Archive for December, 2018

Well it has been an interesting year for me (crazy busy, but interesting) and it feels a bit weird that 2019 is just a few hours away as I write this. Hard to believe that 2020 is coming up before you know it, a brand new decade. As you know (if you follow this blog) I bought a house on the countryside and this has taken up most of my time, and a lot of my resources. I see all these fantastic Vinyls flooding the market that I really want, but I am only buying a select few as it stands. Hopefully I will be able to catch up as things settle down. On a good note, I do have all the space that I could ever have hoped for and so the collections are finally dealt with and put up on display (one by one, I still have a couple of rooms to fix). With me on this journey I have had some really good friends whom have stepped up and helped me out (especially my old pal Kalle, a beautiful soul). I hope I will see things settle down in 2019.

I have enjoyed my usual slabs of culture and I have to say that Babymetal (no surprise there, eh?) has added a lot of happiness into my life. 2018 was a hard year for them but they are still growing, adding new fans every day (you can see it on YouTube). I think they will whack us over our collective heads with something brilliant in 2019. At the same time, I see a lot of the bands that I have had in my life since I was a kid bid their farewells right now. Time is running out, that is just the way that it is for the older bands. But good music is still out there and it will never really go away. Just look at the hype over Queen because of the Freddie Mercury movie, a signal to Hollywood that there is a lot of potential in tapping into the rich history of Classic Rock. It is not hard to imagine way more of this coming, just look at the success of all the official biographies (there is your source for inspiration right there). And then you have the generation that has grown up with this stuff being in charge now. I expect my kind of stuff to be out there as long as I live.

On the political side I prefer to watch and not comment these days. I do think that Western Civilization is on the brink and that the globalist agenda has finally run out of steam. I see them do crazy things now that will infuriate people. I do not see politics as a left/right kind of thing, but rather as a top/down thing, and we need a system that cares about us and our culture, not about the select few that thinks that they can gain even more if borders are erased. I am tired of it all, but I follow it with interest. Who knows, we may even get a new government here in Sweden in 2019 (a little joke there, you may know what is going on here since the election in September)…? But enough of that.

Fuck it all, just give me another great Babymetal album!

(Amazing traffic on the blog today, many thanks!)

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Going to Japan? Before you do, check out 10 vital facts from guitarist Marty Friedman in this video clip from Metal Injection. Marty actually lives there these days and I think these facts about how things work over there is pretty essential stuff. Also, spot the Babymetal connection in this clip.

Watch it here.

Rainbow is to headline the Rock The Coast Festival over in Spain on June 15. All in all, a pretty strong bill, with Scorpions headlining on June 14.

Ashley

Posted: December 28, 2018 in Cool stuff, General, Hobby

I have to say that Master Box Ltd is putting out some great stuff, that they are in fact taking this hobby to a new level. Here we have a kit called Ashley – Field Interview in 1/24. If you want to build a diorama you need to get a police car but that is just another challenge.

Good job.

Project Blue Book

Posted: December 25, 2018 in General, TV & Movies

I predict that the upcoming tv-series Project Blue Book will be a massive success. It premieres on the History Channel on January 8.

See trailer here.

Well this is a new thing – they have just issued a Deluxe Edition of the Deep Purple Vinyl “California Jam” that includes a turntable mat replica of part of the cover. First turntable bonus that I have seen, but I like it!

(Thank you Kalle for the heads up)

Happy to report that it looks like the man cave within the man cave (my new hobby room that is) will be ready inside a week. We shall see. Here is a view looking in, I think that old Deep Purple MK4 poster from German publication POP looks rather swell on that door. If you close that door, you get a clue to what is inside by that cutout of an old H.M.S Victory box from Airfix on the left side, I kind of like that little detail. Hey, it is a man cave after all!

It will be good fun to build some models again, it is a very relaxing hobby. I will visit local shop Hobby Boden and buy some glue and paint when I get a chance. Not sure if me being in the vicinity this week coincides with them being open for business.

Seen here are three current magazines – Fine Scale Modeler (February 2019), Modell Fan (January 2019) and Tamiya Model Magazine (January 2019).