Friday, December 24, 2010

Lo-fi X-mas

Happy holidays everybody! The Models Inc. collective as usual joins in on Joakim's (of The Baseball Field) annual lo-fi x-mas project. There are songs from Models Inc. (the band), school, sweet school, kindergarten kisses and the elusive Kapten Bligh, as well as from some of Nyköping's finest artists. The fun begins at Lo-fi X-Mas 2010.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Molly Mole – Andra Sommaren

Molly sent us a picture of her and School, Sweet School. Can you guess who is who on the picture (hint: one of them wears a dress which makes the wearer look like a dog)? The first to give the correct answer might win a School, Sweet School t-shirt (you can only guess once, and there is nowhere to send your guess to). (Eventuell vinstskatt betalas av vinnaren.)

It's been more than a year since we last heard from Molly Mole, the lyrical mastermind of Krashen and now the lyrical helping hand mastermind of School, Sweet School. We phoned her to see what she has been up to lately.

Q: Hi Molly! How are you doing?

A: It is OK. No problems. No problems at all.

Q: Being the sverigevän (“friend of the Swedes”) you are, what is your opinion on the recent election in Sweden?

A: I have always been saying that a population with such a high density of Evert Taube fans must be capable of horrible things. I think that this was proven to be correct.

Q: I guess you are right. We hear you have been back in Sweden a couple of times since the last time we spoke ...?

A: Yes, twice. Both times I've been recording new material. And I also took part in the annual School, Sweet School concert at Hinseberg.

Q: OK. Tell us a bit more, did you meet your friend Tyskan from your last visit?

A: Yes, we met and we recorded a song. A Christmas song, actually. It can be found here if anyone wants to listen to it. It was good fun. We talked a lot about runstenar. She seemed really into that.

Q: I hear you also celebrated her birthday. What did you give her?

A: I bought her a book. I think it was the latest novel by a Swedish author called Susanna Alakoski. It was in Swedish so I don't really know what it is about, but an old lady in the bookstore recommended it to me when I mentioned who was to get the gift. But after Tyskan unwrapped the present, she said she already had the book. Actually she had several copies of the book.

Q: Who would have known... How was your second stay?

A: It was good fun. Or not that much fun. But we recoded a song and played at the prison. Then I returned home. I can't stand being with the School, Sweet School people for more than a few days. The first day is OK, then it gets worse quite fast. Lobster Girl seemed in good shape, though. Oh, we took a bandfoto also, do you want to see it? I will send it to you! One of us wore a very special dress which makes you look like a dog. Good fun.

Q: Great, I will publish the photo with the interview (see above). Tell us a little bit about the song you recorded. You wrote the lyrics, what is it about?

A: Well, the song is called Pool Song, it is pretty good and you have no business in what it is about.

Q: OK. One last question, is it true that you are on the label of Systembolaget's 6589?

A: Yes.

Q: That is really good to know. Thank you and goodbye.

A: Au revoir.

Oh, and here is that song they recorded: School, Sweet School – Pool Song

Monday, May 31, 2010

Kindergarten hittar metronomen

Today, the foxes held a wedding where I "live," and I spotted a squirrel chasing a magpie and a pretty pretty bird. 'Tis the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. What better way to celebrate than a fresh mix of a semi-old (ca 1600s) tune? Do ask.

Dedicated to Kyle Jacobson. God bless

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Fast Times at Ulleråker

A lot of you have been asking what kindergarten kisses is up to these days. Well, I heard he lost his mind again. Apart from filling a little red book with the philosophy of the kisses (which I now seem to have lost (ambiguity intended)), I also recorded a few songs. Does the body rule the mind, or does the mind rule the body? I don't know!

kindergarten kisses - by the bonnie, bonnie banks of fyrisån (21 mb)
(strictly limited to x copies)

(I'd like to dedicate this post to High-Speed Seal, who, as if being too fast to get caught on picture wasn't enough proof of its existence, actually was caught on picture once, further proving its existence. Special thanks to Sasha for borrowing of guitar and love.)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

The story of a band; Dyckert

Listen up and I'll tell a story. About a band growing old.

Remember when Kurt Loder of MTV News predicted “(...) these guys will be the Charles and Eddie of the 21st century!” after the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards? Well, the story of Dyckert is a classic one; a story which takes us right through the museum of rock and roll; from its great gates of expectations and up-and-coming stardom to its most forgotten and saddest corners of unfulfilled dreams.

Formed 1995, the band began its career by playing and recording as if there was no tomorrow, soon gaining a reputation of excellence both live and "in the studio". During the late 90s and the early 2000s Dyckert lined up a number of hits; Let's Go To War, Picabo Street and Untitled just to mention a few. Many say that it was that very last song mentioned, Untitled (actually a rather thinly veiled cover of the Phantom of the Opera “theme song”), that began the band's decline. Soon after the single was released (a huge success at the time) the band was sued by the composer and was forced to pay a rather substantial compensation to him. This blunder left the band members in dept for at least twice their lifetimes. Both the band and its audience seemed to have lost their spirit, the following singles never made the charts.

After having recoding their last single, a rather sad take on the Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme song, the band was dropped by their record label. The band was left totally abandoned by fans and media alike. The single was never released.

Here I bring you a live recording of the band. Although the recording is from a sad period of the band's career, during the mid 2000s, after the lawsuit, when the band struggled through Sweden to make ends meet, playing small venues all over the country, I think it gives a nice presentation of the band. Let me take you back to the outskirts of the city of Nyköping. Let me take you back to Dyckert live at Vesterlunds krog!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Live recording

This, I think, is pretty nice.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The habits of the model, pt. 1: Playing live.

On rare occasions, the model ventures out into the real world to actually perform songs in front of other people. This Saturday, the 20th of February, 2010, is one such occasion, when Models Inc. are invited to play some songs at the pop club High Drama.

You could come, too! The club resides at Southside Cavern, Hornsgatan, Stockholm (T-Zinkensdamm). Doors will be open, entrance fee will be low, and there will be blood beer. It will also, possibly, be somewhat fun.

Information on Fakebook

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

School, Sweet School Announces New Rock/Pop Opera

Earlier today on a press conference School, Sweet School announced that they are in the process of writing and recording a brand new rock/pop opera on the subject death (and possibly also the afterlife). The record is due to be released sometime during the summer of 2010, and a tour on which the opera is performed will follow. Today we give you a sneak preview of one of the songs from the upcoming opera.

To accompany this glad tidings I decided to take a trip to Varnhems klosterkyrka to have a chat with someone who really ought to know what it is like to be dead, Birger Jarl. He has been dead since 1266 and these days he might be best known for being the father of both the Swedish nation and famed Swedish filmmaker Stefan Jarl.

Birger Jarl

Birger Jarl

Q: Birger, a lot of people today seem to wonder about what it is like to be dead. Could you please tell us a bit about that?

A: -*

Q: Do you have any comments on todays views of “the medieval years”. Many say they were dark...

A: -*

Q: Doesn't that make you mad, people are referring to “your” era as “kind of dark”? I mean, you were quite an important figure around then...

A: -*

Q: So,... do you have any comments on your sons career as a filmmaker. I personally liked that movie “Själen är större än världen” quite a lot...

A: -*

Q: Tell me, why are you like this? Are you the same with everyone?

A: -*

Q: Ok,... I guess... Maybe we'll stop here. Speak to you later.

A: -*

Oh, and here is the song.

* "Silence in the crypt"

Friday, January 1, 2010


Oh, I was wrong
It was Earth all along