Saturday, August 25

The Dollyrots

I helped make this record happen by backing the band on kickstarter and now I have the CD, digital download, sticker and my very own love letter from The Dollyrots.

The album is out September 18th and there are some cool preorder packages on the website. Check it out!

My Dollyrots swag.

Thursday, August 23

How I Spent My Summer Vacation, part 2

This is how I spent my summer vacation. Part two includes horses, midnight swimming, rock n roll, sunshine and good food.

Where did that last week go? I guess I spent it sleeping in, reading books, hanging out in the sunshine and going to the stable to ride and hang out with the horses.

 The Headlines at Debaser.

 At the beach.

Late night swim.

Pia and the horses.

 Coffee with Baby Darth.

 Delicious dumplings.

 Salt Mama Bear and DJ Undertaker at Debaser.

 Chocolate covered strawberries for breakfast.

InkFashion Magazine, sunscreen and sunglasses.

Wednesday, August 8

Looking On The Bright Side

When things don't turn out the way I hope or when I just need something that puts a smile on my face I listen to Buck Owens. Straight up, old school country dressed in rhinestone suits by Nudie.

And here's Buck Owen with another favourite country singer of mine, Dwight Yoakam. Buck Owens was a hero and an inspiration to Dwight Yoakam.

Tuesday, August 7

The Headlines

Jake from The Headlines gave me an advance copy of their new album and it's pretty damn sweet. They've changed their sound and this might be the best they've ever sounded. I've been to a lot of their gigs and I've liked them since their basement gig days so that's saying something.

Mandolin and saxophone player CC has left the band and guitarist Peter (When We Fall, Vervain) has joined the line-up. This and the touch of producer Jacob Bredahl has resulted in a rougher and more straightforward punk n roll sound that makes the most of Jake's songwriting. This becomes apparent when listening to the re-recording of Old Town, originally from their 2007 album Plug and play.

My favourite songs on the record are Forever and The Loneliest of Roads. But I feel anything but lonely when I walk around the streets of our town with these songs playing on my phone.

The Headlines. Peter, Jake, Kerry and Peter.

The self titled album is out on September 17th. You can check out two of the songs from the album on Dying Scene.

Check out their previous albums on Spotify.

Monday, August 6

A-bombers Old Style Weekend 2012

Another year, another weekend at Backamo Lägerplats and A-bombers Old Style Weekend. I was there with the HepCat Store crew. We work from 9 am to midnight on Friday and Saturday so it's a pretty intense weekend but it's fun to meet up with friends and fellow traders.

None of us were in the mood for the hillclimb race this year so we checked out Resteröd factory outlet in Ljungskile and went for waffles. I took a few breaks from our booth and managed to check out a few cars, a really wacky hillbilly kustom vehicle and a few minutes of live music this year.

 Setting up the shop in our usual space.

 Visitors and cars at A-bombers.

 Patric from Kustom Kutting gives Rob a haircut. 

 That's a cool bike. 

 Yes boys, that is a nice bike. Can we go and get waffles now?

 Waffle time!


 We packed up our booth at midnight, drove all night and watched the sun come up.

The roadside breakfast of champions.