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    Default Season 361 - I WANT SCANDI!



    Season 361 - I WANT SCANDI!

    I was inspired in part to do this theme as a result of being glued to all four Seasons of the Swedish/Danish crime drama, The Bridge. Saga Norén, Länskrim Malmö, one of THE best TV cops ever!

    Let me make it clear right from the start, that for the purposes of THIS season, I would like songs from Iceland and Finland as well as Sweden, Norway and Denmark. I will not get into a discussion about whether these are Scandinavian countries. According to some sources they are.....and to others they aren’t. For the duration of Season 361, they are.

    And so this week I would like you to bring me great Scandinavian pop or rock tunes, of course by all the really well known artists like A-Ha, ABBA, The Cardigans, Ace of Base, Björk/The Sugacubes, Europe, etc. If you can cover a well known artist in a totally new or unexpected way, even better.

    Bring me some of the artists that are perhaps less well known outside of Scandinavia, like Kings Of Convenience Or Ane Brun.

    Bring me artists I’ve never heard of before, like.....well obviously I don’t know them yet.

    Singing in the original language where applicable, is great, but not obligatory, and Brownie points, though not prizes necessarily, will be awarded to anyone who covers La Det Swinge ( Go on, indulge me)

    Bring me songs that reference Scandinavia/Scandinavian countries, or Scandinavian artists in the title or lyrics. Want a clue? Well there’s a Dr Feelgood one for starters. I’m sure you can think of others.

    Bring me your originals, you’ve plenty of scope to write songs about, or inspired by, Scandinavia. Again, if you want to sing your original in any of the Scandinavian languages, or a regional dialect, go for it. Subtitles would be great if you get time.,

    It doesn’t even have to be pop. Something classical, folk or even a bit avant garde, so long as it meets the criteria above in it Scandinavian-ishness, is fine by me.

    I’m sure you can all think of one or two Scandi artists off the top of your heads, but if you’re struggling, simply google “Pop artists from *(insert name of Scandinavian country) “ and let Wikipedia do the leg work. Here’s a few to get you started...

    ABBA (kind of goes without saying eh?)
    A-Ha!
    The Cardigans
    The Hives
    Europe
    Ace of Base
    Lukas Graham
    Neneh Cherry (She’s from Sweden!)
    Roxette
    Alphabet
    The Ravonettes
    Bobbysocks

    Usual Rules Apply!
    Season starts 00.00 Sunday Hawaiian time and ends 23.59 Hawaiian time the following Sunday.

    Songs must be newly recorded for, and state somewhere that it is for, Season 361

    Ukulele must be clearly audible and prominent, but other instruments are allowed n the mix.

    You can do a simple straight to camera take of your song, or multitrack, or collab, whatever works for you.

    NO SONG LIMIT.

    There will be prizes which may or may not reflect the Scandinavian theme, and which will be awarded in some as yet undecided fashion.

    I will keep a playlist and comment on all your videos.

    I’ve never been to Scandinavia but it’s on my bucket list, I’d like Seasonistas to take me there musically.

    Don’t forget Andy’s Season 360 , still has a day to go

    And above all,
    HA DET SÅ KUL!
    (Have fun!)

    I WANT SCANDI!
    Last edited by One Man And His Uke; 01-14-2019 at 03:07 AM.

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    For the purposes of this Season, is Finland considered a Scandinavian country?

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    Scandi-lous!
    Nice original idea, John - I think I’ll mainly be concentrating on the letter ‘A’ this week!
    Cheers mate!

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    Ooh ... I LOVE a bit of "Scandi-Noir"!!! Can I bring an abbreviated version of "Wallander"?
    "Don't walk in front of me .. I may not follow.
    Don't walk behind me ... I may not lead.
    Walk beside me ... just be my friend."
    Albert Camus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demimondaine View Post
    For the purposes of this Season, is Finland considered a Scandinavian country?
    Never mind, just re-read the first paragraph. I hope you like Marimekko and Moomins...

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    (Never mind - been answered.)
    Last edited by Croaky Keith; 01-12-2019 at 09:18 AM.
    Trying to do justice to various musical instruments.

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    I've been waiting for this season for ages and it has come in a week when I'm incredibly busy. I'd like to add the following to the list:

    Royksopp
    Robyn
    Little Dragon
    First Aid Kit
    Nightwish
    Bjork
    Asgeir

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    Quote Originally Posted by LimousinLil View Post
    Ooh ... I LOVE a bit of "Scandi-Noir"!!! Can I bring an abbreviated version of "Wallander"?
    You certainly can Val. And Robin, I hope you can find time to bring something too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demimondaine View Post
    Never mind, just re-read the first paragraph. I hope you like Marimekko and Moomins...
    I know of Moomin troll Chelsea if that’s what you mean. Not heard of Marimekko before so I look forward to enlightenment

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    Default Estonia?

    Is Estonia considered a Scandinavian country? They certainly think they are. They speak a language close to Finnish and the general look of the place and the people is far more Scandinavian than Slav / Russian like Latvia and Lithuania.

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    Jack Daniels Tenor - by Peavey
    Mainland Red Cedar Concert
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