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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)


Saw a number of aircraft chemtrailing the hell out of the sky from different locations around the Southern tip of Lake Storsjön (The Great Lake) today. I first noticed a couple of them at mid-day. More planes popped up in the next hour and a half, all chemtrailing the area towards the Sun. These effectively produce a haze like effect of the sky, and you can not get a clear view of the Sun. On this image you can see the trails from several aircraft spreading out. From the upper left corner an additional plane is coming in. This sort of traffic is not normal in this area, so this is sticking out quite a bit even if you think this is just contrails. They dissipate, they do not hang on and create cloud formations.

This is a nice shot of the Sun going down, but the sky has been dimmed. I have seen this on numerous occations in the last few years, both in the morning and at night. Always in the general direction of the Sun. This is going on all over the world. I say follow the money. Where are the Green movement in all this? And what are the potential health risks?

For more information on this subject, search for Geoengineering. See the film “What in the world are they spraying?” here.

Some day I will find the property of my dreams. Today was not that day. Nice little village, but way too much work on the house in question.

Maybe next time?

Published LE (short for Lektyrentusiasten) 10 years ago this month. 24 page promotional edition about my fanzine publications. Michael Johansson managed to corner Tarja Turunen for a snapshot where she is holding one of my earlier magazines, SLICE 2006 (also a MJ cover). I recall we had plans to ask her to hold this one for a further (third!) cover shot, which would have been great fun, but that never happened. This issue featured Deep Purple, Audrey Hepburn, Tarja etc. Copies was handed out for free at her concert in Stockholm a few months later.

Good memories!


Posted: November 15, 2017 in Books, General, Jämtland (County)

Added this book to the old collection yesterday. Swedish author Ella Wilcke´s “En sommar på egen hand” (Natur och kultur, 1940). Title translates to “A Summer on our own” and it is about a bunch of kids spending a summer together on the countryside. This book won a competition and was seen by the authorities of the day to be good and educational. It is interesting that the war was on and one could argue that this book was perhaps picked for reasons of preparedness as well? Here the kids could learn about nature etc. You could probably see this book from different angles once you really get into it. Incidentally, my copy was once part of a library in a village called Lit in my neck of the woods. Now it will get a second (or perhaps a third?) life in my collection.

Lovely cover too, the book has illustrations by Marc Hentzel.

Every now and then I need a good little project to sink my teeth into and after decades of publishing magazines (over 100 all in all) and with a background as a freelance journalist that goes way back to the early 1980s I have decided to publish a book. It will be a pilot project of sorts and I will publish this myself. The subject matter will be Babymetal. With little or no real press coverage at all in Sweden for Babymetal so far, I feel that I can help out in a small way to give this excellent Japanese phenomenon some attention in these parts. I have a working title, it will be in Swedish and I will send out copies to many newspapers and news outlets when the project is completed. With any luck (fingers crossed), there will be a new album coming up in 2018, if that happens nobody on earth would be happier than me. Only the Fox God knows.

I took the decision to do this about five weeks ago. I will have 10 weeks off from my regular work starting next week and the Babymetal project will commence then in ernest. This is a heads-up that this is going to happen but it is too early to give out details about a publishing date. At this point, I will concentrate on the actual writing. Later on I will hunt down whatever I need for the book as far as photographs and Babymetal fan art goes (I really would like to showcase some of that). Anybody that wants to get in touch can do this now though, I don´t mind. But a general call to arms will go out through this blog sometime after the Su-metal birthday gigs in Hiroshima.

Really looking forward to this.


Mike Eriksson


(Top image shows myself and a few magazines etc – the images of me, Tarja Turunen, Jon Lord & David Coverdale was taken by Michael Johansson back when we roamed the earth)

Today is the last day of my holiday and it has been a few good weeks. The weather has been less than great but it could have been worse. I have been eyeing some property (if I get it I will show you pictures, this particular shot was taken elsewhere yesterday) and we shall see what comes out of that situation. In any case, I feel good.