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December 1, 2005

Franz Ferdinand in London

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Tonight I went to the Franz Ferdinand concert in London where they were playing in Alexandria. First of all I have to say that there were some pretty cool waming up - two bands The Rakes and the Editors. Mainly the last band was interesting. But when Franz Ferdinand went on stage the hole audience went into a complete party mood. I am not quite sure I have ever experienced an audience that was so much up for an evening of good music. There was such an amazing buzz in the audience!
Anyways Franz Ferdinand delivered a fantastic 75 minutes long concert. Full of energy and an absolutly amazing stage and stage show! I have indeed never seen such a beautiful stage with everything from the lightning to decoration and to a camera following everything around on the stage and casting it on three screens in the hall. It was filmed in B/W and with a bit of delay - it looked like something that had been taken out of a music video from the sixties - really really cool!
I don’t know a lot of their music but it was defintely not needed to have a really good concert experience. British people know how to have a party and that made it all so much more fun.

In total we had about two and a half hours of live music which was fantastic! I can strongly recommend to get hold of tickets for their tour. Thanks to Nick for inviting me and for making my evening fantastic!

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September 7, 2005


by Thorendal

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Well I guess I have to admit, that that I am a sad cow because one of my favorite tv shows is EastEnders. It is possible to watch the show from BBC Prime.
The show started out 20 years ago, in 1985. I have been following the show since the fall of 1996 - God I am a sad person, but apparently I cannot help it, so no need to be ashamed about it.

The show was shown on Danish tv a few years ago, but it never really was succesful in Denmark. I don’t quite get why the Danish Radio (which distribute the national television as well) bought really old episodes. Either you buy the show from episode one or the very up to date episodes!
Never the less, the show was shown early afternoon which made it impossible as well to watch it. What a luck I had seen the episodes anyways (-:

Story line
Most of the action takes place around Albert Square and the Queen Vic, which is a the pub ( the red square in the middle)

Albert Square

It is pretty amazing how many terrible things that happens in Albert Square; Murder, kidnapping, drug addiction, robbery, homeless people, weddings, seperations and divorces, prostitution, assults and so on. But hey, I am still watching it - sad sad me! I even recieve the newsletter from the show.

I miss some of the characters that has been in the show some years ago. When I just started whatching the show Tiffany, Grant, Simon, Cindy, Bianca, Tony, Phill and the like was on the show…that was good times. But I really do miss Grant and Phill, the Jacksons, and Anthony and Paul Trueman, Mel, and many many more. My favorits has through the years very often been the cheeky and disobedient ones.

Some of the characters, a picture from 2003


The show is on Monday to Thursday at 19:30, and then the omnibus is on in the afternoon on Sundays. Unless you already know the show, I actually doubt you will like it.

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June 9, 2005

British comedy

by Thorendal

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I am a big fan of British comedy. My all time favorit must be the Harry Enfield and chums show. I have watched that show over and over again. There are so many funny sketches in the show, that only thinking about it makes me laugh - maybe that says more about me than the show - I don’t know really.

Harry Enfield and chums Harry Enfield and chums

I haven’t seen it for a while, but they do show it on BBC Prime in periodes. They show a lot of fantastic British comedy, so if you should have a favorite or just a craving for a laugh - have a look there…you might just be lucky.

Other really funny shows are:

Father Ted - I have never seen that one on BBC Prime though, only on a Danish channel years ago.

Murder most horrid - Fantastic and bizarre - I love Dawn French!

The vicar of Dibley - Well Dawn French again, and other ever so lame character - amazing!

The comic strip - Back in around 1980 a lot of the Bristish comedians that we know and see today were starting out in this show. I have never seen it on BBC Prime though.

AbFab - We all know this show…

The fast show - Fabulous sketches.

Only fools and horses - An old show but a sure winner! And who would have thought that Sir David Jason (the guy from the ‘Frost’ crime series on tv) once were a comedian!

…and probably many many more.

I cannot imagine that I will ever get tired of those shows, I just need to get a hold of them on dvd. That would make a perfect weekend in front of the telly!

Filed under Ode to the UK at 5:08 pm

May 9, 2005

Fabulous Radio

by Thorendal

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I need to spread the word about my favorite radio show: Adil Ray - which is on every week night from 11pm til 1:30am (Danish time). The show is just one of many shows on the Asian Network on BBC, and many of the are definitely worth checking out!
You can find all the programs from the last week online as well on the website.



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