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Yet another…

Unbelievable what kinds of ‘personal tests’ are out there on the net. I’ve never screamed in a microphone so far… But I hate punk rock so at least it’s partially correct :-)

you are “emo core”! you started off small and worked your way deeper into the scene. you sometimes shudder at more generic emo bands but
still lay down respect to them. don’t let indie kids or punk rockers push you down because technically you’re just as (or more) underground as they are. keep screaming into the mic!
*how emo are you?*


Light born in perfection,
Blue, white and black.
Never has a human seen
Anything so beautiful.

A rain drop falls, so slowly
That it almost doesn’t.

The world stops turning,
For a second –
For three eternities and forever.

A higher being listens to the Choir,
I’m stumbling through silence.
An archangel levitates towards me,
Hovers over this holy ground,
And whispers:

Look, here it is,
Your proof of God.
Now go, rejoice
In this death.

1 = 0! ? currently demonstrates that mathematics can lead to quite an interesting discussion: a simple formula posted by Raffael Mancini (1=0!) has lead to an ongoing discussion, going even into a little programming.

So who says that maths is boring and nobody is interested in it? :-)

All The Right Reasons

It’s only been released about a month ago, and already it has become one of my favourite albums. Well, Nickelback’s my favourite band, so that explains it. Although I was a bit disappointed by All The Right Reasons after the ingenious The Long Road, it’s still a great album. And my up-to-now favourite Nickelback song Figured You Out got a strong competitor in the form of Far Away, which I do not only love for the lyrics, but also for the simple yet fantastic melody, strong beats but a surprisingly very calm tune.

The riff-heavy Fight For All The Wrong Reasons, which seems to have been decisive concerning the album’s title, is amazing, as well as the opener, which nevertheless is not as good as the opener of their last album Flat On The Floor. If you like Photograph (which has absolutely great lyrics written by Chad Kroeger) or other songs you heard on the radio by Nickelback, you might not really like the album, as such songs are not typical for Nickelback, which can be clearly heard in Side Of A Bullet for example, which is hard rock at its highest. It is one of their best songs ever, and is dedicated to Darell Abott (Pantera’s guitarist), as it talks about his murder. It features one of Abott’s last solos, which is absolutely ingenious.

Another song which I really like on this album is Rock Star, a critic of the, well you guess it, rock stars:

‘Cause we all just wanna be big rockstars
And live in hilltop houses driving fifteen cars
The girls come easy and the drugs come cheap
We’ll all stay skinny ’cause we just won’t eat
And we’ll hang out in the coolest bars
In the VIP with the movie stars
Every good gold digger’s gonna wind up there
Every Playboy bunny with her bleach blond hair
And we’ll hide out in the private rooms
With the latest dictionary and today’s who’s who
They’ll get you anything with that evil smile
Everybody’s got a drug dealer on speed dial

Although If Everyone Cared seems a bit weak to me, perhaps because it’s a ballad which I don’t really like, all in all, I’m happy I bought this album, it’s a great piece of work, and I can only recommend it to the (hard) rock and of course the Nickelback fans of you out there.

I haven’t found it in any cd shop yet, but of course it’s available on the iTunes Music Store (which is also great if you simply want to listen to song extracts) and on Amazon.

Turn, sad world

“Fortune knocks but once, misfortune has much more patience.”

Jonathan Swift


a tear
streams down
her cheek
leaves marks
come, gone
sad reminiscence
tomorrow was
today yesterday
a leaf
falls down
forgets her

Escape to Witch Mountain

It’s kind of weird. Did you ever see a movie that you remembered through your whole life? I keep remembering scenes out of a movie I saw when I was about 10 years old, and I only saw it once. I don’t actually know if I always remembered those scenes, or if this only started recently – by which I simply want to say that I might have forgotten about the movie for a certain time, don’t take ‘recently’ literally. :-)

Although I’ve remembered scenes from the film, I could never remember the title until yesterday afternoon. By pure coincidence I saw an actor out of that movie on tv in a series called Remington Steele. Thanks to the IMDb I found out his name’s Vincent Schiavelli and I found out the movie’s called Escape to Witch Mountain. Now guess what I saw when I headed over to Amazon and looked for it: it’s neither out on VHS (could have been the case considering the movie’s ten years old) nor on DVD.

But my actual question is: why has this film influenced me? Doing some basic self-analysis of who I am today, I could lead back some things to it. As far as I know, it was the first fantasy / science-fiction movie I saw. Of course, it was family entertainment – a Disney movie – so there’s no comparison to Lord of the Rings and alike, but everyone has to start somewhere don’t they?

Furthermore I love the idea of two children discovering they don’t really fit into the world they live in and actually have supernatural powers – could that be the trigger to make me feel like an alien myself?

Perhaps I simply remember the movie because I’m nostalgic, and these other reasons are simply an attempt to find a logically comprehensible reason. (I got Lois & Clark – The new adventures of Superman on DVD last month only because I loved to watch the series when I was younger. It’s quite funny to see how primitive special effects were back twelve years ago.)

So now I’m waiting to Escape to Witch Mountain being released on DVD.

It’s a meaningless post in the end, I know, but I can’t always write about pr0n now can I? Quite surprising the iPr0n post’s the first one that got two comments from readers. Guess you’re right Raff: sex sells. :-)

Green Light

“Possibly it had occurred to him that the colossal significance of that light had now vanished forever. Compared to the great distance that had separated him from Daisy it had seemed very near to her, almost touching her. It had seemed as a star to the moon. Now it was again a green light on a dock. His count of enchanted objects had decreased by one.”

Some of you might recognize this famous quote out of a book by F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby. A book I didn’t like at the first reading because I was annoyed by all those descriptions of how the nouveau riche lived at the beginning of the last century. But now that I read the book purely on the level of Gatsby’s evolution I have to admit that I really like the book. I love the image of the green light which symbolizes the desperate hope and the knowledge that the beloved person is so near and yet unreachable. It really fascinates me how such a simple object can become so important to a man.

Of course I’m not only writing this to tell you I read the book again and now like it. I’ve also found out that Christopher Scott Cherot turned the book into a movie in 2002 and that this film has been released in the States last month. (Yes, it took them three years to get the movie to the theaters!) It’s not a literal, but rather a free adaptation: Gatsby is a rap mogul and is called Summer G. Still, it seems to me that Cherot stuck to the original idea of a man who has become a millionaire by more or less reputable means and now tries to get back the love of his life.

I’m really looking forward to this movie and I’m certainly going to watch it, with Richard T. Jones as Summer G it can’t be that bad. If any of you want to see the trailer, you can find it at Apple Trailers.


Hear the silence
Of those who awaken
When the world dies
Orange, yellow, red
Remember those colors
In which they met
To plan their requital
Birds stopped singing
Eagles went sleeping
Remember those visions
Of a world that is dying
Hold the sword up high
Cut the throat and down
Slowly through the body
Hear the groaning
Of our legacy
Bleeding on the golden floor