Sunday, November 18, 2007

Common Changes

You can see an artist's status changing when the category of "Tour Dates" on his website disappears being replaced by "Appearances".

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Brownswood Loves Jazz @ Amsterdam, KSPACE

I told you earlier about this great Brownswood Jazz concert series we went to. Now there is a nice video of the voice-drums dialog of José James and the drummer of Soil&Pimp Sessions -- in a tiny sneaker store in Amsterdam.
On this occasion I also discovered an informative website called from the Netherlands dealing with concerts and music-related matters (and of course with their sneaker brand).

Monday, November 12, 2007

Bionade-Biedermeier - Prenzl'Berg in ZEIT Leben

One of the best written articles I've read in a long time on socio-economic topics, which always have to be treated with witty seriousness and which oftentimes forget their message in the course of wallowing: Henning Sussebach writes about Berlin's hipster neighborhood Prenzlauer Berg in this week's Die Zeit (.pdf version).
In a pretty slick manner he integrates the topics of "newest Germany's coming of age"--that has been all over in the German media last week (18 years after November 9, 1989)--, Berlin's being en vogue, and Prenzl'Berg's alleged fertility and radiation of liberality.
He manages to entertainingly portray and point with his finger to Prenzl'Berg's status quo without the--not uncommon--Berlin bashing factor. Many thanks for the article.
Definitely a must-read (sorry, in German only).

Impressive - Sophisticated Rap Interpretations (a link by Mo)

Wow--that's very impressive:
I don't know who did this but in line with for example indexed's tricky visualization styles there is this representation of rap and its topics in pseudo-mathematics-slash-statistics on Every diagram leads you to the respective music video, so you could procrastinate for hours and hours. Enjoy (and thanks, Mo).

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Giorgio Regalo's Guitar (Juergen Schenk Online)

Juergen Schenk, my former guitar teacher brings music school to the digital level.
He plays everything from Heitor Villa-Lobos (see below) to Metallica on youtube.
He definitely had a great influence on my relation to technical gadgets and computers (in addition to my guitar playing skills), and I'm very grateful for that...

Friday, November 02, 2007

London Escalator Conundrum

One thing I don't understand in the UK:
People are driving on the left side of the road and are thus overtaking on the right side.
Why do they still stick to the rather continental maxim of standing on the right side and walking (overtaking) on the left side of an escalator?