23 Sep 2004

Sandy Mouche's White Lucky Dragon (II): Released in Japan, 2004.09.23

White Lucky Dragon
(released in Japan 2004 · 09 · 23 by Philter Records)

Japan-version of the White Lucky Dragon album also includes two extra songs:

14. Mother (Helena, Martinique)
Helena's comment: “Martinique made the chorus and I made the verse. My mother has always supported me with a firm hand. She never overprotected me, she always trusted me. And if I did wrong, she just showed me how to make it right again! I love her and I am happy that she knows how to accept it. ”

15. New York (Helena, Martinique)
Martinique's comment: “Danyal fell in love with a girl. The only problem was that she lived in Paris and he in Malmö.”

Sandy Mouche
"Sandy" - Sandy Mouche

20 Sep 2004

Sandy Mouche's White Lucky Dragon (I): Released in Sweden, 2004.09.20

White Lucky Dragon
(released in Sweden 2004 · 09 · 20 by Magpie)

" “Sandy Mouche went to Christoffer Lundquist in Vollsjo to record their debut album. I took place between late summer 2003 and spring 2004. 15 songs were recorded (two of those is only available on the Japan-version). We loved to be in the studio with Christoffer and are very pleased with the album. It's a warm sound (only analog equipment) and Christoffer helped us doing the best we could. Thanks!.” "

01. Sandy Mouche (Helena, Martinique)
Helena's comment: “I had the verse in my notebook and then Martinique just spat out the chorus! It became a sweet popsong! It is a manual of how to spend one of all the rainy days in a great way. ”

02. Cloette (Helena, Martinique)
Martinique's comment: “Cloette's best friend is in love with her but she doesn't know it yet. ”

03. Cherry Pie (Helena)
Helena's Comment: “I'd do anything to travel into the past. Just to visit one day of every year of Martinique's life since he was born! Unfortunately, I do not know how to. But if I was the moon, I could have touched his face with my light through all times, and I would see him as a child- he must have been a wonderful one! ”

04. Executioner (Martinique)
Martinique's comment: “For a long time I had a big stone in my chest. A girl that I adore helped me throw it away and Executioner was born. This was the last song written to the WLD album. ”

05. White lucky dragon (Helena)
Helena's comment: “I made this one a few weeks before I was married, in the summer of 2003. My husband-to-be had a big stone in his heart that I didn't know of. It was so heavy it almost tipped us over. But love conquers all you know! And we smashed the stone between us until it cracked into dust, and so far no new stones have come. ”

06. Matador (Helena, Martinique)
Martinique's comment: “We don't like bullfighting.

07. Le rat blanc (Helena, Martinique)
Helena's comment: [i] “Martinique and I went into a pet shop and the birds were screaming, it sounded like crying. Maybe because there wasn't enough space in the cages, and maybe they felt homesick. A couple bought a rat, but they didn't like the white one. ”

08. Formule 1 (Helena)
Helena's comment: “Sometimes Martinique worked the night shift at the printing press, where he's been the last three years. He made milk- and juice cartons. His working mates joked and said that he wasn't always present even though his body was there- one of the things I imagine him doing is dreaming about the Formel 1 cars he wishes to drive, instead of the machine. In the chorus we find him walking home at dawn. He wears his new Formel 1 shoes, they are red like real love. All the birds sing a heavenly song in the silent air around him. ”

09. Neons (Martinique)
Martinique's comment: “I wanted to write a song with a groove so first I came up with the rhythm guitar and the rest just followed. ”

10. C'est pas juste (Helena, Martinique)
Martinique's comment: “One of the early sandy songs. It makes me dance every time. ”

11. A Year (Helena, Martinique)
Martinique's comment: “I wrote it 3 years ago on a Roland Juno 60 synthesizer. This was the song I made Per and Helena listen to during a trip to Greece. It became the first Sandy Mouche song and it's about living like there was no tomorrow. ”

12. Papillon (Helena, Martinique)
Helena's comment: “This is about how I try to ignore my dad's worried face- he is afraid I won't survive in this tough world, as a musician. I got my passion for music through my mum, but my stubbornness comes from him- and it's an extremely tough combination to break! Maybe he just doesn't know me? Because if he did, he wouldn't waste so much time trying to stop me. ”

13. Notes & Bills (Helena, Martinique)
Helena's comment: “This song was born after a drive when I heard a r'n'b tune on the radio. Martinique wrote the cosy bridge. It is often like that, I know I want to sing and record but there is a big gloomy pile of everyday musts and useless words between me and the future dream. I just want to ignore the pile but it's hard. This song helps me sink into the dark red velvet sofa which is the gravelled road to the Sandy Mouche village. ”
Sandy Mouche
"Sandy" - Sandy Mouche

17 Sep 2004

P, C & C find GT's five errors and Brainpool's long-running soap opera (VIII): Johnny Ramone loses his battle against cancer

According to TDR, Johnny Ramone, the guitarist of the influencial 70’s punk band The Ramones, died Wednesday afternoon at the age of 55. His wife and Red Hot Chilli Pepper’s John Fuschiante were at his bedside when he died.

John Cummings (his real name) had suffered from prostate cancer for five years. He is the third founding member of the band to pass away. Singer Joey Ramone died in 2001 of lymphatic cancer and bassist Dee Dee Ramone died of a drug overdose the following year.

Per Gessle is a big fan of the Ramones: he released a cover version of the Ramones’s hit “I Want To Be Your Boyfriend” a couple of years ago with Clarence Öfwerman, Christoffer Lundquist and Jens Jansson. One of the new songs of the last album of Gyllene Tider was also an homage to The Ramones: Ande i en flaska (Gabba gabba gabba come on come on karma karma).

14 Sep 2004

Sandy Mouche is looking for a White Lucky Dragon (III): Fans waiting for the new album

Sandy Mouche are releasing their debut album "White Lucky Dragon" on the 20th of september! (For the peeps that go blank now...Sandy Mouche is the band in which Helena Josefsson is singing) . The album is recorded in the now famous Aerosol Grey Machine studio, owned by Christoffer Lundquist who also produced the album together with Sandy Mouche.

They have completely renewed their website, http://www.sandymouche.com/, really nice stuff there! Have just listened to a couple of songs and seen some video material and have to say that I can't wait for the album...really like it! The pictures section has some pix of the recording sessions as well...

Saar (aka Sarah den Rara),
from Alkmaar, Netherlands

I´ll order the Sandy Mouche album too! Can´t wait to hear it! For those who want to spend some more money: There´ll be a Sandy Mouche Tour in November! I´m thinking of going to one concert!

Nicole Breuer - HJ Official Forum

Oh my, have seen this only now and OF COURSE I'm gonna get the album. Can't wait. And HOW I wish for a tiny little Sandy Mouche concert in November, in Malmö, on a Saturday...

Heike Lohrengel - HJ Official Forum

Hej SM! =)) I'm so happy to hear about your album is released at last! Can't wait to hear that beautiful voice we've heard on Gessle's Mazarin Sommarturne! =)) Helena, you're great!!!!!! =)) Your Russian fan, Ilia

Ilya Volkov -(a.k.a. Kreecher)- Roxette House