Matto Fredriksson

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I like: the Hated (or Desmond Outcast & The Transplanted Heroes)

Troubleman Unlimited was one those labels that didn’t have proper distribution in Sweden back in the days. Most of it you’d have to post money all the way to New Jersey to get.

I remember sitting on my apartment floor, listening to it over and over, when I got it. “Two People Blue” sounds almost like acoustic drone pop. Awesome.

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.