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2016-06-20 [E] [D]
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Trying to get back into drawing and painting and stuff. And I needed something to work on, an easel, which is quite expensive given it's just a bit of wood and some nails ;) This DIY (Dutch) seems simple enough that even I can make it :)

If using cheap wood, be sure not to have too wide screws, or your wood will crack a little.

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2016-05-18 [E] [D]
music,live,record,jazz Comments 0

What happens after formal elements have been addressed? Break stuff!

Vijay Iyer calls the break “a span of time in which to act. It’s the basis for breakdowns, breakbeats, and break dancing... it can be the moment when everything comes to life.” A number of the pieces here are breakdowns of other Iyer constructions. Some are from a suite premiered at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, some derive from Open City, a collaboration with novelist Teju Cole and large ensemble. The trio energetically recasts everything it touches. “Hood” is a tribute to Detroit techno pioneer Robert Hood. On “Work”, Vijay pays homage to his “number one hero”, Thelonious Monk. “Countdown” reconsiders the classic Coltrane tune inside a rhythmic framework inspired by West African music. “Mystery Woman” is driven by compound pulses which owe a debt to South Indian drumming. Fast moving and quick-witted, the group has developed a strong musical identity of its own, with an emphasis on what Iyer calls “co-constructing”, exploring all the dynamics of playing together. Yet the three players also get abundant solo space and, in a reflective moment at the album’s centre, Iyer plays a moving version of Billy Strayhorn’s “Blood Count” alone. Break Stuff, recorded in June 2014 at New York’s Avatar Studio and produced by Manfred Eicher, is the third ECM release from Vijay Iyer. It follows the chamber music recording Mutations and the film-and-music project Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi. http://player.ecmrecords.com/vijay-2420

Listen to the Trio perform it [http://audio.jerous.org/2016-vit/].

Wilkinson-Rogers to code convertor. Look at wilkinson2formula.html for more info!

Taj Mahal in de Roma! Listen to him and his trio at http://audio.jerous.org/2016-tmt/

2016-05-02 [E] [D]
books Comments 0

Paolo Giordano

The Solitude of Prime Numbers (2010)

The Solitude of Prime Numbers cover

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The full title should be

Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra Feat. Gilson Lavis and with special guest Pauline Black & Arthur "Gaps" Hendrickson from The Selecter and guest vocalists Ruby Turner, Beth Rowley & Mabel Ray

But that's a bit too long to put in the title :)

Listen to the legend here!

2016-04-02 [E] [D]
comics Comments 0
2016-03-22 [E] [D]
travel,europe Comments 0

A good friend who has lived in London for a while, decided to come back to Belgium. Since I hadn't visited him there, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to go there. Any memories of my visit to London, a long time had been long gone.

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2016-03-17 [E] [D]
music,live,record Comments 0

Maceo Parker, a funk and soul jazz saxophonist best known for his work with James Brown in the 1960s, passed by Antwerp. Perfect opportunity to dabble in some funk.

Listen to the man on http://audio.jerous.org/2016-mp/!

Some web pages (e.g. reddit) aggregate a lot of useful youtube links, but provide no way of playing them all, without adding them manually in a playlist.

That is where my next little project comes in. You give it an URL, it looks for all the URLs that look like they point to a youtube video, generates a list and a video player that will automatically play them all.

Usage is very simple:

Currently there is a limit of 120 videos, imposed by the youtube API.

Try it out on following resources

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