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Tom Rhodes Radio Smart Camp

Tom Rhodes Radio Smart Camp is a festival of ideas, knowledge, stories, books & adventures.

I have been a comedian for more than 30 years. I travel the world doing comedy. I almost drowned in Thailand, got maced in Paris and had my own Late Night Talkshow in the Netherlands. Whenever I can I will share my adventures with you on this Tom Rhodes Radio Smart Camp podcast.

Nov 7, 2014

This episode was recorded in Amsterdam.

Sander Borst is the quintessential Dutch bad ass. He is one of my oldest friends in Amsterdam. I met him when I first came to Holland to perform at Toomler comedy club where he was a bartender.

He was performing in a punk rock band called the Skidmarks when we met and we hit it off easily by talking about music together.

After I moved to Amsterdam I had many great music experiences with Sander and The Skidmarks. He has been one of my best friends in the city and he has always been there for me through life's ups and downs. No one knows my personal history of Amsterdam better than him and I also know all that he has been through in his life and the different turns his music career has taken that led him to where he is today. As a man I respect him and the way he has always conducted himself as a human being. He is the strong smart handsome Dutch man hero of my book. 

After the Skidmarks came his hard rocking alternative country band called Check 1-2. Sander has given me each of his releases through the years just as I have also give him all my releases as they happen too. I'm a fan! 

I love his dedication to his music and the fun intensity he puts into each songs execution. I am a fan of every project he has committed himself to and the bands he has played in all have an end of the world, end of your life, going the have a good time if we have to wreck the place energy. 

After Check 1-2 He played in a swinging alternative country band called The Pedro Delgados. Because I want you to know his music, Sander has allowed me to take you on a musical journey through the course of this conversation. 

Now he has infused whiskey thumping honky tonk into his musical equation and his current band is called The Leadbeaters. 

In this conversation we talk about his music, our friendship, peculiarities of Dutch culture and why telling a Dutch person I love you produces suck awkward reactions. This episode is about me introducing you to my friend's music that has happily been playing in my eardrums but is also about celebrating friendship. 

He is one of the truest friends I've ever had and it is my pleasure to present to you the one and only Sander Borst. 

Intro song: Cutting Room (Hot Pants) – Oceanliners

Song 1: The Skidmarks – Read My Rights 

Song 2: Check 1-2 – Bring It All Down  

Song 3:  Check 1-2 – One Way Track

Song 4:   The Pedro Delgados – Sing High Sing Low

Song 5:   Leadbeaters – Bootleggers Blues

End song: Leadbeaters – Casey Jones

Recorded in Amsterdam, October 2014