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Dancing with the wolves – Johnny And The Rest

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An alarm clock. A snooze. Again and again. It becomes a never-ending loop. At some point I started wondering how was it possible that last winter I had been waking up at around 5 a.m. and then I hadn’t needed extra 2 hours to get up from bed. Was that a miracle or what?! God bless Rás2 for playing every single morning Wolves in the night so I had been immediately up… how I miss it recently in those dark mornings! And for now 8 a.m. is enough, I promise, it doesn’t have to be earlier. On one hand, darkness in Iceland doesn’t allow me to get out of bed and lately I realised why some bands will forever and ever explore in their lyrics the subject of sleep and dreams. On the other hand, it creates perfect conditions to befriend some new bands. Like it happened in the dimness of Skuggabarinn during Iceland Airwaves 2013 when suddenly someone started singing in a way I could describe as pouring warm delicious honey and, as you may know, eating honey is a very good thing to do, like Winnie-The-Pooh says. A luxury bar turned imperceptibly into kind of creepy whisky bar. Hail to Johnny. And The Rest. They took me back. I felt like I’m again a little girl listening to old good 70’s blues with daddy. Ok, enough about darkness. Smile as wild as you can, enjoy the summer solstice of 2014 in Iceland. Can you smell the air and

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Stína has followed her passion to Icelandic music as a music journalist since 2010. She joined then a writing team of Muzyka Islandzka - a Polish website dedicated to Icelandic music. Spreading her wings, Stína started her adventure with Icelandic language and moved to Reykjavík where she studied the language at the university. She also takes an active part in life of the local music scene. Since 2014 Stína had run a music blog that was transformed in 2017 into a printed magazine on Icelandic music.

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