Archive for the ‘Stockholm’ Category

Breakfast

April 1, 2009

Today we took a nice breakfast at Coffeehouse by George. Warm sandwiches, a blueberry smoothie and hot chocolate. It was actually the same Coffehouse we visited when Helena was promoting her album and we played at NK (the big shopping house right outside). I give the breakfast 5 strings out of 6. The hot chocolate was a 6 stringer.

The first breakfast outside the flat

The first breakfast outside the flat

Happy

Happy

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The first rehersal

April 1, 2009

Went very well. It was a different experience than i am used to. It was me alone with Oskar (the monitor tech) and Micke (the guitar tech). Could it be more luxurious? I tried a few songs and Oskar gave me a really good mix in the In-ear system that´s also totally new for me. It´s two ear phones you have in your ears =) and through them you hear the music and the singing. And you can decide the volume yourself through a little knob on the unit. Very exciting for me to try this out.

Micke helped me get the guitar sounds right and we stayed a few hours fine tuning them.

Micke is trying out some different amp sounds

Micke is trying out some different amp sounds

Mr X never misses the action

Mr X never misses the action

Rehersal tomorrow

March 30, 2009

I will have my first real rehersal tomorrow, can´t wait. You will get a closer look at the gear I will be using. In the mean time check out some rehersal pics at Gessle.com

Helena teaching Mr X her favourite patterns and fills.

Helena teaching Mr X her favourite patterns and fills.

The flat

March 30, 2009

We have  borrowed a flat in “Söder” in Stockholm from our friend Danyal. It´s a lovely newly renovated flat and it is starting to feel like home. There weren´t any furniture there though so we had to improvise.

Here i´m desinfecting our exclusive guitar case dinner table.

Here i´m disinfecting our exclusive guitar case dinner table.

What the flat does have is a cool gas stove that we´ve been playing around with. I have to go, Mr X will soon wake up and demand his milk.

Getting to know Stockholm..

March 28, 2009

Well i´ve never been in Stockholm this long before but now when we are living here for three weeks i´m starting to see the things i missed out on when passing through all these years. I made a list:

  1. People are kind and helpful
  2. Taxi drivers are really helpful
  3. It´s fun to be a “Latte father” in Stockholm (many coffee places here even though I don´t drink it that much)
  4. Two of my closest friends live here and (one of them just got a baby girl and the other takes me to the gym)
  5. The Pizzerias are great (not the average “Svenne fettplatta” here no. Nice thin and crispy bottoms)
  6. You ride free of charge on the buses if you have a pram with you. (with a child in it)

I´m sure I will add to this list as we proceed. Curious to see if there will be any negative impressions, so far so good..

I borrowed this pic from the Internet

I borrowed this pic from the Internet (so this one I haven´t tasted)

Leaving for Stockholm..

March 28, 2009

As i´m writing this we have actually been here for a couple of days already. The trip to Stockholm went well. I found myself sitting next to a four and a half mounth old kid that was heading for Stockholm as well. We asked him if he wanted to go on tour with us and he gladly accepted.

I found him, he´s mine.

I found him, he´s mine.

Turns out that the little fella loves trains. Maybe I´ll buy him one soon.

Turns out that the little fella loves trains. Maybe I´ll buy him one soon.

We are in Stockholm to rehears for three weeks. Per and the band that is, but I will also try my songs a couple of times with the right gear and everything. Pics from the rehearsals will follow soon.

When your going on tour for over a month you need to bring quite a few things with you. Pew, no gym needed today.

It´s the size of the fight in the dog...

It´s the size of the fight in the dog...