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Piratpartiets största medlemsökning sedan 2009

Sedan Polisen genomförde en razzia mot PRQ och tog ned dussintals fildelningssidor, bland annat Tankafetast, har Piratpartiet sett sin största medlemsökning sedan 2009. Från att ha haft 7 600 medlemmar för en vecka sedan har vi nu över 10 000, och de fortsätter att ramla in. Något PP misslyckats med förut är att ta hand […]

Books of May 2012

These are the books read in May. Hasn’t gotten much read due to a lot of school and work. Mignon Fogarty: “The Grammar Devotional” (2009) Filled with some great tips on using proper grammar, some already known and some new. I’m not a big fan of the day-to-day structure (read a tip a day), but it works. I […]

Amberian Dawn – Circus Black (2012)

For one reason or another (or perhaps for no reason at all), I have missed out completely on music for a while. No good. Until this weekend I hadn’t heard Nightwish’ new ”The Crow, the Owl and the Dove” single with the previously unreleased ”The Heart Asks Pleasure First” b-track (cover of the theme song […]

Books of February 2012

These are the books read in February. Andrew B. Kipnis: “Producing Guanxi: Sentiment, Self, and Subculture in a North China Village” (1997) Except for some excellent examples of real life guanxi production, sadly not all that enlightening as I hoped it would be. Then again the real life examples may well be enough to ask […]

Song of the day: Baba Brinkman – Darwin’s Acid

Baba Brinkman – Darwin’s Acid In 1859 Darwin spilled the first splashes Of his universal acid, and the effects were like magic Burning human arrogance into ashes In exactly the same way that Copernican math did No, the stars don’t shine just to improve the view from earth No, we’re not the centre of the […]

Music releases of 2011

I entered 2011 thinking most music releases came in 2009 and 2010, and this would be a pretty calm year. I’m slowly realising I was damned wrong. Symphonic metal act Within Temptation will release their first album since 2007, the experimental ”The Unforgiving” on March 25. The album is released alongside a comic book series written […]

Stratovarius – Elysium (2011)

Power metal pioneer Stratovarius’ twelth studio album Polaris basically shocked the fans in 2009, bringing forth a powerful line-up after the departure of long-time guitarist and composer Timo Tolkki, who left the band in a big feud in 2008. Polaris was a refreshing new album, stepping on new grounds of progressive metal and techno, and […]

Film review: Coraline (2009)

Coraline is a 2009 stop motion adaption of the 2002 Neil Gaiman novel of the same, in the genre of fantasy / horror. It is the tale of Coraline Jones (Dakota Fanning), who finds a secret door and traveling through it finds an improved version of her home, with a loving mother and father and […]

Amberian Dawn – ”End of Eden” to be released October

Finnish symphonic power metal act Amberian Dawn has now officially announced their third album ”End of Eden” to be released this October. It is to be heavier than their previous albums ”River of Tuoni” (2008) and ”The Clouds of Northland Thunder” (2009). Finnish symphonic power metal act Amberian Dawn has now officially announced their third […]

Film review: Veronika Decides to Die (2009)

The book is a true masterpiece, but the movie? This is simply a book that couldn’t be filmed. Not because of ?special effects or anything, but simply because of the tons of inner dialogues. This film is more or less a series of bland characters walking around in a bland background with a too simple […]