12 January 2007

the result

Back in November I wrote about being at a New Years party a little too early as part of a video shooting... well here's the result of that evening. Readers, it's up to you to decide if I'm visible in the final party scene shots at the end. I discovered there are a few other videos on Youtube from the group, including this one called "Two Friends" and this very jolly song. The lyrics of the third one are saying "smile, it's free", and at the end includes some shots of various Well-Known Icelanders telling us to smile in the newsroom and while on a motorbike, among other locations. I love this one. I had to watch it three times already and I'm going in for a fourth.

Also, because everyone's all talented like that here, this guy I work with is in ANOTHER group, shown here singing the Icelandic version of O Holy Night in a male acapella chorus. Awesome.

5 comments:

sb said...

Oh, the video went by so quickly :D i'ts fun though! Where are you in it, what second?
Which is the guy you know, what # from left?
I love this stuff, Thanks E! I needed that tonight, missing home :)

ECS said...

Sirry: did you watch the other videos too? I think if you watch all of them (especially the last) you will be able to figure out which is the guy I know. As for spot-the-ECS, as I said in the post, you're on your own to figure out if/where I am in the video. :-)

:: c m a g a :: said...

hi...

i'm from chile, south america... i don't know if you can help me to get in touch with someone over there, who teach me icelandic.
i really loved to learn that strange and beautiful language...

cmaga

ECS said...

cmaga: I suggest checking out this post of mine from December 2005. I list a few sites and tricks I used to improve my Icelandic technique. It's a hard language to learn from abroad- there are such limited resources! I tried before I moved here and I didn't get very far.

cK said...

Oh, wow. Those videos made me so happy!! The "Brostu" has a fantastic finish. I adore the edits with various kids checking in to deliver lyrics and whatever. Great fun.

And "Gamlarsparty" is, as we say, a hoot. Brilliant.
-cK