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Ok this is something different...

A scholarly analysis of Feminine expression in Metal music, as exemplified by the work of Floor Jansen. A lecture given by University of Ottawa researcher Lori Burns.

Includes deep analysis of Floor works both vocal and written (from before Nightwish era though). Complicated stuff to be sure, but it's interesting to see musical experts thinking Floor's life work is something special on many levels. Also of note because Floor herself has been known to talk about how the role and acceptance of women in the Metal scene has evolved, and that she worked very hard for that.

Skip to about 8 minutes for song discussion per se.

 

 

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It's old news already but just leaving this here for my own benefit: quick links to Denise Hof's translations of all the Beste Zangers (2019) episodes featuring Floor. I was sucked in by this show like many others and every week we would wait with bated breath for another of Floor's incredible performances. Good memories!

https://www.dailymotion.com/xpinkeu/videos

 

Episode 1 (Henk Poort): Floor sings "Vilja Leid"

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7rql5i

 

Episode 2 (Samantha Steenwijk): Floor sings "Mama"

part 1: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7js1er

part 2: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7jsejl

 

Episode 3 (Rolf Sanchez): Floor sings "Qué Se Siente"

part 1: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7kq263

part 2: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7kqgvu

 

Episode 4 (Floor Jansen): a couple of NW-AF songs sang by the other artists

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvqyKUvbWF8

 

Episode 5 (Ruben Annink): Floor sings "I don't know a thing about love"

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7ooiva

 

Episode 6 (Emma Heesters): Floor sings "Shallow"

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7vj0cx

 

Episode 7 (Tim Akkerman): Floor sings "Winner"

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7vhxcx

 

Episode 8 (Finale): Floor sings "Shallow" (duet with Tim Akkerman) and "Phantom of the Opera" (duet with Henk Poort)

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7mnhr1

 

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Nightwish - Floor Jansen's Rockacademy Story (Full) with English subtitles available.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUIU0o5A48I

"The Reunion" is a Dutch television show where old classmates after years are brought together and some of there stories of life are discussed.

Floor participated this television show in March 2016.

Fragments from Floor during the whole show but Floor's story starts at 35:00 

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Floor's solo shows in Amsterdam have been postponed once again, from October to December 13-14-15. I look forward to those shows because Floor is planning to have one professionally recorded and made available for streaming. It's the next best thing to being able to attend.

 

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More YouTube reactor bait! One of Floor's favourite cover songs, she performed it many times over the years (even with Marko, Troy and Kai on that Finnish cruise ship) but it's good to have a pro recording of her performance. Well done!

Alone (cover): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fu-yP6q6Gk

 

Edit: My bad, we already had a pro recording of this cover (with After Forever) on the 2007 Metallic Emotions compilation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpxOKueE-_0

 

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Ok so here's the link for the Tarja-Floor chat replay on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CIjG9AQIVbl/?igshid=1bp41842hykqg

They had a nice chat, not many spoilers but Floor does talk a bit about her upcoming album, says it's not going to be pop, not metal, not rock, but possibly dark/moody. Also she's not planning any public events until the vaccine is proven to work, so until then it's only Youtube, sauna and horses. Her last solo shows have been postponed to March but if they're not happening then they will probably be cancelled for good as new music will eventually be made and the show evolve to something else.

 

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Floor and his husband Hannes on interview, apparently from their home in Sweden.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hl9INVeS0VY

Highlights:

  • They first met on tour in Grand Rapids, Michigan (April 4th, 2014) while Floor was touring with ReVamp.
  • Hannes didn't really know Nightwish, but was impressed with this opera singer who drank whisky and asked to share a cigar.

Apparently there's more of the interview on the bandbond app, which I might download eventually.

Edit: Here's the calendar for ReVamp's 2014 North American tour.

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3 hours ago, Fugazi said:

I guess this is very timely, even though it probably wasn't planned that way. Floor discusses mental health with Tom Englund from Silent Skies and Evergrey. We know that Floor herself has had struggles before, so it's an interesting discussion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRlHz42atiY

 

Have seen it and raised my eyebrows for the timing. I don't know.... strange times ..... 🥴

Beside that, I enjoy the "Floor finds" episodes. In the one with Marko it seem obvious to me that they can get along well with each other.

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On 3/26/2021 at 7:43 PM, Fugazi said:

We NEED this reaction... 🤣

 

And it actually happened! 😲

A very nice reaction, light on the technical side but very emotional, and we can all agree that Floor's emotional delivery is integral to her unbelievable performances as much as her technical prowess.

 

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