Posts Tagged ‘Music’
Midsummer weekend is over. Celebrating the longest day of the year, the shortest night, light in the sky until the sun rises again. Midsummer is also a celebration of fertility, which is hard to miss considering the shape of the midsummer tree. Read the rest of this entry »
The music industry has been facing serious problems for a couple of years now. No one wants to buy CDs when all music can be found on the internet. How big, powerful and how desperate this industry is a became obvious in the recent court case around Pirate Bay.
I am therefore happy to announce that at least the Germans have found a way out of this crisis. Read the rest of this entry »
Everyone knows ABBA. We remember Roxette. Quite a few know that The Hives, Mando Diao and Backyard Babies are from Sweden. Or Agnes (releeeease me). And Robyn of course! There are many more incredibly talented musicians here and I am amazed by the amount of tunes this nation sends out in the aether. (It’s in the genes. Or is it? This is one of my 3-6 biggest questionmarks).
There are some great men and women outside the limelight who reliably supply the western worlds radio stations with ear candy. Read the rest of this entry »
One thing I will never understand about Sweden is the country’s most successful TV-format since 1979. ”Allsång på Skansen” is sent weekly ever since and has incredible support among the Swedish public.
The concept: A more professional singer gets up on stage and sings a song. The audience is equipped with the lyrics, sits on wooden benches and sings along while they clap their hands and sway left and right.