Monday, 26 December 2016

Christmas 2016

Dear friends, I just wanted to wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year! I hope you have had a good and relaxing weekend. I sure have. I celebrated Christmas with my family, as usual, with too much food, candy and laughter.

From the right: Mum, Diana, Mattias and grandma:

And it wouldn't be Christmas without a photo of the world's best grandmother:

And this is what our Christmas tree looked like this year:

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Welcome, December

We have finally left the dark and gloomy month of November behind and welcomed December. The sun has been shining the past few days so we're off to a good start. And I've finished all Christmas shopping so I hope I'll be able to relax and enjoy the rest of the month.

Last Thursday, I visited my sister at a Christmas market in Gävle where she sold her own jewellery. You can order her stuff from Diana Design on Facebook. Here she is, my darling sister:

Last Sunday, I went to Sandviken's local Christmas market. Sadly, it seems to be getting smaller and smaller each passing year. But at least I enjoyed it with my family. As usual, the flower shop had the best looking decorations:

After the market was over, my dear friend Louise came over for coffee and cake. It was a lovely afternoon. Here is a photo of the world's best grandmother at the market:

Sunday, 4 December 2016

No Christmas on your own

Dear friends, it's that time of the year again and you shouldn't celebrate Christmas on your own, so down below is the video for my band Eurotix's synthpop Christmas single "Christmas On My Own". Hopefully, the video and the song, despite the sad lyrics, can warm you through the holidays. If not, you're always welcome to spend Christmas with me through social media.

The song is still available digitally on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US. If you prefer a lossless version, please send us proof of purchase through one of the mentioned stores and we'll e-mail you a WAV copy.

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

If they knew, I think they would be impressed

I used to worry that people who didn't know me well – like classmates and co-workers – would find me weird or asocial because I sometimes have the need to keep to myself, to recharge my batteries. But now I just say to myself: "Let people think whatever they like. They don't know what I go through on a daily basis just to get to work. If they did, I think they would be impressed."

That being said, me suffering from periodic depression and anxiety doesn't mean that I'm always sad or that I'm made of glass. I'm just a bit fragile at times. But then again, aren't we all?

Monday, 7 November 2016

Vlog: Snow chaos in Sweden

I've made a little video to show you what winter looks like, right now outside my window. I live in the town of Sandviken, near Gävle, in Gästrikland in Sweden.

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Eurotix - Besides

Mine and Larry Forsberg's synthpop project Eurotix just released our third album called "Besides". It includes B-sides and other rare tracks freshly remastered. Fifteen original tracks and two cover versions, including "Supernatural" by Army Of Lovers and "Lies" by Alphaville. You can order the limited CD edition from our website.

The album is also available digitally from iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK, Amazon US and many other digital music stores.

"Besides" tracklist:

1. We Could Have Been
2. I Don't Hate You Anymore
3. Face Down
4. Computer Dating
5. When You Are In My Dreams
6. Kill Another Day
7. Into The Future
8. Supernatural (12" Version)
9. Clubland
10. Are You Strong Enough?
11. Come And Hold Me
12. The Eastern Bloc
13. You Won't See Me Dancing
14. When You Go
15. Hi-NRG Superman
16. Un Chanson Pour L'Eurovision
17. Lies

Saturday, 9 April 2016

One thousand Twitter followers

The other day I received a notification from Twitter telling me I had reached one thousand followers on Twitter. It really cheered me up! I started tweeting back in 2009 and have written close to twenty-eight thousand tweets about everything from music, movies and TV series I like, to LGBT rights and updates about mine and Larry Forsberg's synthpop project Eurotix.

It may not be a lot compared to famous people on Twitter, but to me it's huge. So I would like to thank all of you who are following me on Twitter. It means a lot to me.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Eurotix - The Best Of Times (EP and video)

Artwork by Jimmy Dyrebrant.
Mine and Larry Forsberg's synthpop project Eurotix just released the new EP "The Best Of Times". The title track received the highest number of votes in a poll where our listeners got to choose the next single. The song means a lot to me since I wrote the lyrics myself and because the sound is inspired by my favourite genre: italo disco.

The EP includes a new radio edit of the title track and the bonus tracks "Face Down" – an homage to my favourite Kim Wilde track – and "You Won't See Me Dancing". Finally, we've included a Hi-NRG remix of the album track "Su-Su-Superman", inspired by the sound of iconic producer Bobby Orlando.

Check out the gay themed video down below. It was made using "The Sims 4". The EP is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US.

"The Best Of Times" tracklist:

1. The Best Of Times (Radio Edit)
2. Face Down
3. You Won't See Me Dancing
4. Hi-NRG Superman

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

One year since Charlotta left us

I can't believe it's been a year and a day since my dear friend Charlotta Cederlöf passed away. I can't find the words to explain how much I miss her, she's on my mind every day. I recently found this postcard she sent me for Christmas back in 2013. It shows her own embroidery art of a character from "Game Of Thrones":

The Eurotix track "Let's Die Young" was a tribute to CC and the way she felt back in the eighties. Considering how she died, I can't listen to the song without tearing up:

Friday, 29 January 2016

Electrozombies - Undead And Open-Minded Volume 1

Electrozombies is a blog highlighting electronic music. The have just released their first digital compilation "Undead And Open-Minded Volume 1", and it's available as a totally free MP3 download from their website.

Mine and Larry Forsberg's synthpop project Eurotix is also featured with the track "The Innocent Years". You can hear our track down below. We're thrilled to be included on this compilation. Feel free to download it and spread the word!

"Undead And Open-Minded Volume 1" tracklist:

1. Parralox - Fools (Depeche Mode Cover)
2. Ash Code - Crucified
3. Love? - I Walk Alone (Special Video Edit)
4. Sexy Suicide - Diary Of Moon
5. Psy‘Aviah - From Another World (Cyborgdrive Remix)
6. Atomzero - Velocity
7. Model Depose - Particles
8. Twisted Destiny - Love & Hate
9. Machinista - Dark Heart Of Me (Electrozombies Version)
10. Julien-K - Deep Beat Overground
11. Junksista - Secrets
12. Vivien Glass - Honey Bee (Hexa Mix)
13. nTTx - Falls Beautiful
14. The Sweetest Condition - Control
15. Comasoft - Paper Cut
16. Electrogenic - The Deluge
17. Astari Nite - The Boy Who Tried
18. Dust Heaven - Dark Gray (Gary Numan Cover)
19. Marina Massanova - Cyber
20. Controlxoxo - The Quick And The Dirty (Final Mix)
21. Cosaquitos En Globo - Lost In This World (Feat. Carlos Shaw & Ernesto Romeo)
22. Synthonation - The Saviour
23. Canal Pop - Future Nights (Feat. Josefina Aufranc)
24. Eurotix - The Innocent Years
25. Scarlet Soho - Professionals
26. Train To Spain - BlipBlop
27. Capital X - Family Business