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Interview with Gary Moore

Date: 2004 05 19

Just back from a one hour interview with guitarist Gary Moore. His new album, Power Of The Blues (BMG), will be released this summer.

 
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Map for fans of The Simpsons

Date: 2004 05 25

Dumb, fun or a little of both? A couple of students have put together a map of Springfield, home of The Simpsons.

 
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Sony takes home two TIPA-awards

Date: 2004 06 03

Sony's digital camera Cyber-shot T1 have just been named "Best Digital Compact Consumer Camera in Europe" by TIPA – Technical Image Press Association.

Their camcorder Sony DSR-PD170 was awarded the title "Europe's Best Professional Camcorder" due to its rare combination of "professional performance" and "consumer price".

Click here for more info about TIPA
Click here for more info about Sony

 
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Ray Charles is dead at 73

Date: 2004 06 10

Ray Charles died today at his home in Beverly Hills. For more than 50 years Mr. Charles helped shape popular music into what it is today. During his long career he influenced artists as varied as Elvis Presley, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Aretha Franklin, and many, many more. All in all he won a dozen Grammy awards for his recordings and he toured right up until last year, when hip surgery forced him to cancel a string of dates. According to his publicity agent, the cause of death is reported to be complications of liver disease.
/Douglas Norström

 
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Interview with designer Pierre Cardin

Date: 2004 06 22

During a hectic 30 minutes fashion designer Pierre Cardin gave a tour of his private residence in the south of France. An interview will be ready for publication within a couple of weeks.

 
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Interview with YES and Rick Wakeman

Date: 2004 06 26

A three page interview with pianist Rick Wakeman and the progressive rock group YES can now be found in the June issue of Swedish magazine Hifi & Musik. Rick Wakeman has played with David Bowie (Spiders From Mars), Black Sabbath and Elton John among many others.

 
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TV-series out on DVD

Date: 2004 07 06

Reviews of the fresh outta the oven DVD-releases of Magnum P.I., Columbo, Frasier - Season 2, Cheers - Season 2 and C.S.I. - Season 1 can be found in todays issue of daily newspaper Upsala Nya Tidning.

 
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Article about 7.1-channel surround sound

Date: 2004 07 09

A tech article of ours concerning 7.1-channel surround sound can be found in the current issue of Swedish magazine Allt om DVD ("All about DVD"). There we also recommend four 7.1-amp's from Sony, Yamaha, Harman Kardon and Denon.

 
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The world of Troma is one weird place

Date: 2004 07 09

A full page article about cult movie company TROMA and its founder Lloyd Kaufman can be found in this months issue of Swedish magazine Allt om DVD. In connection with the article we also review classic Troma-titles such as The Toxic Avenger, Chopper Chicks In Zombietown and Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D..

 
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Douglaz interviews Stevie Wonder

Date: 2004 07 16

Stevie Wonder has sold over 75 million albums, won 22 Grammys, received one Academy Award and made the world a whole lot happier thru his music. Douglas Norström has just done an interview that'll be ready for publication within hours. Please check back to find out where.

 
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Asian movies are getting ever more popular in Scandinavia

Date: 2004 07 13

Asian movies are getting more and more popular in Scandinavia. We've written an article about it in todays issue of daily newspaper Upsala Nya Tidning.

 
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Stevie Wonder in the media

Date: 2004 07 17

An interview with Stevie Wonder was published in today's issue of newspaper Upsala Nya Tidning.

 
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Review of Stevie Wonder in Stockholm

Date: 2004 07 19

Check out today's issue of Swedish newspaper Upsala Nya Tidning for a review of Stevie Wonders concert in Stockholm, Sweden (2004-07-17).

 
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Article about DVD box sets

Date: 2004 07 20

An article about DVD box sets can be found in Upsala Nya Tidning today.

 
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Movie article in Upsala Nya Tidning

Date: 2004 07 27

Check out today's issue of newspaper Upsala Nya Tidning for a brand new article about hot DVD's.

 
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Check out the latest Hifi & Musik

Date: 2004 07 20

douglaz.com recently met with US rock star Glenn Danzig to talk about music, horror flicks and comic books. Read all about it in the latest issue of Swedish magazine Hifi & Musik.

 
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"The #1 Show of All Time"

Date: 2004 09 20

Earlier today Universal announced that the hit sitcom Seinfeld will indeed be released on DVD before the end of this year. The first two (complete) seasons are set to hit stores in late November. All 18 episodes have been digitally remastered and there is going to be plenty of extras featuring interviews and documentaries.

 
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Sony Releases 7.2 Megapixel Compact Camera

Date: 2004 09 10

(Only in Swedish)
Sony lanserar nu en kompakt kamera konstruerad för en aktiv vardag och som samtidigt bygger på toppkvalitet i både optik och elektronik. DSC-P150 kan ta bilder med hela 7,2 megapixel – den högsta upplösningen hittills för kameror i den kompakta Cyber-shot-serien. Inbyggt i kamerans aluminiumchassi finns ett 3x Vario-Tessar zoomobjektiv från optiktillverkaren Carl Zeiss.

Med P150 får våra kunder helt enkelt en perfekt kamera, som på en rad områden fullt ut matchar våra toppmodeller, säger Stefan Andersson, produktchef på Sony.

Bland finesserna märks: Fjärrkontroll för bildvisning på TV, USB 2.0 för snabb överföring av bilderna och PictBridge-stöd, vilket gör det möjligt att ansluta kameran direkt till vissa skrivare utan att behöva gå via en PC. (Ca pris: 5 700 kr inkl. moms)

 
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Canon's new line of printers

Date: 2004 08 05

(Only in Swedish)
Inom kort lanserar Canon en rad nya bläckstråleskrivare och plötsligt ser Apple ut att ha fått konkurrens vad gäller välartad industridesign. Mest aptitretande är modellerna iP4000 och iP3000 i den nya skrivar- och multifunktionsserien PIXMA.

En ny sorts skrivhuvud med en upplösning på 4800 x 1200 och droppvolym på 2 pl ger fotoutskrifter av hög kvalitet. Dessutom är de båda modellerna extremt snabba med utskriftshastigheter upp till 25 resp. 22 sidor per minut. För färgutskrifter gäller 17 resp. 15 sidor/min. Största köpargumentet är nog dock designen - istället för en grå styggelse, går det nu att möblera med skrivaren utan att den sticker i ögonen.

Den radikalt nya designen visar Canons uppfattning av konsumenternas preferenser för produkter som utmärker sig i både utseende och funktion, säger Magnus Nilsson, produktchef för skrivare och scanners hos Canon Svenska AB.

Bland finesserna märks: PictBridge-stöd för direktanslutning till kompatibla digitalkameror; En omfattande svit programvaror för att skapa t ex fotoalbum; Bläckpatroner där varje färg lagras i en separat utbytbar patron vilket ger ekonomiska fördelar; CD Label Print som möjliggör utskrift direkt på skrivbara CD-R och DVD utan behov av etiketter.

PIXMA iP4000 och iP3000 finns i butik från och med september 2004. Pris inkl moms: 1500 kr respektive 1700 kr

 
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Jazz radio on the Internet

Date: 2004 09 20

KRML radio relocates to Carmel-by-the-sea and the Eastwood building. The building became famous in the 1970's through Clint Eastwood's directorial debut and starring role as KRML radio host Dave Garver in the thriller "Play Misty for Me".

- KRML has long been a legacy on the Peninsula because of its commitment to a 24-hour broadcast schedule of world-class jazz and blues for the Monterey Bay audience. Now, as we move to the heart of Carmel, we intend to establish a global presence for KRML and Carmel through the power of Internet radio. Soon, live audio will be streaming through KRML's website (www.krmlradio.com) and other Internet portals, says David Kimball, long-time KRML radio personality.

KRML's companion, The Jazz and Blues Company Store and Gallery, will also introduce new merchandise and showcase a "Collectors Corner" featuring rare out-of-print "virgin" vinyl recordings from the vaults of affiliated Black-Hawk Records, plus an expanded selection of thousands of hard-to-find jazz and blues CD's.

 

 
 
 

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