Wise men… (good one)

Today I’ve read an interesting thread about iPhones in a musician’s board, and much of it reminded me of the time when my last employer bought us all iPhones (SE 2020), just in case the internet would be down (that was during the pandemic).

One comment was:

Kluge Menschen kaufen Apple Aktien statt Apple Geräte.

which, translated by myself, means as much as:

“Wise men buy Apple shares instead of Apple devices.”

I had to smile a bit, but then I found this TechCrunch article, where someone calculated it (or rather, had it calculated with the use of ChatGPT).

Turns out that if you had bought Apple shares in the amount of what each consecutive Apple iPhone would have cost you, today you would have $147,000. Plus you would have done something good for Mother Nature… See also: here… 😉

Like always, thanks for reading.

A first portrait of Bella

Took this on the first day, some 5 and a half hours after she arrived at our home, in Zuleikha’s room. Cropped it into a 4:5 aspect ratio:

Bella, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2023

As always, thanks for viewing.

Bella’s first day (or almost two) with us

Our new little family member has arrived safe & sound, eats well, and is a real explorer. This is her after her first night with us, yesterday morning:

Bella, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2023

In yesterday’s late afternoon, Mitchie was out to work, and Zuleikha out to driving school:

Bella, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2023

And I took this one this morning with my phone, corrected the white balance with The Gimp on Linux:

Bella, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2023

Waiting on a cat tree which we ordered for her… and like always, thanks for viewing, and for reading.

Update: here are three more photos from today, short before lunch. And as you can see on the second of them, she not only has a chip but also a tattoo in her left ear…


Again, thanks for viewing.

Meet Bella…

Say hello to our newest member of the family:

Meet Bella, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2023

Photo taken by Zuleikha, in our car, while we were shopping for cat food & stuff… like always, thanks for viewing.

Listening Wind – The Specials

This cover of the old and wonderful Talking Heads song is brilliant. And rest in peace Terry Hall (male singer, here on a chair):

Listening Wind – The Specials BBC6

Hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I did. And like always, thanks for listening.

Meet Levon Thomas

Short before Christmas this year, I’ve got a present of the very special kind – an old friend emailed me because he had found this site and blog. Thomas was the lead singer in our band “Maraya” when I was 18, and now I’m listening to what he did these last years. Until now, I’ve listened to his albums “Der Rest ist Geschichte”

Levon Thomas – Der Rest ist Geschichte

and “Sechzig”

Levon Thomas – Sechzig

So I still have “Widderlich”

Levon Thomas – Widderlich

and his latest, “Doktor Exitus”

Levon Thomas – Doktor Exitus

ahead of me, and I’m very much looking forward to listening to these as well. Until now, everything sounds very professional, and according to Thomas the albums get rockier over time.

He also sent me some old recordings of our band, and that was a nice surprise as well – listening to myself playing 47 years ago is kind of cool – thanks so much my friend! Merry Christmas to you and to yours Thomas, and thanks for contacting me 🙂

So if you’d like to hear some cool pop and rock music with German lyrics, listen to Levon Thomas – I’m having so much fun doing this 🙂 More infos about my friend on his German Wikipedia site.