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Goodbye Mother Sparrow

This article is 100% non-fashion related, but it is something that is very close to my heart.

Recently, I was telling a good friend of mine about a little Danish band by the name of Mother Sparrow, a band that make adorable lo-fi acoustic tunes about the forests, the animals, and everything in-between. It is a band that a truly touched me in a way that no other musician or musicians have ever done before. In an attempt to sell my friend to the music of Mother Sparrow, I search for any information I could – blogs, official websites, et cetera. This wasn’t the easiest of feats as their music is all self-released and so no record label affiliation. After a while of search I found what looks like their official home on a Danish music website that even featured a blog – BRILLIANT! The following is a rough machine translation of the final entry:

    Thanks for your nice comments – Your words are warm in an otherwise cold times.As most of you probably know, we lost Jannick it. 4.4.2009. Our beloved friend and brilliant songwriter. We buried him on the most beautiful high next to the sea on the island Thurø Svendborg, and said goodbye. Beside his arrival we have placed a silver stag, and around him are the strongest trees where birds twitter loudly just until dark curtain falling. We are back ensures borders on the unbearable, but Jannick himself was happy to leave this world.

    A complex man, in a simplistic world.

    Egon and I (Julian) have talked about Jannick heart child’s fate, Mother Sparrow. To begin with we were certain that the only correct would be to lead the band on, but after a time thinking it makes less and less sense without Jannick. It’s just terrible that he has left so many brilliant works for all the world must never be lost. Thoughts circulate constantly in our aching hearts and what will happen, no one can say for sure yet.

    But what I can promise is that I (Julian Holm) will take care of all inquiries that may be on Mother Sparrow. If people want lyrics, CDs or similar, please write to me.

    Furthermore, as has Egon and I decided to make a farewell album for Jannick. The album will contain songs written by Jannick death, and therefore will not be old material as we feel that it makes most sense right now, where nothing makes sense.

    We will do our best to make an album in which you will feel the same as us, with us.

    Stay forever chirping and warmth of the glowing sun

    Julian & Egon

I am not going to lie, it brought a tear to my eye! It happen well over a year ago, but reading about it now cuts just as deep. I never knew Jannick, or his band members, to tell you the truth, I knew very, very little about the band apart from they were very indie, and made wonderfully beautiful music, but the emotional connection he and Julian and Egon have made with me through their touching music cannot be described with mere words (in English or Danish I imagine).

I am going to miss you Jannick, my heart goes out to Julian and Egon, and your respected family and friends.

I think it is only fitting to end this article with ‘Have a Heart’, the closing song from the emotionally spectacular album of the same name:



I am currently performing and learning the stuff that I am performing so I’ll be a few entries late with my articles.


Nasa Scientists Braced for ‘Solar Tsunami’ to Hit Earth

Telegraph: “The earth could be hit by a wave of violent space weather as early as Tuesday after a massive explosion of the sun, scientists have warned.” This could seriously be a problem! Apparently two massive eruptions (each the size of our little planet I might add) on the Sun has sent a ‘solar tsunami’ hurtling straight toward our adorable planet.

Nasa scientists braced for 'solar tsunami' to hit earth - TelegraphRead more here.


Meeting People is Easy

When we look for a partner we want to find someone with the same interests and same goals and same outlook on life. I have, however, never heard of people wanting to find someone with the same diseases and infections to hook up with or spend the rest of their life with.

Enter STDFriends. A website that is as plain as its name: a dating site for people with STD/Is to find other people with STD/Is. You can ever search people by their afflictions and users own STD/Is are shown on their profiles just so everyone’s on the same page. Have a browse, you never know, you may need a website like this in the further (or maybe it is more of a case of ‘already’).



Before I start, I am not endorsing nor condoning this website: I’m simply amazed (it is like I am suddenly void of emotion – completely stunned)! Oh, and in addition tot hat it’s not fashiony related either, but it’s something I cannot NOT share.

The website is Flojuggler and, well I’ll use their words: “Some people just want to know when the bleeding is going to stop so they can get busy. Those people use Flojuggler.” No, don’t bother thinking about it or screwing up your nose, you assumed correctly: this website is designed so people can track the monthly cycles of any female they choose. There’s an iPhones app, there’s a calendar and predictor, you can even set email alert so you can set and forget.

“Any address book can give you her phone number. Only Flojuggler lets you know when it’s time to call.”

And for the ladies there’s a lovely heartfelt disclaimer: “Flojuggler is for people who care about the women in their lives. It´s a fun and discreet way to handle a fact of life. Boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands, wives, and kids ALL track hella flos” Oh boy, this is too much.