Time [less]

November 11th, 2020 Comments off

Why does it matter?

It used too be/it is still is futuristic music?

Tracks that you will never know… from 1995 til’ 2020, but this is the culture. It is elite for everybody.

This is what you love and hate! The know and not know?

This is why we are different from the rest?

A tune is a tune! We live and die by that credo. We never fail or fall in daub. Ever!

And that is… Drum’n’bass. Fanaticism. That what it is basically. I do believe I’ve earned the right, musically.

Our radio station is: RINSE.FM 106.8FM on the dial.

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Left Behind IX

November 11th, 2020 Comments off

A single boot. At a crossing. In the series…

It always makes me wonder. What happened the instant before someone decided “- I’m not wearing these shoes no more this day/night!”. Did a spare pair exist somewhere or did nature have its causal way?

Please see: Left Behind Series.

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Tis’ Be Dat Bass Culture

November 7th, 2020 Comments off

It is simple in principle, yet so hard to explain.

– You can’t know that for sure?

– I’m pretty confident. It is a two hour set by Fabio & Grooverider on Rinse.fm. That would be 60 x 2 mins? 120 min right? So, why are six to nine minutes special?

– What separates them from the rest of the minutes? That would be culture or it’s a tune! Short mixing, just to make it more impossible.

– What is that track!? You mean like Super special nigga or It’s on the computa? Right. Supreme beats and breaks on this one. Production? My headphones are not up to the task.

It needs bigger sound/equipment/set-up, but I can hear it nevertheless… in my mind, I can hear it as brightly as the rising sun on a summer’s day, the bass.

– Oh, my Lord what a tune! I’m guessing that it was made specially for the big man. A bespoke production. All intensity. Drum’n’bass still holding strong. First love.

RINSE.FM is our radio station. 106.8 upon di’ dial…

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Guds Hus Var… Stängt?

November 6th, 2020 Comments off

Guds hus var… stängt? = The House of God was… closed?

God’s house was closed? The almighty´s house was closed?

I was riding my bike and I felt an strange urge to visit a place of worship, any place of worship.

– Are you a religious man?

– No, but I’m a believer, in a higher, omnipotent eternal principle/entity.

My father told me the following at a very young age:

– You know what? I don’t have any problems with God (there is one God) whatsoever.
– The problem is the återförsäljarna.

That is what he told me. The non-Swedish speaker African man told me?

– I’m telling you. I do not have a problem with God, however. I do have major problems with the återförsäljare.

Then, I tell you that you need to understand something. Den Svenska “Välhögfärden” and “fackförederiet”; it is clear to me that you would need to know several things in order to construct that. Language? That is something… it is my father.

And the elected pope in the Vatican is the stand in for God on Earth (if you are a Catholic). I tried to visit the house of the Lord and it was closed. I could not get in…

– Why?
– The universe is so ordered that there simply must be (logically) an underlying principle. There must be a plan and the conger of that plan is by definition “divine” to me.

The orderly universe is not and can not be a fluke or some random event. There must be an agent. And that is God.

I don’t like the anthropocentric perspective, never have. Man as it where is not the centre of the Universe.

Therefore, I’ve chosen “principle” rather than deity, it is the same thing (more or less): Leibniz, Newton, Darwin, Curie, Maxwell, Tesla, Ohm, field-theory? And: the stoics; Seneca and Epiktetos. Philosophers: Hume, Descartes, Kant, Russell, Carnap, Quine, Heidegger, Nietzche and countless others.

The house of God was closed. Come back on Sunday… that was not what I was looking for…

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If You Dance

November 5th, 2020 Comments off

I just realised something… that should have been more than obvious to me. If you dance you will probably listen differently to the music. I just heard it. Right now. Again. Listening to Fabio & Grooverider on: our radio station rinse.fm106.8 up on the dial. I never thought of it that way before, strange.

Some serious musical bizznizz. Core stuff. No, you can’t fool me with the hit. Always looking deeper. You can’t trick the old man. That’s what you need a DJ to begin with if you ever actually needed one. Play and… – What is this track?

Supa star…

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Left Behind VIII

November 1st, 2020 Comments off

The solitary looked brand new and what about the pairs?

It always makes me wonder. What happened the instant before someone decided “- I’m not wearing these shoes no more this day/night!”. Did a spare pair exist somewhere or did nature have its causal way?

They do not seem to have been “kicked-off”; on the contrary, they’re were (must have been) orderly removed and quite purposefully placed. What about the remaining journey?

Was it bear-feet or in socks: on bike, by car, being carried or dragged, on stretcher, the coroner, on electric scooter or maybe simply Au natural?

What happened after they were left behind? I always wonder…

Please see: Left Behind Series.

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Saving Face

October 29th, 2020 Comments off

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Non-functional Architecture?

October 29th, 2020 Comments off

This is intensely hard for me to comprehend. I need to take a pause to reflect a little while longer. I mean there’s no such thing right? There is no non-functional architecture?

So, what seems to be the problem if any? In the drawing above I have superimposed the layout of a two-room apartment on the three-room equivalent in the same building – there are four identical buildings and the floors are mirrored and more or less symmetrical as far as I can tell. The green-coulured part is the difference in liveable area between the two and according to the plans a two-room apartment has an area of 64m2 and a three-room has respectively 77m2.

Yes? So, the two-room apartment has a smaller liveable area? Well, that’s perfectly normal is it not! Why would that be problem and how is that non-functional? You need to look at the layout/footprint in combination with the facades of the buildings in question. That was what originally made me intrigued, because, when I first saw them I could not see any apparent reason what so ever for angling the structures to begin with – apart from possibly aesthetics?

In my mind this design choice poses a number of difficult questions:

  1. Light or lack thereof in the two-room apartments?
  2. How will anyone successfully furnish said apartments?
  3. Why would you remove 13m2 or more per floor in a nine story (or any) building?
  4. Would it have been possible to make one-room apartments out of a three-room apartment layout?
  5. The slanting of the roof? Why would you lower the ceiling height purposefully of the top floor?
  6. Was it a financially rooted decision? Did it lower the overall building cost or did it in fact add to final construction cost?
  7. Are these purely aesthetic considerations/decisions** in order to avoid symmetry completely? Void of any functionality what-so-ever and thereby some kind of non-functional architecture?
  8. I don’t know what to say/think. It congers an uncunning feeling. Maybe like the tenant seeing/feeling the presence of a drone from her bedroom window (one of two full sized windows exsiting in the two-room apartment) on the ninth floor.

Lingvägen 182-184 – Projekt
Byggnadsår: 2020
Arkitekt: DinellJohansson
Ägare: Primula Byggnads AB
Yta: 5546m2

** Other similar lines of thought; the curvature of the rear balconies (less area would be less desirable), the absence of an underground structure, i.e. a basement and/or garage. Cars (and bikes) like to be indoors as well, but I don’t think they object terribly not being on the ground/street level as such. The buildings are quite bottom heavy to my taste and it seems impossible to pass in between them. Standing four in a row makes for quite a stroll if you would like to access the back of the building complex. Maybe you happen to be an avid train-spotter?

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Dillinja Under Pseudonym?

October 27th, 2020 Comments off

Now, that is diggin’ deep, all so deep in an ageing man’s soul and his inner universe. That would be the place no man or woman get to visit. The basement of the being. The cellar steps no one can ever descend. The inner working of a soul. Suburban Knights – “State of Art” – 1994.

I just heard something that I’ve suspected for a very long time. The seminal Goldie album “Timeless” is in fact a Dillinja creation*. So what? Well, it is not my idea to begin with, it may seem obvious today but it is a very long time ago, the album is from 1995 if I’m not mistaken.

It also happens to be the only album in my collection that is not dumb’n’bass. I now own two copies, oneone belonged to my life-love and the other one is mine. Just to be clear; the limited double CD is not my copy. It belonged to the one that coined the utterly offensive phrase: Dumb’n’bass or is it Is it Hip-hop or R’n’b?

What is your point? – It matters who actually produced “Timeless”. I mean the title in itself is a give-away right? Living in a dumb’n’bass regim is not an easy task for any head. If you pay attention you will notice that the limited 2-disc version was not mine to begin with… eternally loved and missed even more!

Pure Flames an’ Fia!

Uncle Dugs - rinse.fm

Oh, my.. Uncle Dugs he is loosing it in the mix right there; I can hear, I can feel it, he is loosing it – reminisce dwelling in the bass, deeply concentrated. It is so brilliant and I’m just wondering, why can’t I just go home (to fair London/UK!

A 2 Bad Mice request and that was not played… I still got your ears. and shout to all the worky workers! Another 10″. Take a minute and think about it. times thousands

Uncle Dugs - rinse.fm

106.8FMRinse.fm is our radio station.

It’s not goign to go away id it? Ever?

– Who the feck are you and why don’t you knock.
– If you muck about. I will shred your testicles.
– Well good luck to You, the feminist and the ENglishman, you poor bollock.

From a TV series.

There is something strange going on regarding this excellent track: Dezires / Images. I don’t even own this. I do know Aquasky, but I don’t have this track. Is it a classic? Don’t ask or I will have to…

Dedicated to all those who know, you know how you are… you can run, but you can never hide! That one is on: Jaques Lueder, not me. Don’t you be pointing fingers at me! : ).

Someone once said: you look like 35 years of clubbin’.
Wikipedia says I’m 75…

Barry Ashworth from Dub Pistols

* I must confess that there is not much evidence supporting my belief at the moment…

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Deeply Disappointed

October 27th, 2020 Comments off

Once in my life I tried Suketter, that was very long, long time ago. I, my little sister and our oldest cousin were intrigued by the little white pills contained in the white and blue box.

– What are those?

– They’re sugar pills for the coffee.

I personally never understood why you would want to sweeten your coffee to begin with, I mean you don’t have to drink it right? And the main thing about being an adult is that you get to actually choose what to do or not? But, I guess that it is a quintessentially a strictly personal choice in the end I for one don not have any objections or other thought at this point that I can come to think of.

– One of these pills are the same as two sugar cubes.

– Really (aha, sugar is sweet and two lumps of sugar in one little pill? It must be delicious. They’re so small, how is that even possible)?

– Because/but sugar is really bad for you and your teeth.

– OK.

As I recall we all tasted the microscopically small sized pills from the white and blue tin container. However, it was nothing like sugar at all! In cube form or other. In actuality, the taste was vile, synthetic and painfully artificial and I remember thinking; why on earth would you ever want to eat/drink something tasting this badly?

When there is something else that is real? Why would you want to replace something existing with something that is not even close of mimicking the thing that you actually want?

Suketter

Smakar som socker men utan kalorier

Suketter är ett bordsötningsmedel baserat på Natriumcyklamat och Natriumsackarin.
Suketter smakar som socker men är fri från fett, protein och kolhydrater och innehåller dessutom inga kalorier.
Suketter löser sig snabbt i såväl varma som kalla drycker.

Not even as very small boy did it make sense to me and it still doesn’t. I will never understand that and I suspect that the event of tasting Suketter may actually have had a significant impact on my entire adult life. The realisation of mirage or the importance of making a clear and concise difference between what is the “real”* and the rest.

Final notes: I guess I have to add it to list.

  • Lutfisk = Dried whitefish
  • Sylta = Brawn
  • Gröt = Porridge (ina nay shape of form. I HATE porridge intensely.)
  • Suketter = Sweetener
  • …things that I don’t eat (if it is not a matter of life and death). Simply put, the vile stuff!

    Oh my Lord! They are still in existence! This a real shocker to me! There is a market for Suketter? There are living and breathing human beings that actually use this artificial sweetener, today? Oh my Lord…

    So, the brand belongs to Orkla, but the artificial sweetener I’m rememberer is in fact: my grandmother and here daughters refereed to it as “Suketter” (completely disregarding the intrinsic strict rules and regulations surrounding trademarks and brands.).

    Hermesetas.
    Orkla.

    * That would be Mark Fisher’s (and some others…). The Real.

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