Getting towards midsummer here in Sweden, Friday, that’s a special time for the year being in Sweden. I personally think it’s just great with summer and it’s so pretty with all flowers and blossoms everywhere, I guess as in any country when in full bloom. But midsummer in Sweden is supposed to be great.
So the tradition is kind of special here in Sweden for midsummer, a thing being that it’s almost daylight for 24 hours up in the north, it’s also about strawberry deserts and dancing around a flower pole, and gather in general. It’s also a tradition to get seven different flowers and to have them under the pillow, then you should be dreaming about your becoming prince charming. Hopefully that works since I thought about getting one. (already tried to kiss a frog…)
For us, we rarely do the traditional midsummer thing, we might be going for a barbecue at the beach or something instead if weather allows. Today it’s been raining but was a bit nicer from the afternoon until the evening (witch was great since I needed to clean out the patio area, so that’s all up to standards now).
So I guess trying to figure out what to do for midsummer here in Stockholm this year, avoiding traffic jams and people in general for sure and maybe a guitar session with barbecue by the beach seems like a really good alternative and have to remember to grab seven sorts of flowers for sure to see if that works.
Trying to get things squared away writing… Today it was so nice weather out here in Stockholm so we decided to get hiking in the bush. It was super nice. Then we went for a little day out in the archipelago. Thought about getting away hiking, like super hiking up north in Sweden for holiday. So we may check that out to figure out if it’s doable at all for us. Seem like a good idea so far. I’d love to anyway.
Had promo with my music at instagram super fun to get a bit more seen I guess. All inspiring to get more music recorded and also figure out how to make more digital music from loops and things like that. So the music seem to come to me a bit easier at the moment, so I better ride the wave while it’s here.
So just getting to it with trying to write a bit, nightshift might get things going again
I started to write this song -waiting for the rain- ages ago, that I just brushed off and completed a bit more and recorded. It’s I guess about many things, I think mainly about choosing own paths and walking own ways – kind of choosing who to be I guess and choosing to be nice and a good friend. I really like this song, it’s posted at my instagram with a video to go @l_helgaasen and I’m thinking about grabbing promo to get it out there a bit more.v I really like this song and I hope you enjoy it as well
Today I spent the day helping a friend getting some items delivered, then going for a nice hiking walk in the bush. It’s like ultra bush where we sometimes go, we saw footprints from wild boar, elks, all sorts of weird prints. I have to say I love walking in the bush but maybe prefer the concrete at times…
Been working my thoughts around a song that I am trying to write, I kind of have the concept and the idea so clear, I just need to figure out how to make it happen so that’s at the top of my priority list at the moment
Just now I am continuing recording a song I started to write years from now. In a way it’s so well fitting with some of those songs I was working on back then, since it’s pieces just coming together in modern times. As well as I have been getting in directions I can see how the music is doing so as well from then to now, it’s like a road. I like dusting those songs off and bringing them back on the table, since I kind of have been through it all after things I was writing about back then, I now know how the solution and the story went, so it’s kind of a solution project with those songs. like having the keys now- to what I wondered back then. The hindsight.
So nice weather here in Stockholm. We drove a bit to see horses and went for a walk by the sea looking at boats. Amazing.
Other than that I am trying to do a little detox and get in a bit of better habits I guess. Catching up with all tv shows I barely knew I was watching… So a bit of tv I’d say… Trying to get into it with writing… and trying to just be kind to myself even though it seems like I wasted a bit of time, but I think it’s working myself to a better writing position in time, so hopefully it works out.
Music wise I am so happy to have found the recording program, getting into it at times, have been working on a song I was writing years from now and I think it can work out great. Hopefully it sounds great as well 🙂
Enjoying the weekend as much as we can, rain, rain, rain, here in Stockholm. Kind of refreshing though, even went for a long walk around. So just been catching up with teve shows and trying to record a new version of a song I was writing years and years ago. I had promo with instagram with my music so thought I should be more on top of it with posting new music as well. Really happy with the lady gaga Cover version of remember us this way that I recorded, so better make a bit more and continue to figure out the recording program
In total need of a bit of flow to writing my stories at the moment. Gosh gosh gosh. So I have continued to write the story after since it seem to come a bit easier to me.
So mostly just trying to clean the flat a bit, getting into detox, netfixing, tv shows, hanging out, recording music, trying to write, having a great time too; I love weekends
Feels amazing with the weekend coming. Have so many things that I want to do. Seems as such waste of time, but have to start with just getting the things going and clean the house though. Super… Although I have to say I clean the flat much better in the mornings. So I guess it’s just to pick up the bits and pieces and get started. Looking forward to nice flat though I have to say
Hopefully there is nice enough weather in the weekend to maybe get for a day out by the sea or something as well. Thought about getting a boat for the summer.
Other than that trying to make room for a detox cure for a while since we are kind of in self isolation as much as we can, so it’s a great time to maybe do a bit of things like that. Maybe even be able to squeeze in the bikini if getting into it diet wise as well, that would be amazing. Thought about how safe it would be to go swimming in the summer in the corona perspective. Have to check if there is anything written about that.
So yeah, the weekend getting started while I am waiting for the flow to come my way
Found a great way to record music, just have to figure out the program a bit more to make it sound even better, so that might be a bit of a start to a long since dream about a home studio for recording music. I just tested it out with a cover version of Lady gaga’s – remember us this way. Love that song, think it’s great. My version might need a bit more work to it but I am happy to figure out the studio program so it gets me going forward.
So a home studio is something I think I been dreaming of since like for ever. And the time and everything else needed to actually sit down and just do the things one want and one need to do. In this, I am so happy to have just that at the moment. So with the recording opportunities found, I am even more happy to get towards the sumer holidays to get into it a bit more, with my own music
Other than that writing is on the top of my list at the moment, I really have to put all my efforts and energy towards it to get it going. I just have to make it happen. The pressure from myself is tremendous I have to say. I am really up for a celebration after that scrip is good to go, I got to say. Sometimes the road towards the goal is more of the goal. With this script it’s been more like every letter have been the goal. Really need a bit of flow to get it going again
Swedish weather been amazing, about the Corona situation; hardly reading the news nowadays, the town is kind of as normal, a bit more room in the shops maybe but in general everything seems fine. We are in isolation maybe but it’s just as we would normally be, a bit unsocial I guess.
So it seems like a great sumer is on the way and hopefully we have lots of time to enjoy it
Found a great home studio program for recording music. Started to figure it out while recording a cover of Lady Gaga’s ‘remember us this way’. Looking forward to figure it out and starting to record my own music. I hope you like the version of this cover
Mothers day here in Sweden today, my super girl daughter was happy to bring me berries for snack. Very happy for that. Yesterday we went for a bit of a drive out of town, it was summer weather and so nice. We found a field with donkeys, they were adorable, super girl was super happy 🙂