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March 27, 2006

The 4 baton

by Thorendal

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Ok, so I was challenged by my sister in this baton. It has been around Denmark for some time, and is originally done in Danish. I will do it in English as it is my prefered language on my blog.

So here we go the 4-baton…

4 jobs I have had

- Waitress in Iscaféen, Lyngby Storcenter. I probably served you an ice cream at some point. I haded it, and I was not very good at it either.

- McDonald’s, Roskilde and Brighton. My time in Roskilde was ever so fun, amazing concept they have created with the hole McDonald’s spirit. The same cannot be said about my time in the marina in Brighton - don’t eat there if you ever come by!

- English teacher, private tutor. One of the most rewarding things I have ever done was teaching an 11-year old girl in English for about 8 months.

- IT consultant in H:S, Copenhagen. Ihave the best job ever in my present job. I have fantastic colleagues, interesting task to do, challenging things to learn, and very good conditions.

4 films I can watch over and over again

- Sound of music. I will never ever get tired of it. I have the soundtrack on vinyl and it was the first dvd I bought (not that I have many, but still)

- The Ice storm. A fantastic and very beautiful film. So strong and intrusive in the best way. And it never hurts that it is the master, David Bowie, who made the soundtrack.

- Birth. Wierd film which I have only got to know. Bizarre and yet so simple. Really beautiful film.

- Terkel i knibe. Humour and ever so up tp date with the young generation (what do I know about that!). Anders Matthesen is a genius.

4 places I have lived

- Virum. My childhood and some of my youth. Nice place.

- Nybrogård Kollegiet. Moved there in 91. Had a fantastic time there during the three years and some I lived there. But I was done with the dorm after that!

- Vancouver. Been there done that for a very short period. I have never met so many superficial people in my hole life as I did in those 7 weeks.

- Nørrebro. Still live here, and will for a while. I have just (well last Summer that was) bought a second flat that I have put together with my old one. I have got an amazing flat now!

4 tv-shows I love

- Harry Enfield and Chums. British humour when it is best! I am ever so devastated that his shows have not been released on dvd.

- EastEnders. Need I say more - I am a sad cow!

- That 70’s show. I am not religious about it, but it is actually pretty funny.

- The vicar of Dibley. Dawn French is one of the funniest British women. This show proves that!

4 places I have been on holiday

- Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Amazing, I really would like to go back. Went there for a weekend some years back with my friend Birgitte, but a weekend is not enough at all.

- New York. When I marry rich I can be found there often!

- Skt. Petersborg. Really really beautiful city. I would love to explore more of the city.

- Brighton. I love England and need to go back soon.

4 websites I visit daily

- www.politikken.dk. Can’t breath if I don’t visit that site at least 10 times a day.

- www.gaffa.dk. Need to keep my self up tp date with what happens in the Danish music scene.

- www.nme.com. Yes well there is a music scene outside Denmark.

- http://docopenhagen.blogspot.com/. Amazing what music these guys can dig up.

4 favorite eatings

- Liquorice. Cannot survive without salty liquorice.

- Chestnuts. Baked in the oven. An absolut must have in the Fall.

- Leek and potatoe soup. Love it and could live on it.

- Strawberry milkshakes. Yum yum yum!

4 places I’d rather be right now

- On a warm and sunny beach somewhere

- On a warm and sunny beach somewhere

- On a warm and sunny beach somewhere

- Yeah, wouldn’t you like to know…

4 bloggers I tag (if they want to play along with this game)

NO ONE! Don’t know anyone who would use time on this (but let me know if you would, and I will pass it on to you).

I think my sister will be proud that I have actually done this post.

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March 17, 2006

Guru in Amager Bio

by Thorendal

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Last night I dragged Malene to Amager Bio to hear Guru. I had the luck back in March 2001 to experience the master in Vega, and I was thrilled! So obvious I was looking forward to this concert this time in Amager Bio (he was in Denmark about a year ago with his solo stuff). It has to be stated that Guru has not come out with a new jazzmatazz album since back around then with the third album, Street Soul. But he told us last night that an album will come out in the Fall of 2006, which I will look very much forward to.

Anyways, it was a some what wierd evening last night as he played one or two numbers that I knew. I had expected to hear quite a lot from the Jazzmatazz albums, and it was disappointing that he only played one track from them.
Guru is also a part of the band called Gang Starr which was what we were offered last night. Gang Starr is what I would define as pretty hardcore hip hop music, which as such is really cool, but as I was expecting more jazzmatazz it gets a bit dull to listen to.
Besides that it was clear to me that either the American audience or the hip hop scene in general loves spoken clichés and focuses less on how the music part of a concert is. I don’t think that the concert contained enough music compared to what I usually experience out and about.

Then again, all concerts are an experience, and this one was fairly cheep, so I have absolutely nothing to complain about - and best of all, I had Malene there with me to make my evening fantastic!

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March 10, 2006

We were there - but where were Kaiser Chiefs

by Thorendal

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This was a concert I have really been looking forward to! Last September Malene and I went to the Kaiser Chiefs concert in Vega, and that was one of the most amazing concerts I have ever been to. I have indeed never been to a concert with so much energy in it before. So obvious last night we were looking forward to it with the expectation that this concert would be a some what similar gift for our ears and eyes.

I can say nothing but: It was not!

There has been a lot of writing in several music magazines about Ricky, the singer in the band, collapsed a while ago because of a too hectic tour program. And I am not surprised. The energy that that man can push over the edge of the stage is truely impressing. But sadly that energy has gone - and may I say completely! Malene and I had the expirience that it was a totally different band that we went to see last night, and that was very disappointing of course. The music was played just as well and energetic as last time, but this time the 75 minutes of concert didn’t feel a second longer than 75 minutes. Last time I think the concert lasted around an hour but felt like the double.

I do think though that it is about time for the five lads from Leeds to go back into the studio and record some more music. This was actually their third time in Copenhagen in a year with only one album out. It is impressive that they can still play concerts with such a small repertoire. But for the same reason it must be time for new stuff. We can only look forward for the rumour to begin about that.

Nevertheless I had a fantastic evening cause I do really like their music. So thank you to Malene, my Sister, Mette, Kåre, Per, René and CJ for a great night out!

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