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BBC Radio 2 – Ken Bruce, Mark Knopfler performs live, Mark Knopfler performs live in the Radio 2 Piano Room

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/29

Missed this during the hectic last years, but bumped into it by accident: [WayBack] BBC Radio 2 – Ken Bruce, Mark Knopfler performs live, Mark Knopfler performs live in the Radio 2 Piano Room.

Tracks performed: Romeo & Juliet, Good On You Son and The Boxer

as part of [WayBack] BBC Radio 2 – Ken Bruce, Mark Knopfler performs live

Mark Knopfler, the singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer and the lead singer of Dire Straits performs live in the Radio 2 Piano Room. Mark is about to release his 9th solo studio album ‘Down The Road Wherever’ which features 14 new songs written by Mark. The album has been inspired by a wide range of subjects, including his early days in Deptford with Dire Straits, a stray football fan lost in a strange town, the compulsion of a musician hitching home through the snow, and a man out of time in his local greasy spoon. In addition to producing his own records Mark has also produced albums for Bob Dylan and Randy Newman. The multi Grammy award winning artist has also composed film scores, been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and is considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time.

I also missed the “new” 2018 studio album Down the Road Wherever – Wikipedia:

Via [WayBack] Mark Knopfler Performs ‘Romeo & Juliet’ For BBC:

Guitarist Mark Knopfler led a stripped-down rendition of Dire Straits classic “Romeo And Juliet” for the BBC. Video of the stirring performance is now available.

–jeroen

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Far less active on blog on social media: some personal things that need to be done.

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/03

Some people already noticed me being far less active on social media including this blog.

This will continue for a while, as I am supporting two people that are very dear to me.

  • One needs to get some MRI scans very soon, with past results not being promising, so consequences not clear yet.
  • Another I am protecting from mental abuse by somebody close, something which is very hard to prove, but has very real consequences. Recognising the – initially very subtle – behavioral changes, and convincing other people up the supporting and medical tree they were indeed true and related, took several years, so I recon the recovery process will take long too.

Luckily, my blog queue has been filled with about 2 years of content, so that will run automatically.

Social media response from me will be on a “when I feel like it” base until further notice, focussing on things that give me energy and bring me joy.

–jeroen

 

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New for the D850: Nikon ES-2 film digitizing adapter set – scan film at 45.7MP | Nikon Rumors

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/03/22

This thread also has a nice discussion on alternatives to scanning film and slides: [WayBackNew for the D850: Nikon ES-2 film digitizing adapter set – scan film at 45.7MP | Nikon Rumors

–jeroen

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The biggest lie I tell myself is not about new years resolutions.

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/01/01

The biggest lie I tell myself is “I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it”

It’s likely older, but the oldest reference I could find was 2012 [WayBack].

So before I forget:

Happy New Year everyone!

With the above quote, it is no coincidence I started my blog even earlier (in 2009): it’s my off-line memory, way better readable than my hand-writing and indexed by various search engines.

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Time to let go of prejudices: We are all much more the same than we are different.

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/25

All of humanity is more alike than different. This holds for generations as well:

the findings suggest meaningful differences among generations do not exist!

Let this be a thought in these days at the end of december: enjoy that we all are so much alike, and help each other succeed.

Source: [WayBackGenerations At Work: Persistent Myths Vs. Actual Science | Corporate Rebels.

In an article for Forbes Magazine, we busted the persistent myth that different generations have different needs and desires at work. Back then we were talking about popular-press articles claiming that, for…

Via: [WayBack] Time to let go of prejudices: Generations At Work: Persistent Myths Vs. Actual Science | Corporate Rebels – Marjan Venema – Google+

–jeroen

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