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Archive for October, 2014

Then you should have been working along with me and my colleagues in the depths of the University of Arnor Library about a half an hour ago when we had a 4.9 earthquake. Gave us a quick jolt, but shook nothing loose except our nerves. Off in search of a calming cup of tea. Or something stronger.

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Let’s have a swinging Halloween this year with these jazz-influenced holiday numbers!

 

 

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Another great song from the Icelandic group Voces Thules, taken from their sadly out-of-print album, Sturlunga (Battle of Iceland). Sure, it’s about civil war, but it has a good beat and you can dance to it.

Lyrics:
Varizk ér ok varizk ér,
vindr er í lopti,
blóði mun rigna
á berar þjóðir ;
þá mun oddr ok egg
arfi skipta ;
nú er en skarpa
skálmöld komin.

“Beware! Beware!
For the wind blows high.
Blood will rain down
on men’s bared bodies.
Point and edge will share
all men’s inheritance,
now that the sword-age
cuts sharply upon us.”

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We had our first permanent snowfall a few days ago so I thought that this Stan Boreson’s ode to long johns, “Walking in Your Winter Underwear”, would ..uh..match the season.

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