Blog 2020

Zoom-play

April 27th 2020

Monday instead of thursday. Zoomspel depite for IRL. GåsAnders do the best om situation. Almost everyone has the name Jan tonight.

But the dogs like very much to have me at home.

Outside

April 19th 2020

Första spelet utomhus. När solen värmer och fåglarna sjunger känns det gott.

Homework

March 26th 2020
guitar

It is time to be home and work. All high schoolers rejoice initially with the first few days, but change the joy to depression when the social part disappears. And then we all start longing for school. Now we sit here far apart and the corona is kept away. So does the toilet paper, which is completely out at the supermarkets.




Cracking

March 18th 2020
guitar

It is cracking in the new guitar, and I'm worried that the throat has changed, due to the dry weather. I contact the master and he send over some shims, which I put in the stable. A little scary but I succeed. And nice enough, the master even sends with a couple of g-strings for of course it pangs when I put everything on. And the string pangs. :-) Two shims I need to put on before the guitar is in good condition. Now its all beautiful again.

GåsAnders spelmanslag, with the bright new guitar.

March 9th 2020

Must try what it is like to play with more players on the new guitar, so I head to GåsAnders on Thursday night. Forget to bring plectrum. Have not been able to obtain plaque holder. The only music store in Enköping has not the right kind, and Uppsala had nothing, so now I have ordered a Dunlop, from Gothenburg. But with the help of snuff-lid, you can fix a reasonably decent sound. How did it go then? ... Well, I am still not so comfortable with the guitar, so the sound died quite significantly.

Corona

March 7th 2020

It is here that the corona puts the claws in the world, and everything is turned upside down in isolation. You still don't know the extent of it all. So far you can meet and play. But that will change.

Colage

March 5th 2020
colage

Between exercises with the guitar you can do collage! Looking for a lot of old magazines and cuts and pastes all day. The last thing I did with this was in the mid 80's. Looking for colors, and testing. There will be a lot of different tests and it takes much longer than I expected. But it's fun.









Cranes

March 2th 2020
tranor

Morning and sunrise. The cranes flying slowly east.

In the seventh heaven

March 1th 2020
nordwall instruments

Time to travel to Ingmarsö, and Nordwalls. The guitar i ready to be delivered. 12-string mahogny auditorium.
Light as a feather. Easy to play. I play with capo mostly and when you move it you dont have to tune with this remarkele guitar.
Greger, the first 12-string, (a Norman) was great for the massive tune, but have a fretboard just a bit to wide.
Kurre, (Cort) the second, a party-guitar to have in the night in a dark tent with a crowd. A backup-guitar just in case if something goes wrong.
RosaLee, the third, (Guild) looking nice with a distinct bright tune.
And now this new guitar, at the time of writing with no name.
Sorry, Greger, Kurre, RosaLee. You are going to be not-playing for some time, and some of you are going to be sold. Four 12-string guitars is to much. Mats Nordwall is a master, and I am in the seventh heaven.

Playcottage

February 29th 2020

Time for playcottage, and as always a lot of musicians. New faces every meeting. There is a lot of fiddlers in Uppsala, who want to play.
Secondtuneswitcher and Stardust sitting on the opposite direction. I wanted them near me but they refused. It was a clever move. We had eyecontact every tune we played and even if the distance was largely I heard them all the time.

En hare

February 23th 2020

In the morning a hare running towards me in to the garden, with a offended mine, and probably saying
-This is mine path to your garden and why are you walking so early in the morning?
The early time of this sunday-morning was because of a rehearsel with Bridgeness and Angeltune. This second meeting was delightfull and we trained some new tunes. It is a gift to play with these great musicians.

Mera övning till vårens lov.

February 8th 2020

Play in Tuna with Angeltune. We learned some new tunes. We planned to stay for two hours, but we double it. There were four. It is easy to forget the time with music. Simba listened most attentively

Vinterstämman i TOBO

January 26th 2020

vinterstämma Angeltune and I have time to practice for an hour before it's time to go to Tobo and the winter meeting. We start with good soup, and then find a small room upstairs to play on. At 17:30, GåsAnders plays, and my places was on the right side sitting on a chair. Not the best opportunity Decided to put on amplifier today, and here was the only place to get electicitet. Greger this time, (RosaLee has a string change waiting) I belive I dont add anything this danceplay.
More pictures at Tobo Vinterstämma 2020

Högmässa

January 26th 2020

High Mass in Mission Church. We start with Harrys Vals, and it seems to fit well now in the SPOV constellation. It is so exciting to try out games in new forms om musicians. In the afternoon, LoT and Angeltune meet here in Lilltibble. We rehearsel two tunes for upcoming recording. What a privilage to play with this great musicians too!

Polonäser

January 23th 2020

Vinterstämman i Jakobsberg

January 18th 2020

vinterstämma

First real spelmansstämma of the year in Jakobsberg.
More pictures at Järfälla Vinterstämma 2020







Tjugonda knyt

January 12th 2020

Årets första lilla stämma i Björklinge. I år mer folk än vanligt, uppemot 50 spelmän. More pictures at Gåsandersknyt_2020

First meeting at playpalace.

January 4th 2020

Angeltune, LoT, Startingsson visit us and we have an extraordinary evening.
Some new tunes and a lot of oldies. Its good to start the year with this kind of amusement. In fact, despite christmas, and new year this was what I waiting for.

Sonic

So here we are again.

January 1th 2020

It seems this is a kind of tradition, to record a tune. This year it was time for a sexdrega number 45. Heard it for the first time in Tuna. Angeltune was playing. The sound is baroque, and have a royal touch, and I play with a straight back and nobel expression.

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Music.... is life.