Over the last two weeks I had the chance of going to concerts of three of my favorite music acts. In chronological order:
August 25th: For the first time I went to see Seeed (Wikipedia) at Berlin: A really great show and a really good sound system which made it possible to hear every single percussion stuff while also having a good bass. Really great show even though one could feel that they were looking forward to their one year break. If you have a chance for attending one of their concerts and like dancehall music: Go for it!
September 1st: For the third time I visited a concert of Dendemann (WP), the second time with his Die PfÃ¼tze des Eisbergs program. Therefore there wasn't new stuff for me but still a nice show (and for free )
September 4th: For the second time I was at a Kinderzimmer Productions (WP) concert. Since I didn't have the current album, Asphalt, yet (I bought it after the show) there was really quite some new stuff for me. Inside the concert hall it was quite hot which led, in combination with my dancing, to a quite wet T-Shirt unfortunately I wasn't able to buy a Kinderzimmer Productions T-Shirt since they were sold out. Damn. (While I'd prefer a sweater but they didn't even offer them...) (And I'm sure that concert was way better than NIN where Thorsten was)
Since I some weeks I'm running Linux on my current workstation. I've been a KDE user for some time but since I like liferea (I understand the code!) as my feed reader and I wanted to see whether GNOME's better than KDE I set it up as my desktop environment. Now I was missing an music player. I knew KDE has the great amaroK, being on a GNOME desktop I searched something similar. The best I found was Banshee a Mono-based player written in C#. After getting the first experience I missed an feature: Automatic playlists for each album. So I set down and developed it, you can see a screenshot of the results on the top of the post and the code here. (I compile it by executing "gmcs -out:ArtistList.dll -target:library -rbanshee -r:System.Data.dll ArtistList.cs") What it does is generating the list you see on the left of the screenshot. It's far away from being stable (see comments in the code) but works for me