Muffin 222 v.1

Muffin 222 v.1

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Cubic Cherry // Hanging Crystals
ANC // wisteria tree
PLAAKA // PhipsalisBoribianam
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Cherry House // Afternoon tea – Frame
CandyDoll // Dolly Butterfly Frame
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Nokia 7.1 vs the competition

Nokia 7.1 vs the competition

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HMD Global’s Nokia 7.1 has just arrived to tempt us with another compelling affordable smartphone option. It’s been a pretty great year for more affordable markets, so the Nokia 7.1 has some real competition. Does it stand out?

Performance and camera optics are the name of the game here, so let’s stack this new phone up against some of this year’s finest affordable smartphones — the Pocophone F1, Honor Play, Moto Z3 Play, and the Asus Zenfone 5Z.

Kings of performance

Historically, performance has required compromise for lower-cost handsets, but 2018 is proving this needn’t be the case any longer. The Pocophone F1 is the most affordable smartphone ever to pack in a flagship-tier Snapdragon 845 processor, which powers the $1000 big players. The Honor Play also boasts the flagship-tier Kirin 970 from Huawei’s premium smartphone range, which offers very similar performance.

Top to bottom, left to right: Nokia 7.1 – Pocophone F1 – Moto Z3 Play – Honor Play – Asus Zenfone 5Z

The Nokia 7.1’s Snapdragon 636 doesn’t reach quite that level, but it’s not far behind with a big.LITTLE CPU cluster with powerful Cortex-A73 cores to handle more demanding workloads. The older small octa-core CPU inside the Zenfone 5Z is definitely the slowest of the bunch.

Nokia 7.1

Pocophone F1

Honor Play

Moto Z3 Play

Asus Zenfone 5Z

Display

5.84-inch
2280 x 1080 resolution (FHD+)
19:9 aspect ratio

6.18-inch IPS LCD
1080 x 2246 resolution (Full HD+)
18:9 aspect ratio

6.3-inch IPS LCD
2340 x 1080 resolution (FHD+)
19.5:9 aspect ratio

6-inch AMOLED
2,160 x 1,080 resolution (FHD+)
18:9 screen ratio

6.2-inch IPS LCD
2,246 x 1080 resolution (FHD+)
19:9 aspect ratio

CPU

Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
(4x 1.8GHz A73 + 4x 1.6GHz A53)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
(4x 2.8GHz A75 + 4x 1.7GHz A55)

HiSilicon Kirin 970
(4 x 2.4GHz A73 + 4 x 1.8GHz A53)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
(4x 1.8GHz A73 + 4x 1.6GHz A53)

Qualcommm Snapdragon 630
(4x 2.2GHz A53 + 4x 1.8GHz A53)

GPU

Adreno 509

Adreno 630

Mali-G72 MP12

Adreno 509

Adreno 508

RAM

3GB or 4GB LPPDDR4x

6GB or 8GB LPDDR4X

4GB/6GB LPDDR4X

4GB or 6GB

6GB or 8GB

Memory

32GB or 64GB

64GB/128GB/256GB

64GB

64GB or 128GB

64GB/128GB/256GB

MicroSD

Yes, up to 400GB

Yes

Yes, up to 256GB

Yes, up to 2TB

Yes, up to 2TB

Size

149.7 x 71.18 x 7.99mm
160g

155.5 x 75.3 x 8.8mm
180g

157.91 × 74.27 × 7.84mm
176g

156.5 x 70.5 x 6.75mm
156g

153 x 75.7 x 7.9mm
155g

There’s a more noticeable performance difference in gaming applications. The flagship-class Adreno 630 and Mali-G72 Mp12 in the Pocophone F1 and Honor Play are notably faster than the Adreno 509 inside the Nokia 7.1. That said, you’ll still be able to enjoy the latest games, just with lower graphics settings and a clunkier frame rate.

The Nokia 7.1 is also slightly behind some of its more powerful competitors

The Nokia 7.1 is also slightly behind some of its more powerful competitors in the RAM department. Three or 4GB certainly won’t slow you down when flicking through apps, but hiccups may arise when swapping in and out of more demanding scenarios like games. The 6 and 8GB configurations offered by the Zenfone 5Z and Pocophone F1 are more typically what we’d associate with cutting-edge smartphones. Ideally, a 4GB minimum would see the Nokia 7.1 sit more comfortably against its competitors.

Nokia is similarly behind in storage capacity. A 32GB offering is small these days, and most consumers will probably want the 64GB option. Nokia’s maximum capacity is the minimum configuration offered by these rivals, while the Pocophone F1 and Zenfone 5Z supply up to 256GB should you need it. All these models include a microSD card allowing for further expansion.

Overall, the Nokia 7.1 offers comparable performance to other phones around this price point, but it’s clearly cut a few corners in the memory department. Hopefully, the cameras and added extras make up the difference.

Cameras and extras

Nokia has deepened its partnership with Zeiss for this phone, yet the camera specifications appear very similar to other mid-tier smartphones. A reasonable resolution primary camera, paired up with a low-resolution depth sensor is par for the course these days.

Nokia isn’t just using the secondary camera for depth sensing and software bokeh, though that’s an option. The secondary camera is a monochrome sensor, used to improve light sensitivity and detail, like in Huawei’s cameras. Powerful software combined with Zeiss lenses could make this a winning combination, but we’ll wait for some hands-on pictures.

The only other really interesting shooting option at this price point is the Asus Zenfone 5Z. The rear camera configuration offers a wide angle secondary sensor with a 120-degree field of view.

Nokia 7.1

Pocophone F1

Honor Play

Moto Z3 Play

Asus Zenfone 5Z

Camera

Rear:
12MP 2PD/AF/F1.8/1.28um
Secondary: 5MP BW/FF/F2.4/1.12um

Front:
8MP FF/F2.0/FOV 84°
ZEISS Optics

Rear:
Main: 12MP f/1.9, 1.4um pixels
Secondary: 5MP

Front:
20MP f/2.0, 1.8 micron

Rear:
Primary: 16MP with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF
Secondary: 2MP secondary camera with f/2.4 aperture
and EIS

Front:
16MP, f/2.0 aperture

Rear:
Main: 12MP with 1.4 micron pixels, f/1.7 aperture
Secondary: 5MP

Front:
8MP sensor with 1.12-micron pixels, f/2.0 aperture

Rear:
12MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture

Secondary: 120° wide-angle camera with 6p lens

Front:
8 MP AF sensor, f/2.0 aperture with 84° field of view

IP Rating

No

No

No

No

No

Audio

3.5mm headphone jack

3.5mm headphone jack

3.5mm headphone jack

USB Type-C

3.5mm headphone jack

Connectivity

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
NFC

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
FM Radio

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
NFC
FM Radio

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
NFC
FM Radio

Charging

18W Fast Charge
USB Type-C

Quick Charge 3.0
USB Type-C

SuperCharge
USB Type-C

15W Fast Charge
USB Type-C

18W Fast Charge
USB Type-C

Battery

3,060mAh

4,000mAh

3,750mAh

3,000mAh

3,300mAh

Software

Android 8.1 Oreo

Android 8.1
MIUI 9.6

Android 8.1 Oreo
EMUI 8.2

Android 8.1 Oreo

Android 8.1 Oreo
ZenUI 5.0

Mid-range smartphones have, for the most part, kept the 3.5mm headphone jack for music lovers. The notable exception in today’s comparison is the Moto Z3 Play. A single bottom firing speaker is also a common setup here, as is the inclusion of an FM Radio, in all but the Nokia 7.1 and Honor Play.

There’s no IP rating for water and dust resistance on any of these models. On the plus side, the Nokia 7.1, Moto Z3 Play, and Asus Zenfone 5Z all feature NFC for mobile payments.

Nokia has deepened its partnership with Zeiss for this phone, yet the camera specifications appear very similar to other mid-tier smartphones.

Fast charging speeds are also in place across all of these models. Although, I can’t imagine anyone will run the large batteries in the Pocophone F1 and Honor Play down in a single day. The Nokia 7.1 and Moto Z3 Play batteries are on the smaller side, though 3,000mAh should be enough for a single day of heavy use, given the power-efficient nature of their processors.

Does the Nokia 7.1 do enough?

Stock Android fans now have another choice on the market in the Nokia 7.1. Its hardware doesn’t appear exceptional, but that’s partly because this year has already seen so many affordable high-performance smartphones hit the market. The Nokia 7.1 looks like a solid performer, it’s just not topping the table. Of course, that’s only a small part of the smartphone experience.

Stock Android fans now have another choice on the market in the Nokia 7.1.

The Nokia 7.1’s appeal hinges on its design and camera experience. It could well excel in those areas, but these elements are a little harder to contextualize without a full review, so stay tuned.

Do you think the Nokia 7.1 will do enough to stand out in the $350 price bracket?

More Nokia 7.1 coverage

Nokia 7.1 is here with Android One, a Snapdragon 636, and a $350 price tag

Nokia 7.1 hands-on: Join David as he takes a closer look at the Nokia 7.1

Nokia 7.1 specs: Another great mid-range Android One smartphone

Nokia 7.1: Where to buy, when, and for how much

Nokia 7.1 vs the competition syndicated from barbarawalston.wordpress.com/

Posted by JohnEllrod on 2018-10-04 22:31:24

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Mars | 2018-07-16 6:26 UTC | RGB

Mars | 2018-07-16 6:26 UTC | RGB

Seeing was not bad, but not as good as July 14th, and transparency was extremely variable due to clouds coming through. While processing the Mars images from this night, our hard drive started slowing down and eventually started giving I/O errors, usually a sign that a drive has failed. Fortunately, restarting my computer fixed all the problems but I decided to back up the remaining 1 terabyte of unprocessed data to another drive to be safe.

Notes:
Syrtis Major is rising.
Dust clouds appear to be escaping from Hellas Basin.
The south polar cap is mostly obscured by dust.

Telescope: Celestron C14 EdgeHD
Camera: ZWO ASI290MM
Barlow: Astro-Physics Advanced Convertible Barlow
Filters: Chroma Red, Chroma Green, Chroma Blue

Link: www.chappelastro.com/astrophotography/solar_system/mars/2…

Posted by Chappel Astro on 2018-10-23 02:52:36

Tagged: , Mars , Planet , Space , Astronomy , Astrophotography , Celestron , ZWO

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ARTSY PIECES NEAR TRAIN STATION (PARIS)

ARTSY PIECES NEAR TRAIN STATION (PARIS)

This photo taken behind Gare de Lyon (Paris) by Linden Hudson as he waited for a train (March 2017).

Who is Linden Hudson?

CLASSICBANDS DOT COM said: “According to former roadie David Blayney in his book SHARP DRESSED MEN: sound engineer Linden Hudson co-wrote much of the material on the ZZ Top ELIMINATOR album.” (end quote)

(ZZ Top never opted to give Linden credit, which would have been THE decent thing to do. It would have helped Linden’s career as well. The band and management worked ruthlessly to take FULL credit for the hugely successful album which Linden had spent a good deal of time working on. Linden works daily to tell this story. Also, the band did not opt to pay Linden, they worked to keep all the money and they treated Linden like dirt. It was abuse. Linden launched a limited lawsuit, brought about using his limited resources which brought limited results and took years. No one should treat the co-writer of their most successful album like this. It’s just deeply fucked up.)
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Hear the original ZZ Top ELIMINATOR writing/rehearsal tapes made by Linden Hudson and Billy Gibbons at: www.flickr.com/photos/152350852@N02/35711891332/in/photol...
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Read Linden’s story of the making of the super-famous ZZ Top ELIMINATOR album at: www.flickr.com/people/152350852@N02/
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LICKLIBRARY DOT COM (2013 Billy Gibbons interview) ZZ TOP’S BILLY GIBBONS FINALLY ADMITTED: “the Eliminator sessions in 1983 were guided largely by another one of our associates, Linden Hudson, a gifted engineer, during the development of those compositions.” (end quote) (Gibbons admits this after 30 years, but offers Linden no apology or reparations for lack of credit/royalties)
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MUSICRADAR DOT COM (2013 interview with ZZ Top’s guitarist Billy Gibbons broke 30 years of silence about Linden Hudson introducing synthesizers into ZZ Top’s sound.) Gibbons said: “This was a really interesting turning point. We had befriended somebody who would become an influential associate, a guy named Linden Hudson. He was a gifted songwriter and had production skills that were leading the pack at times. He brought some elements to the forefront that helped reshape what ZZ Top were doing, starting in the studio and eventually to the live stage. Linden had no fear and was eager to experiment in ways that would frighten most bands. But we followed suit, and the synthesizers started to show up on record.” (once again, there was no apology from ZZ Top or Billy Gibbons after this revelation).
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TEXAS MONTHLY MAGAZINE (Dec 1996, By Joe Nick Patoski): "Linden Hudson floated the notion that the ideal dance music had 124 beats per minute; then he and Gibbons conceived, wrote, and recorded what amounted to a rough draft of an album before the band had set foot inside Ardent Studios."
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FROM THE BOOK: SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP (By David Blayney) : "Probably the most dramatic development in ZZ Top recording approaches came about as Eliminator was constructed. What had gone on before evolutionary; this change was revolutionary. ZZ Top got what amounted to a new bandsman (Linden) for the album, unknown to the world at large and at first even to Dusty and Frank."
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CNET DOT COM: (question posed to ZZ Top): Sound engineer Linden Hudson was described as a high-tech music teacher on your highly successful "Eliminator" album. How much did the band experiment with electronic instruments prior to that album?
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THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE, MARCH 2018: "Eliminator" had a tremendous impact on us and the people who listen to us," says ZZ Top’s bass player. Common band lore points to production engineer Linden Hudson suggesting that 120 beats per minute was the perfect rock tempo, or "the people’s tempo" as it came to be known.
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FROM THE BOOK: SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP by David Blayney: (page 227): "…the song LEGS Linden Hudson introduced the pumping synthesizer effect."
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(Search Linden Hudson in the various ZZ Top Wikipedia pages which are related to the ELIMINATOR album and you will find bits about Linden. Also the main ZZ Top Wikipedia page mentions Linden. He’s mentioned in at least 7 ZZ Top related Wikipedia pages.)
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FROM THE BOOK: SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP By David Blayney: "Linden found himself in the position of being Billy’s (Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top guitarist) closest collaborator on Eliminator. In fact, he wound up spending more time on the album than anybody except Billy. While the two of them spent day after day in the studio, they were mostly alone with the equipment and the ideas."
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FROM THE BOOK: BEER DRINKERS & HELL RAISERS: A ZZ TOP GUIDE (By Neil Daniels, released 2014): "Hudson reportedly had a significant role to play during the planning stages of the release (ELIMINATOR)."
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FROM THE BOOK: ZZ TOP – BAD AND WORLDWIDE (ROLLING STONE PRESS, WRITTEN BY DEBORAH FROST): "Linden was always doing computer studies. It was something that fascinated him, like studio technology. He thought he might understand the components of popular songs better if he fed certain data into his computer. It might help him understand what hits (song releases) of any given period share. He first found out about speed; all the songs he studied deviated no more than one beat from 120 beats per minute. Billy immediately started to write some songs with 120 beats per minute. Linden helped out with a couple, like UNDER PRESSURE and SHARP DRESSED MAN. Someone had to help Billy out. Dusty and Frank didn’t even like to rehearse much. Their studio absence wasn’t really a problem though. The bass and drum parts were easily played with a synthesizer or Linn drum machine." (end quote)
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FROM THE BOOK: "SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP" BY DAVID BLAYNEY: "After his quantitative revelations, Linden informally but instantly became ZZ Top’s rehearsal hall theoretician, producer, and engineer." (end quote)
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FROM THE BOOK: "ZZ TOP – BAD AND WORLDWIDE" (ROLLING STONE PRESS, BY DEBORAH FROST): "With the release of their ninth album, ELIMINATOR, in 1983, these hairy, unlikely rock heroes had become a pop phenomenon. This had something to do with the discoveries of a young preproduction engineer (Linden Hudson) whose contributions, like those of many associated with the band over the years, were never acknowledged."
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FROM THE BOOK: ​SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP (By DAVID BLAYNEY) : "The integral position Linden occupied in the process of building El​iminator was demonstrated eloquently in the case of song Under Pressure. Billy and Linden, the studio wizards, did the whole song all in one afternoon without either the bass player or drummer even knowing it had been written and recorded on a demo tape. Linden synthesized the bass and drums and helped write the lyrics; Billy did the guitars and vocals."
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FROM THE BOOK: "TRES HOMBRES – THE STORY OF ZZ TOP" BY DAVID SINCLAIR (Writer for the Times Of London): "Linden Hudson, the engineer/producer who lived at Beard’s house (ZZ’s drummer) had drawn their attention to the possibilities of the new recording technology and specifically to the charms of the straight drumming pattern, as used on a programmed drum machine. On ELIMINATOR ZZ Top unveiled a simple new musical combination that cracked open a vast worldwide market.
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FROM THE BOOK: "SHARP DRESS MEN – ZZ TOP" BY DAVID BLAYNEY: "ELIMINATOR went on to become a multi-platinum album, just as Linden had predicted when he and Billy were setting up the 124-beat tempos and arranging all the material. Rolling Stone eventually picked the album as number 39 out of the top 100 of the 80’s. Linden Hudson in a fair world shoud have had his name all over ELIMINATOR and gotten the just compensation he deserved. Instead he got ostracized."
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FROM THE BOOK: ​SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP by DAVID BLAYNEY: "He (Linden) went back with the boys to 1970 when he was working as a radio disc jocky aliased Jack Smack. He was emcee for a show ZZ did around that time, and even sang an encore tune with the band, perhaps the only person ever to have that honor." (side note: this was ZZ Top’s very first show).
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FROM THE BOOK: "SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP" BY DAVID BLAYNEY: "Linden remained at Frank’s (ZZ Top drummer) place as ZZ’s live-in engineer throughout the whole period of ELIMINATOR rehearsals, and was like one of the family… as he (Linden) worked at the controls day after day, watching the album (ELIMINATOR) take shape, his hopes for a big step forward in his production career undoubtably soared. ELIMINATOR marked the first time that ZZ Top was able to rehearse an entire album with the recording studio gadgetry that Billy so loved. With Linden Hudson around all the time, it also was the first time the band could write, rehearse, and record with someone who knew the men and the machines. ZZ Top was free to go musically crazy, but also musically crazy like a fox. Linden made that possible too."
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FROM THE BOOK "ZZ TOP – BAD AND WORLDWIDE" (ROLLING STONE PRESS, BY DEBORAH FROST, WRITER FOR ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE): "… SHARP DRESSED MAN which employed Hudson’s 120 beat-per-minute theory. The feel, the enthusiasm, the snappy beat and crisp clean sound propelled ELIMINATOR into the ears and hearts of 5 million people who previously could have cared less about the boogie band of RIO GRANDE MUD."
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THE GREATEST ROCK REBRAND OF ALL TIME (by Jason Miller): "Sound engineer Linden Hudson researched the tempos at which the most popular rock tracks in the charts had been recorded. His data showed that there was something very special about 120 beats to a minute. Gibbons decided to record pretty much the whole of ZZ Top’s new album at that tempo. The result? 1983’s Eliminator. It was named after Gibbons’ Ford Coupé; it had been created through a unique combination of creative collaboration and data mining. And it was about to take the world by storm."
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ULTIMATECLASSICROCK DOT COM: "This new melding of styles was encouraged by Hudson, who served as a kind of pre-producer for ​EL LOCO … … Hudson helped construct ZZ Top drummer Frank Beard’s home studio, and had lived with him for a time. That led to these initial sessions, and then a closer collaboration on 1983’s ​ELIMINATOR.
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FIREDOGLAKE DOT COM: "I like Billy Gibbons’ guitar tone quite a lot, but I lost all respect for them after reading how badly they fucked over Linden Hudson (the guy who was the brains behind their move to include synthesizers and co-wrote most of their career-defining Eliminator record)."
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EMAIL FROM A ZZ TOP FAN TO LINDEN (One Of Many): "I write you today about broken hearts, one is mine and one is for you. I have been a ZZ Top fan since I was 6 years old. I purchased ELIMINATOR vinyl from Caldors in Connecticut with the $20 my grandma gave me for my birthday. I will spare the #1 fan epic saga of tee shirts, harassing Noreen at the fan club via phone weekly for years, over 40 shows attended. Posters, non stop conversation about the time I have spent idolizing this band, but more Billy G, as he has seemed to break free of the Lone Wolf shackles and it became more clear this was his baby. In baseball I was Don Mattingly’s #1 fan, Hershel Walker in football, Billy Gibbons in music. What do these individuals have in common? They were role models. Not a DUI, not a spousal abuse, not a drug overdose, not a cheater. Until I read your web page. I read Blayney’s book around 1992 or so, I was in middle school and I was familiar with your name for a long time. I didn’t realize you suffered so greatly or that your involvement was so significant. It pains me to learn my idol not only cheated but did something so wrong to another being. I now know this is where tall tales and fun loving bullshit and poor morals and ethics are distinguished and where I would no longer consider myself to look up to Billy. I love to joke and I love credit but I have always prided myself on ethics and principles… I hold them dear. I wanted to say, the snippet of UNDER PRESSURE you played sounded very new wave and I may like it more than the finished product. Well that’s all. You have reached ZZ Top’s biggest fan and I can let others know. Bummer. Cheers and good luck. James."​
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VINYLSTYLUS DOT COM: Much of Eliminator was recorded at 124bpm, the tempo that considered perfect for dance music by the band’s associate Linden Hudson. An aspiring songwriter, former DJ and – at the time – drummer Frank Beard’s house-sitter, Hudson’s involvement in the recording of the album would come back to haunt them. Despite assisting Gibbons with the pre-production and developing of the material that would end up on both El Loco and Eliminator, his contribution wasn’t credited when either record was released.
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INFOMORY DOT COM: ‘Eliminator’ is a studio album of the American rock band ZZ Top. It was released on March 23, 1983 and topped the charts worldwide. Its lyrics were co-written by the band’s sound engineer Linden Hudson while the band denied it.
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MUSICMISCELLANEOUS DOT COM: (ELIMINATOR ALBUM):
However, despite the album credits bass-player Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard were replaced during the recording process by synthesizers and a drum machine programmed by engineer Linden Hudson, who allegedly co-wrote much of the music with Gibbons despite receiving no credit at the time. Gibbons would later say of Hudson that “he was a gifted songwriter and had production skills that were leading the pack at times. He brought some elements to the forefront that helped reshape what ZZ Top were doing”. Hudson did no less than show the band how to stay relevant in an age where three guys from Texas with long beards (except famously for Frank Beard) and blues licks were one of the last things the contemporary market was demanding.

Posted by lindenhud1 on 2018-10-19 23:38:11

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Life Model

Life Model

2018
CD data dust, graphite and resin on aluminium panel
148cm x 100cm

Featured:
Human Connection joint show at Opera Gallery

Posted by Nick Gentry on 2018-10-16 21:17:53

Tagged: , art , painting , data , disks , discs , cds , dust , obsolete , upcycle , recycle , eco , junk , technology , tech , android , memory , history , computer , floppy , floppy disk , diskettes , ai , cyborg , synth , robot , face , eyes

Futureproof

Futureproof

2018
CD data dust, oil paint, graphite, mica, resin and silica on wood panel
96cm x 88cm

Featured:
Human Connection joint show at Opera Gallery

Posted by Nick Gentry on 2018-10-16 21:17:44

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Combination 2 (detail)

Combination 2 (detail)

2018
Crushed compact disks, oil paint, graphite, mica, resin and mixed metals on wood
122cm x 180cm

Featured:
Human Connection joint show at Opera Gallery

Posted by Nick Gentry on 2018-10-16 21:17:36

Tagged: , art , painting , data , disks , discs , cds , dust , obsolete , upcycle , recycle , eco , junk , technology , tech , android , memory , history , computer , floppy , floppy disk , diskettes , ai , cyborg , synth , robot , face , eyes

Combination 2 (detail)

Combination 2 (detail)

2018
Crushed compact disks, oil paint, graphite, mica, resin and mixed metals on wood
122cm x 180cm

Featured:
Human Connection joint show at Opera Gallery

Posted by Nick Gentry on 2018-10-16 21:17:34

Tagged: , art , painting , data , disks , discs , cds , dust , obsolete , upcycle , recycle , eco , junk , technology , tech , android , memory , history , computer , floppy , floppy disk , diskettes , ai , cyborg , synth , robot , face , eyes

Lifelike (detail)

Lifelike (detail)

2018
CD data dust, oil paint, graphite, mica, resin and silica on wood panel
188cm x 178cm

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