The lair of Lars J. Nilsson. Contains random musings on beer, writing and this thing we call life.
So, via Whiskyblog I hear that Bruichladdich is planning to rebuild the distillery in Port Charlotte, on the site of the old Lochindaal distillery. Although the entire machinery will come from the defunct Inverleven. In any case, another Islay distillery? Fungrim says hell yes!Hm… Which reminds me, it’s high time I pay my [...]fungrim
Item no. 1: Via Jim Downey at Unscrewing the Inscrutable, a perfect example on what religious law will give you. I imagine it wasn’t that much different in Europe some hundred years ago. This is the shit: a boy and a girl, walking together in public even though they were not yet married. According to the Supreme Court’s [...]fungrim
So, last night I sang at a midnight mass together with St Jacobs Chamber Choir. The darkest night in the quiet week. Right in the plot, the longest dark, where our heroes seems doomed, with evil on all sides and no way out. And it struck me, forcefully, how self-centered and, here comes an ugly word indeed, whiny the religious angst is [...]fungrim
There’s only one Norma in my mind. I’m not an opera expert, I’m sure Callas did a great job of it, but I doubt this particular role will ever be the same for me. You see, I have this performance on DVD. And… Watching Casta Diva nearly brought me to tears, which is a rare thing indeed. If you’re one of those [...]fungrim
Tonight the firebird will rise from the ashes, spring will come again and the son be reborn. Funky stuff. Although, as folk tales go, the execution of Christ seems rather unimpressive. And illogical too, I mean, how on earth is that supposed to save us? And lets see, Jesus gets one day of torment and one day of death and then he’s [...]fungrim
As easter is… semi-important for the Christians among us, I thought it prudent to do a few more posts than usual these days. If nothing else, there’s so much one can make fu… comment on.So here’s some etymology for you reading pleasure.Swedish word “påsk” seems taken straight from the Christian school [...]fungrim