I was “Alt For Meget” (“Way Too Much”)! Roskilde Festival 2014 retrospective #rf14

July 23rd, 2014

Alt For Meget

Roskilde Festival defines my culture, and when I, unexpectedly got the chance to go this year, I was a happy camper. My ticket only had one string attached: “YOU HAVE TO GO SEE SPIDS NØGENHAT”! Those terms were acceptable to me.

I decided to act as some sort of journalist during the festival, and I was very active on social media mostly deep undercover representing the 1980′ies Copenhagen punkzine “Alt For Meget“.

I shared some details on how I covered Roskilde Festival from the cell phone.

This post is focusing on the highlights, bt I have curated a “Storify” that includes most of my social media posts, and you can view that as a slideshow below. It probably requires “subtitles” and a lot of it only made sense “live”.

Get A Tent

The soul of Roskilde is in the camps, but I also find it a bit stressful, so I chose the luxury option for camping, “Get A Tent”. The concept is that your tent has already been pitched, so you’re ready to move in as soon as you have checked in.

After the festival you can choose to keep the tent, leave it behind or pack it up and drop it at “Camp Aid”, and the tents are sent to refugee camps.

Camps

Despite being boring you still have full access to the camping area, and I enjoyed checking out the most interesting ones. A lot of camps have their own massive sound systems, most of them blasting euro-techno-stompers, but my favourite camp was Camp TOSM (Tors Orange Soccer Mon) that had an insanely loud box that every morning blasted “morning Slayer” much to the dismay of the immediate neighbours.

Camp TOSM were very friendly, invited me in and shared music recommendations.

Dream City


As always you stumble upon things if you follow your senses, I found Camp TOSM because of their loud music, but I was actually om my way to “Dream City”. I had no idea what Dream City was, but it sounded interesting. It turned out the Dream City is an experiment by the Roskilde Festival to have participants build unique camps and experiences.

There are four dogmas:

To be a part of Dream City you only need to follow the city’s dogmas:

  • Acquire a ticket to Roskilde Festival 2014 or become a volunteer.
  • Consider your project/camp as a gift to Dream City – something that can be shared with the rest of the ‘Dreamers’ and festival goers.
  • Think sustainable and socially responsible.
  • What you bring you must take with you again when you leave the city.

Dream City had a number of cool camps, I didn’t visit all of them, but I really liked the Dome, which acted as a signature.

It was also nice to see a makerlab/fablab where you for instance could get help building your own loudspeakers.

The Postoffice, #postkilde, was really nice, and they played hosts to a powerful morning workout session at 10 am, you might have seen it broadcast live at DR3 on the last day of the festival. Just what I needed.

Ungdommens Røde Kors (Danish Red Cross Youth Organisation) wanted you to make a flag, and I did that. When I explained what the flag represented they said that it was the most political statement they had heard so far :-)

Dream City has the feel of the Burning Man festival, we’re not quite there yet, but if that is the direction Roskilde Festival is taking, I’m all for it.

ArtZone

THis year Roskilde Festival had an ArtZone located centrally in the festival area. It featured a number of installations for instance “The Forest” where you entered a room with strands of cloth suspended from the ceiling, you didn’t notice the other people in the room until they literally bumped into you.

There was also a game called Johann Sebastian Joust that seemed to be using hacked Sony Play conrtolleres.

It featured what looked like “hacked” Sony Play controllers (the game was controlled by standard computers, not a PlayStation).

The controllers were suspended from the ceiling and you have to grab two of your chosen colour.

The game sped up, and if you missed grabbing two controllers of your colour, you were eliminated.

The game was quite simple, fun and challenging.

Up to four players.

Food #rffood

Roskilde Festival really shines in the food department these days. We’ve come a long way from burgers, coke and fries. You can, of course, still get that, but in that case you’re missing out.

I remember just 6 years ago that you had to be lucky to find a small stall that sold sushi.

Not anymore. The flagship was the food court where they sold reasonably priced meals prepared by real chefs. My favorite was the Japanese street kitchen Yatai. They served an unlisted vegan stew that I lived on.

Music

Finally I also caught some music, this was, after all a music festival :-) , I might do a longer post on the music alone, but I’ll mention some highlights.

Best music (part of the show was delivered purely acoustic)

Perota Chingo

Best jam (Top-notch old skool hip-hop and the fantastic DJ Babu)

Dilated Peoples

Most fun (circle pit)

Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals

Best rock’n'roll

Helhorse vs. The Psyke Project

Best party

Major Lazer

Good company

Jack White

Honourable mention

The Rolling Stones

From All Of Us To All Of You

Roskilde Festival has been generous and made the full concerts by Dilated Peoples

and Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals available online.

Full list of gigs I caught

Cykling 2014-07-19

July 20th, 2014

Se i fuld skærmstørrelse

Regneark med mine træningsresultater

Løb 2014-07-18

July 20th, 2014

Se i fuld skærmstørrelse

“Be With You”

July 19th, 2014

Ooh baby
I love the way you make me feel
It slows down time
Come in my bedroom and turn off the lights

You whisper softly in my ear
Makes me unwind
The way you touch me
Lets me know you’re mine

I’d rather be with you
Because i love the way
You scream my name
And there’s no other man
That gives me what i want
And makes me feel this way
I’d rather be with you because
You hustle hard to take care of me
I’d rather be with you
Boy i’d rather be with you

I love the way you look at me
Stare into my eyes
What do they say to you
Boy don’t be shy
Tonight’s the night your fantasies
Will all come true
I am your woman
I belong to you

There is nothing i won’t do for you
I know my soul connected me to you
I feel so safe when i’m alone with you
I’m holding back nothin
Saving it all for you
Baby i love making love to you
It’s like a high i can’t come down from you

I’d rather be with you
Because i love the way
You scream my name
And there’s no other man
That gives me what i want
And makes me feel this way
I’d rather be with you because
You hustle hard to take care of me
I’d rather be with you
Boy i’d rather be with you

I’d rather be with you oh yea
Boy i rather be with you
I’d rather be with you oh yea
Boy i rather be with you

I’d rather be with you
Because i love the way
You scream my name
And there’s no other man
That gives me what i want
And makes me feel this way
I’d rather be with you because
You hustle hard to take care of me
I’d rather be with you
Boy i’d rather be with you

I don’t want nobody else
I ain’t goin no where
I’m happy with you
You got me baby
I ain’t thinking about
Nobody else but you baby

“Something About Us” <3

July 17th, 2014

It might not be the right time
I might not be the right one
But there’s something about us I want to say
Cause there’s something between us anyway

I might not be the right one
It might not be the right time
But there’s something about us I’ve got to do
Some kind of secret I will share with you

I need you more than anything in my life
I want you more than anything in my life
I’ll miss you more than anyone in my life
I love you more than anyone in my life

Did you get our memo on @dilatedpeoples? “REMEMBER TO ALWAYS BE TRUE!” <3 #rf14

July 13th, 2014

We know you got our memo on @dilatedpeople and their #rf14 monster jam, but here’s another

REMEMBER TO ALWAYS BE TRUE!

“You Can’t Hide, You Can’t Run”

You can’t hide, you can’t run
Remember to always be true, no matter what you do
I want it, I never front it, I got my whole crew life on it
Think sharp, man, listen, you can’t hide, you can’t run

Remember to always be true, no matter what you do
I want it, I never front it, I got my whole crew life on it
Livin’ thus in peace, indeed

Any day your last day might come so
You can’t hide, you can’t run
Late night in the shadows
When the daylight comes, remember
You can’t hide, you can’t run

Man, listen any day your last day might come so
You can’t hide, you can’t run from the truth
We know each and every day fights come
Remember, you can’t hide, you can’t run

It’s like this final destination, you tryin’ your best to make it
They say be patient but you know you’re cheatin’, death is chasin’
Heart beatin’, pulse racin’ but I keep the pace
And trained to be the best and beat the best by the gracie
(Livin’ thus in peace, indeed)

Grappler spectacular rapper sport of altercation
In self defense we hem ‘em up, a tailored alteration
We’re firestarters leavin’ stages up in flames
Then again we’re firefighters, sprayin’ at whatever’s blazin’

Crazy ways to express and pass information
Daily makin’ the best of bad situations
We fight to win in whatever type of test we’re facin’
Hip-Hop came while they were underestimatin’

Amazin’ grace how sweet the sound, that’s what I was raised in
But then the crack and gangs flourished under Ronald Reagan
(You can’t hide, you can’t run)
Life insurance for kids, undertakers waitin’
Earth is purgatory, here between the Pearly Gates and Satan

Any day your last day might come so
You can’t hide, you can’t run
Late night in the shadows
When the daylight comes, remember
You can’t hide, you can’t run

Man, listen any day your last day might come so
You can’t hide, you can’t run from the truth
We know each and every day fights come
Remember, you can’t hide, you can’t run

Yeah man, listen I stay relevant
Only person I stand in the shadow of is Evidence
Last page, I left off a good look
This ain’t the next chapter, it’s a whole new book

About to steal the game, I’m a whole new crook
Bakin’ up that fire, I’m a whole new cook
Get your whole shit took, Cali’s back under the sun
So you can’t hide and you can’t run from the truth
(You can’t hide, you can’t run)

Some ain’t convinced so they decide to try me
Like I give a fuck, we live from India Arie
They got spies in cameras and trailers
We see ‘em settin’ up, though we on counter surveillance
(Livin’ thus in peace, indeed)

On to me, I’m on to you, it’s no mystery
Better think fast though, the future’s just your history
It’s where the plot thickens, regardless of wealth
‘Cause the worst person to run from’ yourself
(Livin’ thus in peace, indeed)

Any day your last day might come so
You can’t hide, you can’t run
Late night in the shadows
When the daylight comes, remember
You can’t hide, you can’t run

Man, listen, any day your last day might come so
You can’t hide, you can’t run from the truth
We know each and every day fights come
Remember, you can’t hide, you can’t run

Remember to always be true, no matter what you do
I want it, I never front it, I got my whole crew life on it
Think sharp, man, listen, you can’t hide, you can’t run

Remember to always be true, no matter what you do
I want it, I never front it, I got my whole crew life on it
Livin’ thus in peace

Man, listen, you can’t hide, you can’t run
Remember to always be true, no matter what you do
Think sharp, man, listen
Livin’ thus in peace, indeed

Is that music speaking for it’s self?
You can’t hide, you can’t run
Now you can’t run
Now we’re Dialated, Dialated
Livin’ thus in peace

HARDSTYLE! Willkommen nach Welthauptstadt Berlin – World Cup – Association football illustrated in dance #sambabold #vmdr #vmdk

July 10th, 2014

After the humiliating defeat by the brazilian association football team, I got this idea that what happened was a clash of culture and that it could be illustrated with differences in music and the way people in dance in different cultures.

The brazilian way of playing football is often compared to the dance of samba,so much so that the Danish National Broadcaster TV2 is using the hashtag #sambabold during the World Cup.

To illustrate the 1-7 defeat I turned to “hardstyle” an aggressive dance style that originated in europe, Belgium, but is popular in Germany.

HAAAARRRRDDDDDSTYYYYLLLEE! Willkommen nach Welthauptstadt Berlin

But I believe that Brazil will return, and thjs what happens when “Hardstyle” is given a “brazilian wax”, the style is called “Rebolation”, “Hardstyle” made sexy.

ps. Argentina is the clear winner in dance and music, and why don’t we just celebrate the World Cup, dance and music and all do the “Electro swing” <3

#sambabold->#hardstyle->#rebolation->#electroswing

Kast de @En_Af_Os håndtegn dér

May 23rd, 2014
Kast de @En_Af_Os håndtegn dér

Kast de @En_Af_Os håndtegn dér

“मैत्री” #nytmindesmærke

May 22nd, 2014

Som det måske er nogle bekendt kører “KØS – Museet for kunst i det offentlige rum” for tiden en konkurrence om forslag til et nyt mindesmærke.

Jeg har tidligere beskrevet min idé, og nu har jeg lavet et design.

Nyt Monument

Materialer

  • Sølv (rustfrit stål)
  • Rav (glas)
  • Granit
  • Glas
  • Vand

Billedet er baseret på to billeder.

Sommersolhverv 21. juni 2014 i Linden Ashram – og du er inviteret #naursARK

May 20th, 2014

Vær med til at fejre Sommersolhverv 2014.

Summer Solstice DNT

I følge DMI er det sommersolhverv den 21. juni 2014 kl. 12.52, og det skal da fejres.

Derfor er du og dine inviteret til “Linden Ashram“.

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