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:

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As always, thanks to my friends and to Wikiloops for all the fun, and thanks to you for listening 🙂

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

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Foam for a “Chicken Thief“, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

Thanks for viewing.

Modern day Linux on an older machine

Recently I reported about another article on why people run Linux on their machines. And one of the reasons is always: because it doesn’t make your hardware obsolete, like Windows or MacOS both are doing. Proof of the pudding: here is Mitchie’s old Lenovo SL500, a dual core (Intel T5670) 2GB notebook from ca. 2008, running a current Arch Linux with the latest 5.18.2 kernel, the same which I have on my main machine:

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Modern day Linux on an older machine, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

If you enlarge the photo on Flickr you can probably see that its CPU is at 1%, which means it’s doing nothing except wait for any user input. And the system together with the very nice and modern XFCE desktop consumes just about 750MB of the total 2GB main memory – so it’s perfectly usable. Well maybe not for real number-crunching, video de- or encoding, or music production, but you get the point – as an everyday surf machine or even to watch videos on your lap, it’s perfectly fine.

I always encourage friends to try this, and we have converted many older machines in the greater family to Linux, no need at all to constantly spend any money just to stay “current”. As you can see, the version of Linux I’m running here is as current as it can get, much more modern, safe, and stable than your typical consumer OS.

We only boot into Windows if we absolutely must, and we’re all doing that since years (and Zuleikha since she was born). So this is an easy recommendation from friends to friends, ’cause that’s what we’re doing here. Oh, and by the way: thanks again to my son Jeremy who first suggested trying Arch to me some years ago. If you need “current”, that’s a nice one!

As always, thanks for reading.

A Day In The Fall

I had this wonderful song from Sami, Shi, and Peatric on my computer since almost two years. And now I played a bit to it:

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As always, thanks to my friends over at the ‘loops for all the fun – and thanks to you for listening 🙂

She is Here!

Fabulous track from Ms Snoop90, to which I just added a few low notes:

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As always, thanks to my friends and to Wikiloops for all the fun, and thanks to you for listening 🙂

Poppy Sing Sang

Awesome song from Pat and from Ms Snoop, couldn’t resist to add a few low notes to it:

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As always, thanks to my friends from Wikiloops for all the fun, and thanks to you for listening 🙂

Waking The Cat

This morning I set my new toy to the ‘FLIP TOP-Style’, which should make it sound like an Ampeg B-15N. Then I loaded Don’s and Rolf’s awesome ‘Waking The Cat’ song into my DAW, closed my eyes, and these guys transported me straight to Memphis, TN:

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Using FLIP TOP-Style, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

As always, thanks to my friends at Wikiloops for all the fun, and thanks to you for listening.

Bacon Phat

What a driving and hot rockin’ one from Al and from Mark – so I took my bass, and even my amp, and drove a virtual SVT slightly into saturation as well (I might want a pedal for that, really – maybe a Sansamp of some kind?):

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As always, thanks to my friends over at the ‘loops for all the fun, and thanks to you for listening 🙂

Cornflower Fields

What a nice and dreamy track from Patrik this morning – couldn’t resist, just had to play along a little:

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Thanks to Patrik and to Wikiloops for all the fun, and thanks to you for listening 🙂

Strutterdumpf (Acoustic Reggae)

Awesome Reggae template from Mr. Baer and from Rich, so I added my upright to their fabulous tracks:

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As always, thanks to my friends and to Wikiloops for all the fun, and thanks to you for listening (or adding something?) 🙂