Archives for October, 2008

Deciding How to Dig in Sweden

In Sweden, the County Archaeologist’s office decides where contract-archaeological fieldwork is needed, how much it can be allowed to cost the land developer, and which excavation unit should do the work. Åsa at Ting & Tankar reports (in Swedish) about a recent case where the County Archaeologist’s representative went quite a bit farther than that…

Adjustable Wrench Dilemma

On my way to work in the mornings, I pass the hibernation grounds of the Saltsjöbaden Boat Club. Boat owners are currently busy getting their craft out of the water and onto scaffolding on dry land, as the Baltic winter ice is not friendly to boats. The other day I found an adjustable spanner on…

Found Some Photo Negatives

On an ammunition delivery run to Kai‘s place in Rågsved last Saturday, I found a grimy strip of photo negatives beside a lamp post at Stövargatan’s southernmost point. Rain had obliterated two of the pictures, but two remained. So, as an installation in my irregular series of modern objets trouvés (lighter, PC, polaroid pic, gynaecologist’s…

Amalie Takes A Rubber Man Swimming

With thanks to Moomin, here’s a fine clip with Max Raabe und das Palast Orchester performing “Amalie geht mit ‘nem Gummikavalier ins Bad” from 1927. How low haven’t the lyrics of the popular song sunk since that golden age of wit and erudition! Update 22 October:My translation of the song’s title doesn’t bring across just…