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.
video

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.