27 Dec 2004

P, C & C have a party in their heads (I): new plans, good plans

The year ends and we can remember some old news related to Per Gessle, Clarence Öfwerman and Christoffer Lundquist.

The huge event was Gyllene Tider’s recording of a new album and 25th anniversary tour. This long-awaited reunion took Sweden by storm. Almost half a million people saw the boys back on stage, performing their evergreen songs to sold-out arenas and a multitude of new fans.

In October, Per received “Lyricist and/or Composer of the year” award at the Musikförläggarnas Pris (Music Publishers’ Prize) and “Best Nordic Male Artist” at the first Swedish version of Kids Choice Awards. Later that month Gyllene Tider won a Nordic Music Award as the “Best Swedish artist” and Per was awarded by the Swedish Performing Rights Society (STIM) with a platinum STIM Guitar award for his career. According to Visa Kopu, from TDR, "probably the only award Per didn’t win this year was the “Halland Resident of All Time,” which went to “Beda Hallberg, the woman who came up with the idea almost a hundred years ago of selling small paper flowers on May Day to raise funds to fight tuberculosis.” I guess selling paper flowers to fight tuberculosis does beat selling Gyllene Tider DVDs to buy a new Ferrari."

During the last months, a new records company has been created in Sweden. The members of the project are well-known by LJdM: Christoffer Lundquist, David Birde, Jens Jansson (Brainpool), Magnus Börjeson and Anders Mildner (Beagle). They are trying to release digital music. We will have more news very soon. They could have their own website in Spring 2005. The first album by this record company was Brainpool's rock opera Junk, premiered in August.

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Per Gessle has said in interviews with the Swedish press that he is tired and will release new solo material in 2006, but he told The Daily Roxette “there will be an album in 2005” because he just can’t rest. In fact, since a few days, P, C & C are in the Aerosol Grey Machine Studios again recording some new songs, probably in English.

He-he-hey!!! Just a quickie from jolly Halmstad to wish y’all a splendid 2005!! 2004 made us very happy indeed with a great album from Marie as well as a quite successful album/tour from the old fellas in GeeTee. You can always rely on homecooking! Hope all of you are making progress in life’s neverending goobledegook and that we might bump into each other some day soon. Who knows what 2005 will bring? Lots of luv and happiness from

P.H. Gezzle

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