Friday, June 22, 2007

Longest day of the year

Skål! It's the longest day of 2007. After spending most of the day at TSSG in Waterford on the HEA Site-visit, I made it back home to Limerick. After dinner, we browsed the video shelf and picked Erik the Viking. Good topic for a day like this.

Friday, June 08, 2007

The death of humour in Sweden

Yesterday, we picked up the news that Povel Ramel had passed away. It's a sad day. Povel was the most amazing show-man. I saw him and his KnäppUpp-team several times when I was a kid. So many of the best performing and comedy artists in Scandinavia today owe him everything. Apart from the great music and musicianship, his way to deal with text and lyrics was just amazing. What really surprised me was that Swedish Television didn't include comments from Robert Broberg!