Saturday 11 February 2012


Here's something you don't come across every day: a good news story out of North Korea - one that comes, what's more, by way of Norwegian Eighties pop heart-throb Morten Harket, and his fellow Morten, Morten Traavik. Looking at the video, it's easy to see why Morten was so impressed - they are amazing! There's a longer and better-quality video on YouTube - here. I find that the more you play it, the more beautiful and cheering it becomes, and the more touching, especially at those moments where the smiles break through. These musicians are loving it. As for that setting, with the snowy painting and the big pot of fake sunflowers... And isn't that someone's mobile going off at the end?


  1. Love it! Must point out though as an 80s pedant that Morten Traavik isn't Morten Harket, who was the singer from A-Ha and the heart-throb. Different Mortens!

  2. Aha - I thought he'd lost his looks! Why are they all called Morten? So confusing..