1. xkcd.com/1412 TMNT Wikipedia song fits Finnish runo-song metre perfectly, could be sung to any runo-song tune. Vice versa also applies, runo-song epics could be sung to the TMNT theme tune

  2. tradition.is was thoroughly enjoyable and filled with excellent music+dancing — met new friends, learned new tunes+dances+singing styles and generally had a good time. Longer blog post upcoming, for now here’s my post-festival :

    Not all necessarily related to the festival, but learned about in the duration. Amusingly, last.fm/music/BLM has a big photo of the BLM which performed at tradition.is, but is about someone completely different!

  3. The Finnish Karelian coat of arms looks like an Adventure Time character:

    The Russian one is a fire-breathing bear with knuckledusters (pawdusters? clawdusters?), which might also make a good Adventure Time character:

  4. Aaron Parecki: @barnabywalters now this I would like to see!! I was thinking about building a soundcloud-like player as well actually. Even found some libraries to do the mp3 -> png waveform thumbnail generation! #music

    @aaronpk oooh really? Which libraries? I looked a while ago and couldn’t find any, though it looks like it can be done with the new Web Audio APIs…

  5. Had a wonderful time playing at Stóri Eyglóar-dagurinn — thanks to all who came and supported Eygló! Played my new tunes The Taste of Words and Jellyfish 500 (not yet notated), and accompanied Eygló singing Vísur Vatnsenda Rósu and Sofðu unga ástin mín.

    I didn’t video it myself but hope to have one to link to in a week or so.