Monday, July 31, 2006

Slap Groove 2

This is my second slap groove on youtube. This time I'm making (ab)use of percussive slap (which unfortunately is barely heard in this clip). Forgive me about the sound quality - again, i'm using a mobile phone to record this video clip. Most importantly, I hope you enjoy it, however feel free to comment.



Editor's Note: I've re-recorded the clip and i've introduced a drum track, apart from better sound quality.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Burning Linux isos with Nero

I will explain graphically how to burn a linux iso using Nero express:




































Wednesday, July 26, 2006

MSVDM

MSVDM (Microsoft Virtual Desktop Manager) is a Microsoft Powertoy for Windows XP. It allows you to maintain up to 4 different desktops, each with it`s own applications and desktop wallpapers. It integrates into the taskbar and allows you to quickly switch between your virtual desktops. You can also assign keyboard hotkeys to switch between or preview all 4 desktops at once. For example, you can open your e-mail program on one desktop, an Internet chess game on the second, several Internet sessions on the third, and multiple database sessions on the fourth.

It's similar to the virtual desktops we normally see on Linux distributions. You can download this freeware from here.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

bye bye EMBED

as you may have noticed i got rid of that boring music video autoplaying without your consent...fuckin EMBED tag ... got rid of you ye!

Low 323F

My last major mod on the car is complete (I know I say this every time i finish a mod, but this time is true haha)...With 35mm Eibach lowering springs, I achieved what i always wanted in my mazda - that is to remove the large gap between the arches and the wheels... I can assure you that the car looks even wickeder and surprisingly the ride is not as a stiff as i expected which is another plus.

I can't wait to drift the car with my friend, as a lower ride gives me more stability on the roads ^_^ . Stay tuned with the gallery as I will post photos as soon as i can...

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Bass Slap Groove 1

I won't promise you readers that this will be the start of a series of my bass videos...but till you can enjoy it, i'm posting one of my favorite grooves here. Don't mind the sound and picture quality since this clip was recorded through a mobile phone:



Update: I re-recorded the groove with my drummer, Rigmor. check it out :)

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Roger Waters gig

I was lucky enough to win two VIP tickets for this fabolous concert which was estimated to have 12,000 people. It was one of those dreams coming true to see the musician who inspired me to play the bass guitar. The concert was simply great - Sting concert can't be slightly compared to it. With around 2.5 hours of music, the audience felt the Pink Floyd psychadelic charisma blended with the powerful lyrics that only Roger Waters can deliver (such as Leaving Beirut).












Now that I've seen Roger Waters, I won't probably be looking for another concert here in Malta, unless of course I win the tickets or the Red Hot Chilli Peppers miraculously decide to come... :)

White Crimson "World Cup's final" gig

Hadn't neither the time nor the energy to comment on last Sunday's gig...It was fun and great although most of our crowd was stolen by Italian's world cup victory. Gig kicked at 23:30 sharp and we were ready by 00:45.













More photos on our website.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Fusball Fever

As soon as the company rented a 'tablesoccer', or more better known in other countries, fusball table, I'm spending the break spinning hard the ball :) With only 10c per match we are playing roughly six games each time and we've even paired up in teams. Below you can find me and my partner, who formed the team Interisti, celebrating after a tough match which we won with honor *grin*






















White Crimson live next Sunday

White Crimson will be having their first gig next Sunday at the BJ's live music pub. Good rock music blended with entertainment will be the main ingrendients offered that night by our band. All this after the World Cup's final match, around 23:00. See you there!

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Festahwid 7

Yesterday's main event in the underground scene was Festahwid (the 7th edition) which is mainly an event for punks. Although I'm not a punk, I have some roots from there due to the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and I confess I enjoyed listenining to some of the bands playing. The event took place at the Gaia Foundation in Ghajn Tuffieha and I think it was the ideal place to organize such an event. I was impressed by I Skandal and Shoshtakovich's Nightmare which I've seen live for the first time. They are made up of very competent musicians. It's a pity that I had to leave earlier (around 1AM) because I missed Xtruppaw's anniversary...Well it will be for another time!