Sunday, December 20, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Going to rehearse in a few days with Hammerfall and have to get the physical playing up to date (even though I was just starting my daily practice here). Not much fusion playing usually before meeting them, just metal.
This was recorded with a Nokia N 82. Pretty OK camera both for stills and moving pictures (here compressed a lot).
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Above is a Peter-shrine the musicians from his place made. He ment a lot to them. One of the bands made a song to his honour:
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Kulturnyheterna kl 19:00 tonight on Swedish television channel 1.
Unfortunately I'm not playing like the picture might mislead, but there is something about my father. We got these recordings from a music scientist called Olle Lind that mainly specialises in Lars Gullin but also in other jazz musicians. He gave us 200+ recordings with my father.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
It takes hour to cut his fur. He is batteling like it was a life and death situation.
He has a muzzle or we would get bitten.
Talking of bitten. The other day he tried to jump up on his favourite chair. He didn't succeed. He tried several times. I think there was a bass guitar in the way as well as a pillow. He was in a bad mood, you could tell, annoyed and frustrated. People say dogs don't have human feelings but I'm sure they can feel happiness, anger, being scared, sadness and frustration. Later I tricked him to come and lay down elsewhere by luring him there was food. When he realized there was none and when I tried to drag him away from the chair he bit me hard in the arm. He tried biting once again but missed. Afterwards he whimpered and layed down on his back knowing he'd gone too far. If he would have been a big dog we would have to submit him to Cesar Millan, but small dogs get away with things like that I guess.
Friday, October 30, 2009
But of course it was wrong. They forgot the sauce on the kebeb-pizza. So I put some on myself.
Everything else was pretty much wrong with the other pizzas as well...but who really cares.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I'm attending karate lessons every week as well as taekwondo and going to the gym regularly. It's now possible when we are not touring. Benching 160 kg (arms in 90 degree and with help lifting the bar down). Trying to play drums an hour a day. Have to keep it up. Gigs are coming up in December. Been to Gothenburg for a couple of days last week. Bumped into Oscar and went bowling.
Oscar and Olivia. Stefan Elmgren can be seen at the bottom.
Been transfering compact cassette tapes from the past. Some funny things were found. The un-edited version of the infamous Tokyo flight, for example.
And some rough tapes from different records. The Odyssey-record is one. Some versions without singing, some out takes and covers. I like the rough mixes better. Clearer. Maybe I put something on my website. There are literally boxes full of tapes. Silver Mountain, Slem and just us guys babbling. Live tapes with Rising Force. Thousands of those.
Scanned some old pics. Here is one of my father playing bass while smoking a cigarette. He was not a smoker for long.
Been in contact with a jazz tape collector. He gave us at least 30 different live recordings with my father in different contellations. Some are for sure going to be realeased someday.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
I'm learning how to do websites.
It's really easy if you don't want it to look fantastic.
I kind of dislike fantastic looking websites anyways. You can't see anything clearly since there is so much stuff everywhere and everything takes longer to load.
The one above is not yet done.
I'm going to upload more stuff soon.
Maybe also having a drum lesson-section.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
He also played music, mostly famous around the world for his song: "Pippi Longstocking" and for playing with Stan Getz among others.
Here in Sweden he recorded several albums under his own name.
One still holds the record for the most selling Swedish jazz album out of all times. It's not really pure jazz but Swedish folk-melodies in instrumental piano versions.
Interested? Go to:
Rest of the world
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
This is a great documentary. I just got it in the mail.
It's about the former Soviet Union's hockey team.
They where unbeatable more or less.
As a bonus on the dvd you get to see the world cup finals between Sweden and SSSR from 1981. The big russian red machine won with 13 to 1. In a final! That's how superior they where.
On the other hand they practised for 50 weeks out of the year. Three ice passes a day. Then physical practice on top. The swedes had it more as a hobby and had ordinary jobs as well.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
The city where we live is the southenmost city in Sweden. Some weirdo has decided that it should have a nickname. The Palm city. You can see this on cabs and elsewhere nowadays. The Palmcity this, the Palmcity that. They have imported and put a few palms in big pots next to a street. These palms are barely surviving. They have to take them in after the two summer months when the cold and darkness is coming. During the years the palms have been there they have not grown at all. The Palm city...in Sweden. Really strange.
On the other hand it's possible to grow exotic fruits outdoors here. All these come from our garden. (Yes, pears and apples are not that exotic, but apricots and vines should be).
We also have figs (not shown in the picture).