15 August 2019

19 Works of Bergman I'm most amazed by

as I try to Recapture every Reminiscence now
no attempt to objective best-of list
just a collection of those films seeming Most Magic and/or has touched my Feelings Deepest (in order of how strong)

also mention for each work the Role character I most clearly Remember


1. PERSONA

with Liv Ullmann as the silent actress Elisabet Vogler


2. SÅSOM I EN SPEGEL
[THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY]

with Harriet Andersson as from mental hospital homecoming Karin


3. ANSIKTET
[THE FACE //THE MAGICIAN]

with Naima Wifstrand as a kind of Witch sorceress, granny Vogler


4. DET REGNAR PÅ VÅR KÄRLEK
[IT RAINS ON OUR LOVE]

with Gösta Cederlund as the mysterious Guide with an umbrella


5. TYSTNADEN
[THE SILENCE]

with Ingrid Thulin as the ill, older sister Ester


6. FÖR ATT INTE TALA OM ALLA DESSA KVINNOR
[not to speak about ALL THESE WOMEN]

with Jarl Kulle as the critic journalist Cornelius


7. SKEPP TILL INDIA LAND
[A SHIP BOUND FOR INDIA]

with Birger Malmsten as the returned sailor Johannes Blom


8. SMULTRONSTÄLLET
[WILD STRAWBERRIES]

with Bibi Andersson as Sara (who reminds old Isak of his cousin)


9. GYCKLARNAS AFTON
[SAWDUST & TINSEL]

with Anders Ek as the Clown Frost


10. HÖSTSONATEN
[AUTUMN SONATA]

with Liv Ullmann as the still piano practicing daughter Eva


11. ANSIKTE MOT ANSIKTE
[FACE TO FACE]

with Erland Josephson as Tomas Jacobi
(potential lover or just doctor to Ullmann's miss Isaksson)


12. RABIES

with Tor Isedal as Knut Mosterson
written by Olle Hedberg


13. SÅNT HÄNDER INTE HÄR
[THIS CAN'T HAPPEN HERE]

with Ulf Palme as Atkä Natas
written by Herbert Grevenius


14. BILDMAKARNA
[THE IMAGE MAKERS]

with Elin Klinga as the photograhped actress Tora Teje
(much younger than author Selma)
written by Per Olov Enquist


15. KVINNODRÖM
[Women's DREAM]

with Eva Dahlbeck as the model boss Susanne


16. UR MARIONETTERNAS LIV
[FROM THE LIFE OF THE MARIONETTES]

with Rita Russek as Katarina Krafft
made in Germany


17. ETT DRÖMSPEL
[DREAM PLAY]

with Allan Edwall as the lawyer Axel
written by August Strindberg


18. TILL GLÄDJE
[TO JOY]

with Margit Carlqvist as Nelly Bro


19. SARABAND

with Julia Dufvenius as the cello-playing daughter Karin



= Regarding everything Ingmar has ever Directed (and often written)
with almost always Sven Nykvist behind the camera
among both big cinematic movies and smaller theatrical settings for television



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12 August 2019

sensible pianist Julia Isaksson nails it again

on Gothenburg Piano Festival, here clips from playing
Petrushka by Stravinskij and a prelude by Debussy

seen her for this second time, swedish Isaksson now is 23 years








03 August 2019

19 favourite Eurythmics tracks

so far in my experience
which soon will evolve...
here among songs made 1981-89


1. THERE MUST BE AN ANGEL
(PLAYING WITH MY HEART)

2. THORN IN MY SIDE

3. SHE'S INVISIBLE NOW

4. I COULD GIVE YOU (A MIRROR)
 
5. SYLVIA (into a deep deep sleep)

6. SWEET DREAMS (ARE MADE OF THIS)

7. REVENGE

8. THE KING & QUEEN OF AMERICA

9. SATELLITE OF LOVE
[cover of Lou Reed]

10. BETTER TO HAVE LOST IN LOVE
(THAN NEVER TO HAVE LOVED AT ALL)

11. DOUBLEPLUSGOOD

12. WHEN TOMORROW COMES

13. HERE COMES THE RAIN AGAIN

14. JENNIFER

15. BELINDA

16. YOU HAVE PLACED A CHILL IN MY HEART

17. ANGEL (Elvis... on a Sunday)

18. ADRIAN

19. LOVE IS A STRANGER



Almost half of what Stewart & Lennox so skillfully has created I still have a difficult time to really enjoy, neither in a superficial or deeper way. While some songs per album I love more and more, simultanously in a superficial and deeper way.

Strangely enough their most famous TOUCH I feel less for than other albums. Their first two In The Garden + Sweet Dreams I seem to hold highest, viewed as whole experiences. Revenge and Savage I've listened too little to to estimate, even though singles from there were my very first impressions of Eurythmics over Sky Channel aso, when I was eleven. So this list can soon change a bit.

We Two Are One I must have lent from the library as more of an adult, after buying Dave Stewarts solo works, also some years after. This was still long before discovering the roots of Eurythmics, including The Tourists. And Lennox' great voice + acting skills I'm just beginning to realise clearly now.



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01 August 2019

Lizard by King Crimson

Released soon after Abbey Road, known for one track already taking an obscure look back on the Fab Four's split-up.

However, most I wonder what would've happened if Jon Anderson of Yes had contributed to Crimson even more than in the beginning of title piece here - could they'd become the clearly most creative constellation in progressive music history then?!?


Listened to both on old disc and 40th Anniversary Remix by Steven W. which makes many sounds and words very much more possible to detect.

as my Autumn Album # 19:1
by kinda chakra based evaluation


most Whole Soulful piece : LIZARD part A) PRINS RUPERT AWAKES

most Introspective Dreamlike piece : LADY OF THE DANCING WATER

most Expressively Amusing piece : HAPPY FAMILY

most Beautifully Lovable piece : LIZARD part B) BOLERO

most Mighty Strongfelt piece : CIRCUS (incl. Entry of the Chameleons)

most Sexy Teasing piece : INDOOR GAMES

most Stable Solid piece : LIZARD part C) THE BATTLE OF GLASS TEARS



This is more jazz than before and maybe after... First I found the album less exciting or beautiful, but the more I listen the more I'm inclined to put it as King C:s most interesting and well-crafted record. Every shape of Crimson seems to be integrated extremely tight, almost all the time, while otherwise rather outspread to each piece's character.


Reminds me most of :
Mahavishnu Orchestra
Yes
Gentle Giant
Grieg
Ravel


Whole Album

(4) compositions
(7) instrumentations
(6) singin' /playin' feelin'
(5) lyrics (incl titles)
(7) variation
(7) synchronization
(5) cover /concept
(4) historical importance

= 45

I now give 1-7 for each cathegory
where 3 is good and total possible 8 x 7 = 56 never exist(?)


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10 July 2019

Open Road with Donovan

and his kind of Band
at the start of the 70's
which could've been even better
than his pure solo songs, but unfairly began
to drive Donovan into public oblivion


as my Summer Album # 19:1
by kinda chakra based evaluation from Crown to Root


most Whole Soulful song : PEOPLE USED TO

most Introspective Dreamlike song : CURRY LAND (Yogi Blue)

most Expressively Amusing song : CHANGES

most Beautifully Lovable song : JOE BEAN'S THEME

most Mighty Strongfelt song : NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION (Get on your Bike)

most Sexy Teasing song : CLARA CLAIRVOYANT

most Survive-Struggling song : POKE AT THE POPE


Below and/or Above everyone : ROOTS OF OAK



Reminds me most of : 
Kinks
Cat Stevens
T. Rex
Harrison
Wings
Byrds
Bowie
Neil Young
early Deep Purple



Whole Album

(7) compositions
(5) instrumentations
(6) singin' /playin' feelin'
(6) lyrics (incl titles)
(7) variation
(4) synchronization
(1) cover /concept
(5) historical importance

= 41

I now give 1-7 for each cathegory
where 3 is good and total possible 8 x 7 = 56 never exist(?)


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30 June 2019

my House of White Album

every song put in each of my inner Rooms 
and symbolical spaces that may show
which kind of values they have for me
since an ordinary top list feels impossible

While Returning once more in life
to Beatles most spiritual and eclectic record
now through the 50-years-Anniversary Remix
which seems clearifying and potentially fantastic
but haven't changed my impressions completely



Roof Top
BLACKBIRD



Chimney /Stove
HAPPINESS IS A WARM GUN



Front Door
ROCKY RACCOON



Hallway
LONG LONG LONG



Workroom
I'M SO TIRED



Kitchen, cooking corner
HONEY PIE


Kitchen, dinner table
SAVOY TRUFFLE



Bathroom, Toilet part
GLASS ONION


Bathroom, Shower part
SEXY SADIE



Parlour
MARTHA, MY DEAR



Living TV Room
REVOLUTION 9



Stairway
(down...)

HELTER SKELTER



Basement
YER BLUES



Music Studio
DON'T PASS ME BY



secret wardrobe
GOOD NIGHT



Broom Closet
WILD HONEY PIE



Extra Toilet
WHY DON'T WE DO IT IN THE ROAD?



Bedroom
WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS



Stairway
(...up again)

OB-LA-DI, OB-LA-DA



Attic
DEAR PRUDENCE



Mirror
JULIA



Balcony
I WILL



Garden
MOTHER NATURE'S SON



Play Cottage
THE CONTINUING STORY OF BUNGALOW BILL



Tool Shed
REVOLUTION 1



Food Cellar
PIGGIES



Fence (Border to World)
EVERYBODY'S GOT SOMETHING TO HIDE
(EXCEPT FOR ME AND MY MONKEY)



Outside (Neighbor)

BIRTHDAY



Another Home (Castle)
CRY BABY CRY



Caravan Away
BACK IN THE USSR





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07 May 2019

The Specials with The Specials

from the very end of 1979
where reggae meets postpunk
actually produced by Elvis Costello


my Never Until Now Really Heard Record # 19:7
by kinda chakra based evaluation from Root to Crown


most Survive-Struggling song : STUPID MARRIAGE

most Sexy Teasing song : MONKEY MAN [cover]

most Mighty Strongfelt song : GANGSTERS [the Single]

most Beautifully Lovable song : DOESN'T MAKE IT ALRIGHT

most Expressively Amusing song : DO THE DOG

most Introspective Dreamlike song : NITE CLUB - what am I doing here?!

most Whole Soulful song : (DAWNING OF A) NEW ERA


Below and/or Above everyone : TOO MUCH TOO YOUNG



Reminds me most of : 
Madness
Jam
Kinks
Traffic
Sly & Family Stone
Stranglers
Xtc



Whole Album

(6) compositions
(6) instrumentations
(6) singin' /playin' feelin'
(5) lyrics (incl titles)
(5) variation
(3) synchronization
(4) cover /concept
(7) historical importance

= 42

I now give 1-7 for each cathegory
where 3 is good and total possible 8 x 7 = 56 never exist(?)


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28 April 2019

Pieces Recently (Re)discovered, Musical Body 19:2

while summer shines already
though whole April but
finally rains again



Crown chakra


HIGHLAND

with One More Time
by Nanne and Peter Grönvall
from Highland -92



Eye chakra

TIME TO GO

with Saga
from Silent Knight -80



Throat chakra

QUIET

with Ian Dury & The Blockheads
from Do it Yourself -79



Heart chakra

BLUE MOON (alone)

with Pat Boone
from Moody River -61

after repeating Elvis Sun Sessions



Solar Plexus chakra

GHOST TOWN

with The Specials
from single -81



Sex chakra

ANNA and/or X TELLING ME ABOUT THE LOSS OF SOMETHING DEAR, AT AGE 16

with Hello Saferide
from More Modern Short Stories of Hello Saferide -08



Root chakra

HALF A WORLD AWAY

with R.E.M.
from Out of Time -91






+ Special Spinning Darling Now 
cross every chakra or none :



BABY, NOW THAT I'VE FOUND YOU

with The Foundations -67
by Macaulay & Macleod

and may more from compilation Buttercups & Rainbows -01
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJPIVC_X4l0



also Above and/or Below everyone :

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
by Queen -75

with just piano played by blind boy Avett
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOrqLME1CFY







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01 March 2019

my Top 39 among Albums Released 1979


-79 seems to me a bit superficial, strange year in music history. Of course many splendid songs were made, in creative styles. But to find whole concepts fantastic enough (in my ears) became a quite sluggish, still unfulfilled process.

From Breakfast To Breakfast
including a favourite track from each



1. BREAKFAST IN AMERICA
Supertramp

Take The Long Way Home


2. DISCOVERY
Electric Light Orchestra

Confusion


3. ARMED FORCES
Elvis Costello & The Attractions

Green Shirt


4. REALITY EFFECT*
The Tourists
= Stewart & Lennox early band
where Peet Coombes was great composer

The Loneliest Man in The World

* in fact released -80
though "The Tourists" -79
probably would feel as good as this



5. THE FINE ART OF SURFACING
Boomtown Rats

(Tell Me Why) I Don't Like Mondays


6. LONDON CALLING
Clash

The Card Cheat


7. THE RAVEN
Stranglers

Duchess


8. THE AGE OF PLASTIC
Buggles

Elstree

[Released rather in January -80] 


9. pH7
Peter Hammill

Faculty X


10. MANIFESTO
Roxy Music

Dance Away


11. FEAR OF MUSIC
Talking Heads

Mind


12. THE WALL
Pink Floyd

Comfortably Numb


13. LABOUR OF LUST
Nick Lowe

Switchboard Susan


14. REPEAT WHEN NECESSARY
Dave Edmunds

Girls Talk


15. EVE
Alan Parsons' Project

Winding Me Up


16. A CURIOUS FEELING
Tony Banks

After The Lie


17. I CAN SEE YOUR HOUSE FROM HERE
Camel

Eye of The Storm


18. SPLIT VISION
Björn Skifs

Let Music Live


19. EVOLUTION
Journey

Too Late


20. REPRODUCTION
Human League

Empire State Human


21. KORGIS
Korgis

Dirty Postcards


22. TUSK
Fleetwood Mac

What Makes You Think You're The One?


23. THE BELLS
Lou Reed

City Lights [around Chaplin]


24. DREAM POLICE
Cheap Trick

Way of The World


25. VOULEZ-VOUS
ABBA

Angel Eyes


26. LOVEDRIVE
Scorpions

Always Somewhere


27. HONEST LULLABY
Joan Baez

Let Your Love Flow


28. SPECTRAL MORNINGS
Steve Hackett

The Virgin and The Gypsy


29. STORMWATCH
Jethro Tull

Home



30. DRUMS & WIRES
Xtc

Helicopter


31. GET THE KNACK
The Knack

Lucinda


32. ONE STEP BEYOND
Madness

Bed and Breakfast Man


33. LOOK SHARP!
Joe Jackson

Sunday Papers



34. E LA LUNA BUSSO'
Loredana Bertè

Folle Citta'


35. OCEANS OF FANTASY
Boney M

Bahama Mama


36. ANGEL STATION
Manfred Mann's Earth Band

Belle of The Earth


37. NUMBER ONE IN HEAVEN
Sparks

My Other Voice


38. BACK TO THE EGG
Paul McCartney with Wings

So Glad to See You


39. FATE FOR BREAKFAST
Art Garfunkel

Beyond The Tears







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28 February 2019

19 interesting Hubots or Humans


If it would be possible to step into this sci-fi tv-series
called Humans ["Äkta Människor"]
as myself
concerning the original swedish version

which roles would I most willingly interact with??
= a combination of sympathy for + interest in discovering who they are...


regarding episodes 1-9 of First Season from 2012
[here I actually spoil which persons are real humans 
and which persons are created robots = hubots]


1. LENNART by Sten Elfström
the oldest man (whose hubot wasn't possible to update anymore)

2. INGER by Pia Halvorsen
the mother and lawyer

3. ANITA //MIMI by Lisette Pagler
the hubot living in house of the main family

4. ROGER by Leif Andrée
the man who seems to lose everything in this world of hubots

5. APOLONIA(?) by Sara Linderholm
the human potential girlfriend of Tobias

6. SOLVEIG by Agneta Ahlin
the laughing old lady flirting with Lennart

7. GORDON by André Sjöberg
one hubot in the wild group, wanting to become christian

8. BEATRICE by Marie Robertson
the hubot police detective, bonding with Roger

9. SILAS by Peter Viitanen
the illegal collector and fixer of broken hubots

10. JONAS by Måns Nathanaelson
the businessman and seller of hubots

11. SOFIA by Aline Palmstierna
the most expressive daughter

12. LEO by Andreas Wilson
the wild hubot and/or human, searching for Mimi

13. DAVID EISCHER by Thomas W Gabrielsson
the inventor or transformer of hubots

14. FLASH by Josephine Alhanko
the most girlish in wild hubot group

15. MALTE by Jimmy Lindström
the most extreme antagonist to a hubot-filled society

16. HANS by Johan Paulsen
the pragmatic father who brought Anita as a machine to the family

17. THERESE by Camilla Larsson
former wife of Roger, living with her hubot Rick

18. VERA by Anki Larsson
Lennart's new hubot housewife and strict health keeper

19. NISKA by Eva Röse
the smartest wild hubot leader



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05 February 2019

Pieces Recently listened to, Musical Body 19:1

(Re)discoveries mostly within field of progressive, softer rock
while snow falls, melts away and falls again



Crown chakra

DON'T LET IT SHOW

by Alan Parsons' Project
sung by Dave Townshend
from I, Robot -77



Eye chakra

HALF ASLEEP, HALF AWAKE

by Henry Cow
from Unrest -74



Throat chakra

GENERALE

by Premiata Forneria Marconi
from Per un Amico -72



Heart chakra

CLOSER TO BELIEVING

by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
from Works vol. 1, side two by Greg Lake -77



Solar Plexus chakra

TROPICAL FISH : SELENE

by Gong
from Camembert Electrique -71



Sex chakra

Fifty-nine ANGELS AT MY GATE

by Manfred Mann's Earth Band
from Angel Station -79



Root chakra

BORTGLÖMDA GÅRDAR

by All Traps On Earth [former Änglagård]
from A Drop of Light -18






+ Special Spinning Darling Now 
cross every chakra or none :


(You've been) WINDING ME UP (too long)

by Alan Parsons' Project
sung by Chris Rainbow
from Eve -79





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21 January 2019

I Can See Your House From Here by Camel


in their 1979 shape, still shining fine
though taking too many steps from progressive
into pop, sadly enough without Bardens on keyboards


Rediscovered Record # 19:1
by kinda chakra based evaluation


most Whole Soulful song : WHO WE ARE

most Introspective Dreamlike song : EYE OF THE STORM *

most Expressively Amusing song : REMOTE ROMANCE

most Beautifully Lovable song : HYMN TO HER (or end of Who We Are)

most Mighty Strongfelt song : WAIT

most Sexy Teasing song : NEON MAGIC

most Survive-Struggling song : SURVIVAL (more of an intro)


Above and/or Below everyone : ICE

while single material "Your Love is Stranger Than Mine" there's no big space for in my appreciation


* like a perfect signature melody for some television series!?!



Reminds me most of : 
Genesis
Manfred Mann's Earth Band
10cc
Alan Parsons' Project
Toto
Electric Light Orchestra
Saga



Whole Album

(4) compositions
(7) instrumentations
(6) singin' /playin' feelin'
(4) lyrics (incl titles)
(5) variation
(3) synchronization
(6) cover /concept
(4) historical importance

= 39

I now give 1-7 for each cathegory
where 3 is good and total possible 8 x 7 = 56 never exist(?)


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