Musical Skiing


Dear Reader, I’ve just passed a lovely hour skiing on the golf course, and I am very happy.

It’s -6 centigrade, loads of snow and Mr Sun is shining from a blue sky, accompanied by his pale-countenanced Sister Moon. People and dogs were out in force and we all smiled at each other as we met in the tracks.

With my trusty handheld, I snapped the above pic, and it also played me wonderful music: Norway’s finest rock band, the Brimstone Solar Radiation Band; those lovely eclectic Philadelphians, Maggi, Pierce & E.J.; some jazzy hippie stylings from Chrysalis with the divine Nancy Nairn on the mike; the emperor of satirical venom, Roy Zimmerman; insistent harmonisation from the Spinto Band; nerdy mastery from Marshmallow Coast; and the spacy folkiness of Dungen, of whom I count it a source of great pride to be a countryman.

Skis, snow, sunshine and a handheld computer. There’s my recipe for a happy Saturday afternoon. Just like last year.

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  1. #1 John Wilkins
    January 27, 2007

    Finally, a sensible use for golf courses!

  2. #2 Abel Pharmboy
    January 27, 2007

    Looks spectacular, my friend – reminds me of my days out west, spending way more time of Nordic skis than downhill. Nothing like X-country skiing for the cardiovascular system!

  3. #3 Martin R
    January 27, 2007

    Very true! I could have wrung out my T-shirt afterwards.

  4. #4 Christina
    January 27, 2007

    Dude, that’s mean! Now you’ve made me homesick! ;-)

  5. #5 Martin R
    January 27, 2007

    Let me console you: we’ve only had snow and cold for about a week. Half of this winter has been like one long November.

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