February 6th, 2013

peace magne

stuff and nonsense


Still pleased with my web site progress; in just under two months, I have put together 78 pages of content - most of which are more or less complete, though I keep going back to make small edits when I find something new to add - and a list of about 25 more posts to create. By the time the site launches, there will be over 100 pages of content and well over 1100 links. It's good to see the original vision I had for the archive back when it was a pure HTML site finally coming together using Wordpress.

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Ok, sorry for all the geekery. Moving on!

Martin Halla released his new single 'Illuminate the sky' last Friday and it's so sweet! I smile every time I hear it - mind you, not the same smile as when I hear this (which I made into my son's ringtone as a joke, since he told me the kids at school were talking about the song LOL), or when I hear this (because it's full of fun energy and the drummer is a friend) - but more like how I smiled the first time I saw this :-) (gosh, how can that have been four years ago? so much has happened since then!) It's like a discovery, and a promise of good things to come. The album will be so good!

Anyway, listen to a sample here. Right now the song is listed in iTunes Norway as being #6 on the song chart, which is awesome. Martin had said the single would be a departure from what he'd already released, and he was right. The full album is out on March 8, need to reload my Norwegian iTunes gift card before then so I can buy it :-)

Today there was an event at The Thief in Oslo for the release of Magne's new book, 'In Transit' (see photo), and on Friday The Thief will announce who has won the free nights in the new Apparatjik Suite. Not sure I'd be able to afford to stay there, so I am crossing my fingers.


Speaking of which, I finished editing my video for The Thief contest and submitted it a day before the deadline - phew! I included some quotes from the datascroll which I thought were kinda fun/related. For my first ever video editing project, without even using a storyboard or a plan when filming, I think it turned out pretty well. Then last Friday I started my video editing class and put together this little segment using two short video clips I took in Berlin in 2011:

It's nothing amazing, but it was a good exercise. I have the final two classes this Friday/Saturday, then I have to make sure I find ways to use my new skills or else I will forget what I learned. I guess it's time to come up with a video project of my own for practice!

Strangely, now that the book release has happened and the Apparatjik suite will be opened on Friday, there is nothing on the calendar for Magne that we know of except his production work with Martin and Tini, and nothing on the horizon for Apparatjik either. I don't like the silence! Here's hoping something is going on behind the scenes that we'll find out about soon :-)