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Trant and Eddy, who is a moderator at the infamous video game show Game One, star in a brand new cooking show “Baking Bad”. Milchschnitte  is a German spongey sweet with cream enclosed by to chocolate cakes. Its texture is not unlike a Twinkie.

Anyway, these two rascals decided to “bake” a cake out of Milchschnitte, and since they are also international star cooks, they moderate in “English”. Well, if you want to see two German nerds baking something (anything but the pie), you can watch it here. Milchschnitten Torte estimated calories: Over 9000!

Thias described it: “It’s like a car accident in slow motion!” Be warned, there are three parts… And you’d probably die if you ate it.

PS. Do you know cakewrecks.com? I once got stuck there for over an hour..

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Welcome back! You are probably wondering why headbugz has been so quiet for over a month and more. We are now emerging from the self-elected seclusion in the forest. What have we been up to? Well, as usual, we have been preparing for the second Waldeck-Freakquenz-Festival at Burg Waldeck, arriving one week before the date and making the area the most awesome music forest on earth!

This year, we not only had ten amazing bands playing, defying all genre bounds as usual, but various other things you could explore.

Beamer video shows were made by Haegi Freakquenzy. Here are two examples, he made one for my band, Kampfstern, and one for the amazing Hermelin, who rocked hard.

We projected videos to both sides of the stage.

David and Domi built a multichannel yurt (sounds way cooler in German “Mehrkanalzelt” or “Sechskanal-Jurte”), a tent with a surround set-up where you could chill and listen to audio plays or sound installments. David has this project where he sonifies human chromosomes so you can actually listen to human DNA … Trip guaranteed!

The Tetris-Contest was a success! We made prizes for the first to third places, hand-crafted tetris-stones. The lucky winners where overwhelmed with joy. And it was a close call! Does anyone have any pistures of the occasion?

You could take tours to see the old castle, Märchenonkel Fram offered some information and history of the place.


Light Graffiti as usual, you could paint pictures in the night sky with torches, lamps, cell phones, you name it.

The magic forest “Zauberwald” was a small dubstep and drum n bass disco in a remote glade. Friends from Hamburg had prepared many black light art pieces like mushrooms and geometric forms just hanging in the dark forest and glowing with psychedelic colors. We actually got a disco ball up a tree and it just hung in the forest maybe ten meters up. Magical!

And of course you could just space out stargazing anytime.


Thank you all for coming, making music, helping, building things – we had a great time! If you have taken pictures, like Paul and Wing did (thanks again!) please upload them somewhere, there are tons of locations and tricksy neat things I have no pictures of. Words and pictures can’t really convey what it felt like to be there, so I guess you are just going to have to find out next year.

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I will take a moment to blog about this now while the festival is still over a month away, before all the craziness starts and I will have no time whatsoever. So, this is our second year of organizing an independent, non-profit festival at Burg Waldeck, which is in Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. Last year was the first time we organized it with a bunch of friends and it was a blast. 

This year’s date is September 14th-15th, and we have number of cool bands of all varieties.

You can preview the music here.

 

Preorder handmade tickets here.

But why should you do that? I’ll tell you why. We have everything down there. It may be remote, but this means that we have all the more space to spread out and get crazy. We will do light graffiti when it is dark. We will have a room full of working vintage consoles. We will hold a tetris contest, do you dare enter? We will have lights everywhere and FIRE! Trees! Stone! Stars!

If you write for a magazine or a newspaper, we would be much obliged it you would be so kind and spread the word. Our electronic press kit is abailable here. We are looking forward to transform Waldeck into an environment of sound and lights. Come on down an bring your friends!

 

 

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‘Muspilli’ – Reading Old High German

How about some Old High German poetry for sunday afternoon reading? Muspilli, one of the oldest surviving fragments of Old High German poetry, tells about the end of the world.

Muspilli is one of but two surviving pieces of Old High Germanepic poetry (the other being Hildebrandslied), dating to around 870. […] The poem has been theorized as a Christianized version of the pagan Ragnarök, with figures represented in 13th century sources swapped with Christian figures; Surtr replaced by the Antichrist whom Elias – replacing Thor – fights, Loki by the old fiend.[1] In the Norse Ragnarök, Muspelheim and Muspell play a large role, and both versions involve a wolf. (Wiki)

Here is the full text, and Alexander Sager reading Muspilli aloud for you. And of course, the english translation. And here, the manuscript in BSB-Hss Clm 14098. The poem is to be found at the end of a latin codex, wedged in between the last pages. Remember, German was not the written language at that time, so it’s an apostille. Enjoy the reading experience!

…sin tac piqueme,         daz er touuan scal.
uuanta sar so sih diu sela         in den sind arheuit,
enti si den lihhamun         likkan lazzit,
so quimit ein heri         fona himilzungalon,
5
daz andar fona pehhe:         dar pagant siu umpi.
sorgen mac diu sela,         unzi diu suona arget,
za uuederemo herie         si gihalot uuerde.
uuanta ipu sia daz Satanazses         kisindi kiuuinnit,
daz leitit sia sar         dar iru leid uuirdit,
10
in fuir enti in finstri:         daz ist rehto uirinlih ding.
upi sia auar kihalont die         die dar fona himile quemant,
enti si dero engilo         eigan uuirdit,
die pringent sia sar uf in himilo rihi:
dar ist lip ano tod,         lioht ano finstri,
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selida ano sorgun:         dar nist neoman siuh.
denne der man in pardisu         pu kiuuinnit,
hus in himile,         dar quimit imo hilfa kinuok
pidiu ist durft mihhil
allero manno uuelihemo,         daz in es sin muot kispane,
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daz er kotes uuillun         kerno tuo
enti hella fuir         harto uuise,
pehhes pina:         dar piutit der Satanasz altist
heizzan lauc.         so mac huckan za diu,
sorgen drato,         der sih suntigen uueiz.
… read the rest here.
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