fredag 30. november 2012

The Wall



Happy anniversary to Pink Floyds eleventh studio album - "The Wall"! Today it is 33 years since the album was released, and the music history would change! No one had ever heard something like that, and it is such a powerful album, the songs are fading into each other, and that is why I mean that you should listen to the entire album, not just one songe here and one song there! Enjoy it and really listen to it. You will get a surprise over how good it really is! And if YOU are one of the lucky people who have a LP player and an old, original copy of the album, sit down, listen and enjoy.



Tonight I will enjoy the album by listening/watch concert clips from Roger Waters The Wall live tour on youtube! That is how I will spend my evening, and I will spend it with the love of my life and enjoy some wine and pizza as well. So that should be a good evening.
When I was walking to the kindergarten where I do my prac, I started listening to the live album "Is there anybody out there", and when I was walking back home, I continued. I feel so happy when I am listening to the most wonderful music ever made!



I'm so glad that me and my family got tickets already for the "The Wall" show next summer! We are already owners of 6 tickets (Oslo - two days, Gothenburgh, London, Dublin and Paris) so then we will celebrate the wonderful album. If you have seen the show or the movie "The Wall", you can see what masterpiece it is. The songs are great themselves, but the history behind and the animation just makes it even better. There is a character in the 'story' called Pink. Pink is a person based on Waters and Barretts lives. Pink lost his dad in the second world war - that is based on Roger Waters childhood. Pink is also getting into a hard life of rock'n roll - and that is something that remind me about Syd Barretts life. That's just my own thought. But there are, I think, several things that may have happend to Roger or Syd. And Nick Mason as well! He did not have a good teacher in primary school. Don't know if any of the boys had bad experiences in school, but some of them had, hence "Another brick in the wall, pt.2".



I wont be writing about each and every song today, but I would just wish the album, the producers and last but not lest, the band - happy anniversary!!! I know I will love this album for ever!! So thanks to all the people who was helping making this album happend!









søndag 11. november 2012

Interrail around Europe to see Roger Waters, summer 2013

Fearless. Yes we will be!

Today I am trying to put together a travelling plan for next summer. I want to attend to as many shows as possible, and try to experience as many countries at the same time.
In week 29, the gig starts on the saturday in Belgium, and it would be so amazing to be able to see the very first show of the tour. If I decide to go to Belgium, that would only be a friday to sunday trip, since I have to work a bit as well to save some money and to travel around even more!
If I don't go to Belgium, I'm going in week 30 to Italy. That's a country I've always admired and love the history, so will definatly try to get there to see the show in Pedova on friday and go up to Rome the day after and see the show on the sunday. I have not decided if I'm going to both Belgium and Italy, but if I have to choose one, I think it'll be Italy.

Will the show in Belgium be a part of rock Werchter?

Italy, Rome


After the gigs in Italy, there will be a week without any gigs. Maybe there will be announced some new shows later on, but we'll see. I have to plan this asap, so I can ask for my vacation. So if there is new shows announced later, I'll have to wait and see if I can try to attend. In week 32 the show will be to see in Czech Republic on wedensday and in Germany on friday. These days I will not be traveling around Europe, since I am going to Denmark on sunday! That will be my third time in Denmark because of the Roger Waters tours. After the show in Denmark, they are coming back to Norway!! Hurray! Me and my family have already booked hotel for those days, and will buy tickets next week! From Norway, we are going straight to Sweeden. So this week will be non stop traveling and see as many shows as possible. I'm so exited! That is the only gigs that I've planned with my family to see, but this weekend coming up, they will visit me and my boyfriend, so we'll have to do some planning then!

Denmark, Copenhagen

Norway, Oslo

Sweeden, Gothenburg

After the family week, me and my boyfriend have made some big plans. I think we have to buy a tent, and we've been looking on interrailing, and that is quite cheep. So we have been thinking of interrailing around and put up a tent if we don't find a really cheep place to stay. In week 34, 35 and 36 we have been planning to travel:
From Sweeden, Gothenburg to Poland, Warsaw 

From Poland, Warsaw to Austria, Vienna 

From Austria, Vienna to Hungary, Budapest

From Hungary, Budapest to Romania, Bucharest

From Romania, Bucharest to Bulgaria, Sofia

From Bulgaria, Sofia to Serbia, Belgrade

From Serbia, Belgrade to Germany, Berlin

From Germany, Berlin to Germany, Dusseldorf

AND
From Germany, Dusseldorf to Netherlands, Amsterdam 

Then we'll find an airplane to take us back home



This is a three week plan, and there will be one till two days between every show. So if we are following this route, we'll be able to visit loads of exiting countries, new cultures and finnaly be able to see Europe from anotehr view then just going to one city at a time or going on holiday to a country where you are not able to see too much.

The fab five, tarveling around the world to see Roger Waters. 
Thanks for joining me everywhere to see my hero <3

The summer 2011, me, my boyrfiend and sister we're going on a spontanious trip to Denmark to go to a show, and then we took the train to Germany, ana we've got to experience so much, and we saw new things all the way. So I am hoping that the summer next year will be as interesting as the last time. This time we have better time, we can plan it better and prepare ourselves for the best summer!

On my way to a concert in Sydney


So, my dear readers. Do any of you have any experiences with interrailing? Have you been staying at a cheep place in one of these countries/ citys? I have never done this before, and I am a poor student, so I want to get things as cheep as possible. 
If you have any tips at all, please let me know :) It will be very very helpful!

I need YOU to give ME tips about how to get aroun in Europe! :)
Cheers!

fredag 9. november 2012

ROGER WATERS THE WALL LIVE 2013



Today is the day!! 
A day I will remember for a very long time. The RW TW tour show was announced today! On a friday! What a day to announce something like that!
This week I've had my first of a six week prac in kindergarten, and in my break, I watched some news on the inteernet, and there it was... Roger Waters is coming back to Norway and Europe with The Wall one last time. I feel like I can just go outside and scream out to the world how happy I am.

Before my very first The Wall concert in Oslo 2011


One thing that does suck is that I know too few people who really appreciate the music and I have too few people to show my exitement to. Lucky me, I have a mother, a father, a sister, a boyfriend and a best friend who love the music, so I have someone to talk too! But at the moment I'm all alone in my apartment, watching In the flesh live and no one to talk to, but my friend is coming over soon, so that'll be good for me. That is a great thing about this blog! When I'm all alone and want to share some floyd stuff, I'll just write it here, pretending I am talking to people. So thanks to all my readers on a day like this!





2013... It's gonna be a great summer with, hopefully, loads of shows. There are 20 concerts, and I want to see them all, but that might be hard since I don't have a lot of money, and I'm working AND I'm a student.. But I'll do my best! Have to make a plan now, to see when I'll take my vacation, where to go and how to travel. Train is one of my favourite transportation options, so I have to check out prices and all that. Book hotels at the shows I know I'm going to see, and plan all the other ones. And then I just have to see how many I can see.
If any of you have any tips of how to travel, get tickets for a good price, etc, let me know! :)





Wishing you all a really great weekend!! 
I love the world today <3