Impressions from a short Sunday walk

Haven’t done this since a while, but today I took my camera with just one lens on it and went for a walk. Here’s what I saw:

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First signs of spring, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2020
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No one’s here, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2020

About the title of that previous one: no one was in that restaurant or in their beer garden outside. In fact before I even arrived here I saw the first people wearing face masks…

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Dead wood after a while, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2020

Lots of dead wood in a forest that becomes thinner and thinner year after year.

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Killed and numbered, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2020
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Strange shape, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2020
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Dead wood lined up, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2020
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Signs of new life, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2020
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Swamp, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2020

Then I returned home and took another portrait of our sweet Ms Pointy Ears, sitting on the sofa close behind Zuleikha:

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Tuna the cat, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2020

As always, thanks for reading, and for viewing.

Elena – have you seen her?

This is the second track I remixed and played upon today. It’s called “Elena”:

Thanks as always to my friends for all the fun, and to you for listening.

Keep walking

Today I made two remixes of tracks, and then played a bit myself on each of them. This first one is called “Keep walking”:

Thanks to my friends for all the fun, and thanks to you for listening.

Having fun with our server again…

Something broke again, so instead of making music or photographs or reading I’m spending most of my evenings with our server. I can hardly complain tho, because except for the rent of this small virtual server we’re not paying anything – using free and open source software throughout, so we’re responsible for it to work.

Sometimes tho I’d love to have some time for myself, or for some friends and family and other hobbies than this one… during my daytime I’m asked to do totally different stuff, so I’m not that much of a server admin anymore like I used to be. Hard to keep up if development is accelerating and you also have less and less time to keep up.

Anyhow, as you can see the webs are currently working. Next is email.

As always, thanks for reading.

In case you like fiction…

Here are four books which I’ve got for my birthday this year, and in the order I’ve read them:

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Birthday presents, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2020

I like Murakami anyway, and I had read some five or so other books of his already – but these here are all exceptional. I think that I’ve read them in the right order, so if you don’t know the man, that would be my recommendation. Other than these I can recommend ‘Kafka on the shore’, ‘Norwegian wood’, or ‘Killing Commendatore’, but in my opinion these ones here are truly good. And that last one, ‘1Q84’ is definitely a masterpiece (and one of his latest if I’m not mistaken, it was published 2009/10 in Japan, and 2011 in Great Britain).

Recommended, all of them.

I took the photo with the same in-camera black & white settings resembling a digital Olympus Pen-F camera like I wrote one day before my birthday, here.

And, as always, thanks for reading, and for looking.

Eliška Lenhartová

I presented Eliška Lenhartová before in this post as part of the Duo Françaix – now here she is alone, some three years after that previous video:

Wonderful, isn’t she? And looking at her fingers move along that guitar I wonder if some people were just born for certain instruments…

Thanks as always for reading, and for watching. Hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I did (and for me it’s always a pleasure to see and hear good musicians)…

Unspoken by Erwan

Today, the album of the day in Wikiloops is Erwan’s ‘Unspoken’ which he published yesterday, and which even contain collaborations with me on two of his tracks. But even so, it’s a really nice one, so if you like bowed classical string instruments, have a listen:

Downloaded it already, and also wrote a review on it. I love it. Even the cover picture is awesome in my opinion.

As always, thanks for reading.

More is More!

A remix from ‘eGiL’ from Norway, who also mixed in ‘kimbo’ from Cornwall, and me as Dalek:

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