I LOVE VICE and NOISEY and I´m so honored both by being featured in NOISEY and on the awesome show Big Mouth. Read about it here. https://noisey.vice.com/en_ca/article/zm9kvw/big-mouth-brought-back-a-10-year-old-norwegian-rock-hit
LOVE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM IDA MARIA Here´s the episode where I´m learning JOIK from SÁPMI, and make an ode to my dear TM Becky Mendoza. (Let me know if you´re able to see the episode! You might need a VPN..) https://tv.nrk.no/serie/muitte-mu/sesong/2/episode/6/avspiller
Joik and how it moves me ❤️ https://www.facebook.com/64273600554/posts/10157021916220555/
I spend way too much time nowadays getting depressed over the climate change, Trump, the phenomenon that I´m getting older and winter arriving all at the same time. I see that this is a luxury that I´m able to worry about such random shit. Basically things are good and the media has hijacked my brain. Except climate change. That´s a real worry. And it´s way bigger than what I can even start to comprehend. Anybody else feel like that? What can we do to get out of this collective depression and anxiety thats going on? Is it just me feeling like this? How can we change the direction we are heading in? Where are the superheroes when you need em? Can we be superheroes? Cause I just feel like I fly too much, and I can´t figure out a way to stop, and still get my music out. I fly too much and save nobody and nothing. It costs too much to change the way we are living because we are dependent on doing stupid environmental choices because our jobs depends on it somehow. Using oil or eating meat and stressing for some money seems like it´s the most normal thing you can do nowadays, and vegans, natives and nature get hounded and threatened and ridiculed. Strange, huh? It´s gonna change soon. If we want it. I talked with some people working in Equinor the other week, and Equinor is Norways oil-business flagship. I asked them straight: what is your plan, how is the general discussion in your company about what strategy we should all take going forward to reduce the human impact on the climate? Like using less oil? They just looked at me as if I had fallen from the moon. I didn´t think the question would take them by surprise! I was surprised that they were surprised by the question. And then the answer I got was that there was no real strategy. I mean, in Norways own flagship oilcompany numero uno the best answer I got was that you - or they - can´t invest in something unless it gives you a real payoff in terms of money! And that the solutions that were on the marked for right now were not valuable enough in terms of payoff. - I´m like, are you for real? I´m not saying this is an official statement from the Equinor company but it sure as hell seem like it since four employees are not able to collectively present a better answer, sitting in a SAS Lounge just about to board a plane. I asked them if they felt there was a comfortable environment in their company to discuss issues like this, like climate change, and where it´s taking us all, and what we should do about it. Did not get an assurance that they felt this was something they preferred to discuss with their colleagues. Understandable, group mentality, and the fact that your livelihood is dependent on an employment in a company which is an entity which in fact is not a living person, soul, but a corporation based on numbers and growth for the sake of growth, (not to be confused with growth of an actual living thing, but the growth of money) and you need the money, to feed your family, cause you cant´t grow a potato and you´re forced to comply with whatever kind of bullshit you must do for money. Since when did money become more important than human lives, animal lives and the general existance of everything we call our natural environment? Since the industrial age, I assume. Correct me if I´m wrong. And we still haven´t collectively agreed upon the fact that we live on a finite amount of earth, soil, water, air etc. And that whatever money that is being made is taken directly from this earth and usually even from other human beings/countries/cultures. And then a country like mine, Norway refuses to take in refugees! Cause we are "full", "no vacancy", "go look for help somewhere else", "we´re busy", "refugees are terrorists" "Sugar kills more people than terror, so we tax sugar but we send anyone who has the audacity to show up on our border to Afghanistan cause we don´t have room for you, just endless amounts of money, land, water, food, infrastructure and wellfare systems". Like we need to cover up how it´s all put together. "We had nothing to do with that", we say. Like if anybody would believe us! "Here´s the Nobel Peace prize - shut up!" "Ooops we gave it to Aung San Suu Kyi - and now she´s overlooking a genocide, cause she´s afraid to lose her job - gee I´m afraid to lose my job too, someone should critizise her, you go first, ok, it´s a genocide, why is she not saying anything - oh cause she might get killed herself, definitely lose her power, they will call her insane again and lock her up". "Just make sure they don´t see that we have iphones and eat ourselves to obesity, it would make them come here, great work Ms Suu Kyi, sorry you have to clean up after our greed!" It´s a farce! I don´t know where I should turn because it seems like everyone is collectively delusional, stressing to death for a job they don´t need, panicking about money as if it was a thing that is alive! Money as if money was all mighty! At best you can buy a government and a huge yacht, guns and human bodies with money! It´s not like it´s fancy, it´s tragic! Hoarding money is like hoarding anything! It´s a human instinct run riot! We punish rape, so why not punish raping of other countries livelyhood? Hoarding money as a poor replacement for a missing confidence and a traumatic childhood! And where are the women? The mothers? Are we all so exhausted cause we are busy juggling careers and children and feeding on each others insecurities not getting appreciation for either so we forget our collective role as mothers? Where does the expression Mother Earth come from? Was it a dick that started the whole thing? The dick of God? Does God even have a dick? Did I lose the plot now? Probably did. About time. I´ve been staying "on track" way too long. If it´s insane to feel crazy in a crazy world, then I´m happy to be insane. And a last unrelated note: women are not born by virgins and men are not born by virgins so stop shaming women for expressing their sexuality. We are all here because of sexuality and female sexuality is a part in it so start respecting women and begin with your own mother. Ent of rant.