Beating a giant

Look at this:

YAMAHA SR 250 – Scrambler – episode 6

If you have been to Asia, you probably know that a 2 wheeler with around 100cc is all you need, so this 250cc would be awesome for some urban mobility. And I have looked up the German pages of Yamaha Motor, but no, you can’t buy anything like this around here. So a one-man show with his 3D printer and some bike shed beats a multi billion $$$ corporation.

And yes, I’d take this any day over a 200+hp 4 wheeler. In the cities, this would beat the crap out of your 2 ton cars.

Thanks for reading, watching, and thinking.

Blooming the flowers

I’ve got a really cool remix on my first bass noodling upload on Wikiloops – josepssv took it and turned it into something else.

Just tried, but I think I still cannot embed a Wikiloops track into WordPress, so please go to the official remix to listen to it if you want to.

Thanks.

Edit, from Sunday afternoon: … and I’ve got a remix on that last remix. Listen to it here if you like to.

And again, thanks fro reading, and for listening.

My album of the month, May 2019

I’m late to the party, I know, and that’s because I’m still relatively new in Wikiloops. But when I listened to a track on an album there lately and started to congratulate all participating musicians for their work, one of them – my friend Monsieur OliVBee from Paris, France, told me that he had the same track on an album of his, and pointed me to it.

And wow, what a discovery that was! First, he has Shi on all of his tracks of that album. Second, he has bass players who are really good – and so are all other musicians as well. I knew some of his tracks because I had used his template(s) (and Shi’s remixes) as well for my own albums, but still, OliVBee’s “Raspberry Charm” album is sooo good. I even like its cover:

Raspberry Charm by OliVBee

So when I asked Oliv about the cover picture, he said that Shi took the photo – and I’m wowed again. Creative with a camera as well…

Some instant favs are tracks with Dick (Richard) on double bass, or with Haddock on his fretless. But listen to all of them, and then consider to download and pay for this to support us a bit. I paid for that download myself, and it’s so totally worth it in my opinion.

Your taste might differ of course, but there are lots of albums on the ‘loops – so browse the collection and see if there’s something you like. I just happen to love this one. Published on Christmas 2015 by OliVBee.

As always, thanks for reading, and for listening.

Well isn’t that just lovely?

I have written about Lars Danielsson before, but when I (re-)watched some videos of him in a real cool trio this evening I saw that I hadn’t posted or written about them yet.

So here’s one of my favourite trios of this time, from Poland, Sweden, and Israel, with “Incognitor”:

Możdżer Danielsson Fresco – Incognitor, Gdańsk 2005

Lars isn’t an awesome bass player only, he’s also really great on the Cello. So this one is for our fellow Wikiloops musician Klaudia aka “Jamlady“:

Lars Danielsson and Leszek Mozdzer – Suffering (Danielsson)

As you have just heard, Lars is a good composer as well. Here is one which I knew already under a different title before hearing it, also a composition of Lars:

Możdżer Danielsson Fresco – Asta, Gdańsk 2005

Awesome, isn’t it? I heard it before as “The Linden”, from Youn Sun Nah, also with him and with Ulf Wakenius playing a real good guitar solo on it:

Youn Sun Nah – The Linden

This is one of three CDs which I have from her – and it seems that I’ll have to get her latest as well. Here’s a short teaser from Mme Nah herself:

Youn Sun Nah Trio Immersion

And as always, thanks for reading / watching / listening.

On where to go, and what to do – in London

I’ve been to London some time ago. The first time I was fifteen (so not much older than Zuleikha is today) with my school class, which was really cool. Then I was traveling through it by train, and later just driving through some tunnel under the river Thames. Now Zuleikha and Mitchie want to see it, and what we saw on the TV already were the following videos – just linking to them here again so they can be found again.

First, there are “100 Things To Do” by some cute Koreans (of course you can’t do that all, but it’s still fun to look at if you don’t know the city or haven’t been there since a while):

100 Things To Do in London 🇬🇧

And since those girls were in the area but didn’t mention it, here’s another video about Camden Market (Shi sang about that so nicely in her “Must dash” song):

Camden Market London Travel Guide

Of course we have some own plans already – Mitchie wants to visit the Malaysian Embassy because of her passport, I’d love to see the Bike Shed (which also has a cool restaurant), and Zuleikha has lots more on her agenda – a city map alone brings out lots of ideas already…

Oh, and we’ll go by car. And ferry. And within London, we’ll take the tube. No plane, no train, and no tunnel, just the old-fashioned way of traveling. And I’m very much looking forward to that as well.

I’ll report from there once we are back – but first there will be other things to come…

As always, thanks for reading (and watching).

Girl power

After posting Chelsea’s story about her build of a Rickman motorcycle lately, I thought that I had seen more videos of girls and women doing great things lately, so here are a few more. First, it’s about motorcycles again, and about two friends from Australia having a good time with their Yamahas:

Stories of Bike | Sister (A ’94 Yamaha SRV250 Story)

But back to music. Also from down under I found a great guitar player lately, Stephanie Jones. And this is about as perfect as it can be:

Latin Fingerstyle On A Classical Guitar

And here’s a singer from UK, performing a classic here in Germany ca. 2 years ago. And yes I know – Joss Stone has the same song also with Jeff Beck and others, but I prefer this one – which simply took my breath away. This lady really got the Blues:

Joss Stone – I Put A Spell On You (Jazzwoche, 2017)

In Wikiloops we also have great singers of course, and I was surprised to find one of us doing a cover in the ‘tubes from some 4 or more years ago – but what a lovely one it is. So listen to our Ms Shi in this one:

CLASSIC POP COVER SONGS- “Walk On By” (Alan Curtis Cover)

Oh, and before I forget it: 3 days ago it was Audrey Hepburn’s birthday, she would have turned 90 by now. So let’s celebrate and remember her a bit as well:

Happy Birthday Audrey Hepburn!!! (Culture Code – Make Me Move ft. Karra)

As always, thanks for reading, listening, and watching.

… and back to Firefox

I wrote earlier today that I switched to Google’s Chrome browser, and while I’m still waiting for Mozilla to fix the issue for their ESR release of the Firefox browser, I’m back to Firefox with a workaround I read about earlier already, and now again on the German-speaking Heise site (see at the link how I found this via its “atom” RSS feed in “Foxish”, Mozilla? Having headlines in bookmarks *is* totally important!).

It is: call the about:config site in the browser, and set the variable “xpinstall.signatures.required” to “false”. Later, when there’s a newer version, this should be redone.

So I can use both browsers – and I’m back to Firefox again.

Update, from Monday morning: and it’s fixed! Hadn’t checked at home, but coming to work I immediately got an update which indeed fixed that case for me:

Thanks for reading.

What a lovely motorcycle build…

Look:

Chelsea’s MkIII Wasp Rickman Metisse

I often thought that if we’d all use something like this, it would buy us some time until we’d have to collectively change to electrical vehicles…

Thanks for watching.