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Sivert Høyem — Blown Away
Album: Long Slow Distance
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Released: 2011
Length: 3:18
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Blown away, blown away and waiting
Blown away and waiting on a fair wind
Sweeping through my window
Will you move me like you did once more?
Blown away, I'm blown away
Feeling everything, with you
Blown away, blown away and waiting
Blown away and waiting on...
I'm blown away, yet you're always with me still
You can say what you will now, but it's wrong
Is the love I give just a trinket to you?
Kept with all your playthings, and dreams that were new
Somewhere in a dream life that never comes true
If we can't dream it up again then what do we do?
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(Sigh) that voice!
WHAT A TUNE!!!   {#Music}
I am blown away by this song. literally
Don't like this guy or Madrugada...Annoying, monotonous.  Singing the same simple words over and over does a good song make.
 Proclivities wrote:

Overtly happy music possibly inspires more suicidal thoughts than sad music does; sad music can help one realize that they're not alone in their sorrow while happy music can exacerbate their feelings of alienation.  It depends who you ask, I guess...

 
Great reply, Proc!  And I agree 100%.  In fact, living in the Seattle area most of my life, I remember hearing stats about our high suicide rate, which I then found out didn't peak in our grey, wet, cool fall (fall lasts from Sept thru April usually) but peaks when the sun comes out for a few months in May thru August.  And the reasoning is like you mention....when we're all sad and depressed by the grey weather there's a sort of solidarity amongst us PNW'ers.  It's when it's SUPER nice out and one STILL feels low and sad while everyone else is enjoying the sun that the most depressed of us say goodbye.  (and this happened to my step-brother....he took his life in late May of '97.

To balance all THAT sadness out with other stats....I've always heard how we in the PNW buy more sunglasses per capita than the rest of the USA.  The reasoning is that we only need them a few months of the year, lose them and oh shit here's the sun again and have to buy more.  Long Live RP!!

 PA1749 wrote:
I wish this song would get blown away. I assume people play something like this to inspire their suicides.
 
Overtly happy music possibly inspires more suicidal thoughts than sad music does; sad music can help one realize that they're not alone in their sorrow while happy music can exacerbate their feelings of alienation.  It depends who you ask, I guess...
Count me in.  Not enough deep voices (baritone? bass?)  around. I'm in love with Sivert.
 expatlar wrote:

Sounds very much like he shares your opinion.

 

 mojcamojca77 wrote:
What a perfect voice for melancholic songs!

 
Sounds very much like he shares your opinion.
That voice. Once I get past it I might hear the song.
Α,ρε Sivertακο...Αγαπω τη φωνη σου!
What a perfect voice for melancholic songs!
Image result for sivert hoyem norway
 dig wrote:
Kinda like a dark Burl Ives.

 
Kindly have the earwax removed.
In my timezone bread and wine turns water into wine.
 tdola2 wrote:
I think about the only thing that could make this song any worse is if there was whistling...

Just not a Sivert fan...I really tried on this one...sorry!

 

 
Accordions! It could be MUCH worse with ACCORDIONS! I liked it today though when the RP playback went wonky and it switched intermittently between Soosgfart Hooymdrogem here and Pink Floyd "The Wall" finally settling on PF. Made me smile! The Floyd was there for me when I needed them, as always. It makes me wonder "How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?"


 Anax wrote:
This is a song? It's a meander, a doodle.

 
Which "song" components are missing exactly?  It's got a melody, a chorus, and instrumentation, among other components.  There are many works which could be called "meanders" or "doodles", depending on who's listening - or not listening.
And yet 208 of us give it an 8 - just love his deep resonant voice & it's good to hear it stand on its own here.
Love it. Pain is good. :)
 kcar wrote:

Bill, feverishly hoping that Newt hates Sivert Høyem's as much he does. Ack! Thptpfth!

Bill the Cat from Bloom County, sitting on kitty litter and reading newspaper 

 
It's nice to see Bloom County fans on here, even if I don't agree with their sentiments on this song or singer.
 Johnny_Wave wrote:
This is awful.  A solid 2.   Clicking on PSD in 3, 2, 1  ......

 
A 2? You're being generous. Bet I can hit that PSD before you can . . . 
I like it. There I said it.{#Snooty}
This is awful.  A solid 2.   Clicking on PSD in 3, 2, 1  ......
is it just me, or there is some resemblence between these two?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHjgKLGVTjI
(The Hobbit - Theme Song: "Misty Mountains Cold" )

(it could be just deep "wrap-me-in-a-blanky-and-set-by-a-fireplace-and-i'll-die-happy" voices though)
I think about the only thing that could make this song any worse is if there was whistling...

Just not a Sivert fan...I really tried on this one...sorry!

 
 kcar wrote:

Bill, feverishly hoping that Newt hates Sivert Høyem's as much he does. Ack! Thptpfth!

Bill the Cat from Bloom County, sitting on kitty litter and reading newspaper 

 
looks like B.G. at KFAT days......
 DD rabbi_phil wrote:
accckkkkkk ttthhhfffffppttt t!!!

 
Bill, feverishly hoping that Newt hates Sivert Høyem's as much he does. Ack! Thptpfth!

Bill the Cat from Bloom County, sitting on kitty litter and reading newspaper 
OMFG,  you went from Neil Young to this drivel in a flash/slash not-a-beat mish-mash?  WTF Bill...  You've been hung up on this guy forever but really, this was a new low!
 Sasha2001 wrote:
I've said some unflattering things about Hoyem in the past but it occured to me as i was listening to this otherwise lovely ballad that he often swings for the fences with his music and that often times that creates a love/hate reaction from listeners. Bands/musicians who try to write popular music may accrue more fans along the way but there's still a lot to be said for the risk takers like Hoyem who lay it on the line.
 

One might call that an epiphany. Congrats.
I've said some unflattering things about Hoyem in the past but it occured to me as i was listening to this otherwise lovely ballad that he often swings for the fences with his music and that often times that creates a love/hate reaction from listeners. Bands/musicians who try to write popular music may accrue more fans along the way but there's still a lot to be said for the risk takers like Hoyem who lay it on the line.
 OHMish wrote:

Me too {#Yes} Is it the singer from Madrugada?

 
It is!
I wish this song would get blown away. I assume people play something like this to inspire their suicides.
 plaid wrote:
I thought I heard Madrugada.
 
Me too {#Yes} Is it the singer from Madrugada?
Perfect to start off a dreary and rainy Friday morning. 

Blacsheap wrote:
Bit too relaxed for a Friday afternoon :-)

 


Bit too relaxed for a Friday afternoon :-)
Wow...  I really like this guys voice.   Haunting... 
Love the voice. The song, not so much. 
Kinda like a dark Burl Ives.
 DJ_BellsEye wrote:
Reminds me of Cousteau and similar heavy duty crooners.  Thanks for the intro.
 

I think Jacques had a much thicker French accent!  {#Biggrin}
Reminds me of Cousteau and similar heavy duty crooners.  Thanks for the intro.
I thought I heard Madrugada. <3 <3 <3

I am blown away.  Sivert has made me re-calibrate my thinking about how I rate songs.  And, maybe a bit more...


Oh, I am digging this!
 Cynaera wrote:
He has such a compelling, moody voice. I love Madrugada, and mostly because of Høyem's vocals. This song is amazing.{#Music} 
 
I knew you would!  RIP Ann {#Yes}
Add a surf-guitar and he's very close to sounding like Chris Isaac...

Normally I don't care how well someone sings, but this guy is causing me to rethink that.   {#Confused}

(I love his voice) 
 Anax wrote:
This is a song? It's a meander, a doodle.
 
..sometimes those spotlight the best of things..put it at 8 on 1st listen, myself..
 Anax wrote:
This is a song? It's a meander, a doodle.
 
I think I understand how you feel, but this just melts me completely. So beautiful.

 Mayasha wrote:
I promote RP to my friends whenever I have the chance, but I will put a mental block on it for when I want to recommend it to my wife. If she hears Sivert Høyem she might get a crush on him... I am a straight man, but I am impressed (and secretly jealous) on his voice.
 
Better block out Chris Isaak too.


I promote RP to my friends whenever I have the chance, but I will put a mental block on it for when I want to recommend it to my wife. If she hears Sivert Høyem she might get a crush on him... I am a straight man, but I am impressed (and secretly jealous) on his voice.
Its a beautiful song.  If I rated it, it would be an 8.

Its just not a song I wish to hear very often.

So rather than a 2 or 3, no rating.
This blew me away. Thank you beyond words.
Had the sound on low in the background at the office.  Heard this song start, realized it was Sivert, and immediately had to put on the headphones and turn it up.  This guy's voice (and lyrics) is/are so emotive, haunting.  Love it.
This is a song? It's a meander, a doodle.
accckkkkkk ttthhhfffffppttt t!!!
Feeling everything with you....
:)
thisss voice...
 ajlept wrote:
I didn't know that Alan Rickman could sing. {#Meditate}
 

" Hans, *booby* I'm your white knight."
I didn't know that Alan Rickman could sing. {#Meditate}
 lily34 wrote:

i missed it! what did he say!!! just now tuned in!
 



He liked my song comment on this one. Sitting here in my cubicle & hearing that, can't get the stupid smile of my face :) I'd tell someone here about it but they would't get it. And good morning to you!
Just upgraded this lovely haunting song. *shivers*
 Jacksonstat wrote:
I just got a shout from Bill!! I'm blushing right now. Day officially made :)
 
i missed it! what did he say!!! just now tuned in!
I just got a shout from Bill!! I'm blushing right now. Day officially made :)
PSD
There seems to be a few different currents running through the treads to Hoyem's music. On the one hand listeners are in love with his voice, others are unimpressed with the quality of the songwriting , and a third group (not altogether different than the previous group) thinks his music has run it's course on RP.

If indeed each of these camps is partially correct might it be possible to reduce his exposure by 1/3? I think that would be a fair and equitable solution.
Monotonic, repetitive, annoying...

Slow torture


{#Wall} 
 Rotterdam wrote: I agree with you: Sivert once a day..
But with Jodi I turn it of immediately: her 'interesting verbal concoctions' are very irritating indeed!
Sorry to differ. I think his voice is so beautiful and the songs showcase it. So I hope that RP keeps on playing him.
(See, if I had my way, Joanie Mitchell would be banned. And that Canadian guy with the breathy, disgusting voice whose name I have blocked because he irritates me so much. But nobody listens to my opinion, either.) 
 


Reminds me of several tracks from the Kiwi albums Te Ku Te Whe and Te Ku Te Whe (Remixed) which are also wonderful.  Lets have some of those too ...
 
 impediguy wrote:
Although singing through gobs of reverb, I find no pretension, but only purity and sincerity. It's not boring at all when you delve into it and listen to it actively. Contrarily this song is a well polished diamond: no roughness here.
 
You may well conclude that my distaste is a consequence of "passive listening". Not so, I'm afraid. I could likely sing you back most of the melody and a fair bit of the harmonies from memory. And I still find it boring.
Sorry to differ. I think his voice is so beautiful and the songs showcase it. So I hope that RP keeps on playing him.
(See, if I had my way, Joanie Mitchell would be banned. And that Canadian guy with the breathy, disgusting voice whose name I have blocked because he irritates me so much. But nobody listens to my opinion, either.) 
 neuticle wrote:

   Your going to catch so much crap from the peeps on here..but I'm with you. Too much of a good thing if you will....tho the rock thing he did  kind of got my attention
 
Or even too much of a mediocre thing.
 Gatlinburger wrote:
Bill, obviously, you have a "man-crush" on Sivert!  The Madrugada live version of "Majesty" was really quite impressive and moving, for a while, till you played the hell out of it...  The last couple years, you've been playing anything and everything with his voice in it.  Problem is that he apparently doesn't know English very well and he can't write a decent song!  They all sound like some "wannabe" rock ballad from the '70's but without the lyrical message...  Just a bunch of nonsensical metaphors, loosely strung together, trying to make a rhyme here and there while he does his baratone warbling...  A great voice, but It just doesn't work like this...

Please, stop playing so much "Sivert" and/or Madrugada

I've been listening to your station for almost 10 years now and this is the most blatant sign of your "Father Knows Best" <tp
 
   Your going to catch so much crap from the peeps on here..but I'm with you. Too much of a good thing if you will....tho the rock thing he did  kind of got my attention
 PurplePrincess wrote:
I love his voice, regarding the comment preceding mine: RP can't play too much Madragada and Sivert for me.
 
Oh YES!  I agree with you.........
Everytime I hear his voice, I take a deep breath and enjoy... LOVE him, EVERY time!
WHAT A VOICE!!!
 FlatCat wrote:

'zactly what I came here to say. Really tired of this guy.
 



Although singing through gobs of reverb, I find no pretension, but only purity and sincerity. It's not boring at all when you delve into it and listen to it actively. Contrarily this song is a well polished diamond: no roughness here.
what's with the haters? It's a beautiful song.... a bit grandiose, but still better than celine dion! holla!
 Seatown7 wrote:
Boring and pretentious. Ug.
 
'zactly what I came here to say. Really tired of this guy.
Boring and pretentious. Ug.
 Gatlinburger wrote:
Bill, obviously, you have a "man-crush" on Sivert!  The Madrugada live version of "Majesty" was really quite impressive and moving, for a while, till you played the hell out of it...  The last couple years, you've been playing anything and everything with his voice in it.  Problem is that he apparently doesn't know English very well and he can't write a decent song!  They all sound like some "wannabe" rock ballad from the '70's but without the lyrical message...  Just a bunch of nonsensical metaphors, loosely strung together, trying to make a rhyme here and there while he does his baratone warbling...  A great voice, but It just doesn't work like this...

Please, stop playing so much "Sivert" and/or Madrugada

I've been listening to your station for almost 10 years now and this is the most blatant sign of your "Father Knows Best" <tpac
  ''
You have the nerve to accuse Bill of 'father knows best' , having written such a pompous load
of bilge?
 fuzzy wrote:
Almost sounds like Chris Rea doing a song for a David Lynch movie. Great voice.
 Ha! that's brilliant. Imagine them doing a soundtrack....oh, man that would be scary.
 Gatlinburger wrote:
Bill, obviously, you have a "man-crush" on Sivert!  The Madrugada live version of "Majesty" was really quite impressive and moving, for a while, till you played the hell out of it...  The last couple years, you've been playing anything and everything with his voice in it.  Problem is that he apparently doesn't know English very well and he can't write a decent song!  They all sound like some "wannabe" rock ballad from the '70's but without the lyrical message...  Just a bunch of nonsensical metaphors, loosely strung together, trying to make a rhyme here and there while he does his baratone warbling...  A great voice, but It just doesn't work like this...

Please, stop playing so much "Sivert" and/or Madrugada

I've been listening to your station for almost 10 years now and this is the most blatant sign of your "Father Knows Best" <tp
 
get over yourself. If you had prefaced that with "In my opinion" I may not have said anything, but get over yourself
oh, sivert...
 philipr wrote:
Fanatique de Madrugada comme de Sivert, j'aime de moins en moins ce morceau qui sonne trop comme une simple démonstration de sa magnifique voix {#Sad}
 
C'est vrai!
I love his voice, regarding the comment preceding mine: RP can't play too much Madragada and Sivert for me.
AAARRRGGGHHHHHHH!!!!! 

SUCKO-BARFO!!!!!!
Bill, obviously, you have a "man-crush" on Sivert!  The Madrugada live version of "Majesty" was really quite impressive and moving, for a while, till you played the hell out of it...  The last couple years, you've been playing anything and everything with his voice in it.  Problem is that he apparently doesn't know English very well and he can't write a decent song!  They all sound like some "wannabe" rock ballad from the '70's but without the lyrical message...  Just a bunch of nonsensical metaphors, loosely strung together, trying to make a rhyme here and there while he does his baratone warbling...  A great voice, but It just doesn't work like this...

Please, stop playing so much "Sivert" and/or Madrugada

I've been listening to your station for almost 10 years now and this is the most blatant sign of your "Father Knows Best" <tp
 dogbone wrote:
WOW! What a voice.
 
he's so great. love that voice.
WOW! What a voice.
Great song.
The cadence of the song and the guitar in background reminds of Nancy Sinatra's Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down). 

I find this song beautiful and his voice is stunning... it puts me into some kind of dream-state.
{#Sleep}

A very pretty song.  Just not my cup o tea.  Too slow.

Not rating for now.
 iTuner wrote:

Nationalism aside, please let him stay the little secret he has been for years, that way the rest of us won't have to endure him any more. Between him and Leonard Cohen I'd rather hit mute and listen to the hum of my computers.
 
Is there any comparison to be made between this and Cohen's current disc? LC sounds like Johnny Cash at the end of his life.

 fitzworld wrote:
Sivert Hoyem is the greatest singer and musician most Americans have never heard. Bravo to RP for getting him the exposure he richly deserves!!!!
 
Nationalism aside, please let him stay the little secret he has been for years, that way the rest of us won't have to endure him any more. Between the overplaying of Hoyem and Leonard Cohen I'd rather hit mute and listen to the hum of my computers.

Sivert Hoyem is the greatest singer and musician most Americans have never heard. Bravo to RP for getting him the exposure he richly deserves!!!!

Fanatique de Madrugada comme de Sivert, j'aime de moins en moins ce morceau qui sonne trop comme une simple démonstration de sa magnifique voix {#Sad}
And some folks complained Matt Berninger of The National was "moany drony"??  Oh, man.....
 carlos65 wrote:
tedious, keep waiting for it to start. sounds more like a link between songs or a cast-off.{#Frown}
 
I'm forced to agree. Come on, people. Slow does not mean good. In many cases, it just means tedious. 
oooohhhh, YES!!  loves me some Sivert! what a yummy yummy voice....
Goosebumps.
 Cynaera wrote:
He has such a compelling, moody voice. I love Madrugada, and mostly because of Høyem's vocals. This song is amazing.{#Music} 
 
i'm with you. and ri's wife.
Every time i hear this i think of Terry Callier... nice.
 ri_shelton wrote:
Oh dear, my wife's cheeks are blushing and she's licking her lips as this song plays. 
 
And that is why I'd take this guy's voice over any male singer currently out there.  Even those Jamie Cullem/Micheal Buble types.  Using that deep, velvety voice with a few breathy words in a woman's ear...

I'd either get laid or punched in the nuggers.

tedious, keep waiting for it to start. sounds more like a link between songs or a cast-off.{#Frown}
+1 on the last 4 posts.
Big Fat Thumbs Up !!!
wow, I'm feeling somewhat blown away....
good stuff!
what a set of pipes this guy has.
He has such a compelling, moody voice. I love Madrugada, and mostly because of Høyem's vocals. This song is amazing.{#Music} 
Oh dear, my wife's cheeks are blushing and she's licking her lips as this song plays. 
 QueenLucia wrote:
My copy of this finally came.  I listed to it all afternoon on Sunday while I decorated my Christmas tree.

 

How depressing.
I don't get it. I hear the album cover, dark and monotone. 
 Aud wrote:
How come when you click the "more" for Artist, only this comes up?

Please play more from this release.

Why isn't his other stuff listed?
 
There are a few songs listed under Sivert Hoyem too.
How come when you click the "more" for Artist, only this comes up?

Please play more from this release.

Why isn't his other stuff listed?


 LifeIsMusic wrote:

Agreed!

 



Yes indeed!!
 Jacksonstat wrote:
His voice gives my goosebumps goosebumps.
 
Agreed!

...very, very nice...
His voice gives my goosebumps goosebumps.