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Where do they come?

A while ago, I watched this movie called “The Gambler” (1974). It’s opening credits featured music that was very reminiscent of “The Godfathers” opening. Sad trumpet being sad and moving very slowly.

(“The Gambler” also had Santino Corleone in a starring role – college professor with a severe gambling and shirt buttoning problem)

I quite liked the music and the film, so afterwards I thought that hey, I want to make my own tune with sad trumpet and stuff!

So, there you go: AND THEN ITS GONE.

What’s the “it” in the title then, you may ask. What is gone.

You.

Get it out!

Usually at this time of the year, I’m holding a contest between the tunes that’s been ear-worming me the past year. Today there’s no such thing, because the winner is already decided.

Never before in the history of this contest have there been more overwhelmingly clear winner!

So, gz for:

Camel: Snow Goose-album, A-side

(Applause)

C’mon you other music! You gotta do better, so this won’t happen again next year. Come ‘n infiltrate my mind, irritate my brain & get stuck there, like a bubblegum in a poodle. C’mon man, and hit me with your best shot!

ONWARDS to the 2020!

Happy the man.

Some time ago I had a day, I was feeling particulary happy. That day FOR THE GOOD TIMES basically produced itself. It’s something mellow and very simple, not very artistically brilliant.

I had my reasons why I was doing so fine. 3,5 reasons to be exact. (I only gave score of 0,5 to one, because it was so tightly connected to another reason)

That’s rare, man! Usually happiness is more like absence of misery. Or it may be formed from nuggets of micro-happiness.

Almost anything can trigger a dose of micro-happiness. Really warm & comfortable woolen socks, given/received politeness or when a small baby in a pushcart looks at you in a grocery store & smiles.

Sompong. That’s a good one.

Peace & love.

Yes, it’s jazz.

MARAKUSH is a piece that I’d have a lot to say. But rather than doing so, I’m choosing to keep my fat mouth shut. I don’t want to manipulate you, dear listener.

Uh-oh, did I just manipulate you, dear friend?

Now, I would never do such a thing.

Bananas.

Bananas. They’re great, aren’t they?

They look fun, they are compact, consuming them require to tools and I believe they are among the most popular fruits on earth!

The taste is also great, but the texture of a banana, that’s a more complicated matter.

More raw bananas have great texture. It’s pretty solid, it feels like proper food in your mouth. But the taste of these greenish buggers, well, it can be less than wonderful.

Very ripe bananas on the other hand, taste always the best, but their texture may often be too smushy.

In my experience, the time window when bananas are just perfect is no longer than, let’s say 36 hours. This makes buying & eating bananas a very scientific process. You gotta plan your eatings well ahead and never buy more than a couple of days worth at the time.

Funfact of the day: If do remove the letter “b” from the word “bananas”, you get “ananas”. Weird, huh?

But hey, what has bananas got to do with PHILINGS, you may ask?

Nothing man. Absolutely nothing.

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December calls for some December music.

Ok, here’s some Festivus themed music from all of me, to all of you: HEARTFELT.

Yeah, I know, it’s once again a very traditional western one… I promise, one year I shall produce something mind-blowing, something that’s never been heard before. Like, a christmas rock ‘n roll song! Or a bitter-sweet christmas synth-pop-piece of love! Or a heavy metal tune about not getting any presents!

Whaddya know, Festivus has a Wikipedia page. So, go ahead folks and learn about the true holiday spirit!

For the rest of us, merry December!

7 shorts of Dr. Lao.

Yes, it’s on! Time for some shorty shorts! 2nd litter of the year can naturally be found in SHORTS.

“Branching paths” weighs it’s options very carefully. Nonetheless, the result will be undecided. Small woodwind line-up in the starring role.

“Redend II the palindrome” is an enhanced version of a tune I made earlier. I’m sure the title explains itself. Symmetry for the win! Lars, pls.

“Flummoxed” is not much more than a synthesizer loop with a minimalistic melody.

Hmm, now that I think about it, I guess this was the “Shorts, the puzzling edition”.

Coming up the next week: Well, you know.

Retexted.

The Yamaha DX7 was one of the most popular synthesizers of the ’80s. I guess it’s safe to say so without sounding like an ad, because they stopped manufacturing these things in 1989.

DEXTER was produced using only DX7 emulators. That’s why the title. So it has nothing to do with the TV series or Dexter Gordon.

Pretty nasty sounds, eh?

By the way, what’s the plural of the word “series”?

Serieses? Seriei? Serises’ui? Seriendenum?

Whaddya know, the word “series” is both singular and plural. Thanks Mr. Google!

Motivational.

“Day off from loneliness” is the kind of a tune, that’s really hard to describe. Therefore, what I’m doing here, is telling you what it is not.

It’s not very melodic and it has no beat, it just floats there. It moves around so slowly, that one might not even notice it. It doesn’t belong in any specific style. Other than maybe some sub-genre of new age music.

So, maybe it’s “new age muzak for your daily relaxational needs”?

Hey, that’s pretty good.

Let me start over.

Ahem, your friendly neighbourhood kongano proudly presents: DAY OFF FROM LONELINESS, a masterpiece of new age muzak for your daily relaxational needs.

Try, and you shall succeed!