Since it seems that the whole world is connected to the Internet
now, and nearly every jerk is building up his own private homepage, I thought
I put myself in the same line and start to make a fool out of myself, too.
This page is still under construction, and I'm not a great HTML-programmer,
so please forgive the cheesy look. I'm trying to concentrate on the essentials.
A few words about my person
I'm a male person of about 36 years old, with a body height
of 1,82 meters (what's that in feet? 5,97 feet?), and my shoe size is 44
(9 1/2). I studied electrical engineering and am working as an engineer
on automotive electronics, mainly for BMW. Still working on the convertible
electronics, but at the moment I have to wait until my colleagues finished
their studies on the new microcontroller and were able to present me a
control unit with proper program for my first tests. In the meantime time
to rework old stuff I made six or seven years ago (Yawn! - Some things
never die...). I'm located here in the mid-western part of Germany in a
mid-sized town of about 350.000 citizens. My hobbies are music, collecting
records, and paying the bills of the repairings of my two cars. --- Enough
of redundant blah-blah now. Let's go to the more relevant part of this
page, since you might have the following question in mind: "What's this
page all about?!"
So what's this page all about?...
...you might ask. Good question! I tried to figure out what
could be interesting enough to build a homepage, which has to be connected
to my hobbies. Since there are many pages about cars around, and even more
about music and their artists, the finding of a special topic was not easy.
But I found some underrepresented themes, connected to the collecting of
records and CD's. At the moment I am concentrating myself on the following
three themes (leaving out the "binary stuff" for newsgroups - see description
"What?! Compilation albums? --- How boring....." <Buuzzzz>
Wrong, my friend! We all know there are tons of them in the marketplace,
and many of them are completely useless, but some of them contain superb
material not available on regular albums of the artist of your choice.
Others were nicely compiled and a pleasure to listen to. And some are now
collector's items, not available anymore, and therefore hard to find these
days. The albums included here do not all match these creterions, I simply
put together all comps I got my hands on. But I'm thinking of including
some kind of rating system and writing short comments to each album. Right
now, in the state of putting the pages together, I reduced myself to only
including a picture and the tracklist, so the pages look somewhat "naked"
at the moment... And still will be, because I got the important duty to
manage the alt.fan.frank-zappa singles
Ok, now I think everyone whose hobby is collecting records has
a favourite artist of his choice. In my case: Frank Zappa. I always liked
his music, though I had some minor problems in the beginning, when I just
discovered him. But very soon I became somewhat "addicted" to his music,
if ya know what I mean. I'm a regular of said newsgroup since 1997, and
due to the fact that the former maintainer of the singles FAQ wanted to
get rid of it, to concentrate more on his main topic of his part of the
groups FAQ, I took the opportunity and grabbed it. - That, and the fact
I got some disc space for free from my ISP, makes it at least possible
to take care for it.
Now --- many of you fans out there interested in rock music
from the sixties, seventies, and eighties do know Ian Dury. He had some
hit singles way back then, and I can assume here that at least you know
"Hit me with your rhythm stick", no? There are quite some pages devoted
to him, many of them carry more or less complete lists of his output, but
haven't you noticed that no one has a gallery of his album "Do It Yourself",
which came out in 48 different variations in cover art? Nearly all do mention
the existance, but no one shows. So here it is: My desperate attempt to
show them in a gallery!
This is not really a page, it's something created for the newsgroups
I'm sometimes writing in. Just loose binaries like pictures, without much
comments, and sometimes on-topic to some discussions I may can contribute
with visual material. NOTE: This is NOT intended to be an informative
page within this homepage, only digital dust!
Created: 17.09.2000 Last update:
The big note: Like most of you I, too, have
a regular life and have to go to work each day, so do not expect updates
on a daily basis, nor a prompt reply to e-mails. Just give me a little
bit of time. And then there's always the question of violation of copyrights.
If you think that my pages contain material which I'm not allowed to include
because of its protected status, please drop me an e-mail,
and I will remove the doubtful parts. On the other hand I regard all material
within my pages as protected by copyright laws, too, so please ask before
you steal. I'm sure we can work something out.
Second note: Due to additions
to current laws I'll have to add the following: I'm not responsible for
any contents of external links. All external links provided here are intended
to be of informative additions to the topics discussed on this here pages.
I'm not connected to any of those links in any way, nor do I feel responsible.
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