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EcoFi Analysis: Review and Rating

26 Aug 2021 6 minute read 0 comments wackywriter

EcoFi offers an open-source, permissionless, and censorship-resistant protocol for the Ethereum network. In this post I will analyse the EcoFi project, and rate it in terms of the 'Vision' criteria in the SVET framework. This rating is conducted from...

Week 49: MORT GARSON (420 to 30: A Music Retrospective)

26 Aug 2021 6 minute read 2 comments jozefkrichards

A pioneer of electronic music and the Moog synthesizer, Mort Garson's eclectic discography is not the most widely known, but its influence is widely felt. He was among the first to push the technology of electronic music to its limits, creating rich...

Week 48: EMINEM (420 to 30: A Music Retrospective)

25 Aug 2021 9 minute read 1 comment jozefkrichards

The loss of Tupac and Biggie to the hip hop industry in the late 90s left a massive chasm to be filled by rap's next superstar to-be. That superstar was Marshall Mathers, Eminem. Famously crass, he backed it up with raw talent and an incredible flow....

Week 47: THE KINKS (420 to 30: A Music Retrospective)

23 Aug 2021 7 minute read 0 comments jozefkrichards

At the height of their popularity and creative output, they were refused permits to perform in the United States. The Kinks would subsequently never reach the popularity of fellow British invaders like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Who, bu...

Audi Electric Kick Scooter Review

22 Aug 2021 4 minute read 0 comments brechtryckaert

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity of testing the Audi Electric Kick Scooter for about 1,5 days (mostly due to the bad Belgian weather), thanks to HLN Drive. Since I had prior experiences using sharing platforms like Dott (feel free to...

Week 46: "WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC (420 to 30: A Music Retrospective)

21 Aug 2021 9 minute read 4 comments jozefkrichards

Many people are funny and many have musical talent, but few have ever excelled so significantly at both, while pairing them together so masterfully, as "Weird Al" Yankovic has. His irreverence towards the sanctity of pop music and his silly lyrics su...

Week 45: SUPERTRAMP (420 to 30: A Music Retrospective)

20 Aug 2021 6 minute read 2 comments jozefkrichards

Songwriters Roger Hodgson and Rick Davies' contrasting styles and backgrounds made Supertramp a band with both mainstream and technical appeal. Their albums featured pop hits alongside progressive rock anthems and the results were some of the 70s' mo...

Week 44: HERB ALPERT AND THE TIJUANA BRASS (420 to 30: A Music Retrospective)

18 Aug 2021 6 minute read 0 comments jozefkrichards

What started as Herb Alpert himself overdubbing self-recorded tracks in his garage alone became one of the most popular jazz bands of the 1960s, later comprised of a team of sessions musicians in LA, inspired by a mariachi band Alpert had witnessed i...

Week 43: SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE (420 to 30: A Music Retrospective)

17 Aug 2021 6 minute read 0 comments jozefkrichards

Different strokes for different folks, and so went Sly and the Family Stone, breaking barriers in the 1960s as rock and roll's most diverse group, singing about peace, harmony, and togetherness. Their songs ranged from philosophical to political to p...

Week 42: N.W.A (420 to 30: A Music Retrospective)

16 Aug 2021 7 minute read 0 comments jozefkrichards

With a lineup of Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, MC Ren, and DJ Yella, not since The Beatles had there been a more impressive assembly of yet-to-be all star musicians in a single group. N.W.A also did similar things for hip hop as The Beatles did for rock...