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Jan Anderzén Portal

August 2011

Jan Anderzén, the Finnish frontman of Kemialliset Ystävät and Tomutonttu is featured in The Wire 330 Invisible Jukebox, tested by Daniel Spicer. Anderzén's newest release is Nääksää nää mun kyyneleet by Tuusanuuskat, a collaboration between Tomutonttu and Es, aka Fonal Records’s Sami Sänpäkkilä.

Modular Origami

"Tons of fun modular origami models. Get your friends together, put on a record, open a sparkling wine and start folding."

Johan Venninen

Watch excerpts from a documentary about a mind blowing Finnish miracle man, Johan Venninen. Anderzén says: "See how he's building a garden up on a cliff, making drinks out of wild greens, welding, digging a cave with explosives, all by himself. Did I mention he's blind and almost 90 years old? The video is in Finnish but you should watch it anyway."

Brenna Murphy

Brenna Murphy is a Portland, Oregon based artist. Anderzén says: "Her internet zones are lovely to get lost in."

Bodies At Rest

"Tony Wood's article about the USSR's Five Year Plan, proletariat leisure cities and architect Konstantin Melnikov's "Sonata Of Sleep" design proposal for environmentally controlled communal rest chambers."

Tofu For Two

"Great Finnish food blog written in English. Too bad it has been quiet for a while now. Maybe the writers died of B12 deficiency? I hope not because this marriage of sauerkraut, beet relish and tahini sauce is a knockout."

Reverend Alicia

"My favorite YouTube video, sourced from American public access television. Reverend Alicia has the magic to turn any shit day into sunshine."

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