Melodifestivalen 2017 : Deltävling 3

Melodifestivalen 2017 : Deltävling 3

The "f-word" keeps turning up in this year's Melodifestivalen, the Swedish heats and final which leads to the Eurovision Song Contest. In the first week, there was the opening number which referred to the contest as "Melo-fucking-di-festivalen". Last week, Lisa Ajax sang "I don't give a (fuck), and this week, Robin Bengtsson sang "I can't go on … Continue reading Melodifestivalen 2017 : Deltävling 3

Melodifestivalen 2017 : Deltävling 2

Melodifestivalen 2017 : Deltävling 2

Half an hour or so after watching Heat 2 of Melodifestivalen, the annual contest which selects Sweden's song for the Eurovision Song Contest, I still have the melody of one of the songs stuck in my head. The song, "A Million Years" by Mariette is really very good: it's memorable, and was performed well. It's … Continue reading Melodifestivalen 2017 : Deltävling 2

Devonshire Street Lightrail Construction

Devonshire Street Lightrail Construction

I smiled when I saw the mural was still there, standing in the midst of the construction zone. Though I have no idea if that's a good or a bad thing, in terms of preservation, it gave me a smile to see it standing there nonetheless. Seemingly further back from where it used to be, … Continue reading Devonshire Street Lightrail Construction

Melodifestivalen 2017 : Deltävling 1

Melodifestivalen 2017 : Deltävling 1

  "So that's what Kris Boswell looks like?", I thought to myself as I watched the annual contest which chooses the Swedish entry for the Eurovision Song Contest, Melodifestivalen. I knew of Kris, having listened his work at Radio Sweden, and it was great to see him as part of preview show, ahead of last … Continue reading Melodifestivalen 2017 : Deltävling 1

The Sports & Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons

The Sports & Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons

As we caught the ferry, we made one or two jokes about the age of the people heading to tonight's concert at Taronga Zoo by The Sports and Jo Jo Zep & The Flacons. "They might still have folding chairs, but it won't be long until they have walking frames": that kind of thing. Though … Continue reading The Sports & Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons