Monday, December 01, 2008

Father Christmas meets Adolf Hitler

How can it be that Father Christmas suddenly disappeared? He is not under the Christmas Tree, maybe he took a ride with his car? Leif "Loket" Olsson (lok = locomotive in Swedish, don't ask med why he got this name) is a Swedish TV-personality, he introduced a Lotto-program in Channel Four but was replaced by younger faces a few years ago. During his most popular period he also recorded a Christmas Record together with Hans Edler, a legend in Swedish entertainment.

Hans Edler appears in the video and puts on a Hitler-mustasch for some reason. The lyrics are of course in Swedish but the story basically is about trying to find Father Christmas and rumours that he took his old car (a Ford) downtown and joined the line of unemployed. The message is that he should know that he is badly needed when Christmas is approaching.

For those with an interest for Hans Edler and a knowledge of Swedish I would also recommend Sunkit, you can even listen to music examples from his early experiments with electronic music, Elektron Kukesi.


dood said...

du tyckte inte locomotive var en bättre översättning av lok?

Anna-Lena Lodenius said...

Ok, bara för din skull då!