Reaping the Ebay harvest

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Neo-Nazi must have?
Won't somebody PLEASE think of the children?

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Actually she's rather centre-right herself and founded a conservative party. Mind you, the people she's with now used to be the National Alliance, which according to Wikipedia was made from ex-members of defunct liberal, Christian democrat and fascist parties in the '90s.

Don't ask.

There's nothing on her though, she speaks for womens' rights and even went to Israel on a kind of pilgrimage to recognise all the hurt Jews have been put through. Which was nice of her. However, she catches my eye more as a model.








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See. Though it took me a while to find a picture with no nipples in, as if that's a bad thing.

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And there's been some procrastinating (I'll go blind) because I had to buy one of these:


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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Packard-Bell- ... 7675.l2557


A cheap one mind, as it's a PC from Ebay. Powerful for the cash and I hope I can have it chugging for a few good years.

No need to buy new in these days of mindblowing horsepower even in the junk shops.

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Well, it was beaten up in transit and had to go back. Still, here's a note to self on some horror discs: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 1459985458

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/laserdisc-/14 ... 20e83e7a97


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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/THE-MICRO-ENQ ... 27e1c04c08

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Ah but never mind that. These look beautiful.



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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ashley-RA-23B ... 1e8b5bfb07



And of course the other one: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Peak-Starpex- ... 1082178941



Wonder which I should buy. Probably not the top one as that's clearly a re-cased standard controller. I think they both are, so may as well have the cheapest.

I knew there was something left to complete my collection.

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Though take a look at this:

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http://miditarhero.wordpress.com/


MIDITAR HERO, the free MIDI interface to play your game controller in a proper studio environment. It contains variable chord patterns, rompler and drumpad support. (But that contains its own MIDI I/O anyway.)

Though it falls below a real keytar or MIDI axe, a Band Hero controller still carries a trick, playing simple lines of more complex chord patterns I'd find much harder on a real guitar. With a nice 'mandolin' effect with the strum bar.

And with two receivers between PS2 and PC, I could track simultaneous lines to pick-n-mix, as Hero World Tour's own sequencer is no mean beast itself.



Listen to this:


Wow. I think I'll certainly have one of those wooden things. They're complimentary in the studio, even if more frenetic playing shows their limitations.

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Amazing what people throw together...
Won't somebody PLEASE think of the children?

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Well, where there's a will there's a way.


This guy wrote a program to disable the double-hits he got when hooking full syndrums to his game system.




There is a real fascination with using these toys for something truly productive. Logical too - you do get a better sense of timing and rhythm playing the games.

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-Fifth-Day ... 540d83e603


Based on the true story of two German deserters, shot by other German prisoners in a Canadian camp, just after the Second World War in Europe actually ended. Two generals set up a kangaroo court martial and the Canadians just lent them the guns to get on with it.





And so let's celebrate with a MIDITAR orientation vid!



It trips up with fiddlier bits, for which I slow the tempo a bit in the DAW!Must be my controller as this looks OK.

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And though I wanted to help complete my George Martin collection, I think over £700 is a bit too much for one of his books: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GEORGE-MARTIN ... 43cb8f6ea0

Maybe it'll be reprinted one day. And if it is, I hope I don't have to wait until he snuffs it, as you often do to get a re-release of some star's stuff.



....Which reminds me, the guy behind Kontakt passed on this week.

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Now I've got a great deal more, I may as well finish the PS2 music software collection. But coming to the last ones I want gets expensive. So it's hold my wallet and balls time as games reach the £30 mark, especially sealed.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_music_video_games




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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Um-Jammer-Lam ... 233e765eb6


I'm not a keen PS1 music game collector, though I've had a few nice bits my way, such as the MUSIC 2000 sequencer. That name puts me in mind of this and is just as timeframe-specific:

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PS2-Amplitude ... 51c05a10f1

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amplitude-Pro ... 3f39e3f408


I find that and its Frequency predecessor an easier play than Hero somehow. I guess that hard drive I wanted will have to wait a bit longer.




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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121400447625? ... 1426.l2649

...And that spare Beatle dongle. And that cello body I want to turn into a Band Hero 'cellotar'!

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Damn you, now I've got Machadaynu in my head AGAIN.

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Well perhaps you can take your mind off again by re-assembling your 'home arcade' systems. I think I will.



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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Grandstand-St ... 35da967cbc


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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Cavem ... 19f1884359


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I only had three, so it shouldn't take much.

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