MyWay™

June 30th, 2009

Punks, goths, emos, skaters, homies, … All groups of people that share a common trait, be it what kind of music they like or how they dress. I, my friends, do not belong to any of those cultural denominations. I do it MyWay™.

Most people don’t realise to the full extent what they believe in, so why should I be swayed by them concerning my beliefs or likings? Take punks for example, are these modern-age punks not a joke? They are unaware of why the first punks started acting the way they did, they’re a cheap carbon-copy of an oppressed generation that needed to break free from the shackles of an oppressive moral belief-system. What are the current criteria for being a punk? A leather jacker, some safety-pins and an interesting haircut. Have that and you’ll be embraced as one of them.

This goes against the original need for the punk lifestyle: Rebel against the system and rules, against the conformism. By all dressing the same and listening to the same music, that they think is for punks, they fuck over the essence: do what YOU want to do.

MyWay™ does not have the ego to claim there is a way to do it. Only you can decide what your beliefs are. My MyWay™ could be a crossover of liking ‘punk’ music while going to church each week and wearing nothing but plaid (God forbid). Your MyWay™, on the other hand, could be sleeping in till noon every day and saying Fuck You to religion while listening to Bach.

Your MyWay™ does not need to be acknowledged by others, it doesn’t need a name and the masses don’t have to adopt it in order for you to be satisfied, it’s your way of life, not their way of life. As long as you are honest about your feelings and longings your MyWay™ will always be true and it will be able to guide you when your resolve to not transform into a slave of the modern world is wavering.

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Forgetting your troubles with The Chemicals

June 17th, 2009

I’m sure everyone has something that makes them reminiscent. Thinking about times where everything was as close to perfection as possible. The smell of a lush garden, the taste of an old family recipe, the old-skool beats of The Chemical Brothers.

I first heard them when I was about 11, Music was still unknown to me. I listened to some music on the radio when someone else was happening to listen, but it felt as though there was something wrong with it. The essence was missing. It was not the kind of Music I could relate to, or enjoy for that matter.

Then all of a sudden my brother – who is 20 years older – gave me the debut album of the Chemicals, Exit Planet Dust. I put it in the cd-player and listened to it, stunned by the complex beats and addicting rhythm, my frontal cortex lit up and the demarcation point in my Musical preferences was a fact.

“Music is so naturally united with us that we cannot be free from it even if we so desired”
(Boethius cited by Storr)

I had a revelation, an idea of the waveforms I enjoy most of all. I then realised what real Music was. It got me interested in some of the other stuff my brother had gathered over the extra 20 years he has on me. Ranging from AC/DC to ZZ-Top and everything in between.

While I deeply love all of them, no other artist has ever had the impact on the way I think about the vibrations in the air we call Music. It started with Leave Home and it’s still going strong, up to Brotherhood.

The Chemical Brothers has always been the music of my choice when I’m happy or content. As a side-effect, every time I’m in need of some emotional comforting and soothing, I can play the Chemicals and reminisce about better times. The warm glow of the beats and the rhythm taking control as though all my worries fade away.

The Chemical Brothers have always been here for me when I needed them most, be it in good times or bad. They don’t judge and they don’t criticize, they do what they do best: Making Music for everyone to hear, and for the really lucky few to live by.

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No Flare

June 8th, 2009

No Flare
No Flare

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Reflecting Water

April 26th, 2009

Long time since I last posted, but I’ve been working on an certain project *points to the post below this one* ;-)

Reflective Water
Reflecting Water

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ISOMagic.net

April 12th, 2009

ISOMagic

I’m proud to say we’re releasing ISOMagic.net today! A website dedicated to photography. If you are interested in photography – be it as a hobby or as a profession – be sure to drop by and join the wonderful community we’re making.

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Pastel Sunset

March 29th, 2009

Pastel Sunset
Pastel Sunset

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Cowboy

March 24th, 2009

Cowboy
Cowboy

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ISOMagic – Part deux

March 24th, 2009

Greetings once more,

Again I would like to apologize for the scarse updates as of late, but my sideproject is coming along nicely. It will be made public soon enough, but until then I cannot give you a lot of information.

We are, however, in need of some help. If you happen to know a thing or two about online law – specifically Privacy Policies, Copyright Issues and Disclaimers – leave me a line in the comments or at kevin@planc.be.

With regards

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Iso Magic

March 6th, 2009

Hello all,

First of all I’d like to say sorry for the scarse updates the last few days, but it has it’s reasons!
Me and some other people are working on a new project that will be closely related with what this blog is all about. More information shall be made available soon.

With regards

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Rails

March 1st, 2009

rails
Rails

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