The Moog Machine - Switched-On Rock (1969, US, electronic) 
Tuesday, August 28, 2007, 06:46 PM - Music, - US, English
The Moog is played by Kenny Ascher, arrangements are done by Alan Foust and Norman Dolph produced & tuned.

Some liner stuff:
The amazing thing about all the sounds is not that they are done one voice at a time, but rather one finger at a time. The silly machine only plays one note at a time and the temptation play a chord must be overcome... you only get the lowest note if you press more than one key. Improvisation is difficult but far from impossible if you redefine the problem.
We, being faced with the limitations of the Moog as far as chords are concerned. built a gadget called the Protorooter that structures chords above the note the keyboard is playing to alleviate the problem somewhat.
Compared with the old cut-and-splice way of making electronic music, the Moog is a tune boon. As great as we feel the Moog is for making music in the light of what is possible and what Mr. Moog is no doubt cooking up, the Moogs of today are like the Kon Tiki. It takes quite a bit of physical tuning and set-up time to achieve the sounds, though once tuned they go down very quickly.

Moog himself is quite a guy, too. Most cooperative, and now has a weekly emissary to New York to touch up any fixits and keep everyone up on the new discoveries. Moog really made quite an invention — and how appropriately space-age his name is! How bland would be the "Jones" or the "Irving Spidor-sha" as a nickname for the gadget. If he ever comes to town for a lecture, go listen.
There is nothing like inventing a synthesizer to give you expertise in its use.



Side one:
1 Spinning Wheel
2 Jumpin' Jack Flash
3 The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)
4 Get Back
5 Yummy Yummy Yummy

Side two:
1 The Weight
2 Time Of The Season
3 Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In
4 You Keep Me Hangin' On
5 Hey Jude

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The Danse Society - Pandora's Music Box 1983 (UK, gothic/new wave) 
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Samsung DVD HR753 region free 
Wednesday, August 22, 2007, 09:35 PM - Personal, English
Today I bought a harddisk/dvd recorder at the Mediamarkt. It can play a lot of DivX formats (not all), it can write on DVD-R and DVD-RW and has a 160 GB harddisk, which is good for 40 hours high quality recording (lower quality is rubbish).
The price was reasonable, but they asked 50 Euro if you want to have it region free. That's ridiculous. So I looked on the Internet and within five minutes I found the 'secret'.



1. Turn on player (without a DVD within)
2. Press Repeat (not Repeat A-B) 5 7 5 3 8 quickly
3. "2" appears on the TV
4. Press 9 for Region-Free
5. "9" appears on the TV
6. Open the tray and close it again

Somewhere else I found this in addition:
Region 1 use 2,9,3,3,4,9
Region 2 use 5,7,5,3,8,9
Region 3 use 5,6,7,3,2,9
Region 4 use 7,6,8,8,4,9
Region 5 use 5,3,8,1,4,9
Region 6 use 2,4,4,6,2,9
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The Box - Pandora's Music Box 1983 (UK, new wave) 
Tuesday, August 21, 2007, 06:19 PM - Music, - UK, English
This is NOT The Box formed in 1981 by Jean-Marc Pisapia, an early member of Men Without Hats.
Thanks to Frank Vink we know now that this one is formed by:
Peter Hope - vocals
Charlie Collins - saxophone (ex-Clock Dva)
Paul Widger - guitar (ex-Clock Dva)
Terry Todd - bass
Roger Quail - drums (ex-Clock Dva)



1 The Hub
2 No Time for Talk
3 Water Grows Teeth
4 Swing
13'02"

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Skeleton Crew - Pandora's Music Box 1983 (US, noise/folk) 
Friday, August 17, 2007, 06:18 PM - Music, - US, English
Skeleton Crew was a project from ex-Henry Cow alternative guitarist Fred Frith and experimental Bay Area cellist and multi-instrumentalist Tom Cora.
Formed as a duo, the two (occasionally augmented by Zeena Parkins on keyboards and harp) toured extensively with a combination of experimental rock, noise, and folk music, even playing one concert of nothing but Eastern European folk tunes.
On stage, both musicians operated drums with their feet, while busying their hands with various stringed instruments, professional or homemade. Tape cut ups were also part of the performance.
Cora died in 1998. (all music)


2 3/4 songs, 8'32"

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Peter Hammill - Pandora's Music Box 1983 (UK, symphonic rock) 
Tuesday, August 14, 2007, 06:54 PM - Music, - UK, English
Not only the young ones played at Pandora, also some of the old and tough were invited.
So was Peter Hammill with some ex Van Der Graaf Generator members.



1 Patient
2 The Future Now
3 The Last Frame
19'33"

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Peter Nero - Midnight Cowboy (1969, US, lounge/electronic) 
Saturday, August 11, 2007, 12:00 AM - Music, - US, English
Formerly entitled: Hits from "Hair" to Hollywood.
The Moog synthesizer, heard on "Midnight Cowboy", "The Windmills of Your Mind", Let the Sunshine In" and "Be-In", is played by Peter Nero.



Side one:
1 Midnight Cowboy - Everybody's Talkin'
2 Love theme from "Romeo and Juliet" (A Time for Us)
3 The Windmills of your mind
4 The April Fools
5 Theme from "Picasso Summer"

Side two:
1 Aquarius
2 Let the Sunshine In
3 Be-In (Hare Krishna)
4 Where do I go
5 Hair
6 Good Morning Starshine

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