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Archive for January, 2009

War of the Worlds

Posted by mfluch on January 25, 2009

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Recently I stumbled upon Jeff Wayne’s musical version of the War of the Worlds, a novel written by Herbert Wells did write more than a century ago in 1898. Wells’ book is one of the erliest novels which is about an alien invasion on earth.

I first came in touch with this storry in summer 2005 when a friend of mine and I was looking for shelter from a big rain shower in the evening when we were on our way home. We went to a nearby cinema to watch Spielbergs adaption of the novel. We did not expect anything great at all, just to be safe from the pouring rain; which was then precisely what we got, a silly movie and a dry way home afterwards. But anyways, I digress.

I won Jeff Wayne’s concept album, a lovely double LP with a 15 pages booklet inside. Very interesting music indeed! And as an outcome I looked forward to read the original novel which I am doing at the moment. It is just plain fascinating to read old classic stories.

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Books: A New Discovery for Me

Posted by mfluch on January 24, 2009

Recently I stumbled on a book by the French author Michel Houellebecq: Atomised. A very interesting book on some aspects of society. Definitely worth a read! Next on the list of books I want to read is Platform by the same author.

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Tomek Baginski: The Cathedral

Posted by mfluch on January 22, 2009

Some more videos by Tomek Baginski: Fallen Art, Rain, Undo, System

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Roy Ayers Vibe Battle

Posted by mfluch on January 21, 2009

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Vinyl Update

Posted by mfluch on January 20, 2009

Some highlights bought during the last time:

and more…

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Upgrade! Oh Yeah!

Posted by mfluch on January 19, 2009

My New Pro-Ject Turntable

Got a great deal on a used Pro-Ject Experience turntable in very good condition which I just could not refuse! On the other hand a good friend of mine got a good deal on my previous Debut SE II turntable and we both are very happy! :-) I always dreamed of a turntable with transparent acrylic plinth! I can’t wait to get it delivered on Wednesday!

Update: The turntable is just ammazing! And … tested with an recording by Miles Davis (Kind of Blue) which I have both on vinyl and CD  it beats my CD player in sound quality! Just amazing! :-)

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