Jan Turkenburg, a music teacher, composer and songwriter from the Netherlands, also known as Meneer Jan or Splogman, made a great radio special for Radio Zero (Lissabon, Portugal), dedicated to Yuri Gagarin:

“The discotheque at the end of the Universe”

One hour of dutch and belgian space music… sounds from other galaxies, and beyond! All kinds of songs related one way or another to space, astronauts, flying, rockets and… automatic countdowns 😉 – all beatifully mixed together and presented Jan himself!

This is the playlist of the show:

  1. The Bran Flakes – Countdown to the end [Turkenburg-edit]
  2. Tom Dissevelt – Whirling
  3. Mistral – Starship 109
  4. Kayak – Chance for a lifetime
  5. Spinvis – Astronaut
  6. Jo Smit – De Astronaut [excerpt]
  7. Simon Vinkenoog – The Flying Dutchman
  8. Kid Baltan – Song of the second moon [excerpt]
  9. Batmobile – Amazons from space
  10. Peter Schaap – UFO-naut
  11. De Zingende Fresia’s – Poep
  12. Theo Vaness – Back to the music (Time machine to the seventies)
  13. Bolland and Bolland – Spaceman
  14. Benny Vreden’s children choir – Apollo 17 [excerpt]
  15. Gruppo Sportivo – I’m a rocket
  16. Tom Dissevelt – Whirling [excerpt]
  17. René Vis – Space machine
  18. Nieuwe Snaar – Het Heelal (The Universe)
  19. Jan Turkenburg – Help! is there anybody out there?
  20. brunk – automatic countdown
  21. Kid Baltan – Song of the second moon [excerpt]
  22. Jan Turkenburg – Yuri’s trip
  23. Boudewijn de Groot – Captain Decker
  24. Jan Turkenburg & The Meander Big Band & 200 kids of De Wendakker – In my Spaceship [live]

There’s a track by brunk included: automatic countdown (with a silly announcement by yours truly at 51:30…), taken from the album ‘sept 2003‘, which can be downloaded legally and completely for free at WM Recordings and from the brunk Bandcamp page: [brunk.bandcamp.com ].

You can listen to a sample teaser of the podcast [ over here ].

And this is the funny ‘announcement’ of brunk I made, which was included before the track
(track included here as well):


Thanks Meneer Jan for yet another great podcast!!


sept 2003‘ can be streamed/downloaded on Bandcamp;
‘automatic countdown’ is track 7: