Monday, July 10, 2006


Last Friday we were at a jazz concert at the Bogazici University's Albert Long Hall.
The Concert consisted of Telvin & Henry Grimes Trio.

Telvin: Erkan Ogur guitar/ İlkin Deniz bass/Turgut Alp Bekoglu drums
Henry Grimes Trio: Henry Grimes bass/Marilyn Crispell piano/ Tani Tabbal drums

here are some pictures I took:

Before the concert. Waiting for the ticket sale. Striped-shirt-girl on the left, is me, actually my back. Red shirt man is Bernd and at left VW-shirt-long haired man is Telvin's Base guitarist İlkin Deniz ( the only musician from the band I personally know)

the ticket

base guitarist İlkin Deniz

Erkan Ogur at the front, İlkin Deniz behind Ogur, and at the right dark side Turgut Alp Bekoglu's drum can be seen

All "Telvin" members at the right side of the picture, all great musicians


Thursday, July 06, 2006


he is 1 year old!! His name is MİNGUS!
name story: at the beginning it was meant to be Domenico, Domingo, Domingus or something, because he was found at our doorstep on a sunday evening. By the time the word changed to mingus which is easier to say. It is also the last name of a big musician "Charles Mingus". poor little mingus seemed so thin and tired, the next day we took him to the vet. actually he was very sick due to his parasites.

he was this big when he arrived, and was sleeping for he was ill

Now he is very strong and playful cat. we used to play with him like a dog, we throw balls and he took em back to us in his mouth!!!

in the garden he is very happy, catches anything thrown and climbs trees

we threw balls higher, and he'd catch them up jumping very high levels in the air. now he is a real garden cat, goes out in the morning and comes back at night.

in the meantime he developed an interest against computers, he was sleeping with the buzzing noise of the laptop

now his paws and arms and head and all, are way too big according the times when he first arrived. I'm not putting the picture of his bum not to offend him :P

Saturday, July 01, 2006

WHOA!!! The Avalanches!

For about a year, months, days and hours i've been looking for a clip and its artist and couldn't find any bit. recently i've posted a journal at Deviant Art which i am a member of, asking for some information.

----music video was this: there are two man, miners, dig a tunnel, and they reach the surface, they realize they're on a sort of dance floor. there are two girls dancing and one of them, the fat one, quickly goes with the flow, but the other one is shy and only watches.----

the names in my mind were fatboy slim or chemical brothers for only they might do a clip like that. a friend mentioned basement jaxx. but still no sources i could find anywhere.

Finally today, somebody came from heaven and saved me from this clip crisis! she (xiotima) said it's "The Avalanches" and the song is "Since I Left You"!!!
That's it folks, thanks to xiotima we know the video is "Since I left You" of "The Avalanches"!!
here are some screen shots: