Mika’s place was visited by some friends this xmas. Hanna with family, giving a dog. And Pia with family, coming with a small xmas tree. Thank you!
Attended a lecture by Olle Tholén, sound designer and film maker, from the film making collective Crazy Pictures here in Norrköping. Truly interesting for a sound and music nerd like me! Taking away a bit of the magic from experiencing the film, “The Unthinkable”/”Den Blomstertid Nu Kommer”, with the behind-the-scenes/production notes.
The annual Depeche Mode Bar by NEMCOM! Taking over Broadway Café, and playing DM all night! Three sets, one ambient/chill, one pure orthodox chronological, and a fictious live performance, mixing live recordings from live albums! We also played a re-run of Joakim Hedström’s “Complete Broadway Mix”, a mashup of 25 minutes made live 2011 at that year’s DMBAR. Very high spirit, and a marathon DJ set of seven hours! Love!
As a means to point to a future direction, I was having a try-out, to record three 25-minute mixes at place in Coffice, Norrköping. A music-for-productivity concept, where you take tasks and divide them into expected 25 minute chunks, time-boxing, and let the music set tempo, focus and energy to your working. Three modes and energies, represented by three out of five artist aliases – #aBreathing (chill/ambient), #aFlow (lounge/deep/dub) and #aPulsation (driving beats/techno). To be published in time!
Yesterday it came into place – our family headstone. I had a strong peak in sorrow pain today. Getting so manifested … We are satisfied with the stone. Pink/black/grey tiger stripey, made of what is called Hallandia. Two bronze birds – one looking down, one looking up. Minimalist text. ABRAHAMSSON. Mika.
In my journey of recovery and rehab, I have much to thank Kundalini Yoga, and NKYC, the center in Norrköping. As a token of gratitude, I helped them out when they were closing their center in Norrköping, in order to focus only on their main one in Söderköping. A quite painful moment, since I remember much of Mika being there as well, playing around, during my work trial/work training year 2017/2018. Thank you Jan and Kathleen, and good luck with the future direction and development!
We visited the grave, Nov 26. It turned out to be the last time with the temporary iron cross with his name. Dark is the sorrow. Green is the hope. Grass growing. Life changing. A day with one of the most tired and exhausted feelings in a very long time. Hence, retrospective blogging.
Before going home, Andy made a Mika Bracelet in the morning. And giving Ture the yorkie a hug!
Thank You Depeche Mode And Anton Corbijn For “Spirits In The Forest”! | #DepecheMode #AntonCorbijn #SpiritsInTheForest
In short: Awesome. Moving. Strong. Instant. Classic! Too many feelings right now. Full story in my future research on music for health! Also – day in honour! – NEMCOM Annual Event Depeche Mode Bar went live today! November 30, 18-01, Café Broadway, Norrköping! See NEMCOM on FB for more details!
When Nadine was here the other week, she made these Moshi. So good! And a great way to celebrate my 1st Kyu in Aikido from yesterday, with this great lovely Japanese treat!
Period. — LONGER STATENENT ON MY INSTAGRAM:
Went thru ALL photos taken with this cellphone today, from February and onwards. The last months with Mika passing by in two hours. A truly exhaustive experience. But my belief is that this is needed to eventually and hopefully reach the final and last phase of the grief process – acceptance. As visiting the grave, daily. And now coming to “mostly daily”. Today added with Japanese Maple Leafs. Feeling that the grief process is catching up on us in one heavy and core aspect – deep exhaustion. So. Boosting and healing! Running yesterday. Kundalini Yoga at the studio tonighr! All…