Archive for May, 2015

Whitesnake_2015

Whitesnake have begun their Purple Tour of the US and I think they´ve come up with a pretty interesting show – this is the setlist performed in Tacoma the other day…

1. “Burn”, 2. “Lay Down Stay Down”, 3. “Love Ain´t No Stranger”, 4. “The Gypsy”, 5. “Give Me All Your Love”, 6, “You Keep On Moving”, 7. “Forevermore” – guitar solo – 8. “Mistreated”, 9. “Soldier Of Fortune”, 10. “You Fool No One” – drum solo – 11. “Is This Love”, 12. “Lady Double Dealer”, 13. “Stormbringer”, 14. “Here I Go Again”, 15. “Still Of The Night”.

That´s nine Deep Purple songs from the 1973-1976 era and six Whitesnake hits lined up, so David Coverdale really has delivered a nostalgia blitz of massive proportions this time around. I like that and I also like what I see on YouTube so far – the band is a good one, possibly the best that he´s gone out with in decades. David has also mentioned plans to capture this tour on film for a proper DVD release somewhere down the road, which sounds like a good idea.

Pictured above is the band as we can experience them right now – Joel Hoekstra (guitar), David Coverdale (vocals), Reb Beach (guitar), Michael Devin (bass) and Tommy Aldridge (drums).

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Treasure hunting

Posted: May 29, 2015 in Hobby, Magazines

Treasurehunting

Here´s a nice little hobby for you, and for a magazine like this to even exist there´s got to be quite a scene out there. Treasure Hunting is a UK publication and seen here is the December 2014, May 2015 and June 2015 issues. A friend of mine located an old crash site from 50 years ago on his familys property about a year ago – the accident had involved two military aircrafts and they had both gone down. Through some archive work, the site was located and there were still pieces in the ground in the general area. A sad reminder of the lives that were lost on that fateful day all those years ago.

Looks like an interesting hobby to me.

Medieval castle

Posted: May 28, 2015 in Cool stuff, Hobby

Medievalcastle

I located this beautiful medieval castle kit in 1/72 from MiniArt Ltd (in Ukraine) recently and added it to the old collection. I´ve always wanted a model castle of some kind but never really spotted one until now. There´s a film on YouTube in which a bloke is unpacking this set and you can see it being built from scratch. I think any modeller can build a pretty decent diorama with this as the center piece, so I´m looking forward to having a go some day.

Got to get that hobby room going…

Tex Willer in Finland

Posted: May 28, 2015 in Comics

Tex_finland

A friend of mine bought Tex Willer 6 2015 when he visited Finland recently, and if you compare this cover with Tex Willer 601 (as presented on this blog a couple of weeks ago) from Norway, it´s clear that these countries are publishing these books back to back. My guess is that they are printed at the same place at the same time. Shame that Sweden (and Denmark) has opted not to follow suit.

(Thank you Jonas for the book).

John Seymour

Posted: May 27, 2015 in Books, Prepping

Seymourbook

Finally got around to adding John Seymour´s mammoth book on self-sufficiency, “Självhushållning – en handbok för realister och drömmare” (Skörda förlag, 2015) to my library. This edition is actually based on several of his books and I´ve to say that the publisher has done a first rate job. 412 pages.

I highly recommend this.

Truppserien

I´ve decided to sponsor Bromma Hobby (in Stockholm) with roughly 100 copies of a couple of war comic books that I published back in 2004 and 2005. People that buy WWII related models or kits will get a copy for free with their order, and I´ve to think that some collectors are going to be quite happy about this little bonus when it pops up. I created these comics as a homage to the Commando type scene that I grew up with, and that I still enjoy (and support) to this day. I named my books Truppserien which translates to Troop Comics.

Boys will be boys.

Smart cover

Posted: May 24, 2015 in Cool stuff, Magazines, TV & Movies

Audrey_IL

UK publication Intelligent Life has Audrey Hepburn on the cover of the May/June 2015 issue. Not much inside, but they know how to sell the magazine. I like this image, this issue will sit nicely in the old collection.

Cover shot by Karsh.