If you’re in the mood for some new music this weekend, may I recommend checking out two Swedish artists? Neither one seems to have any distribution in the States yet, but thanks to the magic of teh intarweb, you can still check out their videos and other samples.
Note that the video doesn’t start playing until it’s completely loaded, at least in Safari, so just hang on. It’ll play after a while.
Hello Saferide’s single is up on the Swedish iTunes Music Store, so you can buy it if you’re blessed with a Swedish credit card, but for some godforsaken reason the album isn’t there yet even though it’s been out for nigh on a month now. Sigh. I really, really want to buy it.
Next up is Frida Hyvönen. You know she’s cool since she has rock dots in her name from birth. This is sort of Tori Amos-ish—piano-driven and a bit off-kilter. I have no idea what the lyrics are about, but in a good way, if you know what I mean.
The video for her song The Modern is a bit film-school-y† but the song is fantastic. Sadly, there’s not a peep about her on the Swedish iTunes Music Store.
†Oh, yeah, I’ll keep making up adjectives as I go along.
Posted Sunday, 16 October, 2005 by Nic Lindh
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.
Springsteen gives a concert in Phoenix. It’s fantastic.