Weekend WP pub open!


Here we all meet, as we are, in peace. You drink as much as you want, you will never get drunk or unfriendly. We all meet here to have a nice chat with eachother. If you want some music you can paste a videolink in the comments. If you want something to drink and/or eat, just let the bar know what you wish. You will get it.

This is the pub of our dreams. Enjoy and stay as long as you like. Leave comments if you like to talk and if you don’t, just follow along as a silent reader. You are all welcome.

Let’s start the weekend now!

I begin with wishing a song from Nils Landgren funk unit. Finish what we started.

Welcome to the pub of our dreams, the World Peace pub 🙂

Anna

Advertisements

Till min syster – For my sister

Kvällens luft innehåller löfte om vårens ankomst. Vårluften har en speciell atmosfär och jag kommer då alltid att tänka på min favoritsång om våren. Dan Anderssons Till min syster.

The air to night promise Spring soon. It’s a special atmosphere in that Spring air at night. I always come to think about my favorite song in Spring time.

Sofia Karlsson sings To my sister in Swedish. I think she maybe using a DADGAD guitar but I’m not sure, it can be a regular one too. I’m not a music genius. I just know that she has a DADGAD guitar and have written a song about that guitar.

It’s a poem with tunes written buy the famous Swedish poet Dan Andersson.

Here’s a translation of the lyrics to English

I’m so ready for Spring. Are you?
Or do you wait for another season to come?


Anna

December 13 2017 S:t Lucy’s day in Sweden

Today Sweden celebrate an old tradition called S:t Lucy’s Day. In Swedish Lucia Day.

The celebration can be like this

Luciamorgon i Kungsholms kyrka

Or in a very small version, but the same songs

https://www.oppetarkiv.se/video/1613521/trolltider-sasong-1-avsnitt-13-av-24

This is from a Swedish TV advent calendar in the 80’s. 

Besides the singing the saffron buns and gingerbread snaps is a must on Lucia Day.


And of course I have a drawing of Lucia


Happy Lucia Day to all of you 🙂

Anna

Tremble my heart

My week so far has gone in high speed. I’m so tired when the days are over. 

But, I’m so lucky anyway. I have good friends, I meet nice people both in work and freetime, I have roof over my head and I have food to eat. I have all you readers of this blog to talk with.

That means I should have more energy left to stay awake in the evenings. But today I feel melancholic and this song suits me well.

If you have some uplifting songs instead that always gives you strength and energy, please leave a youtubelink in the comments or just the name of the song and the artist.

I sometimes like the melancholy feeling, but I also like when energy and inspiration is coming back. That can happen if you find the right song for the moment. 

It’s feels good to have happy feets sometimes

What songs do you match your moods with?

Anna


Matilda Day in Sweden March 14

Do you have names for every day in your country? In Sweden we have a couple of names for every day. Today it’s Matilda day. That reminded me of an old song I heard often as a kid.

I know another Matilda song too, Waltzing Matilda, the inofficial national hymn of Australia.

Then I know the Matilda movie from the Roald Dahl novel.

Do you know any other Matilda songs or anything else with Matilda attached?

Anna


A little bit winter left here in Sweden 🙂

Matilda Day in Sweden March 14

Do you have names for every day in your country? In Sweden we have a couple of names for every day. Today it’s Matilda day. That reminded me of an old song I heard often as a kid.

I know another Matilda song too, Waltzing Matilda, the inofficial national hymn of Australia.

Then I know the Matilda movie from the Roald Dahl novel.

Do you know any other Matilda songs or anything else with Matilda attached?

Anna


A little bit winter left here in Sweden 🙂

O helga natt/O Holy Night

  
For many years in the 90’s, I once a year visited Runtuna church in Södermanland in december, builded in middle of 1100s. It’s a little church in the countryside. They had the privilege of having access to one of Swedens top opera singers, Mr Olle Persson. Together with the local church choir he gave a Christmas consert every Christmas.

That was magic to hear all our classic Christmas hymns live with his great voice, the church choir and the acoustics in the old church. It was like the music they made always started the Christmas spirit in me.

I tried to find something like that on the internet, who could give you a clue of the feeling in a Swedish little church with a great baritone, singing swedish Christmas songs. I didn’t find anything that could bring that feeling back.

But I did find a video track with Jussi Björling, who was one of our world famous opera singers. He sings O helga natt, O Holy Night, and the pictures in the video really shows a beautiful winter and Christmas Sweden when we have white Christmases 🙂

So, all of you who wonders how Sweden looks at winter and how our Christmas looks like, watch this.

O Holy night is a song that ends almost every Christmas concerts in Sweden. Some versions when pop singers try to sing it, they sounds aweful, but when our opera singers take the song on, then it can be great to hear that song.

Anna

Jussi Björling
http://youtu.be/ofKk_Etapq4