Monday, October 30, 2006

Muji Miniature Paris Pride

I just wanted to show you what a nice toy I bought at Muji's: A simplified wooden miniature version of Paris. Soon, I will buy the London package in order to mix both cities. However, I don't like their interpretation of the Milennium Wheel (I will show it, then). "Muji", as I inquired, by the way means "good things without a logo"

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Post #101: Missed Post #100

I just noticed that I have missed to announce the 100th post of this blog. So this blog has now officially >100 posts, which, on ebay, would be awarded with a turquoise star.

Anyways, since this blog has a big Simpsons fan component to it: I discovered that on July 27, 2007, a Simpsons movie will come out. Who would've thought? The, honestly not very revealing, teaser can be found here in the Apple trailer database.

Xdrive Virtual Hard Disk

Hi guys n' gals, guns n' roses,

I discovered something interesting on the web:
xdrive, a free web-based hard disk on which you can store up to 5GB of data.

The best thing: you can easily share your files with others. To be precise, sharing files n' folders with other xdrive users is very handy (you can decide whether they are allowed to download, upload, edit, delete, etc. files) and limitless. Non-xdrive users can download shared files for up to 7 days.
So I can put some interesting documents or photos or projects or anything on my virtual hard disk, and you can access them (if you're member).

It has a lot of gadgets to automatically back-up folders or iTunes playlists or whatever, I haven't tried yet.
It works fine with WinXP and Firefox and it's supposed to do so also with OS X and Safari, but I haven't tested it.

Who's in(terested)?

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Frankreich Allemagne -- Karambolage

There is a great TV show on arte, the French-German collaboration channel, called Karambolage. It's on every Sunday and it contains 15 minutes of documentary splits on cultural differences (sometimes indifferences) between the German and the French, entre la France et l'Allemagne. With a lot of esprit, the well-reported stories from everyday life depict the special relationship between France and Germany in a very striking manner.
You can watch the last four shows online, either dubbed in French or dubbed in German.
Watch for example the emission from October 1 and enjoy the very interesting attempt to give the French an understanding of the debatable German "Du bist Deutschland" campaign from winter 2005.

Post #98: Trois Liens (L'Un De Mo)

Just three links, I wanted to feature :
1) mamagoto from Tokyo has a new website, presenting her nice design and illustration work.
2) among them the website of the weltraumquartett, Stanislav Lom's Stuttgart-based breakbeat/electronica combo (including session recordings)
3) And, a link by Mo, there are two really nice ads for a Sony colorTV. They, including their making-ofs, can be watched here : Bouncy Balls San Francisco and Paint Fireworks Glasgow (watch your bandwidth).

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

I Updated the SundaySoothinMusic Playlist

Well, I mainly linked the respective or official pages, where you can listen to more tunes from the artists. However, noteworthy are the links to more info on Bilitis and Coffy, as well as the page by Les Nubians, where you can listen to the original version of Makeda.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Jerry Blossom Guestmix "SundaySoothinMusic"

I'd like to announce once more the nice and growing webradioshow that goes by the cosy name of sonntagnachmittag ("sunday afternoon", I already told you about it a while ago), and which is mainly based in Trier, Germany.
It was my honor to make a guestmix for the guys. So from today on and for the next couple of weeks or so you can listen to Jerry Blossom's Guestmix "SundaySoothinMusic", a diverse cut throughout the genres: 80 minutes streaming 24/7, going from Funk to Minimal, from Softporn Soundtracks to NuJazz, and from HipHop to Nirvana.
Ah yeah... and the best thing is: I had to talk in-between for legal matters...

01. Commodores - Easy
02. Francis Lai - Melissa
03. Unknown Artist - Come As You Are
04. King Britt - Philadelphia Experiment (Charlie Dark Main Mix)
05. Ellen Allien & Apparat - Turbo Dreams
06. DJ Mitsu the Beats - Rendezvous (feat. Mark de Clive-Lowe)
07. Roy Ayers - Coffy Is The Color
08. The Real Thing - It's the Real Thing
09. War - You Got the Power
10. Gang Do Tagarela - Melo Da Tagarela (Rapper's Delight)
11. Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight
12. Lou Rawls - You'll Never Find Another Love Like Me
13. Angie Stone - Wish I Didn't Miss You
14. OJays - Backstabbers
15. Les Nubians - Makeda (DJ Spinna Remix)
16. DJ Mitsu the Beats - Do Right (feat. Rich Medina)
17. Steve Spacek - Dollar (prod. by J Dilla)
18. The Roots - In the Music
19. DJ Koze - Is Mir Egal (Adolf Noise Remix)
20. Gnarls Barkley - Who Cares
21. Nirvana - Come As You Are
22. Soil & Pimp Sessions - First Lady

Feel free to comment on it.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Going More Official:

Hi guys,
I hope you had a great Friday 13th. I sure did.
Today, I noticed a woman dropping something while crossing a big street in the heart of the 5e arrondissement. I waited for the next green phase of the traffic light, because for some reason I was curious what she might've lost, and I found... her VISA Card. I followed her and gave it back with a smile. Since she hadn't noticed yet, she was heavily surprised. That was fun.
I will curse my honesty when I am running out of money at the end of the month...

Listen, another thing: I just wanted to let you know that I am going more official.
I registered the domain, and I am thinking about slightly changing the premise of my blogging (as well as extending the website): Less internet pearls, more useless thoughts... Paris gives me a whole lotta them. Stay tuned...

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Space Invaders at High Blogging Frequency

It's a kinda old movement but here in Paris I happen to stumble over a lot of 'em -- so I remembered: Space Invaders. They are sympathetic pixely characters that, skillfully attached, prettyfy every urban area.
On the website you can - literally - find many examples from all over the world, and you can buy gadgets (two years ago or so you were still be able to order tiles to help spreading them) such as maps (e.g. of Paris) of where to discover them.
Find a lovely Space Invader in your city today...

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Gnarls Biggie Mashup

I have mentioned Gnarls Barkley twice already in earlier posts (One and Two) but they still keep coming up. In any case, their popularity is also heavily related to the internet.
Now I found this nice mashup-hybrid version of Gnarls Barkley beats and (R.I.P.) Biggie Smalls raps (whom I have also mentioned twice on this blog, by the way: One and Two), yielding Gnarls Biggie. I don't wanna embed another video, but there is also... ah what the heck...

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Rischtisch Geil - Might've Missed It (a link by Mo)

Feels like being back in Berlin listening to these guys: Icke und Er - Richtig Geil!

Get this video and more at

Monday, October 09, 2006

See You in the Future

I am not an expert, but looking at recent internet developments as well as my own personal needs, I do seem to detect an obvious direction.

The everlasting growth of the internet, my own urge to check mails as often as possible with at best the most handy and mobile devices, as well as the popularity of social web2.0 applications and platforms such as (or its new German counterpart,, lijit (former outfoxed), and what-have-ya, lead me to conclude that a second (virtual) reality slash cyberspace, as it has been described for example in Neal Stephenson's great book "Snow Crash", is just a matter of time.

Addendum: You can even see the first glimpses - Second Life. I haven't tried it yet, but if one of you has, tell me/us about it... From what I can see from Second Life it's still a long way to go...

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Paris Poplocking

In the tradition of Elsewhere, I found this video of a poplocking battle (download as better quality .wmv) that seems to have taken place in Paris. It's pretty long (7min30s), but enjoy in any case the first couple of minutes.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

If That's not an Omen: Chromeo on Tour

I like to think it's an omen:
I just moved to the city in which Chromeo is playing one of their three upcoming concerts next week,
the other two concerts are in the two cities in which I used to lived last;
so people in Montreal and Berlin watch out and visit their sets.
(For details about Chromeo check this post of mine)

oct. 7 2006 11:00
Fractal (Chromeo DJ Set...with A-Trizzy!) Montreal
oct. 12 2006 10:00
Bus Palladium (DJ Mehdi Release Party! -- Chromeo DJ Set) Paris
oct. 21 2006 10:00
103 Club (Dave 1 DJ Set) Berlin

I suppose a new Chromeo album is about to drop, by the way.