Sunday, 25 September 2011

Through a glass clearly

I see these over 100-year old vines. Somehow they have managed to survive all this time in the orangeri behind this building at historical Sundby Säteri, untouched by the great Wine Blight. These vines are the thickest I have ever seen. Trees really.

I wonder what variety it is - quite doubtful that the people minding this place have any detailed iformation. Ahem, could i cut away a little scion?

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Strange Swedish New Wave

Ever since the successes brought by Abba in the seventies, Sweden a considerable music industry has developed. Sweden is no less than the third biggest music exporter in the world. In relation to the size of the country, this is something.

Its not only bands. A lot of it revolves around production and songwriting. There are scores of producers in Sweden who do material for big names behind the pond.

Come to think of it, the sounds, the cardigans, robyn, the sounds, the hives, the knife, sahara hotnights, the soundtrack of our lives and kent have all been on my playlists or I've seen them live - outside Sweden. There's a lot of good stuff. If not talking heavy metal (where Norway and Finland are strong), Sweden rules the Nordics.

Better yet, Sweden just keeps on producing a continuous stream of peculiar music phenomena, lykke li already mentioned, britta persson etc.

So, how about some Swedish New Wave with lustens lakejer?