Rexy - Running out of time (1981, UK, electronic/new wave) 
Friday, November 3, 2006, 08:23 PM - Music, - UK, English
As promissed, the lp of Rexy



Side one:
1 Perfect day [2:47]
2 Heartbreak hotel [2:28]
3 In the force [3:11]
4 Funky butt [3:01]
5 Nervoso [4:18]

Side two:
1 Johnny B Goode [2:52]
2 Send in the clones [4:07]
3 Running out of time [4:14]
4 Alien [4:17]
5 Don't turn me away [4:25]

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Dutch Pop Giants (1969, NL, pop/rock/blues) 
Thursday, November 2, 2006, 07:15 PM - Music, - NL, English
This is my first lp. I got it with my first record player.
It was a mono player, but we discovered that Philips mounted a ceramic stereo cartridge in it.
So we soldered two extra wires on the cartridge and led them to the auxiliary input of my transistor radio and we had stereo!
We did that with a couple of friends, all of us had a cheap Philips mono player with the same cartridge.



On this lp all, for that time, well known dutch bands who played in pop/rock/blues style. I think, looking back, Rob Hoeke r&b group was highly underrated, notice the bass player and singer. They had the wrong name...

Side one:
1 Ekseption - The 5th
2 Cuby & Blizzards - Window of my eyes
3 Oscar Benton blues band - I feel so good
4 The Rob Hoeke r&b group - Don't feel ashamed
5 De Bintangs - It's all over now
6 The Motions - Eliza

Side two:
1 Cuby & Blizzards - Checkin' up on my baby
2 Oscar Benton blues band - Heartaching bkues
3 The Rob Hoeke r&b group - Lying in the grass
4 De Bintangs - Blues on the ceiling
5 The Motions - Freedom
6 Ekseption - Sabre dance

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The Human League - Being Boiled (1978, UK, electronic/new wave) 
Wednesday, November 1, 2006, 06:33 PM - Music, - UK, English
How come the first record of a band always is the best?



You can see them playing this song live on Granada TV 1978.

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My blog system is broken 
Tuesday, October 31, 2006, 11:09 PM - Personal, English
Something strange happened to this Simple PHP Blog system.
I cannot choose November as entry month (???).



Have to find out what it is.
Till that time no posts.

:-(:-(

Solved half an hour later.

:-):-):-)

Luckily PHP programming is my daily job.

The error happened today: October 31.
No months were shown with less than 31 days.
So it had something to do with the algorithm to make the timestamp in scripts/sb_texteditor.php line 413:
$timestamp = mktime(0, 0, 0, $i, date('d'), date('Y'));
If date('d') is 31, an incorrect timestamp is produced when $i is 2,4,6,9 or 11.

I changed it in
$timestamp = mktime(0, 0, 0, $i, 1, date('Y'));
And now it works.

date('d') is anyway useless if you only want to make a month drop down (and so is date('Y')).

The posts will continue.
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Fad Gadget - Back to Nature (1979, UK, electronic/new wave) 
Tuesday, October 31, 2006, 06:27 PM - Music, - UK, English
His first and best single.



Not shared anymore. Complaints received.

Group 1850 - Mother Nohead @ van Oekel's Discohoek (1975, NL, psychedelic) 
Monday, October 30, 2006, 06:11 PM - Music, - NL, Fun, English, Nederlands
This is a late appearance of Group 1850 on Dutch television.
I don't think the Group really existed at that time. It is Peter Sjardin who is playbacking, but the rest are invited friends I suppose.

Van Oekel's Discohoek was a persiflage on other popular music programs, presented by Sjef van Oekel, who couldn't learn a single line by heart. Therefor he always hold papers with the text in his hand. The writer of the show, Wim T Schippers, exploited this: if Sjef anyway had to read his text from paper, why care for easy to remember lines? So there was no limit in the absurdness of the script.



Group 1850 was not so popular in the Netherlands, I remember a concert where there were not even 10 paying visitors. Instead of doing their normal show they invited the audience on the stage to play with them. I didn't dare...

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Tom Dissevelt, Kid Baltan - Song of the second moon (1967, NL, electronic) 
Sunday, October 29, 2006, 06:15 PM - Music, - NL, English
Although the single 'Song of the Second Moon' is from 1957 (!) this lp was released in 1967 in Europe. My version has the titles of the USA release of 1968. Dick Raaijmakers who worked as engineer at the Philips NatLab may not use his real name, because he was just a Philips employee, so he used the reverse of his nickname natlaB diK: Kid Baltan.
He and Tom Dissevelt really were electronic pioneers, they did everything with tone generators and tapes, no keyboards were used.
A lot of their work is released on a Basta 4cd box, a beautiful box with lots of information. The complete tape music of Dick Raaijmakers is also available on Basta.



Side one:
1 Song of the Second Moon (KB 1957) [2:49]
2 Moon Maid (TD 1959 orig.title: Drifting) [3:10]
3 The Ray Makers (KB 1960 orig.title: Mechanical Motions) [7:18]
4 The Visitor from Inner Space (TD 1959 orig.title: Vibration) [3:05]

Side two:
1 Sonik Re-Entry (TD 1958 orig.title: Whirling) [2:33]
2 Orbit Aurora (TD 1958 orig.title: Syncopation) [2:58]
3 Twilight Ozone (TD 1961 orig.title: Intersection) [5:24]
4 Pianoforte (KB 1960) [4:55]

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