The Slipped Disc daily comfort zone (38): Have a Danish

The Slipped Disc daily comfort zone (38): Have a Danish


norman lebrecht

April 23, 2020

This is the theme song of the best thing on television this year, the second series of Denmark TV’s Ride Upon the Storm, in which a priest and his family process grief and guilt, love and duty.

From the makers of Borgen. Best thing out of Denmark since breakfast.

Don’t miss it.


  • fflambeau says:

    Denmark is responsible for “breakfast”? Somehow, I doubt that even though I love Denmark.

    • V.Lind says:

      I was mystified too. I even looked it up and was not impressed by what I saw as typical Danish breakfasts. I thought “full English” was the last word in the first meal of the day? It is (in a modified version) around my place on the weekends!

      Perhaps NL’s Danish breakfast experiences have been filled with hygge, which is the only thing I can think of to prompt interest in this song — though I have not yet seen the series, and it is that rather than the song he appears to be praising. On the strength of his recommendation I will give it a try — I did enjoy Borgen.

  • Novagerio says:

    He means propably a “Danish”, or as the Danes call it, a “Wienerbrød”, a “Plundergebäck” auf Deutsch.
    Amazing series by the way, with a phenomenal Lars Mikkelsen as the conflictive priest.

  • Peggy Sweeney says:

    I suspect he was referring to the ubiquitous use of “Danish” – at least in the U.S. — for Danish pastry, a very common breakfast sweet.