Iceland Airwaves – advice on Iceland

Speaking of travel, it’s nearly time for Iceland Airwaves again. Though I won’t be going this year, Mike Hedge recently asked me for some tips to get the most out of Iceland and Airwaves so he can make the most of it. When I went last year I took loads of photos and my brother …

Iceland Airwaves – hangovercast #5

NB: if you want, you can subscribe to hangovercast as a podcast. But don’t feel like you’ve got to. Episode five. Final update from Airwaves 2007. We fly home today. Recorded in the hotel hot tub. Not very hungover at all really. Hangovercast #5 Skífan record shop: 17:10 Hraun Organ: 21:00  Hestbak 21:45  Helgi Valur …

Iceland Airwaves – hangovercast #3

A slightly delayed hangover cast today due to being out quite late last night. Icelanders enjoy their Friday nights. Hangovercast #3 Kaffibarinn (16:00 Bedroom Community) Greg Haines Nico Muhly Iðnó: 20:00 Rökkurró Art Museum: 20:45 Loney, Dear (SE) 21:30 Trentemøller (DK) Iðnó: 21:30 Esja 22:15 Plants and Animals (CA) I forgot to mention my hangover …

Iceland Airwaves – hangovercast #2

Friday morning hangovercast (about Thursday night) Nordic House: 13:00 – Boys in a Band 13:30 – Sprengjuhöllin Bookshop: 17:00 Jónas Sigurðsson 17:30 Seabear 12 Tonar: 18:00 Plants & Animals Iðnó: 19:45 Stereo Hypnosis 20:30 Kira Kira 21:15 My Summer as a Salvation Soldier (NB: they’re not actually brothers at all. My mistake.) 22:00 Ólöf Arnalds …

Iceland Airwaves – hangovercast #1

Sam and I woke up this morning with mild hangovers after the first night of Airwaves. We made a hangovercast over breakfast in which we mumble about the bands we saw last night. Enjoy. Hangover cast #1 – Wednesday night Here are the bands we saw… 12 Tonar: Rokkurro (beautiful) Gavin Portland (loud) Organ: The …

Iceland – day 2

An 8am start in order to sort out rental car and have breakfast. (The sausage, egg, beans and weird-cold-potato-cubes were tolerable, but Sam made an exciting discovery: muesli, yogurt and watermelon makes a refreshing breakfast.) Theory: “golden hour” lasts all day here. At this time of year, even in the afternoon the sun is low …

Iceland day 1

My brother Sam and I are in Iceland for a week. We flew in this afternoon from London Heathrow to Iceland Keflavik, which 40 minutes outside Rekjavik.  Importantly, it’s also only 15 minutes from the Blue Lagoon – an amazing geothermally outdoor pool full of blue-green algae and strange squishy mud. The departure of the …

Iceland Airwaves 2007

I’m getting rather excited about Iceland Airwaves (find it on Upcoming.org and Last.fm). I fly to Reykjavik with my brother, Sam, on Monday 15th October, and we won’t return until the following Monday. Seven whole nights of Icelandic bliss. Blue Lagoon by Tomosaurus on Flickr The festival itself runs between Wednesday 17th and Sunday 21st …