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* * * Paul Auster 1947 - 2024 * * *

One of my favorite authors I have discovered in recent years, after his 70th birthday documentary, and a decent man as well.
I begun my reading with King & Koontz and like them still today, PA is at the same high level and his books are mainly about New York.
https://www.expressen.se/kultur/jens-liljestrand/paul-auster-borde-ha-fatt-nobelpriset/
(In swedish)

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* * * * * * * * * * since I been collecting that since I was about ten yrs old...but I got other stuff too... * * * * * * * * * *



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I never liked Youtube not even in the beginning in the 90s, or any kind of streaming which always has problems compared to digital content, but I like...
The Daily Doug, classical music and metal what could be better, subscribe now, it is free like the best things in life
(might be one of few music channels you actually need)

Slayer - Raining Blood
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Metallica - Blackened
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Judas Priest - Victim of Changes
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Judas Priest - Painkiller
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Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a Madman
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Ozzy Osbourne - Mr. Crowley LIVE
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I preferred Hendrix and ELP back in the day and I prefer Yes now, but these are great songs of KC.

King Crimson - Starless https://www.bing.com/videos/riverview/relatedvideo?q=king+crimson+red+40th+starless&mid=EB45E5D0DA894E10D2EBEB45E5D0DA894E10D2EB&FORM=VIRE

Beautiful song

King Crimson - Sailor's Tale https://www.bing.com/videos/riverview/relatedvideo?q=king+crimson+silors+tale&mid=3D17E5E9F95E55EE8C3A3D17E5E9F95E55EE8C3A&FORM=VIRE

Spacy song

King Crimson - Larks' Tongues in Aspic, part 2 https://www.bing.com/videos/riverview/relatedvideo?&q=king+crimson+larks+tongue+part+2&&mid=F5DA9DE8852C3FA8E139F5DA9DE8852C3FA8E139&&FORM=VRDGAR

Heavy as any modern technometal band later on

King Crimson - 21st Century Schizoid Man Live Chicago https://www.bing.com/videos/riverview/relatedvideo?&q=chicago+21st+schizoid+live&&mid=EFA15E4B01516D62EC96EFA15E4B01516D62EC96&&FORM=VRDGAR

Bruford might be the best but this ain't too shabby either on one of their and the worlds best live albums

Oh and the whole RED album as many times as you wanna...L Patrik W Johansson



***** L ***** P ***** W ***** J *****
......aka LPWJ (translations & genealogy) aka LordParzifal (poetry, also translations of poetry, which reminds the most of the lyrics I started with, see Pälle Näver) aka Patrik L Johansson (founder of Sorcery & Rivendell (SWE) late 80s to early 90s but also ZZ Top style coverbands to early metal schoolbands before '86) Lamb of God or L.O.G. carrying the Progressive American Metal tradition forward with good beats and riffs in my own genre and/or drumstyle from early 90's, (Mudvayne and Machine Head being a couple of other favorites as well as My Dying Bride, who sounds closest to my own written songs; many bands on M with roots in the Mercyful Fate/Metallica tradition, Queensrÿche, Crimson Glory and Fates Warning being the exception, and megafavorites, I also collected Shrapnel records early on, everything with great drummers and guitarists) it's a very good feeling that it's now so popular, 'cause this is the genre I've been listening to for 30 years.......and luckily recently found another favorite band in Texas Hippie Coalition.......

Another favorite is our new cat, our second called Waldemar or Walle for short; like all my previous cats he seems to be OK with both classical (who isn't) and rock in the metal vein...his full name (stated on his silver plaque on his scratch pillar): Ferdinand Silver Waldemar II "Melker" (Since he has a M-mark on his head going all the way back to Egypt and Melker was his first name, also called Silver)...yes I prefer cats to people for the most part...since they do as they wish and don't do as the masses want...and they always accept me seeing I am the same as them.
We also got a 2nd one, a stray, which is a longhaired Birma of unknown origin in the same colorshade as Silver which is called (also stated on his silver plaque on his scratch pillar): Franciscus Sherlock Waldemar III "Ludde" (Since he is grey and black but with a brighter curly stomach, Sherlock means bright locks or bright as in smart...).

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*****1997-2022*****
***25 Years Online***

*****1977-2022*****
***45 Years (& more) of Collecting Vinyl***

I used to do this on a typewriter already in the late 80s with text in black and red, all my bandmates from different bands wondering what I was doing while they were drinking beer at the rehearsal place, I was never much of a drinker and proudly so, quit at 20 also became a pescatorian (fish/veggies) at that time...before even the word existed...but it was a drag when you got some new records you had to type a new page every time so I only did it for a while...

Back then the vinyls were sold via mailorder catalogues (circa 1989) and nowadays some, like a collector friend in Sweden, Johnny on Record Heaven, do the same thing online (see link) http://recordheaven.net/index.cfm

LPWJ on Subterranean Masquerade: About the most fun you could have on a recordplayer, indian classical folk music meets older progressive stuff meets newer progressive metal vibes; only bad thing is I wish I could have given it a 5/5 cause I really wanted to...

The great use of the drums and folk music elements for the dimensions gets 5 out of 5 but the rest is good songs and arrangements but it's not Pink Floyd y'know...but maybe it can be...also the use of almost subtle metal guttural singing is OK in small doses but maybe do a couple of whole songs based on that, instead of echoing that genre in choruses only, it almost gets to be opera like when the baritone comes in for small portions only ...so it's not My Dying Bride either...cause they use the nuances like these to perfection...but maybe it can be...on the next album.

LPWJ on Loincloth: Listen to the 7" it will make every bored disillusioned metalfreak wake up again, and I love the runout message Fuck False Metal ... Loincloth ... Confessor ... Fly Machine it's all the same with 2 different singers C/FM and Loincloth instrumental and almost the best of the three according to my taste, I wish Confessor made a long instrumental, maybe they will, a new one's coming out soon TBA

Everyone should have a great individual drummer it makes every band much better and not a part of the metal clichés; Rush would have been nothing without Neil Peart the foregoer in this genre and that's what I tried doing in every band I played in from the age of 12, make it better than it was without me, make the songs flow better because of the arrangements, that's what every drummer can do and this guy always did that and lies behind all of these three bands success.

LPWJ on Babymetal: I don't think I have heard a record this experimental and interesting since Enigmas 1st with the Gregorian monks world phenomenon, this is my favorite band for the time being and for a long time to come for bringing some energy into the world of metal and the world of music... A crossover act as good as if Kylie Minogue would make a record with Slipknot; maybe some interest in the japanese culture might help or for some earlier asian HR/HM bands, with the tradition of clean sounding music and freshness; tracks 2, 11, 13 &14 being personal favorites...good luck with the Olympics 2020...you're already winners ahead of your time as always!



Babymetal & Rob Zombie 2 great crossover favs (since Rob is also a director maybe Babymetal could be compared to the great films after 2000 from Asia such as the Ring a.o.)



For the most part my collection is Americana which I know most about, since rockmusic has its roots in the South
and some might regard I have a big collection of early Queensrÿche, for Northern Europe (Scandinavia) also of classical music on vinyl, shellac and CD/DVD, here is some picture help for QR items (not from my collection though): http://rycheitems.com/main.html
and some Shrapnel recommendations for the generations too young to experience it first hand, like my generation was with Woodstock: http://www.noecho.net/lists/5-forgotten-shrapnel-records-albums-worth-revisiting-by-r-mason

Since the format is not the same here as the rest of the internet, if you're an old webmaster like me, here is an explanatory link: https://www.discogs.com/help/doc/text-formatting

My mother share the same grandancestors in the 5th generation with composer Bo Linde who studied under an old favorite composer Lars-Erik Larsson, and was a friend of Hans Eklund from the same county; so I also will look over all his releases (having composed music myself since the age of 15, Ekseption style for rockband and some classical on acoustic guitar even with Opus numbers (unreleased)), I think he has over 80 Opus numbers, at least works, according to his book and many of them are recorded but only 4 records to this date exists here, (the newest release is called "Orkesterverk/Orchestral works Vol 1-3 (CD/SACD - Hybrid)") so now it's around 10
*** Opus # : 1, 7, 9, 10 * 14, 15:2, 17, 18, 20 * 21, 23, 27, 29, 30 * 32, 35 ***
*** without Opus #: Dans för Fiol och Xylofon (1952), Romantisk Melodi för Violin och Piano (1954), Två Sånger för Damkör och Piano (1954), Fyra allvarliga sånger för alt och piano till text av Harriet Löwenhjelm (1954/1970), Körer a Capella (1957), Sång för Blandad Kör (1959), Sånger för Trestämmig Blandad Kör (1960), Två Duetter för Två Fioler (1963), Liten Lyrisk Svit för Trestämmig Damkör (1965) *** His first work for choir was for a text by E.A. Poe 1952

Pic below: a scene from my viking village, where we have roots down to them (I am a right descendant of Lothbroke (as seen in the series Vikings) and Tveskägg (Sweyn Forkbeard) and his father Harald Bluetooth and so are half of these villages, we have runestones to tell their stories, in '94 I suggested the name Fafner for the local Viking society)


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