Sofia Talvik’s Xmas Calendar 2012 #18

Sofia Talvik's Xmas Calendar, window 18
Sofia Talvik's Xmas Calendar, window 18
Sofia Talvik’s Xmas Calendar, window 18

I knew I couldn’t be the only Swedish artist to tour the US in an old van! So today’s window is a Christmas card from another Swedish band who also like to do that. Folk-Rock band Secret Circus who are kindly sharing their song “Waves” as a free download with all the followers of my Xmas Calendar!

Secret Circus was started by twins Klas and Joel Åhman in 2008 in Stockholm, Sweden. The maiden voyage sent the brothers bumming around Europe, playing their way from town to town. They immediately discovered that music was their calling and decided to give music their all. They quit their jobs and spent the following year writing and recording their debut album “This is Secret Circus“.

Every year they flee the cold winter of Sweden and spend the season in their studio in Roswell, NM where they’ve recorded most of their material. And on January 18th I’ll be joining them for a concert in Roswell, NM (aliens anyone?) so don’t miss out on that if you’re in the neighborhood. Go to for details.

Go here to download “Waves” by Secret Circus, choose your own price or get it totally free!

Merry Christmas from us all!

Merry Christmas from Secret Circus
Merry Christmas from Secret Circus

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Never write about food!

A while ago I read this article about how to gain a lot of followers on twitter. The article had some good pointers but one of them made me smile a little. It said “never write about food”. Now you might have noticed I quite often write about food (maybe that’s why I only have 959 followers). Anyway, I like writing about food because I love cooking and as a natural addition to that I love eating good food. I also tend to photograph my food and post it online. (But I never count calories!)

I also follow Jamie Oliver (or whoever tweets for him) and he writes about food all the time. What else should he write about though? Sometimes I’ve had followers who think I write too much about music – duh!

Anyway, I don’t just like cooking, eating and writing about food – I also like watching food shows on TV. Obviously I love Jamie Oliver but another favourite is “Guys weekend”. After seeing their gnocchi episode I got addicted to gnocchi and make it quite often. They also made a great French apple pie (Tart Tartin) which I actually made tonight for the first time. So I’m ending this blog post about not writing about food by posting a pic of my tart tartin.

My tart tartin before I tucked into it!

And yes, you can follow me on twitter here!