You Know It’s Christmas In A Week And A Day

As I've previously mentioned here, I'm a fan of Swedish pop singer, Magnus Carlsson. With Christmas coming "in a week and a day", this is one of my favourite songs from him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN4wVLgflGo The jolly season is aproaching fast Giving us a reason to be happy at last I just wanna give you The best … Continue reading You Know It’s Christmas In A Week And A Day

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 was in 2009 when I mentioned that... One of my colleagues, half-Australian/half-Swedish, asked me today if I had any Swedish Christmas music … Continue reading Christmas Music and Sweden

Melodifestivalen 2013 #4

"What a bunch of bogans", I thought to myself as I watched how the Swedish public voted in the Heat 4 of Melodifestivalen, the finals which choose the song which represents Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. I had no doubt Ulrik Munther would make it through. He's talented, very popular with teenage girls, is … Continue reading Melodifestivalen 2013 #4

Äntligen! Äntligen!

Gosh, I love the internet. You can lie on your couch in Sydney (as the rain intensifies) and via your television set, be transported across the other side of the world to Sweden and watch the announcement of this year's host of the Eurovision Song Contest. Sweden's hosting this year, by the way, after Loreen … Continue reading Äntligen! Äntligen!