Tuesday 30 June 2009

Alasdair Roberts - River Rhine

Alasdair Roberts is a Scottish folk musician.
Roberts was born in Swabia, Germany, the son of former folk guitarist Alan Roberts. In 1994 he formed 'Appendix Out' with school friends Dave Elcock and Kenny McBride and started playing small venues. Roberts recorded his first solo album, The Crook Of My Arm. This album consisted almost entirely of solo vocals and guitar. He has also collaborated with friends and label-mates Will Oldham and Jason Molina, both playing on their albums and on the one-off album, Amalgamated Sons Of Rest. He also played hurdy-gurdy on the soundtrack of the 2003 film Young Adam. This was later released under the title Lead Us Not Into Temptation by David Byrne. Roberts is noted for both his own compositions and recitations of traditional songs, including on his album of traditional death ballads.


Monday 29 June 2009

Bunny Wailer - Blackheart Man

Bunny Wailer, also known as Bunny Livingston born April 10, 1947, Jamaica, is a singer songwriter and percussionist and was an original member of reggae group The Wailers along with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. He is widely regarded as a musical legend and is considered one of the longtime standard bearers of reggae music. He has been named by Newsweek as one of the three most important musicians in world music.

Last friday did Bunny entred the stage at Gröna Lund, it was 32 yrs ago he was on the same stage with the Bob Marley and the Wailers and he is the only living member from that time. The concert was marvelous, he shows the audience that he still is going strong and can deliver great tunes from the wailers catalog and his own.
Got a nice bunch of good pictures but i havent got time to go thru them yet.

Anyway, todays tune is when Bunny Wailer sings Blackheart Man at the Madison square Garden the 16 July 1986. Enjoy!

Sunday 28 June 2009

M. Ward - Chinese Translation

Matthew Stephen Ward, known by his stage name M. Ward, is a singer-songwriter, plays both guitar and piano.
M. Ward played gave a almost soldout show @ Debaser Medis/Stockholm Sweden a few days back. The show was nice, to be onest i never expected this, it was pretty good.
They guys played great and it was a nice mix between Rock n' Roll, Country, Singer Songwriter music.
Todays tune is the opening tune from this show and its called "Chinese Translation"
and its taken from his fifth studio album Post-War. It was released on August 22, 2006


More info @ M. Ward's homepage or M. Ward official Myspace page

Saturday 27 June 2009

Thåström - Keops Pyramid

This week have been a busy week with music. Many of the Swedish acts are pepering for the summer tour. Acts like Thåström, Benny Andersson Orkester, Thomas Ledin, Lars Winnerbäck, Lena & Orup and list can be even longer.
Also had some time to see some shows this week and some of it will be publish here.
First of all i wanted to start with a guy that i really like alot.
And i probebly will see his show next friday if something dosent come inbetween.

Todays tune is Keops Pyramid and it's a song that is written by Mikael Wiehe, member of the Swedish Proggband Hoola Bandoola Band who recorded the tune for the album Vem kan man lita på? (Who can you trust?) 1972.


Friday 26 June 2009

Michael Jackson - They Don't Care About Us

A great man have left his body....

I dont care of all the bad things thats been said about him,
I dont care
I dont care!!!!!


Goodbye Michael!
And welcome back another time and another place!

Love u!


Thursday 25 June 2009

Morrissey - Irish Blood, English Heart

Moz did a gig at Hovet in Stockholm last night.

His lights was marvelous and his crew were great!!
A bunch of happy and mad dudes had a lot of fun, so thank you!

Morrissey has been vegetarian since he was 11 years old. Morrissey explained his vegetarianism by saying "If you love animals, obviously it doesn't make sense to hurt them", so no meat was served in the whole Hovet.

He became 50 years old in may this year.
The Swedish newspaper write of him as a livin legend.
Morrissey has always been politically outspoken, as well as
what he thinks of fellow artists.

For those who likes him enjoy this one.


Wednesday 24 June 2009

Within Temptation - The Howling

This is a very good band that comes from the Netherlands.

The band was founded in 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt.[1] Their music is described as symphonic metal,[2][3] gothic metal and gothic rock, that really talkes to me.

They produced 4 albums and then 2008 they came out with a live album called Black Symphony. This tube comes from the album The heart of everything that came out 2007.

It was written as a promotional song for The Chronicles of Spellborn, along with "Sounds of Freedom". "The Howling" was used in an online trailer for the game.

Enjoy !

Hugs, Thetania

Tuesday 23 June 2009

Lenny Kravitz - Fly Away

Its my birthday today so I guess ill choose what I want...


Cheers Thetania

Monday 22 June 2009

Ministry - What A Wonderful World

The Last Sucker is the eleventh studio album by industrial metal band Ministry, released in 2007 through 13th Planet Records.

Ministry's farewell tour, the "C-U-LaTour", started its North American leg on March 26, 2008 with Meshuggah performing as special guests and Hemlock as an opening act. The final date on their farewell tour was at the Tripod in Dublin, Ireland on 18 July 2008. During the performance, Jourgensen repeatedly reaffirmed that it would indeed be the last ever Ministry show. Due to a large demand for tickets, an extra gig was added at the Tripod on 19 July 2008. The band again played to a full house. It was clear that the band were not expecting so much support, as the merchandise stall was sold out before the gig even got under way. Ministry's final song at this show (and ostensibly their last ever live performance) was a rendition of their cover version of "What a Wonderful World".
And is a song by Bob Thiele, George David Weiss, and George Douglas.
The song was first recorded by Louis Armstrong and released as a single in 1968.


Sunday 21 June 2009

Ministry - Jesus Built My Hotrod

Ministry was an American industrial metal band founded by frontman Al Jourgensen in 1981. Originally a synthpop outfit, Ministry changed its style to industrial metal in the late 1980s. Ministrys most successful album was Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs (1992). Al Jourgensen decided to retire the band as of 2008.
Todays tune is "Jesus Built My Hotrod" and its taken from Psalm 69 and was one of the band's most popular song.
The track features a driving beat and speed metal guitar work backing Butthole Surfers' Gibby Haynes gonzo vocal stylings.

The song was released a little more than half a year before it appeared on the album.
Some of the vocal samples are from movies, including Brad Dourif in Wise Blood, and Dennis Hopper in Blue Velvet.

More Info @ Official site

Saturday 20 June 2009

Lizetteand - Strong Enough

Here is the Marvelous woman again ..
She DID it again.
A new video with a strong message!

Lizetteand just finished a new song and a Video, Sofia u did a great job even if I couldnt see me in it :p Ahwell I did see Stones, hansome man.
Im suprised how cool mixed it is!

This band comes partly from Eskilstuna and Stockholm..hm did I miss anyone?
there is some swell new guys to the band that im not that familary with, forgive me for that.

Just listen and move with it !!!


Love, Thetania

Friday 19 June 2009

Emil i Lönneberga - Idas Sommarvisa

Ida Sings her SummerSong, you realy gets the feling of summer by watcing this video.
From "Emil Och Griseknoen.

Happy Midsummer to you all!

Midsummer may simply refer to the period of time centered upon the summer solstice, but more often refers to specific European celebrations that accompany the actual solstice, or that take place around the 24th of June and the preceding evening. The exact dates vary between cultures.

More information about the Swedish Midsummer celebration.

Thursday 18 June 2009

Tim Lothar - Easy Baby

Tim Lothar, born in Denmark in 1968, started his musical career as a drummer.
He played all over Europe with his band ”Lightnin’ Moe”

Five years ago, after 25 years behind his drum kit, Tim Lothar began to explore the
classic American Delta Blues and started with singing and playing acoustic guitar.

With an indisputable talent and great musical insight Tim began a whole new career as a solo performer. He released his debut-CD, ”Cut To The Bone” in 2006.

Leading British magazine Blues Matters wrote this: ”Tim Lothar’s own songwriting is so good, you have to read the credits to discover whether a song is an original or yet another from Sleepy John Estes or Charley Patton”.

More info @ Tim Lothars Website or at his MySpace

Wednesday 17 June 2009

Candlebox - Its alright

Candlebox is a Rock band from Seattle, Washington. Formed in November 1991.
Candlebox self-titled debut was released in 1993 and sold more than 4 million copies. Their follow-up album, Lucy, was certified gold in 1996. Candlebox was the first successful act on Madonna's Maverick Records.
Candlebox is known for an explosive live show and throughout their career, they have toured with such bands as Living Colour, The Flaming Lips, Our Lady Peace, Rush, Henry Rollins, Aerosmith, Godsmack, and Metallica.
They are best known for the singles "Change," "You," "Far Behind," and "Simple Lessons."
Members are:
Kevin Martin - vocals, guitar
Peter Klett - guitar
Scott Mercado - drums (1991-1997, 2006-present)
Adam Kury - bass (2007-present)
Sean Hennesey - rhythm guitar - (2006-present)

Todays tune is from Happy Pills, its the third album by Candlebox

Candlebox , Its alright

The band originally went by the name Uncle Duke; they later changed their name purportedly as a tribute to the Midnight Oil song "Tin Legs and Tin Mines" which contained the line "boxed in like candles".

More info @ Official Candlebox Website or @ Candlebox at MySpace

Tuesday 16 June 2009

The (International) Noise Conspiracy - Up for Sale

The (I)nc - Day 5

Many pictures were taken during the gig days and also after and b4 here is potpourri
of day 5-8 They builded the whole thing a week b4.

I have choosen one more band from this festival and that is The Int. Noice Conspiracy
The (International) Noise Conspiracy is a rock band formed in Sweden in the late months of 1998 and its deriving from at least 4 other bands sutch as "Totalt Jävla Mörker" "Separation", "Saidiwas", and "Doughnuts"

Enjoy them all :)

Cheers, Thetania

Load In Stage 1 - Day 4

Stage 3 - Day 4

Neil Young Stage Set - Day 5

Persons Pack - Day 5

Nick Cave (Last Show) - Day 6

After - Day 8

Monday 15 June 2009

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Hey Hey, My My

His name is Neil Percival Young, He was born in the english part of Canada 1945.
His lyrics are really deep and have a message.

He is not only playing the gitarr he plays Piano and the harmonica, and thats cool!
What you might not know about this man is that he have directed or codirected a number of films under the name Bernard Shakey.

In 2009, He was nominated for a Grammy for Best Solo Rock Vocal performance.
And thats a honored nomination!

He rocked and gived all to his audience that came on the
"Where the action is" festival.
We love u NEIL!!

Here is one of his known tunes that he playd last friday.

Enjoy people

So long, Thetania

Sunday 14 June 2009

Neil Young And Led Zeppelin - When the levee Breaks

A guy came along Stockholm last friday, I wanted to show u a song that he preformed
on that special night..but i found this..Me and Stones big favorites.

The guy is Mr Neil Young!
Ill give u this today and then tomorrow Ill find some song from friday night :)

Enjoy sooo much Dudes and Dudettes!


Saturday 13 June 2009

Joshua Radin - Nowhere To Go

Second day at Where the action is..It rained all day.. very weet.

I was standing as a security and I missed this guy/girl who filmed this guy,
Now im pretty cool with it :D
Never heard of Joshua b4 but he do have a good voice and a great tune.

He started his artistic business at early age with music, art and acting.
Growed up in Ohio.

He recorded a demotape with his song "Winter" and when a close friend, actor/filmmaker Zach Braff, heard the demo, he was immediately interested and featured the song on his show Scrubs in the episode "My Screw Up" in early 2004

After that he made severals of preformance in tv shows, He done 2 albums.

Im gonna play for u a new song he wrote.

Enjoy People!!

Love Thetania

Friday 12 June 2009

Seasick Steve - Hobo Low

This Marvelous guy from Missisippi plays blues like no white I ever heard nor seen.

He came to Stockholm at a rainy "Where the action is" but it cleared up and all of us could totally enjoy this great music.

With his bottle of whine he came into the backstage area with a smile on his face!
Damn he plays good!



Thursday 11 June 2009

The Pretenders - Creep

The first day of the "Where the action is" Tomorrow..
Then there will be a very very Cool lady Named Chrissie Hynde
with the her band "The Pretenders" They will play at the Mirror stage.

Here is pictures from Day 3.
Both High Voltage and The Mirror Stage is on place and the area is starting to look like a festival.

This Lady comes from Ohio, US and has a very special voice,
I wanted to share with u all a nice video.


Hugs Thetania

Wednesday 10 June 2009

Nick Cave - Bring It On

Nicholas Edward Cave (born 22 September 1957 in Warracknabeal, Victoria, Australia) is an Australian musician, songwriter, author, screenwriter, painter, and occasional actor. He is best known for his work in the rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Nick will be playing on WTAi as the ending act on Saturday.
Here is a great tune from Nick, Enjoy!

Here is pictures from Day 2 (Yesterday)

More info about Nick:

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds official website or @ MySpace

Tuesday 9 June 2009

Pixies - Debaser

Pixies are an American rock band that formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1986.
The band disbanded in 1993, but reunited in 2004.
Black Francis, Joey Santiago, Kim Deal, and David Lovering have been the band members since the start.

The Pixies' style of alternative rock music is heavily influenced by punk and surf rock, and while highly melodic.

The Pixies is one of the bands that will be playing at the Festival called "Where the action is" that is held this weekend at Stora Skuggan/Stockholm were im working.

So this week will be dedicated to WTAI.
First out is Pixies that will be playing on friday at this festival.
I will also give you a little view how the festival will grow with a few snapshots from the area.
This is from yesterday, Day 1

More fun tomorrow.

Artists and days of gig.

Friday 12 june
Neil Young and his Electric Band
The Pretenders
Seasick Steve
Olle Ljungström
Miss Li
Florence Valentin
Perssons Pack
Adiam Dymott
The (International) Noise Conspiracy
Cristopher Sander

Saturday 13 june
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
The Magic Numbers
Fever Ray
Joshua Radin
Jenny Wilson
Markus Krunegård
Jonathan Johansson
Asha Ali
Hello Saferide
Tiger Lou
El Perro Del Mar
Loney Dear

More info about Pixies 4AD site or @ MySpace

More info about Where the action is

Monday 8 June 2009

Bruce Springsteen - Badlands

Sunday was the last and 3rd night/show with Bruce in Stockholm. The show was great, loads of tunes spinning over his career as an artist. Bruce was really in a good mood and did make the best of things.

We end this Bruce cavalcade with "Badlands"
Got a picture of the stage view.

Sunday 7 June 2009

Alborosie - Kingston Town

Alborosie, born Alberto D'Ascola 1977, is a reggae artist born in Sicily, Italy, but now residing in Kingston, Jamaica.
His musical career began in the reggae group Reggae National Tickets, but in 2001 Alborosie decided to try a solo career. He moved to Jamaica to be close to reggae music's roots and rastafari culture. His biggest hits are Kingston Town and Herbalist. He has also worked with artists like Gentleman and Shakira. His first solo album is called Soul Pirate.
But he also will release one album this year called "Escape From Babylon" it should hit the store at the 15th of June
Yesterday Alborosie performed @ Tyrol/Stockholm Sweden, this was the 3rd show of his 9 weeks of tour.
He was really in a happy mood and good a great connection with the audience.
He did tell some great stories in between the tunes one was about a Mama that didn't like him as he had dreads :)

Had my pocket camera with me this time so i got a picture from the show.

Todays tune is one of his biggest one, enjoy it!

More info @ Alborosies MySpace

Saturday 6 June 2009

Nils Lofgren - Keith Don't Go

As Bruce has a day off today i believe it would be nice to bring forward one of the E Street Band member.
Nils Hilmer Lofgren is an American rock music singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.
Lofgren was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1951 to Swedish/Italian parents.
Famous as a solo artist, he has marked 25 years as a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band as well as a former member of Crazy Horse.

Todays tune is a nice version of one of his biggest tunes Keith Don't Go filmed @ Copley Plaza Boston, MA 6/3/93

More info @ Nils Lofgrens website

Friday 5 June 2009

Bruce Springsteen - Dancing in the dark

Bruuuuce week !!!
This is a groovy summer song, atleast for me!

He got a very nice recension in the newspaper here in Stockholm for the concert he gave yesterday, he is playing today and on Sunday.

We are going to look at him on sunday thats gonna be awesome!


Love Thetania

Thursday 4 June 2009

Bruce Springsteen - If I Should Fall Behind

Second day with Bruce, todays tune is a track that first got released on Lucky Town back in 92'
Lucky Town is the tenth studio album by Bruce. This album was co-released on the same day as Human Touch.


When Springsteen was working on Human Touch, he was intending to release the album sometime in 1990, but the project took him longer than he thought. He shelved the project in early 1991 and came back to it in September of the same year. He was intending to make one more song for the album, but he ended up making ten new songs, which wound up making a whole new album. Once he completed Lucky Town, he decided to release both albums at the same time.

This video is just great when the hole e-street band is on vocal, just enjoy it!

Wednesday 3 June 2009

Bruce Springsteen - Fire

Bruce is back in town for 3 shows @ Stockholms Stadion.
The building of the area and the stage started already 2 days ago.
Bruce will perfom tomorrow, friday and sunday and having a day off with some activitys on saturday. This time he has his E-Street Band with both his wife and Nils Lofgren. So for some days we will celebrate the Boss with some tunes here @ Tune Of The Day even if im not a big fan of the guy but the hole town has Bruce fever atm. Its a pity that i forgot the camera yesterday else i could have shown some pictures from the area and stage, well perhaps in the end of this week.

Todays tune "Fire" is a song written by Bruce and originally intended for use by Elvis Presley. It was recorded first by Robert Gordon during 1978, and he received some modest album-oriented rock radio broadcasting with it.

It was then recorded and released by The Pointer Sisters later during 1978, and they gained a major success from it.

Springsteen release his own recording of the song on his 1986 Live/1975-85 album, which contains his (edited version) December 16, 1978 performance.

A cover version of "Fire" was recorded by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Des'ree for the soundtrack of the 1998 motion picture Hav Plenty.

Cher performed the song on the "Love Hurts Tour" in 1992.

More Bruce stuff tomorrow.

Tuesday 2 June 2009

Dream Theater - The Dark Eternal Night

Here s one of my favorites, Dream Theater.
Its a very educated band, and won many awards for being so
proffessional in technically view.

They started in 1985 in Boston.
Their latest album that they released this year is "Black Clouds & Silver Linings"
Now that is something!!!

This tune comes from the album "Systematic Chaos" that was done in 2007,
both James LaBrie and Mike Portnoy do contributing vocals.
It sounds pretty cool.

Enjoy Folks!

Love Thetania

Monday 1 June 2009

The Quireboys - Tears in Heaven

The Quireboys are an English hard rock band formed in 1984 in London, England, with strong ties to Newcastle.
In the United States they were known as the London Quireboys.
The band were successful during the late 1980s and early 1990s, with their debut album "A Bit of What You Fancy".
In 1993, the Quireboys broke up but briefly reformed live in 1995 with different members. A more permanent reformation came in 2001 when front man Spike, guitarist Guy Griffin and bassist Nigel Mogg put together a new line-up. The band is still active, recording new material and playing live.
In Maj 2008 The Quireboys released their long awaited album "Homewreckers & Heartbreakers" on the Jerkin Crocus label.

Todays tune is a nice cover of Eric Claptons "Tears in Heaven" and its a charity single release in 2006

More info @ Official Quireboys Homepage or @ Quireboys MySpace
Art made by : Twinkle Troughton