started out as a member of Norwegian rock act Madrugada. In 2007 she got signed by EMI Music Norway as a solo artist and had with Only Just Begun an international hit.
I used to hate Oslo, when I first came her. Now I love it, it feels like an anchor in my life. It’s truly a pretty ugly city if you just scratch its surface. But with a little inside help, you will find countless efforts are being made all over town to make sure we all are entertained, fed, provoked, intrigued and happy. Fifteen minutes on the subway and you can be all alone in the woods. It is a very small city. But as far as norwegians go, it’s the biggest we’ve got!
Thom Hell, Rockettothesky, In the Country, Susanna, Hanne Hukkelberg
Right now: the new Opera. There are many funny ugly ones as well.
2nd floor of Internasjonalen and Cafe Mono
Sundays. Hang around in the sun, visit an exhibition, eat cheap thai food and get tipsy in Cafe Mono’s backyard without too big a crowd.
French at Kampen Bistro. Thai at Plah, or cheaper at Rice Bowl. Italian at Brunello. Scandinavian at Olympen. Actually, just stop by Internasjonalen at Youngstorget and pick up the alternative Oslo guide called «Oslo – A poor mans connoisseur guide to happy living in one of the most expensive cities in the world». You will find clubs, cafes, shops and restaurants worth checking out.
A really small and shitty one, at Bislett. Have moved eleven times in seven years!
The same best job as anywhere else in the world: music.
On the roof of the new Opera.
«Reprise» by Joakim Trier. Excellent!
So many, can’t name just one!
Kampen Bistro, on Bogota 21
My bedroom (yes, I’m boring).
So many. I find the sound of a band called «In The Country» very fitting. Melodic, strange, a bit chaotic and best when you become an insider.
The seagulls around the islands when it’s summer and you take boat trips on the fjord, Oslofjorden.
Not in any way our main Street Karl Johan, that has become flooded by ugly and charmless chains of clothing stores and eating machines. I would not recommend it to anyone.
My own – in the old city of Oslo.