Barclay James Harvest - Live (1974, UK, symphonic rock) 
Saturday, September 15, 2007, 06:27 PM - Music, - UK, English
For the Mellotron fetishist.
I personally prefer these live versions. In the studio BJH could polish the sound and use symphony orchestras, which made the already mellow songs too sweet. Live they had to perform the music with keyboards (mellotron!), guitar, bass and drums. That made the sound rougher.

John Lees: Lead guitar, Recorder, Vocals
Les Holroyd: Bass guitar, Rhythm guitar, Vocals
Stuart Wolstenholme: Mellotron, Electric Piano, Moog, Vocals
Mel Pritchard: Drums

Side one:
Summer Soldier [11:19]
Medicine Man [10:27]

Side two:
Crazy City [4:55]
After The Day [7:24]
The Great 1974 Mining Disaster [6:28]

Side three:
Galadriel [3:11]
Negative Earth [6:20]
She Said [8:31]

Side four:
Paper Wings [4:17]
For No One [5:48]
Mockingbird [7:40]

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SPK - Pandora's Music Box 1983 (AU, electronic/new wave) 
Saturday, September 8, 2007, 08:38 PM - Music, - AU, English
Surgical Penis Klinik
System Planning Korporation
Sozialistisches Patienten Kollektiv

1 Metal Field
2 Metal Dance

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Howard Devoto - Pandora's Music Box 1983 (UK, new wave) 
Tuesday, September 4, 2007, 07:01 PM - Music, - UK, English
Former Buzzcocks and Magazine member.
Denies to have screwed Tony Wilson's girlfriend on the Russell Club's toilet.

1 Cold Imagination
2 Some Will Pay
3 Rainy Season
4 About the Weather

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De Dik Voormekaar Show (1975, NL, fun) 
Friday, August 31, 2007, 06:51 PM - Fun, Nederlands

Kant 1:
01 Tune Dik Voormekaar Show (76 Trombones)
02 Apengein
03 Vara's vrolijk gevarieerde visite
04 De tamme boerenzoon
05 Cursus koeien melken
06 Dik Voormekaar Aktueel
07 Groeten voor zeevarenden
08 La Bamba
09 Interview van de week
10 Hobbykwartier
11 Dik Voormekaar-Lied (For me, formidable)
12 De vliegenmepper
13 Reclame
14 De orgeldraaier
15 Brandend zand (Einen Ring mit deinem Namen)
16 De snuffelpaal
17 De 30 seconden van Meneer de Groot
18 Tune Dik Voormekaar Show (76 Trombones)

Kant 2:
01 De mier
02 De Hugo van Kelderenshow
03 Marian (La Bamba)
04 De Klepperman
05 Dik Voormekaar Drive-In Show
06 Hobbykwartier
07 Lekkage I
08 Bloemkool
09 Lekkage II
10 Ziekenomroep
11 Baby Stop
12 Statistiek
13 Restaurant
14 Tuintips
15 Slot

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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) 
Friday, August 24, 2007, 06:35 PM - Music, - UK, English

3 songs, 14'02"

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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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