Etikettarkiv: Eurovision

“8 Rue de l’Humanite”

“Stuck together” or the French original title “8 Rue de l’Humanite” is now on Netflix and what to say? For Eurovision fans you find Tom Leeb, and a group of other famous French actors, or not famous as well.

And why am I pushing for it? Is it that good? Not really, but it is 90 minutes of family entertainment. You have jokes for grown ups, slap stick for kids etc etc.

It is a small bagatelle worth watching when your Netflix alternatives is no more – and I’m there right now. Seriously seen everything that interest me the slightest.

Another thing! I finally downloaded Amanda Lears new album, released on the 22nd of October 2021, “Tuberose”.

“Tuberose” Amanda Lear, album 2021. Album cover photo.

When I bought my first Amanda Lear album in 1977 (or.. bought? I needed to put it on my Christmas list, and Santa listened even if the top less poster inside was a bit too much according to some people), who would even think that in 2021 she still release records. In this case, no, not another Disco one, this is very lounge, and very still. Very nice to be honest, even if it’s not a song you put on at your next party. The day after the party though…, morning, coffee, wrapped in a warm fluffy cosy robe and let Amanda take care of your hangover. And the album cover is amazing.

All for today

Björn

August 2021

Here in France we close summer now, more and more people return from vacation so also at my office. It reminds me of the fact that I hate to work in an open office space, and how nice it can be to work from home. But let me elaborate the home working thing.

Right now, in the time of Ebola, Covid and Plague we can still work from home 1 day a week, based on how many people who is in that week. But this is where the home working idea fails. Home working works perfectly and is wünderbar when you can work for a while at home. Not carry material home and back on an almost daily basis.

So, during those conditions home working just “F” things up. But gosh what I wish I can get my own office, the department I work in is worth our own office space – wish list for the Christmas…

And now something else, born from a discussion yesterday, Eurovision entries failed to place well in the year they entered but if they entered now would be hits (with a modern production). Yesterday we talked about Remedios Amaya “Quien maneja mi barca” – SO last in 1983 just cause it was before it’s time.

Spain Eurovision 1983

With that, have a nice Tuesday

Björn

2 faces

Waking up this morning with 2 faces, seriously WTF is happening? My left side of the face is bigger than a blimp – infection in a tooth and emergency dentist time 1st of June. Happy moi.

And with that I leave you for now, together with the top 4 among the Swedish public in the Eurovision voting. As you know Swedes is always unhappy with other European countries voting for their neighbour countries… This is the Swedes votes 2021

Björn

Still no split results

I have still not found any split results from the Eurovision this weekend, so not much of an analysis yet. So we will wait for that until next weekend I guess.

Instead, prepare for work tomorrow, a 4 day week thanks heaven. But some important tasks to look into this week, the last week of May.

Talking about May, its more February outside, I soon won’t give a shit and go down to the Riviera for some sun… The people I meet in Paris now, with a tan, have all been at the French Riviera – so there is sun and heat in this country, but not in Paris.

That said,

Have a nice week

Björn

Reflections from yesterday…

…and plans for tomorrow.

So Semi 1 of Eurovision passed and the main thing I take from it is what kind of mental illness do you suffer from if you vote on Russia and Ukraine?

8 song out of 10 on my own list passed to the finals. And 8 of 10 on the list of my guesses, so 80% on each is OK I think. But a lot of strange stuff. Croatias fail to qualify is a mystery, and Sweden… Could have been left outside the top 10 without me going wild.

So let us jump on tomorrows semi then. The list so far:

Björn

21h00 tonight then

So we finally there, the ESC 2021, Semi one kick off. My views on tonights show can be found here as a PDF download.

Beside that, and the current situation in the world, let us remember Eurovision Song Contest 2019 and Madonnas performance. And let us remember it not mainly for her not so successful vocals but for her political standpoint in the now current situation in Israel and Palestine.

Not so sure that would have been popular 2021…

Another thing I cant wrap my head around at the moment is the green ring on the apple watch. Walking from home to work close the green ring, biking gives this:

Not much of an exercise really… So not I bike back and forth from work and still need to power walk in the evenings to close the ring. I mean, one reason for buying a bike was to put the exercise in the daily routines and no need for extra gym time. Not working, cycling do not burn at all. Downhill or uphill.

So enjoy tonight and let us be bitter tomorrow about the results from ESC Semi 1

Björn

Eurovision 2021

So finally time for the Eurovision 2021 and the fund part… To decide, to guess and to get upset cause people vote like my opinion do not count at all…

So, the list. Why all these different columns. First of all I do not watch the rehearsals so my initial opinions is 100% based on the released tracks, so there are always some small changes on the night. And the comments ahead of the semifinals are much kinder than the ones on the night of the finals. Then I turn to the wicket witch of Eurovision.

So here is the promised PDF of the first semi finals tomorrow.

Björn