The Bipolar Bum

Backpacking and Bipolar II. Taking Manic Depression on tour.

The Saturday Song : Susanne Sundfør – White Foxes

 

Released February 24, 2012 as a single.

 

I first heard Sundfør when listening to the soundtrack to the 2013 movie Oblivion.  I absolutely love her haunting vocals.  To me she sounds like a Scandinavian Kate Bush.

 

All the best,

H&J

10 comments on “The Saturday Song : Susanne Sundfør – White Foxes

  1. willow1945
    29/06/2014

    Loved the song, thanks for posting

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  2. Kitt O'Malley
    29/06/2014

    Beautiful voice. Disturbing imagery, especially since someone I love is fighting brain cancer.

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    • drheckleandmrjibe
      29/06/2014

      Sorry for that Kitt. For what it’s worth I didn’t watch the video. I’ve been listening to the song like any other on Spotify.

      Hope your friend wins that fight.

      All the best,
      H&J

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  3. bearspawprint
    09/07/2014

    “Tis beautiful, though I couldn’t understand the lyrics, Swedish? Or my buzzing speakers?

    T o me the video appeared to be removing a foreign object form someone’s brain plus a damaged mass. The motorcycle, to hinted, at a cause.

    My dear Son III was terribly injured in a horrific motorcycle accident…. but not his head. He had a good helmet. … of course there is more….. but

    How do you listen to the audio without the video? Is that possible with youtube videos? That would open lots of possibilities for blogging.

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    • drheckleandmrjibe
      09/07/2014

      Might be the speakers, she’s Norwegian but sings in English and her accent isn’t too thick.

      I wish youtube included a functionality for streaming audio only but I understand why they don’t. You’ll have to just minimise the window or turn your phone around unfortunately :)

      I’m sorry to hear about your son. I’m a motorcyclist and you have my sympathy. I’m sure its what every parent of a biker dreads and we aren’t exactly playing the odds by biking. My only explanation is at for some of us it is as necessary as drawing breath for a happy life.

      All the best,
      H&J

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      • bearspawprint
        09/07/2014

        Oh well, the videos are OK, many or most are very good.

        I don’t own a cell phone :-) No tethers on me :-)

        I have 4 boys, the oldest 42, is like you, riding is essential to being.

        The injured son, 32, has titanium femur, wrist, forarm (r), part of pelvis and is working and caring for his family and playing music .. doing fine. I am proud of him. He doesn’t ride. His attention was impaired that night … big no no on a bike. Full moon, wet road sharp curve film on road oil, excessive fatigue, no supper, two beers. And a concrete mailbox post. His bike came along behind him and smashed him as he hit the post. He lived, bike totaled. Protective gear kept all his skin intact except one small patch of road burn on one bicep … which got MARSA in hospital. The &&^%^* who had the poured concrete around the pipe holding his mailbox said it was because so many cars kept taking out the mailbox on the outside of the poorly graded curve and hi wanted his mailbox in that spot. I think my boy came around, and looked up at that huge gorgeious moon and the angels kept him alive. The bike and Moses both richocheted back off the post and Moses was flung 50+ feet back in the other direction. Also his bike was too heavy for his body weight. he could not straddle the bike with both feet on the ground. Moses is the smallest of the 4. He lives, he works, he plays, he sings, he spoils his kids … one born before and one after. So it’s OK. Pinaful and humbling, and more than difficult, but not the end of the world. He is a man. he had to change his ideas about what was necessary for happiness. As he told the rehab people when asked what his goal was…”I want to wipe my own butt” At six months in hospital he achieved that and went home to recuperate some more. He is and electrician and the company he worked for saved his job for him. His wife works, and stuck with him through all that and two years after he went home, in a wheel chair, his daughter was born on my birthday, and he was up in the trees with his chain saw, pruning, and back at work….. and now I’m gonna boohoo a while. No time then. :-)

        Proud of all of 4… I could write a longer essay in a reply about that. :-) If your parents are are as sensible as I am, :-) (Well, I am. One of my few good qualities) then they are proud of you, in the same way that I feel this warm pride know that my children grew into strong men. The youngest is only 20, he’s not quite there yet. His burdens are of a different sort. Aspergers, and an involuntary movement keep him off of bikes, but not out of the machine shop in the barn when he’s not in class.

        Yes they hurt and feel and despair, but like you, they know that the difficult stretches are part of living . More difficult for some than others, There are suicides in my close family, several in every generation, also self-medicating bipolar, and, well, you know, the hard parts. Now I’m back to the boohoo part …. It is a pretty day, I tiny bit cooler, and sunny.

        Just with your blog you have created ripples of self worth in many people and a light of understanding that will never go away entirely. ever. Expanding with the universe, all that we do remains.

        Thank you for all that you have done.

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        • drheckleandmrjibe
          17/07/2014

          I’m deeply touched and humbled by your reply here. I can only apologise for my tardy and insufficient response but I’m out in the third world and internet bandwidth is more valuable than gold where I currently am! I’m glad to hear that your son made an emotional recovery and that he is able to work. It takes an especially strong mind in my opinion to change their pre-requisites for happiness, your pride is well founded.

          Thanks very much for replying to me and sorry that I can’t give more of a response right now!

          All the best,
          H&J

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