Tag Archive: magnus carlsson

Melodifestivalen 2015 #2

I’m quite a fan of the Swedish pop singer, Magnus Carlsson. To be precise, Magnus who was in Swedish pop bands Barbados and Alcazar, not Magnus Carlson (one “s”) who was in Swedish… Continue reading

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Christmas Music and Sweden

Over the last few years I’ve written a couple of blog posts about the proliferation of of “Christmas Music” on the Swedish pop charts at this time of the year. The first post… Continue reading

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Christmas Musik

When it comes to public opinion, “Christmas Music” can be a real conversation divider. There’s a radio discussion forum I participate in , for example, which seems evenly divided at the moment by… Continue reading

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Meeting Magnus

Over the last five years or so I’ve become quite a fan of the Swedish singer, Magnus Carlsson. Not to be confused with Magnus Carlson (one s, not two) from the band, “Weeping… Continue reading

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You know it’s Christmas in a week and a day…

You know it’s christmas in a week and a day and I just can’t figure out what to give away So I just wrap myself in paper for you baby “Wrap myself in… Continue reading

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Disco Ball

I thought for a moment I was in a Swedish disco tonight. I’d just left the Lewisham Hotel which is my regular Wednesday night venue with friends. As I walked towards the bus,… Continue reading

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Gävle och Sandviken

I was almost late for the ABBA tribute concert tonight in Sandviken, near Gavle, north of Uppsala in Sweden. As much as I love ABBA, this wasn’t, however, the attraction to move out… Continue reading

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Artister spelar för livet

My love of Swedish pop music actually predates ABBA. Even though I didn’t know it was Swedish at the time, one of my earliest favourite songs was “Hooked On A Feeling” by the… Continue reading

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Swedish Concerts

There’s a fabulous new clip on Youtube of Helen Sjöholm singing “You Have To Be There” from the musical Kristina. It’s a song I first became aware of in the mid 90s as… Continue reading

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Jul Musik

One of my colleagues, half-Australian/half-Swedish, asked me today if I had any Swedish Christmas music she could borrow. “Of course I do”, I told her, promising to bring some in to work. She… Continue reading

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It’s Christmas in a week and a day…

The jolly season is aproaching fast Giving us a reason to be happy at last I just wanna give you The best that I have got And it’s yours to keep Waiting under… Continue reading

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Best Swedish Christmas Song Ever?

Swedish class was a lot of fun tonight. It’s two weeks since I’ve been due to holidays and just not feeling like it last week, but things still went okay. I was anxious… Continue reading

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Dansbandskampen

So how did I spend my 44th birthday? Well it was a Monday, so I went to work, and dealt with some of the more mundane aspects of my job. And then after… Continue reading

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Loud Headphones

“Oh God, what have I been listening to?” was my response when I realised on the bus tonight the headphone plug on my phone was loose, and that I had been giving everyone… Continue reading

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Love Life by Alcazar

At the risk of boring you with more Swedish pop, here’s min favouriter at the moment. I’ve loved the song for ages, but have only just discovered this clip on the youtube thingy…… Continue reading

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Sunday Before Christmas

It’s Sunday night and I’m having a cup of tea of sorts. Well, not so much a cup of a tea, more a herbal infusion, whatever that means. And even though it’s called… Continue reading

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Almost Swedish

As I walked home tonight past the Goulburn Street Police Centre, I noticed “Mamma Mia” (the movie) was screening in the window of a real estate agent, opposite. “How odd”, I thought to… Continue reading

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Melancholy Baby

I don’t exactly know how it happened, but it’s happened: sometime in the last week or so I became addicted to Swedish pop-jazz-rock group, Bo Kaspers Orkester. This, of course, replaces my previous… Continue reading

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Holiday Soundtrack

You know how when you’re on a holiday you hear a song and it gets stuck in your head? These are the songs for me… They’re either current tracks I’ve heard and have… Continue reading

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Melodifestivalen 2006

It’s Monday night and I’m at home watching my favourite “geeky” television show, Call For Help which screens on the “How To Channel”. Fifteen minutes into the program and they’ve yet to tell… Continue reading

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