Be creative, specially when dealing with legends!

So the most prestigious “Musical Award” in the world, the “Nobel Prize of Music”, the Polar Music Prize decided it was time to honor the contributions of Led Zeppelin.

From the Polar Music Prize site: “The 2006 Polar Music Prize is awarded to the British group Led Zeppelin, one of the great pioneers of rock. Their playful and experimental music combined with highly eclectic elements has two essential themes: mysticism and primal energy. These are features that have come to define the genre hard rock.”

OK, so basically the Polar Music Prize jury agrees with millions of rockers out there — that is good. What is not so good, in fact downright ugly, is that they bring some half-assed bands that plays “rock covers” of Led Zeppelin tunes to the award ceremony.

Why do the obvious? Why not led some not-so-rocking-band do covers of LZ tunes? Swedish artist Thomas Di Leva doing Stairway to Heaven would have been a tribute to music, the very thing that Led Zeppelin gave to us. Nordman doing Black Dog. Some other LZ tune as an acapella. Even a rap (gasp!) version of one of their songs would have been more creative than what was done.

It amazes me that people who arrange award shows for creative work, spend so little time being creative!

If you haven’t listened to Thomas Di Leva, there’s an english language site available here. He’s weird, lovely, and a very cosmic person. You’ve been warned 🙂

Jag tror inte du förstår

Jag tror inte du förstår

Jag tror inte du förstår
hur mycket du betyder
för mig

Jag tror inte du förstår
hur ont det gör mig
när du inte ser mig

Jag tror inte du förstår
att mina tårar faller
när jag sitter ensam i mörkret

Jag tror inte du förstår
mina känslor
mina ord
mina tankar
mitt hjärta

Jag tror inte du förstår

(joho)

I don’t think you understand

“I don’t think you understand”

I don’t think you understand
how much you mean
to me

I don’t think you understand
how much it hurts
when you don’t see me

I don’t think you understand
that my tears are falling
when I sit alone in the dark

I don’t think you understand
my feelings
my words
my thoughts
my heart

I don’t think you understand

(joho)

Hard rock hallelujah

What can you say?! Finland’s “Hard rock hallelujah” by Lordi won the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest. I would have liked to see Carola win, because I sincerely think she has one of the best female vocals of those I’ve heard on this planet; but, if it wasn’t to be her, who am I to argue with the anthem-like performance by Lordi?! C-O-N-G-R-A-T-U-L-A-T-I-O-N-S-! I guess people UNDER the age of 55 are now watching the Eurovision Song Contest. Hooray!

Oh.. and Sweden beat Canada 5-4 in the International Ice Hockey Championships semi-finals; playing the finals tomorrow. Y’all have a nice weekend now, y’hear?! 🙂

Where did WUSAGE go?

So whatever happened to the people at boutell.com? Or rather wusage, their web stats generator/analyzer. It’s seems to be really hard to find a decent alternative that covers “everything”, and very little is happening with wusage. I’ve written e-mail after e-mail to boutell, without the trace of a response. Webalizer is too simple and has been asleep for a long time. Awstats is still active and does present some nice stats, specially if you use some of the Geo*-plugins. Whether or not it’ll match wusage’s complexity and features remains to be seen.

Ibland

“Ibland”

Ibland saknar jag dig mer.
Ibland saknar jag dig mindre.
Ibland saknar jag dig som jag gör nu.

Så att jag kan känna smaken av det.
Så att jag kan känna känslan av det.
Så att jag kan känna hur mycket jag verkligen saknar dig.

(joho)

Sometimes

“Sometimes”

Sometimes, I miss you more
Sometimes, I miss you less
Sometimes, I miss you like I miss you now

Like I can feel the taste of it
Like I can feel the feeling of it
Like I can feel how much I really miss you

(joho)