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Where’s My Ride At?

November 21st, 2020 Comments off

Well? Please see: Where’s My Ride At II?

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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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Vill Du Verkligen Bära Din Egen Cykel Som En konstig Hatt?

November 18th, 2020 Comments off

UK’s motto is: DIEU ET MON DROIT. It is decidedly French and that is history to you and me.

– I have booked a ticket and I will fly to London!
– So… (très lentement = very slowly) you have finally chosen (sides)?
– No, I like Paris as much. It’s about the music?!
– No, it’s about 400 years of war. The “Roast beef”. I’ve never been there and I’ll never go there…. EVER!
– Jag kommer aldrig att sätta min fot där. Någonsin!
Au nom de Dieu!

My father was a very hard man. But, always juste.

Vill Du Verkligen Bära Din Egen Cykel Som En konstig Hatt? = Do You Really Want To Wear Your Own Bike Like A Strange Hat?

Princess Yu carries tremendous speed. And the breaking is different. Hard breaking. How it is even possible cycling that slow? Then locking the rear? Downhill with young mothers and fathers and strollers… that is not how I ride. normally. But she (the princess) is so light and fast. And I am breaking to late. Way to late. Gear-shifting? I remember being 7 years old or so.

– I can ride my bike, but can I ride my bike directly into the woods? If I take a right, right now and just ride out into the woods? If I take the walking path? Will it work, can I move forward at all or will I crash horribly? I’ll have to try… that is my life. Seven? Mm, something like that.

Did it work? Yes.

But, if the grip would suddenly be there? If we’re not sliding locked and if there is no right-left-grass alternative? Then… I would be wearing my bike like a strange looking hat. She would flip and my head would be on the tarmac instead of the other way around. That would be wheels on the ground.

First rule, you never, ever, never hit someone else, ever! You carry ridiculous speed but you do not hit anyone else ever. You might be wearing a strange looking hat though…

It is so much fun! “- Ta och lugna ner dig!*” Always on the border line. Standing challenge; you in any vehicle Hornstull – Slussen via Hornsgatan (lights turn red we all have to stop). I will beat you.

She is a right hooligan, she is! Well proper hooligan she is… rinse.fm is our radio station!

* Calm down!

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Princess Yu Is All In Alu!

November 16th, 2020 Comments off

One word. Speed!

On bike down Liljeholmsbacken? Even or past the cars? Then Hornstull – Slussen. That’ll be be on fixie or gear I will kill you… need to stop at the lights, then gear down and up. Red is red and green is green. That is fair? Switch gear up and down. And peddle. I will be faster.

She is much faster than any of the others (no offence Little Black Bear or Little Mountain both stolen within three months, poooooor Sweden).

Fast she is, dangerously fast. Light frame and direct. Firm, riding this bike is special. So light and carries speed that I have never felt.

Stuck in a car-cue? Left and right? Long time waiting, ride is the option? Fast. Accelerate hard. Princess needs other breaks. I need to fit discs on Yu. Acceleration on the frame is ridiculous.

Newton’s right? Weight to power ratio (he did not say that? To be honest.)? I’ve never ridden an aluminium frame before and my weight is about the same so Newton is… right?

Oh, my Lord, Princess Yu is a bike!

Building a new one. Aluminium, really heavy shiny front and 28″ on 26″ frame, black Shimano disc all around. Winter is coming. “- You know nothing, John Snow.”

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It Is Time

November 16th, 2020 Comments off

20 years? It took me a time to actually sign up… so I guess my: Joined on February 25, 2006 is somewhat of a late starter?

The aim was and has always have been the same to keep track of the collection, no actually it is the love for the music, formats, details and the stuff that drives non-collectors’ “normal” people mad/off-top-of-their-heads

Inside… flying the dust of some of on the 94’s today, some of the lesser known…

RINSE.FM 106.8FM* on po’n the dial!

94′ init’?, some you know, some you don’t know, in the words of name of the DT, 94 init’ today?!

Juicebox records Big Up! A Called Gerald the Clock remix om my Gosh! Killed me right there… I think I might actually own this track and that is one good reason why should never ever ever play with fire

* FM = Frequency Modulation. Rinse FM is an actual pirate radio station transmitting out of London. Pre-internet… they had to move the transmitter around London, because they did not have a permit to send/transmit music. It was and it is illegal to transmit anything on any frequency that is not sanctioned/paid for…

The mobile network are actually the same. I need to ride my bike… there is still time left.

Dancing, collection, Life and Will!

We are… We Are Viable. Hard pill to swallow? No matter this (again) to swallow the bitter pill (no punt intended). I confess! I am actually one and a half century old. Historically, 200 or 300 years ago? That would have been suspiciously old, like black magic old…

That is the essence of the music that I love and live for; the breaks… look forward and follow the eternal bass. Or as(s) it was once said. Release your mind ans your mind will follow.

Come on! We can do this! The Future is forward! It is unwritten… you need to believe in the future.

Something Happened II

November 15th, 2020 Comments off

The remains, but don’t worry there’s salvation minutes away… (8 to 12 mins according to the sign).

Please see: Something Happened

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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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 going to go away is 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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