Tag: Offtopic


Kudos to Way Out West press chief Joel Borg for calling bullshit on Swedish newspaper GT's crass anti-vegetarian meat party: http://www.dagensmedia.se/nyheter/pr/article3518797.ece
I'm not one to so quickly invoke Godwin's Law, but fuck them for making light of a serious issue.

Converge - Wolverine blues

Slightly OT, but probably of interest to many: check out Converge covering Entombed's classic "Wolverine blues" with guest vocals from Tomas Lindberg of At the Gates, Aaron Turner of Isis and more. It's not exactly what I'd call "good", but I'm sure a good time was had by all.

Kugelberg on Swedish pizza

Midsummer means a slow news day, so here's an article from notorious record collector/art curator Johan Kugelberg on Swedish pizza: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/johan-kugelberg/swedish-pizza_b_1608146.html

NYT on the many voices of Sweden

Off-topic, but interesting: The New York Times reports on Sweden's experiment of lending out the @Sweden Twitter account to a random person every week: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/11/world/europe/many-voices-of-sweden-via-twitter.html

Turn me off, damn you

Not music-related, but worth mentioning: Norwegian film "Turn Me On, Dammit!" ("Få meg på, for faen") was pulled from the upcoming schedule at a theater in Tuscaloosa, AL following complaints from local clergy who, mind you, have not seen the film and are objecting to it based solely on their impression of the trailer and their understanding of the premise: http://www.al.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2012/06/norwegian_director_responds_to.html
Go America!

If I have to remind you to vote today, you shouldn't be voting in the first place.

Does anyone out there have an email address for Magnus Haglund at Göteborgs-Posten?

Watch news footage from San Diego featuring an abandoned drug boat being washed ashore with commentary from Turbonegro bassist Happy Tom who just happened to be on the scene: http://www.kusi.com/home/17993667.html?video=YHI&t=a

OT: I already knew it, but now Swedish scientists have confirmed it- drummers are smarter than the average bloke: http://www.thelocal.se/11186/20080417/

Totally OT, but amusing: The Gävle Christmas Goat has a blog (and webcam): http://www.merjuligavle.se/merjuligavle/mjig_sida.aspx?id=147
Will he be a victim of arson this year?

Kinda OT, but anyhoo: Kindercore act Ruby Isle are covering the top track from Elbo.ws every week for some undefined period and the current track just happens to "Aly, walk with me" from The Raveonettes. Check it out: http://kindercore.com/words/2007/11/28/ruby-isle-vs-elbows-week-2-raveonettes-aly-walk-with-me/

Looks like there's trouble a-brewin' over at Dagensskiva: http://dagensskiva.com/2007/11/26/dagensskivacom-och-kal-strom-polisanmalt/

The Swedish Film Institute has named Roy Andersson's film "Du levande" ("You, the living") as this year's contender for the Best Foreign Language category of the Academy Awards: http://www.thelocal.se/8601/20070925/
View a short clip at YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxonYRUX4NE