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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Some Swedish Music Culture Need-To-Know


To simplify it:


ABBA


ABBA's first recording with the girls singing lead with the guys before they became ABBA. Here they called themselves "Festfolket".



ABBA's sound engineer Mikael B. Tretow



Mikael B. Tretow on wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_B._Tretow





The melancholy and melodious traditional Swedish music



This tune is called "Tune For Father". A little side note: see the building? Constructed with a log house building technique the immigrants implemented when they came to the US.





This tune is composed by my great grandfather. The late and very talented Klint-Olle is playing my great grandfather's tune.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Baking and Eating


The past week and a half I've started enjoying baking as much I when I first started baking. That actually says a lot. The only down side is ... someone's needs to eat it too and that responsibility falls on me. Not me alone of course, and that's a good thing too.

Things I've made lately:


Banana Cake with Vanilla Frosting


Blueberry muffins batter waiting to be put into the oven

Swedish Thumbprint Cookies