music clip of the day


Category: Hardanger fiddle

Thursday, 3/29/12

Erlend Viken, “Storpolsdansen,” live

This guy I stumbled upon the other day, as I do so many things, listening to the radio (Transpacific Sound Paradise, WFMU-FM, Sat., 6-9 p.m. [EST]). His studio performance, and interview, can be heard here.



random thoughts

Does life become more understandable as you get older—or less?

Thursday, 11/3/11

Nils Økland, Hardanger fiddle
Sigbjørn Apeland, harmonium
“Blond blå,” live

What’s more surprising—that there’s so much ugliness in the world, or so much beauty?



reading table

Who are we, if not a combination of experiences, information, books we have read, things imagined? Each life is an encyclopedia, a library, an inventory of objects, a series of styles, and everything can be constantly reshuffled and reordered in every conceivable way.

—Italo Calvino, Six Memos for the Next Millennium (trans. Patrick Creagh; 1988)

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