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Jazz Is A 4 Letter Word

November 20th, 2018 Comments off

Playing a horn and Rhodes keys with two hands? Add some vocals and you get Payton¨s trio at NPR Tiny Desk…

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Helios Is Ours

November 3rd, 2018 Comments off

It is the closest one we have, but there are many, many more (almost countless) out there.

The sun’s closest stellar neighbors are three stars in the Alpha Centauri system. The two main stars are Alpha Centauri A and Alpha Centauri B, which form a binary pair. They are an average of 4.3 light-years from Earth. The third star is Proxima Centauri. It is about 4.22 light-years from Earth and is the closest star other than the sun. Ref.

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A Thing Of Beauty II

October 30th, 2018 Comments off

Famille Rose Porcelain ‘Peach’ Bowl Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and of the period, 1723 – 1735.

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A Thing Of Beauty I

October 30th, 2018 Comments off

Fine green-enameled ‘dragon’ bowl zhengde mark and period, 14th century China.

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Memento

September 8th, 2018 Comments off

An immense part of my childhood and memories. Yet, contemporary in an unsettling way. And it is located far, far away in any meaningful sense of the words.

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The City

April 22nd, 2018 Comments off

It is a concept, an idea of sorts; Tokyo, Paris, London or Copenhagen.

The city is an entity of its own. Always dynamic and depending on many views, architecture being one of them.

So, maybe I am not a materialst after all, after all these years?

The buildings being constructed in my city right now? Where the he** are the planners, architetechs, social workers, psychatrics and artists?

The 1900 pupil school or the 200 children kindergarten? A school and a kindergarten? The structure and scale is simply terryfing. I suppose there will be some kladding on the actual buildings in the end. They litteraly scare me in every aspect and sense.

Helas, it is not the worst visual assult. “Brohuset”… I’m quite confident it will be known as the worst (not) planned building in the history of Stockholm. Ever. And Stockholm is a pretty old city mind you.

No, I’m not missing the industrial area constructed in the mid 1980’s being demolished, not one bit. I just wish they could build something better.

It is not my problem. I’ve spent my time.

This is was democraticy is. This is free speech. This is possible. From being five years old and trapped in Choran school in 1950’s, some of you abuse these rights? Make fun of them? The Universal rights of every human being?

Do not.

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Depending On What You Want/Wish For

February 23rd, 2018 Comments off

I recently acquired it (the magazine too).

Why? I already knew that/I thought the collection was complete. It turned out to be incomplete, catastrophic. Missing tracks from Funkstörung, “Viceversa”. I searched the discs. They were not to be found.

Among the missing: the Jay-jay Johnson remix? Have I never heard it before? Then it must be ignorance. If it was indeed played to me. Doing it now.

Is that my very own hand? “And I just can’t remember, last laugh in time… I want some fun, now.”

Honestly? I don’t really know what to say. That is the song.

Internet? It is still possibly the best idea ever in all of human history. It may not surpass printing, but it is very close to single-character-set printing.

Correlation? No, not really. They subjects are not related. I had something else in mind to begin with.

Is it a real artifact? It is a depiction of an actual physical object? Is it an actual picture of the cover of a magazine?

Am I confident that it is in fact a picture of the cover of a magazine? I am quite assured, I know for a fact tat it is indeed a picture of a cover of a magazine. As I’m confident that the copy I own is not unique and that I did take a photo of it in my kitchen.

But, then again you tell me if it is a fact or not? Added irony? The next generation scratched the answer from the cover. It can be fixed, so say Wired and I agree:

– Fit for purpose
– Safe and secure
– Future-proof
– A creative utopia
– Free of trolls
– Equal for all

Think about it. Hard. Is that going to happen? Well, I don’t know, but I do know that I for one do not want/wish for a broken Internet.

It is not to late. This tool? Is the most powerful ever in the history of mankind. It has/will change the course of humanity. Let’s guide this change. Yes/no?

– FIT FOR PURPOSE
– SAFE AND SECURE
– FUTURE-PROOF
– A CREATIVE UTOPIA
– FREE OF TROLLS
– EQUAL FOR ALL

Plz? Come on.

Le Mépris By Le Mépris

February 16th, 2018 Comments off

I like this album a lot. It is so melancholic, it contains piano, cello and it is scaled down, yet dramatic.

I like the artwork, I like the label [sic!] and I like the (assumed) über-reference as well.

The title and the artist’s name must have been taken from the identically named 1960’s film directed by Jean-Luc Godard and starring Brigitte Bardot? Contempt (1963).

It is very strong word, in any language.

Fab & Groove On Rinse.fm?

December 1st, 2017 Comments off

It’s just to good to be true. I mean come on! Many decades later. Just look/listen.

That is the definition of push/brotherhood.

Fabio & Grooverider? The absoulte heroes. Heroes all the way. Unreal stuff. They play and play and play… that is truly unbelievable.

Overdoing it? Just a little bit? That’s fine by me. I mean someone has to do it right? I’m loving it all the way and every single bit of it. Look at it.

It is brilliant. Unsurpassed. Playing the impossible.

Them be the proper original rude boys.

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48 Hrs Is A Rather Long Time

November 16th, 2017 Comments off

I must confess that I’m a bit tired after all…

Picture: 48 kHz / 48 hrs. Is it farfectched and outlandish?

Possibly.

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