Matto Fredriksson

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I like: Josef Müller-Brockmann

“The grid system is an aid, not a guarantee. It permits a number of possible uses and each designer can look for a solution appropriate to his personal style. But one must learn how to use thegrid; it is an art that requires practice.”
Josef Müller-Brockmann

Bonnie “Prince” Billy

Bonnie “Prince” Billy live at Bohus Fästning, Sweden.

In the main set they played “I see a darkness” which created an extraordinary momentum which totally captured the audience. The song was followed by the cover of R. Kellys “The Worlds Greatest” and it was the greatest ending of the main set anyone could imagine and everyone in the crowd was dancing and cheering.

All the three (!) encores were great. Including the one with Nicolai Dunger (where N. Dunger sung and played guitar, while W. Oldham sung some backups).

This one came out a little flat…but I like it anyway.

Joel Josefsson bloggade om det Bonnie “Prince” Billy: http://joeljosefsson.blogspot.com/2011/01/nagonstans-daremellan.html

I like: Vintage Cameras, again

Starmite…looks great. More updates in the making, so I’m keeping this short.

I like: Kary H Lasch Flickfotograf

A book about world renowned model photographer Kary H Lasch. I like it.

I like: Barbed Wire Kisses

Got this on the way to the market on Portobello road. I think it was 18 years ago. Still fucking awesome. I mean “Don’t Ever Change”, ” “Psycho Candy”…

Redhead

Man carrying redhead in Milan, Italy.

I like: my guitar

This is my ’72 Telecaster. I named it “svarta vrålet” (“the black scream”).

Not really. But Ulf Lundell (swedish singer/songwriter/author) apparently calls his white Stratocaster “vita viskningen” (“the white whisper”).

Oh, well…

I like: my old vinyls

Did you know that José González used to play in a hardcore band? Yep, it’s true. Renascence was a hardcore band from Göteborg, Sweden. A quintet with Mr González on bass plus backup vocals and Elias Araya on drums. Araya and González play together in Junip now (Araya also do cover art for González solo releases). There you go, white vinyl and all.

And me, I like my old vinyls.

I like: my old skateboard

Anyone remember the trick gorilla grip? I think it was the only trick I knew. The artwork is, well..a dinosaur? Maybe a snake? Loved it as a kid. Still like it.

I like: Cavallaro with that Latin Beat

Ten years ago I had a thing for exotica. You know Martin Denny, Les Baxter, Yma Sumac etc…I picked this up back then. I don’t know why I liked exotica that much, it’s such a weird genre…that’s really pure fake. Or pure fantasy if you wanna stay positive. Even though it has lost it’s charm, I still find the whole world of tiki and exotica fun…it’s kitsch you know. You don’t have to love it all, to enjoy it in some way.

By the way, last time in NYC, I picked up two shirts at Screaming Mimis: one hawaiian shirt and a bowler shirt with pink flamingoes on it’s back…well, there you go.

And I guess many genres are fake, as well as many artists. In some cases it bothers me, in other it don’t.

Don’t even know if Cavallaro qualifies as exotica artist…