Archive for December, 2015

Great Albums 2015

27, Dec 2015

Everyone’s doing end of the year lists! I wanna do one! Lots of stuff was spinning on my playlists this year (I guess playlists don’t spin, whatever), and here’s a non-comprehensive list of things you should check out. Brandy Zdan – Brandy Zdan (listen) Brandy is one of the coolest-but-still-grounded people I know, and that […]

Stockholm Redux

18, Dec 2015

Hello from Austin, Texas…it’s nice to be back and amongst the sunshine. We had a grand last couple of days in Stockholm after the tour officially ended. The charm of that city never let up, and we saw old stuff and pretty stuff and pretty old stuff. THIS WAS OUR HOTEL. Thank you, cheap online […]

We had a good 3 day stand in Åmål and got to wander around the town a bit. It was a cute downtown area and I had my first real experience with what I call “glitter frost,” where the humidity would freeze all over everything and just sparkle. Kind of awesome. Our last day there […]

Baldersnäs Herrgård

12, Dec 2015

We got to visit the glorious old Swedish manor turned hotel called Baldersnäs Herrgård this week. One of my favorite stops on this tour! Not sure if it was the fact that the grounds reminded me of Lara Croft’s Tomb Raider house from when I played the game briefly in 1998 (before I decided I […]

Sweden Sightseeing!

10, Dec 2015

We’ve had great shows and met great people, but I am super glad we’ve had some time to stop and see some cool landmarks on this Sweden tour! Aside from the generally stunning vistas we see daily, here are some highlights. Me and the Baltic Sea in Norrtälje This runestone lives on a hill near […]

“Stockholm syndrome, or capture-bonding, is a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending and identifying with the captors.” I mean…Stockholm did not keep us captive or anything but I GET IT because the minute we set foot in Old Town, […]

Sweden: In Bredsjö!

1, Dec 2015

It’s been an excellent time in Bredsjö, which I am told is the heart of the heart of Sweden. It’s rural and full of stately trees that cast one of those classic, dark silhouette scenes against the sky when the sun sets. It’s also full of lakes and gorgeous views. Sofie and Susan performed and […]