It feels great to be an adult. Now I know even more that it is up to me how childish I want to be!
That night, when I turned 30, I woke up from the regular intimate noises from the couple in the flat above... She has such a loud voice, she should do something creative about it not always sing the same tune like she does at 5.30 in the weekend mornings, when her postman boyfriend´s natural clock wakes him up and then he always wakes her up and then... The concert begins! But he never makes any sound though! Only the whole wall is shaking :o)
Well this night I felt, I had had enough, now I am a grown up for real, and I don´t have to listen to this all the time, and I went up to their door and talked with a soft but firm voice, through the mailbox: " Can you please please keep it down! Please!" My neighbours could never be real indians, living a whole family in a tipi, caring about each other not only about themselves.
It felt really good that I stood up for myself! Like a proud indian :o) I´m not so used to that. I have to practice in small situations, like this, to listen to what I really need to feel comfortable, and then act by it.
I hope you also get great birthdays, I wish I knew when they are but I congratulate you in advance now :o)
Just some thoughts from me here in the studio, I am waiting for Christoffer Lundquist who is at a cat-funeral. One of the five kittens, born a week ago, didn´t survive and now he is out with his family mourning.
Then we will keep working with the new songs, and tomorrow it is time to sing...!
- Video:Päron the studio cat at Aerosol Grey Machine Studio in Skåne. Video by Alistair Campbell, from Australia. August, 2007