Monthly Archives: February 2024

Balderdash cont.

BOLLEA’s dominating feature is the chord structure, which keeps repeating throughout the whole tune. This phenomenon is known in classical Italian string-instrument theory as “cadenza di Mustaineapolitan”.

You may hear some “Bondesque” characteristics in there, and you’d be perfectly correct. However, Jacques Bondesque didn’t utilize the chords until late 1800th century, whereas Mustaineapolitan cadence was used as early as late medieval times.

Fascinating, dude. Tell me more.

Ok, ahem… The tune as named after a merchant from the island of Gaios, Theokratiskos Bollea, who in 1572 struck a very mutually beneficial trade agreement with the Medici family to import Greek cheese to Venice. The deal was cut only two years later, when Pope Pepedious III took notice of the vast amounts of high quality cheese that had flooded the market…

Please stop.

Morning Yaks.

Something I just realised: The term “royalty-free” has a double meaning!

That’s funny… Ok, fun is over.

ROYAL BLUE is up about now. It’s steady as Dwayne Wayne. Now there’s a name I haven’t thought about in 147 years.

Completely unnecessary fact of the day: The TV-show “A Different World” was re-titled “Kreisi College” (krazy college) in Finland!

Completely unnecessary fact of the day 2: The TV-show “3rd Rock from the Sun” was re-titled “Kreisi Kollega” (krazy colleague) in Finland!

Completely unnecessary fact of the day 3: One of these stupid facts is outright wrong and a blatant lie!

Coincidences Or (maybe) Not.

February starts with something I like to call “your basic pop-sort of music, packed with nifty grooves & optimistic qualities”. No, I’ve never called any piece of music that before, but that have sure been my mindset multiple times, when I’ve started to work on a pop tune.

So, AMERICAN BANTAM is the title and it has this very special thing built into it: The length, in minutes & seconds.

Now, that may refer to a number of things (!), like the year 313 (when stuff happened in the Roman Empire and not-quite-yet-feudal Japan).

It may also be the compressed way to indicate the last day of march. (some other day if you’re American)

It can also point us to the wonderful world of comics. And that’s where we’re heading.

To be perfectly honest, I don’t’ remember how much of a coincidence all this was. It might’ve been. But then again, I’m a sneaky devil and I’ve may have planned this all along.

We shall never know.