Category Archives: Music

Diana Ross and Michael

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How cool isn’t this picture of Diana Ross and Michael Jackson.

And why not a video of the two together,  lets just ease on down

Happy 80 year to Willie Nelson

Was going to go for Shotgun Willie but found this one instead and loved it, this is the way I want to go…

Hail to the king

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January 8, 1935 a star was born. Happy birthday Elvis.

Love this concert, what’s your favourite Elvis song?

Etta James – I just wanna make love to you

I just love this song, Etta James was a goddess…

By the way… Tragically hip

My new favourite band.. This album has been on replay for a whole week now and since I already done one post about Canada might as well post this great song from Tragically hip.

I hope it works for everyone because all their official music videos are not allowed for me to watch :(

Watch “PSY – GANGNAM STYLE @ Summer Stand Live Concert” on YouTube

I truly love hate this song but damn he can really get an live audience going..

Posted from WordPress from my S2 phone.

Green Jello and their classic video ‘Little pig, little pig’

Remembered this great song and video due to I want Ice waters reflection on accents (it will make sense if you check out his blog post, yes really… Smile )

Anyway, awesome song from my teen hood.

Vem vet – Who knows

Great lyrics and a great swedish songwriter/singer Lisa Ekdahl.

in case this one doesn’t work in the states, this vimeo should do the trick but no captions I’m afraid so have added the translation here.

Lisa Ekdahl – Vem Vet (Who knows)
Du är en saga för god för att vara sann (You’re a fairytale too good to be true)
det är en saga i sig att vi funnit varann (It’s a fairytale in itself that we found each other)
vi kunde lika gärna aldrig nånsin mötts (We could just as well never ever have met)
eller var vårt möte redan bestämt långt innan vi fötts? (Or had our meeting already been decided long before we were born?)
vem vet, inte du (Who knows, not you)
vem vet. inte jag (Who knows, not me)
vi vet ingenting nu (We know nothing now)
vi vet inget idag (We know nothing today)
vem vet, inte du (Who knows, not you)
vem vet. inte jag (Who knows, not me)
vi vet ingenting nu (We know nothing now)
vi vet inget idag (We know nothing today)

Swedish Ingénue Amanda Mair ‘Sense’

The future is looking Super Nova bright for this über-talented girl from Stockholm, Sweden with the voice of an angel.  The 17-year-old wunderkind – who began playing music at age four (she plays piano, bass, guitar, and drums but piano is her instrument of choice) – was discovered by pure coincidence when her music made its way to a Labrador exec before she even had a MySpace page or played in front of an audience.

read more at Blurpy

The Cure–Friday I’m in love

and one of the proto Goth bands is of course The Cure.

PJ Harvey–Down by the water

One of my favourite singers (ok, have a lot of favourites but this is one of them).

Av längtan till dig (Longing For You)

Had a Winamp moment when you have it on shuffle and among those thousands of songs in the library it randomly picks one of my all time favourite Swedish songs which I haven’t heard in ages. I just got so homesick when hearing it, aaahhh need to go to IKEA now and cry with a herring and some clothes hangers. Crying face I hope you enjoy and an english translation is at the bottom for the lyrics.

Put up the sound (mixed quality), sorry this is the best one with the nyckelharpa included, most only has the singer alone but this was a song made for Asa Jinder on nyckelharpa

This blog poster said this better than me, from Multemusic:

“Av längtan till dig (Longing For You)” is a much beloved song in Sweden and is often sung at weddings.

I suppose some Swedes will look at the headline of this post and think, “Shouldn’t the name on the post be Cajsa-Stina Åkerström (the Swedish singer who made it a hit)?”

No, because that’s not what I want to emphasize about the song.

What some don’t know is that the text for the song was written by a well-known Swedish musician and nyckelharpa player,  Åsa Jinder. 

I was recently able to find the Swedish text with an English translation of “Av längtan till dig”:

Av längtan till dig
Lyrics by Åsa Jinder & music by Jan Krantz

I en evighet levde jag som om du inte fanns.
I alla drömmar var du ändå nära
så underbart nära,
Och jag trodde jag fann dig, men du var någon annanstans;
Varenda gång jag funnit nån så såg jag att drömmen inte var sann.

REFRAIN:
Tänk alla famnar jag lämnat av längtan till dig
För jag trodde att du fanns och väntade mig;
Alla dagar jag vandrat så sorgsen och trött
För att möta den vackraste människa jag någonsin mött.

Det var enkelt och vackert, du sa att du väntat mig.
Jag kunde ana att det fanns en himmel
på jorden jag såg den,
Och du bad mig att leva mitt liv alltid nära dig;
Jag följde dina steg och allt jag någonsin drömt om fanns där för mig.

Det finns ingen som lockat mitt hjärta så underbart.
Med all din ömhet får du sorg och smärta
att sakta försvinna.
Alla skuggor, allt mörker som förr var så uppenbart –
Det skingras, och tillsammans ser vi ljuset, som stiger med solens fart.

And the translation:

Longing for You
Lyrics by Richard Hacken

An eternity long I lived as if there were no you.
In all my dreams you were so close beside me,
So wonderfully by me,
When I thought I had found you, again off away you flew;
Each time I found somebody else and saw that the dream clearly was not true.

REFRAIN:
Think of the phantoms I chased out of longing for you
Till I learned you existed and hoped for me too;
All the days that I wandered with lonesome regret
Before meeting the loveliest person I’ve ever met.

You said simply that you had been waiting so long for me;
Now I could sense a heaven on earth before us,
In heavenly chorus.
And you asked if I’d live my life with you and endlessly;
I followed where you led, and all I ever had dreamt of was there for me.

No one ever has captured my heart as your love has done.
Your tenderness has caused all pain and worry
To melt away smoothly.
All the shadows and darkness with which my life had been stunned
Are gone forever, and we see together the light of a rising sun.

BGT: Charlotte and Jonathan – a must see

This just blew me away…

I hope this works to see in the states as well… otherwise do try the direct youtube link.

Peter, Bjorn & John ‘Young folks’

I hate myself when I listen to this song and two days later still whistling to it… aaaahhh…

My probably most hated Swedish song

There is not enough hatred I can have for this song but play it on the dance floor and I will belt out to the lyrics like a moose on fire. Enjoy the Final Countdown by Europa a la Spongebob Squarepants.

Neneh Cherry ‘I’ve got you under my skin’

The awesome Neneh Cherry and for the girls, do check out the guy in full latex suit. This was recorded for an AIDS/HIV organisation in 1990.

Lykke Li ‘I’m good, I’m Gone’

Lykke Li is a Swedish singer-songwriter. Her music often blends elements of pop, indie rock and electronic. Her debut album, Youth Novels, was released in 2008.

Love this girl.

Eagle-Eye Cherry ‘Save tonight’

Huge favourite still on my music list. This is the little brother of Neneh Cherry.

for those in the states, check the comment, dear Izaakmak has inserted one that works for you too..

Army of Lovers

The glamorous music group Army of Lovers and their stylish but hilarious video “Crucified.”
Lady Gaga probably took some lessons from them, they were HUGE in Sweden at the end of the 80’s…

and for some lovely pictures of the girl in the group Camilla Thulin which in a biography called “Den motvillige monarken” (the reluctant king), reveals an affair with Army Of Lovers singer with our king. Go kingy…

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they changed Camilla after a while with Michaela Dornonville de la Cour, an equally buxom girl.

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and for the last one, a mega mix where you can see all the girls:

E.T.–Katy Perry ft. Kanye West

Not my favourite song from Katy Perry but am ok with the video…

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