Archive for the ‘music’ Category

Closing my Spotify account

I just closed my Spotify account, and I can’t say it was a bumpless ride. Firstly, you can read all about what’s wrong with Spotify here, but in essence, to me, it boiled down to: Where applicable and permitted under applicable law, you also agree to waive and not enforce any “moral rights” or equivalent […]

Cassette tapes: rightly obsolete

Rubenerd is a blog I frequent, and today my RSS feed shows a piece titled Is it worth collecting cassettes in 2024? It’s an interesting idea and his post does bring back memories of slowly spinning double tape decks, pencils and my awesome Sony Walkman WM-FX325. I still regret losing it (or throwing it away […]

Kubuntu 9.04 and pulse audio

As you can read in my previous post, less than a week ago I installed Kubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) on my desktop box. I have been converted. I’m sticking to it. Especially since I solved the Sound Problem. Like many people, If I turned off PulseAudio, some applications produced sound, and some didn’t. If I […]

Il Tramonto

On the fifth of March, Marijn van Dijk, sang, accompanied by me and three friends, Il Tramonto by Ottorino Respighi, a song for mezzo soprano and string quartet after the poem The Sunset by Shelley, at De Roode Bioscoop in Amsterdam. Below you can see a recording of that performance. Due to (lack of) lighting […]