May 27, 2021
Sarah and Amanda get lyrical with magical Nords and spooky hits.
Sarah looks at the Kalevala, Finland's national epic
composed of traditional folk songs, including one about the "hero"
Lemminkäinen. Amanda lists off pop songs with low-key creepy lyrics
and/or origins. Other subjects covered include poorly costumed
porn, belated anniversary wishes, and horse dreams.
Amanda recommends the Netlfix true crime series
The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness. Sarah
recommends the 1991 fantasy noir Cast a Deadly
- “Lönnrot's Brainchildren: The Representation of Women in
Finland's ‘Kalevala’,” by Patricia E.
Sawin. Journal of Folklore Research Vol. 25, No.
3, Special Issue: Feminist Revisions in Folklore Studies, Sep. -
- “Kalevala. The National Epic of Finland” by Wilfrid
Bonser. Folklore, Winter, 1965, Vol. 76, No. 4,
- Wikipedia/Cantos of the Kalevala
Music Quarterly (Rune-singing, the musical vernacular)
Ancient Origins (Lemminkäinen: Resurrection of the Handsome, Yet
Frivolous Finnish Epic Hero)
- Sacred Texts
(RUNE XV. LEMMINKAINEN'S RESTORATION.)
AV Club (“Timothy” was delicious: 60 minutes of death-fueled ’70s
Tennessean (Story Behind the Song: 'Wildfire' by Michael Martin
Sonar (“Timothy” At 50: He’s What’s for Dinner)