About

Bibbly-o-tek.com is a website first and foremost about Scritti Politti, set up by three dedicated Dutch fans, Ernst, Marco and Ellen, in March 2006. The unlikely event of a Dutch gig in Paradiso, Amsterdam on March 30th 2006 is what made this website happen. The upcoming release of the new album White Bread, Black Beer is another reason. Most Scritti websites are abandoned these days, far away from the exciting times when Anomie & Bonhomie was released in 2000. The only lively places left over are the Scritti group at Yahoo and multi-media powered Scritti Cola website of John Hyde. Thanks to the Scritti group the surprising news on the live gigs was spread early January 2006. Marco, Ernst and Ellen met each other while they went on a pilgrimage to the second gig in the Luminaire on February 5th.

Why bibbly-o-tek? Well, there was a long debate about the name. E11th.com, drabernathy.com, dutchscritti.com, scrittipolitti.nl all were fiercely debated and finally rejected in favour of bibbly-o-tek.com. It is a very early Scritti Politti song. The link with the dutch word bibliotheek (= library) is an added bonus!

Late April 2006 we got an email from John Hyde with the question if we wanted to help him out with his Scritti Cola website. The onslaught of new gigs with all the video’s generated too much traffic. We invited him to join the team and add all his material to bibbly-o-tek. What started out as a blog is transforming into the Scritti Politti resource you can’t live without!

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Ernst Overbosch

Ernst Overbosch
Owner of one of the most extensive Scritti Politti collections!

Ellen Pronk

Ellen Pronk
A hardcore fan ever since 1985. Winner of the Scritti Trivia Quiz 1999! In possession of a scritti box. Also a graphic designer slash webdesigner. Favourite food: miso soup, bapao and turkish pizza lamb. Loves to code and make presents on lfs.nl.

John Hyde

John Hyde
I am a Scritti fan since the 80s. I live in the US and I started Scritti Cola, a multimedia fansite on the internet since no one else was doing it. I was also handed the reigns to the Yahoo Scritti Blog to help manage. Then along comes these great people, Ellen, Marco and Ernst who started this site (bibbly-o-tek) and I couldn’t refuse their invitation to join. I am truly humbled by the invitation and feel really privileged to get a chance to work with them. I look forward to contributing my two-cents worth.

Richard Wallis

Richard Wallis
Long-term Scrittiphile living in Green’s neck of the woods – North East London. Occasionally first with news about our reluctant hero’s activities
due to an overfamiliarity with internet search engines.

Hopefully Green forgives us for being a little more interested in him than he’d like us to be. When I’m not being opinionated on the internet I can often be spotted in a badly-fitting blue uniform causing misery on London Underground.

Marco Raaphorst

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Composer and sound designer for his company Melodiefabriek. Responsible for many sounds of the popular music program Reason (Propellerhead Software). Also creates many new sounds for ReasonBanks, powerFX, FabFilter and others. A fan of Scritti since Cupid & Psyche 85.


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