28 Dec 2007

The DollyCamp (IV): A night with Dusty Springfield

Debaser, Malmö 2007/12/28 - www.debaser.nu
En afton med: Dusty Springfield!

Debaser Malmö has payed homage to Dusty Springfield.

Dusty Springfield (April 16, 1939–March 2, 1999) was a popular British singer whose career spanned four decades (1959-1995). She achieved her most notable success during the 1960s, with a successful comeback in the late 1980s. Her most famous hits are:
"I only want to be with you" (1959), "Wishin' and Hopin'" (1964), "I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself" (1964), "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" (1966), "Son of a Preacher Man" (1969) and "What have I done to deserve this?" (1987).

Titiyo, Niclas Frisk (from Atomism Swing), Nina Persson (from The Cardigans), Per Sunding (from Eggstone), Motoboy and Helena Josefsson have taken part in the concert. It also features Magnus Sveningsson
(Righteous Boy, The Cardigans) on bass, Nathan Larson on guitar, Patrik Bartosch (Eggstone) on keyboards and the strings of Aftonorkesten.

2007.12.28 EN AFTON med DUSTY SPRINGFIELD - Debaser, Malmö - 3

"En afton med ..." is a project by Debaser Malmö, SVT and Monbio. www.enafton.com

Before the concert, people could watch Definitely Dusty, a documentary that includes the duo Dusty Springfield + Aretha Franklin in Stockholm gig (1968). And after the show the DJs Magnus Sveningsson and Johan Tholson played some dance music inspired in Dusty's hits.

2007.12.28 EN AFTON med DUSTY SPRINGFIELD - Debaser, Malmö - 1

Sara Berg, from Sydsvenskan, interviewed Helena Josefsson about being Dusty for a night. Helena Josefsson chose "Look of love", the notable Bacharach-David composition, for the 1967 spoof Bond movie Casino Royale. Helena also loves another Dusty's cover: Breakfast in bed (1969). Helena says that she would like to cover Nick Drake, Kate Bush and Michael Jackson too. According to herself, an hypothetic "night with Helena Josefsson" would include music covers (like bizarre rap versions of her songs played by Timbuktu), coloured scenography, dance improvisation and ... many cakes!.

2007.12.28 EN AFTON med DUSTY SPRINGFIELD - Debaser, Malmö - by Martin Lindeborg

LJdM has found a video from the show. Titiyo introduces Moto boy, that plays "You don't have to say you love me". After the song, you can see all the artists that have taken part. Helena wears a beautiful red dress.

Ola, a nice fan of the Cardigans, wrote a very interesting review in his blog.

Probably few music is so wonderful as old recordings by Dusty Springfield. Once a month Debaser, a night club in Malmö, dedicates a night to a famous artist: in October, we had "A night with Velvet Underground" and in November it was "A night with Joni Mitchell". Tonight it is a night with Dusty. I went with Emma and Kristian. Debaser was full with approx. 500 persons as audience. The film about Dusty's life was nice. After it, the concert began. The Aftonorkestern ( with Particle Bartosch from Eggstone on keyboards), the Duncankvartetten , musicians from the band Damm! and four backgroundsingers appeared on scene. Then all the artists played. I would mention Moto Boy's and Nina Persson's versions. Nina was especially handsome tonight. The DJs session with music by Donny Hathaway, Sammy Davis Jr or Ronettes was a good ending for an intense concert. In February we'll have "A night with Blondie".

Moto Boy - If You Go Away (Ne Me Quitte Pas)

Nina Persson - The Windmills Of Your Mind

Niklas Frisk - Just A Little Lovin'

Per Sunding - Anyone Who Had a Heart

Moto Boy - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me

Go to En afton med Dusty to hear the different songs from the Dusty Springfield tribute! (28.12.2007). You will find all the performances under "videos".
Helena Josefsson (Sandy Mouche)

The Look of Love - En afton med Dusty

Breakfast in bed - En afton med Dusty

Have you ever tried Dusty Springfield? She has one of the very few feminine voices that I could listen to all day long. So emotional, so sensual, so heavy. With "Anyone Who Had a Heart", "You Don't Own Me","Yesterday When I Was Young", "In Private", and, of course, the splendid "The Look of Love" I have good reason to rely on her.

Adela Toplean - A_T_ blog

27 Dec 2007

Sandy Mouche's rehearsals and recordings for a new album (VII): Sandy Christmas

Today was the 5th day in the studio. We started working on a song that I had written for my solo project at first but after trying it with Sandy Mouche it finally fell in to place. It´s an arena song. It´s almost impossible to play this one on a small stage. It could work but its real environment is on the big arenas. The first acoustic guitar was recorded here and after a few different angles on the mic plus a line in we found the sound we were looking for. We used the Akg mic here and Per Blomgren´s "Runesson" guitar and quite frankly we were amazed by the result. Since this is our first album that we record on our own we discover new things and sounds every session. It´s nice. This song is only about three minutes long and built like a mountain, you climb and climb all the way to the top and then you take the big leap from the cliff ledge...

Sandy Mouche - Spiderweb suit (New York Waiting OST)

Played by the Swedish band Sandy Mouche (vocals and lyrics by Helena Josefsson). This song is included in the album Sandy Mouche ... and poems for the unborn (2006) and in the film New York Waiting.


25 Dec 2007

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and a happy new year!!!
I hope your christmas will be, it not white, cosy and full of rest and laughter! And that your 2008 will be filled with a lot of love and wishes that come true!

I have been recording so many demos now and I just can´t stop, I enjoy it so much-but now my throat is so tired that I have to make chrstmas food and candy, that is fun too :o)

Here comes a christmas-hug from me to you!
Helena Josefsson (Sandy Mouche)
Helena Josefsson - H.J.

Idag hade Hella o Martin öppet hus i sin nya lägenhet :D

Hanna Josefsson, from Malmö, SE

En Händig Man - River

So it's Christmas again... a year older, a year wiser... along with the truthserum: The 'En händig man'-project lives on another while with the unassuming but fresh medody 'Pratar med min m&ssa' ('Talking To My Cap') which together with Son Of A Plumber's unexpected spy-alarm 'Shopping With Mother' has become a 4-track single ('Pratar med min müsli [hur det än verkar] / Shopping With Mother'). Out now at e.g. your nearest recordstore in Sweden (if you manage to find one).

Aside from that during the year... well, the tour ('En händig man på turné') was fab, I know I have said this before. Time to say it again. And the 'En händig man'-album still feels strong and good. Heard 'Dixy' the other day in the meat department at ICA and it sounded hmmm... cool. And the book ('Att vara Per Gessle'), yeah, most people seem to agree that it's neat and heavy! No, shame aside, we've received a major response to it. Sven Lindström is happy, so I am happy. What more? Well, my blog is pretty paralysed for the moment. Got tired of myself one day and didn't find anything sensible to write about. Will start again when I have something important on my chest.

Thought of treating to an old demo from 3rd October 1985 as a Christmas present for all of you who are interested in yesterday, 'Lycklig jul' ('Happy Christmas'), which was written for my third Swedish solo album which never materialised (at the time). As you might know, I actually translated most of the songs into English and those translations formed the base for Roxette's debut album 'Pearls of Passion'. Mats MP Persson plays the guitar so one gets a sun burn in the middle of the winter, and I recall that we had bought some new rhythm box which we tested on this song. Yeah.

Regards from around the Christmas tree, vetja!
Merry Christmas from P.

Per Gessle

2000 Roxette Don't bore us (US)

Ring them bells… Ring them bells….
Hola out there in Roxette County! Just a quickie to wish you the merriest christmas of them all!!! Thanks, as always, for your endless support. See ya next year (one way or another…)
P&M, Stockholm


23 Dec 2007

HJ's 2007 Fall (VII): Meadow, a chillout tale

Meadow is one of the songs from Dynamo, the first album by Helena Josefsson. Jeffero has included it in his bootleg compilation. Meadow is one of the favourite songs of Helena. Helena said some time ago that Twin Peaks is one of her musical influences. Read Helena's lyrics.

Not far from home, there´s a forsaken meadow behind a hamburger bar, not far from the city glow. An oasis of flowers left to grow. There one can see ox-eye daisies, blackberries. If you keep your eye low to the grass, the town won´t show but the drive-thru sign shines like a fake rainbow. If I´m not at home when you´re knocking on my door, find my meadow. Find my meadow and that´s where you´ll find me. Find my meadow and you will understand me.

If you go there you become a millionaire in the currency of flowers so fair. And the homeless and the hounds can heirs. When dusk sets in the red majestic cat king is crying for love. Can you hear his rut singing? A shrill voice calls until morning. If I´m not at home when you´re calling on my phone, find my meadow. Find my meadow and that´s where you´ll find me. Find my meadow and you will understand me.

I am Jeffero, from Hungary. I have a music net-label named Slidin'tune Music Networks (S.M.N.) which includes a one-member group created by me when I started to remixing, mixing music. The Chillout Zone Massive now has more than 40 mix and compilation albums.

In the 90's my tracker music group was named "T.N.C. Label Inc". My favourite musicians are Future Sound Of London, Delerium, Chicane, Jan Johnston, Moby, William Orbit, Salt Tank, Oliver Shanti and Lush.

The Chillout Zone Massive presents
Slidin'tune Compilation vol. 41:

Chillharmonium 6 - A Journey From Dark To Light:
"Twin Peaks" and "Loving The Sun" Special (2007)

2007.12 Chillharmonium 6 (including Meadow, by HJ)

Genre: Electronic, Ambient, Easy Listening, Trip-Hop,
Indie, Folk Rock, Acoustic, Pop, Rock, Alternative, Dream
MP3 VBR/CBR 192-320 kbps
| Time: 78'21'' | 133 MB RAR (5% RR)
compiled: 2007.12.02-08.; completed: 2007.12.23.

It's a non-mixed, simple compilation album with songs that sound like a mix, each one is connects to the next one in style or sounding.

The album contains "Twin Peaks" (the well-known David Lynch TV series) related tracks, "Loving The Sun" and "Loving The Sun"-style songs. Continuing the line of Chillharmonium 1-2., 5.


  • 01. Cinderella Effect - Call The Ships To Port
  • 02. Loving The Sun - Marathon
  • 03. Alphawezen - Into The Stars (Album Version)
  • 04. Elsiane - Mend (To Fix, To Repair)
  • 05. Julee Cruise - I Float Alone
  • 06. James Plotkin - Disease As A Child
  • 07. Antonelli - The Morning (Album Version)
  • 08. Loving The Sun - Go Away
  • 09. Ivory - Runaway
  • 10. Air - Sexy Boy (Etienne De Crecy and Flower Pistols Remix)
  • 11. Nico-Teen - Malka
  • 12. We And Lisa - When You're A Boy
  • 13. Mazzy Star - Ride It On
  • 14. Air - Cherry Blossom Girl (Hope Sandoval Version)
  • 15. Helena Josefsson - Meadow
  • 16. Emancipator - First Snow (Shortened Version)
  • 17. Manna - Sing For You
  • 18. Sheryl Crow - Strong Enough
Jeffero (slidintune), from Hungary

20 Dec 2007

Helena is writing songs for her second solo album (II); demo time

I have been recording so many demos now and I just can´t stop, I enjoy it so much-but now my throat is so tired that I have to make christmas food and candy, that is fun too.
Helena Josefsson (Sandy Mouche)

Helena's new 'wikiphoto'

Helena in Wikipedia

Helena Josefsson, Swedish singer, at Per Gessle's live concert in Helsinborg, Sweden on 19 July, 2007

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

12 Dec 2007

Sandy Mouche's rehearsals and recordings for a new album (VI): a piano song

We started day four with a piano song. Per Blomgren came up with the great idea to dub the grand piano one octave higher. Came out sweet and crisp. This song I am singing alone. It´s a soft one for all of you who like to sit in the sofa with the one you love and with your feet off the ground. Maybe you have lit the fireplace too.

7 Dec 2007

P, C & C are shopping with mother (VII): Shopping With Mother - The Video

Aftonbladet runs an exclusive world premiere of the new Son of a Plumber video today. Watch "Shopping with Mother". You can watch it in youtube too. The video is directed by Jens Jansson, the drummer of Brainpool.

The fans reactions have been different. Some of them think that it's just a funny little melody for a comedy show! Nothing more and nothing less!

Other ones can't loose the impression that the "plumbers" all were DRUNK when they recorded "Shopping with mother". The song sounds really crazy.

According to http://www.hitlistan.se/, Per's third single debuted on 47th place.

The video reminds many fans of “Kix” because of the short clips repeating, although this time the director is not Jonas Åkerlund. The video has Son of a Plumber-typical retro sound “featuring” James Bond 007 and maybe it is the perfect theme for a TV-show.

I loved when Helena walks holding the candles down the stairs and the picture of Per with her mom.

It's a positive melody, with "Bonanza" theme song inside. It makes you smile.