Archives for September, 2007

Street of the Horn

Hot on the heels of my paean to the Stockholm Sluice, here’s something about the Hornsgatan street in Stockholm. Be warned, though: this work has been deemed substandard by the Swedish editor of Vice Magazine. HORNSGATAN By Martin Rundkvist, 19 March 2007 Hornsgatan, the Street of the Horn, used to be Stockholm’s Wild West. It…

I spent most of the past week with Professor Steve Steve at the Internationales Sachsensymposion in Trondheim, Norway. We had two and a half days of paper sessions and one day’s bus excursion in the vicinity, all pertaining to post-Roman archaeology. Here the professor is studying a Roman/Migration Period large-scale iron production site at Heglesvollen,…

Vice Magazine and the Stockholm Sluice

My blog has so far landed me one paid writing assignment, and today I got a copy of the mag where it was published. Sort of. Vice Magazine is a wannabe-controversial fashion mag. Its June issue has a glue-huffing teen boy on the cover and there are web-cam boob pics inside. You get the picture.…

Lulubird, Shoot the Doorbell Off My Head

Here are the lyrics to a really great of Montreal song off their heavily beatlesque 2001 album Coquelicot Asleep in the Poppies. Penelope By Kevin Barnes Penelope, shoot the apple off my head I need to go to the store to get some sleep. Because I’ve run out of sleep. The row boat came so…

Local Liberals Read Aard

The Liberal Party in my home municipality of Nacka has started a blog and kindly put local bloggers on their blog roll. They’ve tagged Aard “Extreme Archaeologist”. I’m taking that as a compliment — I mean, they aren’t calling me “Archaeological Extremist”. As mentioned here before, Sweden’s political spectrum is much wider than the US…

Three Good Records

The Coral: Roots & Echoes (August 2007) Power pop and cowboy rock: Lee Hazlewood (R.I.P.) meets Teenage Fanclub. Catchy! of Montreal: Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? (January 2007) My generation is releasing divorce records. Kevin Barnes has come a long way into disco zombie territory since his Sgt Pepper phase. Unbelievable vocal harmony over…

Grim Lords of Black Metal

My Norwegian buddy Torkel reminded me of the wonderful site TOP 10 MOST RIDICULOUS BLACK METAL PICS OF ALL TIME. These guys are beyond words. And there’s a second collection that I hadn’t seen before! Satan laughing spreads his wings, as TV comedian Ozzy Osborne used to sing back when I was just an evil…