Some of you may know that Christ Hülsbeck is currently running a Kickstarter for “The Piano Collection”, a combination of a book containing his most famous tunes as musical scores and piano renditions of those tunes played by Patrick Nevian. Chris has decided to drop in to the BBB for a little chat about that and other bits going on in his life!
He’s having an interview at the Frankfurt Film Festival at 6pm GMT, but then hot-footing it (or, more technically, choo-training it) back to his studio to bully his way onto the BBB show for a little more informal chat about life, the universe and tickling the ivories.
So, come along and join us tonight (24th June 2015) starting at 20:00 CEST (18:00 UTC, 19:00 BST) on SLAY Radio!
Sorry, but there’s no show this week (10th June) – the DMF I’ve had has caught up and I’m running on reserve tanks. A good relax this week, though, and I’ll be back next week all being well!
Above this text you can see the current logo for the BBB. It must have taken me all of five minutes to design and, as you can see, I’m not an artist! As mentioned on last night’s BBB, I would like a new logo. And that’s where you come in!
With the number of listeners we have, there must be a few of you who have an artist’s knack, so I would like to ask you to put your mind to making a new logo. It can be anything you want – as long as it’s legal and doesn’t violate any copyright! The aim is to make a logo that can be used on any website but can also be worn on clothing and accessories.
This, by the way, is how I will repay you: you will get the first press of an item of clothing or accessory in your choice of style, colour and size, thanks to our friends at Spreadshirt. You can see their current range here. I’ll pay for the printing and the delivery charges.
Make the logo “big” (let’s say, A4-paper size or equivalent) so that it can be scaled down. Vector graphics are preferable (SVG for instance), Spreadshirt can use an advanced pressing method using vectors; but lossless transparent raster images are also OK – we’re talking PNG of course. JPEG is a definite no-no because it’s lossy and has no transparent channel.
So, get your artistic juices flowing and send any results either to my e-mail – bbb -at- bozretro.com, or any of the other social media sites I’m at. I look forward seeing them and I’ll set up a page with all of your entries – maybe even open it up for a vote by you guys, rather than just my opinion.
Oh lordy lordy – it’s happening again! Slaygon, Marcel and Boz fly and drive over to the Church of Reyn and destroy his expensive musical equipment as he tries to remain professional and play your SID requests live!
It’s the second ADSR, the first one almost exactly a year ago (where did THAT year go?!), so it’s definitely time to invade your ears and sensibility with random japery in the Netherlands.
Join us from 20:00 CEST here on SLAY Radio and get your requests played!
Fascinating Fact: ADSR stands for both “Attack, Decay, Suspend, Release”, the kind of volume envelope used in the SID, but also “Alistair, Donné, Slaygon, Reyn”, the four eejits you’ll hear over the virtual airwaves.
So you probably realised there wasn’t a BBB last night – sorry about that! My body’s still fighting the remaining cold bugs I caught a little while ago and it’s just making me tired to the point that I’m crashing into bed at 20:00 every night this week.
But hopefully after a week’s work of extended sleep I’ll be back on my feet and ready for another BBB next Wednesday!