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Monday, September 22, 2014

One and a half week before anyone else ...

Living in Nashville has its perks. Like for instance taking the opportunity to go and listen to a live interview at the CMHOF and Museum where Marty Stuart told Scott Goldman about how he was led to start playing the mandolin listening to blues. He also told the story of how he ended up co-writing a song with Johnny Cash only four days before the music icon passed away. They were neighbors and Mr. Stuart went over to J.R as he called him - from time to time to keep him company and that particular day he approached J.R with an idea he had and they finished the song in five minutes.

Marty Stuart signing a CD for Kriz.

Marty Stuart and Kriz.

I am now an owner of this CD one and a half week before its actual release. It has two CDs where one has Saturday Night songs on it and the other Sunday Morning (inspirational) songs. It's easy to hear the bluesy undertones in Marty's music that he was influenced by growing up in Mississippi. The CD is going to be available to the public on September 30, 2014.

Scott Goldman - Vice President of the Grammy Foundation and Music Cares - interviewing Marty Stuart at the Ford Theater, CMHOF and Museum, Nashville, TN.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

A Musical Collectible

I had the honor of listening to this lady singing at The Texas Troubadour Theatre in Nashville.  recently. Couldn't help but buying her latest Cd. My favorites songs on it so far are "Baby's Not Home" and the title track "My Imagination".

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Green Canvas Prints

Is there any color more happy than green? I mean, it signals birth and growth through the colors of leaves and stems of flowering plants. It is my favorite happy color!

green canvas prints

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Classic Sandwiches

One American:

Tomato Sandwich. Sliced tomatoes and mayonnaise between two slices of bread.

One Swedish:

Ostmacka. A slice of buttered bread, slices of cheese and sliced cucumber, The picture is showing two sandwiches - open faced, and that's the most common way of having a Swedish sandwich.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A Classic Swedish Joke

One of my favorite jokes that I just translated into English:

Two friends were talking about a couple they knew. "They are a mismatch", said one. "In what way?", said the other. "Well, you know, she's a mathematician and he is impossible to figure out!".

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Good thing about losing something ...

"The good thing about losing something is that when searching for it, you may find something else."
- Kriz Rogers

It's okay ...

... to be a Veggievore.

I just learned that new depiction while reading on a Swedish web site. It's a noun describing a person who mostly eats veggies and only sometimes meat. Funny thing is, the news traveled from the US to Sweden and ended up as news on a radio station. It's such a small world :-)