Our Planet

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Watching and listening to David Attenborough is something I’ve done ever since I was a little boy. He has been with me as a grew up, became an adult, and even today he still with me in this journey called life.

His multiple series covering flora and fauna has always been a remarkable view on how diverse, and sometimes complicated, everything on earth is.

Netflix’ Our Planet is his latest series of which he is the narrator. I looked forward to this one as well, like with all the others, but this series is very serious, and it’s showing us footage (proof if you like) on how our planet changes due to climate change/global warming. It’s depressing to watch obviously, and these are things we’ve known about for decades now.

It’s a good series, with high quality footage of a lot of things never shown in this way before. For example, the use of drones gives us an extra dimension in several of the scenes.

Like Attenborough is saying, it’s not too late if we change our ways right now. Check out THIS video, at OurPlanet.com, of David Attenborough explaining what needs to be done.

Cover song: Rage Against The Machine – Bulls On Parade

A decent cover of a track I’ve been listening to ever since it came out. Although I don’t really listen to rap, there are exceptions, and DEnzel Curry knows his stuff.

Rage Against The Machine (RATM) is still sorely missed. Prophets of Rage and everything else the ex-band members have been doing after RATM split up, doesn’t even come close to what awesomeness they had in RATM. I have to admit that Prophets of Rage is pretty good though.

 

Concert: Myrkur – Bonden og Kragen

Audience: Approx. 300
Support: Jo Quail
Venue: John Dee, Oslo, Norway

Here’s the song “Bonden og Kragen” by Myrkur from her concert in Oslo last night:

The concert, which is most likely going to be my last of 2018, was of the two-sided kind. The first half hour or so consisted of folk songs, and after that it was a more varied repertoire.

This song is from the folk song part of the concert, and while I was standing pretty okay my camera was not happy, hence the shitty video quality. The audio is pretty good though.

Also, Myrkur released an offical video for this song today as well – watch it here:

It’s worth noting that Jo Quail are opening up for Myrkur on this tour, so if you’re going to any of the remaining concerts you should go there early and listen to what Jo can do with her cello. It was fantastic stuff! 🙂

If you want to support Myrkur go buy all her stuff at her Bandcamp page.

Also, check her website for all things Myrkur at her own personal webpage.

Jo Quail is also on Bandcamp, and you can stream her music there if you want to know her better.

 

Concert: Ne Obliviscaris & Astrosaur

Audience: Approx. 300
Support: Ihsahn (main band)
Venue: Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg, Sweden

Ne Obliviscaris (NeO) are, as I write this, on a European tour with Ihsahn and Astrosaur. I decided to drive down to Gothenburg and back home again on the opening night of the tour.

I’ve seen both NeO and Astrosaur live before, but the main reason I took this trip was to see NeO. I saw them in Paris in 2016, and they’ve only been to Norway (or nearby) once after that… a concert I missed even.

Seeing them again though was awesome as always, they really are a professional band. I managed to watch Ihsahn play a couple of songs, but I really had to leave so I could get home at a reasonable time. Fortunately I saw both Ihsahn and Emperor at the Inferno Festival back in April, so I was okay with skipping them this time.

I am a Patreon-supporter of Ne Obliviscaris. Go check them out there and consider joining in if you really like the band. You get a lot of behind the scene stuff, announcements about tours and what not , and other things before it’s released to the public. You can also get a chance to buy special merch for Patreon only, and often a head start on regular merch too: https://www.patreon.com/neobliviscaris

All their albums are available on Bandcamp: https://neobliviscarissom.bandcamp.com/

Concert: Heilung (excerpts)

Audience: Approx. 1800
Support: None.
Venue: DR Koncerthuset, Copenhagen, Denmark

Heilung, along with Wardruna are modern folk (or neofolk if you like) bands I listen to a lot. I haven’t seen Wardruna live yet, but I was so lucky to catch the frontman, Einar Selvik, having a small lecture and playing some songs about a year ago. I wrote a few words about that experience too.

A couple of weeks ago I finally got to see Heilung live, or the ritual as it is a more fitting term for what I experienced. 🙂

This photo gives you an idea of the venue, DR Koncerthuset, the stage is in the middle and people sit around the stage. Every person in the audience are kinda close to everything that is happening and the sound is really good too.

I didn’t get to record one whole song this time, but instead I did a few excerpts of several songs. The part at 2:58 was particularly awesome live!

Heilung has released a full concert video (see below) on their YouTube-channel. Go check it out! Also, check out their bandcamp page, stream their music and buy their albums. 🙂

Concert: Sólstafir, Myrkyr, Árstíðir

I was lucky to see three bands I really, REALLY like in one single evening. I’ve been listening to SĂłlstafir, Myrkur and ÁrstĂ­Ă°ir for quite some time via Bandcamp. Myrkur and SĂłlstafir was announced at first, and that’s when I got the ticket, and suddenly ÁrstĂ­Ă°ir was added to the bill as well. An amazing evening I won’t forget anytime soon.

I don’t know what the light was all about, but my phonecam was definitely not fond of it. Music is what matters though and as always – WYSIWYG!

ÁRSTIÐIR
ÁrstĂ­Ă°ir plays very laid back and soothing pop/rock with high quality musicianship, and I’ve even crowdfunded these guys at some point. Although they sing plenty of songs in Icelandic they also sing in English.

Buy all their music on Bandcamp:
https://arstidir.bandcamp.com/

MYRKUR
Myrkyr is doing her thing blending everything from old Scandinavian cattle calling to black metal into the cooking pot. I’ve been to several concerts with Myrkyr before and was the only one I knew live in concert until this evening. Myrkur sings songs in most Scandinavian languages in addition to English.

Buy all her music on Bandcamp:
https://myrkur.bandcamp.com/

SÓLSTAFIR
SĂłlstafir is a fantastic band – and I fell for them completely ever since I found them on Bandcamp back in 2013-ish. They play post rock/psychedelic rock with their own flare, and most of the songs are in Icelandic.

Buy all their music on Bandcamp:
https://solstafir.bandcamp.com/

Concert: PAIN

I put this up on YouTube a while ago, but completely forgot to post it here.

I went to see PAIN back in january and it was a pretty damn cool experience. Peter Tägtgren said it was ten years since they last visited Oslo, so it was extra special to catch them this time.

After the music, what I remember best is the heat. It was so hot in there! 😀

Anyway, I recorded an all time favourite track by this band – Same Old Song. Enjoy!