Saturday, May 20, 2006

Sans Amp

I can consider myself one of those lucky musicians who are now in possession of this Tech 21 invention. Discover my new toy which will replace all my pedals...It's the Sans Amp Programmable Bass Driver DI box...Why Sans Amp? Cos you don't need to carry anymore bass amplifiers with this thing. Just plug the bass guitar to this box, and then to the PA system. cool eh :) And more than that I am now achieving tube-like sounds. Olee` finally...

Recall that my ultimate goal is that wherever I play, I always sound the same irrelevant on which amplifier I'm using. So I either plug to the Return of the bass amp which will defeat the amp's master volume and tone coloring, or else I can connect this stomp box to the front input (active) of the amp (where one would usually plug the bass) but with all the EQ flat. Equivalently I can connect it straight to the mixing console.

But what's all this big deal? You would have told me that I'm already in the possession of the Behringer V-Amp. Ok..It's a cool pedal, it blinks red, nice lights and effects, has flangers, distortion, delay effects, etc.. But what it lacks is the analog signal path..Most of these pedals are digital unfortunately..This SansAmp is simple - it has no effects, no delays, no compression, but it is 100% analog (except for the programmability feature which stores up to 3 presets). This means it is more reliable, doesn't reset on stage if there's a power surge, etc. Moreover, you'll achieve a nice tube-like sound which will cut through better (i.e. no more muffled bass, or weak thing-sounding bass) - pure tube sound (which ranges to fat bass, juicy bass, slap bass, solo bass, grit-distortion a la John Entwhistle, and Crimson style) :D

More info here

Friday, May 12, 2006

White Crimson relaunch website

Check out White Crimson's new website. I think it's cool enough to be visited by my fellow readers.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Maltese National Emblem


Dr Edward Fenech Adami and Dr. Michael Gonzi today announced that they are changing the National Emblem of Malta from a SHIELD to a CONDOM because it more accurately reflects the government’s political stance. Dr. Alfred Sant seconded the motion. A condom allows for inflation, halts production, destroys the next generation, protects a bunch of pricks and gives you a sense of security while you’re actually being screwed.

The colours chosen reflects both sides of the House.

The Speaker.

Maltesenglish sayings

Nigi naqa u nqum
I come and fall and I rise

Nigi nitmejjel
I come swinging

U hallina minnek - - - - - - - - -
And leave us from you

Abjad karti - - - - - - - - - -
White papers

Inqela b`zejtu - - - - - - - - -
He fried in his own oil

Ikragh daghwa b`Alla - - - - - - - -
Ugly swear with God

Ghaddejtu passata - - - - - - - - -
You passed him a coat of paint

Kollox ejja ha mmorru - - - - - - - -
Everything come so we go

Tridx tmur ! ! - - - - - - - - - -
- You want to go !

Gejja bin-nejk ! - - - - - - - - - -
She's coming with the screwing

Gbejna mghoxa - - - - - - - - - -
Maltese goat cheese with her cunt

Mela Le ? - - - - - - - - - - - -
So no ?

F`daqqa wahda ! - - - - - - - - - -
In one punch

Kielni b`ghajnejh - - - - - - - - - -
He ate me with his eyes

Kemm inti basla ! - - - - - - - - - -
How onion you are !


Nadif tazza - - - - - - - - - - -
- Clean glass


Qaxxru l-missieru ! - - - - - - - - -
- He peeled his father

Niexef Ghuda - - - - - - - - - - -
- Lean wood

Mur ghand boxxla xjaten - - - - - - - -
Go to a compass of devils

Xemx taqli l-ankri - - - - - - - - - -
Sun frying the anchors

Dorna dawra madwarna - - - - - - - -
We went for a round around ourselves

Haditha qattgha bla habel ! - - - - - - -
She took it a bundle without rope

Kemm inti vaz - - - - - - - - - - -
What a vase you are

Friday, May 05, 2006

Worst music video, EVER

An 80's Finnish video called "I wanna love you tender" by Armi & Danny:

From my daily mirror


This morning I was stuck in traffic. The sun, the heat and the pollution were already making the milkshake I took thirty minutes ago acting strangely inside my stomach. The thing which made it worse was when I was looking through the rear mirror and saw this fat ugly woman driving a junk Skoda Favorit behind me and picking her nose...And she seemed having an orgasm while removing that mucus. Geezis!



Thursday, May 04, 2006

National Cheese Day


Today is Four May...Four Maggio...For-Maggio...Formaggio...aka The
National Cheese Day
. To commemorate this day, do not wash your genitals and let your lovers smell your cheese.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Fuck it's tuesday

How to find out that you'll have a shitty week:

1) Your monitoring script has a bug and floods your company's mailbox with more than 70,000 emails in less than 4 hours, denying entire email service and tomorrow having to sit for the company performance review [to review your salary]

2) You fit new cool alloys in your car but you cannot enjoy them because you realize that the engine has some problems and has to spend a couple of days at the local mechanic

<--- I will append to this list until end of week --->

3) Managed to fuck the electric window of my side

Monday, May 01, 2006

Felix Pastorius

Felix Pastorius, son of the legendary Jaco Pastorius, is quickly making a name for himself as an exciting new voice on the bottom end. I discovered him just now. Click here to download some of his mp3's.

New 16" alloys

Top quality made in UK wheels, BSA 16" alloys with 205/50/16 Star Millenium tyres, gave my ride a sweet look and fabulous handling. I have been scrutinizing the choice of wheels (in terms of design and size) for the past six or seven months, and now I'm happy with the results! Just look by yourself: