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Time for an update regarding what is going on with this blog. The major work is complete, some minor stuff (like replacements of certain images) remains to be taken care of. I had to rethink everything as you know, so many old posts had to go. There are less than 700 posts on this blog now, about 90% had to go. This has been very time consuming but it had to be done. Meanwhile I have noticed a considerable drop in visits which is totally expected. 75-80% drop in traffic says it all. I think some people are still visiting, but not every day. Fair enough. I used to really enjoy putting stuff up, to showcase magazines, books, records etc, but I have to look at what is coming now. So this change will at least enable me to carry on, in my own way. It will still be me doing my thing, so it will still be a bit on the eccentric side. This blog will always be a one of a kind thing. You know that and I know that because I will never change.

For those of you that still pop in every now and then, thank you for your support.

(My image)

It was five years ago now that I published the 28 page Tornado Blaze novel magazine. The novel itself went out in two parts and ended in RETROFUTURE 6 roughly six months later. The model is the very wonderful Ellinor Nordbakk. Good days.

(My images)

Iommi_western

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 have noticed that his wife has seen it (she used an image on her page), so that is 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.

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

RF8_cover

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.

(My image on cover of this magazine)

MB_field

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).

RF8_library

Friends of RETROFUTURE can now grab a free copy of RETROFUTURE 8 at the Library here in Östersund (Jämtland County). A big thank you to my friend Thomas Drugg for all the help through the years.

Great feedback from prominent journalists, I´ll keep it to myself though.

(Image from library by me)

RF8_party

Got this from the printers yesterday, a RETROFUTURE greeting of sorts for the release party at Jane Doe here in Östersund (Jämtland County) coming up on March 4 (see earlier posts). It will be spread around the locale on all the tables etc, giving the visitor some background information to what the event is all about.

Good traffic to this blog right now as the news is spreading (facebook mainly).