Since I was a child I suffer from migraine. It has recently increased in intensity and now become chronic. That’s the reason why I don’t release music as often as I used to. Today I started new medication and the sounds in my head are gone. The pain is still there but it’s quiet. I’m hopeful!
Two songs are almost ready and three more songs with the band Krakel are close to release.
A week ago I laid my hands on another Marshal amp and a 4.12 speaker. I drove 300 km to pick it up. The owner just wanted to get rid of it so I got it for free… I tried it on the rehearsal with Krakel yesterday and I just laughed out loud! What a sound! At last I got the deep bass to my guitar sound. But of course… The speaker is so heavy I can’t move it by myself… Before the rehearsal I went to a music store to buy a new microphone cable. Then I saw him… A five stringed bass, just what I’ve been searching for… I tried it and left some money in the store and he followed me home. Now I think my instrument family is completed. I have got 11 guitars, Three acoustic, one twelve stringed, two 7 stringed and 5 6 stringed electrics. I’ve got two 4 stringed basses and now one 5 stringed too. I’ve got one digital drum set and two keyboards. One Neuman microphone and three Shure beta 58. A brand new tambourine and a broken violin. I also own seven amps, two marshals, one peavey, two fenders, one Roland and one Laney. People sometimes tell me “You can only play one guitar at the time”, Yes that’s true but every guitar is perfect in its own way and they’re very different. I use them all and none of them are for sale. This is my family and I love it!
Spent the day in Black smile studio, asked to play the guitar on a friends fantastic song. The other musicians were awesome and the singer amazing! The studio and the man behind the levers were professional. I wish my friend good luck with this production!
Once a year I visit the street music festival in Orsa. Last Wednesday I brought my acoustic guitar and drowe 350 km in my new car to play with friends and strangers on the streets. Once again we played all night and it was awesome as usual.
The band, Krakel, found a new bass player! Mr. Johnny Mild is perfect! Now we’re speeding up. Preparing for the release of an Ep and later a single. We’re working hard arranging the music and we’re very proud. The release is very close… More info https://krakel.co
Asatron’s collecting ideas for the next recording, but some of the ideas nowdays go to Krakel. I love playing with Krakel! I long for the release gig…
A man drove a truck. killed and injured innocent people and crashed into one of Stockholms most visited stores.
It was a terror attack. Stockholmers were shocked.
My daughter works in that store and I’m so happy she called me to tell she was all right before I was reached by the news on media.
The days after the attack people came to the Place with flowers and candles to show respect to the victims but also to share love and show that we’ll never let things like this change us. A big love manifestation took place and policemen, firefighters, doctors and nurses were hailed as heroes. The leaders of Sweden spoke of love and freedom and the people of Stockholm were praised for their actions in Connection with the attack.
I was a bit shocked by the incident and cried for the victims but I also felt something else. So many people showed love and consideration and stood united in love, not hate. We opened our hearts that day…
My way of dealing with this awful attack is creating music.
The lyrics includes fragments of things I heard people say and I’m so thankful that i have regained faith in humanity.
This song is called Together and it’s dedicated to all of you who choose love.
Did you know I was once a professional choir singer?
I worked in church choir and for one year I worked with the famous Swedish radio choir . I was one of the singers when we performed a requiem by Sven David Sandström för the first time in Berwaldhallen in Stockholm. Tonight I listen to the recordings from the Concert found on spotify. Memories are coming back to me… There was protests outside the concert hall… the lyrics by Tobias Berggren was inappropriate they said and definitely not for young girls to sing… there was high security and rumors said that the event were under bomb threat. The music is both very beautiful and sometimes awful, just like the lyrics. “The memories of the fallen” was inspired by documentation of German and French Nazi persecution of the Jews marketers, the paper Svenska dagbladet wrote. The concert was broadcasted live in Swedish radio and recorded and released as an album, now available on spotify. Sven David Sandström was rewarded with the Nordic Council Music Prize for this requiem. Want to know more? read here. Want ti listen? Listen here.
To me this is much more provocative than punk or death metal… Both the music and lyrics describe the horror when families were put on trains for the last journey towards execution… No toys were allowed on the long journey…