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Christmas is… white

By spotogspindel | December 29, 2009

… and apparently it will be at least for another three weeks.


The view from my work-room window. 

But enough with the romance already. A true Western Norwegian is actually quite surprised if Christmas is white. The hard-core ones of us prefer the snow ready plowed (read: rain). We are a water-proof breed. Snow is beautiful. On film. In real life it´s quite unpractical. So my plan is to take lots of pretty pictures while the snow is here, and then celebrate when it´s gone. I mean, pretty as it is, it is cold. And I freeze easily. It´s a good thing electricity and floor-heating has been invented!


As I said, enough with the romance. I went to a concert tonight. A Pink Floyd  tribute band. Boy, those guys didn´t PLAY rock-stars! The concert was great! I mean, not just did they play great, but they had a whole concept. Lights, lots of lights, a film set-design, part live and part pre-recorded, sometimes at the same time. It was just way cool. Loud enough to totally get absorbed into the music, but not so loud that you couldn´t hear the details of all the instruments and voices and sound-effects. So I´m totally putting this on my 41 things-list!


They made me re-discover pink Floyd´s music. And finished with a totally not-commercial song called “The trial”. Seriously. I though I was the only one who liked crazy-weird music like this. The music is so visual, there are loads of pictures just waiting to come alive!

Topics: Christmas | 3 Comments »

3 Responses to “Christmas is… white”

  1. 41 things to do before I turn 42 | Spindelmaker Janne Robberstad Says:
    December 29th, 2009 at 13:55

    […] Christmas is… white […]

  2. Susan Williamson Says:
    December 31st, 2009 at 07:35

    Wish I’d been there to hear the tribute band. I’ve always loved Pink Floyd.

  3. Pat T Says:
    December 31st, 2009 at 13:00

    Snow is ….unpractical….that is the best description I have ever seen. Here in Kent,England we are not used to snow either…one lot just gone and more promised tomorrow…