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i just saw the sigur ros - "svefn-g-englar" video. beautiful.

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On June 22nd, 2001 08:16 pm (UTC), fevered commented:
ack, how/where did you see it? those shots are gorgeous; thank you for posting them. ;)
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On June 23rd, 2001 03:40 am (UTC), nomi replied:
it was played on a show here in the U.K. called "New Music". they play music videos from around the world, in the same program there were videos from china, russia, etc. i lucked out in catching the Sigur Ros video, i didn't even know they had any.
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On June 23rd, 2001 04:50 am (UTC), holyloki commented:
I just heard about them and downloaded that song a week or so ago...I actually wasn't that impressed with it, especially since the reviewer compared it to Kid A and I thought it paled in comparison. Anyhow, I think I'd still like to see the video...maybe it will be around or that music video website some person posted about will have it. Hrm...Maybe Google will know.
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On June 23rd, 2001 05:00 am (UTC), nomi replied:
I quite liked it, dunno about comparing it to Radiohead though. I like some of their other songs better than Svefn-g-Englar, but I think the album as a whole is very relaxing and laid back. I actually prefer it to Kid A myself (gasp!). In fact I prefer Radiohead's new release "Pyramid Song" to anything on Kid A as well. Guess it's all a matter of preference.

Hah I just checked launch, and they have the video:

http://www.launch.com/music/artistpage/1,,1097450,00.html
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On June 23rd, 2001 09:43 am (UTC), holyloki replied:
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Well just as astonishing (gasp!) is that I still haven't heard the new Radiohead anyhow, so I'm still in the dark ages. I'll have to check that out somewhere where I can get at a fast connection, I think school will do if I take some headphones to the computer lab.
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On June 24th, 2001 08:55 am (UTC), nomi replied:
I like Amnesiac more than I did Kid A.

Launch is really expanding their video library, I could watch it for hours. Good luck in finding a fast connection, there's a lot of good stuff on there. :)
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On June 23rd, 2001 05:01 am (UTC), nomi replied:
either that link or launch isn't wanting to work right now, it can be found just by looking up Sigur Ros in their artist directory.
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On June 23rd, 2001 11:30 pm (UTC), ex_malachi411 commented:
I love this video. Last year was a great year for music (from radiohead, clinic, modest mouse to godspeed you black emperor! and more)...but this album..i love it. track four is probably my favorite.

you can watch some songs live here if you want.
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On June 24th, 2001 08:59 am (UTC), nomi replied:
I think it was a fantastic year for music as well. And I've discovered a lot of new music, it seems almost every week I've been discovering a new band that I couldn't believe I never knew existed before.

thanks so much for the link, they're wonderful. :)
On June 24th, 2001 09:51 am (UTC), ex_malachi411 replied:
I have been much the same, I keep discovering new music even now... although it saddens me that when I finally wisen up and listen to a Pavement cd and discover that I really enjoy them..that..that they have already broken up. so it goes i guess.
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On June 24th, 2001 04:57 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
oh no that makes me sad, i didn't know they broke up. i loved their last album.
On June 24th, 2001 06:45 pm (UTC), ex_malachi411 replied:
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me, too. I just purchased Terror Twilight this month, and in my attempt to discover more information about them I read this
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On June 26th, 2001 11:15 pm (UTC), celestyna commented:
i *must* have this video!

i'm off to search for it high and low....

not only sigur ross, but the angels... *sigh*.

they go so well together.

and its sent these chills down me. *sigh*
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On June 28th, 2001 04:56 am (UTC), nomi replied:
It sent chills down me as well.

If I find the video to d/l anywhere I'll let you know. I wouldn't mind having it myself.
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On July 3rd, 2001 09:23 am (UTC), larissa commented:
ohmigosh, this is so incredibly odd!

my boyfriend is a tv/film editor in london. the program yr talking about by New Music Television? he edited that. i saw that video in his studio and cried for hours. the original video footage is like thirteen minutes long.

just had to comment. he's going to flip when he sees yr post.
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On July 3rd, 2001 10:18 am (UTC), nomi replied:
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wow.. That's so bizarre, what are the chances of that?

I loved that program and took a bunch of photos of it for fun w/ my digital cam. Wonderful work on the video. :)
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On July 3rd, 2001 12:06 pm (UTC), larissa replied:
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i know. odd, isn't it?

what are you doing in england? i'm moving to london in august.
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On July 5th, 2001 04:04 am (UTC), nomi replied:
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my fiancé is English, we've been living together off and on (as much as immigration permits) for about 3 years now.

I've been mostly living in London and I love it here.
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On July 5th, 2001 09:38 am (UTC), larissa replied:
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have you been staying six months in, and then leaving? i'm assuming you know about the fiance clause...something about how you can live in the uk for a year if yr engaged, but you have to actually get married within x amount of time.

to get myself in, i actually applied to school. i haven't put myself through university yet, so this is a first in many ways. anthony and i are really excited...i'm sure you can relate to the frustrations of having a relationship that spans the distance of 7000+ miles. it is such a good feeling to know that soon it is finally NOT going to stand in the way.

i'm deathly curious to talk to you about the dichotomy of being american and living in the uk. i'm terrified and excited and nervous and thrilled all in the same blow. i'm spent quite a bit of time in london [about two months in the last eight], but not nearly enough to be prepared for how i'm going to be affected by moving there.

anyways. blah blah. i hope things work out for you. i'll be visiting.

x/
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On July 6th, 2001 05:46 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
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I've been doing the 6 months here and then go home again routine, yes. Also the "pop down to France for a few weeks to get passport re-stamped" trick. Though I have so many stamps on my passport now that immigration tends to question me more and more. Last time they questioned me for 1 1/2 hours, but I think that had more to do with a grumpy jobsworth immigration officer more than anything else.

We're going to apply for a fiance visa, but we still haven't decided where we're going to live. I suspect we'll be going back and fourth for a few years, or I may just live in London for awhile again.

I so know all the emotional trials that go along with a long distance relationship. I can't wait until we're in *our* own place together permanently.

I know how you feel with being terrified and excited at the same time. When I came over for the second time a few years ago I worked at a local italian deli and had to learn a lot quickly. Fortunately I didn't have to learn another language, though the varying accents did take some getting used to. AS far as cities go it's an easy city to get to know and I feel like it's a home away from home now.

Anyway, more later. Enjoy your time here, but especially enjoy being back w/ your boyfriend.. it always feels incredible to see/touch/hear them again after so long.
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On July 7th, 2001 01:47 pm (UTC), larissa replied:
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it seems to me that there is nothing really that i can do to ultimately prepare for this stage in my life. after i finish school, we'll most likely return to the states. he doesn't want to reside in the uk forever without a break, and i can't imagine never coming back, at least for awhile. the struggle of trying to meet both of our needs [he being british, i being american] is both interesting and frustrating. i never thought i would have to consider things like, if we raise a family, where would i want it to be? where should they be educated? where is the job market better? what advantages do each of us have in our own countries? blah blah blah.

i'm surprised immigration hasn't caused you more problems than that. have you just been working under the table while yr over there? what else have you been doing? am i asking too many questions?

for some reason i seem to think that i read somewhere that yr from port townsend. strangely enough, i have been there.

i'm scared to death that he is arriving in five days. i still can't believe it has been three and a half months. it feels like yesterday, and alterately, it has been far too long.

thank you for relating with me.
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On August 7th, 2001 07:30 am (UTC), nomi replied:
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Oh my, I just found this reply in the wrong folder in my mail box. I apologize for not seeing it much sooner, I hope you didn't think I was intentionally ignoring you.

My partner and I have gone through a lot of that musing about where to live and what we want to do in the future. After we're married next summer is when it will get really complicated. The job market is better in England right now, but I've been in London for so long that I would like to spend some time back in the states with him. I feel like if he lives there for awhile he'll understand me and who I am better as well. Not to mention my family is starting to miss me and I them. It's actually quite overwhelming to try to think about all the complexities. :)

>have you just been working under the table while yr over there?

I was working under the table at an Italian deli for several months the summer before last. The pay was poor and my boss difficult, but it was worth the extra money. Since then I've done odd jobs. Not enough to support myself, though, since I'm never in one place long enough to get a full-time long-term job. My only option until we settle down a bit somewhere is to do/learn something flexible, like web design or programming.

>i read somewhere that yr from port townsend. strangely enough, i have been there.

As far as American small towns go, it's one of the most cultured and unique I've seen. It is a great place to live if it's your thing.

And no, you're not asking too many questions.. ask as many as you'd like. I'm happy to help if I can, I know how daunting it can be to move somewhere mysterious and new.
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On August 7th, 2001 03:13 pm (UTC), larissa replied:
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no worries about replying late. i don't think you were ignoring me.

i'm really freaking out about moving. that is really as much as i can say right now. that's how wigged out i am.

argh.
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On July 7th, 2001 01:54 pm (UTC), larissa replied:
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p.s.
also even stranger, if this is yr real name, naomi, nicknamed nomi, that is my little sisters name.
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On August 7th, 2001 07:31 am (UTC), nomi replied:
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my name is Naomi.. that is strange! It seems to be an increasingly popular name.
On July 4th, 2001 11:21 am (UTC), (Anonymous) replied:
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thank you! This program has been a bit of a bitch actually. I have been bickering with the producer today as it has all become financially complicated to keep this program running. Hopefully some big corp will sponsor it and I can get paid for designing the program... The sigor ros track does rule indeed, though my fave is the kid koala track...

Mark A is on London Tonight talking about it this eveing by the by... seeya

Anthony (via larissa)
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On July 5th, 2001 04:11 am (UTC), nomi replied:
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I hope as well that a corp sponsors it, it's a great show. Unless you own cable or satellite there aren't many places to see new music videos on British tv. Especially from other countries.

I was playing around w/ the digital cam and took more photos other than just the Sigur Ros pics, I was planning on posting them too.

I missed the London Tonight program, unfortunately. Good luck on getting sponsorship. :)
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On July 7th, 2001 04:20 pm (UTC), atlaz replied:
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Funnily enough my favourite was the Kid Koala song as well, it's even noted down in my desktop file as something to check out when I have time. I wasn't watching the videos while Nomi was watching/taking pics as I was using the PC but the Sigur Ros track and the Kid Koala track both stood out.
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On August 7th, 2001 07:32 am (UTC), nomi replied:
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I've been getting into Kid Koala as well. Did you know one of the Kid Koala members is also in Gorillaz?
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