Saturday, December 30, 2006
I have just bought the bus tickets to Woolgoolga and the Greyhound is leving tonight at 2130 or something. I will be arriving at around 6am and hopefully someone will be able to take me to Karl's beach villa at that time. Apparently it's right on a pointbreak so with a bit of luck I will be in paradise...
The wedding on Bronte beach was nice and the reception very nice. The fact that I got up early and got a few waves before rigging ther bar and house was a very nice bonus to the day. It was very cool to catch up with Willie for a laugh and a half late in the night when she had some more time. It was also good to hear her sing again. It's been a while. Sean and Anita seem to do well with their kids and the business even thought it's a bit hectic at the moment. Vicky was an unexpected blast from the past and she looked fantastic a marriage and to kids down the line. I remember looking deep into her eyes at Homebake '98. Her husband Mark seems like a really nice guy.
Only a few more days before I fly out to NZ on the fourth!
Sunday, December 17, 2006
On the Saturday we went into watch Arsenal Portsmouth at the Emirates stadium and it was pretty nice despite the draw. After some haggling we eventually got tickets just as they blew the whistle. The guy took us in showed us our seats and then we enjoyed a terrible second half of the first half only to be invigourated by the first half of the second half. Here's me in the break with the 60 000+ crowd.
After the game we hung back for the 2.50 beer promotion and walked around the stadium, and it is pretty big and impressive. Finishing off the trip to London with some food at L-square in London and some coofe around Picadilly we came back pretty nackered. However, Mattias' had his 30 party so after a couple of drinks we wandered over there and had a fantastic time. Owls are filthy animals.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
All in a night's worth at Swiss Concrete and a days preparation by Miri, the lucious bakeress. And yeah, our patrons as well as pubstaff enjoyed the cake and swallowing it in like 30 seconds blank.
Thanks, if I'd know it was like this to be 33 I would be 40 now!
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
However, not as nice as the food mum prepared for my weekend back in Sweden. Bubbles, starters, roast lamb and dessert as well as coffee and cake rounding of with half a lobster in the evening. Not a bad Friday reception.
Anys, I have now dropped off all my X-mas presents and I am pretty much good to go to Oz and NZ over X-mas. No more trips planned, but my brother is coming over on the 15th, so we'll try to score tix for Arsenal.
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Oh well, on with the show
Friday, November 24, 2006
Well, it gave me a chance to blog, which I haven't for a while. Bern in Switzerland is a pretty nice place. I really liked it since it is a pretty hilly place for a capitol, with nice architecture, spectacular mountains as a backdrop and very nice slow vibe to it. It reminded me of the best stuff from when I was living in Vienna, combined with more mountains. I could well fancy living here as well...
The week has been pretty hectic, but it was great to get all the stuff done. Another application and heaps of work. Backyard Babies did one of the better gigs I have seen them do at the Zodiac, since they were my guiding light. The songs of total 13 ripped, made me madman, highlights, ufo romeo as well as some of the new stuff.
The trip to Germany was a lot of fun and we played hide and seek, built with lego as well as built sand castles. Mum and dad had got a cold but luckily I seem to have beat it.
Next up, weekend which is a bit unplanned as always. Tomorrow I am doing some stuff at Magdalen college for a charity gig. Tonight will depend on when I get back, but possibly a pub or a bar.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
A new Denturino is going to take shape the next couple of days, Backyard Babies are playing in five days and in two days I meet the nephews.
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Oh well, next weekend Dusseldorf, weekend after that Newquay (hopefully), then Sweden and then birthday and then Arsenal game and then Sydney. Feeling desparate but I know it is really good.
Saturday, November 04, 2006
got up at 8am and checked the webcams in Cornwall. Disappointment, it was like lookingat a f**king lake, not even a ripple. So I watched a surf flick, breakied and did some dishes, before Eva called. She, Nils and I met up at Qi for some lunch and after shopping a hoodie for my oldest nephew, we drove to the woods for a long walk in the sunset.
Next, we shall see.
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Yeah and Gappy Tooth was good fun last Friday. On our depature the doorman was commenting on the Denture and Rich goes -"I love the fact that he is reading the Denture" and I went "It's just beacause I gave him two so he could read in stereo" and Rich goes "Only you would think of that". He's probably right...
Friday, October 27, 2006
Sunday, October 22, 2006
We arrived around 5-6 O'clock and I was skeptic but Tomas got a board and out we went. Tomas barely made it out back before catching his first and came back with smiles all over. I knew that there was no reason to beat a round the bush and got my piece of the action. As the sunset and dark arrived we were still in surfing in the floodlights of the Fistral surfclub. My last wave of the day was an ego boost since Tom was on the beach looking at me. I saw the wave jacking in front of me and pulled in just as it closed. 1 nano second in the tube before the lip fell like a guillotine on the small of my back. Heeee!
After some dinner and beers at Newquay arms and Skinner's we went to bed, begging for more the day after. Matt at Driftwood lodge woke us up around 0730 for some breakie after which we got out gear into his van and went to Watergate. It was a beautiful morning and the sun was out as we got into our wet wetsuits. The surf was clean and not crowded so it was perfect with a small 2-3 foot swell. I had a fantastic day and caught a lot of waves, including the ride of my life!! I came flygin along the face, quite low on the board and it was just so peaceful. I let my right hand drag and everything was just in harmony on this beautiful little right. The now seemed extended. Afterwards I did not know what to do with myself, I was just high I guess, apart from trying to score more. Surf dream 1 accomplished.
Back in Oxford later on the Saturday we had some food at 10pm and just continued to chat and drink until 4-5 in the morning. It was a well good night! And by the looks of things I will be bestman for the first time of my life in August next year. Tom and Mia are getting married in Fjallbacka and that is going to be sooo cool.
Things are looking up!
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Things have been great at work lately. I get so much good feedback and my ideas are really pulling through. That did not stop me from looking into another great opportunity, which could well blow my mind if it comes to that. However, since you will not be able to cope with the change I'll keep my mouth shut for the moment.
Last weekend Swiss Concrete was running up to the critical third night, which went well. Wombats played and they were by far the best band we've put on, and that I've heard for a long time. Their bassist is Norwegan, Scandianvian qualities, eh? I also had some people for that flat warming effect, and it was great. Good drinks, good conversations and lots of laugh and a pash. Well what can I say. Things are looking up!
Tomorrow Tomas is coming over from Sweden and we will be surfing this weekend, I 've got Friday off. Incha Allah. I am just so stoked cause this summer was difficult and stuff, really the last 12 months, and now I am soo happy. Happy as Larry
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
I'm beaming myself to your playground Willie, Chris, Brad, Miri, Matt, Kopp and Anita. Exercise extreme vigilance!
Outbound : Heathrow (London), United Kingdom to Sydney, Australia
Flight Number : BA7372
Depart : Sun 24 December 2006 11:15
Arrive : Mon 25 December 2006 19:30
Cabin : Economy (Traveller)
Operated By : Qf
Number of Stops : 1
Outbound : Sydney, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand
Flight Number : BA7349
Depart : Thu 4 January 2007 11:40
Arrive : Thu 4 January 2007 16:40
Cabin : Economy (Traveller)
Operated By : Qf
Number of Stops : 0
Outbound : Wellington, New Zealand to Melbourne, Australia
Flight Number : BA7359
Depart : Wed 31 January 2007 15:25
Arrive : Wed 31 January 2007 17:30
Cabin : Economy (Traveller)
Operated By : Jetconnect For Qantas For Qantas Airw
Number of Stops : 0
Outbound : Melbourne, Australia to Heathrow (London), United Kingdom
Flight Number : BA7309
Depart : Sun 4 February 2007 17:10
Arrive : Mon 5 February 2007 05:30
Cabin : Economy (Traveller)
Operated By : Qf
Number of Stops : 1
Sunday, October 08, 2006
Friday was really cool and just hanging out at the X for a bit longer than usual. All good fun. Yesterday I hung the photos I bought of Mats Backer two years ago and they are amazing! I found a good solution for hanging them as well, which is cool without paying a cool zillion for framing them.
Thursday, October 05, 2006
"You are not going before I have your details"
"Why do you want my details?"
"Why? You f***ing hit me, that's why"
At this stage I am stading right in front of the truck scribbling down rego and phonenumbers... No one got injured and the car is set for repairs next week.
On a separate note there is a housewarming at my place next Friday. The more the merrier...
Sunday, October 01, 2006
Today when got up at down, which was a bit of a struggle, and had a really nice session as the sun rose. Caught a few big ones and paddled a lot, had a fright and went on to save my own life. It's just a shame it's such a long way to go. However, when Tomas get's here we will be there for a long weekend which will be real good.
the future ain't what it used to be!
Friday, September 29, 2006
I got to say it feels pretty good, or should I say would feel pretty good if it had not been for the low preassure hovering above me, after ticking off so many boxes.
Workwise I had to put an idea paper together outlining what I want to do. Today I sent the draft off to my boss, so wen can have a chat about it early next week. It feels like a stab in the dark, but at least I've made that stab, and on time as well.
Then I wanted to get my hair cut, so I went to Sonia today, and now it is not so all over the place. Last weekend I finally got a suit by Mr Smith, or is it Sir nowadays, so I needed to get it to my taylor to widen the ass and shorten the legs. As I tried on the jacket and both Mr Taylor and just go "like a glove". Another little thing that I got done was to change my addresses with the company, the Inland revenue, the Economist and the bank due to the move.
As the Executive Guest Editor of the Denture, I've cracked the whip, cooed and bent over backwards and after editing, printing all I now need to do is fold the little sucker and it's a done deal. I even managed to sneak a little piece about clowns in this one. He he.
Additionally I got the go ahead to book my holidays for January, which means I can go to New Zealand and check out the prison colon of the Antipode. I wonder what it will be like, cause when I was little I saw this program about Maoris and volcanoes and it seemed cool. In uni I was a noselengeth from going to Wellington a year.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
anys, the movie broke down just as he was getting into the more interesting bit about global warming. it's carbon dioxide, right? but what creates it? cars? fat chance! along with tempratures going off the charts, carbon dioxide is going off the charts, as wellas: world population. this where i would have wanted a bit more. what the hell are we supposed to do? cut dicks off and saw together vaginas? instead we went back to the ticket booth and got our money back.
inconvenient, you bet!
Friday, September 22, 2006
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Because life is short
Monday, September 18, 2006
porkchops with baked potatoes.
Sunday, September 17, 2006
whatever dude, i never went surfing today. conditions changed. the party was alright with some good people last night. swiss concrete night last thursday went well as well, so we are now well on our way to glory and fame. in sweden there is an election on today, so it will be interesting to see what happens.
Saturday, September 16, 2006
I am starting to line up things for the move next weekend and thinking about surfing tomorrow and company fiesta tonight. Possibly, I will go to the party although, to tell you the truth, it does not hold a lot for me. Embrace and Texas will be playing, and I do not believe any of those bands will be giving me an erection.
Anys, I am thinking about driving out and then just get outta there around midnight like a modern night Cinderello. That way I could be cruising straight out to the beach have a snooze and be in the water early if the swell is big or lounge 'til 9 when the tide is turning. On the other hand, perhaps it is much ado about little surfing since it is 500 miles of driving.
Sunday, September 10, 2006
High class at it's high
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Apparently the Swedish prime minister is disgusted to find out that the miniscule Liberal party has been checking the Socialdemocrats intranet. The party's secretary has branded the Liberal party's leader a rapist although apparently he has not been involved with the intrusions. Do not get me wrong, I do not support data intrusion, but let's get a sense of proportion here.
These are the very same persons that have allowed extra-ordinary rendition flights to and from Sweden. Without feeling sick they have assisted to populate Guantanamo and other potential torture chambers. They equate data intrution by association with rape, with out feeling sick. And restassured there is no question that they have known about these intrusions for a long long time, without feeling sick.
Well, I am feeling fucking sick reading about you, you powerhungry, debased and spinning primeminister. I hope that sometime the legacy of you and the social democrates will become clear to the nation. However, I am sure that that day is closer in Cuba (Castro, Revolution) than in Sweden (Socialdemocrats, Welfare state)
And yes, I know it's the same crap with the rest of the parties, but parties stink even more if they get to linger on the throne for too long.
Apart from that it seems like everyone is getting married or children, and I can only say congratulations. May you get what you want!
Sunday, September 03, 2006
"The ship is listing, the captain is placing blame on the iceberg: -That berg attacked us, I am declaring war on the Arctic"
Who would have thought that this would be our world a few years ago? The hands of the devil are employed all over the place. Make a difference in your world, try to get on with thy neighbour.
Saturday, September 02, 2006
Three hours of sleep later I got up and started driving the 200 miles to the surf. After some breakie in Bristol (more coffee) and a 7 minutes powernap on road 361, I was suited up and in the water by eight.
Puts was reasonably clean, grey skies and rain in the air, but it did not matter. I just went for it. Tried to work a bit more on wave selection and stuff, but I could definately feel that it's been 4-5 months since Marocco. Rusty and Happy! Afterward I caught up with Mitch and Sally. We went for some coffe on Saundison(?) beach.
Now I am back in Oxford and pretty spent. I would have stayed on a bit longer had the forecast been better. Which it was not.
Friday, September 01, 2006
Saturday, August 26, 2006
had a good night yesterday att the gappy tooth. lots of laugh and stuff. the denture was read and things, so no complaints. now i need to get up and get going on the weekend...
Monday, August 21, 2006
stornoway kicked ass! sailplanes were alright. foxes!!! wanted all of us to get into hunting! we took about 50 people into the port mahon's upstairs livingroom. we are talking full, or close to full anyway. the swiss concrete staff are super-stoked!
i never knew it could be so much fun to be a part of something, but it is! this is more fun than necking the girl next to you. well, maybe not, but close!
unfortunately the working week starts now and later on today i ship out to the netherlands for a few days. could be fun, but then again, so could a ball at the castle be.
see you around.
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Oh well it's only for this month, but it has been cool fun, and a bit of work. I have written an editorial and done a cover! I put one of my nephews on it as a young gum. he he! I would like to thank mum, dad, russ, rich, rob, matt, miri, kris and above all my editing role model anita (you might remember her from my first written piece "why do american punk rockers go out with the new wave hooker girls").
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Climbing this weekend was good fun though and I solved a problem after a few attempts. Good fun. Tonight me and the Brainiac played some squash, but he was a bit tired. Average fun. Today I was so tired of the office that I did not feel like working. Anti fun.
Hate someting, Change something
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Last monday I went out to Head of the River with Grace, which was nice. The food on the other hand was terrible since my stirfried noodles were swimming in soy sauce. A little goes a long way..
Yesterday we all met up at Richard's new place out in the Insect Lays. It was really nice and we did sort out the final details of our first promotion night next week. I also sent an email to Simon about going to Helsinki in September to watch some great bands there...
Today I have spoken to the real estate agent and I will be moving to a bigger flat in the same block in about a month and a half. Go me. Finally I will get a livable flat. I so should have done this earlier! Also had the bestest dream this morning and woke up with such a nice warm mellow feeling!
Sunday, August 06, 2006
Hopeless case of a kid in denial
Long gone loosers
No song unheard
Grace of God
Everything is on TV
Gotta get some action
..and probably some more high quality garage rock is what they dish up for us and working my way towards the pit, I eat it all up and lick the plate. This is a band that keeps rock and roll real. I have supported them for years now and even though their albums are going the wrong way, live is where they're always at!
Backyard Babies changed my life early 1998 with their concert at the Old Jazzhouse in Gothenburg, when they where releasing their Total 13. However, nowadays, their albums suck, their performance suck and it seems like they have been nutered cause the energy is not there anymore. Nicke used to dominate the crowd with his kick ass attitude. And what's up with the "Clap your hands Gothenburg", you wanna lead Allsång på Skansen? Anys, the songs Subcultural hero and Made me Madman almost bring me back to that special place you once showed me. Thanks for the memories.
Millencolin on the other hand is exploding on stage. Energylevels up and just rip through their set. Not having brought Kingwood is a drawback, and at the merch stand they only sell t-shirs and girlies. But they go off! The medley, in the extra, is a nice one, where a lot of the old stuff at least gets aired.
All in all it was well worth the trip. Funny moment 1 was when a 14 year girl grabbed hold of me a shouted "Strömstad" during the Hellacopters gig. Apparently she saw me there during last weeks concert. It's a small world and her friend was wearing braces.
Friday, August 04, 2006
The trip to Karlskrona was a success. Dinner at Nivå with Fredrik, Stina, Ina, Johan and Malin as well as to catch up with goodlooking Anna but most of all surfer extra ordinare Henke. One too many drinks of course, but who am I to argue with the liver. Next day was memory trip lane and catching up day. Engangments and babies and sons as well as returning to an old office and seeing some old faces. I had a lump in my throat and belly. On my way home a stop in Växjö with Göran and friends at a lake, which was an unexpected bonus.
Today my uncle and his wife came by with the grandparents for dinner. I also sorted out most of the stuff I keep in storage along with buying a new pair of runners.
Tomorrow, more action, this time in Gothenburg.
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Anys, I am off to the Baltic sea to check out the cholera epidemic and get some myself. To night I will be at the old watering holes and see some people from the past in the present. It's gonna be good fun. Maybe I will manage to get hold of Påntåsia and get some wakeboarding again...
Monday, July 31, 2006
Harbour sailing in Grebbestad: Check
Catching up with friends: Check
Running tabs at Konserven: Check
Eating herring on Koster: Check
Surfboarding on wake: Check
Eating prawns at Havstensund: Check
Drinking beers in Stromstad harbour: Check
Hellacopters, Millencolin, Backyard Babies, Soundtrack of our lives: Check
Making out at Skagerack: Check
Skinny dipping under the stars: Check
Beach fire: Check
Pictures will be popping up a bit later but I can only say one zillion thanks to those involved:
Tomas, Mia, Anders, Camilla, Tore, Arne, Eva, Lars, Jerry. I had a blast. If the man had not been scoping me out, we totally would have got that moshpit going.
Now I will kick back before travelling down to Karlskrona on the east coast.
Sunday, July 23, 2006
got some chores, but now i am gonna sleep
Saturday, July 22, 2006
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
On the Monday I went to Gs place and had dinner. It was really tasty actually so she can cook in a cool and relaxed manner without going over the top. I likes. Of course we talked and talked and then I took a taxi home. When I came home I chatted with Mattias about the CV and prepared for the flight to Milan.
Anys, still no news what Princess has decided down under. In more than one way, it would be great if she came back, but I have not told her that. I never will either, unless of course, she looks up this blog.
Ma ha ha ha haaaa
Next week I will be on the Swedish west coast. Only 8 days to go to: Where the action is 2006 tour
Sunday, July 16, 2006
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Saturday, July 15, 2006
Watch out I am coming to get ya!
And yes, that means you too... Rararararendez vous with anus!
As so the body count, 25 times more Libanese killed, 6 times more Libanese injured and the Libanese infrastructure is being demolished, on a grand scale. There is no moral high ground to be found when the blood is dripping from Israeli hands.
Shame on you, Israeli politicians and the ones who elected you. You are not acting in the best interest of yourself, your people, your country, your neighbours, the region, the world. Basically your murderous behavior suck, in a big way!
Friday, July 14, 2006
when it rains, it pours
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
it's a beatuiful morning and i went around port meadow. mist over the river and fields. swans' necks sticking up like periscopes, cows grasing and drinking, the sun rising like a fireball as well as some river boats camping along the thames.
here we go again.
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Saturday, July 08, 2006
I love bäd äs girls. I'm like Pharrel, in that way, since he also appreciates the finer features of the feline appearence.
Her ass is like a spaceship or a loaf of bread!
Thursday, July 06, 2006
-I guess the negotiations of leaving my employment in Sweden has taken it's toll, but that's working out alright. After all I've been drinking bubbles on two occasions due to those events.
-The reorg is a reoccurring event that I should be used to, but then again this time around the whole UK office is shaking a bit.
However, I think the fact that I have not got as much out of the job as I thought when I started is the key crux. If this is the key crux that would explain why I do not feel supercharged in the mornings, and it also gives me some ideas to what I need to do.
To be a winner, you have got to care [George Best]
Sunday, July 02, 2006
Today's been great with the Carnival. Music, food and sun along with some company. Just an awesome vibe in the whole place. Loved the Skylarking Soundsystem and the drumsessions elsewhere along with the fantastic blue rider eating children and scaring them in the process... Pity I am so sensible and did not sedate the old brainhump, but the again it's kind of nice too... Dr Cold and Coff have recently taking on an intern, Dr Snot, but hopefully I will clean house like Arnold did in Sacramento, and rid myself of the quacks.
Big village life
Saturday, July 01, 2006
Gappy Tooth 4th Year Anniversary Night, May 2006
Life is a box of chocolates my mama always used to say. No not really, but on this evening the promoters, Richard and Rob, give us so much it’s almost hard to chew. First up is comical genius Rachel Pantechnican.
To give you a true account of the events is unfortunately not possible, ‘cause I was laughing my head off. However, it was not only laughs, it was also educational. Did you know that the missing six metres of the Bayeux tapestry, tells the story about how cats invaded the castle and that Willem the Conqueror did not actually get a crown, instead the archbishop put a cat on his head? No? I suppose you have never read the story about “Cheese grater leg-iron lion” either. Next time Rachel performs, go watch! This is a “one man comical adventure”.
As Rachel hands over to Harlette, we are all drying our tears. Their music is sometimes described as gothic grunge rock. I think that there is more power in the way the drums and bass motor around, than grunge normally provides. So if I was you, I would picture some supercharged grunge with a dash of prima Donna, I think you got it just about right. Always entertaining and they do give us a good gig. However, after observing these girls a couple of times, I know that they have considerably more umpf, than they give tonight.
Last band of the evening is Mary’s Garden. They’ve been around for some months in this constellation. Their set feels a bit like two sets in one. In one they build up elaborate sound environments, like dark movie music. The vocals make you think of the Cure, but not, if you know what I mean. These environments are a bit scary when you wander off into them. Then there is a part of the gig that feels like a singer song writer gig. I prefer the dark environments.
Thanks for the chocolates, the laughs and the music.
Thursday, June 29, 2006
...back to square one. It cannot be outruled that there might be a personal efficiency issue here.
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
This is Scull Island covered in mist, the locals call it Fair Island and it sits just between the Shetlands and Orkney. Some minutes later I spotted my first whale, unfortuntely I was fresh out of harpoons.
This little left I found just outside the place where the stoneage people just to live on Orkney. During the stoneage they lived large here on organisc lobsters, non-spray crops, seals, wales and fish along with deer, moose and all sorts of nuts.
This is one of few photos of Loch Ness and Nessie. Don't be alarmed though, he's alright as long as you feed him.
This little pic shows the beautiful views of the English country side that the Romans got when they checked out their emperors wall. Handrian's wall was special.
Anys, I took a ton of photographs, but I will only bore the people I know with those. So you are safe. For now.
I know that you are not evil so I listen to you, but inside I feel like Jesus when Judas kissed him. Jesus loved having the apostles around and interact with them, but ended up being cruzified, as you might recall from Sunday school.
Then again you are not better, you non commenting bystander, you Pontius Pilatus, you wash your hands, but your very silence is turning your water into my blood.
Why can't we all just get along and do great things together? Like they did during the stoneage, when they had perfect waves, lobsters and all sorts of organic goodies to eat.
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Work sucked last week since things are pretty bad at the moment. Things will turnout all right, but I'd love to cross that bridge asap. But on a more positive note the weekend was great all things considered. Apart from the doctor my parents were here, and here's what we did:
-Midsummer dinner. Good wines and good food rounding it off with strawberries, whiskey and coffee.
-London musical. Went in and saw Sweden loose against Germany and then on with some sushi, espresso rounding it off with Phantom of the opera.
-Oxford laziness. Long walk and Sunday roast at the Trout Inn.
Now they've gone away to go back to Sweden and it's a bit empty. On the other hand, it's kind of nice to have the lair to myself again. Now I just need to sort out all the stuff that I have not been doing for the last two weeks. It's a lot.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
We got our first club night going with our Swiss Concrete Promotion. The venue is booked and so are the bands. It all will go down in August at the Port Mahon in Oxford, England. It's not the greatest of venues, but keep a look out, this is not the beginning of the end, nor the end of the beginning, but the beginning of the end of the end of the beginning.
Monday, June 19, 2006
Saturday, June 10, 2006
After working away like a worker this week with late evenings at the office or en route, yesterdays barbeque was a good warm up for today. At seven I went out in the University parks with Matt and Miri to celebrate with some Vuelve Clicquot, played with the devil stick and football. It looks like a managed to get an offer I will not be able to refuse. Cash in hand has always grabbed my attention.
Now I will be off to Scotland for a week to check out the distilleries, scenery and feline talent. Apart from catching up with mum and dad who are already up there, but that goes without saying, eh?
Cowboy from hell
Sunday, June 04, 2006
- Kiss-God gave rock n roll to you - I listened to this one heaps when I graduated high school and was king of the world. My youngest cousin graduated on the Friday.
- Give 'em the boot V - current hellcat records collection, i suppose it's for punx.
- Monster magnet, Power trip - I listend to Kris' one a lot and it contains the immortal lyrics, "I'm never gonna work another day".
- Pulp-Different class - This one was played on my player in Gothenburg by Therese, who I was currently dating. I had tickets for their concert at Rondo 1996, but those were bought for T and her friend. In 1998 Willie took me on free tix to their gig at the Enmore in Sydney. Jarvis, you're one of my idols, and this one is a happy album.
Then I went to Rich's place and listen to some demos for the July date. This time we're gonna change the Denture a bit and interview the artists before the night. Should be fun. As I stumbled homewards I gave Ann Helen a call, and swung by her place for a barbeque. It was good to catch up a bit again. Then I went straight to the Zodiac and Bic Runga, which was all right, but I can't help but think that I should have gone with Rich to see the Walk Off.
Glas is half full,
- Change sheets
- Wash up
- Shower and shave
- Give Chris cd
- Write article for work
I love you
*Inserted for comical effect.
Friday, June 02, 2006
Anys weather is great, and tomorrow I am off to Bic Runga at the Zodiac. It'll be good to catch up with Matt, Miri, Chris and Beth as well. I am just going to sit this night out first, gotta sleep.
Thanks, now piss off!
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Apart from that I almost made the Christ Church Circuit below 8 min. I came in on 08:00:86. I shall soon be crossing this mental border. Now I have just finished making and eating a green curry with prawns and vegetables.
All I ever wanted was everything!
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
nothing exciting happened at work today, apart from going to lunch with surbjit. yesterday i went to the cotswolds with grace, and had cream tea in minster lovell. and one time antoine dropped a plectrum. that's dangerous!
i just had a thought flashing through my head. what is em doing right now? we have not spoken in 3.5 years. i wonder if she has kids now, she sort of wanted them before. i have no kids and must now sleep.
brain is insane but i love it!
Monday, May 29, 2006
after i left them today i drove to the north sea and then back to oxford. met up with goodness and for wine in summertown and then her place for more wine. we had a good time although a bit too much work for my liking and i think she would agree.
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
more than 50% of all humans makes others unhappy rather than happy. do you have a soul? if so, what does it thrive on?
you reap what you sow.
Saturday, May 20, 2006
This morning I had a long chat with Matt in Newquay and he said it had dropped down and was completely blown out. Well, I'll call Mitch later and see what's the word then. Incha Allah.
Anys, yesterday I cleaned the flat and did most of the dishes so now things look almost good in the flat. It's good to chill out for a change. Next weekend is long weekend and still do not know what I'm gonna do, maybe I need to device a ten day plan?
Monkey see, monkey do
Thursday, May 18, 2006
Apart from this, the trip to Shetland, Orkney and Scotland is getting closer. Then I'll head home for "Where the action is"-tour and most likely I'll check it out in Strömstad. Maybe relive some Grebbestad magic and shrimps. I hope that little red riding pants will be there..
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Unfortunately we did not go all the way, and their goals were great. And it hurts, like when your girlfriend rips your heart apart because she's decided that you're friends.
Sunday, May 14, 2006
Forward Russia! KvH
Friday, May 12, 2006
finland here comes
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Also remember Richard and Alistar: "Don't chop your vegetables on the same choppingboard as you chop your chicken on". Coda x6
Sunday, May 07, 2006
Got a ride from Anita and Rich along with Alistar to the Doghouse where the reception was due to happen. Whilst I was photographing the pack of relatives the party happend to be sprayed by a passing car. I being totally oblivious to the fact just went on; "One more, please".
Then we all went in for a few rounds of beer and small talk. The dinner was a smorgåsbord of dishes from salmon to cottage pie, desserts and the coffe and cake. The best part of the evening was when the band, Trademark, played and Russ and Helen were dancing around in marital bliss. I really like her hair and radiant happiness, and Russ was improvising on the dancefloor. Happy days!
My own voice reminded me of the time I graduated from High School and could not speak for a few days. Damn that Thusday night dinner and short sleeved shirts combined with indian summers. Today I got up after 1200 and will probably not leave the flat, but most distressing: no exercise, which makes me a sad boy. Was so looking forward to some climbing...
Now all I need to figure out is what I am gonna do with my life. Matt posed this question to me about a year ago and I told him that he did not need to come by if he was going to push for this. Maybe I am coming around, but then again, maybe I am not. Some people tend to think that you need a five and ten year plan, like the Soviet Union. As much as I repect those people I am not sure that life works that way. But until I die I guess I will never know. Anys, when it comes to work I am less sure that you need it, but as a general master plan for what you want out of life sure, I can see some ideas forming in my head.
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Fell asleep at the desk after lunch today, to the amusement of my coworkers. Ma ha ha! I gotta get to bed early tonight. Tomorrow dinner with work in Oxford. It should be good since I know these guys from before. Apart from that we are down seizing at work, so the next few weeks/months will be interesting.
Put some Sounds of the republic on the player and flew through Christchurch park tonight. Awesome.
Fuck the world!
Monday, May 01, 2006
The question now is what to do next, since my Newquay friend Matt confirmed that it has been pretty flat the last couple of months including this weekend. Nada surf sucks. Chatted with Anita yesterday and she's living it up in Melbourne and might extend her stay, but also confirmed my notion that Oz is a bit of an appendix when it comes to career opportunities. On the other hand, I've never wanted a career, so why do I even think in those terms. Then the taxidriver in Barcelona said that I would be able to get fluent in Spainsh over a few months, and that would be so cool. Another language, another bunch of friends. So maybe I'll pick up a redundancy offer and retreat back to Latin America and get going with Spanish and surf...
In the meantime though I have to get through the every day routine for a while and I don't wanna. I just wanna go, cause I just wanna know. But on the other hand I might be too convenient, senisible or plainly realistic, however, if this is the case I will never know though. And if I'm gonna go, I need to know where to go, so it looks like it's gonna take me some time to figure things and other things out.
News of the day is the 2006 Where the action is-tour in Sweden. The line up looks pretty solid with Hellacopters, Backyard Babies, Millencolin and Soundtrack of our lives/Hives + one surprise act. Looks like I'll go back to Sweden late July or early August...
I want more fun and less not fun.
Thursday, April 27, 2006
checked out the semifinal in the champions league tonight and with that some of the legendary players in Braca and Milan. The coolest thing was when the crowd just burst into joy when Henke Larsson was put on the pitch in the second half. Pretty soon he had a header and the only personal chant of the evening was a fact, Larsson Larsson Larsson...
Sunday, April 23, 2006
Hang Loose, Lono's home!
Saturday, April 22, 2006
Came back to Oxford about five hours ago and I am still buzzing. Morocco delivered and more. It was small (waist to head high) but we squeezed some really nice clean waves. Ahhh! Tomas was Mr Style Master on his Malibu and Kris surfed green water on his fourth day on a board. Like Imad said, as I cought up with him on the last day; "He's a natural, and don't forget you got some of that blood too Karl". Personally, I've never had more fun on a board or surfed better.
Yesterday afternoon I was supposed to leave the flat at 5pm, but I was still in the water at Devil's rock. Just one last wave... Came back to the flat packed, paid the last night with a case of beer, left a six and delayed the car return to 7pm. The I had a cold one with Jacob at his place before he drove me to the airport. I still have not showered off the salt.
I was pretty pleased as I picked up the board at the belt and a guy came up and asked if I'd been in Imsouane. Sure, I'd been there with the boys two times and by my lonesome that morning. And he goes; "Yeah I recognize you, you were on a minimal. You were doing pretty well at the point".
To sum my feelings up:I am super happy about my life, my surfing and the trip. It was a long time since I just felt so relaxed and warm about all things.
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
At the moment I just need to get a presentation done for tomorrow, and then, I will blow the office for today...
Life is short, surf hard!
Saturday, April 08, 2006
Green used to be my favourite colour when I was little, I remeber this cause I painted a green ballon in class. Last week the green problem was tounting me from above, so now I turned my attention to it. The double, switft, hand movement on the overhang was the thing to nail. Brainiac went; "You gotta take it like bam bam". Almost thought he stopped using his weapon of choice, the shinking ray, and turned into a terroristus vulgaris, for a while. Anyway, cool as a cucumber I did it, thrusted my pelvis in agaist the wall, the ass followed, reached up and; bam bam!
Friday, April 07, 2006
Thursday, April 06, 2006
But being couped up has one advantage and that is that you can read some books. I've been reading a few by Kinky Friedman, and they bring out a loud laugh or two. "I picked up a blue bic lighter that had been with the family for 12 hours and carefully lit..". Another one, come to think of advantages, is that you can philosophise and ponder life in general. Nothing major has happend in my low life, pardon the pun, since Anita left for Oz about six months ago. We parted as the best of friends with both of us pretty much wanting more, but the puppet master simply followed the script of another boring tragedy. For a change I did not wail like a cat at midnight, though. That's always something, I guess, the questions is only of what.
Anyway, I think that I need another challenge in my life, and I am going to pick one and it's most likely will involve a move. Therefore I gotta maximise the rest of my time left on this island. After Morocco (just a week left till I go surfin') I will go to Finland in May for a wedding, then Scotland in June for at least a week. Also, I want to get cracking with the promotion business. It'll be super cool if we can put some live acts on within a few months here in Oxfordia. Then of course I'll do some more reviews, eh. Stu sent me the list the other day, but it's damn difficult this month due to all the travelling. Especially if I go to Barcelona on the 25th to 29th of April (anyone there around this time, since I'll be by my lonesome?). Anys, tomorrow I'll go to the Jerry Springer musical, with some good folks from work. It's supposed to be cool fun, but then again, so was the yoyo.
Bad Mongo aka Sailorman aka KvH
Gonza, Zlatan looked as pretty as ever when biting the grass and loitering about on the pitch. Never outgunned, We are Arsenal! Dreams are made of this. Let's see if there are tix availble for I am ready to part with that precious metal often referred to as , yeah that's right Shylock, GOLD.
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Monday, March 27, 2006
Last impulse purchase: Pair of orange Campers
Best walk: Before riding down
Favorite drink: Mojito
Eat luxury dinner at: Gondolen, Stockholm
Favorite street: Through Heldenplatz onto Stephansplatz, Vienna
Best pre-partymusic: Turbonegro, Refused or (I)NC
Best give awaypresent: A nice bottle of wine
Favorite luxury stuff: Sportsgear
Favorite sounds: Birdsong, Stare
Latest discovery in Stockholm: I miss it
Favorite gallery: Don't really go to galleries
Favorite site: DN.se
Favorite magazine: The Economist
Place to take mum to dinner: Olde pub in the Cotswolds
Favorite suburb: Manly, Australia
Best place for coffee: Cafeteria in Spain
Favorite store: Hugo, Stockholm
Best lunch: At home
Favorite brand: Tiger, Volcom
Favorit animal: Elephant
The worlds best living director: Cameron
Famous person I'd like to meet: Hank von Helvete
Favorite shoes: Campers
Money spent on clothes each month: Depends..
Fahion roll model: None
Most overrated store: Nike
Most expensive thing I've bought: Car
Fashion I don't ever want to see again: Waffled hair
Favorite product at Systembolaget: Krusevic
Best Hang over food: Mackers
Favorite bar: Viva Madrid, Madrid
Latest find: Ortovox backpack with backprotection
Best novel: Murder out of tune by Simon Shaw
Best poetry collection: Don't read it
Sunday, March 26, 2006
I still would like to be on a board tough, but I'll guess I just have to satisfy myself with prancing around in my new Campers for now.
Saturday, March 25, 2006
ps thanks to nacho, fran, carmen, anna, andrés.. los qiero
Sunday, March 19, 2006
Last day and some more hiking. This is on the way to the first ride of the day, which we kept tight on the right side of the glacier. Smooth powder, since it being protected from the sun...
But before that we relaxed up on the top. I had an apfelstrudel and some water whilst enjoying the views across both valleys and taking in some sun. Below the glacier this ride interconnected with the "ride of my life run" although we kept to the right of that picture.
All in all, I have to say that Engelberg delivered and then some. Not only did I have the ride of my life, I had the powderday of my life and the winter holiday of my life. The flat, Bierlialp was great and as always the partners in crime worked well too.
Solid snow, solid board, solid guides, solid Gods! It all came together for me during this ride and magic was created. Big, fast and peaceful! We kept to the left half of the photo.
Thanks, Susanna for talking me down through the gnarly passages. Fredrik has got a good girl in you, but then again he seems to deserve it!
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Singer goes "I like to drink and smoke whilst on tour".
Chick up front goes "I like to smoke too".
Singer goes "Ah.. um.. ..that makes us.. ..similar"
Guitarrist goes "So Steve, where's this relationship going?"
Bass goes "I can feel you want to play a song now Steve"
The Brainiac was pretty stoked as he finally got to meet the guys in the band he's been listning to for like a really long time. He said he felt like I would feel if I had hung out with Turbonegro. He must have felt pretty good to say that. Nevertheless he's wrong, nothing would ever come close to the feeling:
Karl goes "So Hank, how much do you want for your body"
Hank goes "My body, you can't handle my body"
Karl goes "How 'bout a cool zillion?"
He he.. KvH
Sunday, March 05, 2006
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
What can I do but to try to go on, and look forward to snowboarding in Switzerland. It's only a week and a half away.
Sunday, February 19, 2006
So let me set this straight. What you read here is not straight politics, in the normal crooked, twisted and bent kind of way that you MP serves you. What, what you read here, is, are my random reflections on things that I reflect upon.
Karl von Helvete
-Support my re-election by donating £10 to Natwest account 123.123.123. Remember every little helps, so feel free to take out a loan, in order to line my account.
-You're out of money, but are a female with a lucious body? Get in touch! We will try to arrange innovative positions for you to support my erection.
-You're out of money, but are a male with a body? Sell it! The spot price of kidneys recorded a record high last week as hedonism becomes the dominant faith in white west.
Saturday, February 18, 2006
Nestlé has taken out ads in the Middle East boasting that their products do not have Danish origin, i.e. supporting the boycott of Danish products caused by the fact that Danish papers are free to write what they want.
I say fair enough, if they had cut the subscription to Jyllands Posten (the Danish paper), but to support a hate campaign against a country that promotes freedom of speech is immoral in my mind. Regardless how much cash they stand to gain, selling out this freedom will always be cheap. Thanks, but no thanks, Nestlé, I won't support you when you push for your CEO to edit the Swiss press to protect your revenues.
Same goes for French retailer Carrefour. Freedom, equality and brotherhood, unless of course, there's a revenue opportunity that calls us to give up the principles of the revolution! Well revenue this: I will never shop with you again, because I happen to believe in freedom, equality and brotherhood!
...on a lowlife achievement. Thought I post another report from the gutter. This picture is from the Tuesday, and as you can see I was in a contemplative mode. Incidentwise, I saw the nurse again and booked another dentist appointment for next week along with filing with the insurance company yesterday.
Had a slow evening due to the fact that I do not want to risk the healing process. I went through and repositioned my pensions savings. He he! And then I watched the bestest TV mini-series ever, Pride and Prejudice 'till two in the morning. Ah!
Well, over and out for now and remember buying Nestlé products is supporting government censorship. So go on support Dicatorship but don't expect me to take a fall in the gutter for you, but then again you can also not buy their products!
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
...it was totally unimpressed. And so was I when I saw this face staring back at me at the ER in Oxford. You can't really see it on this picture but I knocked a half off my right upper front tooth, and that gutted me more than anything. After refusing painkillers and throwing the cup on the ground, banging the wall 'til the police came and mixing it all with sitting down whilst crying like a baby I think I was all mature about it. As always, I shook everybody's hands when I left saying thanks.
The wounds are all healing nicely and I am working again. Mr Fat Lips has also manged to recover the tooth from the gutter and a dentist glued it back on, where it hopefully will stay. All in all, I am alive and well and soon the lip will resume regular size.
I got one piece of advice and that is don't eat concrete. You see, it was not there during the stone age, so we are just not used to it... ...or maybe it's an aquired taste....
Thanks Matt and Miri for vital support and handholding. Thanks Anita for pointing out the irony of me being a regular at the Gappy Tooth. Thanks Tamas and Annika for important dental and medical advice.Thanks dead grand dad for your cameo in my dream the other night, made me realise how much I needed to talk to my family. Thanks mum for pointing out that I should always have accident cover, I so am claiming. Thanks English NHS, Eduardo, John, nurses, call centre personell, doctor and ambulance team, maybe you do good work for the taxpayers after all, touch wood. Thanks Elisabet for your Valentine's day sms. Thanks for workmates' and Santa's emails.
Sunday, February 05, 2006
Yesterday was spent drinking champagne and other bubbles with the NZ crew. It was good fun and I cannot recall the last time I had such an enjoyable evening whilst being intoxicated. Come to think of it, I can't even recall last evening.
I picked up tix for the Truck festival in July. Mattolladew and I will also get tix for the Reading festival this year which should be good fun. In May Raised Fist are playing in London and this week Agent Blue are playing at the Zodiac.
Tune in and take off!
Saturday, February 04, 2006
Went to an arabic bar tonight and smoked the gigantic bong with Mattias and his new Jordanian flatmate. It felt pretty weird to inhale smoke without choking on it, but good. Also made a mental note that the chicks in there are hot, which was an unexpected bonus.
Thanks to every one involved in this planet.
Thursday, February 02, 2006
the superfoe of the universe, Brainiac, is down with a flu he got from his bird. I just hope he did not fondle her too hard like Lennie did with those mice, but basically he must have becaused you only get bird flu that way.
Feeling slightly worse for wear after a two day conference presenting a lot of work stuff. It went well, but a lot of work went in to the preparation and execution. Ah! Now I am hanging for the weekend, and some r'n'r with Mattolladew, Miri and Claire. On Saturday we're going to a new Spanish restaurant in Oxford. One guy I am carsharing with, a spaniard, has said it's good, so it ought to be, eh?
Today, I received the second wedding invitation in the same week. And it's cool and stuff, cause I am going to Helsinki, which is a really nice corner of the world in May. Nevertheless, sometimes I just feel that it would be great to go to a wedding with a partner. So far it has never happened. But hey, that just my opinion on how to improve from perfect, man. In much the same way that my Oz vision goes into that category. Today Sara left for Oz, and that made me think even more on it again. Some how, I gotta get it in or out of my system...
Sometimes I dont know, where to go!
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Had a ball yesterday! I was hanging to get out of the office and get to the Cellar Bar, aka the Fight Bar. Sunnyvale, Suitable Case For Treatment and Damo Suzuki played, when we eventually got there after dinner, beers and music at mi Casa. SCFT was like a cross between woodoo (a' la New Orleans), Deathmetal and an insane asylum. It was just great to be back and actually go to a gig, it's been at lease three weeks since last.
After going through some soulsearching I now feel I am back in the world were I like to be. It is all coming together nicely now with life, work, holidays and stuff.
PS Meet some of the local tycoons in the shape of Richard, Stuart and Nick.
Saturday, January 21, 2006
After being awaked by a tape recorder early this morning it all started. When I went to take a leak the oldest asked if he could join. There was no way I could pee with him clutching my leg so I had to ask him to stand back a couple of times. Afterwards he told the parents that I had taken a leak standing (apparently not allowed). Later as we had lunch at a food court in town we had to enter the loo for an emergency piss-call. He sort of jumped back when he saw the piss under the toilet, but as I lifted him up it was alright.
The youngest really seem to like music and had a good look at the poistiv-player and a street muscian, and did not seem to mind parting from the coins I stuck in his little hand. And yes the bags went down very well indeed.
Thursday, January 19, 2006
Now I am chilling in Dusseldorf, after a long delayed flight. However, I am pretty happy that I bought the rascals tiny luggage bags with marshmallows. It will be most cool to see what they will do with them as they get them. I am debating to give them the bags when I come or on the Saturday when I will babysit (alone, with a 2 and 3.5 year old, is scary).
Next week Damo Suzuki and then Agent Blue in February are in the cards. Good gigs coming up, that is. Looks like Santa is releasing my All You Miss interview in the Denture's January issue. Go me!
My body is a temple! He he
Sunday, January 15, 2006
This weekend Annika and Martin were graced with a daughter. Well, you might be going what the hell, persons are born every other day of the week. But this was special. Martin and Annika got married last September and I was supervising the evening proceedings at the Toastmaster in question.
Hold it right there, don't you leapfrog to the conclusion that only this made the weekend special, since the thing runs a wee bit deeper than that. Because in June 2002 Martin and Annika met at a party at my place for the first time. Now I wont have you giving me all credit because the girl that invited Annika along was actually a friend of Martin's, but still I share some of the creds. And some more goes out to Martin who did not fully reject the idea of employing me after he interviewed me for a job in October 1999. Since then we travelled to Fuerteventura, Newquay, Brussels, St Anton, Chamonix, Champoluc and down into Alagna (Martin, Jan 2004: "Well, I did not go all the way here not to board Alagna, I am going" this was said after a discussion about the weather, which made the rest not wanting to go. In the end I joined in and it was lush for 4 hours, until we were in back country on the way back and bad weather struck. Close one.). And now this Martin is a dad! Big ups or as the Brainiac says: Props!
After the weekend's events and looking around the blogs, seeing all these kids with their own blogs, I feel a desire to reproduce as well. Now all I need to do is find the right girl and settle down, hope that my soldiers are not overly lazy and then do the wild thing with the chosen snake charmer. Strange days indeed, or maybe not.
Saturday, January 14, 2006
Apart from that I found myself feeling all excited about going to work this morning. Which was great, and who knows what I will do with this realisation. Tomorrow I am going to frame the poster I got from Princess, catch up with Russ and go to Ann Helen's for some drinks.
You tell me lies minger! Karl
Thursday, January 12, 2006
some ungrateful people have compained that there are no new posts on the blog, which up until now has been true. However, it is not true any more. New Year's was spent at Miri-Matt's place and then at the Jericho Tavern. We counted in the New year and drank Salmon Billecart on Girl's recommendation (thanks!!). Apart from that I've been pretty lethargic lately and work has felt like it sucks like a blue whale. Today was great though and sort of made up for what the whales have been doing..
So Switzerland is booked for mid March and now I am planning a surf expedition to Marocco in April. Board riding bliss, give it to me like a whale! A few weddings are apparently coming up during the year as Simon ties the knot in Helsinki and Santa in San Francisco. Apart from that I might try to check out the spires of onions in Moscow at some stage, since Tobbe is overthere now.
Stay low on a high note! Karl