Not embarrassing for me, though, so that's OK. ;-)
I remembered I have another Katzenjammer-related video to post – a probably pretty unique bootleg, I can't imagine there are that many other videos from this concert floating around the intarwebs. This is a short video I filmed during a concert that Katzenjammer's Marianne Sveen held with her then band (the name of which I can't remember) in September 2005 at Musikkflekken in Sandvika outside of Oslo. Obviously filmed with my old camera, so it's only one minute long … but it does show off her beautiful voice. She always was a wonderful singer, even as a tiny little girl. Everyone in 'our circle' back then still remembers her belting out the ESC winner and massive hit La det swinge – a perfect rendition from a very small girl. :-) So nobody who knew her as a child is at all surprised that she is a professional musician now. Enjoy the song … but first, an embarrassing story.
When Marianne was a little girl she had a speech impediment and couldn't pronounce the letter r. Norwegians: she said j instead. English speakers: imagine that she pronounced it w. As in, cawwots when she meant to say carrots. There was a little boy in the gang, Enok, he's one year older than her, he also had a speech impediment and couldn't pronounce his rs either, but he said l instead. Ie, callots. That’s the setup, here’s the story.
One day my mother, let's call her K., looked out our kitchen window and saw Marianne and Enok standing in the road outside our gate arguing violently. She couldn't hear what they were saying but they were obviously pretty upset with each other. They were, I don't know, probably 4 and 5 years old. Eventually they opened our gate and marched down the path to our front door … the doorbell rang and my mother, rather nervously, went to open. They stood angrily on the doorstep and when they saw her Marianne said the following: K., Enok says that it's called a ladio, but it's called a wadio, isn't it??! :-D
What the hell do you say to that?? My mother worked with children (she is a librarian) and she figured she would handle this pedagogically and try to teach them something. So she said, Actually, sweetie, you’re both wrong! It's called a radio! Rrrrrradio!! Can you say that? Come on! Rrrrrradio!!
With a big friendly smile, of course. But no luck. Apparently they both looked at her like … omfg she has GONE INSANE!!1! Then they edged away and ran off. :-D
Now you can enjoy the pretty music.
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