Since we had so much fun last time, and I have miraculously acquired 3 free hours in my weekend from underneath some fold in the space time continuum, its time to do another LIVE Knightcast. As opposed to last time, this one is going to be planned and scheduled so all of you have a chance to come on down and join the fun. You can see the show being recorded LIVE and interact not only with the other guests in our chatroom, but also with ME ! Shoot in your questions via Skype (or if you are too shy) use the chat room to fire away.
- Knightcast Episode 37 : Live recording.
- Sunday June 6th 2010.
- From 8 to 11 Am CET.
- 8 am to 9 am : Live music Matinee. (Live Dj Set).
- 9 am to 11 am : Live Recording of Knightcast 36 : Using Linux as a Terminal Server.
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- Join the event on our Facebook page.
With the 70th anniversary of the start of the Second world war coming up, it is a perfect time to take you to a place where it all began. We treat you on an exclusive tour inside Belgiums biggest World War 2 fortress and give you an interesting insight on what it was like on the eve of the German Invasion. With out guide we tour the inside of this fantastic installation and tell you the tale of the battle of Eben Emael .. That changed the course of WW2 forever. Walk with us through abandoned gallery’s and listen to echoes of silenced guns…
- Historical setting. May 1940.
- Walking into the fortress.
- Corridors and different levels.
- The underground command post / Firing orders.
- Casemate Vise II.
- Ammunition handling / Security / firing sequence.
- The Germans attack !
- The hollow charge weapon.
- Blind and unable to fire.
- Panic in the Fortress.
- The fall of Casemate Maastricht One.
- Germans blow up the door.
- The Belgians surrender.
- Repercussions for the allied forces.
- The Fortress today.
- 70th anniversary of the attack of Eben Emael.
- Music : Drei Lillien ( German Army song )
- Music : March of the Belgian Paratroopers.
- Pictures by Nyana.
- The OUTSIDE of the Fortress (Picture set)
- The Fortress of Eben Emael (Article on www.knightwise.com) : Includes 50 minute Youtube documentary.
- Website : The official website of the fortress.
- Wikipedia : Eben Emael.
- Our Guide Bart Geraerts on Twitter : www.twitter.com/geraertsbart
Last weekend I featured as a Co-Host on the Aussie Geek Podcast episode 33.
Check out the shownoted or download the episode straight from the Aussie Geek Podcast Website. Another Great episode with my awesome Co-Hosts Dave, Keith, & Cait..
You can look up the shownotes HERE.
Modern times bring modern ideas. Modern ideas and concepts require you to “rethink” some things and re-evaluate your experiences with the world. It is a simple fact that change.. is the only constant. Although you can mostly find me on the Vanguard of that very change, I still am surprised by how these new ideas and concepts, change the way we look at things. To explain what i’m talking about, let me take you back roughly 12 years when on of the major major activities in my free time, was being a DJ. Together with a couple of good friends we had our own little company. Hauling lights and speakers from event to event and playing music all night long, before packing up and heading to the next venue.
Its very hard to describe what it is like to be in front of a crowd, playing music. For those who think its a “one way street” where you do your thing and the crowd dances.. you have obviously never performed. Playing a DJ set in front of a crowd is, (when its done right) a delicate symbiosis between the performer and the crowd. Where, as a DJ, you need to sense the mood of the crowd in front of you, feel where the want to go next, how far you can push them, how high you can take them. One of the most important things is the vibe you receive from the crowd. If you “listen” right , you know, you ‘feel’ what the next track is going to be that sends them over the edge. If you “steer” your set right, you can take a dull room full of people on a magical musical experience where you tap into their enthusiasm .. and where they feed yours. It might sound strange, but that is the way it is. DJ’s (or any performer) who think that THEY are the star and that the crowd just has to listen .. are wrong. You are a servant .. a facilitator of this delicate symbiosis between crowd and DJ .. and if you do it just right ? Its the most fun you can have with your clothes on 🙂
After about 8 years of touring and playing gigs it was time to call it quits. As satisfying an experience as it may be, there comes a time when you have to lay down your headphones. We had heard from fellow colleagues how hard it was to “quit” and walk away from the stage. Because it is a great buzz. But the time had come to let go and we ended our little DJ company at the peak of its career. As we sold of the equipment, mixer boards, lights, truck etc .. I vowed that I would never again take to the stage. After DYSC (Dynamic Sound Control was the name of our company) I would never touch another fader again, for I would be tempted to take to the stage again.. For it would feed the hunger for more too much.
Thus, years passed and time went on. The DJ scene changed dramatically with the advent of new technology. Making the scene accessible for more people thanks to cheap PC-based technology that could turn anyone with a laptop and a little DJ-console into the next DJ Ti