Thursday, March 30, 2006

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Back from a small visit to my friend Morten and his charming family in Viborg, Jutland (roughly the Danish equivalent to Scotland)

I also found time to visit another locally residing power-artiste - René Schmidt
Finishing off with some ladies handball semi-finals (this was first time I attended a sports event since 1991...) I returned to Copenhagen by train in the pleasant company of my friend Henrik.

It's good to go somewhere else now and then, and you can check my Flickr account for photos from the trip (and check Morten's new Flickr account for his photos)

Phriends! Photos! Thrainrhydes!
- man, am I living it!
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Friday, March 24, 2006

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Tony Oursler is visiting Denmark and exibiting at Gallery Gammel Strand
I remember discovering his inspiring work ten years ago in London - one of the few greats of Video Art, who has also done a lot of "crossover" work with musicians like David Bowie and Sonic Youth.
Check out some of his early work at The Video Data Bank

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Thursday, March 23, 2006

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My part of the World on a wednesday, March 2006.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

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Recently even leading Danish business men and right-wing politicians are saying that the Danish Peoples Party (not my people) are too disrespectful in the way they address immigrants and refugees.
At the same time the DPP is the party of choice for poor people on welfare and the elderly.

All we need now is a nice fat recession to create a lot of disillusioned Danes who lost their homes, jobs, families, etc.

Der jude ist schuld!
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Friday, March 17, 2006

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Well, not much to say at the moment so how about some cute Chinese Stewardesses...

BTW: A French artist I know informs me he read in a French newspaper that right now more foreigners are leaving The (wrong) Peoples Republic of Denmark than entering The Royal Demagogue-cratic State of Denmark

So what's all the noise about then? - you made it:

NOBODY WANTS US ANYMORE!

I wonder if there's a name for this particular brand of national psychosis.
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Thursday, March 16, 2006

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A spin off from my recent interest in Antony & The Johnsons was the discovery of fashion designer and performance artist Leigh Bowery.

The 7 Ft. tall gay Australian who died from AIDS related pneumonia in 1994, was probably one of the most outrageous figures to have stood in front of a camera or walked the floors of a club.

See the pics
Read the story

Listen to his band "Minty" (described by the British tabloid The Sun as "the sickest band in Britain")

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Sunday, March 12, 2006

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After watching them on Swedish TV last night, there's little left to say other than; of course I'm an Antony and The Johnsons fan too...

Dig the animated video The Lake

Dig This 27 minute interview (scroll to the bottom of the page)
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Thursday, March 09, 2006

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"Sorry, it's black jeans and hatchets only tonight..."

Finished reading The Lords of Chaos, a journey into the absurd world of Norwegian Black Metal.

I can recommend this highly entertaining book if you have an interest in the subject, never felt completely secure in the company of Norwegians, or just want to know why the Social Democratic welfare states of Scandinavia might not have all the answers after all.

If you want an appetizer, you can check out the world of Varg Vikernes and his one-man band Burzum
Mr. Vikernes is better known as "Count Grishnackh" and you can read Lords of Chaos to find out who he is...

Alternately you can read about Burzum and Vikernes at wikipedia
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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

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International Women's Day today

(In my country it is often referred to as The International Women's Day of Struggle, don't forget to struggle girls!)
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Thursday, March 02, 2006

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The Anti-Nowhere League

"...fronted by a codpiece-wearing goon of a lead singer with questionable personal hygiene who went by the name Animal, the League somehow managed to release one vulgar, loud, stupid, funny, thoroughly great EP, but hung around like a bunch of talentless louts who never got the message to clear off..."
From Allmusic.com


Yes, you guessed it; I was a fan of after I borrowed their first release from a highschool friend back in 84-85' (liked the equally low brow beer-punks GBH too...)

Check the website of their lead singer Animal and read the full story of another forgotten band.

(loud boos and hissing)
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