Esmeralda Tijhoff

Some thoughts on History, Politics, and the Art of Living

Category : De_Introns

How my bands helped me to give lectures for a large audience

Like many young professionals, I too struggled to find the confidence necessary to address a (big) audience during and after my studies. When I started my job as a lecturer at the University of Groningen years ago, the first thing I did was to hire a coach to help me find my cool and Zen in front of the students. He did help me and I was able to pass as a 'real' teacher. Students listened and most of them seemed to enjoy the lessons and discussions we had. But I never felt at ease, nor did I truly believe I belonged in front of those classes. Now, almost ten years later, I still get nervous to give a lecture or workshop. But in those ten years, I have found trust in myself. Yes, I belong in front of those classes and audiences. Yes, I have faith I have interesting stories and knowledge to share. And for a big part, this self-assurance is due to my experience as a musician in punkbands.
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De Introns maken rumoer

Het is zover, de Introns hebben een eigen website waar ze al hun video's, foto's en propaganda op zetten. Deze Indy punk band uit Groningen wil van zich laten horen, dus zijn we druk bezig met onze online aanwezigheid. Read more,....

De Introns: You better Run

De Introns uploaded two new and free recordings to their bandcamp page, including the song Run. This song is about state- and social control and the difficulties we face in everyday life resisting it.
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Refugee – a song –

In June, my band de Introns recorded this song. I wrote it after a visit to the refugees who had set up camp in the middle of The Hague.
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