Bodenständig 2000 sound bites updated

Due to the Warholian 15-minutes-fame moment of my Bodenständig 2000 iTunes post and its appearance on BoingBoing, the artists decided to put some more songs available for download onto their webpage. Everybody who thinks they are making neo-nazi rock can listen to it and hopefully see how wrong this assumption is. I’m still trying to … [Read more…]

Bodenständig 2000 are opting out of iTunes

Take this, Steve: iTunes now without Bodenstandig 2000 My friend Bernhard of the German bitpop group Bodenständig 2000 sent out an email blast the other day announcing that the band finally managed to opt out of iTunes. Bodenstandig 2000 is not available via Apple’s itunes anymore. Some tracks where available there against our will, but … [Read more…]

All along the chilltower

The other day I’ve been to Dresden, or more exactly to Radebeuel, known as the birthplace of Karl May, the German writer of Wild West novels. I had to host a training in a depressingly hot room with lots of PC equipment and beamers and 11 attendees plus my colleague and myself. The schedule allowed … [Read more…]

Annoyance: Missing ID3 tags in CC music

Is it really that difficult? I mean, musicians who publish their music under a CC licencse as MP3 on the internet do have some technology affinity, right? So why is it that most of the music I recently downloaded from CC Hits does not have any – or at best incomplete – ID3 tags? Thanks … [Read more…]

Happy Birthday, Mike Oldfield

This is probably the ultimate outing as a nerd, but one of my favorite musicians, Mike Old field, has his 53th birthday today. Cheers Mike, thanks for the music! I discovered Mike Oldfield for myself at the age of – uhmm – 13 or 14. This was around the year 1980, some eight years after … [Read more…]

Decidedly Celtic

Since I’m still feeling decidedly celtic (usually it doesn’t take that long), I shopped eBay a bit for modern Celtic music. Even uninitiated people have probably heard of Runrig – the self-acclaimed “Scotland’s Premier Celtic Band” – before. I got a very nice live CD called “Once in a Lifetime-Live” where their obligatory version of … [Read more…]

Celtic Soul

Samhain. One of the four major Celtic festivities. During Christianisation transformed into a harvest celebration. It’s the evening before “All Saints Day”, or more elderly “All Hallows” – therefore Hallowe’en. In saecular times just October 31 – three days after my birthday. According to Gaelic myth, great things happen at Samhain. Great Things. Not necessarily … [Read more…]

Katrina and the waves, part 2

Well, Ms. Leskanich at least has heard of the hurrican: This website contains information on Katrina Leskanich: vocalist, songwriter and recording artist. If you are looking for information on Hurricane Katrina, and how you can help the relief effort, please CLICK HERE to visit the website of the American Red Cross Had I hoped for … [Read more…]

Of old recordings

Molly wrote a bit about some professional music recordings she did several years ago. Even though I was not in the right mood for this type of music, it made me remember about some music I did in the past. Unfortunately I can’t compete with Molly when it comes to talent and skills with an … [Read more…]