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Where the wild books are

Saturday is my favorite day in the week. No school, no work, just spare time. Some of this time I always spend in our local public library that is just bout 5 minutes by foot away from my apartment. The other I day I borrowed the movie „Where the wild Things are“. I heard about this movie when it was released last year and I heard about the original picture book it is based on. Well, I loved this movie, it is a typical Spike Jonze movie!!! Great stuff. I knew that I knew the original book from somewhere an then I remembered that there was a short spoof scene of it in a certain Simpsons episode. But I had a small doubt in my head about the picture book. So I decided to go to the library and check if the book was available there. I thought it shouldn‘t be too hard to find it. They have hundreds of picture books there. (read on…)

New Gorillaz Video „Doncamatic“

I just love it. Even though I was surprised that the singer was actually a man…
Gorillaz – Doncamatic (All Played Out) (feat. Daley)
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and I hate Myspace videos

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Superman 2.0

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Perrymania

Success, hooray!!! Yesterday after work I went to my favorite tobacco shop to check if I could get the Perry Rhodan issues I missed. First I just wanted to order issue #2564 (which I did not have at home). But they didn‘t even have the current issue #2565. The only issue that was still available was issue #2563 which I have for weeks. So I asked the clerk if she could order both issues. She asked me to wait a moment and called another tobacco shop to ask if they had some issues left and to eventually bring them there. In this case I just had to have to wait some minutes. But unfortunatly the other shop was also out of Perry Rhodan books. Well, I already thought that it would become terribly complicated to get the issues and already saw me ordering them online with the very high shipping costs.

In the meantime another customer that was around asked me if Perry Rhodan was still existing. I said yes of course. He was about 40 years old and told me that he read Perry Rhodan when he was 14 years old, „when I was a twerp“ as he called it ;) He seemed to be very happy and when I told him that I am reading this series since March 2010 he was surprised that this series still attracts new readers.

Then the clerk told me that it was no problem to order my missing issues. I was relieved. I paid the whole price even though she only wanted a disposit. But she wanted to have at least 3 € and cause I had to 3.70 € I paid it completly.

Btw: the picture above is the most distracting illustration I know in the Perryverse. The mousebeaver Gucky sitting on Perry Rhodan’s lap, holding a long carrot… Shame be to him who thinks evil of it…

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Always Perry Rhodan

Great… Due to the fact that I had my library membership I didn‘t read Perry Rhodan for a long time. Of course I bought the books and put them on the very top of my bookshelf. Well… recently I was so busy with reading comics (Final Crisis *hrhr*) and making music for Wuppertal this weekend, that I had no time to go to the tabacco shop and buy the last issues. That is no problem when it comes to the current and next issues. I will get both today, the first at the tobacco shop and the latter at the train station, which has the latest issue already on Thursdays. But I missed issue #2564. Well… basically I‘m not fully sure if I actually missed it… Looking at the cover at Perry-Rhodan.Net it seems to be very familiar to me…

OK, let’s say I‘m not sure if I have this issue at home or not. But I have the following problem: What if I don‘t have it? This would mean I had to order it. There are many many ways to order a Perry Rhodan book. Unfortunatly all of them are much too expensive to just buy a single issue. Shipping is more expensive that the actual book. A single Perry Rhodan issue is 1.85 €. Quite cheap compared to comic books :D Shipping costs double this price. Another way was to go to my favorite book store and ask if they can order it for me. But I‘m unsure if they do it cause they are a book store and not a shop for serial books that are normally sold in newspaper and magazine shops. And I could ask at my normal tobacco shop or at the train station if they can order it for me. They normally order magazines on demand. It takes some time, like 2 or 3 days, but that’s OK. I just wanna have a complete series and know how the story goes on.

Maybe I don‘t have the time to read them regularly, in fact issue #2560 lays half-unread on my nightstand for weeks. But for example on this weekend I will be on a train for 4 hours in total (2 hours on Saturday, another 2 on Sunday). I only need 2 hours to finish a Perry Rhodan, when I read quick. So I could actually catch up a little bit. Well, it’s hard for me to stick to Perry Rhodan, because every week I take so many great books from the library and I have hardly no time to read other stuff than this.

The last weekend I was busy with reading Final Crisis for the second time. And I hope to find another collection book of Garfield newspaper strips, I already read 4 of issue 12. Yesterday night I took Akira Toriyama’s Sandland out of my bookshelf. It is just an average tankōbon with 13 chapters or so, so I will be done with it before dinner today. I really want to read on Perry Rhodan, I love it! The story is so crazed that I have to read on. Seeing the tweets on the Perry Rhodan Twitter account really hurts because for the first time since March 2010 I don‘t know what it is talking about.

Well, I guess first I have to find out if I really missed issue #2564, then I have to be concerned.

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How the Hermes story ended

I told you that the Final Crisis book was delivered by Hermes and that I got some certain problems with this company. Well, last Tuesday I just called the hotline of Hermes. I asked them to deliver the pack to the next packet shop, that’s just some meters from my apartment. They told me that I could fetch my pack from this shop on Thursday, just two days later. That was OK for me. I only wanted to have my pack. But, and here we go, when I came home on Wednesday and I opened my mailbox I found the third little white paper in it. I was annoyed. I thought, you stupid f**ks. I checked what the paper said and this time the delivery guy managed to give my pack to my neighbor. And the pack already stood in front of my apartment door. OK, I admit, I was happy that the pack finally arrived me. But with the regular German mail company it had been much easier…

Hermes is annoying. Full stop.

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I hate Hermes

Currently I‘m waiting for a little package containing „Final Crisis“ (maybe I told you about that) and a birthday present. One of last orders and the current order were delivered through a company called Hermes. Together with DHL who belong to the Deutsche Post and UPS (both companies act worldwide) Hermes is one of the biggest mail and package delivery companies. I don‘t say that they do a bad job, it’s just a bit fussy how they do it.

I give you an example: of course your stuff always gets delivered when you are not at home. My pack arrived yesterday morning while I was sitting in the office, doing office stuff. Or they arrive on a Saturday morning when you just got back from a party and switched off the bell to be not disturbed. Had that once, hated it. Anyways, DHL leaves a small blue paper that allows you to fetch your stuff from the central post office. This post office is just like 10 minutes by foot from my apartment. Very easy! Hermes does it like this:

They also leave a paper, a white one. This paper says „We were here at X o‘clock, we‘ll be back tomorrow.“ And you know exactly that you won‘t be home then, too! But Hermes isn‘t stupid and tells you to read the backside of the paper which says „You can name a neighbor that is allowed to take the pack, but fill in the stuff carefully otherwise we will just put that pack in front of the house where everybody can see it, and when you come home, the pack is gone because some 15 year old drug addict took it and sold it for dope, and you can‘t make us responsible for like anything because it’s your own fault that you let your stuff being delivered by Hermes!!!!“

ARGH!

The fun thing, there is a pack shop right in front my apartment, why don‘t they leave it there???

Well, I put in the name of my neighbor. I hope that he is home when the pack comes again this morning, I couldn‘t speak to him yesterday, because he was already asleep when I came home.

I just want to have this package.

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This Japanese Girl Haunts My Dreams

Maybe you have reoccuring dreams, too. Some of them may be nightmares, some of them may be good dreams. At the moment my head seems to go on a rafting tour with me. The last 2 weeks I only had weird and stupid dreams. And there is one element that always comes back: a small Japanese girl! No, not what you think. This girl (mostly 14 years old) is in company with her older sister who takes care of her. The older sister is pushing a buggy with another kid and carries another one on her back. And this little Japanese girl is a real brat. I‘m always trying to calm her down but it doesn‘t work. And her older sister is just overwhealmed with her and the other kids. She always looks like she had already given up raising this girl to a valuable part of our society.

What could this dream element mean??? I mean, I‘m very much into Asian girls! I think they are really attractive women. But why is this girl so young then??? And in my dreams I don‘t like this girl. She has done no harm to me, she is just exhausting. I can‘t control her. First she’s on my side, then she’s on a tree…

I don‘t know… maybe you have an idea. Leave a comment. I should stop eating sushi before I go to bed.. wait… I haven‘t eaten sushi for months… I like sushi… hmmm… sushi…

Erm… yes!

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[photo source: http://tokyofotosushi.wordpress.com/]

Loveparade – About Media and People

I guess you all heard about what happened in Duisburg last weekend. For those who haven‘t: 20 people died at the Loveparade because of bad security conditions. I don‘t wanna talk about what happened in detail, I wasn‘t there. A collegue of mine was and she told me that she didn‘t notice anything about the mass panic. Well, I wanna talk about what the media has made of this event and what might have lead to it! (read on…)

Micromusic Get Together #2 Canceled (for me)

It is sad but I had to cancel my participation in the second and unfortunatly last Micromusic Get Together in Berlin. My life was a total mess the past weeks and I have to manage some things before I can spend time and money on such big things. Believe me, I would love going to Berlin this weekend. Yes, it would have been this weekend. Last year was so awesome and this year will be even more awesome. I‘m sure. But I won‘t be there. Neither as an artist, nor as a visitor.

I‘m not very pleased with this. I was so much looking forward to MMG#2 the last year. Ever since I returned from Berlin last year. This time they are doing it in 2 nights to give all performing artists enough time. But the fact that I‘m not there, is no reason for you not going there!!! Here’s the program: GETTOGETHERONI

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