The Changing Seasons: January 2018

I’m no longer hosting this challenge that I started, Su Leslie is the host this year, so now I’m only participating.

 

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The Changing Seasons: December 2017

Here we are: it’s the end of December and the last time I will be hosting this challenge that I started 3 years ago.

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New Musical Adventures

Photo: Lily Clic Photographie

I figured I’d give you a little peek on what I’ve been doing lately. For a while I’ve been working on my music: recorded a few songs, played them live here & there and uploaded them to YouTube. Today I also created a Facebook page, so feel free to follow me on either platforms: Facebook and/or YouTube (don’t be afraid to click “like” or “subscribe”). No obligations though. The Facebook page is a public site, so you don’t have to register at Facebook in order to see it. There’s not much on there yet, but hopefully I’ll have more material to share in the not too distant future.

My new material will also be available for streaming on several platforms shortly, but it’s a process that takes some time. One of the songs I’ve uploaded has English lyrics, there’s one instrumental and the rest are in Norwegian.

Old, Norse Warrior

Here’s more from my «Mannequin & Music» project.

This mannequin is an old, viking warrior, so I thought it’s suitable to pair him with some Norwegian Black Metal music. Black metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music and Norway’s largest ‘cultural export’.

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This band is called Taake (fog/mist) and the song is called Orkan (hurricane)

If you want to experience Taake live, they’ll be playing at the Black Music festival in Oslo in March.  For more info, check out www.infernofestival.net
More info on Taake here: taake.svartekunst.no

Inspector ’71

Mannequins & Music. The combination continues.

Inspector '71

Inspector ’71

Inspector ’71 is the title of another tune by the Norwegian band Kåre & The Cavemen.

Mannequin comes from the French word mannequin, which had acquired the meaning “an artist’s jointed model”, which in turn came from the Middle Dutch word manneken, meaning “little man, figurine”

Mannequins & Music:

Feel free to join in on the Music & Mannequins days by posting your own mannequin photo.

Hey! Mr. Wild Guitar!

It’ll be mannequin time for a while here in the blog!

Mannequin comes from the French word mannequin, which had acquired the meaning “an artist’s jointed model”, which in turn came from the Middle Dutch word manneken, meaning “little man, figurine”

Hey! Mr. Wild Guitar!

Hey! Mr. Wild Guitar!

«Hey! Mr Wild Guitar!» is a song by the Norwegian 1990’s band Kåre & The Cavemen.

Feel free to join the mannequin party by posting your own mannequin photo (together with a quote from a song).

Other Entries:

We are looking in on you now what do you think you can do now – thefutureispapiermache.wordpress.com
I don’t know why she’d see me – cardinalguzman.wordpress.com

Abandoned – music and photo

Here’s another one of my songs. This one is called «Forlatt», which means abandoned / left behind. This song was recorded at a jam session with Knut & Even. I’ve added the lyrics in Norwegian with an English translation.

Norwegian lyrics – Forlatt:

solen har gått ned
fuglene har sluttet å synge
blomstene har visnet
og mannen i månen er død og begravet

det hele ble mørkt
den dagen du forsvant
det ble stille å være aleine
skyene kom og dekket til himmelen

som morgendugg ved soloppgang
forsvant du fra meg
og nattens beskyttende himmel
skjulte seg i lyset

og nattens beskyttende himmel
skjulte seg i lyset


English translation – Abandoned:

the sun has set
the birds are no longer singing
the flowers have wilted
and the man in the moon is dead and buried

it all became dark
the day you disappeared
it was quiet to be all alone
clouds came and covered the sky

like morning dew at sunrise
you vanished from me
and the protective sky of the night
went hiding in the light

and the protective sky of the night
went hiding in the light

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You’ll find more of my music in these posts: