Montag, 20. November 2017

The KS Circle

Tomorrow, this year's last issue of The KS Circle will be posted to all members. As announced & described in the previous edition, I have added with this December issue a handful of CD-Rs = for those who have renewed their membership very fast. Until now, not all have renewed. I still (or just) have five CD-Rs with the interview (in German) and three copies with the 1979 concert track.

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Freitag, 25. August 2017

The KS Circle # 241

The September Circle was posted yesterday (abroad) and today (German members). It contains:

  • About the long radio show & interview 21 years ago
  • E.M. & Heavy Metal?
  • The History of IC Albums (long article)
  • Similarity of the ETERNAL titles
  • Questions & Answers
  • ...and more
(The members abroad have received a copy with a typo on page 3: "very long concert tour in 1973" should be " 1983".

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Mittwoch, 26. Juli 2017

The next issue of THE KS CIRCLE was announced for September, which means: at the end of August. But...
...because by now I have already twenty pages filled, and Klaus' 70th birthday is in sight, there will be was a thick "August" Circle posted today.

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Freitag, 26. Mai 2017

... happens.

The new Circle, the June edition (# 238), is posted. When all copies were printed, Julia discovered promptly the first typo (on page 8): it should be "Klaus doesn't..." and not "Klaus don't..." :-)
I could correct it only for the pdf version.

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Freitag, 19. Mai 2017

I can offer the members...

...of The KS Circle to send them their next issues also as pdf attach in an e-mail, in addition to the usual little paper newsletter, and in case that the letter will not arrive, as it happened too often during the last months, and in various countries. Just tell me if you want this and give me your mail address (in a private mail, of course).

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Samstag, 13. Mai 2017

The KS Circle

Until today, ten members from all over Europe have told me that they did not receive my monthly letter that contains the April edition (#236) of The KS Circle. This happened in the 22 years before, but only once or twice in a year, and then it was 1 (one) that didn't arrive; although in these early years I was sending out much more letters; and even so, a loss was a rare event. But now, ...ten(!) in one month?!
Maybe it's high time to call the postal "service" not "service" anymore but "desaster". I'm thinking now of sending the 'Circle' by .pdf attach in e-mails. Possibly this is what the German post wants anyway: no letter post anymore? (*)

Ähnliche Pläne hat die deutsche Telekom mit dem bewährten und zuverlässigen Festnetz-Telephon: Ab Herbst wird es abgeschafft und als Ersatz bieten sie das unausgereifte VoIP ... die damit verbundene schlechte Qualität und öfter auch mal Ausfälle sind der Telekom wohl egal. Davon auszugehen ist wohl, dass es für die Kunden nicht nur schlechter, sondern auch komplizierter und teurer wird.
(* This is perhaps what the "Deutsche Post AG" wants: no letter post anymore, eliminate plenty of the high personnel costs and pay more dividend to their shareholders; and the now unemployed ex-postmen must be supported by the general public).

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Mittwoch, 1. März 2017

The Essence, Vol. 3

It's done: Vol. 3 of "The Essence of The KS Circle" is now (well, nearly) 'completed' in a raw version. At the moment it's still 266 pages, and contains the best of the issues # 178 to the recent (# 235), which is the period from January 2012 till now.

Before release, some re-reading must be done, the usual search for typos, also some corrections are maybe necessary, or some change of the pages' lay-out... the very usual things before it's really ready. Probably I will also include some of the coming Circle issue(s). Because for the Vol. 3 I strive for the same number of pages as its two precursors: 294. Aus Gründen. By the way: The text is the usual 'Circle' mix of German/English (my English, which is easily to understand for German readers).

The Vol. 1 (1995 to December 2003) and Vol. 2 (2004 to December 2011) are still available. From my own experience when going through the books, I can say: it's still an interesting, often astonishing, and sometimes even funny reading. Or, in my case: re-reading. Of course it helps, if there is some interest in KS and his exceptional career with the ups and some downs; ...and interest in Klaus' very special music, or in music generally, ...or in music's history, or certain parts of the music business. I am surprised myself if I read many of the old stories anew.

Included are numerous pics, showing not just KS and his instruments in studio or in concert (or privately), but also many historic documents, facsimiles, and... and... and...

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Freitag, 3. Februar 2017

The KS Circle

Nine pages of the March edition of "The KS Circle" are already written, ...and in November/December last year I was afraid that the themes, topics, ideas would go out because of the musical inactivity of KS.
Also I went carefully through the two volumes of "The Essence of the KS Circle", and deleted some typos. And I have thrown out a lot of smileys; in a single issue of the Circle some of these :-) are okay, but in the 2 x 300 pages they were just too many. Afterward I read again the particular sentence and realised that the meaning (& the fun) is still the same, even without a helpful(?) clue of an emoticon.

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Donnerstag, 24. November 2016

The KS Circle 2017

Today's incoming letters were the last I could provide with the announced free CD-R 2016. All the prepared forty-five copies are gone now to the first 45 who renewed their membership. The very first 24 members got already their copy with the December edition, and the others will be enclosed with the January Circle.

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Dienstag, 27. September 2016

The KS Circle, No. 230

The October edition of the 'Circle' was posted to all members. It contains:

  • KS' interview from 2013
  • Musikarchive (German)
  • Noch einige gratis CDs (nix KS)
  • An old member offers signed Historic & Jubilee Edition
  • It's the Artist - Not the Tools
  • Request for a Final Edition
  • Two formerly unreleased 'studio' photos from '72
  • ...and more.

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