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In particular, Broward & Miami-Dade County, and the cities of Hallandale Beach, Hollywood & Aventura. Trust me when I tell you, this part of Florida is NOT the Land of Lincoln. Photo in upper-left is Hallandale Beach's iconic beachball-colored Water Tower on State Road A1A, September 2008; March 2018 photo below of HB's North Beach and southern Hollywood Beach, looking left-to-right, looking north, HYDE Condominium, Etaru Japanese Robatayaki restaurant, and Hollywood Beach in the distance, with umbrellas. All photos by me, © Hallandale Beach Blog, All Rights Reserved.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

First Aid Kit's newest song -"Blue"- is full of haunting nuance and the video is positively beautiful, featuring actress Ewa Fröling; #FirstAidKitBand

First Aid Kit video: First Aid Kit - Blue - June 19, 2012. http://youtu.be/IL-sm1rEtiU

First Aid Kit's newest song -"Blue"- is full of haunting nuance and the video is positively beautiful, featuring actress Ewa Fröling; #FirstAidKitBand

Favorites of the blog, Johanna and Klara Söderberg are back with their third song from their album "The"Lion's Roar" and their very interesting video for "Blue" is as beautiful as it is haunting, a real credit to director Daniel Wirtberg.
You need to pay close attention to detail as you search for more clues of what it all means.

My last blog post about the ridiculously-talented Söderberg sisters and their amazing sound was right before Thanksgiving, in a November 19, 2011 post titled, What's that beautiful sound coming from the woods? Sweet harmony! First Aid Kit - "The Lion's Roar"; Wow!

In that post almost seven months ago, I looked at their tour schedule and lamented that the schedule, STILL with no performances at all in Florida, only served to confirm what we've suspected since we were growing-up down here, and the City of Miami refused to allow concerts at Orange Bowl, which is why Bob Seger and Fleetwood Mac were forced to perform in the Miami Baseball Stadium-cum-mudpit: Must we always be orphans down here, reduced to only watching YouTube videos of genuine new talent?

In case you've forgotten, in Ingmar Bergman's Fanny and Alexander, winner of the 1984 Oscar for Best Foreign Language film, Ewa Fröling played the widowed mother who learned to her regret that her poor taste in men could have VERY NEGATIVE consequences for both her and her two children.

I first saw it in 1983 at the old Plitt Theatre in the-then Turnberry area of NMB, just east of where Loehman's Plaza is now in Aventura, off Biscayne Blvd. 
(A small bookstore that's no longer there is where I bought my first Swedish dictionary while still in high school at NMB.)

As it happens, I watched this great film again about two months ago, which is why her name was right on the tip of my tongue.

poulinemouritzen video: Ingmar Bergman's "Fanny and Alexander" (1982 release in Sweden, 1983 in U.S.) http://youtu.be/7uO0FNlSrik

My translation on its significance for Hallandale Beach citizens
When your city government doesn't seem to know the difference between the truth and a lie, why do they keep lying instead of keep telling the truth? 
To gain an advantage...

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