I can’t help myself! I’m not usually one for plugging products and causes and all of that sort of thing, but you’ll understand when I say I can’t not give this one a splash: our nephew Christoffer’s band Honningbarna (Honeykids) just won Spellemannprisen (the Norwegian Grammy equivalent) for Rock! Seeing as how they’re incredibly talented guys and great people and they’ve been in the biz officially less than a couple of years but are already rocking packed houses all over northern Europe, they earned this accolade and certainly more than just from an old auntie. Kudos too to their incredibly supportive families and teachers (some, like C’s, being in both categories, since I know he got some early older-brother guitar coaching), and to the many fans-of-good-taste who are keeping the faith with them. Old folk, take heed: keep the sound turned low lest you fry your hearing aids when their blazing punk music kicks in, but you may well soon find you can’t resist cranking it up along with less ancient creatures since it’s pretty addictive stuff!