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30 Day Song Challenge

Will be updated daily!

I found this on facebook and thought it rather fun, check it out here. I’ll join but I’ll do it here on the blog-.please feel free to follow -. post a link in the comment field and hopefully boyth yopu and I will foind some new, ol or forgotten classics. Btw click on like at the facebookgroup as well.

  • day 01 – your favorite song – not easy and clearly depending on the day – but today it’s:

  • day 02 – your least favorite song – how someone who has made decent aor / hard rock could degenerate into this is beyond me (do you not belive me check this up )!

  • day 03 – a song that makes you happy – though it breaks my heart Ronnie James Dio is no longer among us his voice always puts me in a good mood.

  • day 04 – a song that makes you sad – don’t know if any music really makes me sad – but the ambiance of this reminds me of sadness or perhaps loneliness

  • day 05 – a song that reminds you of someone – mayhap not someone in particular but those first slow-dances from school discos in middle school

  • day 06 – a song that reminds you of somewhere – Do you remeber where you were 1994 April 5th – I do! A sad day

  • day 07 – a song that reminds you of a certain event  – This song reminds me of the Jönköping fair where I worked for several consecutive years at Jönköpings skiv- och bokantikvariat (a second hand record an book store) – among the music played was lots of blues – and who’s the king if not Freddie…

  • day 08 – a song that you know all the words to – now here’s a cathogory with way to many songs so I’ll choose a classic

  • day 09 – a song that you can dance to –  If you call this dancing then I can dance 🙂 the Doom dance or doom stomp!!! I giveth to you Candlemass

  • day 10 – a song that makes you fall asleep – this is a song I like to fall asleep to, from an album I like to fall asleep to

  • day 11 – a song from your favorite band –  favourite band is a really hard one, there are so many to choose from, I feel ambivalent, I’m having second thoughts, its… its… its… well, perhaps not the best but sure enough a favourite band:

  • day 12 – a song from a band you hate  – This is most difficult, I can’t say that I really hate a band – though I strongly dislikes some and this is perhaps the first that came in mind

why? If you don’t remeber or is to young

  • day 13 – a song that is a guilty pleasure – I’m not the biggest fan of country music – but what the heck when its good its darn good

  • day 14 – a song that no one would expect you to love – I think this is impossible ’cause as I like music from most genres most people would probably not be chocked no matter what -though this might unexpected for at least some

  • day 15 – a song that describes you –  This is a song that describes my situation in many ways, I travel a lot, I travel where the jobs are and I always wants to tell a story…

…though my purpose is archaeology and cultural heritage!

  • day 16 – a song that you used to love but now hate – Both love and hate is perhaps strong words concerning this, growing up during the 80’s my boy room walls had two kinds of posters; heavy metal bands and semi naked girls e.g. Samantha Fox, Sabrina etc. I don’t think I ever loved this song but at the time it was on the table – hate is a strong word – I can’t say this is good but awakes memories of time past by… and it’s very much a product of the that time.

  • day 17 – a song that you hear often on the radio – a great tune from the other side

  • day 18 – a song that you wish you heard on the radio – an oldie but goldie if one of those can stem from the 90s

  • day 19 – a song from your favorite album – I feel very fragmented – so this classic is my choice

  • day 20 – a song that you listen to when you’re angry – this is a great song to get aggressions out – as well as great all along and a great album – listen to it 🙂

though this was a tough contender

  • day 21 – a song that you listen to when you’re happy – great song, great city

  • day 22 – a song that you listen to when you’re sad – Evil Elvis always seems to cheer me up…

  • day 23 – a song that you want to play at your wedding – cheesy – oh yes but the again what is love
  • day 24 – a song that you want to play at your funeral – I really couldn’t decide between these two songs – Though in the end I hope that there is someone else who chooses songs that reminds them of me!

  • day 25 – a song that makes you laugh
  • day 26 – a song that you can play on an instrument
  • day 27 – a song that you wish you could play
  • day 28 – a song that makes you feel guilty
  • day 29 – a song from your childhood
  • day 30 – your favorite song at this time last year

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Romance of the living dead

Pride and prejudice and zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

It’s seldom I get excited by a book without knowing much about it but a crossover between Jane Austen and George A. Romero seems so unlikely that this a must read for me. Just look at the cover and say that this isn’t what you crave, what you know, what you need; One part rotted flesh, one part brain substance, one part guts, one part romance and of course a red heart –  put in the mixer  – now colour me blood read and throw a blood feast, I wanna read…


The book opens with the lines “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains” and is said to be an expanded (enhanced?) edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel Pride and Prejudice featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem.



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12 songs

I got challenged by Asa M Larsson at Ting & Tankar (Blog in Swedish) to present 12 songs that mean something or that might say something about me, this challenge originates from another Swedish blog; the real Mymlan.

I’m beat, I don’t know how many song I’ve added and then replaced and I can’t say that this list in anyway represent anything else than some songs that stuck with me …

12 songs isn’t really all that much, when I was younger I worked at second hand record store. At the time I started I was 15 or 16 and a metal head but the constant access to music, all kinds of music formed a basis of a much wider musical taste, which might not be obvious by checking out this list. At a time my record collection was quite large including several thousand LP’s, EP’s, singles and Cd’s. Today it’s a lot smaller; a few hundred CDs and ca 100 LP’s and a few singles but I also have accessibility to music via Spotify etc.

I’ll begin where it all started; I wanted the best and I got the best, the hottest band in the land; KISS. The first album I bought was Best of solo albums and then I was captured by big hair, big guitars and hard rock. This song is not from that album but from Hotter than hell (1975) – Going blind, this version live from the 1996 unplugged sessions.

After a while Kiss felt a bit soft and other band became more important such as the grandfathers of doom, the Birmingham fab four; Black Sabbath here performing in Paris 1970; notice that the old geezer is young and fab – War Pigs

And yet heavier it would be. Slayer made Metallica seems soft; Raining blood (1986)

Though I liked the heavy stuff it wasn’t really good as background music in the store so I found bands like Nazareth that was heavy but a little more mellow – Please don’t judas me(1975)

…and another fav was/is Thin Lizzy here with – Dancing In The Moonlight (1977)

During the 80’s the guitar driven metal by such as Eddie van Halen, Stevie Vai & Yngwie Malmsteen rose to fame. When I first heard No parole from rock n’ roll -live sentence I was blown away; Alcatrazz (1984)- Hiroshima mon amour

But times change and new influences came via the lost boys, in the soundtrack by Echo & The Bunnymen but originally by the Doors – People are strange (Live)

The 60’s became a new fountain of finding great music; a few gems

Marianne Faithfull – Scarborough Fair

…and the Velvet Underground – Pale Blue Eyes (Live)

During the late 80’s and 90’s I found more contemporary music such as Nirvana and Guns ‘n’ roses, but evil Elvis were way cooler and darker than them; Danzig – Blood And Tears (1992)

Another singer/songwriter with a dark streak is Nick Cave here w. P J Harvey in Henry Lee( live )

Now there’s lots and lots more I want to include on this list so I’m tempted to challenge myself on one of my other blogs but I guess that would be cheating… so I pass on the torch to; Alun Salt, Ulf Bodin, Erik Dardell, Claes Theliander, Pierre Petersson, Johan Normark och Micke Nordin or to anyone else who feels up to the challange!

At last number twelve; Konichiwa Bitches – Robyn


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