Messenger of Dionysos · Mused by Apollo

In ancient times, Satyr was the horned and horny messenger of Eleusinian forest god Dionysos. He mesmerized the youth of nearby villages with the musical magic of his flute and made them dance till broad daylight. In our common present, the spirit of Satyr inhabits the body of a human boy. Searching for a new way to spread the vibe of the forest, by Dionysian decree, Satyr switched to SL and CDJ instruments, which fit the job quite nicely. Apart from those, he employs the tools Apollo chose: a blank screen and virtual ink, to jot down all he likes to think - hence this his satellite here, orbiting Earth's blogosphere!

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Autumn Leaves

๐‘ค๐˜ฉ๐‘–๐‘Ÿ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐˜ฉ๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘ข๐‘›
๐‘ ๐‘ข๐‘š๐‘š๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘™๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘ , ๐‘Ž๐‘ข๐‘ก๐‘ข๐‘š๐‘› ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘ 
๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก๐˜ฉ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘  ๐‘š๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘‘๐‘ 


music: Coldcut - Autumn Leaves
(The Irresistible Force Full Chill mix)

wishing all
a lovely fall
and to all doing
that southern thing
wishing you
a lovely spring


all text ⓦ Satyr Barbarossa (cc) 2023

Hikarudoka - Practicing The Shining Way


practicing the shining way
embracing shadow


Wa Wu We
Within Light and Shadows
Hypnus Records (2020)


hikaru - to shine, shining
hikarudo - the shining way
-doka - practicing of the way


all text ⓦ Satyr Barbarossa (cc) 2023

Wie Sonntagsmorgenruhe


seltsam heimelig
wie sonntagsmorgenruhe
klangvolle stille


strangely homely
like sunday morning stillness
sonorous silence


Resistance D
(Harthouse Records - 1994)

all text ⓦ Satyr Barbarossa (cc) 2023

. . Lieve Rudolph . . .


zonnebark naar noen
behouden vaart, kapitein
roerloos rest de reis


in memoriam
Rudolph Stokvis

88 @ 8/8


kosmisch mensch

portret: Van der Vegt
woorden: Satyr Barbarossa

23.808 - 808 Day 2023

23.808 ๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸง๐ŸŸจ⬜️
The Roland TR-808
Rhythm Composer

From the day of its birth, at the very cusp of the Eighties, a drum machine named Roland TR "Transistor Rhythm" 808, sent shockwaves throughout the Universe, echoing beyond the furthest edge of the future. Undulating from the underground, the TR-808 managed to revolutionize the way we produce music, advancing to affect our behavior by changing how we dance and dress up to get down, thereby shaking and shaping the surface of Earth.

In fact, it appears more than safe to say, that without this device our divine dance around the Sun wouldn't just look or sound different, it would exist as an alogether different world, today. Of course, with any little piece of history missing from our common past, the world would become different just as much -maybe more or less so- but that seems to move off-sync the groove.

This particularly funky contraption, and a number of other little boxes made by Roland - one of the most celebrated Japanese music machine manufacturers - helped shape the human world over the past forty-three years, more than other little boxes have. Well .. they did shape mine ... and I do like to consider myself a human, every now and when - ergo: cheers to an all-time favorite drum machine, the Roland TR-808!

Have a ❤️๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค #808day!

8 O 8

.: rolling with roland :.

all text ⓦ Satyr Barbarossa (cc) 2023,
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New Trajectories Webring


freakuently unanswered questions

? what is Satyr

! in ancient times, Satyr roamed the Eleusinian forests as the horned and horny messenger of Dionysos - the god of ritual intoxication. He mesmerized the youth of nearby villages with the musical magic of his flute, and made them dance till broad daylight.

? where is Satyr

! in our recent past, Satyr reincarnated in the concrete jungle of Amsterdam as a DJ. At age ten, he recorded his first mix, displaying his love for early hip hop and electro, and soon his tapes were in high demand. After the Second Summer Of Love, he got turned on by new dimensions of synthetic sound and ventured into the realms of acid-house, techno and trance music.

? does he still play flute

! the Panflute has become an artefact in captivity, held safe and sound in the archeological archive of the Vatican. Yet, ever since the early 1990s, up and until our common present, Satyr became increasingly skilled as a player of the SL & CDJ instruments, spinning various styles of musica eclectronica, embracing a wide range of the bpm spectrum with remarkable sparkle.

Notoriously difficult to pigeonhole yet sharply focused on and specialized in ambidelic chillout, psytrance, tech trance, uptech and several kinds of steps; entertaining events for 50 to 50.000 people, by serving his spicy melange of clean cuts and dirty grooves, mixing it down and grinding it up from raw to smooth.

A few memorable events ecstasized by Satyr:
Amsterdam Dance Event (NL), Atmosphere (Berlin / D), Ballonnenfeest (NL), Burning Man (USA), Carnival (Varginha / Brazil), Club A (Sao Paulo / Brazil), Dance Valley (NL), Love & Magic (Oslo / Norway), Q-Base (D), Metsafestiwaal (Finland), Pi Club (Berlin / D), Senseblender Festival (B), Universo Paralello (Bahia / Brazil), VooV Experience (D), and many more in Belgium, Brazil, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Lithuania, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, USA & all over The Netherlands.*

* a detailed gigographic list might appear later

unless mentioned otherwise:
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(cc) 2007 - 2023, CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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