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!
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!
Before going home, Andy made a Mika Bracelet in the morning. And giving Ture the yorkie a hug!
I was making a roundtrip to Stockholm to celebrate my brother from another mother, Anders “Andy” Sporring, turning 60 years! We went to his daughter Melissa with family in Värmdö, and celebrated with his closest friends and family as well – Mikael, Eric, Jenny and son-in-law with family, and grandchildren. A truly memorable event, ending very very late in the night, with Anders summarizing his life story – so far! I love you Andy!
We attended The City Archive of Norrköping, on Archive’s Day. We saw old photos from our house, and also got the layout from our apartment printed out! Interesting! History nerds, we are.
Mika was growing peppers, and the plant dried out. So did the pepper. We keep it as a memory, besides his “muminflaska”.
This Spring he was featured as an environmental hero, picking up litter on the streets. Now, his story on his passing away, told by Karin in text and voice, in Aftonbladet. Informing about the hell of Aplastic Anemia, and the future foundation in his name, creating awareness of the disease, and fundraising for AA research.