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Ola and Elizabeth, whose wedding on a sunny November day of 2013 I attended both as a friend and official translator of the municipality of Fiesole, are about to publish the first album born out of the collaboration of their bands, Allo Darlin and Making Marks and Sunturns. The title is Ghost Writer and it is dedicated to their newborn child. You can listen one “jaunty, upbeat” song and read some very wise words from them through this link to an American magazine.

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Ola just published his second book: Franz Borkenau. His first manuscript, Lisboa, was published in 2013. I wish I could say something about the quality of Ola’s writing skills, but both stories are written in Norwegian. The only thing I could grasp, though, I really like it. It’s the quote at the very beginning of Franz Borkenau, which is taken from a song by the Jeffery Lewis Band.

Your looks are gonna leave you
And your city’s gonna change too
And your shoes are gonna wear through
Time is gonna take so much away
But there’s a way that you can offer time a trade
You gotta do something that you can get smarter at
You gotta do something you might just be a starter at
You better do something that you can get better at
That’s the thing that time will leave you with.

Both Ola and his wife Elizabeth, whom already involuntarily starred on this blog, play music more than well. Check out their bands: Making Marks, Ola’s band, and Allo Darlin’, Liz’s band.