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October 19 2017

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Alice Cooper and Vincent Price, “The Nightmare” (TV movie, 1975).

October 17 2017


Don’t settle for nice, for pleasant, for familiar. Keep looking until you find something that really moves you, that resonates with your core. And I mean this for people, for interests, for hobbies, for your possessions, clothes, music, books, art. Everything. Curate every aspect of your life, as much as you can. It’s in the things that deeply inspire us that we find ourselves. Surround yourself with truth, and you’ll have built yourself a heaven.

October 15 2017

I was tagged by @forever-of-the-stars for this tagging game. Thank you, Edoardo! Very cool. I didn’t know this one. And it’s fun.

1: A song you like with a color in the title:

“Red” - by King Crimson. ‘Nuff said.

2: A song you like with a number in the title:

“1985″ - by Haken. Simply because I still have to get into “Affinity.exe”. I really like this album. But I need to spend more time with it.

3: A song that reminds you of summertime:

"Trains” - by Pocupine Tree. Beautifully melancholic song.

4: A song that reminds you of someone you would rather forget about:

I want to twist that around. Because as I see it, every encounter in life holds an important lesson. And therefore even the not so pleasant people in our lives are ones that we shouldn’t forget.
But this is a song that reminds me of a very special and very important person, a person who is very dear to my heart, and who is always “there”. Even when we don’t see, read, or hear of each other. “The killing moon” by Echo and the Bunnymen (this song is also on the soundtrack of “Donnie Darko”)

5: A song that needs to be played LOUD:

"Teach you how to sing the blues” - by Motörhead. Who am I kidding? EVERY DAMN F***ING MOTÖRHEAD SONG needs to be played LOUD.

6: A song that makes you want to dance:

"I can’t dance” - by Genesis. Just kidding. I can’t dance. I don’t dance. And I don’t want to dance.

7: A song to drive to:

"Anesthetize” - by Porcupine Tree. It’s one of my "running-songs”. Probably also works for driving. 

8: A song about drugs or alcohol:

"Tonight, tonight, tonight” - by Genesis. Fun fact: This is a song about drug and alcohol abuse. And it was used for a beer commercial. Oh, well…

9: A song that makes you happy:

My “happy song” is “Mischief and epiphany” - by Shaolin Death Squad. This song never fails to make me happy. I don’t know why. Brilliant instrumental.

And as a bonus this one: I’ve been listening to EAV (Austrian “comedy-band” who had their biggest success in the 80ies and early 90ies) a lot lately again. And I found this gem. Probably only makes sense to click on this link if you understand German (or Austrian) “God bless America” - by EAV

10: A song that makes you sad:

I’ll pass on this one ;)

Also, @jasonlowder tagged me a million years ago for a selfie. Here it is:


I was always the black Pete of the family

I TAG: THE WHOLE PROG-ROCK FANDOM ON TUMBLR! Because you guys and girls have been pretty lazy lately ;P (feel free to include a selfie or not)
Also: It’s "Selfie Sunday” on @photosworthseeing today

October 11 2017

People who didn’t need people needed people around to know that they were the kind of people who didn’t need people.
— Terry Pratchett - Masquerade (via terrypratchettparadise)

October 10 2017

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Okay… here are some first scribbles. Since Paul is an albino penguin, he needs to wear a jacket, right? And he needs to have at least a thumb

Also, Paul is very passive aggressive (”Paul the passive aggressive penguin”?). I wonder if he runs a blog… Do you think, Paul should run a blog? That would beautifully play into the “paranoid” stuff

A poll about penguins

What would you rather want to see on this blog?

A cartoon called “Paul the very polite albino penguin” or a cartoon called “Paul the paranoid albino penguin”?

Which doesn’t mean of course that the “very polite penguin” is not paranoid. And he surely is not polite at all.

Because “very polite” is an ironic euphemism for “rude as f*ck”.

You knooow… penguins… *rolleyes* 

… little monsters…

October 09 2017

Photography... and stuff...

For whatever reason, some of my really old posts about photography that I originally made on THIS blog ( @thevortexofourminds ) gained some attention lately. And so people started to follow here. 
While I surely won’t complain about followers, I also don’t want you to be disappointed, because this blog is mostly crazy stuff. And music. And crazy music. And stuff. Which is all pretty cool though. So you might want to keep following.


BUT if you are exclusively looking for photography related things, you might want to head over to my photography side-blog @tvoom  
You’ll not only find my own photography there but also videos about photography that I made, and also my photography-related podcast.  

If you are looking for photographic advice in general, you might want to look at @letstalkphotography , a community blog run by a couple of amazing people. And me.

October 04 2017

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Buster Keaton in Grand Slam Opera (1936)  


Attention, Buster Keaton Fans!

The mission of the International Buster Keaton Society: Our mission is to introduce people to Keaton’s work, and to honor his legacy. Today, October 4th, is Buster’s birthday, and as our gift to him, we are creating and placing a new bronze plaque to mark the location of his former studios in Los Angeles. And we need your help. Please be a part of history, and help us to honor this hallowed Hollywood ground. (Amazingly, Charlie Chaplin made some of his greatest short films in the very same spot!)

Please go to:

P.S. The plaque will also honor the great Charlie Chaplin, who had used the same studio to produce many of his greatest films, starting with his legendary Mutual shorts!
Thank you!

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Happy Birthday Joseph Frank “Buster” Keaton!
(October 4, 1895 - February 1, 1966)

September 30 2017




He’s coming to a city close to where I live as well… Yaaayyy!!!! And I’m gonna get…


… probably a beer. And then not talk about Roger Waters ever again.

On the other hand…


You only live once

(This is an actual screenshot btw https://www.ticketbande.de/konzert-tickets/roger-waters/739002)

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September 01 2017





Inspired by this post, here’s a graphic and a link roundup:

No new content Sept 1 2017, in protest of Tumblr @staff‘s complete lack of effort to take any action to control rampant white-supremacist hate speech on this platform.

If GoDaddy and Google, Discord, and even OKCupid  (and even Facebook and GoFundMe) can take steps to curb hate, why can’t Tumblr? (Users have been complaining for years, it’s not like this is a new problem.) Tumblr consistently refuses to enforce its own no-hate-speech policy in this matter.

(There’s even a lovely write-up of it from this very month: Nazis On Tumblr Are Attempting To Make White Supremacy Hip.) (There’s a change.org petition about it too, which has a nice write-up of exactly how much absolutely-nothing Tumblr @staff are willing to do about egregious hate speech.) (No, I’m not involved with either of those links, nor the original post I’m referecing above, I just thought I’d Google it before I made a graphic. I know very little about this but it all seems pretty gross, now doesn’t it.)

I’m posting this now, then I’ll put it in my queue on the 1st and have that be the only thing that posts on that day (for those of us who can’t shut our queues down easily, that’s a solution). And then, no posts, no replies, no chats, no inbox, no messages, no visits to the site for the duration of the 1st in my timezone.

[Image description: On a blue background, white bold text says: “9/1/17 Tumblr Strike: This blog is posting no new content to protest Tumblr’s unwillingness to take action against white nationalist hate speech”]


And for people who are wondering about timezone, I’m suggesting that since the Tumblr office is in New York, we use that timezone.

(And to everyone believe I’m so naive as to think a one-day boycott will stop it - c’mon. I know that. I’m trying to bring attention to this very serious issue, that’s it.)

If you’re on the East Coast of Australia and you want to participate, the go silent for 24 hours from 2pm onward on 01/09/2017 (that’s tomorrow if you’re not keeping track)

@staff, @support

August 31 2017

I was tagged by @ohverden to answer these questions. Thank you! :)

Name: Pete
Nickname: Pete?
Zodiac sign: The best one.
Hogwarts house:  The “Unseen University”. Oh, wait… That’s not in Harry Potter, right? But… well… “Hogwarts”… do they celebrate Hogswatch there? If so… then I don’t care which house. “Happy Hogswatch!”


Height: Yes.
Sexual orientation: Yes.
Ethnicity: German 
Favorite fruit: Mango. Who doesn’t love Mango?
Favorite book series: “Harry Potter”. Okay… just kidding. I didn’t like the books. I do love the movies though. Counting the numbers of books of a certain series in my bookshelves, I have to say: “Discworld”
Favorite fictional character(s): At the moment? Discworld’s “DEATH”. This sounds morbid, I know. But only if you don’t know the character. (Okay… it IS morbid. I don’t care)
Favorite flower: Not poppies
Favorite scent: Pipe smoke. It is comforting
Favorite colour: Gray and black. (so… basically “not colour”)
Favorite animal: Bats and moles
Favorite band: I always had a thing for Justin Bieber. And that thing is the big question: WHY?!
I am kind of fond of Genesis though. Which might be a little-known fact.
Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate: Yes
Average hours of sleep: More than some might assume.
Number of blankets: Two. In summer between. In winter under.
Dream trip: I don’t do drugs. 
Last thing I googled: “skull” (don’t ask)
How many blogs I follow: 986 at the time of writing
Number of followers: Here? On this blog? Pretty exactly five times less than on @tvoom
What I usually post about: Things that make me happy: Old movies, music, and fun stuff. My blog is my happy place.
Do I get asks regularly: Naah. 

I think everyone already did this, right? If YOU didn’t, then feel TAGGED.
Or not… whatever… 

August 29 2017

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Pete (@tvoom​), wishing you a brilliant birthday! Thank you for the laughs and for the help you provide us novice photographers. Happy Birthday! 🎂
Love, Abi xx

Abi @love-abia , thank you so much! And please excuse the late reaction. If what I do is helpful then this makes me happy!

And happy people… well… they laugh usually :) 

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Pete @tvoom, @tvoom365, @thevortexofourminds, Wishing you a happy happy birthday. Enjoy your day, sending smiles your way.

K.S. Janes

Cody, Wyoming

VERY belated “thank you” to you, Kristie! @ksjanes

I’m sending lots of smiles back to you!

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Jump with joy!
Belated birthday greetings Pete! @tvoom

And belated thank you, Raj! @pichaposts

I did. And I will do. Jumping with joy, I mean :D

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Happy Birthday Pete ! @tvoom, @tvoom365, @thevortexofourminds

Thanks for all you do for the creators on tumblr, and just making this corner of the universe a little more interesting… Hope you have a most awesome day !

Thank you so much, Gerry! @tokarphoto
Please excuse that I saw this only today. And thank _you_ for being part of this universe

August 27 2017

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a private place for Pete @thevortexofourminds

Thank you so much, Natalie! A beautiful pace, it seems

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