lördag 25 juni 2011

UKM and summer!

Hello everyone!

For the last week, I've been busy with "touring" with my band. We've been to the northern-most parts of Sweden, attending and playing on a festival called UKM, Ung Kultur Möts, which translates to Young Culture Gathers. Along with some 60 bands and 25-30 painters/photographers/sculpturers we've presented our material and played an awesome show! We had the honor of ending the festival, kicking several asses and blowing the minds of most of the audience. I was really surprised by the high level of skill all the bands and artists possessed. At the festival, we (the band) visited a couple of workshops and played on the open stage, just jamming along with some of the similar acts. At the workshops we learned knitting (yes, I know, AWESOME!) and building instruments from heaps of junk. We actually made the newspaper with our instruments! Our bassist was also interviewed for a radio show! Ah, the promotion we got...

The theme of the festival was hugs and since the name of my band is Kram! (which translates to hug!) we had a huge group of promoters known as the "Kram-Crew"! Just before we were to go on stage, the Kram-Crew wanted to play a movie as an ending to the festival, but the soundtechnician said he wanted to end with the most energetic band on the festival, so we got the movie, which was about the hugging on the festivail, as a sort of intro-movie, just before us playing. Talk about luck!

Anyhow, I had an awesome time there and I've just started getting back into shape energy-wise.

As for the summer, I'll try to put some more effort into my blogging, aswell as watching star trek: voyager for the 3rd time. Oh! I'll also start to actually practise playing the guitar for once, not just fooling around...

Have a great day!

tisdag 7 juni 2011

Long time, no see

Hey guys!

You can't imagine how stressful my last week has been. I've had reports due to nearly every day, and beeing me means I have to start the very same night...

But tomorrow is graduation day! I'll start off with a guitar lesson and then champagne breakfast in the park, followed by a brunch at my chemistry teachers house (nothing creepy, everyone that graduates from our school is invited). After brunch, we're going back to school to be entertained by acts performed by the other students at LeL. Then to the boring stuff... We'll sit and listen to our new (fourth one in three years) principal telling us we have to be responsible adults... Then! We'll run outside and sing the traditional graduation song, followed by a ride on the back of a truck around town, shouting and singing.

That's pretty much what I'm looking forward to.
How do you celebrate graduation where you are from?

I have some bad news too. Since my band was good enough, we progressed from region finals to national finals (yay, I know)in a youth music and arts competition. Since we're going to play for a couple of days this summer, we have to travel to the city were we're going to play. This trip collides with a festival me and the singer were going to, so we have to sell our tickets and make other arrangements. Metaltown, as the festival is called, is a metal festival spanning over two days, with artists such as System of a Down, Meshuggah, Soilwork, Arch Enemy and so on and so forth. Needless to say; I wanted to go there really bad, but now I have to play at another festival...

I'm pretty much equal in happiness/sadness now.

On another note: We had a weekend of band practise this weekend and we wrote a couple of new songs, so that's awesome, since we don't write very much music.

Any favourite songs of yours that I should listen to?