№ 3 – The Trilogy | #blogg24

One key artist and composer who really got me into electronica, is Jean-Michel Jarre. Unfortunately, I couldn’t attend his concert in Stockholm in October, but I hope he will tour more ahead, watching him another time. For – now he got a reason. He just released his third album in the Oxygène trilogy – yesterday. He celebrates the 40th anniversary of the release of his breakthrough album, Oxygène, from 1976. The idea of the third album is to take the minimalist, ambient style from 1976, to 2016 and play/record it with modern technology. The style is still there, recognizable and…

№ 2 – The Core | #blogg24

Second of 24 postings, counting down to Christmas. The core. The things that defines you. The most important. I feel the core of me will provide itself as themes for some postings ahead, in this little blog challenge of #blogg24. Family.  My everything. I love you. Karin. Mika. Nadine. Soto. Uchi. Deshi. Aikido. An integrated life philosophy, not just a “martial art”. Ai – harmony. Ki – life energy. Do – the way. Practice, and you will learn. Be in the flow of AiKi, and you will find the way to it. Do. With the practice, I keep centered and…

Getting Back To Music? | #blog101 #Music4Health #mixing

Just took a step back to My Element. I’ve been far away from mixing and DJ-ing for quite a while. I recorded three mixes just before Mika was born in May 2015, but was not satisfied with them – too distracted and anxious, knowing our unborn had a heart disease, and so focused on the up-and-coming delivery in Lund, Sweden. During my long rehab, focusing the mantra Daddy Family Together, and the basic rhythms of Sleep-N-Eat in our family, it has taken its time to get back to my beloved music life. I feel I am taking some steps back…

Day 17 in November, Anno Domini 2016 – Enigma New Album, Family Happenings and A Friend’s Birthday | #blog101 #FlowOfLife #Enigma #Family #Annukka

I – Enigmas new album I have praised Enigma as a key part of my musical journey, all categories defined. It stands in its own right as something to always fall back to, in moments of turmoil and passages of joy. In short – it just is. Music for (my!) health, in its very core! I stumbled upon their new single some month ago, connecting the circle some 25 years back, with the new Sadeness II – reflecting back to their breakthrough single Sadeness I, 1990, and taking it to a “now”. And tonight, being quite much offline and not…

Soto Two Years – HOORAY HOORAY HOORAY HOORAY! <3 | #blog101 #SotoTheCat #LoveDeclaration

Soto might be the most perfect family cat ever. She came when she was needed the most in our family. Just some few days before we got to know the diagnosis of Mika’s heart disease during the pregnancy. She helped us cope through those days. And, well, since then, I could count so many times and events, and share so many traits, that makes her just that – The Family Cat! Of course, Uchi and Deshi are perfect family cats as well – three very distinct personalities, helping us out in the highs and lows. I do not have the…

Up and Down and Up and Down And Up … But After All – It’s Friday! | #blog101 #Curated #FridayFlow

Hi, there! Blogging, in times of narrow passages, gets lean and thin. Which trains me to get straight-to-the-point. Read the “meta-data”, read “in-between-the-lines”, read what’s not being shared and said. The space for me, blogging, gets down to almost zero. BUT – I keep my annual challenge, going – one blog post, every day! Towards blog 366 … Ok, sharing some fun and great from the week passing – as well as the loss of a poet and musician who left a very very very great mark in the history of music :*(. 1. xkcd always deliver – quirky humor!…

… and still – All Is Love! | #blog101 #family #picflow

While Little Jinder interpreted Freddie Wadling today on the Swedish  TV show ‘Så Mycket Bättre’, as a way to enforce and induce hope, love and joy … Mika. Love Hero. In Play! Captured by Karin ♡.

Intentions vs Realities | #blog101 #FlowOfLife #MondayMacroscope

In short: Get real. I have practiced the art of complicating it for myself all too long. Enough with that. What has been, and what to become, is only one way to relate to: What was, is not now. And what to become, you do. Yes. Do! IN PROCESS … is to boil down to one-and-one-only to solve the very hard equation to “find your element”, where I unify making a living that harmonizes with what’s important for me (to which you can read in my About Page), at the same time doing stuff that I have space and ability…

Music For The Weekend – Love Public Service! | #blog101 #playlist

Here is a list we follow. P3 is Swedish national radio, and here is their current playlist, which is updated weekly on Fridays. I like it because they are not so fixated with the “top 40” stuff like the commercial channels, which leads to a greater discovery range. Almost 8hrs of music, providing lots of stuff to get in the Shuffle mode. Enjoy!

One Step – Thousand Miles | #blog101 #Curated

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E5%8D%83%E9%87%8C%E4%B9%8B%E8%A1%8C%EF%BC%8C%E5%A7%8B%E6%96%BC%E8%B6%B3%E4%B8%8B#Mandarin Soundtracked – Vanessa Carlton – A Thousand Miles; “On behalf of the Original Artist and the Video Team, I would like to forward some apologies for all the adverts interrupting the cultural experience.” Nah, haven’t met them. Just thinking aloud, an imagination. The Spotify Experience is here. The embed of Spotify into WordPress, not working, right now. Feels like The ‘Music’ is trapped within ‘Systems’ not nurturing ‘Humanity’! Or? [END OF CURATION OF CONTENT] Living the Quote, above. Next step: Dinner! TTYL.  

Musical Memories | #blog101 #Music4Health #DayPlayList 

If I step into the flow to give you the full story of primary associations to all the tunes here, it would take too much of my writing energy and your reading focus. Where I guess it takes energy to focus, right? Well, straight to the point. Punch line. The tune ending this playlist, is in fact one of my first identified ‘musical memories’, where I remember artist and title of the song. Sliding back the timeline of my life, I was around seven years old or so, in 1974, and I tuned in to Radio Luxemburg on our kitchen…