On April 18 we were at the FUZZ Guitar Show in Göteborg. Lots of people, lots of nice stuff and some awesome performances! Just like Sweden Rock Festival it often turns out as a sort of family gathering where you meet people you know but have never actually met in person. I bumped into Jonas Hörnqvist (ace guitarist of Trasure Land) whom I've known for years, but never actually talked other than on the phone and mail. Also met some of the guys from Hellspray, Vindictiv guitarist Stefan Lindholm, Disdain guitarist Gunnar Hård af Segerstad etc.
We saw the performaces of Freak Kitchen and Micke "Nord" Andersson. Freak Kitchen played a short 30+ minute set with some old favourites like "Taste My Fist", "Silence" etc., a GREAT set but far too short. No new songs were played as Ia figured they would be Youtubed in only a few hours. Micke did an awesome acoustic set with his interpretations of songs by, for instance JJ Cale. It's interesting to see a performance by somone you know well, have recorded and written with, but never actually seen in this context and with this type of material. Outstanding!
I met up with my friend Anders Thidell at True Temperament who introduced me to his new "invention", the B-tuned True Temperament guitar. Holy crap!!! So heavy!!! They are building one for me "as we speak".
Also met Hasse Danzon (formerly Johansson, singer of Million) who got me involved in their new, and highly interesting, musical site Crank It Up (www.crankitup.se) which will be launched this summer.
Currently listening to:
JESSE JAY JOHNSON - Play That Damn Guitar - Another ace Grooveyard release!
SAGA - The Human Condition - Gotta ger used to the new singer!
IMPELLITTERI - Wicked Maiden - No bad at all!
SLAMER - Nowhere Land - Mike Slamer rules!
TRUCKFIGHTERS - Mania - Swedish stoner