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Category: Instruments, Music & Books

Recommended Read: The “Otherland”-Tetralogy by Tad Williams

Cover part 1 of 4

Cover part 1 of 4

It’s a little hard to desribe the synopsis of this tetralogy to someone who hasn’t read it yet 🙂 and frankly, I won’t even try. Instead, I do recommend to read it yourself – although it’s really a LOT of text, it’s really worth it!

What I can safely say is that the “Matrix”-Films surely took more than one idea from it and that the author creates a closed in itself world/surrounding/basic idea, described colorfully, with a deep love to detail and researched precisely.

Available (of course) on Amazon in the english original and the translated german version. If you do so, remember to purchase the whole tetralogy, it’s worth every penny.

Disclaimer: I don’t receive any donations, commissions or payments from amazon!

Another Recommendation: Author Daniel Suarez

Luckily, I have a lot of time for reading at the moment 🙂 So I want to introduce another Author to you that I like very much: Daniel Suarez (Wikipedia de|en). AFAIK, his best known books are the two associated Novels Daemon and Freedom (german: Darknet) drawing a conclusive scenery in the not too far future with an entraining plot and really cool writing. Enjoy reading!

Edit: OMFG, I forgot Influx (german: Control)!


“Daemon”, 2006 
Amazon

“Freedom / Darknet”, 2010 
Amazon
“Influx / Control”, 2012 
Amazon

Recommended Read: Author Neal Stephenson

You don’t have to like all books an author wrote to find some of them just amazing. One such Author to me is Neal Stephenson. Three books from him that I really love, written in a matchlessly laconic, witty and easy going way. Ahead of their time, well researched an beautifully woven into our own reality. Although he wrote several more long and surely labour-intensive novels, these three are my absolute favourites.
 

“Snow Crash”, 1991
Amazon
“Cryptonomicon”, 1999
Amazon
“Error” (engl. “Reamde”), 2011
Amazon

Enjoy reading!


Recommended Read: William Gibson’s “Neuromancer” and “Idoru” Trilogies

I’ve read them again in the last days and I still can’t help but recommend them to all of you. They are pathbreaking novels with ideas that influenced and orientated a whole genre of Sci-Fi – well written and absolutely captivating.

To whomever likes Science-Fiction, respectively Cyberpunk, these are set Books.

To me, William Gibson (de|en) is one the most influential Sci-Fi Authors of our time.


A new Hope: Playing Bass

Due to work I have not played or practised reasonably with the Bass for over three years now, and I miss this very much. I don’t even know what I have forgotten so far, so I took the decision of starting all over again.


My Instrument Gallery

A chronological gallery of most of the instruments that I’ve made over the years (when I still had the time for that). It’s really sad, I miss this very much.


The Blade Runner (1982)

Blade Runner (1982), Dir. Ridley Scott


Gerds Diddley Bow

This is a Diddley Bow that I made for a Friend of mine some time ago. A homemade Pickup and a mint-box as a bridge. He likes it as far as I know.


Shovel Guitar

This man is cool! Justin Johnson: http://www.JustinJohnsonLive.com


Lemmy is dead

To all Djihadists: Lemmy is dead. There are no more virgins in Paradise.


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