The concert last night lived up to my expectations. Slöa Knivar and Avfart 33 were both great (musically and on a personal level) and we managed to send them off with lots of money. I think the vileheads did ok, it's hard to tell sometimes, whether you're doing good or bad. But it felt pretty good, I remembered the lyrics to the Joy Division cover (Warsaw) at least, something I was a bit nervous about. I just wish we would have had the t-shirts that I ordered some time ago. After playing Umeå excessively for almost three years, it's easy for shows to blend together unless you can offer something extra.
On a side note, always try to be open to discussion and be willing to question what you percieve as truth and fact. Also, it is ok to admit that you're wrong, don't take pride in never changing your mind.
Next saturday we'll be playing in Umeå with the Wallrides, Slöa knivar, Avfart 33, Kansas city shuffle and Sweet seed. I'm so stoked to see Slöa knivar. Also, it'll be interesting to see how the mix in musical styles reflects upon the crowd and their behavior (kansas city shuffle and sweet seed play traditional blues rock). Hopefully I'll be seeing moldy crusties and led zeppelin worshippers with cowboy boots, huge sideburns and flared jeans hanging out in the pit like true rock brethren.
I just sent this motif to get pressed as t-shirts. We'll have them for sale as soon as they get here, in about two weeks. The original picture was taken by our friend Jorunn and the layout is by Mackan.
Back in the cold embrace of Umeå. Already missing my cousins and the people I met in Skopje. Here's that new song I promised you. It's about the greek student Alexandros Grigoropoulos who in 2008 got shot to death by two police officers. Alexandros died at fifteen. The lyrics also adress the fact that in big parts of the world, the cops who killed Alexandros would still be able to walk the streets as free men (the murderer of Alexandros got life in prison and his accomplice got ten years), and maintain their privilege of monopoly on violence.