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Not On The Wall X

December 2nd, 2020 Comments off

Yet some discarded artefacts. A multi-paper connecting/assembling device also know as a stapler and a circular in-line four hole cutting ditto, for paper that is, know as a paper hole punch machine. And drawing material; larger sized papers. Thrown away as in the trash.



This shiny thingy above? It was not actually discarded as much as it was found; in a cupboard; it is a two-cup** manual (!) coffee/espresso maker.

* It did not contain any staples when I found it, it was empty. However, it so happens that my father left me a box of 26/6 standard staples.

** They come in different sizes… this one is smaller.

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How Excellent Can Something Get?

November 29th, 2020 Comments off

There can only be one…

– It is really?

– Yes. Unmistakeably so, that programming and the sub bass? There is no question, with out a doubt it is in fact the one and only: Roel Funcken! Even the run-out is great.

– Come on?

– I know this. I have never played this on out. Never. In the collection? What do you think? Is it really? If you listen a long time and you collect. Then you can/will hear it. No doubt.

– Are you sure? Yes, I am 100% sure, but so are you? No doubt it is him. New name? Come on? It really doesn’t matter. I know that you know that this is Funckarma. It doesn’t matter in the end? This is: Roel Funcken!

That is pure bass pressure. Looking, looking, looking for that perfect beat. I have never played this track out loud. The run-out is pure genius. Do you own the track? I do. It is: Cane ‎– Teknotest on Arcola. Roel Funcken doing his business. Futuristic stuff/styles.

Too me? None and I mean no one is better*. I do have musical ideas. But, R.Funcken is somewhat standing in my way. The man is a genius. The beats, the programming and mastering? It is impossible! I keep listening/collecting.

I mean even the run-out is excellent… he is truly an impossible man (musically, I mean.).

– The run-out?

– On a vinyl record there is an eternal loop; it is the run-out, I don’t really want to discuss that. I just don’t want to do that. However, it is not random. It is how the track never ends and it could be different.

Play the tune. Again. A musical genius. Somewhere, here: Funckarma, Part 5; a very early post, actually it is the last page and first post here on

There are others, but they’re not on-line (to my knowledge), they’re not reviews/text about releases and they belong to: Electronic Desert. So therefor they’re in the archives for now.

At the time (2002) I did not have a clue that what I was looking for and collecting actually had the exact same origin. No, I did not know that: Quench was Funckarma or that Android, Cane, Cenik, D’Enborage, Dif:use, Eaven, Legiac, Mystery Artist, Scone, Shadow Huntaz and now Styx (missed it in 2016)?!

It was a suspicion that grew (Quench, Funckarma and Cenik) special sound, experience and insight has made it easier. I still suspect that there are more releases under other aliases hidden/tucked away somewhere out there.

And the music is as good or even better today! The sub bass is unbelievable. Unbelievable. And he keeps pushing the sub bass for an eternity, alongside the complexity that is hard to surpass!

To me it is truly magical music. It is MAGIC!

* Wow, there Leslie! What about Jazz giants and so many of the rest? …I know that’s why normally refrain from talking about the best… there are to many to mention… Monk for one (what about Coltrane, Miles, Parker, Sun Ra, Craig, Mills, , Heard, Rogers, Martin, James, Brown and Booth or ? I don’t know? Maybe too obvious? What do you think?).


November 28th, 2020 Comments off

Beyond the border… beyond B*ed*ng… didn’t know people there before and it is not my part of town. Could as well be North, but it is most definitely not. But it is same, same too me…

– It’s not that far?!
– You think? It’s on the far-side of the moon as far as I’m concerned…
– I used to live in R**sved and this is not the same… now I’m frightened.
– You shouldn’t be, however it might not be an ideal environment for kids growing up then?

That would be: V***by G*rd. The far-side. A parallel World/society.

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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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His Story

November 27th, 2020 Comments off

My father was according to the accepted history an actual bonafide free passenger and hid on a cargo ship bound to Europe/Marseille no less than two times.

The first time he was fifteen years old and that would have been in 1957 and then he repeated the voyage in 1959. Why two times? That is another story. I asked him once concerning that particular séjour.

– How come you ended up in Europe? In la belle France in the first place?

– I went to the docks* and I made notes (comme un détective, j’ai fait mes notes dans mon petit carnet) of the names, dates and times of departure of the ships.

– Did you really plan/do that at 15 years’ of age? Honestly? I mean did you do that 1957? As a youth, as a very young boy? (And is that even possible?)

– Yes I did, because I had come the realisation that I had to leave somehow; there was no future for me what-so-ever. I simply could not stay in my home town. There was no possibility for further education.

– … that’s eternally impressive and (somewhat strangely/frightfully) insightful at 15… so, OK. But, did you tell anyone? Did you tell your mother or your friends that you were leaving? Did you leave a note?

– No. I did not. Among other things I did misjudge how long the journey would actually take so I did run out of food during the passage…

Now, many years later. I think that I may know or understand something more about the source of that particular idea, where it may have originated from… Coke en stock eller Koks i lasten.

Surely it must be none other than: Tintin! And Tintin Blakku at that! To me it is very much a mystery, that will never be unfolded, not to me at least. Sourly missed.

* My grandfather was an naval mechanic. He served in the second World War as civilian on a commercial ship and died in 1950 of injuries that he sustained fighting pour La Réplique (France), democracy, civilisation and the free World.

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And It Is A Friday

November 27th, 2020 Comments off

I know… the absolute worst case scenario, whilst performing an upgrade/change.

– We thought about everything? (Hopefully…).

– Are we ready to commit this upgrade?

– Yes.

– Months of planning and testing. Someone (you) need to press “Enter” at some point. Push the upgrade onto the farm; system-wide upgrade on 10000:s opon 1000:s of machines and they say what?

Nooooooo, mista/missus not today! There is no way this is happening today, ever! And if the database is unwilling to communicate with the rest of the lot? Then it is going to be the worst day in your (working) in your entire life.

I am hosted and has been for many, many years by In my option they have the best customer care in the World. Accurate and honest information. I can see and do know something about the severity of the problems. And that is exactly the information that I’m being given.

– We have problems and we’re working hard at solving them. At the current time I’m not in a position to give you a time, but rest assured that we are doing everything we can to solve the problems.

That is, in fact all I want to hear. Because, I know how complicated the systems are and I’ve been there… what am I supposed to do know? With the machine… What have I (we) missed, overlooked not thought about? The database stopped working? The database will not connect?

So many lines of code… and one single character will break the whole thing. The difference between the nicest day in the park or on the lake or… the darkest pit you ever have seen.

What is wrong this time? Don’t know… I dedicate this to all DevOps in the World. Oh, my Lord, the stress.

Because I know, so just keep calm and just try to remember that in the end of the day they’re just machines. Lives are not at stake.

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November 27th, 2020 Comments off

No commnent or just f**in’ do it!

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An Extremly Loud Sound

November 27th, 2020 Comments off

Reminiscing, a long time ago in a completely different time-set.

– It to be used in emergency only! Never ever use it if it is not an emergency.

– Mm, It’s just a small can with a horn. How much noise can that little can make, really?

– What do you think? I’ll press the button and we’ll see what happens?

– We’re not supposed to do that. It is for emergency only?

– I know. but don’t you want to find out? What kind of noise the little can really make?

– … I do.

I pressed the button and it was and is the loudest (strongest, as always in awe and recognition of Dr Elblaus) sound that I have ever heard in my entire life!

I remember seeing the air in front of the horn being distorted (invection/convection), seeing the air transformed by the sound in it self… The sound was much, much, so much louder than I could ever have imagined. And I remember getting scared and fascinated at the same time.

– Wow! But, do you think anyone heard that? Will we be detected/found out/be in trouble know*?

– It to be used in emergency only! Never ever use it if it is not an emergency.

A was a very long time ago. In the bay around; noon or slightly thereafter… but you still need to try, right?

– Did you or have you ever done that again?

– No, it was just the one time (thus far) in a lifetime. The mighty foghorn.

Dedicated to my dear cousin. I remember, a lot of things…

When we tried the foghorn.

* As far I remember (I might be mistaken) I don’t think that the foghorn incident has ever been commented on. That being said my memory is sometimes faulty as is everyone else’s at times.

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Where’s My Ride At II?

November 27th, 2020 Comments off
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November 26th, 2020 Comments off

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