Tjek på Traditionerne (Keeping up Traditions) is a fantastic Danish satire programme, one of my all-time favourites. Click here to see their Christmas special (I'm crossing my fingers you can watch this episode outside of Denmark), where they, amongst other things, order tickets through an agency to make sure they get a front seat in the church at Christmas. I'm still tee-heeing at these two comedians 10 years later ;) If you can't see that clip, there are two (only two, sniff!) on youtube. The first is a council meeting about naming streets (which according to a directive should reflect Danish culture...), the second is about drinking and driving (and running away from the police to work off the alcohol...) But, as usual, I digress!
Anyway, to be honest, the Danes don't really sing. They mumble the words. But they seem to have solved the problem by the use of kirkesangere (church singers). Professionally trained singers (2 years of study) who are employed (paid) by the church. Who come and sing in church for Sunday services and funerals (Saturdays for christenings, weddings and confirmations). Yep, once again, those crazy Danes have it all organised ;)
But - as Monty Python said - now for something completely different. A (new-ish) Danish rockband, Black City. I downloaded their single "Summertime" to my phone from iTunes at 7.15 this morning (because the sun was shining and the kids gave it the thumbs up). Youtube video is here - enjoy. Just make sure you turn it up to 11...
Have a wonderful Wednesday! Don't forget to sing along now ;D