Wednesday, December 22, 2010

If you see someone drowning - LOL


I am sorry, but I just couldn't help myself. I had to post this picture :D

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Kirpus Says - Go Mobile!

Snap, tag and put it in your pants!
Now you can read my blog from every mobile device even easier, through mobile view.
If you wan't to see the full page - switch to your default browser please.

If you are visiting this page on your computer or iPad and you wan't to bookmark this page to your smartphone - take a picture of the QR tag (picture) and let your phone open this page on your mobile.


Keep it light enough to travel - with QR tags!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

How to remix a movie



Whisperlude is a remix of the movie 'A Little Of Princess', comprising harp sections, sound effects and vocal syllables recorded from the film. If the music doesn't get to you, you are seriously disconnected with the little girl inside you. Listen with your eyes closed - or open.

I have to admit that I have never heard of Pogo before, but I am sure there is so much more brilliance to find at www.pogomix.net

Thank you

Thursday, December 2, 2010

After Machete comes Girl in a Coma


So sweet, so deadly!
Video directed by Robert Rodriguez!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

In the Light Of the Black Hole

A modest tribute to Nine Inch Nails masterpiece 'Head Like a Hole' from Pretty hate Machine?



"No you can't take that away from me 

Head like a hole. 

Black as your soul" - Trent Reznor


"Black hole, black hole, are your two eyes as empty as they look?
All along I thought I was giving you my love but you were just stealing it
Now I want every single thing you took" - Josh Ritter

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Nine Inch Nails you can't pull out!


Nine Inch Nails: Down In It (Remastered) from Nine Inch Nails on Vimeo.

One of the best albums from the decade. An eternal classic in my record collection.


Saturday, November 6, 2010

There is a limit to your love


If a soul has a core, this is it - James Blake - Limit To Your Love

I think Kirpus is a product of this paradigm


Kirpus is definitely a victim.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

This jam rocks everybodys socks off



Gayngs + Glasser Play Live
Who is that singing in Auto-Tune, everybody? Who is that getting eaten by a slug, Mike Noyce of popular folk band Bon Iver? What’s up Glasser!? Where are the 13 remaining members of Wisconsin supergroup Gayngs? Our favorite part is when Glasser’s being all guttural in that first break and somebody sneaks in a little “Baby…” It’s not in the original version and we’re glad about that, we’ll whisper it next time and pretend it was our idea. Frontiersman of smooth, every one of you.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mind your language! – Diane's Daily Denmark





When in Denmark you will come across a lot of things to laugh at.
But some things are more innocent than others. There are different blogs in Denmark who share those experiences and others, on being an foreigner in Denmark. 

Like this one: Mind your language! – Diane's Daily Denmark



If you would like to share your story on this blog, let us know. 
The blog is open :0)

Monday, September 13, 2010

35 Entertaining 404 Error Pages

Sorry - no pics here

Go to 35 Entertaining 404 Error Pages
It will be worth it - i promise ;0D

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Do you get it - idiot?

I am a big fan of Green Days album and everything it stands for - especially with 'American Idiot'.
But watching the musical cast perform 'American Idiot' live in the studio - makes something break in me.

This type of MTV choreographed attitude singing and dancing, without the set and effects, shows the unbearable truth about attitude, the vanity of youth, commercializing of a rebellion and the polished PC of The United States of America.
Why couldn't they have taken 'real' people who could enact the.. oh i don't know.. At least people who get pist of bye the 'agenda' and oppose to it- no matter how ugly or un-political correct it may look.


Jugde for your self:

I say: Punk rock has once more sold out..

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Robyn says - I feel it!

This song get's me going every time. I feel every single word of it, like the girl I am!


Can't sleep, it's killing me 
My dreams are killing me 
The TV is killing me 
My talking's killing me 
Let go, you're killing me 
Ease up, you're killing me 
Calm down, you're killing me 
My god, you're killing me




Robyn at Last.fm

Update: In the summer of 2014 I ended up sharing a one hour car ride with Robyn. I told her to do nothing but chill in the car. Cool?

Monday, August 30, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Straight Aces bad Boys rock mixtape/podcast

I trawl the net for music everyday - because I can't help it. 
It's the last drug I have left and it still makes my heart beat faster.



So when I discovered this! I was all smiles up to both ears and my imaginary long hair got tossed around the house and my fingers played the air guitar til they bled - this is AWESOME!
Thx Mis Deshannon

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

You think you know someone - Chris Hardwick


Attack of the Hardwick
I've been watching G4 for 4 years and I am currently following Attack of the Show with different hosts. One of the nerdiest gadgets specialist is Chris Hardwick.


Give the man some credit!
Now, I often felt like Chris didn't get enough credit for he's wits and humor on the show, but he always stays cool and continue reviewing the product, no matter what they throw at him! So I felt kind of sorry for him. But it turns out, he is doing just fine.
Today I was watching Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines - surprisingly starring Chris Hardwick! At first I couldn't place he's face, but then I had to laugh out loud, since he looked kinda chubby and with a hair cut..(!) There must have been a stylist..



The Nerdist
So, I turned to Wikipedia and it turns out Chris has a amazing career as an actor, television personality, writer, musician, comedian and DJ on KROQ in Los Angeles!!
Realizing all this is going to make me look different on his Attack of the Show performance in the future and he just might replace my virtual stalking of Kevin Rose.

So if you are out there reading this Chris. I am 100% behind you and wish you all the nerdiest super powers in the world. Peace..

[Links]
Wikipedia
Twitter
The Nerdist
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Canoeing in the DK wilderness - The Story

Thank you all for canoeing with us 
- we had a great time!

Please send us your pictures and stay updated. 
There are more pictures to come from this event.

Even though it was real hard work in the first half, because of the low water level, we all decided to continue for another 2 hours.
At the end of the day we were all tired and acing from the 25km of paddleling. But as we all agreed - it was just another day at the office, since we sat down the whole way ;-D


See the exact route and speed
Keld Pedersen from Mexico took some pictures and even gps logged it with his cool Garmin GPS Watch. See the result here:
Feedback and pictures
Send us your feedback or story about this event by e-mailing us or commenting on this post. 
Send your pictures to this e-mail adress: insodk.cometogether@picasaweb.com

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Canoeing in the DK wilderness

The summer is still upon us, the Danish nature is as green as ever and the water is nice and warm. Thanks to the fresh summer rain of August, there is plenty of water in the river to drive us forward on Our canoe trip on Saturday. We are going downstream for 25km/ approx. 5 hours - starting from Bassumgårdvej in Tjørrring - on this Satureday August 14th.



Remember
We all meet at Storå in Tjørring at 10:00.
Remember to bring an extra set of dry clothes and shoes (Rubber boots a impractical). Raincoats and sorts are good to have.
Bring a couple of zip-lock bags too, for your valuable belongings. 
- There will be lifejackets and paddles for everybody. 


Lunch
Lunch is taken care of, but it's a good idea to bring snacks and beverage for the 4 hour canoe trip - and it's not a crime to bring a few beers ;0)



Transportation
We all meet at Storå in Tjørring at 10:00   

(Nearest address is 

Brogårdvej 41, Tjørring)

Returning to starting point approx. 16:30



Starting point
(Streets of Brogårdvej/Bassumgårdvej)



See Rejseplanen.dk from Herning St. to Tjørring (Ending 300m from Storå) 

We will provide transportation back to your cars, after arriving on destination.


Parking
There is plenty of free parking space for everybody, but we recommend carpooling if possible.



If you have any problems finding us. Please call Anja at ph. +4524270843 or Thomas at ph. +4520638585 
International Society will take care of the rest.

All you have to do is smile :0)


Link to brochure and river map here

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Rocking it out in safe harbor


Bork Havn Musikfestival 2010
Yet again, I am hosting the main stage at Bork Havn Musikfestival. Yes I know. Sounds.. unfamiliar. Doesn’t it? Well if you know Bork Havn, you know this festival. And if you like Danish live music, this is the place to be at the very west coast of Denmark - every year!
So I thought I might as well warm up to the job by blogging about my expectations as the stage host and as a live music fan from Denmark.


I am looking forward to reconnect with my favorite live audience. They have been starving for live music all winther and they know how to appreciate a good liveshow when they see it. As always the booker Thomas Matthiesen has picked a fine mix of both new and old, with something for everybody. It is top motivating for me as the stage host to present the one talented act after another, after I have told both the artists and the audience that they are in for a treat - and they seldom fail.
I promise I’ll do my best to connect the moment between the waiting and the live experince, for both artist and you - the audience.


The bands
(The Storm)
The first time..
Looking forward to seing When Saints Go Machine, Nabiha and The Storm for the first time.
I have high hopes for When Saints Go Machine. We have had good luck with danceable electro rock bands from DK lately.




(Turboweekend)

Trible Trouble
A festival line up with the 3 electro rock aces Troels Abrahamsen (VETO), Turboweekend and When Saints Go Machine is boudn to make the dudes dance and the girls fall in love. I see a lot of hormones and beats in the air and I hope my favorite audience lives up to it.




(Troels Abrahamsen)

Too many DJ’s?
On Thursday night the tent will be pounding with 3 hours of rythm, breaks and beats. I can’t say that I know any thing about Bertram Zanjani or Rasmus Weng Karlsen. But I know my favorite frontman Troels Abrahamsens solo projects, band and DJ sets - and I know my favorite club city Århus are garanteed to deliver!! If the tent isn’t oozing with good vibes and hormones in the 3 hours, it must be my fault and the audiences lack of lust to get in the mood. So get with it Bork!


The Suicide Mission
I have seen Selvmord (Suicide) live.. And even though it’s being fronted by some of the best rappers from the Danish hip hop scene the show is an absolute downer - lyrically. Thank good the set is scheduled inbetween the 80’ties party band “Hit med 80’erne” and the talented Euro disco danceband Infernal. Maybe they’ll help us all survive..


The rock and roll finest
I couldn’t have picked a better rock mix for this years festival; The Blue Van, The Floor Is Made of Lava, The Storm, Kashmir and Dizzy Mizz Lizzy. Everybody who is able to lift their arms above shoulder level are doomed to throw the hands in the air and play the imaginary guitar; bad boys and riot grrls!


Are you still made of Lava?
I msut admit that I haven’t embraced the latest record by The Floor Is Made Of Lava - as much as I loved All Juice No Fruit (tjek blg link). But I know they rock the party live, so I am kind of hoping that they sell it to me anyway


The same goes for The Storm. Maybe they got something that I can’t hear on their records. I’ll deffinately give them a chance. 
And I got my history with the re-united Dizzy Mizz Lizzy to catch up on. If they perform as well live now as they did in the 90’ties, I am going to all smiles up to both ears. If not..?


I am also a little bit curious about Alphabeat, where they able to keep the magic from shooting stars to UK fame? They are undoubtedly very talented, but a lot of their spark came from personal energy and charisma.


About BHMF - from my point of view
A major livemusic event in the middle of “nowhere” cultural, but in the richest nature and arranged by awesome locals. That’s why I always love to come back.
This year we are up against Skanderborg Festival and maybe we have lost a few of our most loyal audiences, but they know what they are missing out on. Good times, good music


www.borkhavnmusikfestival.dk






Follow my twitter
This year I will be twittering from backstage, letting you know what’s going on before and after the show. I’ll write in Danish with the hash tag #BHMF
My twitter name is @Kirpus 







Check out some of the bands playing on YouTube



Follow my twitter

(Unknown twitter model from the beach)

My twitter is 50/50 Danish/English, with some tech, music & fun re-tweets and original rambles on life in general. 



My twitter name is @Kirpus









Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Danish Summer Celebration - Skt. Hans

Thank you all for celebrating Skt. Hans with us at the International Society
It was very hyggeligt - see for yourself!
(Beautiful pictures taken by iEva)



Tuesday, June 8, 2010

'once in a life time' twice

Guilty pleasures are usually artist you are a bit embarrassed to like, but what if nobody knows them? 
I am not at all embarrassed about these to rock acts, especially if they get approved by lovely ladies.
It's very rare to meet people with a deacent rock and roll history that goes beyond the American/British hard rock. And it's practically once in a lifetime that they are women.


I had a 'once in a life time' twice last week
I was wearing my Danko Jones t-shirt to my daughters kindergarden - with the 'Born a Lion' logo - when a mother approached me with a thumbs up to Danko Jones (Canada). I didn't catch her name, but she's originally from Hamburg, Germany.



She actually knew them personally and went to a couple of concerts - sweet!


On satureday I attended Martin and Lisbeth wedding in Hansted, next to Horsens, DK.
That's when I met Peta and Justin from Australia. Coincidently AC/DC was playing in Horsens that very same day and they felt all at home. Everybody agreed that AC/DC live was great for a traditional danish wedding (not ;-), but I couldn't help asking about my favorite oldschool badboys rockband from Australia - Rose Tattoo.



Peta didn't just know them, she actually played a couple of supporting jobs with them - how cool is that?!!
Of course I stuck to Peta and Justin for the rest of the night (like a Rose Tattoo), since they had the best taste in music ;0)


However, only Peta had heard of The Temper Trap (Aus). I hope I inspired them to check them out when they got back.

With that experience shared, I'll end this post with a Rose Tattoo quote:



"Bad girls love bad boys, but good girls love 'em too" - I hope ;0)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

FANTASTIC MR. FOX



The voice cast is simply exquisite..

Monday, May 24, 2010

This is.. EPIC!


This is one m*ther f *cker of a YouTube gem!
Eddie Vedder and Ben Bridgewell cover Temple of the Dog's "Hunger Strike" live!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Next event - Sunday at the Park


Sunday June 13th 12:00 – 15:00
at the Freden's Kirke Park [Link]

where Sjællandsgade meets H.C. Ørsteds Vej in Herning
(just 2 blocks north of McDonalds!)


This is what we have in mind :0)


Don't miss out on all the good news - sign up!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Cook'n Talk

Recipe for A GREAT FRIDAY NIGHT
- see pictures from event!

Time: Friday, 7 May beginning at 17.30
Price: 50kr.
Deadline: 4th of May
Place: Tjørring Lundgårdskolen, Tjelevej 25, 7400 Herning [map]



By bus from Herning Rtb




Bus 12 
Dep. 16:55 Take Bus 12 from Herning Rtb. towards Holstebro Rtb Arrival 17:01 Holstebrovej v. Valløvej 

Walk from Holstebrovej v. Valløvej to Tjelevej 25, Tjørring.
Allow about 6 min., Distance: approx. 0,4 km to get there.
[From www.rejseplanen.dk]

Bus 8
Dep. 17:00 Take Bus 8 from Herning Rtb. towards Tjelevej 

Arrival 17:22 Walk to Tjelevej 25, Tjørring.






Tickets are limited so hurry up and sign up now!



You can pay your 50 kr by either:

A bank transfer to the International Society’s account: Reg. no. 7620, account no. 2542296 (be sure to include your name)

OR

You can sign up online or email Anja at ahv@erhvervsraadet.dk

Friday, April 23, 2010

This is your brain on Web 2.0



Will a 24 hour web 2.0 cold turkey solve the problem?
Is it possible for an alcoholic to work in a bar without getting drunk?
Can you find the cure for your Web 2.0 addiction online?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Give Earth a hand




Let's do this!

Time to Get Low



As always, Mr Murray and Duvall add to their long list of great performances.
Revence of the b-listers..

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Swinging Europe Jazz Extravaganza!

See the pictures from the social event


Listen up Internationals!
- join us at the first cultural event April 28. 
We show our support to this all European talent band, before they go on tour in the rest of Europe. With some luck, we get to socialize a little with them.


Yes it's jazz AND it's swing!
Spend the night in one of our most unique venues, with your new best friends and international jazz talents.
Watch the swinging orchestra pre-debut the European tour. www.swinging-europe.com

The venue Remisen offers lot's of room to socialize and we got a room for our selves.

Handpicked 
Experience 19 handpicked talents by the European  Broadcasting Union (EBU) conducted by the internationaly accalaimed composer Tadej Tomšič, Slovenien. 









Dresscode: Jazzy
Download Flyer




The 28h of April
Kl. 18.30 International Society Welcome in Festsalen.
Kl. 19.30 Opening by Swinging Europe’s arts director Erik Moseholm.
Kl. 19.40 CONCERT with Trainee Band 2010
Kl. 20.10 PAUSE.
Kl. 20.25 Presentation of European Jazz Orchestra 2010 by Erik Moseholm.
Kl. 20.30 CONCERT – 1. part European Jazz Orchestra 2010
Kl.20.15 Pause
Kl.21.35 KONCERT – 2. part European Jazz Orchestra 2010


Open ending, lots of swing..






UPDATE
After April 22 you can still buy tickets, but without the sandwich; for kr. 50,-
Just say "No thanks" in the sign up formular. 







Price: 75,- Including admission, one drink and a sandwich.



For tickets including food and drinks Registration ends the April 22.
The registration is valid when we receive the payment.
After April 21st - admission only!







a European new jazz phenomenon

(See the complete list of musicians - from 17 EU countries.)







Station to Station
Remisen Brande is located next to the train station, with direct connection to Vejle and Herning.

Download event Flyer
Print - hand out - hang up