Schlagwort-Archive: music

The mix tape is back alive

Just like a lot of people my age I spent quite some time creating mix tapes. For me, for friends, and for girls of course. As the MC vanished we created one or two mix tapes on CD but that was somehow different and didn’t work out, at least for me.



I finally found my way to Spotify, and I’m loving it!

I have to admit, it took me really long to get an account over at Spotify’s. This is, because I do love buying CDs, I love the artwork, the feeling when unwrapping them, like a little present you made to yourself. What it actually is. I love listening to whole albums. And love listening actively to music. I love looking through my CDs – I got quite a few in the last 20 years – grabbing one album, putting it into the CD player and enjoying the music some artists made (just for me – and for some other people as well, maybe). Sure, you can listen to almost any album on the internet, just klick on it. Switch to another one or jump around listening to this or that. But I really dig the celebration of music. Just like coffee, you can have a quick one because just need a coffee break. Or you can take your time, grind the beans, set up the french press, wait a few minutes for the water to boil and a few more minutes till the coffee is done. Taking your time once in a while. Weiterlesen

Whamola 1.5

So, I played my first Whamola a while ago with my last band and finally I made it to upload the video.The video quality might not be perfect but it’s the music that counts.


Whamola 2.2

So, I am done with the body of the new Whamola. To be more precisely, the woodwork is done now. As expected it wasn’t that complicated even though I cold use some better tools. As far as I can see today the changes I worked on aren’t that bad, let’s hope everything will work out as planned. Next step will be the machanics. Stay tuned.

Whamola 2.2

Whamola 2.1

So, I started working on my second Whamola a few days ago. This one will be for a good friend of mine and I guess that’ll be as much fun as buildung the first one. Playing the Whamola is super cool, I’ll post a video of me playing my first one soon. I wanted to change one or two things with the design so I used the last days to think about that. Basically, the new design is done by now, I’ll just have to buy some parts tomorrow. Stay tuned to see the progress.

Design Whamola 2

Whamola 1.4

Translation of the text to English on December 26, 2011.

Finally, I am done with my first Whamola and I had a chance to play it with my band. Unfortunately, it was our very last rehearsal but I’m quite positive it’s not because of the Whamola. 😉

See a video of me playing the Whamola soon.

Whamola 1.3

Translation of the text to English on December 26, 2011.

Today I finished working on the body of my Whamola, ain’t that cool? With my tools it was quite a challenge milling the pockets for the electronics and mechanics but at the end I made it. It shouldn’t be no problem if they don’t look like I used a CNC machine since I’ll cover them anyway.

Tomorrow or next weekend at the latest I’ll start assembling everything, I’m getting a little nervous, if everything will work out fine. Stay tuned!