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SXSW 2011

This year I decided to listen to all the SXSW 2011 showcase tracks: all 1154 of them. The torrents are available from the Unofficial SXSW torrents website, a whopping total of 6.5 Gb. The point of this exercise? I consider … Continue reading

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Them links

Via Suzanne Vega’s site, I found out that she nowadays (also) blogs for the New York Time’s ‘Measure for Measure’ periodical. There are other musicians writing for that very same blog: the only (other) familiar author is Roseanne Cash. You’re … Continue reading

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A couple of months ago, I found VirtuAmp, a (real-time) virtual guitar amplifier that comes with a range of virtual pedals, including a tremolo, flanger and compressor. It works actually pretty good too and it’s easy to setup: your (desktop) … Continue reading

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Bird’s eye view

You may have heard about the death of Benazir Bhutto, who was prime-minister of Pakistan in the Eighties and Nineties. The shocking thing I thought was the fact that this was the second assassination attempt after she returned from exile. … Continue reading

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Strings and Skies

There’s an old Dutch Polish Swedish British Belgian Luxemburg Czech Hungarian San Marino 18th century saying which explains the correlation between full moon and cold weather: “Clear Skies, Invalid Memory Writes”. OK. Skip the European geography introduction in the first … Continue reading

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