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My Suit Is Turning 80 This Year!

January 6th, 2021 Comments off

I’m going to try to explain this. My pinstripe suit was made in 1941 and my boots are NATO regular from Greece circa 1970’s or 80’s. They were both gifted, the boots in 1994, both much appreciated and been well used. Nikes? Missus would not have any other way (sneakers, they’re not really to be worn with a suit, but things do change in this World). Bless!

Tintin Blakku.

– Are you aware that you look a lot like Tintin dressed liked that?
– It may not be an coincidence… shiny boots, tucked in brown pants, a white shirt (without a tie), cap and a light blue slip over?
– I ask you. Where’s Milou and Haddock? Exactly?

In reality? The suit probably belongs in a museum (it is an antique). I still wear them though. It is 2021 and it is my suit’s 80th birthday! Show some love for my 80 year all wool pinstriped suit!

Where is it? Maybe later…

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The Coolest Place Ever in STH… not CPH or LND

December 30th, 2020 Comments off

I’m just saying… Yes, it is a book store and next door is the best hat shop in town. The number is up and it is mine, but; I never actually been there. Too the book store that is…

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It’s… Just That

December 29th, 2020 Comments off

A small part of the World (as I view it).

1 st That’s my bike (Princess Yu)! And oh boy is she fast.

2nd Me and my… British bike, it’s good that not all know how fast we ride without head protection (that would be my Mother, Bless her heart).

3 st 13:48 the lack of light (if you wonder, you will never get used to it, just work harder…).

4 th Rain… 29/12/2020.

5 th

6 st Lock it down (anything can be disassembled and reassembled as long as your not in a hurry, when I was 7 years old my teacher told us; “Fort och illa kan ingen gilla, sakta och väl kan ingen slå ihjäl!”) Transalation? In a while…

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The One Before Uncle Dugs

December 3rd, 2020 Comments off

Uncle Dugs always gives shouts to the one and only: A Guy Called Gerald!!!?

– So what?

– That man legend, he is a true champion of the sound! Why would that be at all surprising?

– It isn’t. That’s not it. It not the eclectic, uncompromising, and so many decades of experienced styles.

– What then?!!

– His show is the one before Dugs. I knew about A Guy Called Gerald a l ong time before I knew about Dugs. That being said I probably knew about Rinse.FM and A Guy Called Gerald about the same time (Sorry Dugs). Long before the internet.

– Date?

– I heard im’ long before, but in the name of d’n’b it has to be ‘Black Secret Technology’ it is classic.

– And…?

– Aha, you mean ‘Voodoo Ray’? That would be 1989? I do own my personal vinyl copy (the shiny black circular thingy).

– It is a hard act to follow, but Uncle Dugs can keep up, no doubt. That shout is mandatory. And maybe, just maybe there is a reason why Dugs often play year specific? 92′, 93′ and 94′? If your up? And A Guy Called Gerald had the slot before you? It seems like a (the only) strategy? All over the place and then some…

– 89′ huh? What? You mean like 1989?

– Actually it is much earlier than that. Don’t worry about that, just going to leave you with this thought… no one knows everything and remember that started out as pirate station on the air waves well before internet. The fact that A Guy Called Gerald plays/trashes before Uncle Dugs seems all righteous and excellent to me.

– Man, that is a hard act* to follow though. I’m not sure I would even want to try? That is not actually true… I can follow anyone and up or down doesn’t really matter, however inspiration is more important than anything! Would I be intimidated? A Guy Called Gerald? I would try not to…

A true originator. Whatever breaks music you like, used to like (WTF?) or finding out now? He will be involved. Proper breaks!

I have suggestion… I think it is a first. A Girl Called Geraldine? Carry the breaks fwd as we all want! What do you say?

* I didn’t know that! It’s true, I did not know that A Guy Called Gerald is actually holding the spot before Uncle Dugs on Fridays!

– Come on that is silly stupid!!!!

– No, honest! I did know that!

– An you call yourself a raver?!!

– Actually, I do n…

– Just shut your mouth!

– Honestly I missed out…

– Now I understand the shout. I must be getting really slow. I mean really slow. Good fun though. One thing about experience (getting older) it turns out to be OK. Good? No. OK. That one is one me! : ). It is by all accounts the most epic fail of all fails. I just have to live with it, I guess?

A Guy Called Gerald. One of the Giants! One fire for this one on, trust me he’s on fire:

It’s Disconnected

November 29th, 2020 Comments off

– Please stop! Now! Just stop! Please. Where is the rack at?

– It right there?

– There is a limiter in the cabinet? Right? There must be a limiter?

– Yes. Of course there is a limiter.

– What is going on? It should have clipped a long, long time ago? The way you are playing right now? Why isn’t the limiter clippin’? Are you actually planning to destroy the system? This system? You can’t afford that… this is not you. We respect the sound. This is aggression.

– The reason to why it is not clippin’ is quite simple. I have disconnected it, it’s disconnected. I couldn’t play properly it was interfering and cutting out.

– Wut da f**k are you talking about!? (I had to make an effort keeping my balance opening the door to the DJ booth, because the 12″ on the floor was maximised and I could still hear the next tune in line through the DJ’s headphones. It is by far the loudest thing I have ever heard in my life. As I opened the gate I thought that I was going to fly down the stairs. Propelled by the sound pressure alone…). On this system?

Again. – It is not clippin’ because I’ve disconnected it.

On a +30KW system? Pushing crazy volume? Do you have any conception or idea about the volume on the floor right now? I just don’t know what to say… and as a matter of fact I still don’t after all these years… I hid/covered behind a concrete pillar covering my ears at the same time. In order to escape. I have never heard anything like it.

I eventually told people to leave…

– I’m loving seeing you here supporting! However, you all need to realise that at this very moment it is actually dangerous being on the dance floor. And that you all are in imminent risk of damaging/impairing your hearing for life, at this very moment (that is the reason for me to be covering my ears whilst screaming on the top of my lungs to you)!

It is totally irresponsible, reckless and I know that you assume that we’re professionals here. You assume that no one would willingly subject anyone to something as dangerous as this actually is. There are laws, rules and regulations even in clubs? I am telling you that none of them apply this night. I am telling you to leave. For your own sake. It/he was completely crazy.

– I would never say and I never thought that I would ever have to say that to anyone dancing yet it is true. The decibels right now? They will hurt you. Please leave. Cutting Pleasure this evening? Will hurt you! This is specialized sound boy killa biznizz! It’s wrong. The sound held and it was not shredded to pieces, not on the night. But that was crazy volume, insane push and not recommended. Simply dangerous.

– It’s disconnected…

Cutting Pleasure.

Oh man! That was hard to the core… an honest attempt of breaking the system.

* I’ve actually heard/seen the big rig go up in flames, twice (I did try my best preventing it from happening, yet I failed miserably at both occasions). However, they’re other stories altogether. That silence and the pure undiluted disappointment emanating from the dance floor? Indescribable. Because you can literally touch the void of sound and the disappointment from one instance to the other. When the sound dies…

– You realise that it is going to break (in a bad way)? I can hear it (and smell it, that is when the glue, the bakelite of the speaker coils are melting. There’s still (a very short) time to save the system. There is tome to cool down and restart/rethink things. I know that you are well aware.

– I told you so? It simply will not cut it in the end? It will break.

Then the night is destroyed for everyone. Da’ system is up in a smoke…

– I told you so…

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Please Don’t II

November 28th, 2020 Comments off

We start bombing in 5 minutes.

Clarification: it is a sample from an actual radio transmission during the Vietnam war. Something like; we’re pinned down! We need help now! What are we going to do? And the (actual) response was: (Don’t worry) we start bombing in 5 minutes (my guess? High alti)

This our radio station!

The badness is the goodness… ‘Foulplay’. Swear, I could listen to this tune all day. Honest! I’m not even going to lie, I’ve not even sorted out the next tune and I have about 30 seconds left*… That’s how much I was getting into that one even if I’ve only heard it 48 million times. Had to make it.

Uncle Dugs

* Been there… listening to the tune being played and forgetting… and then realising that there’s about 30 seconds or less left… just getting lost.. in music. Again!

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I Want That Book!

November 28th, 2020 Comments off

Söderbokhandeln. I want the thick artsy one. Go get a book! And next door is Hattbaren, @Götgatan 39, 116 21 Stockholm, fetch some new headgear alongside your book while your at it. Then you will look smart, simultaneously.

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You Got Me Worried

November 28th, 2020 Comments off

It is Friday? I was looking (frantically) for the one and only Uncle Dugs’ set at and I could not find it? I got really worried. Found it though, so all is good now at: 01:32. Continuing the 92′ bizzniz.

We’re going to play music today. No tears today just smiles. Just smiles today!

Uncle Dugs

Is that man ever silent?

If you turn on your radio. You will turn fifteen again! Always nice yo have your ears.

Uncle Dugs

What can I say? Playing year? 1992 UK exclusively? That is proper ‘ardcore’! Right there! It’s just impossible business. I do remember… and I’ll never ever getting through this set. Ever! Back-tracking til’ the start, over and over again. I’ll never get to the end.

…some proper 92 hardcore; ‘Flatliners’; in this golden era, the golden year. The class of 92!

Uncle Dugs

Personally never called myself a raver or a DJ for that matter… come on! I belong to the class of 92′ though! Mask up and full on hysteria!

Please see: What did you expect dressed like that? or what is the problem and why can’t I fetch a simple cab ride at 3 AM (in Londoium, Brixton)? Possible overstretch?

– OK. I will help you.

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I Have Not One, But Two…

November 19th, 2020 Comments off

I have two… machines running. TOSHIBA Leading Innovation.

One’s faith is somewhat unknown (Stig’s) and it is running WIN95 (experimental). The other one (black and shiny) has been to West Africa… it’s currently running Ubuntu 18.04.

My father left me alone in his home town… he did not tell me he was leaving. He left me in Africa. He was as kind as he was hard. You need to do better… you need to try harder… always. Again?

They halted manufacturing laptops.

Related, I have always wanted to go to Japan, specifically to Tokyo, to the land of the Samurai and now it seems like everyone has been there, except for me…

Bushido: The Soul of Japan – Inazō Nitobe – 1900

Ref: a sad, sad day: Toshiba shuts the lid on laptops after 35 years.

Ref: admission is free: TOSHIBA MIRAI KAGAKUKAN.

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Is it really?

November 18th, 2020 Comments off

Renegade Hardware?


I’m serious now.


Really? I can play it, I can do that. Core.

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