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The Ebony & Ivory Show

April 24th, 2019 Comments off

Those were the days.

Ebony or Ivory was late…

Then the bartender left and shortly thereafter Ebony or Ivory left too!

Leaving exactly one (1) individual at the venue, playing music.

It is by all accounts commonly known as the best set ever played – in the history of mankind!

Now, I do wonder why absolutely nothing was ever recorded, ever.

I mean during those eventful times; 15 odd years or so ago…

…perhaps you are looking for a 800 px version of the flyer? Please see here.

And if by any chance a larger version is wanted/required or an original please contact:

– “U got’s to luve da Nokia-net (it’s a long story, per usual, anyhow “Nokia-net” equates to what is usually referred to as the Internet nowadays. You know for kids… computers n’ stuff)!”

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April 21st, 2019 Comments off

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Who’s Lighter Might This Be?

April 21st, 2019 Comments off

Decades serving. I thought that it would pass. I was mistaken. Serving is for life and you can not do anything about it.

Four words… Doc Scott and “Shadow Boxing”* (in all actuality that’s five words).

A long time ago. When I waited an entire evening to hear one track and ended up leaning on the stack of 10″ speakers. And till’ this day I can’t understand how I did not loose my hearing in that very moment.

I was leaning on the two meter high 10” stack… and I should have become deaf. Before or after? No, never. It was Doc Scott…

My back was literally against the stones!

Playing the same track and or break + 20 times in a row will not necessarily render you popular, but it has to be done, right?

My brothers and sisters I truly love thee! Never, ever, ever stop.

* It is the best track ever produced. Sorry.

** “Jag hatar drum’n’bass!” Was shouted from below, at street level and directed towards my balcony (I live on the third floor). I can understand the sentiment, because there is nothing more fanatic than a true d’n’b fiend. Not in this World and I do know this. There is no point trying to deny it any longer.

*** If you have witnessed speakers moving across the floor making grooves, then you know about the bass… You see/hear the kilos moving themselves across a marble floor and making grooves. When the strucal integrity of the building is at risk (the roof might cave in). Then you will become a believer. In as many words: Fastfood!

**** Yes, it is my lighter.

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Most Frightening Ever?

April 13th, 2019 Comments off

I was way, way, way to young when I saw it… Polanski’s “Repulsion” starring Catherine Deneuve that is.

Now, I am reminded of among others: “Ringu” and there are a couple more of them, films, that I probably never will see again…

“Apocalypse Now”, “Silents of the Lambs” and “Seven” are some that come into mind, but that was much later though and that is fortunate enough.

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Spielt Musik (Cassetten) Nach Wunsch Über Das Autoradio

March 24th, 2019 Comments off

1940 – 1970

A succession of technology breakthroughs

Science and technology underwent tremendous development in the 1940s and 1950s, with Philips Research laying the basis for later ground-breaking work in transistors and integrated circuits.

The year 1949 saw the introduction of the Philips Synchrocyclotron, enabling research into the treatment of malignant tumors.

The company also continued to make major contributions to the recording, transmission and reproduction of television pictures.

And in 1963 it introduced the Compact Audio Cassette, setting the global standard for tape recording.

© Philips


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March 23rd, 2019 Comments off

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. as is pictured on the portable plate.

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

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UK Supremacy

March 21st, 2019 Comments off

Skynet + Stakka – Voyager – Audio Blueprint – 1998.

It was ruthless then and it is as ruthless today in a Decoder kind of style.

“- We be no takin’ any prisoners today” kind of style. My Lord, it is still completely uncompromising music right there.

It is the definition of “Tech” in a drum’n’bass context if you would happen to ask me.


March 21st, 2019 Comments off

The Fontaine du Palmier (1806-1808) or Fontaine de la Victoire is a monumental fountain located in the Place du Châtelet, between the Théâtre du Châtelet and the Théâtre de la Ville, in the First Arrondissement of Paris.

It was designed to provide fresh drinking water to the population of the neighborhood and to commemorate the victories of Napoleon Bonaparte.

It is the largest fountain built during Napoleon’s reign still in existence. The closest métro station is: Châtelet.

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Don’t Leave Me Behind…

March 21st, 2019 Comments off


Even the Missus approved… at the time*.

And for the record this is indeed the 808th post**.

* I think that I now can understand how some things simply can not be explained properly.

How experiences actually can’t be explained properly from one generation to another and it would seem to have to do with emotions rather than experience and age and the lack of experience.

That in turn could very well be why I will never fully comprehend 68′ (Soixante Huit) or the 13th of September 1966 at Le Café de L’Odéon in Paris or the black and white photo taken on Ponte Neuf for that matter.

** Some posts have been redacted of different and obvious reasons, so you will not find 808 of them, but I can assure you that the number is indeed the correct one.

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March 21st, 2019 Comments off

I have read it and it was a gift from my grandmother on my (not 100% sure) 15th birthday (when I indeed had ambitions).

I did not give it much thought at the time (I was fifteen or so, I did appreciate the gift) but now when I’m not fifteen any more and my grandmother has passed, I do think about the gift.

It makes me wonder… obviously it is classical literature, but it also something altogether different. I mean for starters it is not an easy read. And the fact that there are so very few that have actually read the piece in question. Like “On The Road” by Jack Kerouac.

– Why? Well, because you don’t have to read them.

And I’m not alone, yet my grandmother gave the books to me.

– You are the oldest?

– Yes, but I don’t think that is the reason why I was awarded the literal gifts.

I have read every single of the gifts and I guess that you simply don’t know anything about anything and that there is nothing called “chance”.

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