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523

It is a portable record player that can be run on regular batteries!

It is bright orange, made round about 1972, fully functional and manufactured by the European extraordinary company called: Philips.

Which simply has to be one of the most progressive and R&D oriented companies that has ever existed in Europe* and I mean ever.

The model number is: 523 and the engineering is brilliant.

The functional test was made with the record below and it worked brilliantly!

The Modern Jazz Quartet ‎– Vol. 2: Django / Milano / One Bass Hit, Metronome ‎– MEP 122 – Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM, EP – Sweden – 1955

Ref. discogs.com as is pictured on the portable plate.

* There are quite a few companies like that in Asia, South Korea and Japan.

Misuse Of The Eternal

No, this will simply not do. You need to clean up your act.

Bass music is not pop-music and it will never ever will be that.

Bass music is not the same… it is not a bag of of assorted liquored, you can not “play-list” together a set. In reality you can not ever “play-list” any set. That would be either skills or simple respect.

And I swear, if I’m the last one thing living on this earth the bass will never be treated like that.

– Why? What, do you think? What, is always the answer to that very question? It is pure conviction and years’ served.

– What? You start out young (it is just ridiculous, how would you start out if not young…).

– How many times have I’ve seen this, have many years have I heard that? So, since my birthday is coming up? And I actually heard someone saying on the radio (as it was a good thing), an up-and-coming:

“I’m not only about the music…*”

– What the hell does that mean? It can never be anything about the music…

“I’m on social media…” the confusion is/must be total.

And, just, when I got some hope it is shattered immediately. Did I mention that my birthday is coming up? Q? How many years?

– When actually I are you born? I mean what year are you born?

And now you do not have the correct permit to use the bass in any way you see fit. And no you are not allowed to lay on any rhymes you see fit, what-never on the sacred bass.

And no, you are not allowed to use the digital power at your flimsy nervous hands right now to release what-ever.

This bass abuse has to stop and it will be stopped.

And you will show decades of the: 303, 707 and 808 their due respect.

And no, this is not some kind of “Insta”/”Twitter” joke… F**K that!

* An vocal artist using the eternal? Let me irritate: “I’m not only about the music…” making/misusing bass music. No, can’t have that. It needs to be stopped, right now.

xxx0 – This is (honestly) the 800th published post. What? Well, some are private and some have simply been deleted, if you happen to be numeric… like I am.

D’où Je Viens Or My Creed

The things you need to be learned*:

Tape down all the cables – you need to do it with duct tape and don’t try to be ‘economic’ about applying it – someone will trip or spill, guaranteed.

If the connection breaks or is disrupted in any way there will be an abomination, it equals silence. And ‘silence’ is nothing but disgusting!

“What just happened it is not possible, right?

What you need to immediately:

Re-check all the connections, amplifier(s), pre- and the others, the equalizer, the mixer (it might be ‘reversed’), your needles, your computer, the lights and the projectors and the power!

– Do we even have power?

Last but not least you need to check yourself. That said: when everything works and the boys, girls and the rest are there? It can not be described in words and that is my; “D’où Je Viens Or My Creed”.

And I will not, I cannot compromise or deny that fact ever.

– Do we have power? Thus begins the most rapid complete system’s check that is ever performed in the history of man kind, ever. A military style system’s check infused with adhered stress levels.

Why? Because the sound needs to be brought back, it has to be restored at any cost and as fast as is humanly possible. This ‘silence’ needs to be stopped, right then and now.

– Can we draw enough current or will we pop an auto-fuse? Will, 220V/16A suffice or do we need more? Remember, no less than 2kW for the sound and then you have to power the rest…

– That’s Ohm’s law right? Later, when the machinery gets hot.

– Will the boys/girls turn up? In the end?

The music? You’ll be playing or someone else will be doing it. I never, ever wanted to do that myself (actually I was forced). What I wanted to/still do is one simple thing and that is to dance, listen to, hear the music as it was intended to be played. And you can trust me on that.

* My mentors tough me all that. Be, early, ready and test, test, test – always! Eternal thanks… for having the patience teaching me. Everything is a lesson of some sort.

Make No Mistake

This one is mine. It is my: TECHNICS 1210 MK2 or possibly?

This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.

Without me, my rifle is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will …

My rifle and I know that what counts in war is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, nor the smoke we make. We know that it is the hits that count. We will hit …

My rifle is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its barrel. I will keep my rifle clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will …

Before God, I swear this creed. My rifle and I are the defenders of my country. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life.

So be it, until victory is America’s and there is no enemy, but peace!

Rifleman’s Creed

A Very Personal Reference

It is all about the last item in the list on the board.

It is not the dish itself that is missed in a absolute and profound way every single day.

I suppose that is what experience really entails, in the end.

Is that a uniquely French reference? Yes, it is uniquely French.

SW Induced HW Fail

Picturing the screen of my used to be trustworthy: MacBook (Black) – MA472LL/A – MacBook1,1 – A1181 – 2092.

It is a magnificent machine and its primary function has always been to play my digital music library, which is still does till this day.

However, it was quite a while since the operating system os X 10.6.8 could be updated – all though it has done many times in the past (legally => paid for with actual: €, £, ¥ or $).

Now? It impossible to update even the browsers and the was Firefox decided that the then (last) working version of (that which is in all eventually a virus) flash player would be blocked automatically.

– What does this entail?

– Well, there’s not really possibility to install a functioning browser, ever.

– Why is this a problem?

– Well, quite surprisingly it was the computer in my network that excelled in showing streamed content and that had just become its secondary task.

– It posses a problem. Because the second in line does not comply. Graphics should be on par, helas the interface is not.

– What do you mean?

– In short a software update has disabled the Displayport => HDMI interface.

– Right…

A short recap: SW Induced HW Fail, in all essence it is a complete software induced hardware fail. Obviously the hardware is not failing it is the software that is commanding it to so.

Does this sound familiar to anyone?

A Thing Of Beauty VIII

Brutalist concrete of old Yugoslavia inspires new generation.

Other stops on the tour include the spectacular Sava Centar, a conference and performance venue which seems to have taken its interior design cues from science fiction, mixed with classicist and modernist styles.

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