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When I was a young teen, there was this clown called Manne on TV. I remember finding it interesting to have a clown for a children's program, and I also found it interesting that he specifically included the deaf in his shows, as he constantly used sign language as part of his act, and beautifully so!

Anyhow, a few years later, the clown Manne disappeared from my consciousness, except for maybe sometimes lightly wondering what became of him. He was like a fond but long gone memory.

This year, while looking at the Park Theatre calendar, I saw that the clown Manne was having a few shows. Recalling my fond memories of him, I immediately decided that I would go see the show, and since Jacob would be around, I would of course take him with me!

The show itself was great in its simplicity and the general clownness, also featuring Manne's son and daughter, clowns as well! Jacob (almost literally) screamed with laughter, and I had a lot of fun too! I also noticed that while this show was geared toward kids, it also had ingredients for grown-ups, in the form of some discret jokes sprinkled into the show that visibly flew over the kids while having the grown-ups laugh. What impressed me the most, though, is how they still hold on to having sign language as part of their show, and how transparently they do it, you have to look to really notice!

Anyway, I guess I love this old clown, who seems to do damn well. It's been good to see ya again, Manne!

Posted Jul 1, 2007 9:21:19 AM +0200 | Tags: entertainment

Went watching The Gobblet of Fire on December 28th, in the late evening. I guess it was like the previous movies in a way, but I couldn't quite get the same sense of magic. Maybe I've become a bit blazé...

One think hit me hard, though; I don't like Michael Gambon's interpretation of Albus Dumbledore. Compared to his now deceised predecessor, Richard Harris (I), this guy is a brute! Richard Harris made an equally powerful interpretation, but in a much more humble and dignified way. Michael Gambon just hasn't the same finesse.

Pity. But won't stop me from seeing the next one...

Posted Jan 3, 2006 2:32:09 AM +0100 | Tags: entertainment

Imagine mixing songs from Senegal and Greece, with rock, swedish folk (polska, walz and more, among others similar to stuff The Heathens do), blues and more that I don't know the names for thrown in. Oh, and all performed by a few swedes (song, double-bass, keyboard, violin, mandola, an assortment of flutes and harmonica), a singer from Senegal, a singer from Greece, a Mexican drummer (percussion virtuozo, really). Imagine some of that mixed in the same song!

That's how I'd describe Ale Möller and his band.

I watched them this evening, at Nybrokajen 11. Gods, I had fun! All those mixes that I hadn't imagined being possible were just beautiful. Listening to a Senegalese song to blues rythms was just great, and so right, considering the roots of blues! Listening to Greek and Senegalese songs sung simultaneously was heavenly (yes, it works!).

Watching the band was wonderful as well. It's obvious they love what they do and have lots of fun on stage. Full of energy, they had a hard time stopping (they said it themselves, they could probably have gone on for an extra couple of hours, just for the fun of it)!

What an evening. I feel blessed!

Posted Jan 2, 2006 1:50:23 AM +0100 | Tags: entertainment

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