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Re: eurovision results are out

May 19th, 2019, 8:47 am

I happened to be in the right time zone so watched the whole thing for the first time in 35 years. The music was pretty much unchanged in quality and general sound. I agree that the whole thing was pretty gay, but was informed by my local guide that this was not really a new thing. I would have been perfectly happy with the North Macedonian victory projected by the music elites, but the voice of the common folks (who, oddly, preferred Norway) killed that dream. Madonna did what she has always been doing: selling a product. And Iceland probably had marginally more impact with their political demonstration than with whatever flavor of Black Death metal they served up.
 
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Re: eurovision results are out

May 19th, 2019, 9:08 am

The near-Nazi salute during their song plus the Palestinian flag will have secured the Labour vote. I did notice on my one trip to Iceland that they are all very blond.
 
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May 19th, 2019, 3:07 pm

The show had somefing for everyone, unless you are Palestinian, of course. Not even a look in.

Black Death metal
Junior calls it industrial punk.

Seems Godwin's  Law is making a comeback.
 
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Re: eurovision results are out

May 19th, 2019, 5:33 pm

Catch tune. Sounds best in original language.
 
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Re: eurovision results are out

May 19th, 2019, 5:56 pm

You weren't there so how would even know.
The highlight of the Eurovision week in TLV was on Thursday at the white night festival. On one stage came up three of the Eurovision's classic divas, Anne-Marie David along with Carola and Loreen from Sweden...wonderful live music and great time. And among the many celebrators thousands were muslims from the Palestinian Authority (they get free pass to visit their relatives during the Ramadan). Girls in hijab and jeans could be seen everywhere...people just wanted to enjoy some good music and forget the sh***y....
 
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Re: eurovision results are out

May 20th, 2019, 12:43 am

That was awful. I don’t mean the UK result, that was discounted in already! But the politics.

I’m sick of having diversity forced down my throat. My family is mixed race. Not everyone in it is heterosexual. And I haven’t eaten dog for years. So I think I’m cured. Please, please stop nagging me.

And all the talk of being nice to each other when the way they reveal the results is brutal and voyeuristic.

And then Iceland and Madonna. Give it a rest.

I might have to mothball my feather boa and sequined codpiece permanently.
Perhaps you're not the target audience. And if it wasn't for the years of rising awareness, you wouldn't dare to write in the public forum what you store in your closet. I still wouldn't :-|

Anyway, I also always though of myself as someone very tolerant (mostly because I don't give a damn about other people), but only recently I've learnt on my own that when you love someone it doesn't matter whether they are a cat or a dog.
 
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May 20th, 2019, 7:23 am

(they get free pass to visit their relatives during the Ramadan).
Very magnanimous.
 
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May 20th, 2019, 11:59 am

The point about Hitari and metal in general is themes are love/hate, life/death, purity/serfdom, evil  versus good A refreshing change from Eurovision lollipop music. And that' the way it is, so I have been told.
Here the 70s version and fastforward to 2019.

 
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May 20th, 2019, 12:15 pm

Sweden is musically very strong.
Dodsrit is upcoming (drummer is Dutch)

https://www.stereogum.com/2010802/dodsrit-aura/music/

Sadly fascism is becoming more popular in Sweden and in other parts of the world as well. Things become scary when there is an “us and them” mentality. And this is something I reflect lyric-wise.
 
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March 1st, 2020, 4:23 pm

Iceland 2020

www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFZNvj-HfBU

Can Norge or Sverge improve on this?
 
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March 1st, 2020, 4:30 pm

impressive!
 
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March 1st, 2020, 5:58 pm

impressive!
the votes of the Norwegian jury ... 12 points!
 
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March 1st, 2020, 7:49 pm

UK entry .. obviously trying to get the Nordic vote..

www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iS-lV909T4
 
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March 1st, 2020, 10:03 pm

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