What’s New in Ardour 7.0

I had downloaded the new Ardour 7.0 for both Linux and Windows as soon as it was released, but haven’t tried it yet (except that on Windows I installed it parallel to the 6.9 version I already had).

In case you’re interested, here’s what’s new, in about 4 minutes:

What’s New in Ardour 7.0

Maybe I’ll try it with the next song & project I’ll be “working” on 🙂

As always, thanks for watching. And thanks and congrats to the Ardour team of course.

Edit, from later the same day: as soon as I show this, there’s a new version again. See here

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:

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

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


This could almost win me over – but it didn’t; the headphone jack is missing (and as a musician, I demand near real time; sorry). So my ageing Pixel 4a (or 5a if you live somewhere where you can actually buy these) is still the far better option.

Changed back lenses

After having had Mitchie’s 20mm Panasonic Lumix lens on my camera for a while, yesterday evening I switched them back, so now I have my 17mm Olympus lens again. Here’s a photo of Cookie which I took with that combination today:

Cookie, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

And here’s another one from just a few minutes ago:

Cookie, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

That’s the in-camera black & white setting without any (virtual or real) filters. Note that I also have set the camera to a 3:2 aspect ratio like we used to have on 35mm film, so I don’t use all the 16 megapixels, only about 14 or so. More than enough for any web images, or for prints up to 45x30cm.

Like always, thanks for viewing.

Visiting Tuna

After having so much fun lately with the three different neighbours’ cats which are visiting us, it was time to go and see Tuna’s grave again. So after a bit of driving redirections due to construction areas on our way, we’ve made it to Frankfurt. I took a few photos, here’s one of them:

Visiting Tuna, Frankfurt 2022

We’ll always miss her. And like always, thanks for viewing.

Crunchy recharging

Someone once said: “Babies don’t sleep – they just recharge” – and that’s definitely true for younger cats as well, at least for this one. First I saw Crunchy in a normal seated position, but his head gradually went lower and lower, until – plopp! – he was on his side:

Crunchy recharging 1/2, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

That was about the same time when Zuleikha came home from school, and when she sat down on the sofa under a blanket, he decided to join her for just a minute. Or two… 😉

Crunchy recharging 2/2, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2022

Well, people living with cats know this, but if you don’t have that daily it’s just too cute…

Like always, thanks for viewing.


Sometimes you’re just lucky. Today a headline in one of my RSS feeds caught my eye, so I decided to read the article. And I found Tim Henson and his band Polyphia. Listen:

Polyphia – Playing God (Official Music Video)
Polyphia – Ego Death feat. Steve Vai (Official Music Video)

Finally, Rick Beato explaining why their song G.O.A.T. is so great:

What Makes This Song Great? Ep.103 Polyphia “G.O.A.T.”

And like always, thanks for reading / watching. Hope you’ll like it as much as I did.