Radio Tysnes International is live

About a week ago the local «radio station» RTI (Radio Tysnes Int’l) went live over at Anchor (make sure to find it at, bringing news and events from the local Tysnes community, as well as Tysnesfest, to the world, in part also based on short snippets of news from local news sites Bladet Tysnes and Tysnesingen.

After a mere week in operation the station ranks among Anchor’s Top 500 internationally, attracting listeners from all over the world.

Also available as podcast

Today also saw the launch of the RTI podcast via several outlets:

There’s a Facebook page, too, should you be inclined to follow.

For yours truly this is a mere experiment, and an attempt at pitching in, as a concerned citizen, of course, even if concerns aren’t really called for.

Late edit:

A quick logo make-over yesterday yielded the following (Ssshhhhh, don’t tell the BBC!):

RTI – Radio Tysnes International

Nyss, i en nærbutikk på landet:

Bak kassen: Thai-dame med norskutfordringer

Foran kassen: Relativt nytilflyktet eritreer

Babelsk forvirring? Yell heah!

Local summer exhibition 2017

A quick visit to the local gallery Elisabeth G today, shot in a hurry, en route to the ferry – which accounts for the scant selection, consisting of only three.

Sadly data are equally sparse (I didn’t have the time to look for the gallerist’s catalogue, if such a thing indeed exists).

I should, of course, mention that all images are clickable for larger views.

Tysnesfest: An amazing summer adventure

While I’ve made it abundantly clear that living where I live isn’t for the urbanly disposed, such as myself, one early July week every summer turns the place into a melting pot of world-class artistry and festivities en masse, worthy of a visit, even from the remotest corners of the world – if you’re into music and music festivals, that is.

All due to the annual Tysnesfest (I can only apologise for the lack of an English website version), this year featuring Highasakite, The Waterboys, Alan Walker, Sivert Høyem, Amy MacDonald, Kim Larsen, Astrid S and DeLillos, to mention but a few (of these).

Not a huge fan, but a fan all the same, of The Waterboys back in the mid-80s, I, for one wouldn’t mind seeing them perform this, some 30+ years on:

I know my daughter, devouring everything 1980s, would – so maybe we will.

Be that as it may, I strongly recommend visiting our island between 12 and 16 July. Just witnessing a sleepy rural area transformed into a seething musical melting pot could be worth your while.

Plus, if the weather is good: There’s really almost nothing like it, what with the sceneries around the outer Hardangerfjord area and everything.

See? I’m not all about negativity!

Top photograph: From Tysnesfest 2016. Blogger’s photo.

Det er ikke så meget å si om stedet man bebor. Det jeg derimot kan si, er at en fjerdeplass i Sentrumsløpet kvalifiserer for skryt i lokalavisen.

Make of that what you will.

(Om ikke akkurat her.)

Dimanche à la campagne

Shot in Myrdal, Tysnes, today.

Men vi hadde gløtt av sol for en halvtime siden.

Kors på halsen.

Og jeg sverger: Ser jeg ett utepils-bilde i de sosiale mediene, kan jeg ikke svare for egne handlinger.

Bildet nyss knipset.

Storm i et ølglass

Det har vakt en viss lokal oppstandelse at egnens restauratør og hotellvert par excellence, Torstein Hatlevik, høster nasjonal bestyrtelse for sitt eget brygg, Haaheim Gaard Blonde Ale, som angivelig skal sømme seg ekstra godt for kvinner og homofile.

Vi som kjenner Torstein, har ingen problemer med å se vår homofile venns selvironiske motiver (og en smule kremmersans, Torstein?). At selvironien er tapt for alle som er ukjent med avsenders personlige legning, får vi anta må ha streifet ham.

På den annen side har vi ikke så meget som gir oss oppslag i rikspressen. Må vi ty til slike ting som oppfattes sexistiske og krenkende, ja, so be it, sier nå jeg – eller Haaheim Gaard, da.