The good, the bad, …

Hey, guys, it’s time for a round of good news/bad news on the blog!

The good news is I’m on good terms with alcohol again. The bad news is I didn’t need the alcohol to fuck up. Oh well…

Luckily there’s room for one more piece of good news here: I’m already done with the guitar. Everything went pretty much as planned and the kit-guitar actually sounds very decent for the price. I suspect it wasn’t the last one I’ve built. E-Mail me if you want one ;)

But now for the main course: Here’s my Hula Girl SG

HulaGirlSG

If you didn’t already think I must be some kind of beach bum or dirty hippie, this will most likely convince you. I still love it.

“Ey, dude, play some Beach Boys!”

Guitar Kit

While there are a few more alcoromance pics up my sleeve this time I want to show you another project. You might know that I occasionally play guitar and that there are quite a few kits to build your own electric guitar out there. If you know me at all you probably already figured that it was only a matter of time before I decide to get one of those and design a guitar.

GuitarKitRaw

I got a pretty cheap kit to mess around with (abot 90€) and will try to make a hula/tiki design SG clone. For this first experiment I won’t make changes to the electronics or build except for possibly replacing the tailpiece with a string-through-body construction.

I’ll keep you updated on the progress. The alcoromance pics however will have to wait till I figured out if the alcohol recently didn’t mess up something important to me. Until then I’m not really in the mood to dwell deeper on that topic. See you!

Alcoromance

For once I make good on one of the promises given here on the page ;)

I did take a few more “alcoromantic” pictures this weekend – one in particular that I like.

Rhenania

A friend of mine is a member of a fraternity and we attended the semester-ex party. It went as one would expect.

I also kept thinking about the whole “alcoromance”-thing. This one stupid word I made up for the last post really captures the feel I get about a certain kind of slightly drunk condition I sometimes find myself in, which I try to convey with these images. I don’t know if you feel the same way, but I sometimes like the soft melancholy one gets after a little beer or wine. The slight feeling of loneliness even though you have company. If you don’t get it from my pictures try looking at “L’Absinthe” by Edgar Degas. He did really well at getting this feeling across.

See you soon!

Bierorgel

About time and changes

I wanted to update the website on a few parts since september but I can’t seem to find the time. Right now I’m stuck in the worst job I ever had and I’m much more concerned about how to improve this situation than the homepage.

However I did recently add a compact camera to my equipment once again, so at least the amount of fotos taken got a lot better already since I always carry a cam with me now. Expect to see more alco-romantic pictures…

TribaunLeer

Birthday on 13.

I felt obligated to write something today since it’s not only the site’s birthday, but it’s Friday 13th, too, like it was when I first went online here. Most of you will probably have figured that things are running like crap at my end by the lack of posts, but I won’t bother you with that. Instead I’ll show you something I did manage to make – as long as I’m already writing.

BurningTreePrint    DruidsPrint

These are two linoleum cuts based on aquarelle postcards I made some years back. They, too are postcard-sized and have an edition of 50 copies each. If you are interested in buying one they’re 15€ including free worldwide shipping. Each print, of course, is numbered and signed by me. Send me an E-Mail if you want one.

2015

Greetings! As you already know things were kind of rough on my end lately. You might have noticed a lack of posts. That’s because as a bullshit-bonus my Computer broke. I’m writing this on my phone since I couldn’t afford a replacement yet. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know I’m still here. I appreciate how many of you bought my shirts this year (especially before christmas) and want to thank all of you who keep visiting here. Bid farewell to a year that began great and ended … well … enogh said. Let’s see what 2015 brings. See you soon!

Farewell2015

 

 

 

Eternities

For the first time I’m putting one of my poems up:

When life knocks you down and the days that you spend                                                   Seem to last an eternity – visit a friend                                                                                   You’ll drink and you’ll talk and you’ll laugh and you’ll play                                                      And see every eternity lasts just one day

This is for my friends K and R. You know who you are…

Oh crap.

It’s been a while since I posted here and I don’t know why I keep falling into that “summer hole” every year. The reason I haven’t restarted posting again earlier is that quite frankly things are running like shit right now. Those who know me know that’s kind of unusual for me. I tend to keep my spirits up through basically anything, just because I firmly believe that nothing is really all that bad as long as I’m able to laugh about it, but lately I’ve been in kind of in a bad mood. How bad it is is illustrated by me missing to update even for the 5th site anniversary last thursday. Anyway, I decided I had to do something about it and at least started snapping pictures again.

FriedhofKalchy

Talking of pictures: I think I can safely say the “daily picture” failed. Not only did it stop being updated some time in august, it also failed on a visitor-experience level. I found that people would not check back more often, but instead actually miss new posts, because they’d have to scroll down to see them. I’d say we try this again in a slightly different  manor: I’ll try to post updates on my current foto-tours with a few words and a little gallery whenever I got something. Hope to see you here again soon!

By the way: There are a few new shirts in the shop…

It says "wall"

It says “wall”

Troma

I already told you that I was planning to do some video stuff. I experimented a lot and have now two short projects in the making (well, in two weeks when my duties regarding the University are through anyway). In addition to that I did a lot of research regarding independent movie making and read a book I wanted to read for quite a while now: “MakeYour Own Damn Movie” by Lloyd Kaufman. While I don’t think most of what he writes is particularly good advice, I recommend this book for anyone who is even remotely interested in making movies (and can stomach the gross details). The guy is hilarious and if nothing else it will definitely prepare you for what idiots you’re going to have to work with if you’re not willing to pay for your crew and actors. If you’re not quite sure if that’s for you, I suggest you head over to Troma on Youtube where they made some of their movies available for free. I say watch one of the behind the scenes documentarys like “Poultry in Motion” or “Farts of Darkness” and see what kind of weirdos an independent movie production can attract…