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Mein Herz und mein Sinn schwärmt stets nur für Wien

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January 1. A direct shoot from the TV screen while the programme was on. Two violinists, having rest, sit back and enjoy the harp solo.
… or so I thought. They don’t just sit back. They concentrate upon the moment when almost the whole orchestra will whistle a section of Carl Michael Ziehrer’s “Weaner Madl’n” with only the harp and French horns for accompaniment!

Harpa

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January 8, 2016 at 22:17

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A wind instrument!

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On New Year’s Day I watched on TV, like many years before, the famous concert of the Wiener Philharmoniker. First time I have heard them whistling!

Vissla

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January 5, 2016 at 21:20

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Another metal gig

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I try the WP Android app which I have used only for reading so far. Phidion will perform tonight at Bryggarsalen  (“Brewers Hall”) in Stockholm.

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February 28, 2015 at 17:41

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No Grease, but something alike

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Link Larkin: I can´t sleep, I can´t eat!

Mrs. Turnblad: You can´t eat? Come on in and worry with us! I´ll make you some pork.

From the film “Hairspray”, directed by Adam Shankman (2007).

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April 18, 2014 at 21:12

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Magical Mystery Image

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“The Fool on the Hill” from the film Magical Mystery Tour (1967)

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“Wanderer above the sea of fog” by Caspar David Friedrich (1818). File from English Wikipedia.
This cannot be a coincidence. I believe John Lennon was familiar with Friedrich’s painting already when he studied art in Liverpool, and for sure when the Beatles stayed in Hamburg he saw it in the Kunsthalle.

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July 12, 2013 at 22:03

Holiday!

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Since I am a singer in male choirs, it’s fun to listen to other choirs. This is “Stockholms studentsångare”, academic male choir of Stockholm, directed by Pelle Olofson, performing traditional songs in the courtyard of the Royal Palace on our national day.

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A lovely German TV photographer in the middle of the crowd.

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I am off from work for a whole month from now!

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June 8, 2013 at 11:44

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It’s gonna be heavy

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I will go to a metal festival tonight in Tyresö, a Stockholm suburb. Not my kind of music at home. To hear it live is quite another thing, as I have learnt from attending my son’s gigs. Now he is the percussionist of Phidion. Report will follow!

Update: it was great! Phidion played for half an hour, which is about what my ears can stand of this music when performed properly. The general meaning of it is that you feel it through your whole body, not just hear it. I haven’t got the gear at home to create that effect, and if I had, my neighbours would be mad at me. On Friday I will go to a gig by Phidion only. Tell you more then!

Postscript: it was not Phidion only. Phidion was the last band of four, so I had time for a late supper at the pub before I got into its basement where the gig was. The guys did really well!

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February 2, 2013 at 12:38

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