I could not resist to attend a concert of Electric Outlet again. I’ve seen them first at the annual Rock-Shop-Party. Today they played at the Universum Kinocenter in Landau. The sound in the cinema was excellent, due to the absorbing wall coverings and the ceiling being non-parallel to the floor.
Ralf Gustke, Frank Itt and Marcus Deml did a great job, while Marcus could not resist to provide the usual stagy show ;) . I even heard something like an 11/8 bar (5+6 beats). Tom Aeschbacher left the Access Virus at home this time. Instead, he treated two Yamaha synths and a digital Hammond organ. I’m really impressed by his playing. If I ran a band, this was the music I’d like to play.
So, thanks guys for a really nice evening. cu!
To torture you, here’s one of the famous badly lighted N810 photos ;-) :
Aly Keïta (“Ich bin ein Berliner”) gave a concert at the Tollhaus in Karlsruhe. He played his (DIY) Balafon and was accompanied by a great band. Frankly, I was quite impressed, the more that the tickets just were about 5 euro. But the concert turned out to be excellent. I also thought the Balaphon would be boring if played over three hours. It wasn’t. Aly really is a master of his instrument. The playing varied, and I really enjoyed the vitality in his playing. Additionally, Tollhaus was crowded much more than I expected.
Aly’s band consisted of some further excellent musicians. According to the Tollhaus web presence those are:
- Manou Gallo
- Pierre Vaiana
- Boris Tschango
- Dobet Gnahoré
At the end of the show, Aly brought some further brass musicians to the stage. We wondered why those have been hidden backstage before :) .
All in all, it has been a great concert and we have been more than impressed. Allthough it was not jazzy enough for my taste :) . Unfortunately, I left my Canon Powershot A650 at home and thus needed to take the pictures with the Nokia N810 instead. Judge for yourself:
Not really efficient, but osm2go makes it possible to map house numbers “on-the-go”. Just the right thing for a walk on a warm November evening (please don’t bother me with global warming theories ;-) .
For the very first time, I used OSM2Go to do some “live mapping”. What I actually did was to go to the supermarket by foot. I used the Nokia N810, an external GPS bluetooth mouse and OSM2Go to map some house numbers. Continue reading
You know, I like those funny looking Fungi. Here are even more, taken last Sunday.
heise online has an article about a Mozilla port to QT. Trolltech recently has been acquired by Nokia, and I’m really curious if Nokia will bring more QT based stuff on their internet tablets. IMO it makes less sense that Nokia maintain a browser and similar software of their own.
Well, let’s see if the US Americans get their things done well tonight. From an european point of view, we might have a favorite. But don’t forget that the winner has to cope with the 2008 “Very Great Depression” in his country, and that he has to obey the “Americans first” rule. So maybe we shouldn’t expect to much change after the election.
Dave Cornutt over at Sequence 15 shares some interesting details about the “prototype” and “production” Minimoog with the serial number 1001. Though nobody knows if he’s right, the post sounds plausible. Unfortunately, we cannot ask the master himself.
BTW: I just read that his Great-grandfather originated from Marburg, germany, and that he preferred his name to be pronounced as [mo?k] (german) over [mu?g] (anglo-saxon).