Monthly Archives: January 2009

Music Awards Part II: Icelandic Music

I don’t know how this happened, but I forgot to add examples of some Icelandic music in “Danish & Norwegian Music Awards” post. This is surprising because I have been a huge Björk fan most of my life (from 16 onwards thanks to my pal Corley), and my first trip abroad was actually to Reykjavik to […]

Danish & Norwegian Music Awards

This past weekend music award shows in both Denmark and Norway featured some of the most popular and upcoming Nordic artists. Here are a few of my favorite winners and nominees from the shows. For good measure, I’ve added a few of my own picks from Finland (actually the band I picked is from Australia (oh […]

American Ambassador Leaves Denmark

Today the former American Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark James P. Cain (R) makes his departure back to the U.S. after serving in Copenhagen for the last 3.5 years. He left a few parting words with the Danish people via an interview posted on the tabloid newspaper B.T. The article’s headline, “The Ambassador to the Danes: You are […]

Some Shocking Danish Ads

Media is one way that defines a culture. And here in Denmark sometimes the advertisements really illustrate some clear differences between the U.S. and DK. It’s no secret that Europe in general is more liberal and that Denmark is one of the most liberal with an open attitude towards sex, beer and nudity, and just being more natural (i.e., grown […]

Diversity Around Copenhagen: Four Languages Before Noon

Pizza from Bottega on Dronningensgade 42 My day today is the perfect example of how much true diversity there really is in Copenhagen. I visited China, Pakistan, Denmark and Italy all before noon. I spoke English and Danish to a Chinese man, Danish to two Danes and a Pakistani, and Danish, English, Italian and Spanish to […]

Accepting Things As They Are

“Just be OK with it,” is what someone once told me. I nodded my head in agreement thinking, “yeah, I can do that.” But thinking that you are OK with something and feeling it deep in your heart and accepting what you might not really deep down think is OK, are two different things. It’s […]

Something Poinient

Through the steel of discipline, you will forge a character rich with courage and peace. Through the virtue of will, you are destined to rise to life’s highest ideal and live within a heavenly mansion filled with all that is good, joyful and vital. Without them, you are lost like a mariner without a compass, […]