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Felix Atagong's Unfinished Projects

Felix Atagong's Unfinished Projects

Felix Atagong's Unfinished Projects

Iggy Triptychs

Penumbra (2006 Tech Demo) Walkthrough

Penumbra (2006 Tech Demo) Walkthrough

Pink Floyd Pie Chart Quiz

Shot Online Calculator - Starting Page

Syd A Choo Choo

The Holy Church of Iggy the Inuit

The Holy Church of Iggy the Inuit

The Other Room

2008

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It took a Belgian court 13 years to reach verdict in a computer virus case. Here's the story. Somewhere in the dying decades of the last Millennium a 'professional' software company distributed an update by sending floppy disks to its clients. What the company didn't know was that about 10% of these disks had a virus hidden in the root section. Some clients found that out soon enough, got infected, complained and asked for very huge damage claims. The legal department of the software provider pondered on...

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Life is hard for a man who is relentlessly addicted to:Cycling Manager 4 (Molteni rules!),Open Transport Tycoon Deluxe (Felix Cars rules!) and, a newcomer that has been burning holes in my harddisk since a couple of weeks,UFO: Alien Invasion (Atagong’s Green Alien Slime Destruction Team rules!) Yesterday I spent most of the afternoon trying to figure out where a slimy alien was hiding before I found out that I had been the victim of the stuck person in a game syndrome. Game glitches are more or less...

20 Weird Wiki Entries

The Dutch online youth magazine Spunk recently made a list of the weirdest Wikipedia entries, although Spunk contains some rather weird stuff itself. I'm only trying to give you good advice here, if you ever get invited to a Spunk cocktail party try to avoid the Mojito (see picture to the left as well). Weird Wiki(pedia) Entries (slightly edited by yours truly) The success of Wikipedia has lead to different - more or less specialized - spin-offs: 20. ChickipediaOne of the most recent additions is...

After Dinner Mints (ArianeB 5.0 walkthrough part 3)

ArianeB or Virtually Date Ariane, probably the best - free - adult dating simulation game in the world, has been recently upgraded to version 5 .0. The game has been revised, half a dozen of new scenarios have been added, and there are now over 900 pictures and situations to be cherished. Here is the third of a series of walkthroughs I am planning to publish. I’d like to warn you first that playing by the book would take most of the fun out of the game. But if you are one of those guys in a...

Anthony Stern Photoshoot

A couple of posts ago it was prophesised that some of Anthony Stern’s unpublished Iggy pictures would find their way to the public... 15 previously unreleased picturessigned copies soon availableexclusively at The City Wakes The Holy Church of Iggy the Inuit...

Apples and Oranges

Pomme Fritz (aka The Orb's Little Album) (1994) was the second Orb cd I bought and it nearly made me lose my appetite for LX Paterson and his goofy friends. Although it was rather short I could never bear to listen to it in its entirety. The jewel box lay next to the player and for weeks I tried to digest it with the only result that I ejected the disk, mostly somewhere during the quite abominable We're Pastie To Be Grill You track. In the end a cat with good taste peed on it so I finally found it was...

ArianeB 4.8

The dating game ArianeB aka Virtually Date Ariane has been updated a while ago and should now also work in Firefox (previous versions only worked in Internet Explorer and Opera).My walkthroughs still seem to work (I have been updating bits and pieces of these as well): Behavioral Studies (ArianeB Walkthrough Part 1) Sport'n Spicy (ArianeB Walkthrough Part 2) Photoshoot By The Lake (ArianeB Walkthrough Part 3) Skinny Dipping With A Twist (ArianeB Walkthrough Part 4) The...

ArianeB 5.0

People who know me fairly well (or the dozen of them who happen to read this blog) know that I am a big fan of the dating simulator game ArianeB aka Virtually Date Ariane. You can read about it in some of my previous posts, so I am not going to repeat all that shit again. To quote my LA-girl, who is still firmly asleep when I type this: "If you are going to tell me everything twice I will have to live two hundred years to listen to that crap of yours." But although I am a fan of ArianeB,...

ArianeB 5.00 Add-On Walkthrough

The following hintfile has been written by Erana, the Sorceress who is responsible for the ArianeB 5.0 bug fixing add-on showing some extra scenes and situations. Of course you need to download and install the add-on first. More information how to do that can be found at: ArianeB Hack-On. Before you download the add-on it is also advised to backup your original copy of the Arianeb Dating Simulator. The add-on will only work with version 5.0. VIRTUALLY DATING ARIANE ERANA'S ADD-ON DETAILED GUIDE First, the...

ArianeB Hack-On

Erana the Sorceress, what's in a name?, has made an add-on for the popular ArianeB dating simulator. I could go on about this but let's pass the microphone to the girl (?) in question: To play it, you need to download and install first a copy of version 5.0 of the original game (link deleted, 2009). This add-on is not guaranteed to work with later versions of the game. There are over 1000 HTML files and over 900 pictures in the game; the add-on includes only the actually modified or new HTML files, so...

Astral Pipers Forum Down Under

Hey, is that Charley?Yes...Hello Charley...Great. This week I have been trying to write a eulogy for the fact that the Astral Pipers #2 forum has disappeared, but alas what is there to say? The first Astral Piper forum, a very successful spin off of the Astral Piper website, collapsed when some people started to accuse some other members from things that really don't matter anymore. A partial account can be found here but is not always pleasant to read. What also wasn’t nice was that a few dozen...

Autumn Blues

Recently I have been in my cynical go-get’em-all mode and I want to apologise for that. I blame it on the season but it could of course also be that my bad character is beyond fixing. The following text (part 1 and 2) is about gameplay for adults. If your legislation forbids to read this under a certain age and if you are under that certain age you are advised to skip the first two entries of this post and to read only part 3, which is about The Sandbox of God. On the other hand, if your...

Bad Kompany

1 Belgium is known for its mediocrity. Maybe this has been glued inside in our genes because for the past couple of thousands years we have been invaded, occupied, violated, liberated and then invaded all over again. After a while if a soldier knocked on the door of a little cottage all he could hear from the inside was a deep sigh and “Who is it this time? Romans, Germans, Austrians, Spanish, French or Dutch?” This is probably how the Belgian disease (as it is called in our country)...

Bend It!

Several Floydian sources publish a scan......

Boobytraps

I came home with a broad smile on my face because I found out at my local book- and DVD shop that the cult-series of the Sixties The Prisoner has finally reached this continent. Years before Twin Peaks, years before Lost (getting stupider and stupider by the episode, pardon me for not watching it anymore), The Prisoner was Britain’s most haunting and psychedelic TV experience. Of course the series only got better and better in my mind and I can only hope that watching the seventeen parts, 40...

Buggy software

At the right side of the screen there is a link to the giveaway of the day website. The concept of this site is simple enough. For a day, and that day only, you can download a commercial software package and license it for free. The deal is: no upgrades, no support and in most cases no commercial utilisation of the program. What you get, so they promise, is a complete version with no trial version limitations. Up till now I have only installed a couple of programs of the site, less than half a dozen in...

Do you like tennis? (ArianeB 5.10 walkthrough [online version])

I am like Starship Titanic on a collision course with the world. This week I was annoyed by MySpace who suddenly started to address me in French. It is a common error from multi-language websites to address me in the wrong language because I use a Dutch Windows but with a French keyboard configuration. The differences between French and Belgian keyboards are so minimal that some keyboards only exist in French such as my Dell multimedia RT 7D30. Luckily MySpace suggested that I could adjust my settings on...

Don't mention the war

German radio- and television-administration, die Gebühreneinzugszentrale (GEZ), send several letters to a Mr. Friedrich Schiller with the urgent question to pay his radio- and television-tax. These arrived at a local primary school in Weigsdorf-Köblitz (Saksen) and its principal replied that the German poet, philosopher, historian and dramatist the administration was looking for had been dead for over 200 years. Schiller is world renowned for his Ode an die Freude that was put to music by a certain Mr....

Dreams come through

Why isn’t double U double U double U atagong dot com up and running yet? Good question. It took me 3 weeks to realise that my domain didn’t need the www (the only abbreviation, according to Douglas Adams, that is longer than the phrase itself). So I thought it was better to start all over again, searching, checking and replacing all internal links on the odd 200 archived posts. I should’ve read the fucking manual first, I know… About a dozen of years ago I was planning to create the best Orb site...

East Side Story

The last week I have been playing a point and click adventure game called East Side Story. It came as a free download at game giveaway of the day (GGAOTD) that should be better renamed to game giveaway of the weekend if you ask me. But nobody ever does so I'll just go on if you don't mind. I'll skip the flame war avalanche that this download created for the simple reason that it is old news now; if you are interested you can look up the insults & co right here. My download arrived in a jiffy –...

EUlogy

What follows is a rather boring post, but I've spent a lot of time writing it, so I'll publish it anyway. Sorry for that. My country, although you probably won’t believe me, was one of the founding dwarfs of the European Union. Belgium itself is an amalgam of three different nationalities that, due to several historical atrocities, were cut off from their original fatherland, whether they liked it or not. Because Germany, Holland, France (and even England) had better things to do than to quarrel who...

European Frontal

On Sunday mornings all is dull and quiet. Some people go to church; I take a cup of Italian coffee, start the computer and surf a bit. Sunday is the day I visit those sites I usually don’t visit very often, except on Sundays that is. One site I visit from time to time is Snopes that is dedicated to urban legends. Is or isn’t there a penis on the cover of The Little Mermaid home video? Is it true that Jessica Rabbit doesn’t wear underwear on four frames of the Who Framed Roger Rabbit movie (who are...

F-Prot: Don't Panic!

Last week’s entry was about buggy software. This week I wanted to post about the first of the most recent Orb reissues, 4 in total, but then disaster struck. I have been sympathetic towards the anti-virus product F-Prot since my MS-DOS days. F-Prot has saved my day and my ass at least a couple of times. F-Prot was (at least the dos version) freeware and with some tweaking you could make it run as a real-time scanner on Windows 3.11, 95 and 98 as well. Shame on me! The dos versions refused to work on XP...

Franco's Frocks

Douglas Adams once wrote a column, not one of his best - I might add, about New Year's resolutions but I won't go further in that. You might otherwise think that I am one of those I am your biggest fan guys that stick knives in author's overfed bellies just because they destroyed all parallel instances of planet earth. See also: Stephen King. But there is one thing we both agree on and that is that New Year's resolutions can and may easily be forgotten starting from January the second. So why does one...

Games For May (ArianeB 5.0 walkthrough part 4)

ArianeB or Virtually Date Ariane, probably the best - free - adult dating simulation game in the world, has been recently upgraded to version 5 .0. The game has been revised, half a dozen of new scenarios have been added, and there are now over 900 pictures and situations to be cherished. Here is the fourth of a series of walkthroughs I am planning to publish. I’d like to warn you first that playing by the book would take most of the fun out of the game. But if you are one of those guys in a...

Giordano Kazemi

Today at the rattrap aka bus stop this girl who had meticulously invested in the under-nourished-empty-cocaine-stare look perplexed me. Instead of proposing her a bite of my vegemite sandwich the only thing I could think of was if she would address me with that universal pick up line: ”Sucky sucky for a coca cola?” That would have to be diet coke obviously. I shuddered at the idea that a man’s mind lays not that far from under his belly. When I finally escaped from my rêverie the girl was gone and...

Holy Cow

I’m typing this entry, sitting on a Serena chair with a solid wooden seat and armrests, a moulded dark grey leather back and four anthracite coloured legs. Some of the dark grey paint is already coming off. A 17-inch Dell 1702 flat panel UltraSharp colour monitor stands in front of me. My fingers rest on a Dell RT7D30 multimedia Belgian azerty keyboard. If you take a closer look at the interior of the keyboard you are likely to find crumbs of Spar American Style Apple Pie Cookies, small pieces of dried...

Hungry Like A Wolf (ArianeB 5.0 walkthrough part 2)

ArianeB or Virtually Date Ariane, probably the best - free - adult dating simulation game in the world, has been recently upgraded to version 5 .0. The game has been revised, half a dozen of new scenarios have been added, and there are now over 900 pictures and situations to be cherished. Here is the second of a series of walkthroughs I am planning to publish. I’d like to warn you first that playing by the book would take most of the fun out of the game. But if you are one of those guys in a...

Iggy

Iggy was part Inuit (or Eskimo to use the......

Iggy played guitar

The Trashcan Sinatras, probably the best band name ever since the Soup Dragons, have recorded a 6 minutes and 41 seconds single commemorating Syd Barrett... Emily and the English RoseShining out the UFOHand in hand with your Eskimo. The Holy Church of Iggy the Inuit...

Iggy played guitar (2)

A couple of weeks ago the Church signaled that The Trashcan Sinatras recorded a 6 minutes and 41 seconds single commemorating Syd Barrett and his companion Iggy... Emily and the English RoseShining out the UFOHand in hand with your Eskimo. The Holy Church of Iggy the Inuit...

Iggy, Chimera Girl

Two new exciting posts have been added to the Church. 1. A follower of the Church found a lecture given by Anthony Stern in Paris, videotaped by a member of the audience, containing extra material from the Iggy, Eskimo Girl movie... 2. Anthony Stern’s movie distributor Chimera Arts has put some Iggy video stills on their website... This and more at: The Holy Church of Iggy the Inuit....

Illegal Aliens

I woke up this morning with a Karen Carpenter tune whistling through my head.Why do birds suddenly appear every time you are near?It is the distinct proof that my brain is slowly alzheiming away. Although it is of course a great song… but not very cool to admit that… I had promised to do a lot of blogthings, there is an article for the Church crying to be written, I need to extrapolate on my ArianeB walkthroughs now that there has been an online update, my friends at the Late Night forum are flooding...

IN Gear

Tailor John Pearse, graphic artist......

iPod Random Generator April 2008

Also in 2008 my MySpace page will contain some useless iPod statistics. This year however my iPod will always stay in shuffle mode, in other words: the machine will decide what songs will be played. For more information: Random Blueß aka sucking for statistics. At the end of each month I will publish the ten most popular songs of the year and the ten most popular songs of the past month. For the top 10 list of the songs I've been listening to in 2008 go to http://www.myspace.com/atagong. For the top 10...

iPod Random Generator August 2008

Also in 2008 my MySpace page will contain some useless iPod statistics. This year however my iPod will always stay in shuffle mode, in other words: the machine will decide what songs will be played. For more information: Random Blueß aka sucking for statistics. At the end of each month I will publish the ten most popular songs of the year and the ten most popular songs of the past month. For the top 10 list of the songs I've been listening to in 2008 go to http://www.myspace.com/atagong. For the top 10...

iPod Random Generator February 2008

Also in 2008 my MySpace page will contain some useless iPod statistics. This year however my iPod will always stay in shuffle mode, in other words: the machine will decide what songs will be played. For more information: Random Blueß aka sucking for statistics. At the end of each month I will publish the ten most popular songs of the year and the ten most popular songs of the past month. For the top 10 list of the songs I've been listening to in 2008 go to http://www.myspace.com/atagong. For the top 10...

iPod Random Generator January 2008

Also in 2008 my MySpace page will contain some useless iPod statistics. This year however my iPod will always stay in shuffle mode, in other words: the machine will decide what songs will be played. For more information: Random Blueß aka sucking for statistics. At the end of each month I will publish the ten most popular songs of the year and the ten most popular songs of the past month. For the top 10 list of the songs I've been listening to in 2008 go to http://www.myspace.com/atagong. For the top 10...

iPod Random Generator July 2008

Also in 2008 my MySpace page will contain some useless iPod statistics. This year however my iPod will always stay in shuffle mode, in other words: the machine will decide what songs will be played. For more information: Random Blueß aka sucking for statistics. At the end of each month I will publish the ten most popular songs of the year and the ten most popular songs of the past month. For the top 10 list of the songs I've been listening to in 2008 go to http://www.myspace.com/atagong. For the top 10...

iPod Random Generator June 2008

Also in 2008 my MySpace page will contain some useless iPod statistics. This year however my iPod will always stay in shuffle mode, in other words: the machine will decide what songs will be played. For more information: Random Blueß aka sucking for statistics. At the end of each month I will publish the ten most popular songs of the year and the ten most popular songs of the past month. For the top 10 list of the songs I've been listening to in 2008 go to http://www.myspace.com/atagong. For the top 10...

iPod Random Generator March 2008

Also in 2008 my MySpace page will contain some useless iPod statistics. This year however my iPod will always stay in shuffle mode, in other words: the machine will decide what songs will be played. For more information: Random Blueß aka sucking for statistics. At the end of each month I will publish the ten most popular songs of the year and the ten most popular songs of the past month. For the top 10 list of the songs I've been listening to in 2008 go to http://www.myspace.com/atagong. For the top 10...

iPod Random Generator May 2008

Also in 2008 my MySpace page will contain some useless iPod statistics. This year however my iPod will always stay in shuffle mode, in other words: the machine will decide what songs will be played. For more information: Random Blueß aka sucking for statistics. At the end of each month I will publish the ten most popular songs of the year and the ten most popular songs of the past month. For the top 10 list of the songs I've been listening to in 2008 go to http://www.myspace.com/atagong. For the top 10...

iPod Random Generator November 2008

Also in 2008 my MySpace page will contain some useless iPod statistics. This year however my iPod will always stay in shuffle mode, in other words: the machine will decide what songs will be played. For more information: Random Blueß aka sucking for statistics. At the end of each month I will publish the ten most popular songs of the year and the ten most popular songs of the past month. For the top 10 list of the songs I've been listening to in 2008 go to http://www.myspace.com/atagong. For the...

iPod Random Generator October 2008

Also in 2008 my MySpace page will contain some useless iPod statistics. This year however my iPod will always stay in shuffle mode, in other words: the machine will decide what songs will be played. For more information: Random Blueß aka sucking for statistics. At the end of each month I will publish the ten most popular songs of the year and the ten most popular songs of the past month. For the top 10 list of the songs I've been listening to in 2008 go to http://www.myspace.com/atagong. For the...

iPod Random Generator September 2008

Also in 2008 my MySpace page will contain some useless iPod statistics. This year however my iPod will always stay in shuffle mode, in other words: the machine will decide what songs will be played. For more information: Random Blueß aka sucking for statistics. At the end of each month I will publish the ten most popular songs of the year and the ten most popular songs of the past month. For the top 10 list of the songs I've been listening to in 2008 go to http://www.myspace.com/atagong. For the top 10...

Jeff Dexter Music & Sound Show

Delving deeper into the history of the The Orchid Ballroom (Purley) one cannot go around two musical partners in crime: Jeff Dexter and Sammy Samwell... Short and sweet biographies ofJeff DexterandIan 'Sammy' Samwell. The Holy Church Of Iggy the Inuit...

John Lennon called him 'Normal'....

Norman ‘Hurricane’ Smith (February 22, 1923 – March 3, 2008) was part of the Golden Age at EMI. One of his very first assignments as engineer was the Johnny Kidd and the Pirates classic Shakin' All Over in 1960. Already in his thirties when he began with EMI, Smith came up through the ranks the hard way, learning the ins and outs of Abbey Road's three studios. By the time he got to engineering The Beatles, he'd already learned to compensate for the sometimes acoustically odd...

Just like Belgium

I seldom write about politics here. You wouldn’t care about politics if you are trying to get ArianeB out of her clothes, would you? But sometimes this shithole of a country I live in is getting more surreal than the Belgian painters who put surrealism on the map. It took the politicians over 9 months to create a government and yesterday, when the government was officially one day old; the first crisette (a Belgian neologism for small crisis) took place. One of the five (5!) deputy prime...

Killer Mum

Last week my ma came to visit me and the first thing she said after she had entered was: “Comb your hair!” I took the order, because that was what it was, as an insult and retorted that as far as I could remember she was in my house that I had bought with my dough and that after 48 years of living it was about time for me to do what I thought was good for me to do. My father grinned inconspicuously and my LA-girl sighed and told her mother-in-law that she had since long given up trying to mess with my...

Kopfgeburten

This week, sad week, brought me scattered thoughts, feelings and sensations. Let me empty my cerebral scrapbook first before I continue with the subject of the day. Activate cynical mood warning… 1 Three weeks ago a Belgian soldier was killed in Lebanon attempting to dismantle an Israeli bomb. He was posthumously decorated and the big shots praised him for his bravery. Strange enough nobody from the Belgian government had the guts to convene the Israeli ambassador and to officially demand for an...

Kraft und Karl

I should be more careful with what I write, so told me a good friend. I know. I gave up good manners a while ago soon becoming the fat bellied belching and farting man in the restaurant at the end of my own private puniverse. After dinner mint anyone? Slowly I've become the person I once loathed. A transgression like in an Arthur Machen novel. Taste, even bad one, does change with age. In 2003, after nearly two decades of doing nothing, the German band Kraftwerk came out with their Tour de France album. I...

Late Night

The Late Night forum – a haunt for the Syd Barrett obsessed – as it epithets itself, has changed location and can now be found at http://www.latenightdiscussion.com/. For the moment there is a discussion going on if this forum should advertise its existence. There are of course pros and cons. Pros Pro is that people who are seeking information about the life and works of Roger Keith (Syd) Barrett should be able to find this place. If one googles for Syd Barrett (or even tries Syd Barrett Discussion or...

Love in the Woods

On 30 June 1990 Pink Floyd played a short – albeit not very sharp - set at the Knebworth Festival. It has to be said that it was not the band’s sole responsibility that the gig was, how shall we call it, mediocre by Floydian standards. On this disastrous occasion, and this occasion alone, a 20 minutes promo film was shown at the beginning of the show, with a short appearance of none other than Iggy the Eskimo, somewhere between the 4 and 5 minutes mark. This brand new all exciting post at The Holy...

Love in the Woods (Part 2)

The so-called Lost In The Woods movie, that was part of the Knebworth pre show documentary, is a mix coming from different people, at different places, on different occasions. The Church quotes archbishop Dark Globe, who has scrutinized the movie before: There's footage of Syd larking around in a garden with friends in 67, the 'lilac shirt' footage of Syd (late 67/68?) in which Lyndsay Korner also appears, and the blue suit/yellow ruffled shirt footage of Syd in the woods with two girls (Iggy and a...

Minestrone

I once found this interesting theory about how cosmogony took place. This may not be how it exactly happened but I like it so it's fine for me. In the beginning, although you need some notion of time to coin that phrase and there wasn't any time to begin with you had nothing. Now this nothingness was a kind of crystal-clear soup. A glass of pure water has neutral (read: zero) acidity or alkalinity. It is safe to drink. Next to it is another glass. Its content has also a neutral pH. It is also colourless....

Moon And Mooning (ArianeB 5.0 walkthrough part 5)

ArianeB or Virtually Date Ariane, probably the best - free - adult dating simulation game in the world, has been recently upgraded to version 5 .0. The game has been revised, half a dozen of new scenarios have been added, and there are now over 900 pictures and situations to be cherished. Here is the fifth of a series of walkthroughs I am planning to publish. I’d like to warn you first that playing by the book would take most of the fun out of the game. But if you are one of those guys in a...

Much Ado (the sequel)

Audacity, the excellent freeware audio editor has got a new beta release, but that is not the topic of this post, but now you know it anyway. What I really wanted to say is... In 2006 I wrote a topic about my most treasured vintage computer games. Spindizzy was one of those and the original Tetris if my personal RAM is still intact. Anyway if you promise to come back after the intermezzo you can read about it here: Much Ado. Tetris clones can be downloaded by the dozen, but my favourite amongst those is...

Obscured by Fluffy Clouds

Recently The Orb has been re-issuing some of their classic albums, richly enlarged with extra tracks and remixes. Past week I reviewed Pomme Fritz, not exactly their best album (one of their worst, I might add). Today I have a go at Orbus Terrarum. The following text comes from an attempt to write an Orb biography somewhere around the turn of the millennium and has not been published before. 8-))) FAST FORWARD, HE CRIED 1994. The world is not even partially recovered from Pomme Fritz or another Orb-like...

open Theme Hospital - 3 different ones

Anybody who has read this blog knows that I am a fan of Transport Tycoon Deluxe and that since more than a decade ago. It is probably the best game in the world and thanks to the Open TTD Projectst the game is doubtless more popular than ever. Open TTD used reverse engineering to recreate the DOS game from scratch and to export it to other platforms, including those that are not Microsoft friendly. Since a couple of years aficionados are busy finding ways to replace the original 8bpp graphics with newly...

Perplexed Orbbery

One of the best Orb disks ever is called Moonlight Orbbery but it can only partially be credited to LX P and partners. It is, in fact, a remix-rehash-mash-up Projectst from Bill Bbroo Brooks that was distributed amongst Orb fans in the year 2002. If you are into spacey soundscapes you will not be disappointed provided you could still find the little gem of course somewhere in a forgotten time curve of the wwweb (long time since I’ve seen that word floating by). After Moonlight Orbbery had received...

Photoshoot By The Lake (ArianeB 5.0 Walkthrough part 6)

ArianeB or Virtually Date Ariane, probably the best - free - adult dating simulation game in the world, has been recently upgraded to version 5 .0. The game has been revised, half a dozen of new scenarios have been added, and there are now over 900 pictures and situations to be cherished. Here is the sixth of a series of walkthroughs I am planning to publish. I’d like to warn you first that playing by the book would take most of the fun out of the game. But if you are one of those guys in a...

Picasso Power

This week, in the middle of the week, I found myself with a mini writer’s block, not knowing what to comment about on my blog. Professional writers have got little black books for that, with throwaway subjects when this occurs. I don’t. A few, two, three, weeks ago I wanted to vehemently comment on one single chapter from Adrian Berry’s The Giant Leap. I have already stated here that I had started reading the book; as a matter of fact I love reading those old science books because I’m a nitpicker...

Pictures at an exhibition

At the Ruskin Gallery (Cambridge) visitors can see over fifty of Syd's paintings, the majority of which have never before been seen in public. The Church is particulary intrigued by the pictures from the personal collection of Anthony Stern that are exposed as well: Pink Floyd performing at UFO (1967-ish) and his Iggy pictures. The Other Room: Syd Barrett's Art and LifeDate: 24 October - 2 November 2008Time: 10am - 9pm Monday to Friday, 10am - 5pm Saturday and Sunday The Holy Church of Iggy the Inuit...

Random Blueß aka sucking for statistics

In my youthful days I was a member of a, then illegal, university radio station where the lefty management proudly believed that revolution would come if we played enough Lynton Kwesi Johnson records. The Jam and The Clash (Sandinista!, what else?) were politically correct choices as well. As a voluntary contributor I always tried to sneak in some Pink Floyd. One night, I still remember this as if it were yesterday; I programmed a tune from Rick Wright's Wet Dream album called Mediterranean...

Ringmaster

A few days ago in a ridiculously overcrowded bus somewhere inside the bowels of the local souk at the inner town of Brussels a chador-veiled beauty offered me her seat. I politely refused, trying not to drown into those big brown virgin eyes of her. My face turned red, partly from those fresh spring inner fluids that suddenly rushed through my veins, partly from a streak of anger that blitzkrieged through my body. A woman just offered me her seat in the bus. It suddenly appeared to me that old age had...

Sense And Sensibility

I quite like the Shark's Lagoon website that I once stumbled on, completely by mistake. It now contains 18 what is commonly called 18+ games. I shall not repeat what I already said in a previous post called Cyberhugging namely that they are witty but not too smutty (see now, now you've made me say that again anyway!). A side effect of this all is that his bandwidth (or better said: website data transfer) is rocketing sky-high and that in the past couple of years he had to move his place a few times....

Shaken not stirred

Moviemaker Anthony Stern, who knew Iggy before she......

Si les cochons pourraient voler…

Have you ever seen President Sarkozy on the telly giving a speech? He always thinks he is doing a bloody Hamlet. His performances, because that is what he thinks they are, remind me more of Louis de Funès (or for the non-Francophiles among us: Benny Hill) than Napoleon Bonaparte, another one of those short short-tempered little men with a short fuse who think they can rule the world. This post contains a fairly well hidden review of the Pink Floyd biography Pigs Might Fly by Mark Blake. To cut...

Solidarnosc

Years ago I used to make some fun with those Iron Maiden fans who wanted to buy every piece of vinyl defecated by their favourite band. Each album contained at least four singles. Every single existed in different formats and they all had one or two unreleased numbers. Probably Iron Maiden has got more unreleased bonus material floating around than regular album tracks. "Look.", said one of these metal (although in those days we still called it hardrock) guys when he ran to me out of...

Stardust

1 A couple of days ago Amazon delivered me my semestrial bunch of Pink Floyd related books. It came in a carton box so big that I feared I would have to build a library next to my house. Amazon cares about books, obviously, and that is why they give books enough space to breathe and to stroll around a bit during the journey from Amazon Ville to Felixtown, where I live. But during the adventurous journey two of them not only had made acquaintance in a formal, but also in an amatory way. When I opened the...

Stormy Pictures

The most famous Iggy picture, and without this one this blog wouldn't probably......

Tentacle Day

I start with my favourite Groucho Marx scene, (probably) with Thelma Todd. They are having a romantic rowboat scene (as far as a romantic scene with Groucho is possible) when she says: “Spring is in the air.” Groucho replies: “And fall in the water.” Cracks me up every time. Of course you need to know that this is partially a Yiddish joke. I don’t speak it but Yiddish antecedents can be found in the German language and the German language isn’t...

The ArianeB 5.0 Chronicles (ArianeB 5.0 walkthrough part 1)

ArianeB or Virtually Date Ariane, probably the best - free - adult dating simulation game in the world, has been recently upgraded to version 5 .0. The game has been revised, half a dozen of new scenarios have been added, and there are now over 900 pictures and situations to be cherished. Here is the first of a series of walkthroughs I am planning to publish. I’d like to warn you first that playing by the book will take most of the fun out of the game. But if you are one of those guys in a...

The Cross and the Maiden

Yesterday I went to a biannual charity meeting in my village after my LA-girl had chained my hands and feet and dragged me over. I am not and will never be a social person and to enter a sport complex filled with 200 people I have never met is rather close to a living nightmare. If Tartarus exists my eternal punishment will be exactly that. But in the end it turned out to be not that bad because actually we knew about a dozen of good doers and after we had said hello to them all the event was almost over....

The Orb Lives On

Recently The Orb has been re-issuing some of their classic albums, richly enlarged with extra tracks and remixes. The first two records had lifted The Orb from an obscure DJ-set in the backroom of a techno temple to ambient house superstars, but their superstar status soon melted away with their following darker albums, dark because the modal fan couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel anymore. Weird, experimental and monotonous, it seemed that the members of The Orb had lost all musical...

The Orb On Mars

Recently The Orb has been remastering, re-editing and most of all re-cashing on their studio albums. Today we have a go at Cydonia. The following review was written for an Orb Projectst of mine that never saw the light of day. and because it is so long I'll keep this intro short. Cydonia v1 (1998) After a few false starts in 1998 a new Orb album is announced for March 1999: Cydonia. A track listing is available as well as the names of two possible singles: Once More (in a Jim Cauty 'scourge of the earth'...

The Other Room

The Other Room: Syd Barrett's Art And Life was a Cambridge exhibition that ended a couple of days ago. A lucky wind (thanks SgB!) brought me a copy from the catalogue, an 18 pages booklet. The following can be found inside... Syd Barrett pictures and artworkMick Rock, Storm Thorgerson pictures and artworkAnthony Stern Iggy pictures The Holy Church of Iggy The Inuit...

The Restaurant At The End Of The Typewriter

Douglas Adams (DNA) obviously was one of those persons who graduated summa cum laude at the William Shatner Star Trek Unfinished Projects University. An explanation may be needed here. In the seventies several attempts were made to resuscitate Star Trek at the movie theatres. Three scripts were made for what laughingly was called Star Trek II: The God Thing, by Gene ‘thank god for miniskirts’ Rodenberry; The Planet of the Titans, Kirk going mad and thinking he’s a Greek god – I kid you not!; and...

Twinsen Ma Non Troppo

I urgently need to stop writing about these games I’ve once played. Remembering LBA (Little Big Adventure aka Relentless in the USA) in a previous post Tycooning was enough for me to go hunting after it. I soon found the floppy version (only 13 MB) and thanks to Dosbox I could play it in a jiffy. I tried it for a couple of days and decided that the floppy version wasn’t exactly what I wanted, although it does contain the complete game, but without the vocals and the intermediate movies. So I...

Tycooning

I once met this young guy, bright, slightly nerdy computer chap, who liked to travel to Jamaica in order to inhale some of the local herbs and drink a few gallons of rum. But his finest hour came when he discovered Thailand and its abundance of sweet smelling Rosies. After each visit he came home loaded with original Thai movies, music and software. One of these packages contained a fine selection of DOS computer games: Links 386 Pro (the best golf simulator of the mid Nineties, later bought by...

When in doubt...

...make a list. Last week's entry wasn't much of a post, I confess. It is a lazy and uninspired blogger's scapegoat to publish a list, especially when it is grabbed from another source, and calling it your own. Magazines do it all the time: the best 100 guitarists of rock, 20 rock stars who went gaga (Syd Barrett, for one reason or another, is always on that), 50 ways to leave your lover... When sci-fi authors don't have enough inspiration to write a novel they add a touch of time travel. It is easy but...

When the right one walks out of the door...

It has been a sad week for us, music lovers. Rick Wright, one of the founding fathers of the band Pink Floyd, died of cancer. Wright was a member of the 1963 R&B cover band Sigma 6 that would grow, a couple of years later, into the next hip thing when Syd Barrett joined the gang. The hip thing would soon become a monster, a gravy train, a dinosaur, it had its up and downs, it was praised and loathed by the so-called serious music press. I am not good at obituaries, and who am I to write one...

Where did she go?

On September the 17th the Croydon Guardian, a weekly free local newspaper... 2008 newspaper article about the whereabouts of Iggy interviews with Antony Stern and Jeff Dexter who still remember Iggy new Iggy picture (by Anthony Stern) The Holy Church Of Iggy the Inuit  ...

Widelands

A couple of weeks ago I made a small comment about the Sims [cfr. (insert title here)] and that made me look for that CD-rom and insert it once again. My harddisk still had an old neighbourhood peopled by Floydian personnel and I found a little man in a little house listening to the name of Syd Barrett. He was aptly dressed in a madcap costume and the first thing he did, after I had activated his personality, was setting the kitchen on fire. Pixels imitating life. The Sims, I only have the first one plus...

Wow!

Atagong.com should now be completely updated.Time to open all kinds of bottles of Champagne, Spumante and other fizzling stuff. If you liked this post - you might be interested in this one as well: Penumbra Walkthrough (the very first entry on this blog)....

zORBa, the G|r|eek

The Orb hasn’t been sitting still the past year. In February they released a new album, called The Dream and five disks of their back catalogue have been re-released, with extra tracks to draw the money out of the collector’s pocket. Not that long ago they already had unleashed two rarities albums called Orbsessions One and Two and an ambient volume in the The Art Of Chill collection (a previous volume of that same collection, mixed by Steve Hillage from System7, also contained a Paterson...

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