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July 18, 2007

I survived Roskilde 2007

by Thorendal

Too much to tell so I will illustrate with a picture that says it all…

Thanks to Rikke, Trine, Malene, and Tanja for a fantastic festival!

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June 26, 2007

Justin, my Justin

by Thorendal

So Saturday was the night where a hole lot of young girls hearts was beating a little faster than normal. Saturday was the night that Justin Timberlake has found his way to Copenhagen to play at Parken.

No wonder!

Apparently there was a big difference around Parken how the show was perceived, as a lot of the onew who were sitting down had a poor sound compared to the ones there were standing. From where we were standing both the sound and view was excellent! The scene was working perfectly, and so did the two huge screens in the corners of Parken.

I must admit I was well surprised of how good the concert was, and for how long it lasted. A good two hours, and Timberland was entertaining for a period in the middle, which I in contrast to the oress found pretty amazing. At least if one thinks about the alternative of bright light and complete silence.
This concert can be counted amongst the four best concerts I have experienced in Parken!

My impression of Justin this evening is, that he gave absolutely what he had in him, he was runing around on the big stage, did quite a lot of talking to the audience which I must give him credit for as I think it is fairly rare on these kinds of concerts. And as the sound was ever to close to perfect, it was actually possible to understand what he said. He played hit on hit on hit and did a bit of entertaining on piano and guitar.

All in all it was pure pleasure for the eye and the ear. If you weren’t there you missed out on an excellent concert!

Thanks to Mette and Tanja for a really nice evening, we will also remember this day because of Mormor.

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May 26, 2007

Sondre Lerche - the boy who became man

by Thorendal

I am not quite sure when exactly I heard Sondre Lerche’s radio hit “Two way monologue”, but it is some years ago. After that song I heard a few other tracks, which I don’t remember. My impression of Sondre Lerche’s music has been that is was melodic pop music, not challenging in any way, just sweet ok pop music.
Then I observed some time ago, that he was going to visit Denmark, and I checked up on what had happened to him over the last couple of years, and discovered that he had released a crooner-inspired album not too long ago. Now crooner music is nothing less than fantastic, but one must have a lot of character to perform it well, and live-experience as well - in my opinion. Sondre Lerche is around 24 years old, he has made music for many years by now. He even played at the Roskilde Festival back in 2002 where he was compared to Beck. But, he does not have the stature of an experience crooner.
Anyhow I am always up for a concert, so I took it with an open mind, hoped for the best, and that he would play some of the old music.

I must admit I was well surprised to hear that the style he has taken in was rather brit-pop inspired. We discussed it, the girls I was with and I, and I seemed to be the only one who thought that is was britt-pop like, but there is no doubt at all that it was a very grown up sound. It was quite noisy and had long incoherent guitar solos and too many changes in rhythm put into one song. It was ok, not fantastic but ok. There was only a number or two in tho “old” style, which was a shame.

For the first time I have experienced imperfect sound in Vega, there was way too much bass. Nevertheless overall it was a fine evening, it is always fantastic to go to concerts!
Thanks to kusine and Karen for a fun evening out.

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May 21, 2007

Release party

by Thorendal

Today I went to my first REAL release party for “Pligten Kalder” at Märkbar. It was the best way ever to start of a normal week in May. Torben Steno, Kristine Algot, and Johan Olsen are the people behind this new ep, which was released today. It contains five songs, and all of them in Danish.
It was really nice very Copenhagen-like-songs and had both depth and soul to it. And I can strongly recommend this record.

Anyhow, thanks to Birgitte for spending this nice Monday evening with me!

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