Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

Still kicking ass

Posted: January 16, 2018 in Books, General

Steven Seagal is a decent bloke in my book and he loves his country. This book says it all, “The Way Of The Shadow Wolves – The Deep State And The Hijacking Of America” (5th Palace Publishing, 2017), co-authored with Tom Morrissey and with a foreword by Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Respect.

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A few words about the Babymetal book project. Work stalled over the holidays but I am adding a few pages when I feel like it on a fairly regular basis. I love this project but it is done on a hobby level and so it will take some time (maybe a little longer than I thought). I have to say that it has been good fun to dive into the history though and I have certainly discovered a lot of material (ranging from old videos, interviews, blog posts etc) that I had never seen before. Like the wonderful twitter message from guitarist Takayoshi Ohmura from three years ago (seen here), wishing Su-metal a happy 17th birthday. That made my day right there! The history of Babymetal is good fun to take on and I enjoy it very much.

To be continued…

MAD 1964

Posted: January 6, 2018 in Books, Comics, Cool stuff, General

This MAD Compilation popped up here in Sweden a few weeks ago. Fifth Volume, covers 1964 (all six issues).

Lovely nostalgia.

Well I do have a soft spot for Christmas and here we are again in the blessed year of 2017. I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas (or whatever fits the bill) and I hope Trinkelbonker will continue to be a rare place of happiness and joy (even if I am a grumpy old Swede!). Yanked out the Babymetal Funko Pop dolls and placed them in front of some books for a few shots and I think this one will do for a Christmas card this year. Feel free to use it, I do not mind. It is Christmas after all.

And the soundtrack of the day? How about 220 Volt & “Heavy Christmas” (2009 version). Listen to it here.

(Books are by the authors Martin Popoff, Tony O´Neill & Ian Gillan)

The Unknown Soldier

Posted: December 6, 2017 in Books, General, TV & Movies

Today is Independence Day in Finland, and few nations have had to fight harder than this country to maintain its freedom. Author Väinö Linna wrote a book titled “Okänd soldat” (translates to “The Unknown Soldier”) that was released in 1953 in Finland. It quickly became the most important book in their nations history, as it described the hardships of WWII both at the front (they fought two wars against the Soviet Union during this period) and on the homefront. The first film that was based on the book was released in 1955 and this was, in a sense, the veterans version. In 1985 they had a second, also very successful version, and now in 2017 they have a third. It would seem that every generation feels a need to reconnect to this epic tale. 500,000 has seen the three hour long (2017) film in Finland so far and today it premieres in Sweden in a version that has been cut 45 minutes. Not sure why but word is that the powers that be thinks that nobody will see a three hour war movie based on a book from 1953 in this day and age. I think they are wrong, I think it will be a success in Sweden as well (at least it goes up on 100 theaters). I will catch it on Sunday and I will review it then.

Watch trailer here. Listen to podcast about the film here (Swedish).

The lost Westlake thriller

Posted: December 6, 2017 in Books, Cool stuff, General

Got to love Hard Case Crime. As a major fan of Donald E. Westlake I can truly appreciate them digging up an unpublished novel. And on top of that present it with an oldschool cover that gives it just the right feel. “Forever and a Death” is out in hardback, the pocket is due next summer.

Well today is a big day in the life of Suzuka Nakamoto (Su-metal), as she will perform in her home town of Hiroshima tonight (see earlier post) with Babymetal. This is the Sakura Gakuin Graduation Book from 2013 that was dedicated to her. She was already going places with Babymetal at that point but this book is showcasing her in Sakura Gakuin and in private. Needless to say, this is not cheap today, but what a wonderful Collectors Item.

Lovely cover.