So half way though this week as well and it just passes me by som fast right now. But i can’t forget last weekend in Oslo. I had a extra day of because it was a public holiday in Sweden. So I took of to Oslo. Anyway during friday I started with stocks and we got guest and then we hit Oslo where we saw a concert with my favorit partyband Awesomesauce that have a playlist filled with guilty pleasure music from the 90s’ and until today. Music that I’ve listend to when I grew up and still listens to. Then me and my girlfriend G knows half the band but still they are real great. I’m sure they will show up later in the blog again during this year. After that there was a DJ with similar music and we dance until the morning came. Can’t remember when I danced all night last time. But it was so fun.
Saturday G and our guest just hung out in Oslo and where home and played games and sunday me and the guest drove back to Gothenburg, Sweden again. Awesome weekend.
Today I’m renting a car and will drive down to Göteborg, Sweden from my home here in Oslo, Norway. Is not that long drive and me and my girlfriend G does it from time to time over the weekends.
This weekend the plan is to celebrate some birthdays. I turned 29 a few weeks ago, my girlfriend G have birthday on Monday and here dad later that week so we will celebrate all of us this weekend.
Saturday is also the big concert day. Me, my girlfriend G and here sister K will go and see Håkan Hellström. Is a Swedish artist from Göterborg and comes from the indiepop genre and that kind of grew into one of the most popular artist in Sweden. The concert will be on the legendary arena New Ullevi and I think it will be somewhere around 60 000 – 70 000 people there so it will be amazing. Is a also nice weatherreports which makes it even better because it’s an outdoor arena. By the way in the 80’s Bruce Springsteen played here and the concert damaged the arena so they had to rebuild parts of it in order to fix it. That a hell of a concert!
I also hope to get some time to stop by dad and check out his new and first real boat but will see if there is time for that. I hope so.
For the second time I tried Spotifys’ feature the Year in Music. Which is a great feature and I’m really impressed by it. Its a magnificent feature that summarize your year at Spotify which is very interesting.
I started the year of 2th of January by listening to Mitt Gullbergs Kaj Paradis (Live) med Håkan Hellström. Håkan Hellström is for you who not are Swedish a famous Swedish pop artist from Gothenburg that have a background in the Swedish indie pop scen and you could say that he made it widely spread in Sweden.
Then I apparently been mainly been listening to Håkan Hellström this year in combination with a few American artists. But a lot of pop in different genres but I also discovered a new genre thats called new mellow which I apparently am listening to quite a lot. What have you been listening to this year?
Today is Monday and most of us are back to work and are getting into the routines of a regular week. And so am I but for me it’s a day that have a lot to do with music.
I have a meeting with a friends as a standard part of my schedule since a few weeks back that’s concerning a music related project we have started. You will probably get to know more about that later on. Then have I also watched a tv show where famous Swedish artist interpret are each others music which is a real nice and inspiring show to watch.
Yesterday where Sunday and as you might know me and G visited the picnic in the park festival with artists as Marit Larsen who I really liked. A new Norwegian country band named Nothern Belle which very skilled musicians. Then we also watched artists as Modeat Mouse, James Blake and Jose Gonzales to mention a few.
But not only the music where good and interesting. Also the food where great. A lot of food trucks that we saw and tried pulled pork burgers, tacos and burritos which all tasted great.
There has been a festival in Oslo over the weekend but me and G haven’t been there yet. But today we will go and visit the picnic festival which not is free as it might sound and it’s a music festival even if it sounds like a food festival.
We bough the tickets a few days ago and I’m looking forward to it. There is a lot of bands that I know of but knows some of them and I’m excited to hopefully discover some new music.
So now it’s time to get ready for a festival sunday here in Oslo.
Once again I’ve been involved in a music related project with its foundation in Sweden. The project is still under development but there will be a more public release of it some time during this summer. At least that that the plan right now. I’m involved in the photography and the website part of the project and feel super excited about this. I love having projects to work with and this seams very interesting and I believe strongly in this project. I will keep you posted more about it when we are getting closer.
The reason to why I’m writing about this now is that today I’ve been working with the project and had a first meeting with the founder and my dear friend Alexander. Feels exciting.
As you might know my sister will come and visit me this weekend which I’m very much are looking forward to. So tonight I’ve been cleaning at home in order to start to get thing ready.
I’ve also talked with my friend Alexander that have a music related related project that he wants me a bit involved with. So we have been working a little bit on that as well.
More than that G is out of town so I had some extra time for my different projects. Such as the one with Alexander. I think the official release of the project looks like it will come later during this summer but a date is not set yet. But promise to keep you posted about it.
Another varm and sunny has in Oslo today and I think summer has arrived for real now. As I’ve waited for this moment. Last night I sat out late on the balcony again and just enjoyed the summer air. Its strange how you all year wait for these magical summer months.
I just had a board meeting which I’m as always where good and interesting, as always a lot to discuss. And after the meeting I had some BBQ on the balcony and listed to Mark Knopfler that was playing live in the nearby park. And all of this to a beautiful sunset.
From time to time I get to thinking about Gothenburg and a few days ago where one fo those day and when I found this song on youtube.
The songs name is Glenntown. And in In Sweden there is a saying that everyone from Gothenburg is called Glenn. This is after the soccer team IFK Göteborg had 4 players on the team called Glenn and at least two of them where rather successful also outside of Sweden. But mainly I thought the song where catchy. Then the song is also a tribute to that team.