New shits on the (fediverse) block.

Just a quick an­nounce­ment: In­stead of tak­ing care of this blog as i should, i re­cent­ly pro­cras­ti­nat­ed my own mastodon in­stance in­to ex­is­tence. Or more specif­i­cal­ly, it's ac­tu­al­ly a plero­ma in­stance. Or for those who still don't get what the fuck all that gib­ber­ish is sup­posed to mean: Mastodon and Plero­ma are two com­pat­i­ble serv­er im­ple­men­ta­tions of the Ac­tiv­i­ty­Pub pro­to­col, which quite a few de­cen­tral so­cial plat­forms are based on, mastodon be­ing the most pop­u­lar of those at this mo­ment.

Al­so in the works is a Hubzil­la in­stance, which is sup­posed to bridge the gap for me be­tween Mastodon/​ActivityPub and the in­com­pat­i­ble Di­as­po­ra net­work. In the long term, my aim is to go ful­ly in­de­pen­dent of the big com­mer­cial plat­forms. I'd be de­light­ed if a few of you dip their toes in the warm fe­di­verse wa­ters too, sim­ply be­cause the cor­po­rate web sucks so hard at this point any­way and i'd like to ac­cel­er­ate its death a lit­tle bit.

So right now you can find me at these ad­di­tion­al places:
@groschi@elefant.onetwoxu.de
@12xu@elefant.onetwoxu.de

If you want a user ac­count on elefant.onetwoxu.de, just tell me via the con­tact form… but be aware that this piece of shit might not be 100% sta­ble yet, def­i­nite­ly needs a bit of fine tun­ing and you're ba­si­cal­ly be­com­ing my guinea pig if you dare to reg­is­ter. That thing could ex­plode at any mo­ment.
Thus, un­til i have that stuff un­der con­trol, i'd rather rec­om­mend you reg­is­ter an ac­count on the mu­sic-themed linernotes.club in­stance - or any oth­er inc­tance whose user base, themes and poli­cies ap­peal to you. Mastodon al­lows you to move your ac­count some­where else at any point, just in case stuff didn't work out for you.

12XU current state of affairs…

Ar­rived at my new cave, re­tained most of my san­i­ty. Fi­nal­ly able to re­lax. Ass on my couch and music's run­ning again, too. This week i'm plow­ing through all the good noise i've missed in re­cent weeks. Prob­a­bly way to much to post here, so what i don't man­age to get crammed in here will prob­a­bly end up on a new Verspan­nungskas­sette-Mix­tape. The blog ma­chine should be rolling again by next week.

In case you haven't noticed already…

…12XU is tak­ing a break right now and will con­tin­ue to do so for an­oth­er 2-3 weeks. This is for the sim­ple rea­son that i'm re­lo­cat­ing to some small and cozy shack just across the Rhine riv­er, a few miles deep­er in­side the busy Ruhr area. Now i need to get some shit done and since get­ting shit done ain't ex­act­ly my forte (and al­so to pro­tect my own men­tal health, which has be­come a rather frag­ile moth­er­fuck­er in re­cent times), i'll take all the time i need and let this blog hi­ber­nate for the time be­ing. To sat­is­fy your ad­dic­tion, you might wan­na check out some oth­er higly rec­om­mend­ed places in the mean­time. 12XU will re­sume reg­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ty some­time around late Feb­ru­ary, or ear­ly March at the very lat­est. See you noise cow­boy!

Yet another channel…

The old 12XU spo­ti­fy playlist is long dead, so now i'm un­der­tak­ing a sec­ond, more se­ri­ous at­tempt with songs rough­ly di­vid­ed in­to three playlists of new shit, old­er crap and clas­sic di­ar­rhea. Since the spo­ti­fy cat­a­logue ap­pears to im­prove over time - more than half the songs i im­port­ed were avail­able this time, hur­rah! - this might even start to make a bit of sense.

To start with, this is based on an au­to­mat­ic im­port of 12XU Radio's playlists, which i then tried to purge of false match­es. So please be pre­pared for a few du­pli­cates, re­dun­dan­cies and oth­er scary stuff i might have missed.

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