- Music. Before I end up postponing this (like the last three years, cough) I’m publishing my list of awkward pop music preferences which is never complete. Especially because this year I had the “pleasure” to spend way too much time in front of a computer screen writing many words. While listening to lots of music to keep going.
My favorite album of 2014 is an easy choice because nothing else came close to No mythologies to follow by MØ. Though the latest album by The Dø is also great stuff.
Other helpful music (not necessarily released in 2014):
In the guitar section: Now, Now, The Joy Formidable, Wolf Down, and マキシマムザホルモン.
In the blurrier section: Sophie Hunger, The Naked and Famous, The Hundred In The Hands, I Break Horses, Chvrches (The Bones of What You Believe was probably my favorite album of 2013), Hundreds, Florrie, Natalia Kills, an entertaining DJ set by Purity Ring (their version of “Grammy” is also impressive), and Supersilent.
But to really summarize the year in one line: “Time is just a fiction of my mind. I will survive and so will you.”
- Work. Took a path out of the comfort zone: Migrated from Bugzilla to Phabricator.
- Growth. I’m thankful to people who (sometimes unintentionally) made me question, learn and realize things: Thank you Lenka, Quim, Sumana, 佐伊, Kačenka.
Archive for the ‘music’ Category
- It’s old news and Henri and others already covered it but I would also like to recommend this nice lecture: Lydia Pintscher published Open Device – FOSS: What we wish we had known when we started at this year’s FOSDEM conference! Get the book or the PDF on open-advice.org!
- Allan, Olav and me wrote the GNOME 3.4 release notes. Hope you like the outcome! I also helped a bit with the Czech translation of them.
- Three weeks ago I spent an afternoon to update the GNOME Evolution user documentation for the latest version (3.4).
Afterwards I declared it string frozen so translators know that they will not waste time translating stuff that might change again. Maybe I should evaluate if freezing actually has any positive effort – so far I don’t think it has, however this module is so big that I understand if translators are reluctant to translate it.
- According to German state law you can get hold of your final Abitur school exam after waiting for ten years.
As I am always surprised what people on the interwebs consider useful I published it (unfortunately in German language only). It is an analysis of Gustav Mahler‘s “Kindertotenlieder“ (“Songs on the Death of Children”) which were written by Friedrich Rückert. There are Youtube videos out there if you want to get an impression.
My girls (as in “flatmates”) finally released their first music video.
I am unable to embed it (WordPress and HTML5 don’t seem to be the best friends yet) so I just link to it on Youtube. Enjoy!
Phoenix: 1901 (Blogotheque version) / M.I.A.: Born free / Robyn: Dancing on my own / My Heart Belongs To Cecilia Winter: Eighteen / Die Antwoord: Enter the Ninja / Unkle feat. Sleepy Sun: Follow Me Down / Metric: Gimme Sympathy / Martin Solveig feat. Dragonette: Hello / The Roots: How I Got Over / Sophie Hunger: My Personal Religion / FM Belfast: Par avion / Kanye West: Runaway / Lady Gaga feat. Beyonce: Telephone / How To Destroy Angels: The Space in Between / School of Seven Bells: Windstorm
Probably everybody who is interested in music has this list of bands in mind that s/he could never see in concert because they had split up too early.
In my case these have been Refused and Atari Teenage Riot.
After a hiatus of ten years the latter exist again (with a slightly different lineup as Carl has died and as Hanin can’t scream that much anymore).
Bought the ticket today and I’m pretty excited to finally see them live this weekend, after all those years, with some new material.
Like last year my private soundtrack for 2009 in alphabetic order. (Warning: Explicit lyrics and/or video content.)
Miou Miou – À l’été de la Saint-Martin ’68 / School of Seven Bells – Connjur / Depeche Mode – Everything counts (Oliver Huntemann & Stephan Bodzin Dub remix) / Paul Kalkbrenner – Gebrünn Gebrünn (Berlin Calling Edit) / N.A.S.A. ft. Kanye West, Santogold, Lykke Li – Gifted / Dear Reader – Great white bear / Unkle – Heaven / Dragonette – I go around (Midnight Juggernauts remix) / Black Eyed Peas – I got a feeling / Yarn:moor – It’s blooming / London Elektricity – Just one second / Friendly Fires ft. Au Revoir Simone – Paris (Aeroplane Remix) / Lady GaGa – Pokerface / Metric – Sick muse / Lady Sovereign: So Human / IAMX – Spit It Out (Designer Drugs Remix) / Hell – U can dance / David Guetta ft. Kelly Rowland – When love takes over / 2raumwohnung – Wir werden sehen (Paul Kalkbrenner Remix)
- Röyksopp: Happy Up Here
- Metric: Sick Muse
- La Roux: Bulletproof
- Schools of Seven Bells: Connjur
- Lady Gaga: Pokerface (acoustic)
- Unkle: Heaven
- The Dø: On my Shoulders
- Simian Mobile Disco: Hustler
- Depeche Mode: Everything Counts (Oliver Huntemann & Stephan Bodzin remix)
- Björk: All Is Full Of Love (Chris.su remix)
Und am Mittwoch abend dann live:
“Und wenn Du schon mal Deine neue Mitbewohnerin sehen willst, schau Dir kurz das neueste Musikvideo Deiner Lieblingsband an.”
Jetzt kommt die Krise.
Waschmaschine kaputt. Jacke kaputt. Fahrradschloß kaputt. Das erfreut die Volkswirtschaft, denn dann wird gekauft!
Friday I’m in Love
Auf der Suche nach weiteren Aktionen neben Atombombenexplosionen und hustý Lichtzeichenanlagen gefunden: Violated subconsciousness (Znásilněný Podvědomí). Schon einige Jahre alt, but still Ztohoven at its very best.
Mitarbeiter des Monats
Sicherheitsdienstmann 1 am Eingang sagt Sicherheitsdienstmann 2, dass er mich nicht untersuchen brauche, da ich doch Mitarbeiter sei. Mir neu. Falls jemand Waffeln oder Drogeln in die örtliche Großraumdiskothek schmuggeln möchte: Bitte Kommentar hinterlassen.
Magst du Schnee?
Ja. Und allgemein Menschen, die den Mut haben, dies zu fragen (und es scheinen mehr zu werden) anstelle von “Wie geht’s”, “Wie heißt du”, “Was machst Du”. Denn was interessiert’s mich?
It’s been a great year with lots of interesting changes (e.g. job and SO).
Christmas was a good time to reflect. I’m very thankful to God for my life, and to my family and old & new friends for all the good discussions and talks I had.
But as I love music, grew up with MTV (those early nineties when they actually played video clips) and hence am unable to read long books or concentrate on anything that takes longer than 4 minutes I won’t write much lines but prefer to list those songs in alphabetic order that I listened to a lot in 2008.
My private soundtrack – it reminds me of some moods I was in. (Warning: Explicit lyrics and/or video content. And it’s really about the sound – some of the video clips are quite bad.)
Peter Fox: Alles neu / Amanda Jenssen: Amarula tree / Joy division: Atmosphere / Brett Anderson: Blessed / New order: Blue monday / Vypsaná fiXa: Darling / The knife: Heartbeat / CLP feat. Tunde Olaniran: I’m so trill / MIA.: Mausen / Einstürzende Neubauten: Nagorny Karabach / M.I.A.: Paperplanes / Ignite: Poverty for all / Glen Hansard: Say it to me now / Klub des loosers: Sous le signe du V / The gossip: Standing in the way of control / Justice: Stress / Chemical brothers: The test / Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip: Thou shalt always kill / MGMT: Time to pretend