One of the most excellent show openers is Badlands, the leadoff track on Bruce Springsteen's fourth studio album Darkness on the Edge of Town (ranked as the second best Bruce Springsteen song ever by the Rolling Stone magazine). The song is characterised by Max Weinberg's dynamic drumming of the famous beat, a one-two-three-four-five-six-(double time) one-two-three... Continue Reading →

Spare Parts

We are currently being overflooded by countless releases of old Bruce Springsteen material. As much as I appreciate listening to and discovering exclusive versions of songs, rare cuts, outtakes and remastered concert downloads, Springsteen repeatedly releasing old material seems to be a big rip-off. Pockets somewhere are filled with money – and they sure as... Continue Reading →

Growin’ Up

Growin’ Up is predictably a song about growing up. The lyrics are about figuring out who you are and carving out your own identity. Already in the first verse the protagonist is trying to blend in, but realises that he really doesn't want to be a part of the bulk of the ordinary people [when... Continue Reading →

Where the Bands Are (Icona Pop, 10 May 2018)

In 2009 Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo formed the Swedish electro-pop duo, Icona Pop. Their biggest hit, so far, is I love it (2012). Their musical influences are electro house, punk and indie pop. Since the release of their breakthrough album This is...Icona Pop in 2013 they've been busy touring (opening for Miley Cyrus, Kate... Continue Reading →

Born To Run

Yesterday around 9 000 women hit the streets and the beautiful surroundings of the lovely park Slottskogen in Gothenburg for the women's race Vårruset. Vårruset is an annual 5 km race for women only, that tour 21 cities across Sweden during the Spring season. Five of my workmates and I participated and we had a lovely... Continue Reading →

Land of Hope and Dreams

An obvious activity prior to attending a concert is getting hold of a ticket. Buying tickets must be one of the most distressing things ever; you are excited about the upcoming show but also terrified you won't get hold of a ticket. This entry is about the thrill and the agony of buying concert tickets.... Continue Reading →

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