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Re: (TV) Sheeps, Dunger etc

The discussion in here just tend to get uglier and uglier! Malmoe, where I live, is comfortably far way from Stockholm, but comfortably close to Copenhagen, which is a much more interesting capital. Malmoe and Copenhagen is also nowadays connected with a bridge over the sound, and many of the internationally acclaimed films and musical artists comes from Malmoe, not from Stockholm. As you all may figure, Malmoe comes close to being Heaven On Earth.

As for Swedish dialects, Per has a point when he wrote that we in the south talk somewhat similar to some of the continental people - but only in when it comes to the letter "R". In this region we pronounce "R" like the Danes and the French and the Dutch, not like the Englismen; in all other aspects, we talk like any other Swede - but this is not the case of the almost deserted Gotland, to where Per of very unclear reasons has chosed to move. Not far away from Gotland is the even smaller and horribly stony island Faro, home of Ingmar Bergman - not the most joyful fellow on the planet. It might very well be that Per's personality could suit one of Bergman's films. How about "Cries and whispers"? Or "Hour of the wolf"?

Gotland has been a major tourist draw - mostly young people who behave badly, though - since 1975, when singer/author Ulf Lundell wrote about it in the smash novel "Jack". Lundell, BTW, thanked Television as well as Patti Smith for inspiration in the inner notes on his topselling 1982 album, "Kaer och galen".

Leif J

From: "Per Rosen" <per_m_rosen@lycos.com>
Reply-To: tv@obbard.com
To: "mm list" <tv@obbard.com>
Subject: (TV) Sheeps, Dunger etc
Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2003 21:58:53 -0500

Just came back here to my isolated sheep island Gotland after five hours on the ferry. (Been rehearsing for my birthday party next month. Will be playing an electric set with only my own stuff for the first time. I should have invited you all if you had the possibility to come. Thanks for all kind words about The Only Feeling. It feels great. The truth is I recorded it before I moved to Gotland. So the isolation doesn't have anything to do with the song.) Hey Leif, you're just jealous. I'm still closer to our capital than you and the amount of tourists in the summer only proves you all love this place. And yes, the dialect is strange, but what about your own? Sounds more like Danish or French than Swedish, that would have made ME kill myself. (My Danish drummer has been living here for fifteen years, but I still don't understand a single word.) One bad thing though is that I missed a show with Nicolai Dunger in Visby (our biggest town) because of the lack of buses here in the evenings. He's a fantastic singer but I must admit I have problems when the influences gets too strong, like Jeff Buckley and Van the Man. Speaking of sheeps: according to the native people here there are no sheeps here, they call sheeps lambs and lambs lambkids.

Time to sleep


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