Archive for July, 2019

Commando 5247-5250

Posted: July 27, 2019 in Comics

Commando 5247-5250 is out in the UK. Just google “Commando Comics” should you want to subscribe.

(Covers courtesy of Commando)


About this blog

Posted: July 17, 2019 in About this blog

I have been ill for a week and is taking some time off from my hobbies.

Commando 5243-5246

Posted: July 11, 2019 in Comics

Commando 5243-5246 is out today in the UK. Just google “Commando Comics” should you want to subscribe.

(Covers courtesy of Commando)


Posted: July 8, 2019 in Books

Well I read this book over the weekend, “Samurai! – The Autobiography Of Japan´s World War II Flying Ace” (Uncommon Valor Press, 2015) by Saburo Sakai. Originally in print in 1957, it gives the reader an unparalleled insight into the Japanese side of the war. This is by far the best account of air battle that I have ever encountered. The fact that Saburo Sakai survived the war is nothing short of a miracle. By the end of the war he had downed 64 Allied aircraft in places like China, Iwo Jima, Guadalcanal and other theaters of war. He flew his last missions over the burning cities of Japan in 1945. The stories in this book will hit the reader as a brick wall, one by one. Nobody should ever have to go through this kind of ordeal. The book is dedicated to all pilots, on both sides, that never returned home.

(My image of said book)

Feeling good

Posted: July 7, 2019 in Babymetal, Classic Rock, General

My back has been giving me trouble (pain) this weekend but I still feel that I am more than OK. You see, Babymetal has that effect on me and in the last 10 days or so they have managed to completely restore my faith in them. 2018 was a tricky year and although I did not want to say it in public, I had started to doubt some of the decisions that I saw play out and I wondered if it was over. Then they came back on June 28 in a big way live and six gigs later I know that everything is fine. They have made quite a stir with “Pa Pa Ya!!” (official video is about to hit 3,000,000 views, the BBC version from Glastonbury 2,300,000), they have the image of the trio back even though they still invite special guests to perform with them now, and on top of this we have heard several new songs from the upcoming album (also announced now). Yesterday and today they performed the Beyond The Moon – Legend M concerts (in Nagoya) that were dedicated to Moametal to celebrate her 20th birthday, and we got to see her play the acoustic guitar in the first seconds of a wonderful new song that begins quietly and roars to the heavens minutes later. By the looks of it a tribute to Mikio Fujioka whom passed away last year in a stargazing accident. The title of this song may be “Shining Star” but we will have to wait and see. This is the song that proves once and for all that Babymetal has matured, they have fully blossomed and there is no stopping them now. We have also been given a clue that the 10th anniversary next year will be celebrated. Knowing them they will do it in a big way. And maybe, just maybe, might we see Yuimetal appear? At least they still share the same company. Oh, and I have a ticket to see them in Stockholm next year (in good company). I almost forgot about that!

They have a month off now, in public. But there is a widespread feeling in the air that all is well and that good times are coming.

The truth is out there

Posted: July 6, 2019 in Books, Cool stuff, General

Just got the new Graham Hancock book “America Before – The Key To Earth´s Lost Civilisation” (Coronet, 2019) delivered and judging by his earlier work (and by new interviews I have seen) it is going to be pretty exciting stuff. Graham Hancock has blown the official history of mankind right out of the water with his groundbreaking work and it is truly annoying at this point that history books of today are still stuck in the past completely ignoring everything we know now. At this point I pretty much think that we have a cover-up of sorts going on and that that in itself (should it be true) is a crime against the principles of science. I think we will know more in time and I also think that all this is partly linked with the fact that we are not alone and it is all tied to a mindset that should have ended decades ago from those in the know. I think we are ready for the truth. It is long overdue.

We live in interesting times.

(My image of his classic trilogy)

Turned 58 today and all in all it was a good day. Secured the Babymetal tickets we (as in I and four others) need for the Stockholm show next February. Also, word got through that the new Deep Purple live album has shipped (more on this later), and on top of this there were some very nice gifts. Not least this box of chocolate (you guys know me so well!). No party or anything like that, I just enjoyed a day off. Loved the Elvis 1968 memorabilia too.

Thank you Kalle & Per for your visit.

(My image of said box)


Sky Arts in the UK has scheduled the Babymetal show at Wembley 2016 (out on CD in Europe and DVD in Japan only) to be shown on July 6 at 11:45 pm. This is a direct result of the incredible success they had at the Glastonbury Festival last weekend. It was decided when Sky Arts noticed the response and when they tested the waters on Twitter fans quickly supported the idea.


There will be an 11 set CD box coming out with Elvis titled “Live 1969” on August 9. It was all recorded at the International Hotel in Las Vegas back in the day. It sports a very cool cover and I think he was in top shape at this time. 50 years ago now.


MAD Magazine will soon be gone. The last issue with newly produced material will be issue 10 and then they will publish old stuff only until the current subscription has been fulfilled. The magazine was born in 1952 and it had an enormous cultural impact back in the day. I used to buy the Swedish edition for years in the 1970s, still buy special editions to this day.

Pulp rocks

Posted: July 3, 2019 in Cool stuff, General, Music (general)

From the Not Now Music label we have some fantastic compilations of great songs from the past, packaged with raw Pulp covers and images from days gone by (think 1950s-1960s era art). Somebody has come up with a great idea here and it bloody well works. These two double CD sets are titled “Whiskey Women & Loaded Dice – 40 Tales Of Gambling, Money & Hard Liquor” and “Born Bad – 40 Tales Of Bad Boys & Dirty Deeds”. What you get is songs that go well with these titles by artists like Bo Diddley, Johnny Cash, Bobby Blue Bland, Albert King, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Fats Domino, Elvis Presley, B.B King, Jimmy Reed etc. There is a bunch of similar titles, so I will showcase more of them later on.

(My image of said releases)

Yes, it is Babymetal. The BBC has put up videos with every artist on the bill (through the BBC Music Channel) but “Pa Pa Ya!!” by Babymetal is a runaway success with over 1,000,000 views in two days. Meanwhile, the official video of the same song that was released yesterday has also notched up over 1,000,000 hits. So we have two versions of “Pa Pa Ya!!” killing it. It is interesting that of all people that you saw on that very impressive bill at Glastonbury, Babymetal is the biggest draw on YouTube. This means something. Looks like the third album could be the ticket to the very top.

Now it begins.