We used to call it speaking in tongues, now it's music. Introducing the fantastic Lindha Kallerdahl!
A Swedish export, she's performed with Sonic Youth and won the "Jazz in Sweden" prize. Here
's her site and here
are a few samples on Myspace. I like "The Meaning of the..."
posted by borkingchikapa
on Oct 30, 2007 -
Magazine fetish? Like flipping thru mags when you're bored? Tidningar
lets you look thru a bunch of Swedish mags, page by page, ads and all. Neat if you're into design. (The link on the left under each mag is full screen--on the right is regular.)
posted by dobbs
on May 18, 2007 -
In 1980 artist Lars Vilks
began construction of two sculptures
in Skåne, Sweden. The works—once they were found—were considered houses by the local authorities and therefore condemned because they were built on a nature reserve. After many lost appeals, Vilks protested by declaring the area as the micronation of Ladonia
with the motto of suum cuique
. And while there is no possibility of receiving work or actually living in Ladonia
, you too can become a citizen of Ladonia
. For a nominal fee you can even become nobility, and choose your own title!
posted by terrapin
on Apr 6, 2007 -
"Kulning is an archaic style of singing/cattle call
, traditionally employed outdoors in the grazing pastures of Scandinavia from the Middle Ages to this day. It consists of shepherdess's tunes, calls and tones of enticement, mainly used to keep contact with, and to call the cattle, but also to communicate with other people over long distances". Examples: 1
. (related MeFi
posted by dhruva
on Feb 14, 2007 -
TIBET is an artist
who works entirely underground (literally) in Stockholm, Sweden. All of his work is done only in the most hidden of places, and very few people will ever get to see it. Each statue is made of concrete and are 11" tall and weigh about 5 pounds each. They are glued, welded or drilled into the solid rock and will stay there for a very, very long time. via
posted by jonson
on Oct 29, 2006 -
--as reported by BBC News, on this day in 1962 (video clip too)--her travails and travels, the law, publicity, and what happened afterwards. (more here from American Prospect
in 05: ...A Gallup Poll taken that year showed that the majority of Americans supported Finkbine, and her case was a turning point ...
posted by amberglow
on Aug 26, 2006 -
Last winter, Sweden was blasted
by the first storm in recorded history to ever deliver hurricane force winds, devastating the country's forests. Logging crews came from all over the world. This massive collection of wood is now stored at a former air strip. via Inhabitat
posted by stbalbach
on Jan 31, 2006 -
Friday fun (HST)...
Pure sweet insanity...somebody has been playing too many video games...Semi-pro probably totally illegal hi jinks on Swedens highways and byways...andrenaline rush just watching this...and oh yeah its official... Google owns the world...(warning embedded 14 minute video....) and ..umm...you can buy tires here... tires.com
...you can catch glimpses of the bikes speedo that I assume are in KPH...
posted by Muirwylde
on Nov 21, 2005 -
If you are interested in Japanese culture and especially that jolly Japanese pop music, then you might enjoy this podcast radio program made in Sweden. Nine one-hour-sessions has been made so far and each one focuses on a special artist or theme, and includes (at times) interviews with the artists themselves. The show's in English.
The podcasts (ep. 7-9) in MP3 are available here
The radio programs (ep. 1-7) are also available here
for RealAudio Streaming.
posted by iwanttobuild
on May 25, 2005 -
A memorial service
was held today for Anna Lindh, the Swedish foreign minister that was murdered last week. The swedish police have arrested
a suspect. The man, a neo-nazi, was filmed on video
, moments before the murder.
The service was broadcast live on television in Denmark Finland, Norway and Sweden.
An odd twist in the story is that the man had met crown princess Madeleine
in a bar and that they hang out in the same social circles in Stockholm (last link in swedish).
posted by hoskala
on Sep 19, 2003 -
Man Shoots Six at His Surprise Party
He intended to play a joke on them with his shotgun and ended up nearly killing six of them because he tripped (with his finger on the trigger of his Mossberg pump, sorry, had a Coolio moment there).
I would have thought the Swedes would have already disarmed their populance by now but apparently not.
posted by fenriq
on Aug 19, 2003 -
Sweden has a referendum coming up on whether to join the EMU (European Economic and Monetary Union). Blah blah blah politics blah blah, but perhaps most importantly, Gayest
. Pro-EU propaganda
posted by rusty
on Aug 16, 2003 -