past year, with Jóhanna Guðrún Jónsdóttir, a.k.a. Yohanna.
I wrote in this space many, many months ago, much as I had earlier -and justifiably so- for and : Hennes enorma talang kunde knappast vara
Her enormous talent could hardly be more obvious!
I was more accurate about that than anything else I wrote here all year.
For your perusal, below, along with the teaser, from just two weeks ago on Dec. 15th in Stockholm, for TV3's Dec. 23rd and 25th broadcast of her amazing performance at their "En Sång För Hemlösa 2009" (A Song For The Homeless 2009), Yohanna sings "Don't Save It All For Christmas Day"
If you've heretofore neglected to take my sage advice to heart, do yourself a favor and start
the new year off right and take a listen to Yohanna's amazing voice for yourself at
You can watch the entire video of the broadcast, by turns beautiful and thoughtful, and just under
59 minutes, at: http://www.tv3.se/play/224911
Once there, click Fullskärm for full screen and best viewing.
The audio is superb.
I should mention as a bonus delight that the second song played here is Yohanna singing
the song she sang in Moscow at Eurovision and captured second place with, Is It True.
I hardly need tell you at this point that she's amazing here, as per usual.
But she is.
I realize that many, if not most of you, won't know whom everyone singing and speaking
is, per se, but trust me, it's well-worth seeing for yourself, and shows what you can put on
television if you genuinely have the desire to put quality first.
It beats the hell out of any original holiday programming that you saw on American TV
networks over the past two weeks -as if there was any!
Don't hold your breath thinking that COMCAST is going to do anything half this quality if
they get the govt. okay to buy NBC-TV.
And besides, what's the point of my having a blog if I can't share with you here, something
that I personally find of great value and pleasure?
Gott Nytt År!