The Frying Dutchman – Live at the Punter Club – July ’95

Some might describe The Frying Dutchman as one of the greatest unsigned bands doing the indie scene back in 1995, but they’re probably former members and most definitely lying.

Anyway, some time ago I got a Tevion “USB Hi-Speed DVD Maker” from Aldi and on the weekend I finally managed to make the stupid thing work thanks to some freeware I downloaded off the net. The software that came with wouldn’t record squat.

So, here’s six-and-a-half minutes of The Frying Dutchman’s one and only performance, live at the Punters Club back in 1995 as part of the RMIT heats for the National Campus Band Competition… that year Jebediah took out national honours.

The Frying Dutchman – Live at the Punters Club – 1995 from kekoc on Vimeo.

Happy Binary Day – 10.01.11

There are 10 types of people in the world: Those who understand binary and those that don’t.

Today is the second binary day of the year. The second of nine. There were nine last year too. There also were nine back in 2001 and nine in 2000… so today is the 29th binary day of the century (taking 2000 as the first year… some would argue that it was in fact the last of the previous, but let’s not get hung up on semantics). Twenty-nine such days in little over a decade would suggest it’s not all that special, but when you allow for the fact that after the last binary day this year on 11th of November (11.11.11) there won’t be another binary day for 88 years and 40 days… not until the first day of the year 2100 will be see another. So, 36 binary days each century does make it something worth celebrating.

What makes it especially worthy of celebrating for me personally is it happens to be my daughter’s first birthday. Yes, she happens to turn 1 on a binary day, after having been born on a binary day… i.e. was 0 and 1 on binary days… binary ages on binary days… while her 10th and 11th birthday’s won’t coincide with binary days, if she has the good fortune to make it to 100 or even 101, she’ll no doubt be one of very few binary baba’s (i.e. Ukrainian for grandmother), after having been a binary newborn.

So… anyway, if you’ve missed binary day today, I suggest you make the most of the next 7 this year, even if it doesn’t coincide with your child’s birthday… after all, there’s a good chance we won’t be around to celebrate them after this year.

Ten Years of Blogging

Today marks not only the first day of 2011, but also the tenth anniversary of me blogging. Yes, ten years ago, using blogger, I posted the following gems:

Welcome to the world that is my mind. This trip should not last too long :)

Finally, I’ve got around to getting a weblog (ie. “blog”) together. Before I get into things, I’ll just lay down the rules for myself and for you, “Joe Public”. The purpose of this site is to provide an outlet for my thoughts and a location that family and friends can come and find out the latest “going-ons” in the lives of the Kekoc family.

This initial “blog” will be a short one, as I am not all too sure of whether it will work and would rather not waste too much time if it doesn’t. If it does work I “intend” to make regular updates of the blog and hope it will prove to be a useful point of reference for family and friends.

With all that said, here goes – TIME TO PUBLISH !

soon followed by

It Worked !!

Well, until I get some time to change the look of the page, the generic page will have to do.

First of all, well its not first really as this is technically the second post, but it is the first post that I’m doing with the knowledge that it will work…anyhow, I’d like to say Happy New Year to Everyone, especially my new son Michael, his beautiful sister and MY Precious daughter Tatiana, and my beautiful and loving wife Michele. I love you all.

and then later that night

Okay, so I should be in bed and trying to get some sleep before I go back to work after ten days off. Instead I’m online finding delightful sites such as – it’s a beautiful blog

So… nothing really worthy of comment, but nonetheless, it marked the first day of my blogging experience.

Here’s hoping I’m a little more dedicated to my blog in 2011 than I have been in recent years.