Semi

I’m just silly enough to let inspiration hit when I have one of my busiest work weeks this summer, which in practicality means no sleep. But one of my best piano pieces for the new album (which is closing in on the finish line for the curious one) needs mixing so here I am. Sleep and me will meet sometime next week, I’m not worried.

I don’t have a lot of pics since I tend to go deep when in inspiration mode which means no time for selfies or photos of any kind, but I will leave you with my semicolon ring in support of mental illness everywhere, because, let’s face it, always needed.

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Whatchamadowacky

Working on some live performance loop backgrounds as we speak. Sweden has decided to try on summer once again and yes, I take small walks, but my work ethics are more due to circumstances.

See, I’ve contracted my very first pneumonia, and it’s a strange version of it indeed. I don’t cough, no fever to speak of except for the first few days when I had a bit of a temperature (but not brag worthy)… but my air pipes decided to cramp up! Since I’ve never suffered from asthma or anything like it it caught me and my local GP by surprise. I had to do the works, breathe into a funky machine and get my very first inhaler to take home with me! I just stared at it: “Wow, I’m every clichΓ© nerd in every bad 80’s and 90’s movie out there”.

Yes it helped and yes I’m getting better but my adventures right now are very teeny tiny. Maybe following Sanna out to attend local hangouts in Gothenburg the West Pride Weekend was too much excitement and my body just went; hey, there, small town girl, what the hell do you think you’re doing? Nah, I know.

Still, it’s been a weird few days with the inhaler.

More to come on the loop-the-looping process! πŸ™‚

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She’s giving up.

So my faithful songwriter servant of 15 yrs is giving up. The keyboard I’ve used since I was 18 to write my songs on.Β  I can’t say I’m suprised because it’s a very simple, cheap thang that’s been alive for longer than she should have. But her timing is impeccable. Right when I’m rehearsing for the big show on friday. Oh well, luckily I have alternatives. I’ll probs get a new one this autumn.

In the meantime, here’s a contender for this year’s best animal selfie! πŸ˜€

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Lighter times are coming

While I love the outdoorsy job, it’s getting a bit too much now near the end, I’ll confess. I get up, I go to work, I come home late (double shifts) and work on the music for an hour or two. Sleeeeeep! Things are aching that shouldn’t be aching, my eyes do convey the whole “I’m beginning to feel dead inside” at times (or at lest I feel like they do) and I’ve had the occasional big cry in the bathroom between all the shifts. The big cry lets go of some steam though, so usually I get my energy back. Not entirely bad, possibly human.

In a week or two I’m off and I can really focus. I’ve demanded time off to focus on my gig though, not to worry there. But right now I’m just hugging the cows and pigs and sheep for dear life inbetween it all. Not the wild boars. They ain’t huggy types.

Here’s a hugger I’m very thankful for! πŸ™‚

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Inside and out

OK, so I’ve been outside and enjoyed the weather, but I don’t want to stay in the sun too long, so basically I’ve been alternating between outside fun and inside fun. Working on a song with the words “sister suffragette” in it. Perfect. And of course working on and putting together my up and coming gigs! πŸ˜€

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EQ Festival

I really didn’t know if I would make it. A friend asked me several times and I was like “I don’t think my energy levels are up there”. EQ Festival in Gothenburg. All about inequality in the business. Close to my heart. And I knew the arrangers and several guests. But I just didn’t know if I could physically make it. Then I forgot my mobile phone at work, already halfway there and on my way to Gothenburg. “Screw it, I guess that’s a sign”. Plus really looking forward to talking to people older than 9. I love the kids, I really do, but sometimes I just need to talk to Not-9-year-olds…

Anyways, great discussions, great music. Looking forward to more of this!

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