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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Who is going to win?

Who has the most smiles?
Want to see an even better smile? Try here:

Who will be Ms. Twitter? I am voting for 2jacksandastaff.
Why not help out a lovely lady and vote for her too? Click or copy the link to vote:

Who will get this year's prizes from the Marianne and Sigvard Bernadotte Artist Fund at the Stockholm Stadshuset June 18th gala?
I don't know, but I imagine some of my favorite singers will be there.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Sofia Källgren

Would you rather see her greatest performance or her funniest?
No Michael Ball. It must be the funniest.

The Sofia everyone loves.

Monday, May 25, 2009

The Happiest Person in the World

Do you worry what people will think of you because you smile all the time?
Do you wish you were a two year old so you would have an excuse for being as happy as you are?
Do you find it hard not to laugh when you stub your toe or you encounter a crazy driver on the road?
Isn't it funny all the sad people that get nominated as the happiest person in the world.
I live in paradise, so I have an excuse at least for being happy.

Listen to poor Molly My Marianne Sandén! She has no real excluse for her happiness:
Jag går på moln...
Ja, det är faktiskt en utmärkt början på beskrivningen av mitt tillstånd just nu. Jag har nämligen gått runt hela dagen med det största, fånigaste leendet ni bara kan tänka er. Och folk måste seriöst ha undrat vad jag hade för problem. De måste även undrat om nervositeten fått "tvärtom-påverkan" (ett nytt ord jag precis uppfunnit! Bra va?!) eller om mina käkar helt enkelt frusit fast p.g.a. kylan här uppe. (Det är nämligen ca 10 minusgrader just nu, och de röda små stugorna är täckta med säkert en meter snö... precis som i en saga!)

I think Eric should be the happiest guy in the world snowboarding with Molly, but probabiy isn't.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Dangers of Rapid Changes in Caloric Intake (Fad Dieting)

Rapid changes in caloric intake, under nutrition, the administration of T3 or selenium deficiency lead to decreased activity of the 5'-Monodeiodinase enzyme. When this happens, the production of thyroid hormone T3 decreases and a decline occurs in the degradation of reverse T3. This decreases lipid metabolism, so called fat burning, and increases muscle wasting. Attempts to counter the situation by the administration of T3 make the situation worse. This is the body’s method of preventing starvation during a famine by rapidly shedding muscle while retaining body fat. Repeated episodes can lead to a dangerous weakening of the heart.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Molly to the Rescue

It is about time for Molly to start filling in for Linda. See how pregnant Linda is:

Guess who goes swimming?

The dolphin is OK. Look:

They were a real team (busar) last year:

Linda's funniest video,Värsta Schlagern. She reminds me of Britney in the worst way here:

Molly Sandén will be replacing Linda Bengtzing in the Diggiloo 2009 tour. Molly's album, Samma Himmel, will be out 27 May 2009.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Knowledge Engine

Tired of getting opinions instead of fact? The knowledge engine is a first step with an aim to changing that. Here are the links to try it out.

Overview of the Knowledge Engine.

Click here to access the Knowledge Engine.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Molly Gets Three Kisses

Molly and Ola are on the April 10, 2009 episode of Så ska det låta which is still online at SVT. I love this show.

Charlotte Perelli - Michelangelo

Ola - Himlen är oskyldigt blå

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Linda Bengtzing

How can these songs sound so wonderful when Linda Bengtzing sings them? Uptempo or not, blonde or brunette, anyway but not without her. Maybe its her blue eyes.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Music Contests

This comment from someone in Poland sums up how I feel:
Molly Sanden was better than Malena... but Malena is nice... and she has nice song "La Voix"

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Be Still, My Soul

Sung by Katherine Jenkins
Public Domain. Words: Katharina A. von Schlege. Music Finlandia: Jean Sibelius.

1. Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side.
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain.
Leave to thy God to order and provide;
In ev—ery change,
He faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul:
thy best, thy heavenly Friend
Through thorn—y ways
leads to a joyful end.
2. Be still, my soul:
thy God doth undertake
To guide the future, as He has the past.
Thy hope, thy confidence
let nothing shake;
All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul:
the waves and winds still know
His voice Who ruled
them while He dwelt below.
3. Be still, my soul:
when dearest friends depart,
And all is darkened in the vale of tears,
Then shalt thou better
know His love, His heart,
Who comes to soothe
thy sorrow and thy fears.
Be still, my soul: thy Jesus can repay
From His own fullness all He takes away.
4. Be still, my soul:
the hour is hastening on
When we shall be forever with the Lord.
When disappointment, grief,
and fear are gone,
Sorrow forgot, love’s purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul:
when change and tears are past,
All safe and blessed we shall meet at last.
5. Be still, my soul:
begin the song of praise
On earth, believing, to thy Lord on high;
Acknowledge Him
in all thy works and ways,
So shall He view thee
with a well-pleased eye.
Be still, my soul: the Sun of life divine
Through passing clouds
shall but more brightly shine

Gweddi dros Gymru
Dros Gymru'n gwlad, O Dad, dyrchafwn gri,
y winllan wen a roed i'n gofal ni;
d'amddiffyn cryf a'i cadwo'n ffyddlon byth,
a boed i'r gwir a'r glân gael ynddi nyth;
er mwyn dy Fab a'i prynodd iddo'i hun,
O crea hi yn Gymru ar dy lun.

O deued dydd pan fo awelon Duw
yn chwythu eto dros ein herwau gwyw,
a'r crindir cras dan ras cawodydd nef
yn erddi Crist, yn ffrwythlon iddo ef,
a'n heniaith fwyn â gorfoleddus hoen
yn seinio fry haeddiannau'r addfwyn Oen.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Getting votes isn't easy

I had about as much luck as Taylor in her video. I know I got Katherine at least four votes in the Classical Brits Awards. Most people just ignore me too. Here is Taylor:
Being on tour. Everyone ignores me.

Friday, May 1, 2009

The Mimmi Sandén everyone loves

Want more?

Lyssna på Mimmi på Next Star 2009.

Diggiloo en française?

Comment dites-on, "Diggiloo" en française?
I asked a French lady, hearing a song in French, sung by Måns Zelmerlöw. “Ze Diggi-loo ees not French, ees Eenglish. French songs are a lot easier to understand than spoken French, especially when it is one like this, that you are familiar with in your own language. Et Maintenant, voila:

Sorry that the view from back rows, but there is always the backstage pass.
Get one here.