Iceland Review has reported that largest lobster to have been caught in Icelandic waters was brought to land at Þorlákshöfn, Southwest Iceland, last Thursday. The lobster was caught in Selvogur nearby. The crustacean’s torso measures 88 mm, 7 mm more than the previous record of 81 mm which was caught ten years ago. The lobster […]
Monthly Archives: November 2012
This is ‘just’ a really nice Airwaves video. So nice, I thought I’d put it on here. Well done to it’s maker, Lucio Caramori.
Here is an article I recently wrote for Iceland Review Online. Ólafur Arnalds is younger than me. And so much more talented; it makes me sick. Ólafur produces a strain of music that is unique and original. It mixes neo-classicism with electronica and ambient. It’s unique and intriguing. At only 25 years of age, Ólafur […]
I’ve spent the day lounging around, eating my favourite foods and listening to mainly Icelandic music. I did do some writing though, and it was a transcription of my final interview from Airwaves with the delightful Sóley. I was quite taken with her, and the recording captures some of my shameless flirting. She was laughing […]
Arctic Fox are Icelands only native mammal. I found this cute video of one eating Bolognese in Iceland. Apparently, they are keen on any Italian inspired food. Arctic Fox from Haukur Sigurdsson on Vimeo. Anyway, it reminded of my visit to the Arctic Fox Centre in Súðavík a couple of years ago. You can see […]
Of Monsters and Men Mountain Sound Official Video-T6Tul MvUgU on Vimeo. This neat little video for Of Monsters & Men latest release was filmed at their ‘thank you’ concert in Hljómskálagarðurinn, Reykjavík in July. I wasn’t there, but I wish I was. It looks like a good night out.
BON IVER “Holocene” on Vimeo. This video, and the beautiful music by Bon Iver, might just be the perfect way to start a Sunday morning. Beautiful shots of Icelandic scenery, including Jökulsárlón, and the importance of a good Lopapeysa. This, and a steaming mug of coffee, takes some beating. Mmmmm.
Phantogram – “When I’m Small” on Vimeo. It been two weeks, but I can’t get Airwaves out of my head. And not just because of the wind blowing down my ears. Other festival-goers have talked about being depressed afterwards, being in some sort of malaise. Me, I am using it to my advantage. I’ve been […]
Pascal Pinon – Little House Of Music – Iceland Airwaves from Inspired By Iceland on Vimeo. I’ve been listening to a lot of Pascal Pinon recently. These two girls from Iceland have delivered a fantastic new album called ‘twosomeness’ which is full of quirky little tunes that burrow into your head. In a good way. […]
Exitmusic are a band from New York City that played Iceland Airwaves last weekend. Centered around married couple Devon Church and Aleksa Palladino, they played concerts at Kex Hostel and Norðurljós in Harpa. Braving the vicious wind, whipped up sea and frozen water features to get to Harpa, my efforts are rewarded. Exitmusic play delicious […]
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