It’s been two years now since Bowie left this earth and he is greatly missed. I just read an interview with longtime Bowie collaborator Mike Garson where he told that in the seventies, Bowie had been visiting a psychic who had forecasted his death in january 2016. Garson says “(The psychic) told him he was going to die exactly when he died. There are a lot of psychics who are out of their minds and full of it, but this one was real. David knew it and didn’t doubt it for a second. He told me about (the reading) with certainty, accepted it and planned his future out based on that. He had 30, 40 years to plan out his life.”Reading this, it becomes more apparent that Bowie had a master plan and that he was in total control over his creative output right until his last breath. It’s all so staggering.
During the last few weeks I’ve seen many artists celebrating the life and times of Bowie by putting out shows and tribute concerts. Unfortunately I haven’t been asked to participate in any of them, although I really would love to. I know most of his songs and the love and passion I have for his music combined with the knowledge about the different styles of his guitar players would make me a goddamn perfect guitarist in a Bowie tribute band. However, I created my own little tribute by recording some Frippish/Belewish guitar playing over the Scary Monsters chord progression. I made some drum programming, recorded a few rhythm guitars and laid down a basic synth bass. Over that I improvised a couple of takes and here’s what came out. Hope you enjoy it! And don’t forget to call me if you’re planning to pay hommage to David 🙂
I’m very proud to have my shot featured on Parallel Activity’s new album “Rubicon”. It was shot in Skåne, Sweden last summer on a windy day. Please head over to iTunes and purchase the album. I’ts full of great tunes and stellar musicianship. Check it out!
As some of you might know I’m a big fan of Line 6 Helix. This unit has become my go to rig whenever it’s time to perform, record or teach. Together with the Native Plug-In it’s a powerstation for all my guitaristic needs. I recently finished a song featuring The Helix with the new update, 2.30, which features lots of new stuff. Here I focused on showing off two of the new amps: The Cartographer (based on the custom Ben Adrian Cartographer amp) and the Brit Trem (based on the Marshall Plexi Tremolo 50). I also included one of the new pedals The Cosmos Echo (based on the Roland RE-201 Space Echo). Hope you enjoy!
Due to the release of THE SONIC E’s album “Dope Regards” november 1st, Västerås Tidning wrote an article on the band. It’s in Swedish and the band explains their hopes for the future. At the moment our main goal is not to play live, but to get a good receivment for the album. Check out the album at iTunes and Spotify. We put in a lot of work into it. Besides writing lots of tunes we made a real effort to getting the technical side of things to work. All the members also put in a lot of work to get our debut tour happening. Then I took the material into my mixing studio where I mixed all the tunes except two that were mixed by Mats Nyman. The cover layout/photo was also made by me.