look back over the past year
Notwithstanding everything undoubtedly your best year ever:
What 18/19 year old can say that he, like you
Pulled through night after night with his mom
Got his school diploma without going to school for even one day
Has friends throughout the whole world posting on your blog
Has a relationship with younger brothers and sister like no adolescent ever has
And always close to you: you big friend and faithful dad
A spectacular room, especially built for you
You’ve been flying in a helicopter and you just came back from a great vacation
With freedom blowing around your ears, on the back of the tandem
Without the deep valleys of pain and nausea and sorrow
One doesn’t value Beauty, Love and Happiness
So you’re checking out at the peek of your earthy existence!

Your mom and dad will go on in your spirit
Together with your sister and little brothers
And you are going to be their guardian angel
Just like how you were able to wiggle your amputated toes
They will be able to feel you around every single day
And talk to you, as much as they want because you will be there always
From Heaven you will be posting on your new blog
Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll is closing
You will start: Heaven to Earth With Angel Dirk
Life on earth here will never be the way it was
But No one can take away what you brought and gave to us

Goodbye sweat Dirk!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

my heart goes out to you with a prayer for peace. r.i.p. dirk and rock on.

7:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bon Voyage my dear friend and rest assured you will find peace and eternal happiness until the end of Time.


9:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful message.

Dirk's spark has ignited flames or rock and roll in cities across the world. Not a day goes by that I wouldn't think of him.

11:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we'll say goodbye to cities, but never to dirk's spirit. you surely will feel him always. peace and perseverance to you all.

3:53 AM  
Blogger Lizardson said...


Come to see me anytime you want
I can feel you from everywhere


2:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

see ya kiddo. love.

8:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dirk will never be forgotten!!

9:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my condolences. dirk brought a lot of joy into my life via this blog. I'm so sorry to hear this sad news.


1:01 PM  
Blogger john said...

This was a beautiful poem, and Dirk was a beautiful young man. In terms of music, Dirk played an invaluable role in rediscovering and sharing long lost music to the rest of the world. I am sure that many years from now, people will still be remembering and missing his blog.

2:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dirk went to heaven but his soul is HERE
..and his parents are the BEST people

10:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just came from vacation and got the sad news.
Thanks Dirk. See you.

1:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Dirk's Mom and Dad,

I am deeply impressed by the power you both have had these months and days.

Despite his short life, Dirk accomplished his duty in this planet like few could do it. And you both were chosen to carry part of his burden.

Now he's gone. You, his sister and brothers are full of loving and pure energy just to face the years to come. And these years will be worthy for this special family.

God bless you!

Once again,

Carlos Alberto
São Paulo - Brazil

9:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bonne route Dirk...
I'll pray for you from time to time.
Hope you'll meet my rockin' friends in some outterspace

10:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess you were really a "sweat" child. It must have been so HOT dealing with the bad stuff in this world. You were always sweating. I will never forget you now. thanks for the free music. We all loved hearing what you were going through and it made us all feel better about ourselves, which is good and how it should be. Peace to your sad family and hopefully they will join you soon in the next perfect world.

Always staying powerful,


5:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Dirk
I came accross this site last night and reading through your blogg I now feel that I now have lost a friend.
Thank you for your words, peace and love to you and your family.

9:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grretings from Lima,Perú
Thanx for all
God, Orpheus,Eutherpe and all gods and goddess vinculated of the music blessed to Dirk & his Mom.
Ars Longa Vita Brevis.

9:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cooper: Well done, your command of your first language is better than someone else's use of their 2nd language. Bravo. A lack of wit, & a lack of humanity. You must be very proud.

A blog like Dirk's was not about "free music", which, if you had been a regular visitor you would have known. It was about sharing a passion for music, and for life, with strangers who became friends. The internet can bring together people in kinship over the most obscure things, of which music is the most obvious example. Sometimes I loved the music suggested by Dirk, sometimes its wilful obscurity was just TOO much, but it was always a pleasure to come back and listen some more. And of course, the blog was as much about Dirk's struggle, and how well he coped with it.

Dirk obviously wanted his family to keep the blog, & the memory of the fun he had doing it, alive. I salute them, I wish them strength and love & I thank Dirk for sharing his positivity for music & life.


9:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't know Dirk except through the music he posted on his blog. But from the little I know he sounds like he was an extra special person. He will be missed and your sorrow is our sorrow.

7:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One way or another, I'm sure I'll met you one day, Dirk!

7:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


My intentional comments were not directed towards you, but you felt the need to comment about me, so I'll reply to you just once.

The English language is extremely important, and I am a very proud person and human. Did you really share a "passion" with Dirk? Would you be here if there was no free music and just a link to Amazon to purchase the stuff? I doubt it.

C'mon, it was about free music when it boils down. You and I both know that.

Also, From all of my correspondence with Dirk, I think he would have had a laugh with using the word "sweat". He was a very funny guy. God bless him.

Lighten up pal. Don't "sweet" it. Let me make a prediction. You must be a Catholic judging from your self-righteousness.

Zuig een donky haan,

~Cooper and friends

7:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it make,s me cry when people, are fighting over words, , in a time for use off great pain and surrow, pleace this is a memorial keep it that way love from dirk,s mom janny

7:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P Dirk! Thanks for everything! You will be missed.

California, USA

2:01 AM  
Blogger Sheldon Nuremberg said...

From Philadelphia, love to you and your whole family. I am sorry for your loss.

3:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've had this blog bookmarked for awhile. It was recommended to me by some music enthusiasts. Just found out about the news. Well, I'm sure it has all been said... this music was very important, but it's not just about getting some free tunes. There is a good chance I would never have heard of/ listened this music if not for the blog. And of course the personal messages and detailed descriptions of the music meant very much to people. You could always comment and tell Dirk you liked the songs and keep up the awesome sharing. And look! people from all over the planet are responding! What a wonderful connection to have!
sending out my love and condolences from Los Angeles.. -Jon

6:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

que en paz descanses loco

7:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A lot of strength for family and friends


5:23 PM  
Blogger werbock said...

On se sent triste. On voudrait être fort pour ceux qui reste.

10:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

buon viaggio dirk...

mauro from italy

10:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Dirk for everything!
Your musics brought me to my young days particulary rolling sixties.
Your announcements about Japanese 60's Groupsounds and Psychedelic rocks are quite reliable, so I learned a lot of things from you. So, I do not believe that you weren't Japanese even now.
Anyway, R.I.P Dirk!
I say "Sayonara" from Japan with my eternal respect to you.


2:58 PM  
Blogger slugbucket said...

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3:09 PM  
Blogger slugbucket said...

Cooper, your words "C'mon, it was about free music when it boils down. You and I both know that." are really unwarranted.

I don't know about most bloggers but I just visit these blogs to discover music, not because it is free. And if I liked certain albums, then I'd go out of my way to track them down and buy them. It's attitudes like yours, Cooper, which make many bloggers stop posting albums anymore, or closing down their own blogs.

I discovered quite a few bands on here, thanks to Dirk, and I'll always be grateful for that. RIP Dirk, you were a gent and I'll always keep the messages we sent to each other.

3:10 PM  
Blogger JANISFARM said...

Beauty of souls will never die

Peace and Love

to you my friend
to your Family
and to people who love you

Your spirit is in all of us

4:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't know Dirk. After all the nice comments I have read about him all over the internet, I wish i had known him.

I just came here to show my respect and to send my condolences to his family and (many!) friends.

8:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see Dirk's icons and comments around and it's always so sad to think he's not coming back. I have so much sympathy for his family and can't imagine how they feel. And I can't believe that anyone would think it was appropriate to make fun of them. Cooper, you've got nothing to be proud about.

1:41 PM  
Blogger Dr Faustus said...

I only arrived at this blog in the last days of Dirk's life and I feel truly sad that I missed out on the chance to know him properly. His work here is great, sharing this music with people all around the world, drawing people together and making them happy - what better epitaph could there be for a person's life? It is obvious he will be very much missed by many, many people.
Dr F.

8:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in peace...

6:27 PM  
Blogger Milk Crate Breaks said...

we have enjoyed your time with us Dirk, your strength still gives others strength to get through ...
we are blessed to have known you

my condolences to you (dirk's mom)

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just discovered the world of musical blogs in the past few days and ran across references to this site. My heart goes out to your family. I am a single parent of two kids and I don't how I would deal with this. Please know that your son, even in his passing, is spreading the love of music to all those that pass through this site, and for that, we are thankful. Thank you, personally, for continuing to share his love and passion.

11:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mi mas sentido pesame a familiares y amigos...

1:56 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

damn I just find this excelent blog and I just start reading and man I was shock and my eyes are starting to get wet for the tears that are coming down. Man I didnt know Dirk but the things im readin are just tearing my heart apart.




2:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for everything. R.I.P.

11:33 PM  
Blogger janny mom dirk said...

mem mist jou vreselijk mega veel
liefs mem

12:18 PM  
Blogger Behnam said...

Dear Dirk,

I believe it's right for your fans to know that you made great efforts for this blog introducing fine Japanese Psych/Progressive bands.

Now you're gone but your memory will remain forever...

Here's some good links for Dirk's Fans: (Info) (Info)

I always enjoy listening to your posts.
Dear Dirk, Thanks For Everything.


1:29 PM  
Blogger janny mom dirk said...

the links doesn,t work belman

2:17 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

What a lovely tribute.
Dirk had a great taste in music and a
great sense of humour.

8:00 AM  
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7:35 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

found myself dropping by the blog for old time's sake. still can't believe dirk passed on so quickly. what an amazing taste in music, and what a generous spirit. god bless.

9:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now Dirk is already putting Heaven on Flame with Rock and Roll.
With all my sympathy.

6:51 PM  
Blogger Hercermer said...

glad you are in a better place and my deepest condolences to dirk's family. be strong, and take care

7:37 AM  
Blogger bshears said...

God bless

5:04 AM  
Blogger kingpossum said...

Best regards to Dirk and family, now and always.

Love and respects,

7:52 AM  
Blogger Kemo said...

You were loved by many.


12:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First time on your blog but sincerely touched... My girlfriend passed away in april and she was a music lover as well... Hope you'll be able to listen some good music together up there!
And may that city burn forever!!

Warm hug to your family...

1:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dirk, your proud, strong spirit touched many over the internet waves. I'll think of you whenever I play the great tunes you turned us all onto. May your new life be full of peace, joy and more great music.

10:45 AM  
Blogger Miss F said...

thank you so much for the "v/a-Anthology Of Japanese New Folk 1960-1976" album I love it immensely.

You live on in my heart w/ this strange and emotive and fantastic music.

thanks so much dirk wherever you are

6:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I just discovered this blog, allow me to say I'm really to hear about your great loss.. about Dirk.

It's so strange.. I was just going thru some old photos of my friend who died 10 years ago, also went thru chemo, same as Dirk..

Your words in this post, along with my friends photos broke my heart all over again.. but I thank you, I thank you..

Never never never let the memories die, even when they pull your legs out from under you and tears have so little distance to fall.

Thank you for stabbing his memory into me again. Thank you.

Lest we forget.

7:17 PM  
Blogger dandelion records said...

dirk we will miss you ! thoughts and prayers to you and your family !

9:14 PM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rock on Dirk,and you parrents i pray for strenght,its verry hard for you bring youre child a way.........................................remember.......we'll meet again..........


9:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It may be nice if there was such thing as afterlife, but there is no such thing; nevertheless we miss Dirk here and now.

3:51 AM  
Blogger IR e L a IXI said...

Dirk if your reading this from heaven, i want to say you had an amazing blog and when i first started discovering new unheard music, i used to visit your blog a lot and found Kimio Mizutani in your post. that band alone open me up to a whole new genre and that would have never happend if wanst for your blog and wonderful taste in music.


3:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I came across this blog while looking for information about Morita Douji, a now-obscure Japanese folk singer. I looked through some of the archives and was intrigued by them. It was clear that the writer of this blog must be a very interesting person, one I would have liked to have corresponded with on the subject of our mutual interest.

He looks like a very nice guy to me- you can't always judge a book by its cover, but some faces have a certain warmth to them. I'm sorry for your loss. Your son looks like the sort of man I would have liked to have known, and wrote like one.

I know that nothing can make right your loss- the world can be an inexplicably sad place. But I hope that it is some consolation to know that your son was a man able to inspire regard from many people. You can count me in that number.

6:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just happened upon this blog while searching for awesome music.

To discover that it's "owner" has passed away leaves me with an empty, shocked, sad feeling.

My heart goes out to all who knew and loved Dirk.

We are all brought together by one thing: MUSIC.

And seeing everything that Dirk has posted, he had impeccable taste.

His blog lives on as a monument to him and his music. Please keep it up.


5:55 PM  
Blogger Jeepeedee said...

i came here to download some music, didn't know about dirk... so sad...

All my love to you, very very sincerly

9:00 PM  
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10:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautful message. You just get reminded of the things that really matter in life.

--MESA Boogie Music is great!

6:24 PM  
Blogger LuckyTiger said...

It isn't often one reads a blog and instantly knows what kind of person wrote it. Dirk was one such writer.

Having just read your eulogy, I can also see where such a pure soul learned about beauty and imagination and music. I join you in your mourning from Mexico, and send you all my love and sympathy.

Que Dios los cuide.

3:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just came across this blog today, and I feel deeply moved by what I have read. My thoughts go to your family and friends Dirk.

9:07 AM  
Blogger 開拓王 said...

Dirk's spark has ignited flames or rock and roll in cities across the world. Not a day goes by that I wouldn't think of him.
I like your blog...

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