I ate terribly unhealthily for the past 3 years since leaving home to study for my degree, mostly due to a reluctance to learn how to cook (+ a wee bit of laziness/silly excuses). Recently I’ve taken an active interest and I’m thoroughly enjoying cooking everyday!! I love being aware of exactly what is going into my meals, it’s working out cheaper in the long run and there is just so much that can be done. Regretful at having not bothered all that time ago!
For people who are actually interested in how viking music might have sounded, “Drømde mik en drøm i nat" (/I dreamt a dream last night) is the earliest music (and lyrics) known in Scandinavia preserved on the last page of the (~1200-1300) Codex Runicus as rune notes.
The song and melody is still known and used today in most of Scandinavia, as a sort of folk-standard. This version, deceivinglyslow in the beginning, is presented as close to the original sound of the years 900-1000 as historians think they can come.
This song might have survived because it was a gigantic hit, like the viking’s very own “Billie Jean”. A total pop slayer that stayed around long enough for music notes to be invented.
“Yet in the blood of man there is a tide, an old sea-current, rather, that is somehow akin to the twilight, which brings him rumours of beauty from however far away, as drift-wood is found at sea from islands not yet discovered; and this spring-tide or current that visits the blood of man comes from the fabulous quarter of his lineage, from the legendary, of old; it takes him out to the woodlands, out to the hills; he listens to ancient song.”—Lord Dunsany (via hierarchical-aestheticism)