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.
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"