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Ymuse ‣ Go and the Music Player Daemon client

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Now I’m finally ready to tell you what’s been keeping me busy during the last three weeks.

I’ve spent them learning a new programming language called Go.

The process went so well that I even managed to write a new media player application Ymuse. Or, to be precise, a Music Player Daemon client.

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Musicellaneous ‣ Zierler

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Photo by Finn Zierler.

It’s Friday! This twenty-second edition of Musicellaneous presents a progressive metal opera by Zierler, a project by the Dane Finn Zierler.

Like Dan Swanö, who I mentioned before, Zierler is rightfully seen as one of the prog scene patriarchs. He is mostly known as a founder and a keyboardist in the Danish band Beyond Twilight, which he started at the age of 20 back in 1992.

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Musicellaneous ‣ Odyssey

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Picture by Vic Records.

Friday! This twenty-first edition of Musicellaneous presents a project called Odyssey. It was started a decade ago by one of my favourite prog musicians, the Swedish multi-instrumentalist Dan Swanö.

But we’ll talk about Dan some other time. This series is meant to introduce you to lesser-known music, which Odyssey is a perfect example of.

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Musicellaneous ‣ D.F.A.

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Photo by D.F.A.

It’s Friday people! The nineteenth edition of Musicellaneous features an Italian jazz rock fusion extravaganza called D.F.A., which unfortunately ceased to exist a while ago.

By the way, the abbreviation stands for “Duty Free Area”.

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InfoPi ‣ Version 2.0.0

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My information kiosk application for Raspberry Pi, known as InfoPi, has finally been given a major makeover.

Four years ago I posted about InfoPi’s initial implementation. Let’s see what the new version brings.

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Spring in Houten

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You’ve already seen the autumn in Houten. Now that the trees are in full bloom it’s time for a monowheel ride again!

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak it isn’t that crowded outside even though the weather is beautiful.

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Musicellaneous ‣ Presto

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Friday again! I think I’ve hit the rock bottom in my quest for musical exotics.

This eighteenth edition of Musicellaneous features a totally unknown to general public endeavour of Japanese jazz musicians titled Presto.

There’s as little as nothing on it on the Internet. And if there were, you wouldn’t be able to find it given the band’s name.

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Musicellaneous ‣ Electric Outlet

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Photo by Lion Music.

It’s Friday! A pandemic is definitely no reason for missing out on the good music!

This seventeenth edition of Musicellaneous presents a mysterious and obscure band I bet you never heard of.

It’s the jazz-funk-fusion project Electric Outlet from Germany.

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Musicellaneous ‣ Widek

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Photo by Widek.

A happy Friday the 13th everyone! This sixteenth edition of Musicellaneous features yet another portion of fascinating space djent played by yet another one-man band, the Polish guitarist Widek.

Widek owns a recording studio, which he used to record and mix more than a hundred bands.

It’s quite surprising how low-profile he is considering the number of musicians he played with.

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