August 28, 2013

One step forward; two steps back...

I’m seriously considering a switch back to English. The logic being that my posts in Danish are shit and so were my posts in English. Though it shouldn’t really matter since no one’s reading anything I write anyway. But after all; writing in English should increase the number of people not reading my posts. By that I mean that there are far more people understanding English than Danish, so by switching back you can say that I’ll be ignored by a far greater number of people. Make sense of that if you can…

The title refers to the shape of my back. It’s been hurting for nearly three months and just when I thought things were getting better, I spent 9 hours this past weekend on a bench, in a church, in Copenhagen watching a somewhat shortened version of Wagner’s Ring Cycle (the blurry photo is from Die Walküre). I survived and actually thought it was immensely enjoyable, but my back sure took a setback (it prefers that I’m either laying down or standing up). Perhaps someday I’ll write some thoughts on the Ring Cycle, as there sure is a lot to say, mean, think etc. But (hopefully) without sounding too melodramatic, music, movies etc. will never quite be the same again after being introduced to The Ring, as I will constantly from now on and forever be hearing and looking for references.

In case you didn’t understand any of my Danish posts (and you probably weren’t around anyway) they were in vast majority a copy paste of previous posts written in English. Most of the time bitching and nagging about the poor quality of the music found in the mailbox. Or putting it another way…shitty music for at shitty blog! However some music was actually pretty OK, so you really should do yourself the favor and scroll down or check some older posts. There were gems!

But today I’m just cursing at my back pain…ouch...and will perhaps be checking out some music as well, but don't count on it!

11 comments:

Chris said...

good news about the switch, you have your regular "non-reader" back ;)(really, google translate just wasn't satisfing, although somewhat entertaining). And don't sell your writings for less than they are... you know you're still a great source for great music! I know it, and I hope your other "non-readers" do too! :)

Chris said...

oh, and btw. all the best for your back... hope you'll get better soon!!!

stytzer said...

Thank you Chris :-) will do my best to stick to English from now on...and will try to stay a "great source" :-)

Anonymous said...

I read your blog every day... and OK, I didn't understand it in Danish but I still picked out the occasional words and played the tunes! One of the best music blogs, another great find with Prince of Spain and I hope you're 'back' turns a corner. Actually, that probably would hurt, best not! Cheers! Paul

stytzer said...

Thanks Paul. Got two readers at least then :-) My back is slightly better today, but still a long way to go.

Anonymous said...

You're welcome! And today's link, OMD were my 80's band, I've bought pretty much everything since the release of Red Frame/White Light (having to go backwards to get my Factory version of Electricity from a school friend!) and totally agree with the excellent return to form with EE. But I have no idea what to make of the new video either! Keep up the good work, we are reading! Paul

Anonymous said...

I can understand you in English :)

By the way, you could think about recovering the column with your actual favourites ;)

Parklife said...

Nice to again understand the words you're writing! :-) And get well soon, I hope your back will be better!

stytzer said...

Made up my mind and I'll stick to English from now on.
Not sure about the favorites list, as most songs aren't offered as free downloads anymore. Could of course be a list with links (soundcloud, youtube, bandcamp etc.), but not sure how interesting that would be?

Juan Luis said...

Thank you for switching back to English. That eables us who don't understand Danish to follow your excellent post, my favourite one for years. Get well soon.
Greetings from Spain.

Juan Luis

Juan Luis said...

Thank you for switching back to English. That eables us who don't understand Danish to follow your excellent post, my favourite one for years. Get well soon.
Greetings from Spain.

Juan Luis