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Having a lot of fun in my new place decorating little corners like it is one big Man Cave. Which it is. This shelf is dedicated to music (magazines, DVDs) and I decided to add a bit of Purple nostalgia as eye candy. What you see is Didi Zill´s Deep Purple book, a copy of “Stormbringer” signed by Jon Lord, Ian Paice, Glenn Hughes and David Coverdale (see earlier post), the gatefold sleeve of “Made In Europe” and some additional stuff that looks cool.

Got to rock´n´roll!


Saving space

Posted: November 13, 2018 in General, Hobby, My countryside dream, TV & Movies

Took these shots in the early hours this morning in my new place. I have undertaken a project that will save a lot of space as far as my DVD collection is concerned. A good chunk of it will from now on be handled like this (I think these images speaks for themselves). I just organize it all in categories like Western (as seen here), WWII (Classic & Modern), Comedy, Sci-Fi etc etc. I have done about 35% of the collection at this point and I will leave about 10% as it is in the original boxes. At the end of the day it will be a good solution and I quite like browsing the covers in this way.


Posted: October 25, 2018 in Cool stuff, My countryside dream, TV & Movies

Pretty happy about the end result of me framing this Greta Garbo magazine cover. I knew when I bought this magazine (some time ago now, I did blog about it) that I would. The Garbo shot is just stunning, and “Queen Christina” (1933) is one of my all time favourite movies. When you are about to enter the TV room in my new place you are greeted by The Queen. Quite appropriate.

I like the way the golden frame suits the crown she is wearing.

Busy days. Having some fun organizing the old (and new) collection in my new place. On the left: Deep Purple family stuff (Tour Programmes, rare magazines etc). On the right: Reserved for Babymetal only.

The Vinyls are finally handled correctly, easy access being all important (see earlier post). Seen here are fairly new Vinyls. The older stuff is getting organized as we speak (great fun to look them over again). The Soundtracks are finding their way to the TV room.

Speaking of which… Here is a nice little corner that I just put in place. On the wall: Rainbow live, signed by Ronnie James Dio (recently showcased on this blog). Signed Callisto (Xena villain) photograph by actress Hudson Leick. Framed Babymetal “Megitsune” poster from Tower Records (Shinjuku, Japan – has also been highlighted earlier on this blog). Yesterday, at about midnight, I blasted some Judas Priest and Babymetal at high volume (testing the new TV in the process) and went outside to check what the neighbours might hear. Pretty much nothing. Good to know. I also have a nice 1960s Exhibition going. Got to have some fun.

(Thank you Kalle for all your help)

Took a couple of quick snapshots yesterday (top image from my bed on the opposite side of this large living room in my new place), and I am happy to say that the tables from Woodenforge has popped up (the round table has chairs from Chatham and is placed so that you can take advantage of the fabulous view). The other two has been purchased specifically for the Vinyl collection, and this is now one of the ongoing projects. Getting the record collection in order for easy access has always been a dream and now it is happening. I will show you the end result later on but I can say that I am very happy about the Woodenforge brand. Got another table (variant) in the TV room, but that is for later. Note: The top image may give the impression that there is hardly any space to move between these tables but that is only an illusion. This room is pretty big.

Woodenforge is sold by Mio in Sweden (see snapshot of the round table in the Östersund store below). Should be available in your country.

More busy days ahead

Posted: September 8, 2018 in General, My countryside dream

Visited IKEA in Sundsvall (Sweden) this morning, in good company. We arrived early to avoid the busy hours and it was still quite a lot of people going bonkers in there. That is pretty much what you do if you visit one of these IKEA behemoths, you go bonkers. You are there to pick up two or three items that you need and you leave with a lot more. Still, since I am in the process of moving into a new house it was a good trip. I have a couple of weeks off work now and next week is when I kind of get things going for real in the new place. Tomorrow I will vote (and thereby be doing my duty as a citizen in a democracy), then I will work on a piece on Swedish rockers Velvet Insane for this blog, then come Monday I will spend time in Stugun preparing for the busiest time so far over there (new furniture arrives on Wednesday so I need to be ready for that). By the end of the week, I should be able to see it all as a functioning home for the first time. The to do list is getting shorter by the day, which is a good thing. Also, Fall is creeping in (it officially kicks in on September 23), and that has to be taken into consideration as well.

Without this short break from work, it would have taken longer. Bit of a lucky break.

(Thank you Kalle for all your help)

Spent my first night in my new place (Monday-Tuesday) but I did not waste any time on sleep (too much work to do). The books are slowly getting organized and dealt with. I pretty much know how everything is going to be set up but it will take a few weeks to do this (not counting a few projects that I have to undertake). Still, things are moving along nicely and that is a good thing.

These pictures show: early morning shot from the porch, bookshelves going up, view from the living room, books being organized.

(Tonight I got 12 hours sleep – guess I needed it).