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Bit of news regarding the blog today. This post is No. 3,002 on this blog, so that is well worth a mention I think.

Still enjoy it too.

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Darned good traffic on the blog right now, lots of Black Sabbath fans popping by at the moment which is good fun. Also healthy interest in my western stuff, the interview with my Tornado Blaze model Ellinor sticking out at the moment.

The 2000 interview with David Coverdale is always a top draw, and I´ve noticed that his wife has seen it (she used an image on her page), so that´s nice. Steve Lukather seems to have checked his stuff out, I can certainly see links. All in all, I can see that loads of people – some that are pretty famous – has been here.

I like this little world of mine, it is what it is.

(Pictured: model Ellinor in 2012 and Tony Iommi in 1989).

Nina_3

I went out for a couple of beers tonight and during the evening I came to realise that I still want to work with models in the Wild West field, even though I don´t have my own publication RETROFUTURE as a natural outlet anymore. I´ll certainly shoot another gal for a future project in 2016, no matter what that turns out to be. Maybe somebody Stateside would be interested? I don´t even care at this point, I´ll just carry on and have some fun, and then we´ll see what happens. Thing is, you´ve gotta´ve some fun in your life, what´s the point if you give that up?

Pictured above: My Montana Blue model Nina captured between takes in September 2010.

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The jury is in, the stats for yesterday´s Trinkelbonker day thing is in and it showed a 100% increase in visits for the day. Author James Reasoner shared the link on his Facebook page and that´s really cool. I kind of expect the results of this to carry over into early September and this makes me think that a Trinkelbonker week next year could be a pretty good idea.

Thank you for your support.

(Pictured above, my Montana Blue gal Nina, shot in June 2010 for the novel I did).

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It has to be said that I enjoyed RETROFUTURE 8 quite a lot, and that´s why it´s so nice that the feedback I keep hearing by word of mouth is so strong, very positive indeed. I took a bit of a gamble with this issue, it featured stuff that you could get your head chopped off for these days and I said my piece about things in general. Not the kind of thing that you see every day in this country, screwed up as it is by political correctness and fear. But I had to do it. I was bowing out after all. No time to hold back then – if truth hurts, then so be it.

As you know, I´ve handed out the RETROFUTURE magazines for free in these parts (14.000 copies, in fact) and so this final issue also represents a climax of a phase in my life as a publisher that was a bit special in that sense. I really spent the last five years of this hobby doing it all just for the pure enjoyment of it all. It also cost me an arm and a leg to do it, but at least I had quite a lot of fun and I also left a bit of a legacy behind which I´m proud of. What I created with RETROFUTURE was unique and I doubt that anybody else will ever repeat what I did in these parts. I think I´ve earned the right to be proud.

Great feedback from prominent journalists (not your ordinary leftist crowd, but really good ones including a legendary publisher – it doesn´t get any better than that you know), and that feels really good I´ve to say. The article about A4, I5 and F4 (see earlier post) went down a storm and will in fact be republished in two publications. I think that says a lot, don´t you?

The major piece on prepping was written last year but it´s all coming true now, sad as that is. I was right on the money and it´s interesting to note that quite a lot of people was drawn to that subject. I think that people know, deep down, that we´re in serious trouble now. A fact that mainstream media still ignores, strange as that is.

So here we are then, the final batch of magazines have been given out (last few hundred went to Teknikland, I hear they just blew out the door!) and so RETROFUTURE is now really a thing of the past. I shall miss it.

Had a blast though, it was a good thing.

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Good traffic right now – the blog has been linked from Deep Purple Overseas facebook and (Deep Purple news site) The Highway Star in the last few days. The blog has had about 200 hits an hour lately, which is OK. The all time high so far has been 500 hits an hour, which is not bad at all. For a regular blog that is. A hobby blog basically. I hope you will enjoy your visit and that you will appreciate (at least some of) the contents.

Picture shows Montana Blue model Nina (shot in September 2010 for RETROFUTURE).

Legacy_west

I meet people all the time that want to talk about the western photography that I did for RETROFUTURE over the years, which is nice. Today I handed over a bunch of magazines to a woman who is busy creating a Wild West theme on her familys front yard somewhere in the countryside (Jämtland County), for parties and for the fun of it. She had stumbled across a couple of magazines in a store and decided to get in touch. I like people that go for it, people that don´t give a damn about what the neighbors may think.

Maybe I shouldn´t give up on this just yet – taking pictures of babes in western outfits?