Mommy, Why…

August 31st, 2017 Comments off

Are they building houses in the middle of the water in Houston, Texas and Bombay, India, as well as many other places around the World?

Picture: BBC World News.

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I Went Looking For Avishai Cohen?

August 31st, 2017 Comments off

And I found two? The one I was looking for is a bassist and the other a trumpeter. I mean how strange is that? 24 hours ago I did not know anything about either of their existence.

And yet no more than two hours ago I got to know that there are two… “Will the real Avishai Cohen please stand up?”.

The World is becoming a little bit to strange for my taste. Too much information. Stack-over-flow. Old and young men, orange and disproportional elected by the people threatening to blow the planet to smithereens? What the h*ll is that all about?

As said it was by pure accident not more than 24 hours ago and then the pure accident turned into something extremely unlikely and somewhat unsettling. It is like your new neighbour has the exact same name like you do. Not similar but indeed exactly the same. The likelihood of something of that sort happening? Let’s move on…

One of the (trumpet) albums’ is called “Dark Nights” (2014) and the opening track is called: “Dark Nights, Darker Days”. Eh, well what can I say? Except that it is good music and well executed at that.

And if I may say so it is also a bit unfair. The track list in itself as it happens: I mean “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat”, “Betray (Feat. Anat Cohen)”, “Old Soul (Feat. Anat Cohen, Gerald Clayton)” or why not the stunning and closing “I Fall In Love Too Easily (Feat. Keren Ann, Gerald Clayton)”?

Most striking is the tempo though, it is what sets it apart from many other things produced today. It is steadily paced, excellent stuff. Maybe it is time? Exodus.

Hey, what about the other one? It remains to be investigated.

We Are Free

August 31st, 2017 Comments off

You get to decide? You are in charge and the master of your own life? You get to decide what you want to believe in?

It took more than 2000 years to establish the system.

This concept does not apply to the organised religious ones, then again they already have the answer. So no, I am not addressing the organised ones.

Well are you in charge of your own life? The question is simple enough? And I am sure it is not the first time you have heard it.

Picture: kriminalvarden.se. “Bilderna får användas fritt i icke kommersiella sammanhang med hänvisning till Kriminalvården. Verksamhetsbilderna är arrangerade och klienterna är statister.

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Have You Ever Applied For 50 In A Single Day?

August 31st, 2017 Comments off

Well, have you? The question is simple enough, no? Is it unpleasant? I would say so. Is it disturbing? I would tend to agree.

Is it a reality? For some it is. Could it pose a problem in the long-term? Yes, I would imagine that it very well will do so.

– Why is that?
– Well, our entire society is built on that very same principle?
– “Principle”? What does that mean? What does “principle” signify?

Three weeks into the semester and the school building is not even close to being finished. No, I am not being funny.

It is literally not finished. That is they have not finished building it. And the there is nothing more important than going to school.

I am super happy and overwhelmed with joynees with the the whole thing/everything actually.

Picture: from BBC World News via: television -> portable telephone -> personal computer -> server farm. There are many digital steps involved.

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A Small Advice Too Those Who Will Follow Us

August 31st, 2017 Comments off

When playing music that you like. Never start maxing out, start at 50% and then increase incrementally.

– Even if it is my favourite track?

– Yes, you will want to have something more for later on. If you start at maximum? There will not be anything to take from.

You will want to play louder* and eventually max it all out. It doesn’t matter if it is your headphones or something else pushing.

You will want to have full immersion. Trust me.

Physics, you know? There are limits and boundaries that can not be broken in our Universe. You know like 299 792 458 m/s. The speed of light is a constant.

* So, it is a somewhat internal language/sound joke. Sound is a physical thing by definition. It is a wave of energy that propagates through a medium. The medium can be anything. It could be water, oil or any other substance usually when referring to humans it is air. “High” is pitch and “loud” is energy. Lesson learned.

No matter, when you have listened for a while and you still can crank the dial? When you have 30% (not physically, but as a matter of speaking) left?

Then turn the dial gradually and keep pushing! A word of caution is in place, don’t impair your hearing. ie don’t play to loud. Once impaired it is impossible to fix.

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Stick With Your Guns

August 30th, 2017 Comments off

You may not know.

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Marche Ou Crève Or Is It Simply The Fire?

August 27th, 2017 Comments off

Well, it is all the same thing really . Bass culture.

I have wondered, will it ever end? That is, will my sentiments ever change? I can now say with certainty that is not going to happen. It will not never ever happen. Never. Why is that? Write me.

“You will have to let it go.”. No, I will not. More than wwo decades? That is ridiculous. More than 20 years? Come on!

I have been suspecting that much, for quite some time now. Yet, I may have underestimated the overall effect of the breaks. I was a young boy then and I am far from being one now.

Actually I may even like them more now. More than I did in my youth.

Bass. “Run [it] as a soldier, run like a rude boi.”. It is not a gender thing. Bass is a spiritual thing. The more the better. Maximise the bass.

So, I have reached the point of no return? Fabio & Grooverider? Every day and all day long!

The fire is burning. This is post number 444 and the picture is: http://www.allwhitebackground.com/fire.html

The fire! What is it? This is the fire The Plastician. The Fire.

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What You Get For Being Young

August 25th, 2017 Comments off

Is it the referee, reference or the relevance that stirs my soul? I don’t know.

I wish that I would have reversed the listening order tonight. No, that is not true. I would have been totally fu***d up, no matter how the tables were turned.

Exceptionally good music. Jazz references? Ambience? Suzanne Kraft? Naturally, it is a man based in the Netherlands. I never seem to learn anything. I think the birthday boy told me to shut up, just now.

Normally, that would have zero effect. I guess that you only turn 40 once in your life and that there can only be one best album of the year.

It revealed itself appearing on the side line, but it will get noticed.

I really like electronic music, I mean, I really like every aspect of it. The Album.

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Pessimist

August 25th, 2017 Comments off

I am sorry, you were saying?

The album is called “Pessimist” by “Pessimist” (that is really amusing by the way) released on the Blacker Than Black label.

Do you have questions? Good. I have some too.

Seriously? That is simply not fair, not to an old man it is not.

blackesteverblack.com.

What does it all mean? Programmed breaks and bass culture (it does not work like that. Nothing works like that… it is the same and yet it is different.

True equality (interesting very few sisters, but that another story…) among peers. The followers of bass if you will.

“Bloom”, composition and production f**ks me up (machine-music used to be limited to machine performance) in a very much total way.

So, the sound is folding into itself, reaching toward the origin. The sound is going back to its US roots? Yet, there can not be anything more quintessential than drum’n’bass. “- But the World is Global now! You can not claim that.” It is a

Let’s not forget, Photek, Dom & Roland, J Majik, Seba, Krazy, Source Direct, Doc Scott and many others did do so with other equipment.

That is correct. I write my own history, but that does not necessarily mean that I am incorrect.

Bass? Used to be differentiated: Miami, East, West, Chicago or Detroit? The Scandinavian sound, Rotterdam compared to London? Berlin?

No, this is not an nationalistic rant (it could be, but I am not in the position to do such a thing).

Global, as long as I can recognise it? What does this entail? Well, art does not look the same and music does certainly not sound the same. Maybe geographies/culture has something to do with that or? Maybe geography actually as an impact.

Finally i would like to point that the very idea that “geography = environment” would/could have an influence on the human mind is simply ridiculous. Rationality. That is it.

Many words. But no one, I mean no one escapes Doc Scott. I did not need nor did I demand proof. But, I do believe that the score is settled now?

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Take Care Of Them

August 24th, 2017 Comments off

At first it always looks so straight forward and easy.

Recovery in Spanish (I don’t read Spanish).

It is just another machine and it is like every other machine? Right? It is never like that. Everything was made to do something? The World is a machine.

It starts and it stops. It talks in a different languages? The hidden complexity? It is an old argument? Indeed it is.

If consciousness is a physical product (if the networks of neurons in a human brain are creating it)? That network must be analysable?

If it is indeed a physical thing, then it should also be observable? Both in principle and in in detail.

I can touch the perimeter of my brain. My skull? It feels very physical to me. Yet, I can manipulate it quite easily and vice versa. No.

Then, there are major problems or issues or what not. Language, hardware or other problems. I may lack experience? Then, the nightmare starts. “A machine configured like that?”. Will it even start, will it boot? Did I back-up everything? Did I keep all of the +150 000 files? What will happen when I apply this executable?

The machine will eventually start if you haven’t made any mistakes and it is not broken. Otherwise it will not start. The backup alone took 8 hours. Downgrade and reinstall? Will it work or not? I don’t know, I’ll know when and if it reboots. Then I will know. I for one sure hope so.

So many hours spent. And the machine is still not ready. “Downgrading” took 8 hrs. Copy will take another 8 hrs… Many hours.

Let’s see… In 1983 or something like that and for many following years I just liked them, like “toys” (double meaning well, there was a taggin’ crew in Stockholm way back then… and their tag was “Toy”.

Will it boot (FYI: it did eventually do so)?

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