Archive for August, 2018

Video of the month

Posted: August 31, 2018 in Babymetal, Classic Rock, General

The DeafJapan TV Channel on YouTube has done a sign language video for Babymetals “Gimme Chocolate!!”. I hope that the powers that be has the decency to leave this up, even though you can hear the whole song (which seems to be a problem for Reaction videos at least). Let us hope that they do not mute this one… You will also get some of the lyrics translated to English.

Get the full experience here.


Riders On The Wind

Posted: August 31, 2018 in Classic Rock, Cool stuff, General

Well I mentioned this song (“Riders On The Wind”) as a given single when I wrote about the current Leaves´Eyes album “Sign Of The Dragonhead” on this blog a while back, and here it comes. I think this one has radio potential. Release date: September 7.

Watch the video here.

I got an invitation to mingle at the release party of “British Beat In Sweden! – The Original Vinyls 1957-1969” (Premium Publishing) today. I realized why when I spotted the Deep Purple single “Emmaretta” on the cover (somebody obviously recall my old fanzine days, which is nice). I can not attend, but I can support the book on my blog. Authored by Leif Aulin and Pontus von Tell, this 320 page book (hardback) is actually published in English, making the potential market that much bigger. I love books like this, you really get a nice nostalgic buzz. Release date is September 6.

Visit Premium Publishing for details here.

Well the bidding has started. The Ronnie James Dio Estate is auctioning off big chunks of memorabilia, ranging from stage props to clothes etc.

Visit Julien´s Auctions here.

This popped up on Facebook. I have seen a similar shirt with a different image (if memory serves me right) a while back. This ranks pretty high on the old Cool-o-meter.

Aviation Archive 39

Posted: August 30, 2018 in General, Magazines

This is a good cover. UK publication Aviation Archive (issue) 39. Those pilots has to be top notch to fly like that.

The GG (Guy Gene) approves.

I could not help but notice the other day that Velvet Insane guitarist Jesper Lindgren is a bit of a showman, so much so that I got several shots where you can not see his legs. Or even a hint of him walking around like the rest of us mere mortals. Now this camera (a Japanese Olympus SZ-15) has served me well for this blog, although it is certainly not made for concert photography. Still, you can get some shots that are a bit intriguing, or artsy, if you like. I thought this one was kind of cool in that it is a rather bad shot but it still has that elusive quality that stands out a bit (in this case, almost in a paranormal sort of way). But it also says something about this guy and the music. And trust me on this, the music has got legs.