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The Return of the Baritone

I haven’t played the baritone sax for at the least 15 years and had some fun today working on it in preparation for an upcoming project. In fact I had so much fun, I could imagine spending more time with the instrument.

Here are three choruses on a rather well-known standard.

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Don’t expect updates anytime soon

well, at least on reading-updates or possibly on things I watched.

Thing is that we got HBO-Max and I started to re-watch “The Big Bang Theory” which is again huge fun. While it was on TV I think I only got up to 7th season or so, so there is a lot to catch up with.

Also I started reading the audiobook of Robert Jordan’s The Eye of the World. Looking at the numbers, 14 books, each about 30 hours in length and an average reading time of one hour a day, I expect to be finished with the series in somewhere around Christmas next year.

So, the book-log is likely to be a whole lot shorter next year.

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@Korundi Jazz Festival

Tomorrow on the 6th of November 2021 the T:M:Q-Quintett feat. Nina Mya will perform on the Korundi Jazz Festival in Rovaniemi.

If any of the above means anything to you, you know where to go to. See you there!

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New Nib-Day

My fountain-pen hobby addiction extents now to nibs as well.

From the day I got it the Kaweco Brass Sport had been my favourite fountain-pen and I have enjoyed writing with it, the feel of the brass and the fact that the body itself is so solid that I don’t have to worry about breaking it when carrying it around. Great!

Over the time I have developed a rather small handwriting and while I have been rather satisfied with the stock EF-nib that I have been using on the Brass I kept looking into other pens to improve the writing feel with an EF nib.

Low and behold during the last few months Kaweco has released a “Premium Nib” which is said to improve the writing feel of the nib I eventually bit the bullet and ordered one.

So far, after admittedly only day of testing and a couple of written pages, the nib is a winner and I’m even happier with my pen than I had been before. When researching on the nib I couldn’t really find a comparison between the nibs and might post one in the near future.

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I know, it’s Been A While

After re-launching this blog and updating it with a whooping six posts this year, I also re-launched my Micro-Blog today.

Over the course of the past weeks and months I found myself again thinking that I may have had enough of a social-media/blogging break and frequently caught myself situations in which I thought, ‘hey, that would be fun sharing‘.

Needless to say, I never did.

Today though I took first measures and reactivated my Micro.Blog with the hope that I might start sharing things again. Let’s see how that will end.

I deliberately choose not to use this blog for these purposes though. If I have learned one thing during the years during which I have tried to combine both, the Blog and a Microblog of sorts, is that it causes me more pain than I thought the unification gains me. Somehow it felt always on the fiddly side of things and I was merely tinkering with themes, setups, cross-post-what-nots and so on, to keep things working and in the end spent a boatload of time for, well, not much.

Maybe this time the separation will work. Maybe I keep updating both instances, maybe the Microblog will become a fresh-start.

Or maybe I will post my next thing in about a year and realize it didn’t work out.

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Fragile

My Baum-Kuchen Studio delivery arrived and contained, amongst a few other things, also this nice sticker which looks great on my Travelers Notebook.

I just hope the sticker will stick a while.

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A short trip to Hailuoto

Nice! I knew that the feature had been in the works and now the new Story feature in WordPress had been enabled. I quickly put it to use with some images from yesterdays, admittedly short and rather cold day trip, to the island of Hailuoto.

Immediately is obvious that the images should be in portrait-mode. Since you can see only about 30% of each image, here they are again:

NOTE TO SELF: Remember to resize/optimize prior uploading. That will save a lot of storage.

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Almost a new Domain

My update-process continues and as such I updated/changed/edit (delete as appropriate) my blog’s domain to svenseebeck.me, and thus got rid of the subdomain blog. Amazing, I know.

Since you read this, you found out already, and if not, well, I guess there’s no way to figure that out. And while I’m at it I’m also working a theme update. Not set on it yet though.

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Hauska Vappu 2020

It sure is a different “Vappu” this year, but my wife prepared, as every year, some nice “Munkki“.

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2000 Pages of Sandman

While I more or less binged the rest of the series beginning from Vol.5, the first four volumes I read spread out other the last year with lots of other books in between. When arriving at the last few volumes, in which a lot of characters and story arcs were referenced, I figured that I had a hard time remembering some of the characters and stories.

I figured those of course after a while and will re-read the series at some time anyway. This time though on paper.

I purchased the books then on Comixology, and while nice, it is nothing compared to a real graphic novel. The last volume, Overture, I read as an actual book and it is nothing but a piece of art. The art-work is stunning.

Looking forward to the audio-drama and the Netflix series which are both going to happen.