Archive for August, 2016

KingCompany

Got this CD in the mail today. “One For The Road” by Finnish band King Company is actually very good. Heavily influenced by bands like Deep Purple, Rainbow and Whitesnake there should be no surprise that I like it. But there are many people that love those bands that can not deliver good songs on their own. Well, these guys can.

I will support this band from now on and I suggest you do too.

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After a night shift at work I headed out (in good company) this morning to check out some property. This stream borders to the land in question. Turned out to be a place of serenity and magic. We are basically talking about a valley surrounded by mountains. Pretty awesome actually. Got some serious thinking to do now…

Good day.

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I had this Deep Purple poster on my wall for years (probably a full decade, on two locations). Published back in 1975 in German publication POP it remains a classic to this day in my book. The colour you see is right, this is what it looked like. I used to have this side by side with a 1974 poster that was bluish. Large format. Still have it (that goes without saying) and I have thought about getting it framed, to save it for posterity.

It was a great period.

Fossefall

Posted: August 30, 2016 in Books, Cool stuff

Fossefall

The first title in the Norwegian pocket book series Fossefall (translates to Waterfall) came out in 2006. In 2013 the saga ended with book 55 and author Jorunn Johansen premiered a new series called Soloppgang (Sunrise) on the same day. You can see book 12, 42 and 52 in the series here (12 and 52 has cover illustration by Ragna Lise Vikre and book 42 by Eline Myklebust). The author has met her readers on the site that these stories were placed, in Finnmark (very top of Norway), which is cool. All books are in print and are selling well. They are printed by Cappelen Damm.

I love this culture.

Rosemalt

Posted: August 30, 2016 in Books, Cool stuff, General

Rosemalt

Rosemalt is a Norwegian pocket book series by authors Annikki and Jan Eric Övergård. There are 22 books in the series so far and they all have brilliant cover illustrations by artist Kjetil Nystuen. They are published by Cappelen Damm. Seen here is book 3, 7 and 8 in the series.

Good job.

Jimpress 107

Posted: August 30, 2016 in Cool stuff, General, Magazines

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I like this. Jimi Hendrix has got his own magazine in the UK. Jimpress (issue) 107 is the Spring 2016 issue. Well, for what he did, he deserves this.

The guy kickstarted everything that I love.

Hear the Mustangs roar

Posted: August 30, 2016 in General, Magazines

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UK publication Fly Past presents a Mustang Special in the September 2016 issue. The Mustang has always been one of my favourite aircrafts of WWII. I have seen surviving aircraft and the roar of that engine is something to behold. Pure power.

Nice cover.