Unmistakably Nordic in flavor, Sofia Talvik somehow still conforms to American interpretations of her own original music, a North Sea siren blending sparkle and melancholy, creating a special niche of folk music.
Almost 15 years have passed since the birth of her solo carrier, and yet Meja’s history is not about what happened “ then”. It will always be about what Is happening” now”. The Mega hits are still spinning around in our minds, our lips are still humming “It´s all about the Dum-dum-du-du-du-dum” and the stories of the Japanese mass euphoria are regarded as literacy. It’s nice with fixed stars, the artists we feel are “ours” whom we can feel proud of. But to rely on old ways would be unfair, not only to Meja’s variety and creativity, and if we don’t look ahead we will miss out on a multifaceted artist with the fingers in more cookie jars than most.
Famecast is giving away two 3-day passes to the 2008 Lollapalooza festival to one lucky FameCast fan or artist. This is your chance to be front and center for headliners Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Kanye West, NIN and FameCast’s own Sofia Talvik.
All you have to do is create a video less than 3 minutes long telling us why you want to go to Lollapalooza. It doesn’t have to be professionally done, creativity is what counts here. Submissions are due by July 4th. The winner will be chosen July 11th and the festival will be held Aug. 1-3 in Chicago (please note airfare and accommodations are not included).
**To submit: Simply upload your video to your BackStage profile and title it,”Send Me to Lollapalooza”. Fans, to upload a video you will need to upgrade your account for free here.