Monday, July 31, 2006

Music Post Number 2

And if this input weren't enough:
The guys on the radio and supposedly even themselves (that is, CeeLo and Danger Mouse) say the track would be dead. I disagree - it's fresh and alive as on its first day: Gnarls Barkley - Crazy.

1st Birthday - Musicpost

Whomever of you guys I never told about Chromeo should check out their music, their style and their website. They are of origin Montrealais, and they're just phenomenal. You have to listen especially to their anthem "Needy Girl", and watch the corresponding video (Audio/Video section on
Dave 1, one of the two Chromeo guys, is the bigger brother of DJ A-Trak, the rocket DJ who, by the way, just released his new website. Check out the trivia behind Chromeo and A-Trak that's available on the web.

P.S.: Chromeo has never been absent in all of my playlists, but it got recently reinforced when I got my hands and ears on the hot Bloc Party Remix of Needy Girl ...and also check the track with Little Brother (their website) in the media section of A-Trak's website.

Thursday, July 20, 2006


Check out this spectrum:

Yesterday, I saw this 13.000 EUR record player in reality, and today, I found this paper version on the web.


Monday, July 10, 2006

Random Thoughts, also on Marriage

The soccer worldcup is over.
I visited a room in the Netherlands (12 hrs train ride, 1 hr visit).
My life's going nuts - rollercoaster style (check out the link).

Now the less personal, more common-interest thought that I developed in several conversations during the last week or so:

I came to realize that the marriage between humans is a very sophisticated invention:
Its binary fashion ("yes" vs. "no") tries to condense something that is not at all binary but rather multi-dimensional, namely a love relationship.

The culturally specified relationship is optimally binary. Hence, living in a relationship can be seen as a reduction of complexities, a shortening in dimensions.

Until you reach the one dimension - and eternal one-ness.

by the way:
binary for "yes" in ASCII: 011110010110010101110011
binary for "no" in ASCII: 0110111001101111
(marriage for robots)


UPDATE (11/7): Oh no. I didn't mean to imply that I am planning to marry. Au contraire.
But, in fact, the whole discussion came up because one of my colleagues is going to marry soon.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Short Notice: Soil&Pimp@Berlin

Oh boy, Germany lost against Italy, but the good mood will stay.

Supporters in this quest are the gorgeous Soil&Pimp Sessions who will be playing Berlin next Tuesday.

All who can gotta be there.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Bronzed Patient Tan Today

Just a tiny observation:
Nowadays everybody is suffering for a bronzed appearance. With very few exceptions, a suntan is obligatory when one is trying to look good.
However, back in the days noble paleness used to be hip. Why so? Because it demonstrated that one doesn't have to work, and thus indicated richness.
The funny part: That's at least partially what the suntan craze is all about.
And it results from a change in the way of working: Back in the days people used to work on the fields/directly under the sun, and paleness showed the absence of the need to work. Then labor shifted and today most people sit in offices all day long. Thus, pallor is the color of the employee, while the free time adventurer, who has enough money to can live his life without the constraint of labor, is bronzed.


Addendum: I just noticed that in wikipedia's entry on suntan the same observation has been made. Although now I cannot claim to be the originator of this observation it certainly underlines its validity.

For further reading: The history of suntanning (and skincancer)