It's time to plant things outside, wear sneakers and sunglasses. This week I went on a four hour trailride in the sunshine, walked to the store without my jacket and planted my seedlings on the balcony.
Spring should be here by now. Instead we have unusually cold weather for the season and the promise of a snowstorm hitting us next week.
I'm done with snow and freezing cold. I want sunshine, sneakers and sunglasses. I want to grow stuff on the balcony, go for rides in the forest and buy produce at the farmer's market.
Ah well. I'm hoping April will be different.
Refused played at KB in Malmö this Thursday. I haven't seen KB this crowded since Patti Smith's gig back in September. Some have called Refused's reunion the sellout tour. Whatever. They killed it and the songs sound so fresh it's hard to believe they are 15 years old.
The moshpit went insane when they started the encore with New Noise.
All photos are taken with a HTC One x phone and edited with instagram. It's amazing what those tiny little cameras can do.
And since I never got around to write a blog post about Patti Smith's amazing gig back in September - here she is.
On Thursday night I attended a brilliant gig at St Gertrud in Malmö. The Light of Day tour raises money to fight Parkinson's disease. Artists like Jesse Malin, Willie Nile and Israel Nash Gripka tour together and perform acoustic and intimate shows, often including local musicians.
My main reason for buying tickets was to see Jesse Malin, but also because my late grandfather suffered from Parkinson's disease.
It was a great night and the format felt like such a treat to both audience and musicians. All singers took turns performing and often jumped in on each others songs to provide backing vocals. I loved the part where Jesse stepped into the crowd "to pray" and sat on the floor next to me as he sang.
Willie Nile played a few new songs which made me look forward to his upcoming album. He is returning to Malmö this summer. The beauty of shows like this is that they expose me to musicians I might never have heard otherwise.
I must have watched P!nk's performance at the American Music Awards at least ten times by now. I just love the acrobatics, the choreography and the art direction. And her dancing partner Colt Prattes is amazing.
I can't imagine the level of fitness it takes to do a routine as demanding as this and sing at the same time.
The performance is based on the music video for Try. I love the visuals in this video - the colours, the use of pigments to highlight the fights and the photography. Director Floria Sigismondi did a great job.
I will never stop telling stories but lately I'm more drawn to images than to words. Maybe it's all the photography I'm doing at work or my instagram addiction that is making me more visual.