For people who are wondering what I was doing the last month, well, I was touring through West Flanders in a red VW van. I have the pleasure of being the in-house photographer of Westtalent ’09, a provincial music contest that gives a platform to young local talents. On each Friday and Saturday, there was a preselection in one of the many youth clubs across the province. And it’s been a fantastic ride already. We’ve seen great musicians and lesser great ones, but overall there were many promising bands to be discovered. Unfortunately only 16 of them can go to the semifinals which start tonight in the 4AD. Here’s a snapshot of the preselections.