May 6th, 2005

KNM Norge at full speed trials


LJ just announced that they are now going to start actually purging deleted accounts that have been deleted for more than 30 days - there apparently is quite the backlog. They begin tomorrow. The announcement can be seen here (general advise: add lj_maintenance to your friendslist, as it is a useful place to find out about problems and how they're solved, upcoming planned downtime, and similar - add news as well, it has news about other things happening on LJ). I know there are some deleted journals on my flist where owners have migrated elsewhere - if they (you, if I've got the new you on my friendslist) have not save what's on them, and want to save what's there, they'd (you'd) better get round to doing so right away. Might be an idea to spread the word about this.

Skimming comments to bradfitz's entry, the comment-prize for tonight goes to the comment which reads (spelling and punctuation faithfully reproduced):
"how do i now if i have a deleted account? do i have to delet it my self to have one???"
  • Current Music
    NOX: Forogj Vílág (Hungarian entry for ESC 2005)
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Hmmm - have I mentioned how much I like the Hungarian contribution (Forogj Vílag, with the group NOX) to this year's Eurovision Song Contest? It is one of the few I properly like so far, the Norwegian one being another favourite of mine. Iceland's contribution is also good, while the Rumanian one is earcatching even if I found much to dislike with it too.

Actually, liking the Norwegian entry is a bit of a change for me - we haven't made a habit of sending good songs to ESC the last few years, but this year... This year Europe's getting 80s-revival "poodle" hard-glam-rock by skilled and enthusiastic artists, dressed for glamrock. Best of all - it actually works; the song is great! The style can probably be likened to Bon Jovi - one Icelandic musician commenting on it called it a veritable "Living on a Prayer" flashback.

Scandinavian TV has already given an advance presentation of all the songs of this year's semi-finals - we have a series of TV-programmes broadcast in all five Nordic countries (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, and Finland), where five persons, one from each country and all having had something to do with the ESC, are together in a studio and evaluate the songs. This is quite fun to watch, and it is interesting to hear different opinions about the songs, as well as sarcastic comments on some of the entries. Tonight was, incidentally, something of a slaughterhouse as far as those evaluations went - Andorra and Ireland were judged particularly harshly.
  • Current Music
    Wig Wam: In My Dreams (Norwegian entry for ESC 2005)