Where the Bands Are (Way Out West 2019- Day 2)

Way Out West, 9 August, 2019 Day 2The lineup for the second day of WOW19 had some gems for me and it started with a visit to the cinema for a Nordic premiere. Blinded by the Light is a British comedy-drama film inspired by the life of journalist Sarfraz Manzoor's acclaimed memoir Greetings from Bury … Continue reading Where the Bands Are (Way Out West 2019- Day 2)

57 Channels (and nothin’ on): Blinded by the Light

In the highly unlikely event that anyone may have missed what the film Blinded by the Light is about: Blinded by the Light is a British comedy-drama film inspired by the life of journalist Sarfraz Manzoor's acclaimed memoir Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock N' Roll. Set in the town of Luton in … Continue reading 57 Channels (and nothin’ on): Blinded by the Light

Where the Bands Are (Way Out West 2019- Day 1)

Way Out West, 8 August, 2019For the third year in a row I'm going to experience the Way Out festival West (#wowgbg) located in Gothenburg. It's a three day adventure packed with music, films and food/drinks. This year's festival is the thirteenth consecutive. The main festival area is in the park Slottsskogen with five stages … Continue reading Where the Bands Are (Way Out West 2019- Day 1)

Where the Bands Are (Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, 5 August, 2019)

For my fifth time seeing Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, a different city and venue, a great meet-up and terrific show - a glorious Communion and Party Mambo! The VenueAmager Bio is one of Copenhagen's most frequently used concert venues with about 200 concerts a year. It has a capacity of 1100 standing … Continue reading Where the Bands Are (Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, 5 August, 2019)

Grab Your Ticket and Your Suitcase [the Netherlands]

Zandvoort aan Zee FactsZandvoort is one of Netherlands' most popular seaside resorts with a long sandy beach, beach bars and water sports (kite surfing, windsurfing, surfing and stand-up paddle boarding). It is also very well known for its race circuit (Circuit Park Zandvoort). After the opening of the railway in 1881, the old fisherman's village … Continue reading Grab Your Ticket and Your Suitcase [the Netherlands]

Where the Bands Are (Max Weinberg’s Jukebox, 18 July, 2019)

The concept is this: A menu of 200 familiar classic rock songs scroll constantly on the giant video screen behind the stage. Occasionally, Max Weinberg walks out into the crowd and take a batch of requests from audience members, who stand and shout out their picks, and the band play them - creating an interactive … Continue reading Where the Bands Are (Max Weinberg’s Jukebox, 18 July, 2019)

Grab Your Ticket and Your Suitcase [Cologne part 2]

What strikes me when visiting Cologne this second time (read about my first visit here) is that it's such a vibrant and cool city- things are happening on every corner. In this blogpost I'm going to summarise an eventful week in the beginning of July. The Sights From my last visit I only had one … Continue reading Grab Your Ticket and Your Suitcase [Cologne part 2]

With a boulder on my shoulder, feelin’ kinda older

Four months after my shoulder surgery, where my torn off tendon was re-attached to the upper arm bone, I'm still struggling with rehabilitation. The first six weeks my shoulder was, with help from a sling, kept immobilized. Since then my physical therapy program has gradually evolved from passive exercises, in order to improve range of … Continue reading With a boulder on my shoulder, feelin’ kinda older

Where the Bands Are (Eddie Vedder, 30 June, 2019)

Sometimes the hardship of getting to a show makes it even more enjoyable. Travelling to the Eddie Vedder show, in Düsseldorf on June 30, was an adventure to say the least. My friend and I were booked on different flights from Sweden to Germany and although we did our very best to try and persuade … Continue reading Where the Bands Are (Eddie Vedder, 30 June, 2019)