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Anu Katariina

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  1. On 2/8/2018 at 5:59 PM, Starkraver said:

    I am not able to message you, please contact me as and when you see this message. 

    I enabled the messages, so if you see this, shoot! (It's been long..)

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  2. i am not able to see registered users online. It is weird (compared to the last version). Also, Tor browser says "you have not a permission to view this site". Must be that psynews is really inward oriented, lots of lols! Hi, Filipe! You have means to see all this, don't ya? 

  3. On 7.11.2017 at 4:00 AM, stagediver said:

    Yeaah, I am total with you. To mention some of my faves,

    Relativ

    Avalon

    Sonic Entity

    make me headbanging the same way like Metal does.Cheers

    Cheers, bro ;) Banging is banging, always the best! (btw..never recalled that I had made the statement " for psy I appreciate fast loud and real headbanging stuff.") Anyways, rock on!

  4. On 9.12.2017 at 10:40 AM, Digitalys said:

    Even though this is an old thread I feel obliged to get some misinformation out of the way. I cleaned 100ths of discs and checked what the ripping process (with EAC) does afterwards. This is how you do it:

    1) To get rid of dust: Dust off the disc with a soft brush (like a makeup brush)

    2) To get rid of grease, finger stains and thick layers of dust: Do NOT use any kind of alcohol on your cd's as this will eat through certain types of plastic! There are multiple plastic layers underneath the data layer. Instead use a ph neutral soap (like baby shampoo, not dish washing soap) in water (preferably demineralised, but that's not really necessary). Use a soft micro phibre cloth to rub it inside out (never in circles). Then rinse it off with water. Afterwards let the disc air dry. 

    3) To get rid of scratches: This will only work on superficial scratches in the bottom plastic layers, not on deeper ones, not if the data layer has been damaged and not if the scratches are radial. I used tooth paste (must be whitening toothpaste because that has a grainy texture) and rubbed this over the scratch with a cloth. This way you polish the cd and scratch off a part of the layer, taking away the scratch and allowing the lens to read through a solid surface again. I fixed almost half of my scratched tracks with this, I kid you not! 

    I gathered this info from many resources years ago. All my cd's still work.

    I started the thread so many thanks for your thorough instructions. My CD's are where i left them since I posted the topic so maybe now I get some new fuel to do the necessary cleaning!

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  5. Karma decided otherwise.

     

    I just remembered I started this thread. This early June was when I decided not to gamble with bgf fest. I just didn't want to say it back then. So no karma, but lack of info. We have another thread for that rant.

  6. I have to say that Transphinx is a real goa stormer. Pure goa power at its best.

    And how, if I may ask, you came across with this one now? Do you have the original CD? I used to have the remastered one but gave it to a friend who likes it even more than I do.

     

    The side note: Now that Filipe has quit goa trance producing I bet the prices for his releases will be skyrocketing. I mean those he published under Submoon Records and Good Dance Recordings. I have some 5 pieces of CDs only left, like total of his production + digital releases a few to add :( I damn wish I had more. Even tho back in times (not so far ago) I thought I was always buying them and had them in abundant amounts.

  7. @ GS Concept

     

    Dear you, all you wrote is heart. Even how you came over with the material inconveniences: heart, too.

     

    Leaders need to think about the bigger picture: what's the history and how can we help the future. It can be a nasty job and ppl can get hurt. All good-hearted "material" won't help the scene in the long run. Responsibility and professionalism are the words since we already have heart enough. At least all who have a psynews account have that heart.

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  8. Not sure where the "Neogoa was behind BGF" idea / rumor comes from

    A misunderstanding.

     

    Thanks for writing @pdinklag: I am not gonna quote the whole post step by step but many good points there.

     

    My concern for Stevo is a big worry if he will see/admit that some things need to be fixed. Kind of what you wrote, too. But maybe he listens to some critizism this time and takes it in a constructive way, who knows.

     

    I am not quitting bc of a festival gone south. I am quitting bc after a few years as a hangaround for Neogoa I cannot go back to an ordinary listener without leaving my bigger mission to take more Neogoa Rec roster artists to promote themselves and the label in the Finnish radio for example ;) I think there easily would have been the third time in the radio in the future. Just one example. You were there with Matti but I arranged the thing and the same with the first time when I was there present myself along with an artist. I enjoyed doing this kind of promo for Neogoa. After being part of neat things, if one cannot continue, it can be better to quit totally and aim for other future endeavours.

     

     

    @Richpa  We interpret words differently. You still insist I stated neogoa Rec is part of bgf organization even tho I didn't say that. Involved with silence does not mean calling Neogoa Rec as a part of the organizaton. I am involved in speaking up. Neogoa is practicing= is involved in silence.

     

     

     

    I don't spank anyone and it's not my job to do. Certain criteria in every serious label has to exist and the only thing when I react is when someone who has been promoted by our label forgets to give proper credit to the label when playing the material we released. That's the basics of the licence we release under. The other situation is when our artists leak music prior to the release on SoundCloud. We don't like that and we prefer to release the material via official channels under the conditions we consider to be a part of finished release.

     

     

    They run their own gigs and bookings and they have absolute freedom.

     

     

    Pretty much everything in a nutshell is the different point of view of ours regarding how far should the label responsibility extend. That's why end of discussion.

     

     

    . And sometimes things go too far and should be told! (but then you have fights and you are an asshole, remember Elysium?)

     

     

    This is so true. Sadly. That's why I am better off.

     

  9. Neogoa is involved with silence. Bgf organizator is under their belt.

    This meant organizator = DJ Stevo belongs to Neogoa records DJ roster http://www.neogoa.net/stevo/The sentence said organizator, not organization. So I never stated Neogoa Rec is involved in organization business. What Neogoa is involved with is looking the other way when someone in their roster ("under their belt") isn't  expressing needed professionalism. I have always felt that all the artists in the roster are the face of the label and if they don't behave, it is a label head's job to spank them. That's my frustration with Neogoa. It is very simple actually. I wanna support labels whose number one virtue is honesty. @Richpa wrote in fb that the festival was his best festival experience, despite of the hardships. If he had written also that "there will be some inside label feedback discussion, though" or something similiar to that I would have been satisfied with it and thought that maybe he will spank Stevo, indeed. Neogoa Rec is not involved with the organization but surely their artists cannot be dealt with as individual operators but always carrying the label's name and honour whatever business they do in the scene. The same goes with Suntrip bc the organizator is under their belt also. But what separates Neogoa and Suntrip here is that Anoebis posted on the event the reason why he does not come. Told publically that his name was written wrong on the plane ticket and that he had no idea how to travel to the location from the airport and after the fest how to travel to airport. If he had wanted to cover for Stevo he would have chosen "not so straight words". Suntrip didn't make that statement, Anoebis did, but is is close enough. One could read bw the lines that the label wasn't happy with the organizator who is under their belt. That's the effort towards honesty and transparency.

  10. It's just bad business choices.

     

    I don't really see why you should get upset about.

    Hmm..in 98/100 cases I'd prob say the same. You aren't familiar with the topicl All they sold were lies..50 % of the line-up wasn't there..if it was a force majeure (unknown, unexpected) then all right. All was done knowing, feeling, expecting the endcome. My ticket also. 50 € no big deal. The money is fine..I can support..just tell me what I will get and how

     

    Oh? So it's Neogoa involved in that mess around BGF festivals and mass cancellations of acts that were supposed to be playing there? Is there anything anywhere I could read on what actually happened?

    Neogoa is involved with silence. Bgf organizator is under their belt. Don't ppl get me wrong. I am not after Stevo. He even named me an honourary member of Balkan Goa Fanatics (because I was a fanatic). I just feel breathing some fresh air..the thing went heavy.  It is not any enjoyable decision to leave and say fuck you all....especially when all I wanted was transparency.

  11. I wish you a lot of enjoyment of the music you will listen for sure in the future. This is the essence in the end, music ;)

    "There was not even an option for me to let anything or anyone come between me and music" -Alexi Laiho

     

    Hey Anu, sorry to see you go -- still, let's keep in touch, shall we? =)

    You have my phone number :)

     

    Well, I don't know the details of what happened but it must have been serious to trigger such a strong reaction. Some time ago I was also tired of psynews.org and asked mods to delete my account which I've been using for 16 years (!!!) ...but after few months I was back. Psy/Goa is not just ANY music to me, it's the way of life :)

    Yep, quite a thing! And I know you went off and came back but it is not my case no matter how much harm I am doing for the artists etc. and in this case, psynews is the most far of the problem, has nothing to do with it. I am disappointed with my dear Neogoa. I saw your comment in fb "you're doing god's work" (on the new comp). I wish I still could feel the same. Instead: bgf is supported and I get why: the history etc.

  12. Hard one.

     

    Yet determined and so be it.

     

    I deleted my fb page Goa Trance Lovers Finland, also Twitter account of it. Deleted my personal fb profile. Deleted all online music tubes like soundcloud, mixcloud, youtube even bandcamp after ofc downloading all I had in there. Deleted my gmail e-mail.

     

    Tried to delete psynews. @Penzoline told me it is not possible; they have made a decision for not to. If one insists it can be done but losing all the past history especially links posted. I didn't want that. I can live with my past. Especially with the links posted. Well, he asked me why I ask, I lied to him a friend of mine is interested in that in general terms.

     

    Stated that above maybe it is good this account remained. First I thought I will just go away but that'd be a lesson unlearned. Always wanted to help the scene, nevertheless.

     

    Fb is not the place, psynews is (for discussion and maybe fight) for all that deeply concerns the scene, all achievements, all mistakes.

     

    I came into this scene 3 years ago outta nowhere. Got connected with Neogoa netlabel (at that time it wasn't Records). Many awesome moments but after reading the above you won't be interested in awesomeness, I suppose, but in why I am posting what I am posting.

     

    Goa trance is a small scene. We all wish it to be bigger. Balkan Goa Fanatics has had that fever ever since. But is by no means acceptable that all methods can be used. Like fooling, deliberate betarayal. Booking half of the world of artists with no knowledge how tho ship them there, how to pay even a minimum gig fee. Some artists were cool, wanted to play on a beach, back to Goa type of a thing.

     

    The festival was succesful after all, ppl enjoyed, danced, no one went into a severe dehydration despite of some of lack of infra. This is what I have heard/talked to ppl who were there. But this is what pisses me of the most. All dancing and happy faces were on a stolen grounds. It is the unwritten laws of this small community to survive that no artists or audience is mislead (for selling tickets, for having a bigger cock or whatever). If one is to have an underground style of a party, great, but don't calll it an international festival and advertise it in sucha way.

     

    Can be my overall tiredness but I am glad to say hi-hi and go off :o

  13. @r-loop: Hehe, why to edit? Oh yes, I remember: you are a daddy of 2 and your kids will read your comments in psynews when they grow up ;)

     

    @psytones: nice but those clothes aren't sold online, one can buy them only from ambassadors if I understood right. I already have a special cloth used for camera lenses but one has to be careful so that wiping doesn't make scratches. That's why I'd rather sink CDs in water and that'd be fast and easy. Maybe I experiment with a few before sinking all. Afterwards then wipe fingerprints off.

  14. During this summer I am going to go through my CD collection.

     

    Noticed some of them have fringerprints/greasy marks from fingers, some only dust, some are ofc in need of no cleaning.

     

    I had an idea: if there is a sink of pure water with no detergents, would it do harm to dip CDs in and leave to dry on a towel. Or is that a bad idea? This would be for the dusty ones.

     

    Ideally it maybe would be to use a microfabric cloth and wipe. But that's a lot of work.

     

    On greasy marks what would be a good substance to use? Alcohol?

     

    For scratches there's nothing to be done but that's another story.

     

    For sleeve plastics I use water with a hand dishwash detergent (mild) and wipe. Also the same sinking in pure water and letting dry on an airy space question applies to this.

     

    Willing to hear your thoughts on this :)

     

     

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