While I’ve never had the patience to learn how to play any instruments, music has always played an important role in my life. It’s one of the most relaxing distractions in which I love to loose track of time.
For many years I’ve been attending shows big and small, nearby and far away to discover new bands. From the smallest clubs and pubs to the largest concert halls, stadiums and festival grounds, I’ve been there at some point. In the concert section you can see an overview of the shows I’ve attended over the years, although the list for sure is far from complete!
Over the years I did not only attend shows and festivals as a spectator, but I also used to work at different events. An overview of those can be found in this section. In some cases I worked as volunteer to gather funding for local clubs at festivals, while in other cases I worked as a freelance stage hand when I was living in Sweden.
While many people rely on different streaming services for their music, vinyl has returned the past few years, returned after never really having disappeared in the first place. Personally, I truly love the analog sound of vinyl, the warmth of it, the noise, the cracking sounds, the story a record tells. Honestly, I’ve thrown away CD’s that were not even 10 years old but didn’t function any longer. At the same time, I’ve got plenty of vinyl records that are over 50 years old and still sound perfect. Also, holding a record sleeve is so different from holding a CD tray, and many of them are pure works of art. The hunt for new records at second hand stores, flea markets and garage sales is also just so much fun! Sometimes you pick up brilliant records for next to nothing, just by picking them out of a huge pile of albums because you like the looks of the sleeve. In this section you can see an overview of my vinyl collection, out of which selected records will be discussed in blog posts.