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Monday, March 31, 2014

With Phil from Perth / Australia at MIDEM 2014

With Phil from Perth / Australia at MIDEM 2014. Trying to get a sound out of the Didgeridoo.
Phil's homepage: www.walleystack.com/

Love Hits You Like A Hammer - a #poetry

Love Hits You Like A Hammer


I thought I better keep away
From things like love and love play
Coz love means trouble with the friend
And disappointment in the end
But suddenly it comes
It comes like a surprise
Can't believe my eyes

If I had to live in Medieval times I would prefer being a landlord than a peasant or soldier. I would have enough to eat.

If I had to live in Medieval times I would prefer being a landlord than a peasant or soldier. I would have enough to eat.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Typical sunday meal

Typical sunday meal:
Salmon, mustard-dill sauce, caviar, bread and wine. This time with potatoe salad and tomatoes.

You only live once (only James Bond lives twice)


mjam, mjam,....

I never did phone sex. I prefer it naturally

I never did phone sex. I prefer it naturally.
Isn't it something for all senses, not only for the ear?
I don't understand why phone sex is such a big business. Must be poor men or women who need that.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

I Lost My Heart In San Francisco - a #poetry

I Lost My Heart In San Francisco



From Fisherman's Wharf to Chinatown
Painted Ladies in Steiner Street
Market Street and move downtown
To visit Transamerica Pyramid

I dont understand how people can like drums&bass. It's nothing but simple rhythm and wooohing bass

I dont understand how people can like drums&bass. It's nothing but simple rhythm and wooohing bass

#painting: Painter Peter Linhart

with painter Peter Linhart.
He paints with acryl. I like his cartoons and the pictures about crime.

Friday, March 28, 2014

#photography: Man at food stand

Example for street photography. I call that "every life" photography.

A man at a food stand. Completely askew view. Shot when walking by without looking at my camera.
Nothing really exciting or remarkable.

My challenge was if I can make something out of this picture.

I photoshopped it. Increased the contrast and put a brown over the photo. I partly blurred the picture. Now the photo has flare.

Quite good exercise.


Do you remember Commodore C64? I still have one at home...

Do you remember Commodore C64? I still have one at home. A little dust on it, but it works. Years ago I had no money to buy games, now I have no time to play.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Only James Bond Lives Twice - a #poetry

Only James Bond Lives Twice


Some may call me lazybone
But I'm not alone
Not alone
Here are words, that sound so wise:
Enjoy your life, only James Bond lives twice

#music: #DJ Eraserhead / Vienna in action

DJ Eraserhead is very drums oriented. His music mix is club / rock / synthie. He also plays 80s like Depeche Mode. Interesting that kids dance to that music from a time when they

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

I prefer electric shaver. Razor is a bloody thing. I once used a razor and looked - simply said - destroyed.

I prefer electric shaver. Razor is a bloody thing. I once used a razor and looked - simply said - destroyed.
Ok, I did not look as destroyed as this guy, but it was pretty close to it.

Meeting Rosemary Spiten, the Hawaiian dream girl

Rosemary Spiten, singing about Hawaiian dream. The music and videos show a typical cliche of Hawaii, everything you dream about if you think of Hawaii.

She showed me a video. You see Hawaiian people dancing Hawaiian dance. The music is modern disco / dance style.

The show can be booked for events.

Rosemary was born in Hawaii and lives in Norway. "So you are European! But why do you live in Norway?" "Because of love.", she replied. Nice story!

Strange things happen on Midem in Cannes / France.

Wow! Via archive.org you can browse old versions of websites. Funny, here is ours 1999: http://web.archive.org/web/19990125092545/http://vienna.cc/

Wow! Via archive.org you can browse old versions of websites.
Funny, here is ours 1999: http://web.archive.org/web/19990125092545/http://vienna.cc/

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Album "Dreamgirl" is out now. Listen here for #free. (Isn't that a strange album cover?)

Vienna, Austria, March 12, 2014

New album "Dreamgirl" by ViennaCC is available in about 100 online stores like iTunes and Amazon. The album contains 18 songs of the genres pop / rock. There are also influences from dance, dubstep and folk rock.

The themes are about love ("Dreamgirl", "Say Yes", "I Love You",...), dance ("The Beat", "If You Wanna Dance", "Never Stop The Music"), positive feelings ("Good As Can Be", "This Is The Moment", "Let's Do Action"), and also political movement Occupy ("Days Of Rage") and murder ("What Happened Here").

Lean back right now and feel it. Can you feel it?

Lean back right now and feel it. Can you feel it?

Wild, Wild Game To Play - a #poetry

Wild, Wild Game To Play


Zapping on through my tv
Music, news and tragedy
Watch my favourite episode
Big success produced abroad

Monday, March 24, 2014

Some things are better left unsaid, so I make lyrics.

Some things are better left unsaid, so I make lyrics.

Maybe the real message is between the lines, unwritten but understood.

#musicproduction: #free software

Here some free software for musicproduction.

A night at Palais Eschenbach

A night at Palais Eschenbach / Vienna. Look at this ambience, this atmosphere. Rockmusic in old palace. I like that like a bohemian can enjoy.
click on the photo to get large picture

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The world is made of vacuum. There is nothing between electrons and protons. What if this room would be filled with music?

The world is made of vacuum. There is nothing between electrons and protons. What if this room would be filled with music?

On the other hand, how could acoustic sound waves oscillate?

Guitar Less Important In Popmusik?

Since 50s (some say since 60s) guitar is a symbol for popmusic. In early 60s a typical band had drums, bass and guitars; later organ. Electric guitar was a symbol for popmusic, for commercial music. A so strong symbol that Bob Dylan was booed at Newport festival 1965 for playing an electric guitar.
Electric Dylan controversy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_Dylan_controversy

Is music an important part of life?

Yes. 85% of American believe that music is

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Let's write white on white paper. Absolute data protetion, keep NSA out

Let's write white on white paper. Absolute data protetion, keep NSA out

Dedication of Joey Welz

My friend Joey Welz with a photo and signature & personel message starting with "Hello Heinz" at MIDEM 2014 in Cannes / France.

On the picture Joey presented to me is Joey with Ringo Starr in the sixties.

Every time I visit Midem I meet & greet my friend Joey Welz. He played with Bill Haley's "Comets". One of the last survivors of the Rock'n'Roll aera. He always tells me stories.

Here is a Beatles story:


The Beatles

Joey Welz met the Beatles
Joey met the Beatles in germany when he was working for a German radio station. When he heard that bandname he said to John Lennon: "That's no good bandname. Beetles are something I crush with my foot." John replied: "Oh, no, I write it with an A to remind on the beat music."

Friday, March 21, 2014

#Writing: Is Software a Mass Noun?

A reader noticed the following statement about the unauthorized use of pre-installed software programs on computers sold by hardware suppliers: …in most of the cases, these computers are loaded wit...

#Writing: Is Software a Mass Noun?

Sometimes sad songs can make you happy when you realize others are in a worse situation

Sometimes sad songs can make you happy when you realize others are in a worse situation

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: Quick Tip: Create an 8-Bit Style

This ten-part series has been designed to help anyone starting out in the world of After Effects.... This ten-part series has been designed to help anyone starting out in the world of After Effects...

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: Quick Tip: Create an 8-Bit Style

#Photoshop: Tutorial for a Light Burst Text Effect

In this Photoshop tutorial, we’ll learn how to create a text effect in Photoshop CS6. We’ll be creating light beams around a text like this: Let’s start this Photoshop tutorial by creating a new do...

#Photoshop: Tutorial for a Light Burst Text Effect

Little Rabbit - a #poetry

Little Rabbit


Little rabbit earthy-brown
Keep your head and scut deep down
If a shadow shades the sky
Duck your head and run away

#Photoshop: How to Create a Selective Coloring Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to create a selective coloring effect easily in just a few simple steps. Open the image you want to use. I will be using this stock photo. Now, use a selection too...

#Photoshop: How to Create a Selective Coloring Effect in Photoshop

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: Tutorial: Create a Cartoon in After Effects (7 Parts)

Here’s a nice series on this cold Tutorial Tuesday. Ryan Boyle of Sketchy Pictures explains the full process from character design, expressions for animating movement, lip-sync, lighting and camera...

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: Tutorial: Create a Cartoon in After Effects (7 Parts)

#Illustrator: Smiley Logo in 3D Illustrator Tutorial

In this interesting Illustrator logo design tutorial, we will combine a smiley 3D symbol with text to create an exceptional logo for your website or business. If you have any trouble with the tutor...

#Illustrator: Smiley Logo in 3D Illustrator Tutorial

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: How To Create Stop-Motion/Cell Animation in #Photoshop & AE

Creativ-motion is back with a new tutorial for motion design. In this one he’ll show you how to animate a text frame by frame stop- motion style thanks to Photoshop and After Effects: PHOTOSHOP // ...

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: How To Create Stop-Motion/Cell Animation in #Photoshop & AE

#Photography: How to Set Up a Beauty Photoshoot With Just One Light

Fashion photographers cannot overstate the value of a precise lighting rig. Three-point kits and background fills are common, and knowing how to control your light is one of the most fundamental as...

#Photography: How to Set Up a Beauty Photoshoot With Just One Light

Thursday, March 20, 2014

#Guitar: Arpeggios in the Ionian Mode

I got such a great response on my last post about arpeggios in the pentatonics that I though we could take a look at the arpeggios in the Ionian mode. This will come in handy for anyone who has eve...

#Guitar: Arpeggios in the Ionian Mode

Zapping on tv is video scratching

Zapping on tv is video scratching

#Photoshop: How to Create a Text Portrait Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to create a text portrait effect in Photoshop. Like we added a transparent text to an image, we’ll now give the illusion that the picture shown is being created by...

#Photoshop: How to Create a Text Portrait Effect in Photoshop

#Photoshop: How to Create a 3D Pop-Up Effect

In this tutorial, we will learn how to create a 3D pop-up effect in Photoshop, where the main subjects of your image will appear as if they are popping out of a flat picture. I will be using Adobe ...

#Photoshop: How to Create a 3D Pop-Up Effect in Photoshop

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: Remove Black or White Background in AE

In this quick tip, we’ll take a look at how to remove a black or white background from our footage or images to get an alpha channel. We’ll be doing this without using any 3rd party plugins and wil...

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: Remove Black or White Background in After Effects

#Musicproduction: Roazhon DSP updates "BrainStormer" #Free VA Synth VSTi for Windows to v0.86

Roazhon DSP has updated BrainStormer, a freeware virtual analog synthesizer VSTi for Windows, to v0.86.

#Musicproduction: Roazhon DSP updates "BrainStormer" #Free VA Synth VSTi for Windows to v0.86

#Musicproduction: Hours Of NI Massive Tutorials

Here’s a load of Massive tutorials for you – basically this all the weekly ‘subscriber only’ content from the past couple of years! There is around 9 or 10 hours worth here of Massive content – all...

#Musicproduction: Hours Of NI Massive Tutorials

#Musicproduction: Futucraft updates Kairatune #free VSTi/AUi to v1.2.4

Futucraft has updated the free Kairatune VST and AU instrument plug-in to version 1.2.4. This update fixes the issues and bugs that were found in version 1.2.3 and improves compatibility with the latest versions of several hosts.

#Musicproduction: Futucraft updates Kairatune #free VSTi/AUi to v1.2.4

#Photoshop: Comprehensive Guide to Working With Video in Photoshop: 3D Animations

In this new series from brothers Andrew and Stefan Surmabojov, you'll learn how to create an inte... In this new series from brothers Andrew and Stefan Surmabojov, you'll learn how to create an int...

#Photoshop: Comprehensive Guide to Working With Video in Photoshop: 3D Animations

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: Easing ranges and values from the Course Getting Started with AE Expressions

Even if you're not comfortable with scripting or coding, you may still want to take a look at expressions. They are like little scripts that trigger changes to layer properties, and they can save y...

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: Easing ranges and values from the Course Getting Started with After Effects Expressions

A relationship is not a hop-on-hop-off bus (sometimes I wish it would be)

A relationship is not a hop-on-hop-off bus (sometimes I wish it would be)

#SocialMedia: Boost Presence With These 6 Social Media Steps

Social media platforms are vital to your business as the new way to communicate to your stakeholders. All your social media accounts can grow your brand awareness and most importantly lead to incre...

#SocialMedia: Boost Presence With These 6 Social Media Steps

After sunset - a #poetry

After sunset


I'm going off
I leave it all behind
Going to my love
She is so good and kind

#Photography: How to Take Stunning Beach Photos

Taking good beach photos sounds easier than it is. The big trick, according to Bryan Peterson, is managing the massive amount of uncontrolled ambient light. In this video, Bryan challenges his stud...

#Photography: How to Take Stunning Beach Photos

#Photography: 3 Creative Ways to Use a Ring Flash for Portrait Photography

Ring flashes give photographs a distinctive look and are a favorite of fashion photographers. Typically used by shooting through the opening in the center, the ring flash creates a flat, uniform li...

#Photography: 3 Creative Ways to Use a Ring Flash for Portrait Photography

#Guitar: #Free Guitar Practice eBook to Revolutionise Your Practice Regime

Sign up here to receive your FREE guitar practice ebook on how to revolutionise your guitar practice and to receive notifications of new guitar articles, resources and tools for guitarists, news, t...

#Guitar: Free Guitar Practice eBook to Revolutionise Your Practice Regime

#Photography: 37 Creative and Intense Photographs of Leaves

As photographers, it’s often easy to forget that simple things nearby can make incredible subjects for photographs with just a little creativity. Unless you live in the arctic, you probably have access to this simple subject at some point during the year. This collection of photos of leaves might help you get inspired to look for beauty in simplicity.

#Photography: 37 Creative and Intense Photographs of Leaves

#Photoshop: Create an Intense Fallen Angel Composition in Photoshop

Create a new document with size of 1000×1000 px and fill it with white (or any color you like). Open desert stock. Use Retangular Marquee Tool to choose the ground part and use Move Tool (V) to dra...

#Photoshop: Create an Intense Fallen Angel Composition in Photoshop

#Writing: Transitive Verbs

The grammatical term “transitive verb” occurs in numerous posts on this site, usually with a reminder of what it means, but perhaps a dedicated post will be useful to readers who remain shaky on th...

#Writing: Transitive Verbs

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: How to Change Color Based on an Object's Rotation

William Marler shows how you can link the rotation property of one object to the colour of one or more other objects through the use of expression in After Effects. In this tutorial, you’ll learn h...

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: How to Change Color Based on an Object's Rotation

Paintball is fun, but I would like to shoot with fruity juice. That gives solece when you get hit.

Paintball is fun, but I would like to shoot with fruity juice. That gives solece when you get hit.

#Guitar: Slide Guitar 101

Slide guitar or Bottleneck guitar is a technique where a Slide is worn on the third or fourth finger.It is lightly pressed against the strings parallel to the frets. The strings never touch the fre...

#Guitar: Slide Guitar 101

#Musicproduction: TubeOhm releases M-Phasewave - #Free Monophonic Phase Distortion Synth VSTi for Windows

TubeOhm has released M-Phasewave, a free fully working monophonic phase distortion synthesizer VST instrument plug-in for Windows.
M-Phasewave comes with 64 sounds, two arps and an effects section with chorus, delay and reverb.
A second soundbank with 128 new sounds for Phasewave (the polyphonic commercial version of this synth) is also available now.

#Musicproduction: TubeOhm releases M-Phasewave - #Free Monophonic Phase Distortion Synth VSTi for Windows

#Photoshop: Free Download: Photoshop Actions to Turn Night Photos into Twilight Photos

The lite version is a fully functioning Photoshop action that will turn your night time photo into a twilight photo. For more features, upgrade to the Pro version and get additional actions with di...

#Photoshop: Free Download: Photoshop Actions to Turn Night Photos into Twilight Photos

#Photography: 5 Reasons to Use a Camera Strap

While you may come across a multitude of photography tutorials that focus on lenses, cameras, and lighting, there is one significant piece of photography gear that often gets neglected and somehow ...

#Photography: 5 Reasons to Use a Camera Strap

#Photoshop: Wood Text Effect

In this quick Photoshop tutorial we’ll learn how to create a quick wood text effect in Photoshop. We are going to change only the blending option on our text. You can use the same technique for oth...

#Photoshop: Wood Text Effect

#Photography: Depth of Field for Beginning Photographers (Video)

Depth of field is one of the most important distinguishers between professional and amateur photography. Composition and exposure might be easy to grasp, but controlling your focus is harder, mainl...

#Photography: Depth of Field for Beginning Photographers (Video)

#Musicproduction: Why the Progress You Make in the Practice Room Seems to Disappear Overnight

Have you ever been frustrated by the fact that you can take a difficult passage, work on it for a bit, get it sounding pretty good, but return to the practice room the next day to discover that you...

#Musicproduction: Why the Progress You Make in the Practice Room Seems to Disappear Overnight

Monday, March 17, 2014

#Musicproduction: 5 Ways to Use Distortion Effects in Massive

There are three distinct distortion effects to choose from – the Classic Tube, Tele Tube and Brauner Tube. These awesome tools can beef up your basses and brighten up your leads, but they can also ...

#Musicproduction: 5 Ways to Use Distortion Effects in Massive

Now I understand you: you are different

Now I understand you: you are different

#Musicproduction: Modal Writing

So you’re at the point where you feel pretty comfortable writing songs in the major and minor keys. What about all the other modes from the major scale, how would you compose using them without sou...

#Musicproduction: Modal Writing

I Wonder - a #poetry

I Wonder


I wonder if she wants to be my lover
I wonder if she wants to be my friend
There were times when that was no question
Suddenly it had an end

#Photoshop: How to Add Realistic Falling Snow to a Photo

Falling snowflakes are a great way to make your winter photography much more interesting. Sometimes, the weather doesn't cooperate however, and you have to turn to Photoshop to get the job done. In...

#Photoshop: How to Add Realistic Falling Snow to a Photo

#Photoshop: How to Create Custom Dirt Typography

Over the last couple of years, I have spent a lot of time trying to be creative with typography, calligraphy, and lettering. Sometimes, I prefer creating classic calligraphy, however, lately I have...

#Photoshop: How to Create Custom Dirt Typography

#Writing: What’s a Lair and How Do You Pronounce It?

The word lair comes from a Germanic word for bed.
The sleeping place of a wild animal is called a lair:
The Ridgeback, singly or in a pack, will silently track the lion to its lair…

#Writing: What’s a Lair and How Do You Pronounce It?