As the first face in our new inspire series, we have chosen Northside spokesman John Fogde. You probably know him best as the public face on the local and emerging festival, but he has way more than that in his backpack. Furthermore we are pretty sure that Justin Timberlake wrote ‘Suit and Tie’ after a meeting with this man!
In addition to his everlasting classy dress code, John has been engaged in music journalism for many years. First as a radio host in Hinnerup, then Aarhus University Radio, Opasia Netradio and Gaffa Radio. The thing which, however, inspire us most about Mr. Fogde is that he himself in 2003 was one of the founders of Frekvens. Just two years later he was employed at Gaffa. Here certainly is a person with Aarhus running in his veins – a person who inspire the crew behind the Sound of Aarhus!
We have asked John to choose 5 songs for the week!
[chat question=”A song for the perfect morning?”]
Sufjan Stevens: ”Jacksonville”
A nice, quiet, and extremely beautiful start to your day.
[chat question=”A song for the hours of study?”]
The War on Drugs: ”Brothers”
I have a real problem with background music as it usually ends up taking the focus away from whatever it is I’m supposed to be doing. But I often find myself listening to The War on Drugs, when I’m trying to read a book on the train.
[chat question=”A song for the hours of darkness?”]
Elliott Smith: ”Oh Well, Okay”
The Hold Steady once sneared that ”All your favorite songs wouldn’t seem so sad/If you weren’t so depressed/Elliott Smith seems like a mess to me/And you cry way too easily”, and according to Ben Folds he played ”some dirty basketball”. And yet it doesn’t get much more beautiful than this.
[chat question=”A song for the perfect weekend?”]
Japandroids: ”The House that Heaven Built”
A perfect last track before opening the door and hitting the town head first.
[chat question=”A song for the perfect Sunday evening?”]
Air: “La Femme D’Argent”
If your Sundays are spent on the couch drinking coffee you’ll be hard pressed to find a sound that fits the mood better than this classic track.