Archive for November, 2019

Killing Pretty

Posted: November 30, 2019 in Babymetal, Books, Classic Rock, Cool stuff

Now, I love books and I will add them to the old collection for all sorts of reasons. This one – “Killing Pretty” (Harper Voyager, 2015) by author Richard Kadrey – because I read a post about it at the Babymetal reddit page, and Babymetal just happens to be mentioned in it (in a funny way too). I think my Babymetal radar is pretty good because I spotted it on page 94 in less than a minute…

(My shot of said book)

Christmas season arrives

Posted: November 30, 2019 in My countryside dream

I think I may be the last resident on my street to put up Christmas decorations, but you are actually supposed to be doing it this weekend. It is good fun though, I have to admit that. The inside of the house is done. I have bought some stuff for the front of the house but I have still do decide on how I want it to be set up.

Good times.

(My image)


Huge Glenn Hughes feature in UK publication Rock Candy #17. The cover shot is an official image from his early Deep Purple days.


Saxon singer Biff Byford will release his first solo album “School Of Hard Knocks” in February. He has a video out for it now with a track called “Welcome To The Show”. Sounds good to me.


You can now get the classic Runaways 1977 “Live In Japan” album in glorious Red Vinyl. Finally!!

(Cover shot is official Deep Purple shot)

You almost have to see it to believe it. Ian Paice will perform in Stockholm (Sweden) at Fryshuset with Deep Purple cover band Purpendicular on January 30, and a full page ad about the event was published two days ago in the biggest newspaper in the country, Expressen. Ads of this size are fairly rare unless you are a major act so this sticks out a mile. But I have to say that it is quite nice to see such a big ad for an event like this. It is also billed as Best Of Classic Deep Purple, which reminds us of what Glenn Hughes has been up to recently. Ian Paice has a long history of going out with cover bands just for fun, but maybe he is setting himself up for a future without Deep Purple now? And maybe Purpendicular will be part of that in a big way.

(Shot of said ad in Expressen – Thank you Seth Nilsson for the info)

Commando 5283-5286

Posted: November 28, 2019 in Comics

Commando 5283-5286 is out today in the UK. Just search for “Commando comics” should you want to subscribe.

(Covers courtesy of Commando)

Deep Purple and Babymetal will finally end up performing on the same event and it is going down at the Hellfest Festival over in France. Purple will play on June 20 and Babymetal on June 21, the same day as old friends like Judas Priest and Korn.

This is very very cool.

(Image is official Hellfest Poster)

Bought a Yamaha keyboard second hand from a friend and found a good spot for it in the upstairs living room (which is pretty big). I can now pretend to be Jon Lord with a great view over a rather majestic landscape should I feel like it. And why not? At least I have the option. There is also a guest area here so anybody that stays over can have a crack at it.

And I bought this comfy chair a while back and I finally got around to putting it together a couple of weeks ago. This has also found a corner in the upstairs living room. I have to say that it has been great fun to find furniture and stuff in general for this place. One room left to take care of, a small office, and that is it. I will be set for life.

(Thank you for your support Kalle)