Author Archives: Eivind

Transcendental Youth & Tallahassee Turns Ten

I’ve been meaning to write a review (or opinion piece, might be more appropriate) about this for a while now: Transcendental Youth, the new album from The Mountain Goats. New meaning, it was released in October 2012 and they haven’t … Continue reading

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Fleamarket Rundown Spring 2013

A rundown of some of my more interesting findings at various local fleamarkets this spring. A Spanish title VHS copy of The Lion King 2, and a still sealed VHS copy of the Norwegian special edition re-release of the original. … Continue reading

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Funds: Denied

So, I’ve had this idea to try going on a UK mini-tour with The Society Of Poor Academics. Playing a handful of small venues. It’s hard finding places in Norway to perform, as there’s not much of a singer-songwriter anti-folk … Continue reading

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Vi overlever uten Eivind Kirkeby

After two to three years of over-ambitiousness and self-doubt, the third full-length album by The Society Of Poor Academics is here: Vi overlever uten Eivind Kirkeby – or “We’ll survive without Eivind Kirkeby” as it roughly translates to. But can … Continue reading

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To Anyone Wanting Me To Check Out Their Music

To anyone wanting me to check out their music, for potential mention or reviewing in this blog: give me a direct download link to whatever release it is you’re trying to promote. I’m not interested in manually downloading each song … Continue reading

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Fidelity Wars #126: Kirsty MacColl – “He’s On The Beach”

Kirsty MacColl was a British pop artist and singer-songwriter, passing away far too early at the age of 41. I’m not terribly familiar with her discography, and like most people I was first exposed to her through her vocal contribution … Continue reading

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Songs I Have Yet To Write

I believe it was Darren Hayman who once said something akin to how coming up with a good title is half the work of making a song. Once you have a good, evocative title, the rest of the song will … Continue reading

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Fidelity Wars #125: Red Shoe Diaries – “Ice & Snow”

I came upon the band Red Shoe Diaries on a brief tumble through bandcamp, searching for potential bands for an ongoing pet project of mine. Contemporary acoustic indie pop with a touch of twee, not dissimilar in sound to Allo … Continue reading

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Fidelity Wars #124: Ali Dee And The Deekompressors – “Go, Speed Racer, Go” (Film Version)

I wasn’t expecting to like the movie Speed Racer. I hadn’t been a fan of the orignal TV series, never having watched it as a kid (but still knowing enough to enjoy the homage / parody episode in Dexter’s Laboratory), … Continue reading

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Kostnadseffektivt

This weekend saw the release of Kostnadseffektivt, a digital only EP by The Society Of Poor Academics. The title of the EP is the Norwegian translation of the title track, “Cost Efficient”, which features vocals and guitar by Lara Mishler … Continue reading

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