All Ears 2018

(January 19, 2018)

My New Concert Blog

(December 20, 2017)

My New Concert Blog

(November 22, 2017)

Le Guess Who

(November 21, 2017)

I went to Le Guess Who in Utrecht, and it was very good. Here’s a festival report. The festival is spread out all over Utrecht, like here in front of a church where Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares performed. (The doors closed mysteriously before the huddled throng and nobody let us know what was happening, … Continue reading Le Guess Who

My New Concert Blog

(October 11, 2017)

Blow Out 2017

(August 20, 2017)

Huh.  Where did that interference pattern/banding thing that’s on the first of the evening’s sets come from?  Is that from the camera?  Or was there a 50-ish Hz light source blinking that I didn’t see?  Weird.  And it disappeared on the last set, and I don’t think I changed any settings on the camera…

Blow Out 2017

(August 19, 2017)

 

Blow Out 2017

(August 17, 2017)

My New Concert Blog

(August 15, 2017)

Kongsberg Jazz 2017

(August 15, 2017)

Hey!  I recorded some stuff and forgot to edit and upload.

My New Concert Blog

(May 10, 2017)

My New Concert Blog

(April 26, 2017)

My New Concert Blog

(April 12, 2017)

Whoo.

My New Concert Blog vs Useful Consumer Review

(March 14, 2017)

I’ve been using a Panasonic GH4 camera for a couple of years to do concerts.  It’s a very nice camera, but it has a few problems.  1) When recording video, it splits the video into 4GB chunks that I then have to piece together.  It’s not a biggie, but it’s annoying.  2) More seriously, the … Continue reading My New Concert Blog vs Useful Consumer Review

My New Concert Blog

(February 15, 2017)

Oops.  And then I deleted the next set while trying to copy it from the SD card…

My New Concert Blog

(February 1, 2017)

My New Concert Blog

(January 18, 2017)

All Ears 2017: Day Three

(January 15, 2017)

 

All Ears 2017: Day Two

(January 14, 2017)

I’ve always loved the sound of a steam iron.

All Ears 2017: Day One

(January 13, 2017)

My New Concert Blog

(November 9, 2016)

 

My New Concert Blog

(October 26, 2016)

My camera’s microphone freaked out completely on the Agnes Hvizdalek piece, so I haven’t included that one.  But it seems to have survived on this:

My New Concert Blog

(August 30, 2016)

Blow Out 2016 Day Three

(August 20, 2016)

I didn’t find a good place to put my camera, so the angles are kinda … off…  Sorry.  

Blow Out 2016 Day One

(August 18, 2016)

My New Concert Blog; Festival Edition

(July 11, 2016)

My New Concert Blog

(July 7, 2016)

This time it’s the Motvind festival, day one, which is all about protesting other festivals being sponsored by big oil and weapons and stuff.

My New Concert Blog

(June 9, 2016)

My New Concert Blog

(May 25, 2016)

My New Concert Blog

(May 25, 2016)

I put the SD card into my Ubuntu laptop, copied some files over, and then unplugged the SD card without ejecting it.  I thought it would be safe because I hadn’t altered anything. But when I replugged the card, it was invalid.  And fsck.exfat on Linux knows nothing.  It’s worse than John Snow. I plugged … Continue reading My New Concert Blog

My New Concert Blog

(April 27, 2016)

Eek.  The SD card mysteriously ran out of space, even though du said it was empty.  And it happened in the pretty part at the end…

My New Concert Blog

(March 30, 2016)

Bootiful! Jazzy!

My New Concert Blog

(March 16, 2016)

 

Even More Ears 2016

(January 17, 2016)

All Ears 2016

(January 16, 2016)

 

My New Concert Blog

(December 3, 2015)

NCSI SUV: CSID

(October 10, 2015)

Look, I’m a Windows developer: Actually, I just pushed the Concerts in Oslo Cordova app to the Windows Phone store to debug the submission process.  At work I’ve tried to push an app several times to the store, but Microsoft just says “it doesn’t work”.  When I ask “er, what doesn’t work?” their response is … Continue reading NCSI SUV: CSID

Incubate 2015

(October 3, 2015)

My New Concert Blog

(September 9, 2015)

I got a new camera!  The Blackmagick one was just too pro for me — no white balance detection, and a 40 minute battery life.  So I got a Panasonic GH4, which is less pro and has a longer battery life: So what does Mir look like with this camera? Mir is still as yellow … Continue reading My New Concert Blog

Gutvik Ukentlig 2015

(August 26, 2015)

Blow Out 2015 Day Three

(August 22, 2015)

I bought a CD from those peeps: And those, too, but it doesn’t look as funny.

Blow Out 2015 Day Two

(August 21, 2015)

Blow Out 2015 Day One

(August 20, 2015)

Lots of merch at this festival. CDs… T-shirts… Unmentionables… The usual stuff. Anyway, here’s some vids:

My New Concert Blog

(August 5, 2015)

I got a new lens for my Blackmagick Pocket Cinema camera: Yeah, I know.  But it’s a 7-14mm lens, so I can finally get the entire stage in frame. I don’t think I quite got peeps in focus, though.  And I should have used my external microphone, because the internal microphone is awful: Whenever there’s … Continue reading My New Concert Blog

My New Concert Blog

(July 28, 2015)

Kongsberg Jazz 2015

(July 10, 2015)

My New Concert Blog

(June 17, 2015)

Jazz!!! And my veins are now finally the exact same colour as the stamp at Mir!

My New Concert Blog

(June 3, 2015)

The light was even more difficult than normally…

My New Concert Blog

(May 21, 2015)

See?  Colours!!! Man, that was a great concert…

My New Concert Blog

(May 20, 2015)

A friend suggested that I change the white balance on my Blackmagic camera.  I did!  Down to 2500K. Here’s the result: I bumped the contrast a bit in post, though. Well, it’s better.  The lighting on that stage is just very difficult.

My New Concert Blog

(May 7, 2015)

I’m experimenting with my newish Blackmagic camera.  I ISO’d it down a bit, and f’d it up a bit.  So the back wall isn’t a total white block now. But here I didn’t angle it high enough, and the battery ran out: And here the 128GB SD card ran out: *sigh*  

Crafty

(January 31, 2015)

Free As In Beer

(January 31, 2015)

Jazzember

(December 6, 2014)

Jazzember

(December 3, 2014)

Rockvember

(November 15, 2014)

I like used this camera. It’s all action and stuff Here’s Deathcrush and TBA. I love Deathcrush.    

Useful Consumer Review (feat. Rockvember)

(November 8, 2014)

I decided I didn’t want to go to a concert every day, after all.  But I did see Cat Power on Tuesday and The Thing on Thursday and Cloroform yesterday. Anyway, I gave the weird audio-recorder-with-a-camera thing a go at the The Thing concert. The video quality is, not surprisingly, pretty awful. This is what … Continue reading Useful Consumer Review (feat. Rockvember)

Rockvember

(October 30, 2014)

I was looking at the list of concerts for November, and there seemed to be a show I wanted to see, like, every other day. So I thought, well, why not see a show every day for a month? Oslo isn’t London or New York, but it’s somehow one of the best cities in the … Continue reading Rockvember

Bookvember Paused

(October 25, 2014)

And then Inga Copeland played afterwards, but I didn’t get any footage because I was kinda bopping around.

Bookvember Paused

(October 23, 2014)

Toft & Joe McPhee & Chris Corsano & My my my

Bookvember, Paused

(October 11, 2014)

 

Bookvember, Paused

(October 4, 2014)

Jazzz

(July 8, 2014)

I was out with a cold for a week, but when Kongsberg Jazz started was feeling well enough to binge on Sudafed and Mucinex (and other cold remedies also illegal in Norway) and went to Kongberg. A lovely time was had as always.  It’s the best jazz festival in Norway. Apropos of festivals, every year … Continue reading Jazzz

My New Concert Blog

(February 24, 2014)

Multipletap at Cafe Oto was a lovely two-day festival featuring a butt-load of great Japanese peeps. Mostly noise stuff, but Ko Ishikawa played a lovely flute set, and Yumiko Tanaka did a very intense string-based thing. Day one was good, and on day two they fixed everything that didn’t work on day one. Seating, videos, … Continue reading My New Concert Blog

More Fire! Orchestra

(January 8, 2014)

Fire! Orchestra

(January 7, 2014)

28 Swedes…  One stage…  

My New Concert Blog

(October 22, 2013)

My New Concert Blog vs Useful Consumer Review

(October 17, 2013)

So I wanted to test the camera again.  I mean, filming.  I decreased the HD-ness to perhaps save some battery life. There’s apparently no way to shut the screen off while filming.  That’s annoying, because a bright screen sitting on a table at the front is kinda annoying. The camera shut itself off every 20 … Continue reading My New Concert Blog vs Useful Consumer Review

My New Concert Blog

(October 15, 2013)

I forgot my camera, but here’s a Damo Suzuki picture from my Nokia E7 phone: It might be Symbian, but at least it’s not Google, Apple or Microsoft.  Evil free!

Useful Consomer Review vs My New Concert Blog

(October 13, 2013)

I got a Canon S120 the other day, because I thought it’d be nice to have a camera small enough to actually schlep around again. So I went to the Deciders concert: After sixteen minutes the “I’m dying!!!” battery symbol started flashing in red, so I switched the camera off.  I switched it on during … Continue reading Useful Consomer Review vs My New Concert Blog

My New Concert Blog

(October 5, 2013)

I’ve been carrying around a Lumia phone the last week, so I recorded a couple of shows. Getting the videos off of the phone proved to be challenging.  Google has sabotaged the Microsoft Youtube app, so you can’t upload directly from the phone.  And using normal HTTP uploads is disabled in the phone, apparently. So … Continue reading My New Concert Blog