Thoughts from my daily life
I post notes about imaginaries, music, photography, technology, my travels & everything else that comes to my mind. Posts are not necessarily connected to my work.
Ever since its introduction in 2006, the Leica M8 had a special place in my heart. It was Leica’s first digital M camera and to me it exemplified a perfect transition from analog to digital photography. The camera provided virtually a similar experience to the analog Leica M7 and its predecessors and this was an amazing achievement in comparison to most manufacturers where first digital cameras lacked substantially in user experience and build quality compared to analog predecessors. Despite issues […]
I went to the Elbjazz Festival again. Apart from some very rainy weather, it can be said that Jamie Cullum was by far the best act I have ever seen in Hamburg so far. Aloe Blacc was not that convincing so we left for the Mojo Club Night.
Isn’t this amazing? As ridiculous as it might sound. It brings back memories from my childhood. The nostalgia almost makes we want to look for old Macintosh computers I could revive. Check it out: The Return of the Flying Toasters, a tribute to After Dark by N. Landsteiner, www.masswerk.at
I like the all new ROLAND TD-30KV Flagship V-Drums with advanced sensing technology and SuperNATURAL sounds. With a rather steep price point of around 7.000 € it is nothing for a quick buy though. In any case, I think this is as close as it gets to a natural feel on electronic drums. Having tried the flagship models of the competition, it is safe to that Yamaha or Alesis are no match for Roland. The feel of the mesh heads is years […]
For many months now, I am thinking about one question: What color is the internet? My guess: the internet is blue. We in Germany know from advertising that electricity is yellow (there is a supplier called Yellowstrom), so everything has to have a color. It might be a stupid question or a quite deep one, whatever you prefer. Although it is impossible to actually answer the question, one of my ideas is this: take the top 100,000,000 web sites, reduce it’s home […]
On friday, 11.11.11, I enjoyed Steve Lukather on his All’s Well That End Well tour live on stage at the Markthalle in Hamburg. He was accompanied by Eric Valentine on drums, Renee Jones on bass and the marvelous Steve Weingart on keyboards. As a huge fan of TOTO and Steve himself, it is needless to say, it was a great show. Basically, I followed the career of Steve my entire life (at least as long as I can remember) and also witnessed TOTO in […]
While visiting the recommendable Stylectrical exhibition at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg, I learned nothing new as a well versed Apple maniac, but I stumbled upon some amazing pictures of destroyed Apple products. The collaboration between Michael Tompert and the photographer Paul Fairchild is called 12LVE and provides some amazing looking images. 12LVE by digital artist, Michael Tompert, provides society a mirror, forcing us to question our infatuation with mere objects. By annihilating the adored, pulverizing the precious, and obliterating the beloved, 12LVE reminds […]
2K Games just released one of my childhood’s favourite games for iPad: Sid Meier’s Pirates. First I hoped it might actually be an adaption of the first version of the game, which was released in 1987 and I liked best. Sadly it isn’t, but anyway… Sid Meier’s Pirates is an adaptation of a PC game that came out in 2004, an homage to a much earlier game originally developed for Commodore 64 in 1987. The game puts you in the role of […]
In search for an affordable DAC I stumbled upon this nice looking piece of technology: BIFROST – a fully upgradeable DAC made by Schiit Audio in the USA. It will be available in September 2011.Feel free to take a look for yourself: Schiit