ID These Items Will You Be So Kind?

October 19th, 2019 Comments off

No, I’m not telling, other than that, both my father and another used it or similar device.

I do have more than one in my possession. Can I manually handle and command the item? I surely used to be able to… it was a long time ago.

ELEKTROMOTOREN VENTILATOREN GENRATOREN ANTON PILLER & OSTERODE/HARZ

I don’t know if it is relevant or not, however the company Piller is celebrating 100 years’ in business this year. And yes, they’re apparently still based in Osterode am Harz (never been) in northern Germany. And no, I don’t think the use these items in their daily enterprise.

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D’où Je Viens VIII

October 19th, 2019 Comments off

This is where I live.

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Support A Free HK!

October 17th, 2019 Comments off

I always thought the “change” would be significantly more visible. I thought that I would get a clear; tangible “evidence” of the change… in my life-time. Then the time passed.

It may or not have happened, but with the decades’ passing, what more proof do I really need?

In all honestly it has already happened.

And when I see the really young, fighting for freedom of speech in Hong Kong and elsewhere; literally risking their lives for the sacred right to express themselves freely.

I feel deeply moved, humbled, hopeful and immensely proud of the younger generation!

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LUX [Local Urban Exploration]

October 17th, 2019 Comments off

That is, UX in my very own local basement/cellar…

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Six Millions Ways To Die…

October 17th, 2019 Comments off

…a lost generation, ‘always yearning for the time that just eluded us’: those who were born too late for punk but whose expectations were raised by incendiary afterglow; those who watched the Miners’ Strike with partisan adolescent eyes but were too young to really participate in the militancy; those who experienced the future-rush euphoria of rave as their birthright, never dreaming that it could burn out like fried synapses; those, in short, who simply did not find the ‘reality’ imposed by the conquering forces of neoliberalism liveable. It’s adapt or die, and there are many different forms of death available to those who can’t pick up the business buzz or muster the requisite enthusiasm for the creative industries. Six millions ways to die, choose one: drugs, depression, destitution. So many forms of catatonic collapse. In earlier times, ‘deviants, psychotics and the mentally collapsed’ inspired militant-poets, situationists, Rave-dreamers. Now they are incarcerated in hospitals, or languishing in the gutter.


Ghosts of My Life: Writings on Depression, Hauntology and Lost Futures
Mark Fisher
Published: 2014-05-30

Where it’s @: k-punk.

It is condensed text/writing by a favorite author of mine Mark Fisher (11 July 1968 – 13 January 2017) that passed away much to soon and whom is sourly missed. A contemporary commentator of the “Human condition” that has rarely been seen.

I was fortunate enough to see/meet an author of my time in the flesh and extend my gratitude for the writings… and yes, it was a truly unique moment for me and in my life thus far; and it will probably never going to be superseded, ever, never, ever…

Photo: P. Merritt, ©2003

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1970

October 10th, 2019 Comments off

Stand tall, we’re actually building this World.

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History + Perspective Is Important

October 9th, 2019 Comments off

I went here; to Brunkensbergstorg, Malmskillnadsgatan, it is situated in the absolute center of Stockholm at Kulturhuset.

I was thinking, that when I was young – it was the most disregarded part of the entire city center. In all honesty an non-visitable place for more reasons than one.

And that things do change… now it is fashionable.

However, it has more than 700 year’s history, including a decapitation. The square is named after a knight named: Johan von Brunkow.

He was decapitated in 1318 and the square bares his name til’ this day: Brunkensbergstorg.

“Berg” translates to mountain in Swedish. But the mountain is actually a hill in this context – mountains in the city center are rather unusual. Mountain or hill? It is dependent of height right?

In all senses of the word it is a convention. I saw someone today stumble over a 2 cm (1″) obstacle. True? Yes. You or I could do it. A hill or berg is either tall or it is not. Like “Brunkensbergstorg”. Much later two areas/quarters were namned after him: “Brunkhuvudet” and “Brunkhalsen”.

What about it? “Brunkhuvudet” and “Brunkhalsen”?

“Huvudet” literally means head and “halsen”, literally means neck in Swedish. And they are separated by a street.

John was decapitated in 1318.

I realize once again that I need to split this text…

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D’où Je Viens VII

October 7th, 2019 Comments off

This is where I live.

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För och till kännedom

October 6th, 2019 Comments off

Det är många här i Finland som har vant sig vid att få skrivelser till kännedom och tycker att uttrycket för kännedom tyder på okunskap eller ”rikssvensk” brist på känsla för prepositionsbruk.

Hur, varför och med vems bemyndigande har begreppet för kännedom nu så fullständigt översvämmat alla instanser[?]…

För och till kännedom. No further comment.

If in need of a translation please see contact details above.

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Hello?

October 6th, 2019 Comments off

An ambient live set by KMRU that is nothing but excellent!

The intro is mesmerizing and exhibits some rather funny samples/field recordings. A snapshot of the “state” of the contemporary World if you will. Hello?

It comes highly recommended!

I want to go: there/here.

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