Wednesday, 30 November 2011

In England writing for the new album.

Hello everyone.

I have been in England now for a couple of weeks writing for my new album and I am excited about how the new songs are sounding. I also went to a screening of the new Borrowers film last night, it was nice to hear my version of Merry little christmas over the opening credits of the film. I was hoping to meet Stephen Fry but he wasn´t there. ( I was going to ask him to take me with him next time he goes to have tea with the queen, he seems like someone who would get invited.)
Doing some writing tomorrow for pop stars I don´t know, I also did that in Norway the other week. It is fun to sometimes write for other singer.

Hope you have started to feel a bit christmasy like I have.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

London gig canceled.

Hello everyone.

Due to things beyond my control I have had to postpone my trip to England until November. So my two London gigs this week have had to be canceled.
Loking forward to playing you some new songs next time I come over.



Monday, 3 October 2011

First song from my third album.

The first song you get to hear from my third album is called Pop Song. I wrote it with Nik Kershaw who has red squirrels in his garden. Now I want squirrels in my garden ( don´t think it is possible here in Iceland so I will settle for some chickens).
I am very happy with the video for the song and hope you like it too.


Thursday, 9 June 2011

Saturday, 4 June 2011

My new songs.

I have been busy writing new songs lately. Very excited about the new album now, and look forward to start adding some of the brand new songs to the live show. The one I recorded yesterday is very sad, but somehow sad in a nice way Then when I need to give my brain a rest from music stuff I go and work in the garden. I am growing potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli and beetroot this year. Also planted some pretty summer flowers outside of my house. Yes believe it or not it has stopped snowing , finally, ( and there are no volcanos going off at the moment ). And I celebrated this by planting pink flowers !

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Pancakes, skyscrapers and dogs in red shoes !

Here is a video blog from my trip to America.

Saturday, 23 April 2011

First day of summer !

Two days ago we celebrated the first day of summer here in Iceland. Yesterday it snowed again. Maybe we should rethink having that celebration in april. Most Icelandic people have memories of being snowed on in a first of summer parade at least once or twice.
I am going over to America next week to play some gigs and my first stop is Los Angeles, I am guessing the weather there is a bit nicer than here at this time of year. Maybe I will just have my own little first day of summer parade when I get there. And If you feel like joining me I should be easy to spot ( I will be the one boiling to death in my woolly jumper ). Yes I should probably find some summery clothes before I leave. Spring has started for the rest of the world.

But before I leave I am going to eat a mountain of chocolate and then play a online gig in from my house on easter monday. Hope you will join me, I promise to play music that goes well with easter egg leftovers.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

My second kitchen concert.

I am planning another online gig from my pink kitchen on easter monday at 8 pm Icelandic time.
Last online gig worked really well and people tuned in from all over the world.

Here is a little video message I just recorded about it.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Darth Wader and chicken envy.

And the laziest blogger of 2011 award goes to...... me. So many exciting things have happened and I should have blogged about it all. But when I am not working on the music I tend to be in my wellies somewhere in the garden trying to put down some vegetable seeds, but then it keeps snowing again so if any of the ones I put down this weekend end up on the dinner table it will be a miracle.
But the plan was to tell you about exciting music related things, not geeky farm stuff, ( I somehow always end up talking about that instead. ) I went to Sweden last month where I met up with brilliant songwriters from many different countries, we wrote some very good songs for different artists and it was fun writing for other people and to write in different musical styles than what I normally do. When I came back from Sweden I had some horrible swedish flu and sounded like Darth Wader (with an Icelandic accent )for about 2 weeks. But I am better now and back working on the new album.
At the end of april I am going to America, I haven´t played there for a few years so it is about time I go and eat some of their pancakes. I will be playing shows in L.A. , New York, and Boston and I hope to see some of my online friends and followers at the US shows.

My neighbors who live two farms away from us got a chicken house today. They are going to paint it and fill it with chickens in the summer. I think I may have chicken envy.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Suitable shoes for this weather.

This was waiting for me when I came outside. The good news is that Mosi has brilliant taste in shoes. The bad news is that I will have to buy a new pair of red shoes because there are now lots of teeth marks in these.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Snowball fight.

We have had a lot of snow over the last few days. I love it, this is what winter should look like. My cat Moli isn´t so sure about all this white stuff. These pictures will show you why ......

Really ? You people expect me to go out in that weather ??????

But she kept screaming at the door so I opened it to let her check out the snow.

She explored it for a few minutes but then came in and could hardly walk because of all the snowballs that were stuck to her fur.

I tried to dry her off with a towel but the snow was stuck, so I ended up leaving her by the radiator so the snow could melt off.

We keep finding tiny puddles on the floor where Moli´s snow balls are melting.