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Monday, December 31, 2007

You are what you read

While I was entering all my books in my librarything catalog, I stumbled upon a cool idea. David Louis Edelman took all his book covers and created a photo-mosaic based on a picture of himself. Sounds good, thought I, and took a picture which related to my librarything nickname (pratchettfan). And this was the result:

Click to see the full-sized image (4.13 MB).

Cool, isn't it? :)

Meta-Info: 490 covers were used to create this 31 Megapixel mosaic.

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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Cultural Tour de Suisse

720 kilometres with train, bus and car. That's the distance I covered yesterday on my small cultural tour de Suisse ;).


The first leg took me to the Musée d'Archéologie in Neuchâtel, which is famous for its exhibition of Celtic artifacts found in the region. Even though the museum displays some very intriguing pieces, the most impressive part of our visit was the frozen pond just outdoors.


Next up was the center of Yverdon-Les-Bains, which featured picturesque old buildings including a Church and a Castle and also hosted an exhibition with art inspired by H.P. Lovecraft. The quality of the pieces displayed ranged from unspectacular to breathtaking and gave an intriguing overview of the legacy that Lovecraft left behind with his groundbreaking stories.


After a "quick" detour home to get the car, I drove to Thun to attend my last concert of this year. Des Königs Halunken, the only Swiss medieval rock band, played in the Late Night Event Bar in Thun. The concert was marked by mishaps: missed cues, slips of the tongue and instruments that weren't audible (especially the didgeridoo). Nevertheless, they took these problems in their stride and did the best they could to entertain us. And entertained we were :) and so when Des Königs Halunken finally left the stage there were loud cries for encores, proving that the audience forgave them these mishaps and had a good time.

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Rincewind spotted in Zurich: First evidence

We managed to discover first evidence of Rincewind's involvement in this year's Zurich New Year's Eve Run!

True the image isn't very clear, but you can try to spot Rincewind for yourself in this clip.

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Monday, December 17, 2007

Breaking News: Rincewind spotted in Zurich!

According to unconfirmed rumors Rincewind has been spotted yesterday at the Zurich New Years Eve Run! This reporter could round up several eye-witnesses confirming Rincewind's attendance. Updates will follow as soon as hard evidence turns up!

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Silent Night (Stille Nacht - ein Gerippespiel)

There were two other reasons for me to visit Leipzig besides the reading I've blogged about before. First meeting up with good friends and second visiting a performance of 'Stille Nacht' a play written by Christian von Aster (he again ;)) and performed by the TheaterPack.

The story is hilarious: Timmy and his friends only wish is to get a nice present for Christmas. However, as Timmy knows, Santa Clause is also the local executioner and also very poor. To ensure that Santa Clause has enough money to buy presents this year they start to denounce fellow citizens and thus create work for the executioner. However, things start to get really in full swing when a freak show, a Christmas tramp and two Christmas elves, who are looking for a clue to Santa's disappearance two years earlier, turn up in town.

Even though it was a low key production the TheaterPack performed it with so much enthusiasm that it was a pure joy to watch.

Look at a couple of pictures to get a better idea of what I'm talking about ^^.

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Monday, December 10, 2007

Anstand, Ordnung, Sauberkeit - a festive buccaneer reading

After whiling away some more time at the Christmas market it was time make my way to the venerable Heinrich Budde Haus, the location of a pre-Christmas Buccaneer reading by Christian von Aster.

The event was accompanied by a fantastic buffet which was only topped by the length of the queue in front of it ;).

The reading itself featured a rough dozen new stories which sometimes had pirate or Christmas themes and so we learned how children grow up as pirates, the truth about Anstand, Ordnung, Sauberkeit, three vessels of a feared pirate, and where Santa Clause goes to perfect his 'HO HO HO'.

We also witnessed two songs from Christian's pirate CD project. However, this was a strange situation, the author sitting in front of us and all listening to a recording. Anyways, it's been an interesting sneak peek and I hope this project will see the light of day soon ^^.

All in all it was a very successful and enjoyable event, which compensated for minor technical glitches at the beginning and an overlong second part (another break in between was planned but then forgotten).

If you happen to be in Leipzig on 5th or 6th December 2008 you shouldn't miss Christian's next pre-Christmas reading!

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Leipzig, the Christmas Market and the Three Investigators

Two special events with Christian von Aster drew me to Leipzig the last weekend. But first I had a whole Friday to kill before the first event started.

Luckily, Leipzip hosted one of the biggest Christmas markets in Germany these days and so I spent most of the day there. Especially cool was a small medieval market, where excellent food and drinks (hot mead!) was served.

However, I was way too tired to walk around all day; the train ride wasn't too relaxing after all. For a break I went to watch 'The Three Investigators and the Secret of Skeleton Island' in the CineStar Cinema in the Petersbogen. I could have watched 'The Golden Compass' in German but decided to wait and watch it in its original language in Switzerland. Anyways, the movie was very entertaining even though I am not a die-hard Three Investigators fan. The story was action-packed and had enough surprising twists to keep me interested :).

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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

22'222 Songs scrobled since 22nd September 2006

The title speaks for itself ;). However, the count should be higher but unfortunately scrobbling the tracks listened on my iPod didn't always work.

By the way, the 22'222 song was Saving Us by Serj Tankian.

Also interesting to note is the breakdown of genres in my top ten:
  • Medieval Folk/Rock: 5
  • Hard-Rock / NuMetal: 2
  • Comedy / Pop: 1
  • Classical: 1
  • Punk-Rock: 1
Visit my profile if you want to find out more :).

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