Nic Thorsteinsson - Musician/Writer

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Nostalgia overload. The first Amiga print magazine in years. Fine articles and even percentage reviews. My retro heart sings!

My Vintage Youth

My Vintage Youth.

I have stacks and stacks of vintage sci-fi and horror film magazines, mostly from the 80s and some from the 70s. Great nostalgia, but I think it’s time to let them go. Will probably be selling these in the near future.

The Reverends – You Gotta Go (2009)

The first song on our debut album. Music and lyrics by your truly.

Self Portrait

What the Now

Hmm, a year has passed since my last post. A good indicator of my productivity of late, I suppose. I did start a Covid-19 post a few months back. I was among the first to go into quarantine since I worked alongside the first person to bring Corona to the islands. He had attended this fateful megachurch meeting and brought Covid-19 back to the Faroe Islands. A story for another time, perhaps. 

So, what’s been happening? I don’t know, a gazillion things have changed and nothing at all has changed. I’ve gone full Springsteen and begun working construction while taking care of my family as best as I can. This is fine for now, although my brain is screaming at me that this is not what I’m supposed to be doing. Ah, brain brain brain… we should do this more often. Not that I don’t agree. I just have a truckload of fatigue, stress, anxiety and depression to sift through before I can reclaim my rightful place in the universe or whatever. Just kidding, there’s no fixed point in the universe. Life is a journey and so forth. Meanwhile, I’m getting loads of fresh air, exercise and great colleagues, which isn’t bad.


Well, I have a smidgeon of time right now, so I’m checking in on my oft neglected blog. If you can even call it blog. I’m not sure what this is, but I’m keeping it anyway.

Annvør and I have been exceptionally busy this past year. Lots of work, early morning and late evening shifts for both of us. As I may or may not have mentioned, we work in the same field, trying to help people with autism and learning disabilities lead meaningful lives, manage their own finances, go to work on a daily basis, etc. With all the evening work there hasn’t been much time for creativity and experimentation, but we’re working on changing that.

And, for no reason at all, here’s a picture of a 3-day old lamb in a diaper.

The One Where I Make an Online Store

As an experiment, I’ve made an online store selling advanced board games, role-playing games and living card games, especially to the Faroese market. There are a few physical stores here that sell family oriented board games, but usually not the kind that my friends and I like to play. Interest in these games is growing (we’re always about 10-15 years late here on the Islands) so we’ll see how things go. If it turns out to be too time consuming or not worth the effort, I’ll shut it down.

Bread or Bun? You Decide.

It seems certain bakers on the Islands are becoming a tad myopic.

Phone update

Aaaand… I’ve just switched back to my smartphone this morning.

As promised, here’s an update on my minimalist phone experiment.

After missing two important meetings because I couldn’t get used to my basic Nokia’s calendar and after losing some fun Kodak moments with my kids, I began toting both my basic Nokia and my SIMless smartphone to work meetings and outdoors. And today I decided enough is enough and switched back to my smartphone… and it’s fine. The reason I tried the minimalist route was that I wanted more quality time with my kids. Instead of a basic phone I’ll experiment with Offtime and set my phone to automatically go into minimalist mode at peak kid and creative work hours. Will report back.

Small Towns and Chewing Gum

Google photos has been dredging up my past like there’s no tomorrow. Here’s an old video that came up the other day. Four Faroese friends wondering at the emptiness and tinyness of a town we passed through on a roadtrip in 2007.

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