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How to get our money – The principle of obsession

Gepostet am Feb 7, 2014 in Blog, English, Musical dreams, Working dreams | Keine Kommentare

How to get our money – The principle of obsession

Do you know the Disney movie „Frozen“? Do you know the song „Let it go“ from the soundtrack? Well I didn’t and still became obsessed with it. Let me tell you the whole story. I like to listen to all the talented YouTube singers and musicians. A lot of them cover recent pop songs. As I listened along one song caught my ear. It was covered by many many singers.   For example these: Evynne Hollens Gardiner Sisters Alex Boyé feat. The One Voice Children’s Choir I got addicted to the song, I just couldn’t stop listening, over and over again, even in the office, my poor colleague. 😉 Finally, I wanted to know the original. I found it on YT too: Let it go by Idina Menzel It is a video clip of the movie. It is just so captivating. It got me hooked completely. I bought scores for piano and not just one since there are two versions. I just had to own both the movie version sung by Idina Menzel and the single version by Demi Lovato. I started to play it at home and sing along, every day, some times over and over. Again, my poor boyfriend. But this still wasn’t enough. I listen to music on my iPhone on the way to work or where else I use the metro. So I bought both versions on iTunes. And since already one song was awesome, I listened to the whole soundtrack on YouTube and bought some more songs on iTunes. I still haven’t watched the movie yet. But I have to, I absolutely have to! It is already half a year old and my local cinema plays it on times I have to work. So I’ll wait for the movie to be available for buying and I will give Disney more of my money. I must have annoyed a lot of my fellow men but wow, am I happy to hear the song, every time again. It gives me the feeling to be able to do anything and be myself. And the money I spent, I spent gladly. So, my point? There is nothing wrong in art to be used by other artists, nothing wrong in art to be free. You have to hook up the people in order to gain money. Learn how to make the user obsessed. You have to let them try and test for free. It is the honest way. If the product is good, they will want to pay. They will want to see/hear/feel the original. Let this be heard throughout the music, movie business and every form of art where there are too many restrictions. Let there be more Kickstarters, Patreons or the...

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My New Year’s resolutions

Gepostet am Jan 8, 2013 in Blog, English, General | 2 Kommentare

My New Year’s resolutions

                So here I am, in the year 2013, looking back. It was a hectic year and as always much faster gone by than the year before. Will it ever stop getting faster, I wonder? I have always a lot on my mind, a lot things I wanna do and too little time. But after all, what is a mind without the pursuit of something? So, these are my New Year’s resolutions: finish all 6 blog articles in progress from 2012 and do more new ones bake Ninjabread Man with my new cookie cutters make it snow (come on, temperature, drop already, do as I say now!) – spend a weekend with my honey at Harz – there go tobogganing with my new sledge – and make a snow figure, maybe a snow Totoro save money for a new laptop – then buy one – and record another song or best 3 more (planned: Hikari – Aoi Teshima; Set Fire to the Rain – Adele; maybe a Jazz standard) become a better Shinobi play more with my new music buddies from Bujinkan practice piano: improve one old song and learn „Frühlingsnacht“ by Robert Schumann knit a loop scarf or crochet a cap pursue writing a novel bake more Macarons but still loose some pounds gain a better balance between home-friends-interests-work and at last but not least: find inner peace and satisfaction, especially with the way I’m constantly going on You see, I have a lot to do and wanna fly a higher game. Let’s see if I can reach it. 🙂 What are your New Year’s resolutions? Or do you wanna skip those things not to stress you...

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Dear Apple,

Gepostet am Okt 21, 2011 in Blog, English, Produced dreams, Wishlist | Keine Kommentare

Dear Apple,

I‚ve already seen the new AI Siri on the iPhone 4S in action and I can’t help but think of the way before us. Siri is a first step, but as you look closely you’ll find, that this project actually got started centuries ago and has a queer offspring. Read more on this subject here: Introducing Siri: DARPA’s Ghost in Apple’s Machine Looking at this development you just have to ask what will come next and after that. When you look at fiction there are various devices which could be part of our future: Connexus, an earpiece comm with holographic display which can be used to access the internet, write e-mails, shop, listen to music etc. as seen in the anime Appleseed Ex Machina Commlink, a combination personal computer/cell phone/PDA/wireless device available either as an implant or a head-mounted display as imagined in the roleplay universum of Shadowrun Holorecordings in Star Wars were always fascinating. Three-dimensional images or videos displayed on a holoprojector used to send messages, store knowledge and communicate directly. Taken to extremes cyberization as seen and read in the world of Ghost in the Shell: e.g. minimal cyberization of the brain where nano-scale interfaces are placed in the cerebellar region, permitting a pluggable interface by which you can communicate with others by mere thoughts and brainwaves. In all the stories problems are also displayed, yes, I know. In some cases those technologies opened a whole new world of cime. Often those are scenarios where terrorists or bad guys are trying to influence people by technology on which people learned to depend. And some of those problems will be there when you try it for real. So, safety is utmost important. There always have to be secure ways to protect the owner. And we could discuss if we want people to be more dependend on technology. It bears chances and risks. However, all new things suffer difficulties in the beginning. And if you don’t try anything new, you won’t be able to create anything. So, my wish from you, Apple, is to build a technology similar to the above which is portable, small, easy-and-safe-to-use and by which I can communicate, read, listen to music, view videos, archive, photograph, … I picked you out of all the possible companies because you always managed to inflame the people with your products. Furthermore your designs are intuitive, pretty and intelligent. Which will become more important for a technology/device which will probably be ubiquitous for people. You care for the overall experience and I trust, you are already on the case. Signed, a human looking...

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Poem for Nori

Gepostet am Sep 8, 2011 in Blog, English, Natural dreams, Pictured dreams, Written dreams | 2 Kommentare

Poem for Nori

To handle the sorrow over the death of my beloved cat Nori, I wrote a little poem for him and made a little slide show with a selection of his pictures. You can find much and more in my Flickr album „Cats, cats, it must be cats“ And now, read on, this is for everybody who wants to remember him as we had the luck to know him.   Dancing through the garden with soft noses and velvety paws my world was whole and then one had to go. It was our special guy a jewel found in the dirt an unparalleled being gave us so much.   First thought as girl raised up into a big boy soft and fluffy fur you could grasp at night. White with some black spots his outer and inner sometime on edge and sometime a chiller never failed showing his presence.   Named like a seaweed made himself some new spots needed much loving claimed our bodies and souls. Some things were his wonders his own body above all he had a sweet tooth and some troubles on the way.   Not lucky with birds and bees brought us presents in his very own way loved hands to rest in.   Much meowing and purring kept our eyes on him an adorable goofball always there with us.   You were so much more more than a cat a friend, a companion part of our family. We were so sure of you now you’re not there feels like you’re just out of town when stops the pain?   Without you the time goes on it seems unfair and surreal wish you could be here we were so lucky to have you. We miss you, little one miss your welcomes your songs and touches miss you by our side.   One last time we felt you asleep in your blanket you looked like an angel sleep tight, my Nori. All the songs sing of you now everywhere we see your face in our hearts you’re alive we’ll find you someday… over the...

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Dear Chanel, Dior, L’Oréal, …

Gepostet am Jun 2, 2011 in Blog, English, Pictured dreams, Produced dreams, Wishlist | Keine Kommentare

Dear Chanel, Dior, L’Oréal, …

Dear Chanel, Dior, L’Oréal, Lancôme, Maybelline… oh why just speak to some… Dear cosmetic industry, if there is one thing a woman definitely would wish for, it would be the instant make-up box as seen in the movie „The Fifth Element„. It’s an awesome movie btw. When LeeLoo finds Father Vito Cornelius after escaping in the beginning she also finds a box in his apartment, lifts it to her eyes and boom, there goes the eye make-up. From mascara to eye shadow to eyelid line, perfect. Here is a video of LeeLo with the box, please don’t mind the bad quality and chinese subtitles. For women there is always the issue to have to look good. There are some of us who set no great store to make-up but the bigger part wants to… underline our beauty in this way, some with little some with much effort. And lots of women are taking much time in the morning in front of the bathroom mirror for this effort. I, for instance, don’t take much effort but it takes up ten minutes anyway. And I’d really like to sleep a little bit longer, even if it’s just ten minutes. And if I wanna have it a little more flashy, it takes up more time and doesn’t always look the way I intended. Well, not everyone can be a make-up artist. The instant make-up box would be a great time saver and good for those of us who don’t always get it right or wanna try complicated designs. A friend of mine reminded me of something I wanted to write here too. Do you know the episode of The Simpsons (The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace) where Homer tries to invent different things? He also invents the make-up gun. Hilarious but brilliant idea. I know the cosmetic industry already treads on a similar but less clownlike way. There are products which apply eye shadow in various designs and colours. Here is an example, the colorOn Professional Instant Eye Shadow Applicators. But it’s only eye shadow and it is usable only once, then you have to buy a new one. And the designs are not really my style. It just looks like too much. However, it’s a good first step. Now add mascara, eyelid liner and the easy-to-use instant box for the application and you make a lot of women happy. Dear cosmetic industry, my wish for you today is to produce an instant make-up box and help all the women out there not to have any more bad-make-up-days. Signed, a woman   PS: The picture above bad day was found on aboutpixel.de © Christoph...

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Dear George R. R. Martin,

Gepostet am Mai 6, 2011 in Blog, English, Pictured dreams, Wishlist, Written dreams | Keine Kommentare

Dear George R. R. Martin,

Today, Amazon made me really happy: Hello, there is a new date of appearance for your order from March 27th 2009. The product below will be sent to you earlier than expected. George R. R. Martin „A Dance with Dragons: Book 5 of A Song of Ice and Fire /Song of Ice & Fire 5)“ Previous date of delivery: November 3rd 2011 – November 7th 2011 New date of delivery: July 15th 2011 – July 18th 2011 Of course, I immediately had to check your site and what see my unbelieving eyes: Update – A Song of Ice and Fire A Dance of Dragons done. Woohoooooo! So it is true and not like the last ten (might be a little exaggerated) updates from Amazon since – hm, let me see – 2009, which told me that the book is being delivered in a few months. And I’m waiting since 2005, where book four was released, for you to continue the saga. I kind of lost all hopes, when HBO announced that they start shooting a series about the saga. My thoughts were that you would be to busy with helping with the series and other book projects that you would never be able to finish the books. It somewhat spoiled the thought of a visual realisation for me because I’m so eager to hear the end of the story. And then I watched the first three episodes of the series which is really good btw, great casting and scenery. And it got me fired up with the story again. I like the idea that each season is telling the story of one book of the saga. But since there now are four books out and three more to go you must be in a little time pressure to finish all books. I got even more eager for you to finish the fifth book and of course the other two that are planned. Thankfully your attention finally got back to the books. I’m a huge fan of the saga A Song of Ice and Fire. It’s such a surprising and subtle fantastic saga with a lot of strong characters. You always get your readers tied in and show the story out of totally different perspectives. Because each chapter is written out of the view of another character, you get to hate one character in one chapter and then there’s a chapter out of his perspective. At first I thought, oh no, I will not enjoy to read this view. But in the contrary, one get’s to understand each view quite good. Every protagonist has its good and bad sides. A friend brought to me the idea that this fantasy saga is more like an anime which I like so much especially because of the versatility of its characters. I fell in love with this story of everything which makes us human: glory and dangers, nobility and envy, war and love, charity and jealousy, … – in short good and bad. I hope you will keep on writing and can finish the story. I know you have a huge load of fans and they would all agree. Pretty pretty pretty please, dear George R. R. Martin, tell us A Song of Ice and Fire to the end! Signed, a big big fan   PS: The picture in the thumbnail was found on Flickr © by Frederik Vandaele under the Creative Commons Licence...

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