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Here is an exciting update about the progress on the hobby room that I have spent some time upgrading in the last few weeks. I was not surprised that people enjoyed the last couple of reports (after all, it is a dream to go a bit nuts like this for a lot of people, hence the interest). I went into some details in the last post so this will just be some images – what you see is what it is. Spot the space saved for “the bar”. Need one of those, even if it is on the small side.

Almost done. I can smell the glue…

(This post is dedicated to all the men that still nurture the dream)


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!)

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.

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).


Posted: December 20, 2018 in Classic Rock, Cool stuff, Deep Purple Family, General

Just ordered the recently issued Vinyl of “Feel”, the 1995 solo album from Glenn Hughes. I got the live album I mentioned earlier this week on this blog today and it turned out to be in glorious red Vinyl, which came as a bit of a surprise I have to say. Love it though, and I guess this could be coloured too. If it is, they really should have pointed this out since I know for a fact that this attracts collectors. I should know, I am one of them. In any case, this is a good album and I have great memories from those days.

Sorted out the CD collection in my new man cave this weekend and found this CD, signed by Glenn Hughes back in the day. I figured I would show it on the blog since I mentioned this very album yesterday here (and that it has just seen re-issue on Vinyl).

Great album. Great memories.