Reading my brother’s stuff…

I recieved a letter from my brother yesterday, and not only a good old-fashion letter, but also copies of two short stories of his. He named them “Visionary” and “A Meeting In Delft”. Oh yes, and he sent me his poem “Trio For A Street, A Man and A Voice”. When I read the poem, first thing I said to my self was “powerful shit!”. It was really good written, he described a moment, almost a second of the atmosphere in Venice so vividly, so colorfully…
The short stories were actually as good as the poem, I can only say – the kiddo can write…
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My brother offered me to do illustrations for my forthcoming poetry book, and I accepted it, so I sent him a set of my poems. I hope he can find some interesting parts in order to create some atmospheric drawings. I’m sure he’ll make some fine stuff there…

Dimebag’s dead!

After reading the news about the killings at the Ohio Heavy metal concert I am in shock.
Among the victims was one of my favorite guitarists and musicians, Dimebag Darell, ex-guitarist of Pantera.
He was one of most creative guitar players ever. He was the man who moved heavy metal from that cheesy-crappy-sissy-hairy-80’s-sound over to the cool, power, melodic, progressive & exploring sound.
I remember when I heard Pantera exactly 10 years ago, their first album “Cowboys from Hell”, I was blown away! I listened to it over and over, sometimes all night. It is probably the album I listened the most times. They just found this new sound, that was so inventive and powerful, the whole new musical world opened before my eyes (and ears). They are probably the reason why I found out about the progressive metal some years later. I cannot believe…

Rest in peace, man (and all the other victims)!
I’m in shock…

Associated Press

http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/12/09/nightclub.shooting/index.html

The usual and unusual

Well, today I almost freezed to the flu (I can’t write ‘death’, it would be a lie) while I was walking with my daughter. It was quite cold, which suprised me since it was very nice outside, sunshine and stuff. But despite the cool wind, we managed being almost an hour outside.
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Later today I visited the Ripperhunting forums which I am a member of, and to my suprise I could see that some great muddarfahker hacked the forum and deleted all the posts. Wow, he pissed a lot of people off! I hope someone will hack his head in two…

Some cool links I discovered (I am Magellan)

A few days ago I was reading at the Vejle County’s Library and found some cool links in an IT magazine.
Sometimes I get sudden urge to screw up my Windows, so I start hunting for some applications that can help me with the “windows screwing”, somebody calls it “windows customizing” (how pervert is that!). I found this little programme called AquaDock that allows you to have an “OS X? style, nice animated launchbar/taskbar on your screen that reacts to your mouse when you mouse over it.
Also, if you want to turn your Windows into OS X, there’s this guy who did an acurate replicate
of the Mac OS X 10.4. Check it out at this address.
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Now there is a blog tool available for all Bosnians (and others, too) at blogger.ba. There are some very interesting blogs there. Some of them are melted, queen, travnik, filozof & Janjetina dejly. These blogs are quite amusing and/or funny, but, of course, you need to understand Bosnian in order to understand it.
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And speaking of Bosnian, here’s another Bosnian website “Idi jebi mater” (Go fuck your mother!). This website is created by the group of Bosnian activists who are fighting for better Bosnia-Herzegovina. They criticize politicians, politics, people, organizations etc.
The therm “idi jebi mater!” is used when you want to tell someone all about your problems, troubles…

Film: Alexander

I watched this movie last friday and had great expectations…which unfortunately were not fullfilled. The movie is epic, yes, because the scenes are great and magnificent, but there wasn’t a magic, a feeling of something great in the movie, not once. In my opinion, the movie lacks more depth; deeper portrait of the Macedonian, better presentation of his battles and conquest. I mean, we only get some information on Persia and India. We hardly hear anything about Eqypt, Balkans etc. This could have been done better.
When I got out the theater, I was dissappointed because there were only two battles in the movie.
Mr. Stone could do better justice to the greatest conqueror of them all by showing us more of his glorious victories. I guess, that’s the price, when the director find investors in Europe. :).

I will give Alexander 3 stars, because of the great theme, grand scenes and surprisingly good acting from especially Angelina Jolie.