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Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Un été à Paris...

For anyone who might be interested in what it is like to live in Paris and to provide you with glimpses of summer-time in Paris (a wonderful season even here - in spite of not having an ocean nearby...), here's the first installment of what I am intending to be a series of personal views of my current hometown through the lens of my 'leaving-much-to-be-desired' digital camera:

Somewhere in Paris, 27/07/04

(Quiz question: Where exactly was this picture taken...? ;-)

Monday, July 26, 2004

Nothing conservatory about it!

I just love the slogan for my alma mater's current PR-campaign:

Internet Time... - thank you Swatch?

Hmm, don't really know what to make of this yet, but thanks to you, caro, for bringing it to my attention!

Internet time by Swatch

What are you doing this summer?

Here's what some students in South Corea have been working on:

    Nice work!

Sunday, July 25, 2004

Vegetarians are better lovers?

I am sure many of you have seen this as it is one of the currently most emailed photos according to Yahoo. For those of you who hadn't heard about PETA's 'Live Make-Out Tour', click on the image-clipping below for the full news article.


Feeling like jumpin' off the Eiffel tower...

Apparently someone did just yesterday:

Yahoo! Actualités - Un désespéré à l'origine de l'évacuation de la Tour Eiffel s'est rendu

Saturday, July 24, 2004

A blog looking for its identity...

Well, this blog has just received a new name and I decided that the nature of the blog will be much broader than anticipated. Instead of treating it as a mere extension of my personal/professional website, I will try to develop this blog into a true personal blog reflecting interests and thoughts that go beyond my professional main occupation, music.

The experimental quality of these pages will remain, and experiences (and of course the always welcome feedback from other users!) will certainly shape the format of this blog in the future.

Well, there you have it. Enjoy the few items that are already present on these pages and I welcome you to visit again soon!

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Berklee Shares: free music lessons, mp3, quicktime and pdf files download

For those of you who weren't aware of it yet - and I was one of you until just a few minutes ago (!) - the following website among the 'Berklee College of Music' family of websites offers free downloadable music-related lessons covering topics from music business & management to instrumental lessons.

Berklee Shares: free music lessons, mp3, quicktime and pdf files download

Sony-BMG or the imminent birth of another giant music-label

Yahoo! News - EU OKs Sony-BMG Deal, to Eye Music Sector Closely

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Paris time...

Never mind the last 'P.S.' - all entries and comments should now be logged on Paris (GMT+1) time...

Welcome to the official hi-phi music blog!

You have reached a brand-new experimental addition to the official website of saxophonist Phil Hilfiker and hi-phi music productions.
I hope to be able to share items of interest with you in this way and invite you to respond by posting comments, feedback, and opinions.
I also hope that you, the reader of this post, are in good health and are enjoying some pleasurable summer months!
... more to come!
P.S.: all posts to this weblog seem to appear dated on pacific (California) time for now...