Author Archives: Roy

Gogo Google

While playing with Firefox I got annoyed that Ghostery finds trackers on this website. One of them is Google. I used Google Custom Search to allow visitors to find something in the entire network (there are different sites which only allow searching ‘themselves’). Looking for a replacement I found the DuckDuckGo option. No plugin needed, no results page to add and a somewhat customizable result page at DuckDuckGo.

DuckDuckGo is not my favourite search engine, but it is one of the private search engines, so I have killed another tracker.

Web radio

When I am home I virtually always have music playing. More and more often it happens that I don’t feel like chosing something particular and I can’t keep on playing my own Spotify playlists over and over again. I find almost no Spotify playlists of other users that I enjoy and the Spotify radio function sucks, so do the discover weekly and personalised playlists.

I’ve had some webradio station for many years. Some just disappear all the sudden, others keep playing the same music. A while ago I was looking for interesting radio stations. Perhaps the list can be of help to you too.

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WGT 2019

With late Easter we also had a late Whitsun and thus a late WGT this year. Having booked a year in advance we had our usual apartment arriving on Thursday. Even more warm-up parties this year and again something that I wanted to see, so this day of driving, picking up ribbons and getting to the concert made quite a busy day again. Next year we are going again a day earlier.

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R.I.P. Keith Flint

When someone famous dies, everybody suddenly is a fan and people start to dig up memories. Let me chime in for the colorful face of The Prodigy.

In 1992 the debut album “The Prodigy Experience” was released. My younger brother already knew the band. I guess “Charlie” or “Out Of Space” had been released as singles before the full-length album. He has this massive “The Prodigy Experience” poster which stuck on the wall of our shared room.

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Spiritual equality

Nowadays it is thought that truth may be gained through discussion, and it seems natural that the pupil may put himself on a level with his master, arguing with him. With the prejudice of equality, and with its derivations: freedom, human rights, sovereign people, compulsory
fraternity, economic utopias, etc. etc., every principle of authority has been undermined, every spiritual and intellectual superiority has been trivialised, hierarchy unknown or reversed, and deference and reverence to a master have vanished.

Arturo Reghini

From the book Occultism and Traditionalism

Bad film period

There seem to be some problems at my usual film dealer. They remain silent and they do not send films as often as they should. A little reorganization I think and I hope this ‘thin period’ will prove to be short. In the meantime I have to find another way to find films. There is this second hand shop downtown that also has DVDs. Like in the old days of video rental shops, I go through the racks not seeing any title from my wishlist, so I have to pick films from the meager supply based on what is printed on the boxes. That does not turn out too well and there you have explained the corny films that I review recently.

Hopefully the period will remain short!

2018 Music praise

Last year I reviewed eight releases that I rated four or higher, seven of them were released in 2018. One release got a 4.5 out of 5, the rest 4 out of five:

2018 Movie praise

In 2018 I saw one film from the same year: Mortal Engines. It was alright, I rated it three out of five.

For the rest, I saw eight films in 2018 that I rated four out of five, none that I rated higher. Of some I have better memories than of others!
Here is the list:

Shirt show-off

Again, this is not really a “story”, but since I already have flyers, demos, 7″s and magazines galleries filed under “stories”, I will use it this time too. I will show off my shirt ‘collection’. They are not all music shirts, but since most of them are, I just put them together. It is but a part of the shirts that I have, but it would not be too interesting to see shirts that you can still just order, would it? I never meant to have a shirt collection, but over the years I got myself quite a few. Most of what you see here I never wear. They are no longer ‘represent’ the music that I listen to, the shirt is too big, too small, of too cheap material or I did use to wear them, but they start to wear.

Anyway, enjoy.

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