| lene-marlin.com on the radio.
Intro: When you think you hear the 24 years old Norwegian Lene Marlin this
week for the first time then I will refresh your memory...
The Norwegian Lene Marlin Perdersen is this week Radio 2 CD with her album
Lost in A Moment. But she was also there two years ago...
Sitting Down here was on the dutch radio's on and on and also became a
hudge hit in The Netherlands. After that we haven't heard a lot of
Lene Marlin annymore although she kept making music.
It is remarkable that the website www.lene-marlin.com is maintained by a
Dutch person called Richard Buikema.
Host (Hans Schiffers): Richard, You also maintain www.lenemarlin.nl,
a dutch site. Aren't you in some way a Norwegian Dutch guy?
Richard: Yeah, perhaps. I like Norway a Holland a lot.
Host (Hans Schiffers): How does it come that you like Norway?
Richard: It's the country itsself, the people and the nature.
Host (Hans Schiffers): How famous is Lene marlin in Norway?
Richard: Verry famous, you could compare it to Marco Borsato
(a really famous dutch artist) in The Netherlands.
Host (Hans Schiffers): So she is the Norwegian Marco Borsato?
Richard: Yeah, you could call it that way.
Host (Hans Schiffers): And why have you made those websites?
Richard: Well, I heard her song on the radio and thought that I wanted to
know more about her... that was in 1999 when she wasn't that famous yet...
Host (Hans Schiffers): She was 18 years old back then...
Richard: Correct. Then I thought that I could also start a website about
her and give the people more information about her, perhaps I can
even help her to make her a little bit more famous...
Host (Hans Schiffers): So you have kept notic about Lene.
What kind of woman is she?
Richard: Offcourse she is verry good looking.. (laughs)..
Host (Hans Schiffers): Also not verry unimportant.. (also laughs)..
Richard: No indeed... well, you could notice that she was kindda afraid for
the press in the beginning, so she took a break between the first and
the second album...
Host (Hans Schiffers): Why was she so afraid of the press...?
Richard: That's because she suddenly became verry famous, so that's a
pretty big shock..
Host (Hans Schiffers): It came so suddenly for her... so has she also
withdrawn herself from the press..
Richard: Well.. at first she has indeed withdrawn herself from the press,
but after 4 years she came back.
Host (Hans Schiffers): Her album which we are playing all week has a
remarkable history... please explain..
Richard: Yes, that's true. She started to record her own songs after her
second album "Another Day" and after she was finished recording it she
got to the record label and said: "...I have a new album".
She has not created it with a producer.
Host (Hans Schiffers): Why hasn't she done that?
Richard: Well, she wanted more freedom, so she decided to record it on
her own, withouth a producer.
Host (Hans Schiffers): If you have to choose a song (from the new album),
which will it be...
Richard: Well, that will be the first song... "How Would It Be...
Host (Hans Schiffers): Why this song...
Richard: Well, because of the song and lyrics and I like these kind of songs..
Host (Hans Schiffers): Ok. Richard Buikema.
Creator of www.lene-marlin.com and www.lenemarlin.nl
Richard: Yes... correct
Host (Hans Schiffers): Good Luck!