29 Dec, 2014

Most streamed songs 2014 - #4 

Posted at 12:22 under MUSIC



Samba-reggae in Swedish. The title means 'It could just as well have been us'.


28 Dec, 2014

Most streamed songs 2014 - #5 

Posted at 22:37 under MUSIC



My English samba version of Allan Edwall's Swedish classic 'Den lilla bäcken'.

With special guests:

Peter Asplund - trumpet (Bo Kaspers Orkester)
Sebastian Notini - percussion (Lisa Nilsson)
Glenn Fransson - bass
Micke Sehlstedt - drums
Peter Bruun - percussion

Samba chorus (recorded in my living-room):
Heléne Blad, Ann-Sofie Lund, Katarina Gottfridsson, Johan Pettersson, Rickard Beurling

From the 2007 album Blissa Nova.


28 Dec, 2014

5 most popular tracks 

Posted at 19:47 under MUSIC, SETLISTS

Starting today on my facebook page, I will post the 5 most popular tracks of mine.

This means the 5 tracks with the most streams on Spotify during 2014.

I could have included youtube hits as well as other streaming services, but I think it wouldn't differ that much. At least the top 3 would still be the same.

You might be surprised by one or two. I was!

Follow the countdown on my facebook page:

11 Dec, 2014

New single - Möten och avsked 

Posted at 22:24 under MUSIC, ART, JAPAN

My new single Möten och avsked was released last Monday, December 8.

It's my Swedish translation of Milton Nascimento's classic Encontros e Despedidas, a fantastic song. Singer Nina Ripe has previously released this translation in an acoustic version, on her debut album "Apaixonada".

The song was recorded on the day one year after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, on March 11, in a small recording studio in Shonan, a stone's throw from the Pacific Ocean. The music video above shows Tokyo in the rain.


Kazuya Saka - grand piano
Show Kudo - bass
Kaoru Suzuki - drums
Me - vocals & cavaquinho

Here's the link for iTunes:

I hope you like it!

29 Nov, 2014

Art exhibition setlist 

Posted at 23:43 under MUSIC, ART, SETLISTS

Today I did a live performance at the opening of a Christmas exhibition at the newly opened GALLERI MOT STRÖMMEN in Norrköping.

I focused on the Swedish songs from my C'est La Vie album, and threw in a Jobim song (Luiza) for good measure.

I did the gig completely unplugged, without microphone or speakers, and the acoustics in the gallery were awesome (as was the audience!).


1. Balans
2. Skuggor
3. Jabuticaba
4. Luiza (T. Jobim)
5. Changes Changes
6. Det gör ingenting
7. Beautiful Place
8. Passion

The exhibition is open until January 15, so be sure you don't miss it. There are some fantastic paintings and sculptures there!


18 Nov, 2014

Planet Earth 

Posted at 00:17 under MOVIES, THOUGHTS

Watch this beautiful short documentary about Astronauts who all say the same thing. Seeing Earth in the empty space reminded of why we must take care of this planet.

Video is here [19 minutes long]:

It's absolutely awesome!


10 Nov, 2014

New website! 

Posted at 15:31 under MUSIC, ART

My new website is now up!

For the first time since 2007 when I started a blog separate from the site, the blog is now incorporated in the actual website, with the menus and colors exactly the same.

The new design is also responsive, so will look OK even in phones and on tablet screens. Let me know if something is not working for you, you can send me a message at the contact link in the menu.

And - there's a surprise haiku waiting for everyone entering a mistyped URL or clicking a dead link ;)

Click here to find out:


06 Sep, 2014

New single 

Posted at 22:38 under MUSIC, THOUGHTS, DEMOCRACY

My new single is now available on iTunes and Spotify!

Det kunde lika gärna varit vi is a samba-reggae song in Swedish, and the title means "It could just as well have been us" and is written in the shadow of the growing Pan-European racism, nationalism, hate and violence.


http://itunes.apple.com/album/det-kunde ... d915956730

We have elections for the Swedish government next Sunday. This song is a call for people to have empathy with immigrant refugees coming from war and Eastern-European beggars coming from discrimination and racism in their own countries. Many of them are roma (so-called gypsies) and seeing the cold-hearted reaction of many Swedes to criminalize begging to get rid of them, is scary and is reminding of the 1930's Europe where nazism swept through countries in trouble caused by capitalism and the bubble economy.

Now, we're seeing the same thing again. People look for a scapegoat. Capitalism is the reason. Not the immigrants or the beggars in the streets.

"It could just as well have been been me
It could just as well have been been us
And all you'd wish for if you end up there one day
is a dash of empathy"

(English translation of the chorus)

Enjoy it and Share the love! <3

09 Aug, 2014

Hiba Tawaji - Al Rabih Al Arabi 


Hiba Tawaji is an awesome singer from Lebanon. Check this new song out. It's amazing - her voice, the song itself, and the haunting music video.

It's a masterpiece. The best song I have heard for a very long time.

Enough with hate and genocide now.


We must stop thinking in terms of "us" and "them".

Or it will never stop.

17 Jul, 2014

Remix of "Passion" 

Posted at 12:40 under MUSIC

This year it's 10 years since I released my first album Passion!

The title song of that album has changed my life on a number of occasions, so I decided to celebrate. So... I am creating on a new remix of the original recording.

It might not seem earth-shattering, but I believe it is. The tracks I am using are: vocals, guitar, flute, string section and the guitar solo.

It will be very similar to the original. Just longer, and even more groovy.

I believe you're gonna love it.

Here's a sample just for you.

Please remember, it's not finished. The sound is still a bit muddy...

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