Monthly Archives: April 2018

Words, oh only words, I feel terrible.

AMMOIN translates as “a very, very, very long time ago”.

I’m certain that this is the first time I’ve ever used it. That’s because it’s a very, very old expression. Albeit not as old as what it’s referring to.

Fine word that ammoin.

Musically speaking “Ammoin” is something I like to call “pop-classical, big-orchestral movie stuff”. You know the drill.

Dangers of exercise.

I just put OPEN KARDEMUMMA on, and started to do sit-ups. At the same time I was supposed to think, what to write concerning the tune.

Well, the music made me laugh and that set of sit-ups was ruined.

So, the tune is no good for everyday feats of strength.

Next I’m gonna try the tune with cooking.

Note to self: Make music to accompany sit-ups.

Here’s funk.

Guess who quite recently listened a lot of James Brown?

That’s right, millions and billions of music enthusiasts all over the known galaxy, including me.

Jamesy sure is one of the fellows who has his place on the mantle piece, next to Plato and Curie, but who doesn’t seem to visit my record player very often.

Hmm, maybe some artists you just take too much for granted, without actually stopping to listen ’em.

Who else am I missing?

What about authors, books, movies?

I wouldn’t worry about TV-shows. My friends seem to always know, which shows I absolutely must watch right now.

Adding stuff for my to do list: Don Quixote, the book (+ the movie when it finally comes out) and Gone with the Wind, the movie. And billions & billions of TV and Netflix shows I should absolutely see. Immediately!

And that – boys and girls – is how assosiating furiously is like.

To get back on the track: SATURATED FUNK.

Ode to mellotron.

Oh I like mellotron.

Who doesn’t like mellotron? Point out that kind of person and show me a clear path for him/her and I swear, I’ll think about heading that way, and end up going home while shaking my head in disbelief.

It’s just the combination of class & playfulness… Poison and cure in a same box… Hair Metal & New Wave side by side…

Did you know that professional musicians (especially brass, woodwind & string instrument players) feared for their jobs when these early synthesizers first came out. That’s silly, ‘cos the string bank in mellotron, doesn’t exactly sound like a bunch of guys and gals playing violins and whatnot. It sounds cool, but not “real”.

So, mellotron is also a very polite instrument.

Did I mention, I like mellotron.

HAZY‘s got two of ’em. The second one is on hold if the first one breaks.