I went to Nalen last night to check out Brett Anderson in concert. The pre-act was a swedish dude (can't remember his name) who played guitar and had some sort of pre-programmed loops going on. Not very interesting, but very entertaining. He was actually rather funny.
Brett came on, strut his stuff like he used to. All in all, a very nice concert. However, I would have loved at least ONE Suede song. I can totally understand why he didn't do any old songs, but he made us believe he was going to. For his final song, he said something like: "Would you like to hear a really old song? I mean, really really old? Yeah? Ok, let's go back to 2007..." Then I knew he wasn't going to do any old stuff.
He is a true entertainer though. Even though I've only heard his first solo album, like once, I had a good time. This was also my first visit to Nalen. What a nice place for concerts! It's beautiful. And I'm going back there tonight for the Manifest Galan. We have one nomination in the category best electronic music. Can't remember the category, but it's something like that anyway.
This sunday, we're headed for Globen for the Depeche Mode concert. I'm more stoked about Nitzer Ebb actually. I've heard so many things about the current Depeche Mode tour, and all I can hope for is a nice surprise. The last album is the worst I've ever paid quite a lot of money for. Yes, I bought the limited edition boxset. I paid close to £90 for it. (Including shipping from Mute).
Brett Anderson, live at Nalen last night. He still got the moves!
A beautiful winter morning 2010.
And for some analogue inspiration, this is today's link. Xeno and Oaklander!
Bulletproof... (This time...)
We went to Pet Sounds last night. The quiz was really hard, and there was way too much hiphop for us to handle. Ultrachrome won (of course) and we finished 12th. We lost out to Quiz Army and Shaolinköping, but we beat Mårten & The Slappers. (A really good team.)
Tonight I'm going to a party at Billy Bob. I think it'll be fun. That's where Leo shot the ************ video, just before christmas. And my synths are in it. I'll link it when it's released.
There are a few concerts coming up. Nitzer Ebb/Depeche Mode, next weekend, La Roux, Kent and IAMX.
Just got this link. Check it out. Now this is a nicely designed PC!
And this picture, well, it's just another day at work.
The king is dead...
This day, back in 1935 a man who would be one of the most important people in the music business was born. His name was Elvis Aaron Presley. This man would have 18 chart-topping singles and his world wide album sales are estimated at over one billion units! Now that's impressive. As all of you know, he died in 1977. Elvis would have turned 75 years old this very day.
So, here's to you, The King of Rock'n'Roll. Happy birthday!
So this is the first note of 2010. A new decade. Strange. I still remember the beginning of the last decade. I remember where I was, what I was doing and whom I spent it with. It's been 10 years. How did it all pass by so quickly? And how is it possible I've been living in Stockholm for 3 years this May?
And how did I end up being 37 with nothing to show for? Well, I guess just stuff happens.
This is walking home on the 1st of January 2010. It was really cold. I decided to talk a walk across the bridge from Skanstull at 2:45 in the morning.
I just love this picture. It's stuck on the wall at work. Great show by the way.
Tonight I'll be checking out the new Sherlock Holmes movie. I'm not that impressed with what Guy Ritchie has done the past few years. Still I've heard good things about this one.