Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Sweden freaking rules!!!

  1. #1
    Still a Junior Member Albrecht Smuten's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Prague, Czech Republic
    Posts
    863

    Sweden freaking rules!!!

    Yes. Yes it does. My most favourite bands are all from Sweden: Opeth, Pain of Salvation, Mind's eye, Karmakanic, Meshuggah, Evergrey, Katatonia, Roxette (I confess, I dig Roxette).
    I know there are few Swedes on the forum, so I'd like to ask you...

    ...could you please give us back the Codex gigas? I'm pretty sure it's unholy powers are the reason why you're so awesome. We (and by "we" I mean "I") want to be awesome too!



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Codex_Gigas

    Love for all human beings is like listening to any kind of music. You just don't care.
    The 3-Mike-7 devotee.

  2. #2
    Senior Member jfb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    O'Fallon, MO
    Posts
    5,582
    Sweden!

    I'm adding In Flames, Hypocrisy, Entombed, Bathory, At The Gates, Dismember, Nasum, Amon Amarth, Grave, Arch Enemy, The Crown, Soilwork, Bloodbath...I believe you mentioned the rest of my favorites.

    Also home to a wicked data center named Pionen owned by the ISP Bahnhof.
    Plank Owner

  3. #3
    Cream Crackered Mikegarveyblues's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Warrington, Nr Liverpool UK
    Posts
    2,299
    Nothing wrong with a bit of roxette!

    Sweden does music very well. I think it is or was the third largest exporter (After the US and UK I presume) of music.

    Lot of cool companies

    Some stunnigly beautiful women. (Had to state the obvious).

    Never been but that's one country I would love to visit.
    Modified SE Bernie Marsden, Fender Strat
    Laney Lionheart L5T-112, Fender Mustang 1
    Wishing for a Blue Bernie!
    Click here for SE Bernie Marsden demo!
    Lessons, covers, backing tracks, etc...www.youtube.com/mikegarveyblues

  4. #4
    These Czechs rocked the world in their own way:

    Leoš Janáček, Antonín Dvořák, Jan Kubelík, many others in the world of orchestral music.

    Props to great Czech composers, Albrecht!
    Last edited by LSchefman; 02-14-2013 at 10:54 AM.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    MD.
    Posts
    205
    Got all y'all beat. My wife is Swedish. Tall, blonde, beautiful like so many there. We were even married there and spend a good part of every summer there at her family's summer home. Stockholm is absolutely my favorite city in the world, during the summer at least.

    And yes, their music like so many other things Swedish tends to be quite progressive.

  6. #6
    chief Shawn@PRS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 1985
    Location
    Stevensville, MD
    Posts
    3,670
    A friend of mine is in a Polish band and they tour throughout Europe quite frequently. He sent me these pics from Czech Republic. Amazingly beautiful!




  7. #7
    Senior Member swede71's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Stockholm
    Posts
    599
    We have...cough...socialized healthcare and the nordic light in the summer...magic!..If you want to hear sweden through music you have to buy and i mean have to buy Jan Johansson-Jazz in swedish.He was the father of Jens and Anders Johansson that played in another famous swedish band,Yngwie Malmsteen´s Rising Force or Yngve Malmsten as we say .And please stop believe we all live on social benefits in a social democratic utopia.We are just like the rest of the global world,confused over that something so good and wonderful can have so many people unemployed .Personally i believe in localism and yes,Stockholm is beautiful .I should mention ABBA is from Stockholm.

    Last edited by swede71; 02-14-2013 at 12:00 PM.

  8. #8
    Still a Junior Member Albrecht Smuten's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Prague, Czech Republic
    Posts
    863
    Quote Originally Posted by Mikegarveyblues View Post
    Never been but that's one country I would love to visit.
    Sometimes I contemplate moving there, but there would be no point in bringing a mediocre musician to Sweden, right?

    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    These Czechs rocked the world in their own way:

    Leoš Janáček, Antonín Dvořák, Jan Kubelík, many others in the world of orchestral music.

    Props to great Czech composers, Albrecht!
    You're right, Les... also Jan Hammer Jr. rocks my socks off.


    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    A friend of mine is in a Polish band and they tour throughout Europe quite frequently. He sent me these pics from Czech Republic. Amazingly beautiful!
    Ha, those are the places we keep clean for tourists, so they buy overpriced meals and drinks
    Nah, really the architecture is stunning and I never regret paying nearly half of my salary to pay the rent in an apartment just over the corner to historic centre of Prague. When I walk to my work and the weather is nice, the view alone makes me absolutely happy.

    What's the name of the band? I'm a huge fan to a polish band called "Riverside"...

    Quote Originally Posted by swede71 View Post
    We have...cough...socialized healthcare and the nordic light in the summer...magic!..If you want to hear sweden through music you have to buy and i mean have to buy Jan Johansson-Jazz in swedish.He was the father of Jens and Anders Johansson that played in another famous swedish band,Yngwie Malmsteen´s Rising Force or Yngve Malmsten as we say .And please stop believe we all live on social benefits in a social democratic utopia.We are just like the rest of the global world,confused over that something so good and wonderful can have so many people unemployed .Personally i believe in localism and yes,Stockholm is beautiful .I should mention ABBA is from Stockholm.
    Nice and mellow! If only I were more into jazz
    I wanted to point out a relationship between social democratic utopia and the level of unemployment, but that would be politics, right? Or economics? Is it safe to discuss economics here?
    (and yes, I wanted to mention ABBA too, but I listened to them when I was eleven and that's already a long time ago )
    Love for all human beings is like listening to any kind of music. You just don't care.
    The 3-Mike-7 devotee.

  9. #9
    Senior Member swede71's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Stockholm
    Posts
    599
    Yes,not allowed to discuss politics or economics.That we leave to the honest and truthful leaders.And hey,economics so complex only a few in the world understands it.I hope PRS never come up with a guitar so complex only a few will be able to play it.Anyway,heres something less mellow for you


  10. #10
    Still a Junior Member Albrecht Smuten's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Prague, Czech Republic
    Posts
    863
    YES! Yes, that's more like it (see the name of the thread for further exclamation)
    Love for all human beings is like listening to any kind of music. You just don't care.
    The 3-Mike-7 devotee.

  11. #11
    Pincher of Harmonics Blackbird's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    406
    I love Sweden. In 2009 I fought in a tournament in Skovde, and got to spend some days in Stockholm and Gothenburg. Lots of friendly people and beautiful blonde/blue-eyed women. I especially love Stockholm's bike rental system. The Archipelago was pretty sweet as well. And Swedish cheesecake is off the chain.

    Rented one of these, drank a few pints of Carlsberg (couldn't find a Swedish beer I liked), and did some awesome sightseeing.


    Some random pics of Stockholm:




    Stockholm City Hall


    And one unique pic from Skovde. I did not notice the "art" until I got home.
    12 408 - 12 DGT - 09 Tremonti II - 98 CU24 - 97 CE22 - Mesa MarkIV - Kemper Profiler Amp - EVH 5150 III - PRS Archon

  12. #12
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    14
    I just finished watching the Girl with the Dragon tattoo trilogy (original Swedish version). Awesome set. Loved it and loved the backdrop. I also had a Swedish trainer in Thailand. Guy was a powerlifter and I think benched VWs for fun. Best part was I never got injured working out with him so he was doing something right.

    Now I have to confess I don't like cold weather so I'm doubtful I'll ever want to spend much time there. I mean, when it drops below 50 degrees here in AZ I'm wearing a coat.

  13. #13
    Bobble Head Moderator JMintzer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Potomac, MD
    Posts
    1,373
    I was in Stockholm last Summer, while on a cruise. What a beautiful city!


    Jamie
    Last edited by JMintzer; 02-17-2013 at 05:15 PM.
    ---Jamie---

    My Gear

  14. #14
    Senior Member sergiodeblanc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Downers Grove Il.
    Posts
    6,203
    I think the fact that the swedish government subsidize their artists helps a little too. I really enjoyed the swedish bands "Refused", "International Noise Conspiracy", and "Doughnuts", it's amazing what can happen to musicians when you give them a little room to work on their art.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •