Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
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?
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
Dedicated to Kyle Jacobson. God bless
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
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
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
Thursday, February 18, 2010
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
Information on Fakebook
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
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.
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?
Q: Do you have any comments on todays views of “the medieval years”. Many say they were dark...
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...
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...
Q: Tell me, why are you like this? Are you the same with everyone?
Q: Ok,... I guess... Maybe we'll stop here. Speak to you later.
Oh, and here is the song.
* "Silence in the crypt"