MOTHER SPARROW- a compilation

MOTHER SPARROW- a compilation The Music of Mother Sparrow is crackling and scratchy. “Life-affirming suicidepop”, wrote the danish music magazine Soundvenue back in 2009, and gave 6 stars to Mother Sparrows only release. A special headline, because of the sad fact, that the front figure of Mother Sparrow, Jannick Wiinblad, took his own life just a few months after this review. It was the mentioned release, in the back of the poetry book “My Little Brother”, written by Jannick Wiinblads sister, that made me aware of Mother Sparrows music. I became a fan right away, touched by this album filled with fragile, adventurous and extremely present songs. Since then I have been wondering and feeling sad about the fact that there was not much material to be found in this unique musical universe, and also I could feel that “out there” other people shared my wish to hear more. Because Mother Sparrow dissolved after Jannicks escape from life, their career ended before it had a chance to take off. I contacted earlier band member and guitar player in Mother Sparrow, Julian Holm Steensen, and suggested to make a compilation. Together with Julian Holm Steensen I have been digging through the archives. There is music for eight whole albums. And we would love to share this music with YOU. We wish to start out with a release on vinyl. A personal release. Personal music in itself, including material such as small texts, sketches etc. Furthermore, Julian Holm Steensen(Mother Sparrow), Egon Egholm(Mother Sparrow) and I have invited some of our favorite musicians to come and wake up the memory of Jannick Wiinblad and Mother Sparrow for this one time only, at Loppen, on the 8th or 9th of February 2013. Names such as: Andreas Hjertholm(Atomfax), Brian Batz(Sleep Party People), Boho Dancer, Cavio, David Fjelstrup(From Sarah), Den Fjerde Væg, Kaspar Kaae(CODY), My Lambertsen, Saint Nielsen, aswell as Julian Holm Steensen & Egon Egholm(Mother Sparrow). Each band will give their version of a self-chosen Mother Sparrow number. It will be an amazing experience for sure and we look forward to seeing you, and to share more from the Mother Sparrow archive. WHAT WILL WE SPEND THE MONEY ON? Your support will make it possible to hold the concert and give out the double vinyl. The money for the concert will be used for; transport of instruments, payment for the concert place-Loppen, salery to the sound dude, who will make it all run smooth, as well as food for the musician playing for free, and helpers assisting. Though we have the music, it might need a bit of mastering before beeing able to put out on the Vinyl. And off course, for printing the Double Vinyl in a good quality, which is very important! If there will be money left, from your support, we will use it to try and give out one more release, eventuel also make a nice recording of the live-special-concert, and a musicvideo. We have your contact info and will be in touch in case this is possible. AND If we don´t raise enough money to realise the project, You will get your money back!!! Meanwhile you can listen to some music at www.bandbase.dk/mothersparrow www.myspace.com/mothersparrowmusic follow the project at www.facebook.com/mothersparrow and support the project at www.manymade.org On the behalf of the project Mother Sparrow Carina Randløv filmdirector, visual artist and project initiator

PORTRAITS and PARTIES 1983-2013

By Sigrún Gudbrandsdóttir. THIS PHOTO BOOK is a collection of portraits and festive images of writers, musicians, artists, friends and strangers. And – I REACHED MY GOAL - THANK YOU SO MUCH!! while I'm working on it, you can still buy the book here.

Snuskiga Akademiens Ordbok

Var med och förändra det svenska snuskiga språket genom att stödja tillblivelsen av Snuskiga Akademiens Ordbok! Snuskiga Akademien grundades 2012 och har sen dess bedömt de ord som föreslagits via www.snuskigaakademien.se en sida på nätet där man kan föreslå och rösta på snuskiga ord. Syftet är att skapa och samla ihop användbara och bra ord för att prata om sex. I slutet av april kommer vi att sammanställa de av akademien utvalda orden och för att vidare sprida orden, trycka en ordbok. Det behövs 25.000 kr för att betala för layout och startavgiften för trycket som börjar på 50 böcker. Så vi tänker helt enkelt att ni som vill ha boken köper den nu, så trycker vi så många som det går åt. Ni som gillar idén men nöjer er med att läsa orden digitalt på vår hemsida kanske vill stödja Snuskiga Akademien genom att köpa en fin t-shirt eller en tygpåse att stoltsera med? Du kan även bidra med ord, fram till och med 20de april 2013 kan du föreslå ord på www.snuskigaakademien.se Om Snuskiga Akademien gillar dina ord så kommer de med i den tryckta ordlistan som beräknas klar i slutet på maj 2013.