Unmistakably Nordic in flavor, Sofia Talvik somehow still conforms to American interpretations of her own original music, a North Sea siren blending sparkle and melancholy, creating a special niche of folk music.
We’ve arrived in sunny Austin. The weather here was just gorgeous yesterday, 28 C and sunny. We spent the day shopping away at highland mall, I got some awsome shoes at Forever 21 for just 6 bucks and then we went to check out my friend Angie Mattson’s showcase.
Angie Mattson Live
My throat has gotten worse, I have a persistant cough, pretty typically me. I get ill really easily and when I do it’s always with a sore throat and a cough. Joakim’s sister recommended Dayquil, so I got a big pack on a local drugstore. Jonas has got a cold sore and got some kind of ointment that felt like dentist anaesthetic, numbing his entire lip. I don’t think I’ll try that before the show tonight.
Then we went to a hat store and tried on hats. I actually bought a cowboy hat, but not the one in the picture. I wonder if I will ever wear it out of Texas…
I’m playing live tonight at the old Ale house, 11pm! Welcome!
Summer must be the worst time of the year to record an album.
My dicipline is running low when the sun is shining. One isn´t spoiled with warm weather here in the cold north so I´ve taken the opportunity to enjoy it while it lasts instead of sitting in my bunker.
Anyway, I haven´t been as lazy as you might think but I haven´t had any nice bits to put up for show here on the blog. Today´s been a really productive day, until I realized the battery in my guitar must be running out and some of the songs I´ve recorded today has an irritating loud buzz to them. It´s sad but I have to throw them away and record them again.
I´ve got a new lovely musician to add to my orchestra (isn´t myspace wonderful!), at least for this album. His name is Myles and he may be playing some (grand?) piano on some of the songs. Todays hit "Dominos" is just shipped off to get some beautiful piano instead of my strumming guitar, I can´t wait to hear what he´ll make of it.
That´s all for tonight folks, my shoulders are aching and I´m off to bed.