martes, 28 de octubre de 2008

Taito SJ rom swap: success!

Last night, I burned the Water Ski romset on 13 eproms. Took my bootleg Elevator Action board, took away the eproms, and put the new Water Ski eproms on the board.

Guess works! Now I have a Water Ski working on my bootleg Elevator Action board.

More details on the way...

martes, 21 de octubre de 2008

Everything's Connected (Pt. II)

By the middle of the 90's, in the middle of a tv zapping, I was hooked with a scene of a movie that featured a spaceship exploding in the air, with a terrific score on the background. I waited for the ending credits, and after a little research, I discovered the movie excerpt I saw was the ending of Godfrey Reggio's 1982 movie Koyaanisqatsi, and the background music was made by a guy named Phillip Glass.

By the end of the 90's I was hooked on Aphex Twin music, and on Chris Cunningham videoclips. I had access to several AFX albums, and I caught my ear on some piano-only tracks, those were pretty interesting, and very different to the rest of the album. One of those tracks I liked the most was "Icct Hedral", and some time later I discovered that track was orchestrated by Phillip Glass himself...

(Left, Glass. Right, James).

By the same time I was hooked on Aphex Twin, I had the chance to see on TV some excerpts of a very interesting documentary named "Baraka". After researching I discovered it was directed by Ron Fricke, who was the cinematographer of...Koyaanisqatsi.


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lunes, 20 de octubre de 2008

Everything's Connected

By 1984, maybe a couple of years before, I got my hands on the "Views" book by Roger Dean, terric art and drawings. Very inspiring. To this day, I recognise drawings made by Dean on 70's album cover art, it's really one-of-a-kind.
By 1984-85 I had the chance to listen to Jelly Bean Benitez's "The Mexican". I was immediately caught by the breaks and beats. I love that song.
Recently I made an internet reserch on "The Mexican", and I discovered that it was not a JB song. It was a song by a 70's english band named "Babe Ruth", and that JB re-made the song, and hired original vocalist Janita Haan to re-sing the song. The song appeared on the BR's "First Base" album, that featured, to my surprise, cover art by Roger Dean...

viernes, 17 de octubre de 2008


Here are the Vpp for various EPROMs I was able to burn using my "Dual Power Willem Universal EPROM Programmer" sold by

1.- Hitachi HN462732G

Vpp = 25V


Vpp = 21V

3.- Intel D2732A

Vpp =

4.- NEC D2732D

Vpp = 21V

5.- Toshiba TMM2732D

Vpp = 25V

More on the way.