I can’t get over the fact that Michael Jackson is dead! I was quite shocked when I read about it yesterday morning on text-tv. I went like WTF??? And since then it was been all over the news all the time. It seems like we can’t get enough of it. Well, it is understandable; he was the king of pop no mather how waco he was. He was a genius music-wise. Just a little odd as a person. I’m not gonna speculate in what he did or didn’t do, but just state that he was a pop-icon! Even though his death is shocking, I’m not like that norwegian guy I read about who had been fan since he could walk and now had cried for two days. Awww, poor guy! I can partly understand him. Had it been Mr. Springsteen who had died, I might have cried for two days myself… who knows…?
I have to say that I’m glad that I got caught by the music / concert-bug in a quite early age and that led to me and my friend Linda go seeing MJ play at Valle Hovin (Oslo) on his HIStory tour in ’97. We didn’t want to see him because we were raelly big fans. It was just because he was big, famous and had great hits. Apart from being a great concert, what I remember mostly was that he went around on stage saying ‘I love you’ and ‘don’t listen to the press’ a lot of times with his squeaky voice.
One musical person had died, others have been born. Who I’m about to talk about, isn’t knew. They have released two albums since ’07, but they are new to me.
I read about the Gaslight Anthems in the newspaper here the other day. And they said that they were influenced by Springsteen. They were Bruce punk-rock-ish. I remembered then, what I read in the Bruce interview in Q; Bruce had them on their Ipod. How could I not check them out. So I go to youtube and find some songs.
Man, they were great! I instantly fell in a song called Here’s looking at you, Kid. Ah. It is so beautiful. So, so beautiful!
So, now I’ve downloaded the two albums they have created; the ’59 sound and Sink or Swin. They are both worth listening too. I can recommend High Lonesome, Meet me by the Rivers Edge, Old White Lincoln to name a few.
So… now I just wait for them to come to Oslo and have a concert. I will so be there! I’ll be first in line to get tickets. If I don’t find out after the concert is over that is…
My newsletters from rockefeller.no is now back on track by the way. A woman replied back the next day telling me that ‘it was strange and something must have happened’ Apparently I got deleted from the mailing list by accident or something. Oh well… nothing to do about that now. Can’t cry over spilled milk, isn’t that what people say? I’m on it again, that’s all that matters now.
I don’t really let it bother me anymore that I missed the Killers. I got all their music on my computer and has been listening to it at work and a little bit today.
Talking about music… I have to check my mp3 player and upload it with some new music and maybe delete some old shit. I think all songs of Mr. Gessle is gone and that’s good, because I got a bit fed up by him.
You see, I’m meeting Ellen tomorrow at 15-ish. We’re going to a park to chill; listen music, play rummy and Uno and eat hambugers that we heat up on the disposable grill I bought today. I’m a bit worried I’ll melt away in the heat, but I hope it will be a bit cloudy. Today it’s been like 27/28 C+ and it’s gonna be that tomorrow too, if not 29C+. Phew! It would be best to lay naked in the park, but I don’t think that would end so swell!
My concern now, is how to be able to sleep. It’s so hot in my bedroom. Sigh. I wonder if I should go lay on the balcony for the night! I’ve done it before and it’s quite nice.