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Not A Sound, Except Muted Country Music (Inland Empire)

Posted in 5D-II, Free Liu Xia, Free Pussy Riot by Knutsvik on October 17, 2013


Wednesday, 16th October 2013.

we ride the train inland from Bergen to Voss. it’s a grey and cloudy day, and there’s nothing spectacular about the ride. most of us are quiet, and try to rest.

there’s a car waiting at the station. we drive out of Voss and into the mountains, to Norheim, where some of the most exiting Norwegian craft beers are brewed today. the clouds break up as we reach the brewery. the view from the tasting terraces is amazing. sheep are grazing down below, and there’s not a sound to be heard except muted country music seeping out from Ian, the American brewmaster’s music player.

this is the inland empire.

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  1. hobokollektiv said, on October 18, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    “I’ve got the wheels to ride and the wheels to run / Some say I got ramblin’ in my blood / No pretty girl can slow me down / I’ll travel ’till my country home is found” (The Avett Brothers)

    And that makes all the difference, buddy. The first beer & the haze lifted & the view is amazing. We know why we do what we do. With all these muted country songs & city blues in our minds & these beers in our throats. That makes all the difference, buddy.

    All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.

    • Knutsvik said, on October 18, 2013 at 1:48 PM

      ay, Fritsch, buddy, these guys at Voss Brewery have certainly found their country home – I wouldn’t mind a place like that (with a brewery downstairs 😀 ) to kick back and enjoy life ..

      (oh, and a week or two later I would probably feel that old restlessness, and long for city noise and downtown blues again, pal, that downtown blues ….)


  2. MT said, on October 18, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    Litt av ei utsikt.

    Eit bilde med lyset i seg 🙂
    God helg Mr.

    ( eg vel også bluesen framfor contryen, men alt til si tid :))

    • Knutsvik said, on October 18, 2013 at 9:03 PM

      ay, Marie, dei er flinke folk og det er ein vakker stad dei har slått seg ned på, og eg er så glad når eg ser at innflytterar tek tak i gamle tradisjonar som Vossaølet og bles liv i dei og skapar noko nytt og spanande – alle gode ynskjer til folket på Norheim!

      (me skal gjere det me kan for å hjelpa til!)

      [eg såg etter ho Kari Traa og ho Liv Grete når eg først var på Voss, men nei – dei dreiv vel på med sitt 😀 )

      Hepp, Marie, Hepp som berre det!

      {ja forresten – eg er ein bygut som ikkje lever godt utan kontrimusikk! eller blues 😀 }

      edit: eg må berre sei dette, Marie – no som me har ei blåblå helvetes-regjering så må me småfolket stå opp mot baronane og rikingane og Ringesane og gjere kva me kan for at dette landet ikkje blir eit helvete å leve i!

      support your local farmer!


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