There’s not a lot that happens on a Sunday afternoon in Lismore. The streets are empty, and most of the pubs are closed.
In some ways, it’s not that different to the days when I was growing up here in the 70s and 80s. Most of these memories are from when I was less than ten years old.… Read the rest “Sunday Jazz”
Three or four years ago, I discovered the Swedish singer, Jonas Holmberg, and fell totally in love with his voice. I know it’s a cliche, but he has the “voice of an angel”, and he chooses such great tunes which are then beautifully orchestrated. As someone learning Swedish, I also love the fact he has such terrific diction.… Read the rest “Jonas Holmberg”
The last couple of weeks have been reasonably busy, and so I haven’t managed to immerse myself in the Scandinavian Film Festival as I’d hoped. There was one film, however, I definitely wanted to see on the big screen, having previously seen it only a small screen: the movie about the life of Swedish jazz singer, Monica Zetterlund.… Read the rest “Monica Z”