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(no subject) [Apr. 19th, 2015|02:06 pm]
[music |Holly Palmer - Divided]

Compiling and presenting web radio shows is fun, even if it's to a rather intimate (read: small) audience. My first show aired in August of 2013 and I've been on the air (or rather on the glassfiber) for one hour each month since then. Nobody reads here anymore (or so I would believe) so it's no use posting a link. In case you do and would like to have a listen, please write a comment. Besides, all my acquaintances from various parts of the world already know about it anyway, so you probably do, too.

This is not exactly a "plug" but why should I "plug" a "plug" (and my shows are kind of "plugs" as I play the songs I play in my show at least partially with the intention to spread the word about them) - and after all, I pretty much enjoyed the "Unplugged" series of the 90s, so why should I suddenly become a hobbyist copywriter when I have despised advertising (especially that on TV) all life long? Is it because I feel rather often lately, that I should radically change the way I communicate to get what I want from life and other people which I have yet to find in my life? Or is it because of something entirely else?

But how do I do that without becoming a nagging nuisance to everybody?


Oh, and and you know the deal: Livejournal content gets sort of re-blogged automatically onto websites who use it to decorate their adverts with it. So if you see this somewhere else than - then you happen to look at a copycat's website and all ad revenue probably goes to him unlawfully. That much for the disclaimer, folks. Or the disclaimer folks, folks, for that matter.
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(no subject) [Feb. 3rd, 2015|05:44 pm]
A train of thought is a good vehicle to buy a ticket to and then ride off with into the sunset.
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(no subject) [Dec. 27th, 2014|04:42 pm]
[music |Joe Cocker - This Is Your Life]

Every cat needs a purrpose.
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Quiz: How Normcore Are You? [Jul. 21st, 2014|03:11 pm]
[music |Genesis - Invisible Touch]
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(no subject) [Jul. 18th, 2014|08:53 am]
Cornelia sine Marco in colosseo sedet et Chris de Burghum audit.
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(no subject) [Jul. 2nd, 2014|11:12 pm]
[music |Ingrid Schroeder - Backbone]

Up until the middle of May this year, the words "The Split" only meant IndyCar to me. But now, it means me and the (now former) girlfriend have separated. It's not like one has left the other, it's rather we both decided enough is enough. I don't want to go into detail about it on an open blog like this but instead just state the obvious fact of what has happened.

On another note, the website which I had mentioned in my previous posting has been officially resurrected by me, and pictures of album covers have been added. Feel free to click on my previous posting and then go there! Thank you for your interest.

Good night.
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(no subject) [Feb. 10th, 2014|07:11 pm]
The two discography pages I had posted on my ancient MySpace page back in the day, which I kept up to date until MySpace deleted the blogs of all their users, and with it, these pages, have found a new home.

Look for the "Howie B - artist / producer discography" and the "Sunny Levine - artist / producer discography" here:

Beware: This is just a first draft, it is text only and the links are not working. In the upcoming weeks, I shall transform the site into a more agreeable state and maybe even add pictures.
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Update, sort of [Dec. 16th, 2013|06:13 pm]
I haven't written an awful lot on this blog in recent times, to say the least. That's because nobody reads it anyway, and with that comes a low priority. Yet, since this blog is my playground, all mine, well, and livejournal's, I'll say the following now:

Elsewhere, I have started a monthly web radio show which I present under a different name. It is fun.
I have met quite a few interesting people during this past half year and I can happily say I have become friends with some of them. Yet, my efforts in finding employment in my field are still ongoing because they must.

I have cooked many a meal, had many a bicycle ride to town and paid many a visit to my girlfriend's apartment in said town as well, yet I haven't been in the mood for writing new poetry. However, I have written many a letter. Or many a letter a many.

Cycling season has finally happened again this year albeit with a fairly condensed schedule from last time around some 3 years ago since my fellow participants, and me, too, to some extent, had been out of practise (or rather, training, I should say) for the exact same amount of time. And that resulted in shorter tours on easier routes, largely, and less tours, too. I feel I could use some training right now.

Musically, besides the web radio show, not an awful lot has happened either, with me having not acquired ownership of many an album in the meantime, yet having started a preliminary wish list as early as the end of February, but not having had the unoccupied mind necessary to review said list again by pre-listening, with the goal of finalising the list before the Feast of the Lord that's coming up next.

Well, maybe over the holidays, I will.


Oh, and remember, if you see this somewhere else than - then you happen to look at a copycat's website and all ad revenue probably goes to him unlawfully. That much for the disclaimer, folks. Or the disclaimer folks, folks, for that matter.
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(no subject) [Sep. 5th, 2013|06:21 pm]
Everything is overdue, including writing a post on this blog.
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Data privacy in online communities: MySpace content loss [Jun. 19th, 2013|12:08 pm]
[music |Jools Holland & his RNB Orchestra - Lost Content]

F*c*book remembers everything (and hides it behind its wall), MySpace deletes everything. What is better for a user is anyone's guess. The main feature I used in the old MySpace was the blog. Now, that one is gone.

This should be seen as a warning shot by everybody who is considering putting their data into a cloud service: it may be accessible from everywhere once it's in the cloud, but at just at a whim of the cloud owner, it could be deleted without any prior notice to the user and then, your content is gone. You have fallen out of the clouds. It rained down on you. That's why ownership of data is important to everyone and those cloud-based models don't spare you the effort to back up your data in your own physical place.

It's still hard to believe my two "producer special" pages on the oeuvres of both Howie B and Sunny Levine are not reachable anymore through the links which come up on search engines when you look for specific album titles and artist names. But I guess that's the price you pay when you rely on a corporate and free provider to host your content: you might get high search engine ranks but once the provider decides, blogs are not what they want you to have anymore, it's all gone.

Go home Justin Timberlake, co-owner of the new MySpace. Starting clothing company William Rast was the best thing you ever did. Why don't you go back to doing what you do best?
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