G.W. Sok co-founded the internationally acclaimed independent Dutch music group The Ex in 1979. He became the singer and lyricist more or less by coincidence, since he wrote the occasional poem and nobody else wanted to sing. At the same time, he turned himself into a graphic designer of record sleeves, posters and books. A Mix of Bricks and Valentines showcases the lyrics G.W. Sok wrote during his three-decade period with The Ex. More than 250 agitprop lyrics, poetry and rants are included, along with an introduction by English journalist, author and musician John Robb.