Silent Prayers?

October 19th, 2020 Comments off

A collection of Asian wood carvings were placed directly opposite of the door to my cellar storage unit (7 all-in-all). They were quite large, the three women figurines were taller than 1,2 m. The two (much smaller) male figures that I decided to keep were apparently acquired in South Korea in 1975.

Since they were blocking my door, I moved them out of the way and alongside a wall instead. Carved out of a single piece of hardwood they were heavy as well.

Yet, not long after, they had mysteriously transported themselves from my cellar to the recycling room… it would seem like the group moved on from there finding new homes.

Peculiar.

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If You Know

October 17th, 2020 Comments off

It is close to impossible to explain. Why/what makes this particular track or not? Culture and history, and you may be wrong at the end. I guess it’s a combination of many different things.

I’m not sure I want to… OK. Let’s go; who is playing what? Before and after (the order in the case)? How revolutionary/rough is it? References? Rythm and/or breaks? Style.

– I’m guessing Doc Scott…
– You always say that!
– No one (not even today*) in there right mind would sample Doc… and in any case I will be border-line hard sampling and I know for a fact that Doc doesn’t approve any way (loooong time ago).

* He seldom or never plays Doc Scott though. I did not say that I know, I’m still guessing the true blue original steppa.

The bassline is serious… there are other contenders for sure, but the ones I’m thinking of would never replicate/imitate/sample (they don’t need to and you don’t) or is it just the newest kid on the block? I just don’t know, ask your…

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Today Of All Days?

October 17th, 2020 Comments off

It should be no comment. However, I can’t do that. That would be 1993 to you and me, WARP and I did buy it in period, the following year (if I remember correctly because I waited for Artificial Intelligence II to arrive to Stockholm from London more than 6 months…) when it was available.

They’re truly musical giants, and they’ve in fact defined decades of culture output. The impact? Impossible to say…

I want/forced to dedicate this post to my friends and everyone musically inclined; that I ever met along the way: friends and foes, be them fallen or not. With this reminder: plz don’t forget how to have fun, in life…

And no, you will never get passed them or him… ever; that is impossible.

We are the music makers…

He will push the tempest by…

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Ref.: bandcamp.com.

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You Must Support!

October 17th, 2020 Comments off

Because, it is the only thing to do. We Are Viable. I can’t… express the emotions, so many sounds and to much history (not really, you can never have much history). Before, before, before… and 1990 seems like yesterday?!

Uncle Dugs on the one only: rinse.fm. Directing the thing like a crazed librarian. Would be playing the all time classic house track (back when house music was house music) Promised Land!

My number of requests surpassed the limit and went beyond and actually a bit after the limit. I actually requested it on a New Years Eve in the capital (Londonium). The reply? Naturally. – I don’t do requests. However, I did get to hear it that very same night.

It was a good night, I was well happy! I will always love the track!

– Nothing, but love right now! Emotional now!
– We are what we have been waiting for.

And naturally: Altern 8. That is proper!

Anyone listening in for the first time… “- .can’t deny it, them rave lot, they do, give out good vibes!”

Uncle Dugs and I thought I was going to bed, right…

Please see: More Original Quotes.

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Breaks Eternal

October 16th, 2020 Comments off

Dark. Descent. (NL)? It is about time. This is the perfect time to do so for more than one reason. Complexity and banality; any human is a combination of both including many other things yet among all of them is still simple banality. That in it self creates complexity at the best of the times in the end.

Musically? There is not necessarily any connection what so ever. Yet, it is part of my heritage, that would be breaks, that not everyone may know of… the hardcore sounds. The harsh sounds that I’ve been trying to incorporate a long time, a long time love/hate relationship.

“- What ARE you LISTENING to (headphones)? – It’s Somatic Responses, breaks? – That is… unbelievably frightening (music).”

A part of the breaks’ exploration, but for anyone who would know anything about the eternal search for breaks and my out must admiration for example: Somatic Responses and Hymen and the rather harsher things of things shouldn’t be all that surprised.

Odd 20 years later… a bit noisy, isn’t it?

My younger self would probably not fully understand all of this! Now, I feel… liberated and that is a good thing. To expand or “Move your ass and your mind will follow!”. Hard, machine “funk” at work. It never died in Holland… will it be first in my cue? Probably not but it all makes sense to me now.

I like it; intense BIG drum (as it were, is…) and quite beautiful melodies. It’s a love song? Cull Destroy Poem (A song for Suki) by Mute.

It’s digital excellence clocking in at: 24:27. Nu times (it will not fit on a 12″ at 45 rpm).

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Total Annihilation

October 13th, 2020 Comments off

Usually, I don’t write about marketing, brands or advertising, however there’s a first for everything and this warrants an exception in my mind because this must surely be the World’s most destructive re-branding ever! A total and complete brand annihilation of the like I have never ever witnessed before. It is just (wrong)… unfathomable to me.

ÅF AB or Aktiebolaget Ångpanneföreningen, founded in 1895 was a Swedish international consulting and engineering firm that served clients globally across the energy and industrial sectors and provided local engineering services in its core markets.

Pöyry PLC (Finnish: Pöyry Oyj), founded in 1958 was an international consulting and engineering firm that served clients globally across the energy and industrial sectors and provided local engineering services in its core markets.

In 2019 ÅF and Pöyry Oyj merged into AFRY (ÅF Pöyry AB)… 1895 is a long time ago and you would suspect that a global company that is 124 years old has quite some brand recognition? The comparative sizes of the two?

ÅF (Aktiebolaget Ångpanneföreningen) – Number of employees: 12100
PÖYRY PCL (Pöyry Oyj) – Number of employees: 4900
AFRY (ÅF Pöyry AB) – Number of employees: 17000

In short: ÅF (1895-2019) and PÖYRY (1958-2019) became AFRY (2019 and beyond…) ?!! Or Do Fries Go With That Shake!? *

My immediate association is a rather more successful example of corporate branding/identity:

Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (lit. Telephone Stock Company L.M. Ericsson), commonly known as Ericsson, founded in 1876 is a Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company headquartered in Stockholm.

I just saying one last time: A F R Y.

How on Earth did this come about?

Ref.: ÅF (Aktiebolaget Ångpanneföreningen).
Ref.: Pöyry PCL.
Ref.: AFRY.
Ref.: Ericsson.
Ref.: AFRY Architecture & Design.

* After all the focus on this site is on the musical aspects of things in life.

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€ 100,000

October 12th, 2020 Comments off

I’ve decided to part from this piece de resistance in my extensive flyer collection. It is now for sale. Asking price is: € 100,000. Minimum asking price. Only serious bids/buyers please!

  • Item: Rare vintage autographed (printed) flyer
  • Size: h x w, 73 x 84 mm
  • Price: €100,000
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Danvikstull

October 12th, 2020 Comments off

Gång-
och cykelbana
avstängd
Hänvisning
för
omledning
finns 170m
bakåt

Pedestrian
and bicycle path
closed
Reference
for
diversion
is 170m back

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Rock Hard

October 12th, 2020 Comments off

There used to be a very large concrete building at this site. When it was demolished a very large rock was unveiled. It had been hidden inside the structure and facade the whole time. I’m curious to know if it will be incorporated into the new buildings or demolished.

Tegelviksgatan

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Just Don’t

October 12th, 2020 Comments off

Lämna ej mat!!! = Don’t leave food!!!

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