Heads up: Karl Bartos Vinyl with Electronic Sound issue 50!

Yup. THAT Karl Bartos. Ex-Kraftwerk.Two tracks on 7" vinyl.
You heard it here first.
Hopefully NOT stuff from "Communication", cos I’ve played that to death. I AM the message..

This will be in (almost) as much demand as the John Foxx vinyl with ES-48, so I’d advise you to get a subscription.
I missed out on the "The Normal" single a few issues back and I am still kicking myself..

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Ashes to Ashes. – R.I.P. David Bowie

The big news today is that David Bowie has passed away. (Bloody cancer again..)
This explains why he suddenly started making music again – he knew he didn’t have long.

I have to say that I only like some of his music, but that’s the point: how can you not like some of it? His musical output is so diverse that I don’t think you can dislike all of it..
Personally, I started with “Ashes to Ashes” and Fashion in the eighties, and then retrospectively found the “Low” and Berlin period stuff to be to my taste.

His influence is everywhere, though.

He will be missed.



I’ve just noticed that the “Music” section is dead in the water..

None of the links actually work.. I’ll sort it out as soon as I can – I’m a bit busy fixing a large qube! renderfarm.. deja vu or what?

Sweet Manufacturer Gives Away Gems In Lollipop Wrappers

You couldn’t make this stuff up, could you?
Sweet manufacturer Chupa Chups are giving away REAL gems hidden in their lollipop wrappers..
Don’t believe me? have a look at the official press release, below..


Chupa Chups releases limited edition

precious stone lollipops into worldwide distribution

 Milan, April Ist, 2014 – The next time you open up a Chupa Chups lollipop, it could well be an emerald, sapphire or ruby stone worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

 Chupa Chups, the world’s most loved lollipop announced today that it has released a series of extremely limited edition, 50-carat precious stone lollipops into its worldwide distribution.

 The limited edition lollipops  – made of entirely of emerald, ruby, sapphire, diamond and giant black pearl – all shaped and priced as an original Chupa Chups – have been distributed randomly across the world as part of a marketing campaign to surprise and delight customers everywhere.

 Chupa Chups has released a total of 1 of each of these gemstone lollipops into their worldwide distribution.

 At a press conference held at holding company Perfetti Van Melle headquarters in Milan, Italy,

Chupa Chups Chief Marketing Officer, Marco DiPaulo confirmed that the campaign began a month ago, and has already created overwhelming excitement in Argentina where the first gemstone lollipop has been discovered.

 “You may ask why Chupa Chups has decided to do this. Well, just imagine if the next person who happens to be lucky enough to uncover a precious gem stone is you,” Mr. DiPaulo said.

 The campaign is expected to run for as long as until all precious gemstone lollipops are uncovered.


There, it’s official! Here’s what to look out for:

Chupa Chups Gems Promotion

Seriously, they are giving away Rubies, Sapphires and Emeralds. (no diamonds, though – cheapskates.. 🙁 )

Right – I’m off to the local 24hr supermarket. You never know.