One Hundred (100) Years Ago

December 1st, 2017 Comments off

WW1, fighting for you? Why?

30 years later my grandfather died of his injuries inflicted in WW2. He passed 1950.

Leaving my father without a father. Leaving my grandmother without a husband and leaving me and my little sister without a grandfather.

20 years before I came into this World.

It is history, it is my history. Have you seen the graveyards? Have you seen the endless rows of tombs manifesting lost lives in Evropa? The consequences of war?

They were fighting your War? Dying doing so. Why did they do that?

“Les Tirailleurs Sénégalais”, fighting fiercely till the bitter end on the muddy, cold battlefields of Evropa.

– Mon père étais Sénégalaise.

– Ah, un vrais Sénégalaise?

– Oui.

Immense fierté. Immense pride.

 

Picture: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3403612/All-quiet-Western-Rare-colour-photographs-capture-daily-lives-French-soldiers-away-battlefields-WW1.html

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You Say

December 1st, 2017 Comments off

You say Digital* and I say how loud?

* Men det borde du väl ha fattat vid det här laget? – Jo, man kan ju tycka det.

It just never going to end. The breaks are as satisfying/interesting as they were when I heard them the first time a very long time ago.

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In My Castle

December 1st, 2017 Comments off

I’m all alone in my castle (by choice it would seem).

I was planning to play one thing (the “Digital Synthesis” compilation one more time) but I ended up listening to another thing altogether.

A different thing, it is another of many personal favourites I might add.

Why is that? And what is so special about it? Well, to begin with it is neo-electro.  Claro Intelecto – Neurofibro* – Ai Records – AiLP008CD. Tons of history (O. Bergman liked it a lot back then) there.

Wow, you finally wrote an actual text about music and not all that other rubbish!

Come on man! You will have to give up at some point? You can’t continue like this for an eternity? Or can you?

– Just give me a reasonable alternative and I will in all honesty consider it. Otherwise? Then just watch me. “Wave the freak flag high.” Just like Hendrix did, like mother and father said/told me too.

* Bomber och granater have you ever heard: “Tria”?

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Digital – Synthesis – Lightworks

November 30th, 2017 Comments off

No more discussion. And it is not even my favourite track (Klute mind you).

Picture? That is the man himself: Digital. Listening to it now? It is clear that he may have some credits due in fact he has a lot to claim.

Digital, Drumsound & Simon “Bassline” Smith – Fire or Digital, Spirit – Out Of Time or…? are you f**ing pulling my leg? Unreal sounds.

My lord, the pressure is… unreal. UK… destroying everybody and everything… again.

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Rewind

November 30th, 2017 Comments off

Oh my lord. It is a work of art.

The rewind from heaven and the angels shed their tears.

You need to understand how hard it is to perform it.

In cue and to perfection. It is a specialist thing. The rewind.

It is brilliant! Eternally so and it will remain for ever.

Ms Moon on the wheels of steel? You need to be present. On fire.

Bass is eternal.

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You Don’t Think It Can Happen?

November 30th, 2017 Comments off

Digital Synthesis? Breaking my heart. There are not words to describe it. Either you know or you simply will never do so. My God…

Hidden for a long time. I’m cleaning my machines. It was bought, stored and not listened to.

I just did not listen to it, I am doing so right now. It is Digital? Yes I’m listening now.

Brothers and sisters! Breaks and bass eternally. I’m just stating a siumple fact.

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They’re Alive!

November 30th, 2017 Comments off

So, the mechanical engineering studies actually had a purpose in the end?

Two (2) M2 2×20 screws,  nuts and washers (I did have to drill and cut the screws down from 20mm to 16mm).

Forced to buy 300 pcs instead of the 8 pcs needed. 50/300 = 0,16 SEK a piece. 8 x 0,16 = 1,28 SEK.

The actual hardware did cost a little more than that, so I’m a winner (gagnant?). A rough estimate would be 1000 times more…

The pieces were made in China. If there would be any doubt. Actually the whole ensemble was manufactured there to begin with.

Originally engineered to break. There are brilliant people spending their time constructing/designing objects to fail? Why do they do that? My view? It should be very well known by now.

No, I never actually questioned that particular decision (mechanical engineering studies) in my life and I still intend to construct robots. My little one detests the mechanics/physics/science. My father did not like them either.

They’re alive now, repaired, saved and they’re back in active duty, they’re back to serve. Who? My trustworthy MDR-XB950BT headphones.  Japanese engineered Bluetooth headphones with built-in amplifier. I can push them. No distortion. I can push them beyond. Clean.

Completely unbalanced sounding and geared for one thing only and that is maximum bass. It does not have anything to do with high fidelity or exactness. They’re are played as loud* as is possible without distortion. It is a simple case of overstretch… I’m well aware of that and I’ll happily grant you that. I love it!

The reinstatement? First to be played? Erik Lundin – Suedi – RMH Records* – RMH008 – 2015.

This release distances everything else, this is by far the best Swedish hip hop album ever produced and released. It is a timeless piece of art right there. Best of the best.

Second to be played? Abd Al Malik – Scarifications – G!braltar – PIASL038LP – 2015. “Je ne dirais plus jamais, je t’aimes.”

Third? Lenzman – All For You EP – The North Quarter – NQ001 – 2016. “Greatful, as free as you want to be.”

Classic and arcaic drum’n’bass. “Grateful” that is a full two decades and some later. I can’t believe it. Did I actually miss my own life?

Fourth? Digital.

* Inte högt (frequency), hög volum utan starkt (loudness). Snart doktor L.E. har alltid rättat mig ang. det. Not “high” volume, but “loud”. The soon to be doctor L.E. have always corrected me on the subject. I feel… humbled and proud.

 

17.11.17

November 29th, 2017 Comments off

Last/lost transmission (mm, yes, that is the “flat line” depicted.).

There will be sceptics of course (I may be involved in that very scepticism…), however the circumstances were different this time around and the consequences turned out to be catastrophic.

I did pursue it till the end as per usual. However, I was unable to foresee the outcome… I underestimated the level of aggression of strangers toward me, i.e. people that don’t know me and nor do I know them.

Stasi behaviour. Primitive behaviour. Maybe you should concentrate on your own lives/being. How come that when I (individual) act my little sister is automatically involved? Whenever I “act-out” my little sister is the first to know? Everytime?

That is not my friends and it is not my family. It is chocking, I know. But, I am growned up now. What does that mean? Well, I am my own authority now. My father will not return? He explained all that in detail.

I underestimated (once again) the underlying driving force. But, if you don’t know me? Why will you not stay out of my business?

That is the sole reason that I know that it is the last transmission. The date? It is purely coincidental i.e.. I’m still not into numerology.

Pretty, pretty number symmetry-wise, I still do think.

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This Is How I Wear Them

November 29th, 2017 Comments off

This is how I wear my leather gloves (2017).

Why? This is how my father wore his leather gloves (1960), in fact these are actually my fathers’ leather gloves (they’re not from the 60’s though).

It is pure aesthetics, turned up at the end and tight around the knuckles.

Is it practical? No, not at all. Is it aesthetics and nothing else. It is not functional at all.

Do I shine my own shoes? Yes, I do shine my shoes/boots. Do I know how to tie a tie and iron my shirt and trousers?

Yes, I do know how to do that. Can I replace a lost button? Yes, I can do that as well. It is called sewing.

“Gentleman” is more than a mere word. Opposite argument is arguing about the basics of being “civilised”? That can not be a good thing in my World.

That being said. The whole “touching other people without their consent”? It just not progressing the way I want too. Honestly it can not be an actual problem? It is just stupid.

Shadow? Mm, that is my aluminium bat, it is resting in my hallway, always. Mine is black and little sisters’ is red.

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Perspective

November 25th, 2017 Comments off

Txt? Maybe. One second. The uniform suggest one (1) an American soldier among an all British contingent…

The clip is one second long., exactly 1 (one) second long: 01:03:37 – 01:03:08.* It is featured in the critically acclaimed movie “Wonder Woman”. It has been praised for being groundbreaking in many aspects and especially in terms of equality? It is an American film directed by an American woman. The perspective looks the same to me.

It is fiction? Yes. When will you realise that it is not a question of privileged gender? When will you realise that the real question is another altogether?

Please, try a little bit harder. What about general human rights? Look beyond gender and tint (color is just not working for me). Words. 1970. My father was a grown man then.

380000 were sent from the US and 160000 Africans fought for France alone. The “Colonial” troops were close to a million (1000000) head strong. Men taking part in the first World War,  Africans and Asians, they were a very long way from home, fighting in a war that was not theirs to fight to begin with. One hundred years ago. Why did they do that? Why did they sacrifice their own lives in a fight that was not theirs? Codex.

A man called Léopold Senghor was one of them. He fought in the first World War for France. He survived and became the first president of the independent state Senegal proclaimed in 1960.

He was part of the Senegalese tirailleurs (French: Tirailleurs Sénégalais) infantry and president, minister, poet, member of l’Académie française etc.

* It was not my intention. I just watched the film and I did not do a frame-to-frame analysis. I simply made an observation, that’s all. No big mystery to be found. One second would be 24 frames or something like that. Equality?