Twice a year, there’s a “traditional fair” in my town. Members of the service organisation I belong to, do a lot of volunteer work during this weekend and today it was my turn to do duty. Eva and I must have clocked at least 5 km around the area between 7 AM and noon – doing nothing much more than just being there. With our yellow vests with a big crest on the left side in front, we’re easily recognisable by the merchants. After that, it felt quite good to take Loki along for a run in a secluded area.
Once back at home, I collapsed on the couch (with Loki on the floor below me). I almost needed a chisel to extract myself from under a blanket but since I had promised a friend to show up, I made it to a concert with The Naima Train. I am so glad I did! She’s performed with Imogene Heap (and did a cover of one of her tunes during tonight’s concert) and she’s also releasing a CD soon – which I intend to add to my rather meager collection of contemporary music.
I have all kinds of music dating back to the 80′s and earlier – then there’s sort of nothing until I discovered Shania Twain, Dixie Chicks, Melody Gardot and lately musicians who have taken Sami jojking into modern times. I’m talking about Sofia Jannok, Jarnna, Ante Kuoljok, and Max Mackhe. Yes, I may be tiring you with all these links – just trust me when I say that you’ll enjoy the music – even if you don’t understand a word of the lyrics!