Muchas gracias, Xavi!

Wikiloops member ivax just created a new album on which he included a remix of a track which also involved me. Listen:

This track is embedded with the friendly permission by the creatives on wikiloops.com.

So gracias Xavi, and thanks to you for listening.

Anne sings “My cat likes walks”

Got a wonderful remix on the ‘loops lately. Hear Lady Anne singing the Blues on a track from Don_T, peatric, and myself:

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Thanks dear Anne – and thanks to everyone for listening.

One of my favourites

Olivia (OKO) posted this on Soundcloud a while ago, just found it there. We have so many good bass players on Wikiloops, so I feel quite honoured that she chose the version with me on my upright bass:

Pieces by OKO and frineds, lyrics by Eyeless, also on Wikiloops where it originated

Thanks Olivia and friends, what a pleasure to jam with you all πŸ™‚ <3

The Herring King Band – Second Album

Yesterday the second album from the Herring King Band was released:

I had the great honour and pleasure to play my bass on some of the tracks, but all others are so great – if you like to hear Herbie’s story, please head over to the album page on Wikiloops to hear and/or download it πŸ™‚

Thanks to my friends for inviting me, I’m humbled by all of *your* performances!

And thanks to you for reading, and for listening, or even downloading.

P.S.: the band also asked to send out their Christmas greetings – so here you go:

Merry Christmas, on behalf of the Mermaid, all Herrings, and their King πŸ™‚

Some two years ago: Pieces – Oliv’s mix, remastered

Just pointed an interested musician to a song which I accompanied in August of 2020. In retrospect, I should have pointed her to Monsieur OliVBee’s remix which sounded much better than mine, and which I later “remastered” for an album like this:

https://www.wikiloops.com/backingtrack-jam-197039.php
Pieces – Oliv’s mix, remastered

I recorded this some 11 days after buying my used Christopher DB202T upright bass, here’s a photo of it, also from Wikiloops:

At the time when I recorded this, that instrument had Presto Nylonwould Ultralight strings which are very nice Nylon-based strings – they sound great but aren’t the best for bowing, so I later replaced them with Thomastik Spirocore Weich strings.

Time to pick up that big bass fiddle again, and to play some more tunes… πŸ™‚

Like always, thanks for reading, viewing, and/or listening.

Sad news indeed…

Terrible to read about the passing of Don T., one of the bluesiest guys I’ve ever heard on Wikiloops… he was a good friend and once even wrote a song for me. I had the honour and pleasure to play on his latest song in the ‘loops and asked him with a PM whether he would also consider to sing on it, no answers so I was thinking of him. So here you have it with a lead guitar from Carlo instead of Don singing:

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Condolences to Don’s family, he truly was a wonderful guy! Rest in peace my friend…

Screenshot annotations in Linux

I’m helping out Richard with the Wikiloops project a bit, and sometimes like in every other bug report system, you need screenshots. No problem, in Linux (I use the Gnome desktop, mostly), it’s just a keystroke or two away. But how to annotate?

Like this:

Ksnip

I found Ksnip in an article on LinuxLinks via LXer. Very useful as you can see… problem solved.

And like always, thanks for reading.

Below the sphere

What a nice chillout song from Andri and from Wade – couldn’t resist to add my ‘grandma’ to it:

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As always, thanks to my friends and to Wikiloops for all the fun, and thanks to you for listening πŸ™‚

Chicken Thief

What a lovely song in a Jazz Manouche style from Frankie and from Thierry – couldn’t resist to add a little bottom end to it:

This track is embedded with the friendly permission by the creatives on wikiloops.com.

As always, thanks to my friends and to Wikiloops for all the fun, and thanks to you for listening πŸ™‚

Oh, and for this one I used foam again, close to my instrument’s bridge:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/wjlonien/52149350878/
Foam for a “Chicken Thief“, MΓΆrfelden-Walldorf 2022

Thanks for viewing.