05 September 2007

a wonderful afternoon

It's been a little quiet around this blog for a bit too long. Part of the reason is, that I've been traveling for a while and therefore quite busy with other stuff, and partly because I haven't bumped into anything overwhelmingly exciting in remixing land.

However today that changed on a personal level. On my current visit to Toronto, Colab and I decided to meet in person over a couple of pleasant Belgian beverages. What a great experience to meet somebody in person with whom one has exchanged musical commentary on distant websites for a while. The couple of hours we spent together seemed very short. So much stuff to talk about in music and in real life. Reminiscing about Atari ST computers, about moving from Europe to Canada, about controlling music machines with hardware interfaces rather than via a screen based user interfaces, the rewards and perils of honesty when commenting on each other's music and many more topics.

And it was kind of ironic, but very cool to find out via a real life conversation about a couple of things I had missed in our common remixing stomping grounds on the web.

Over time I hope to have additional opportunities like this and can only wish the same for my other remixing/web friends. If you are traveling, you may want to think a couple of extra minutes about a potential opportunity to meet one of your online friends. It can be a very rewarding experience. It was for me.

2 comments - add your comment:

Mindmovie said...

Hi Spin, well believe it or not - at the same day exactly the same happened to me and TheJoe. Well not in Canada of course but at the German Coast of the eastsea. We had a full blast listening to music of each other and a wonderful afternonn and evening. I fully share your comments - meeting somebody which you know only via the net is a real uplifting and pretty exiting experience.

Mindmovie

Tethia said...

You lucky people! I hope the same could happen to me some day! :-)
Internet gave to us the possibility to meet each other, but "real" distances remain too big in my opinion...