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Post by FoggyEyes » Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:35 pm

It's actually kind of sad that i don't know anything about the record stores of copenhagen since i only live 50 kilometres away from it.

I've only found the usual "accord"stores in the city in which i haven't found much except for a ERP single but anyway does anybody know any good recordstores in copenhagen or it's suburbs?
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Re: Denmark

Post by Martijn » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:58 pm

I've been to at least one when I visited Copenhagen five-and-a-half years ago, but I don't remember the name or where it was. Or actually, thanks to my email archive, I do now: it's called Circles and they had quite a few indiepop records including some rare stuff. But I think it was this store that didn't have price tags on the rarer stuff but checked how they were doing on eBay or something equally evil.

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Re: Denmark

Post by Carys » Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:58 pm

Gosh, the Denmark thread's dying a death here, isn't it?

Let's see if The Give It Ups can put it out of its misery. On Friday. Be there. Or don't. Whatever, dude.

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Re: Denmark

Post by Modern Antiquarian » Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:44 pm

I was sort of hoping I may have a job interview out in Copenhagen to coincide - It could still happen any time between now and mid September, but my chance of making the Give It Ups seems to have become a very long shot.

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Re: Denmark

Post by String Bean Jen » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:20 pm

Copenhagen is my #1 MUST SEE destination now that I'm in Europe. I don't know if I'll be able to make it over this year but it won't be long. And then I'll be back asking questions (if anyone knows about the city) and also surely raving about it once the day comes.

Nice one getting a gig in that fab city, Give It Ups!
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Re: Denmark

Post by Carys » Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:21 pm

I'm really looking forward to it! We're going to get bikes and cycle around, and I'm going to gawp at Danish furniture in the design museums. It feels really silly to be playing a gig there - I'm treating it as a holiday which happens to have a gig attached.

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Re: Denmark

Post by cupcake_love » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:21 pm

i think copenhagen (and denmark in general) is perhaps a bit overrated. oh well, i will be there on friday anyway.
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Re: Denmark

Post by Modern Antiquarian » Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:15 am

cupcake_love wrote:i think copenhagen (and denmark in general) is perhaps a bit overrated. oh well, i will be there on friday anyway.
Are you Swedish or just living in Sweden? The only bad things I've ever heard about Denmark have come from Swedes :)

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Post by cupcake_love » Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:20 pm

Modern Antiquarian wrote:
cupcake_love wrote:i think copenhagen (and denmark in general) is perhaps a bit overrated. oh well, i will be there on friday anyway.
Are you Swedish or just living in Sweden? The only bad things I've ever heard about Denmark have come from Swedes :)
well, it depends on on the day. i'm pretty confused about my identity, haha. but i grew up in denmark, and lived there on/off 'til i was 21, so you could say i'm danish :P
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Re: Denmark

Post by Modern Antiquarian » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:12 am

[/quote]

well, it depends on on the day. i'm pretty confused about my identity, haha. but i grew up in denmark, and lived there on/off 'til i was 21, so you could say i'm danish :P[/quote]

I've been spending a lot of time looking into living in Copenhagen and accounts of living there are generally favourable. Recently I was working with a Swedish girl who when I asked about Copenhagen just wrinkled her nose, and didn't exactly say it was horrible but suggested it wasn't all that great, particularly if you were Swedish and vegetarian. I'm a British omnivore so I reckon I might be OK. Enquiries on another message board about Copenhgen also got universally positive replies apart from a few Swedish responses...
I do get the impression that a criticism of the Danes is they can seem to outsiders quite insular and superior to others, perhaps Swedes in particular!

Having said that, its looking increasingly unlikely I'll be heading out there as I've heard nothing from the employer still.

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Post by Carys » Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:03 am

Well so far, the people we've met in Copenhagen have been the nicest people we have ever met. No word of a lie. So nice.

First impressions: the quality of life seems much better here than in London in many respects, and in many parts it's beautiful, although I'm not sure it's big enough to cope with my short attention span. I don't think I'd live here. Except to hang out with the Nice People.

Gig tonight - super nervous.

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Post by Trev » Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:10 am

Cherry Darling wrote: Gig tonight - super nervous.
Good luck. You are sure to wow them all.

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Post by cupcake_love » Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:06 pm

Modern Antiquarian wrote:
well, it depends on on the day. i'm pretty confused about my identity, haha. but i grew up in denmark, and lived there on/off 'til i was 21, so you could say i'm danish :P[/quote]

I've been spending a lot of time looking into living in Copenhagen and accounts of living there are generally favourable. Recently I was working with a Swedish girl who when I asked about Copenhagen just wrinkled her nose, and didn't exactly say it was horrible but suggested it wasn't all that great, particularly if you were Swedish and vegetarian. I'm a British omnivore so I reckon I might be OK. Enquiries on another message board about Copenhgen also got universally positive replies apart from a few Swedish responses...
I do get the impression that a criticism of the Danes is they can seem to outsiders quite insular and superior to others, perhaps Swedes in particular!

Having said that, its looking increasingly unlikely I'll be heading out there as I've heard nothing from the employer still.[/quote]

well, for me as a vegan it is even harder! the indie scene is pretty much non-existant (compared to the swedish one at least) and it is very much harder to fit in, in general.

i have always dressed a bit different, i reckon, but not that different, but i still get weird looks, even just walking around in copenhagen. which is very, because it should be this world-metropol... or something.

some days i feel like i do miss denmark, and would like to live there, if only for a period of time, and i would definitely like to study there. to work there though, not a chance. there's just such a huge difference in work behavior/hierarchy, and i'm definitely more swedish in that "context".
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Re: Denmark

Post by cupcake_love » Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:07 pm

Cherry Darling wrote:Gig tonight - super nervous.
oh right! how'd it go? i was supposed to go, but decided to stay home and feel sorry for myself instead. not one of my better choices.
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Re: Denmark

Post by Carys » Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:22 pm

The gig was massively enjoyable - the other bands The Sock Puppets and Ampel were both great, and everyone seemed to have a good time.

Here's a link to a video of "Dinosaur Song" from the night, for your viewing pleasure.

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Re: Denmark

Post by Modern Antiquarian » Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:40 pm

Glad to her you enjoyed the gig!
cupcake_love wrote: some days i feel like i do miss denmark, and would like to live there, if only for a period of time, and i would definitely like to study there. to work there though, not a chance. there's just such a huge difference in work behavior/hierarchy, and i'm definitely more swedish in that "context".
Sorry to keep pestering, but I want to know as much as I can before I have to make a decision! I'd read that the Danish workplace was very non-hierarchical and egalitarian which appeals to me greatly, is this not the case?

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Post by cupcake_love » Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:54 pm

Modern Antiquarian wrote:Glad to her you enjoyed the gig!
cupcake_love wrote: some days i feel like i do miss denmark, and would like to live there, if only for a period of time, and i would definitely like to study there. to work there though, not a chance. there's just such a huge difference in work behavior/hierarchy, and i'm definitely more swedish in that "context".
Sorry to keep pestering, but I want to know as much as I can before I have to make a decision! I'd read that the Danish workplace was very non-hierarchical and egalitarian which appeals to me greatly, is this not the case?
i thought it was the other way, but it's probably just where i work. so in other words, you're probably right.

danish people are just much more ironic, and you are expected to go with that. i love all my work mates dearly, and we joke around and laugh a lot, but i think there's a difference. (i work in sweden)

in a swedish workplace, if you are asked your opinion, you are entitled to express it and even if people won't agree, they will be civil. that is not my general idea of danish people, or at least not the ones i work with. they have no problem saying "fuck you", and i might sound like i'm too sensitive (and maybe i am), but i don't like being insulted by people i don't specifically like or talk to, other than at work, when i have to.

maybe i'm just unlucky, though. or maybe i should stop being so sensitive.
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Re: Denmark

Post by christianpolo » Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:12 pm

i just spent the weekend in copenhagen, and it is one of the nicest places i've ever been to. i stayed with my friend in Ørestad, went to Christiania, Nørrebro, Vesterbro and a lot of really nice parks. I was really amazed by the bike paths, which were the best I've seen anywhere! And the whole returning cans/bottles is really nice. I'm thinking about coming back because my school has an exchange program with Copenhagen Business School.

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