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August 30th, 2020 Comments off

I remember a long-forgotten myth, a mystical story about an equally mythical machine called the “Box”. Supposedly it was randomly generating “acid” noises (Roland 101, 303 and 808 sounds), opaque and shifting colours at the same time.

I have never ever saw one live, but then, much later someone told me that it was actually an existing tiny machine and that down at the Black Market three was one was in existence.

Called the box. I remember looking for one and seeking evidence of its existence. There’s a song called that. The “box” and there’s an excellent film called “Cube” No, it’s not called “The Cube”. It is in fact called “Cube”. Because wordings still matter. The only one to survive is…?

This is a different kind of machine. The Buddha Machine. I don’t own one and I never have. I think that I know someone who does. It’s a brilliant concept. Pure geniality, right there…

* – You can type fast… – Mm, practice and experience helps. – You can type really fast… – Yes, it was I do. Type words. You will type faster. I’m sure of it.

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The Unsung Heroins/Heroes Of The World

August 29th, 2020 Comments off

  1. To many differnt…
  2. 2020 for sure. Helmet is hard. Stance is hard.
  3. Rember Support a free HK! I will not be going to the Republic any-time soon… always support free speech! You need to fight, it is your right!

I mean in the small studio all over the World. The most fantastic and amazing things are happening all the time. Where did Zzzzra go?

Geniality right there, E-dub on a level seldom surpassed. If ever? I would play it off the wall any day or night. And-If-Or? Yes, I misspelled the name and I did get upset… another story altogether.

And KMRU is from? All Internet or…

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I Most Certainly Concur

August 29th, 2020 Comments off

It is easier if you know what it actually says… Phoenecia would know.

That would be my dear grandmother’s Latin dictionary… equipped with a Gothic typeface. It is a truly impossible read in the 21st century.

At one time there was an idea to make Latin a “neutral” official language in the EU. It did not pan out, so now we have broken “Hinglish” instead? A huge mistake according to me. What about Via Appia!? Coincidentally I have actually been to Brindisi (occurred to me just now).

Resurrecting Latin would have been über cool. The overall direction is wrong. Is it not? The notes are from the late 1920’s. I’m guessing 1927/28 or so… at the time a girl or possibly a very young woman.

OK. Enough with the dilly dally. Text reads: “Scientia Est Potentia” and that’s Latin to you and me.

Font: DS Fette Gotisch

Please see: Why Wordings Are [Still] Important.

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Hello? Is There Anybody Out There? Hello???

August 29th, 2020 Comments off

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Value/Cost

August 29th, 2020 Comments off

What now?

The actual colour printer’s initial cost was 799,00 SEK (the entire thing including cabling and whatnot). However a replacement 15 ml black ink cartridge is 289,90* SEK or if you happen to desire colour printing it is a mere 399,99 SEK?

…just got to love mass consumerism and the whole system. I for one is just loving it!

* In fact it is a very long time since we actually had either 5, 10 or 50 öre (cents) coins, but never mind that. Buy 10 and get nothing…

Cost is what you pay, value is what you [actually] get**. If I’m not mistaken it is a quote by: Berkshire Hathaway’s strong man Warren Buffet. If I’m mistaken please don not start any legal processes.

** You are more than welcome to pay 1000 SEK or more for a “Happy meal” if your up for it.

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Like The Color + Childhood Memories

August 27th, 2020 Comments off

Turtle Wax, Plastic Padding, Karlssons klister, RX lim and Biltema… would fix anything/everything in the early 70’s. Sitting on a quintessentially period 1970’s brown footstool. You betta’ believe that!

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Ride Or Die!

August 27th, 2020 Comments off

Horrific crash on Hamngatan, Stockholm opposite the grand NK department store.

It hurts a lot on the right side of my body (right knee, elbow and arm, hip and shoulder badly bruised). The little black bear was not a fault this time either. Misjudged the curb stone… and a subsequent hard, hard, very hard landing.

The little black one is built like a tank and did not suffer any injuries, the rider however.. is quite sore. That’s double R (RR) to you, aka Ruff Rider or simply put Ride Or Die. When the pavement comes rushing towards you in a hurry it will hurt eventually…

However, even Swedes can be surprisingly helpful at times.

– Hur gick det?
– Det är OK. Men rör inte min cykel!
– Du har ingen hjälm?

Google-translated:
– Comment c’était?
– C’est bon. Mais ne touchez pas à mon vélo!
– Vous n’avez pas de casque?

– How did it go?
– It is OK. But do not touch my bike!
– You do not have a helmet?

– Quomodo eam?
– Bene est. Nolite tangere cursus!
– Tu non galeam spem salutis?

As stated. It’s a Google translation. If you happen to know Swedish or any other language you will suffer an acute translation illness… and I’m hurting today.

Not On The Wall VII

August 26th, 2020 Comments off

Yet, more discarded artefacts. For being a Dehringer® eight (8) channel mixer and seemingly in working order (it started just fine and all the LED:s and gauges seems to be in working order). Status? as new/unused.

Ultra-flexible 8-channel Splitter/Mixer Model MX882 Dehringer® 19" rack mounted salvage from the trash. The little brother/sister is here.

The little brother/sister.

Behringer® Eurorack UB802 Ultra Low-Noise Design 8-Input 2-Bus Mixer

Missing XLR-cabels. And, yes my Icon 1 speakers are sounding as they should. After all these years. Sound/culture for you! Dier Mono-culture… Electro is eternal.

Please see: Not On The Wall.

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Pixlated

August 24th, 2020 Comments off

Maria Ängquist-Klyvare (5 april 1953 - )
"Grått i grått", 1998, Statens konstråd

Ref.

When I took the photo I was standing quite close and the child didn’t appear (to me) until I looked at my phone… from afar it is visible however. Question is what’s realest?

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Are You Being Yourself?

August 24th, 2020 Comments off

Pretty confident that I am being precisely that. It’s not my treat by the way. And I left it as found in situ.

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