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  • 40 Questions about your top 50 artists - update

    Set 9 2010, 22:50

    It's been a while since I did this list. Thought it was time for an updated version.

    1. How did you get into 31?
    White Lion - No idea. Probably when I first heard When the Children Cry or something.

    2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22?
    Twisted Sister - I would guess We're Not Gonna Take It.

    3. What's your favourite lyric by 29?
    Ozzy Osbourne - Gosh, too hard. But I do like I Don't Wanna Stop!

    4. What is your favourite album by 49?
    Accept - Balls to the Wall, I guess.

    5. How many albums by 13 do you own?
    Elton John - Hah! I don't think I even own one!

    6. What is your favourite song by 50?
    Dio - Rainbow in the Dark, I think. R.I.P. Dio!

    7. Is there a song by 4 that makes you sad?
    Thin Lizzy - Broken Dreams. It's such a great song, but if you listen too the lyrics you get really bummed out.

    8. What is your favourite song by 15?
    Guns N' Roses - Dear god… hm… how about Out Ta Get Me?

    9. What is your favourite song by 5?
    Bon Jovi - I Want You. That's one of the most romantic songs that I know of.

    10. Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy?
    Aerosmith - Dude Looks Like a Lady! Gives me great memories! :D

    11. What is your favourite album by 40?
    Cheap Trick - No freakin' idea :P

    12. What is your favourite song by 10?
    Supertramp - The Logical Song never lets me down.

    13. What is a good memory you have involving 33?
    Pink Floyd - Watching a coverband playing their songs in Kungsträdgården, Stockholm a few years ago. I went there with some good friends and we had a great time! :D

    14. What is your favourite song by 37?
    Cinderella - Gypsy Road!

    15. Is there a song by 19 that makes you happy?
    AC/DC - What song doesn't? :D but I know that A Whole Lotta Rosie really gets the party started!

    16. How many times have you seen 24 live?
    The Rolling Stones - None, sadly. Would really like to, though!

    17. What is the first song you ever heard by 23?
    Bruce Springsteen - That was before I was old enough to remember just about anything. Maybe Born to Run?

    18. What is your favourite album by 11?
    U2 - That's not fair. They've made too many great albums to pick one.

    19. Who is a favourite member of 1?
    Europe - God, all of them! But Joey Tempest is the hottest one. And Ian Haugland is my rolemodel.

    20. Have you ever seen 14 live?
    David Bowie - Nope. Hope I will some day!

    21. What is a good memory involving 45?
    Scorpions - I think when I got my recordplayer to work, I tried it out with Gold Ballads. I was so excited when it worked! :D

    22. What is your favourite song by 16?
    Def Leppard - I have got to say that Pour Some Sugar on Me still has a warm place in my heart.

    23. What is the first song you ever heard by 47?
    Deep Purple - Now once again, that's not fair! I was too young. Probably Smoke on the Water.

    24. What is your favourite album by 21?
    Scorpions - No idea.

    25. What is your favourite song by 18?
    Eric Clapton - Well… Layla, Tears in Heaven or My Fathers Eyes

    26. What is the first song you ever heard by 38?
    Journey - Might have been Don't Stop Believin'

    27. What is your favourite lyric by 3?
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - If is really beautiful.

    28. What is you favourite song by 2?
    Queen - Okay, too hard. But I really really love Brighton Rock.

    29. What was the first song you ever heard by 32?
    Chicago - The first I can remember was 25 or 6 to 4.

    30. What is you favourite song by 8?
    W.A.S.P. - Oh. Hard. Maybe Sweet Cheetah!

    31. How many times have you seen 17 live?
    Whitesnake - Twice! :D

    32. Is there a song by 44 that makes you happy?
    Joey Tempest - Haha, yeah, maybe WE WILL BE STRONG :P

    33. What is you favourite album by 12?
    Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms, I guess.

    34. What is the worst song by 46?
    Toto - Why would I listen to the bad songs?

    35. What was the first song you ever heard by 34?
    Skid Row - No frekin' idea. Maybe 18 and Life

    36. What is you favourite album by 42?
    Coldplay - Don't know really.. maybe A Rush of Blood to the Head.

    37. How many times have you seen 39 live?
    Firehouse - None.

    38. What is your favourite album by 35?
    The Baseballs - Well I've got to say Strike! Back. Been playing non-stop in my iPod for the last week.

    39. What was the first song you ever heard by 28?
    Warrant - Hm. Must have been Cherry Pie.

    40. What is you favourite album by 7?
    T.Rex - Ride A White Swan. Without a doubt!
  • 40 questions about your top 50 artists

    Mar 16 2008, 2:39

    1. How did you get into 31?
    Ozzy Osbourne. God, can’t remember… Must have been my mother playing Changes for me in the crib or something.

    2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22?
    Pink Floyd. Oh who knows? I think it might have been Another Brick in the Wall

    3. What's your favourite lyric by 29?
    Cinderella. Probably Shake Me ;) Good times!

    4. What is your favourite album by 49?
    Van Halen. I guess it’s got to be 1984 or 5150

    5. How many albums by 13 do you own?
    Twisted Sister. I think I own two, Come Out And Play and Stay Hungry. Both on vinyl, of course!

    6. What is your favourite song by 50?
    Alias. Well, I gotta say More Than Words Can Say. That was my first “real” boyfriend and mine first Song. :)

    7. Is there a song by 4 that makes you sad?
    Bon Jovi. Yeah, I Want You… It’s SO romantic and sad! I looove it!

    8. What is your favourite song by 15?
    Warrant. Hmm… Depends on my mood. Sometimes it’s Sometimes She Cries, and sometimes it’s Down Boys

    9. What is your favourite song by 5?
    Supertramp It must be The Logical Song

    10. Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy?
    Guns n’ Roses Paradise City always puts a smile on my face! :D

    11. What is your favourite album by 40?
    Gary Moore God, can’t say that I own an album of him, but I think my friend has Out In The Fields, and from what I can remember I liked that one 

    12. What is your favourite song by 10?
    Iron Maiden Oh Run to the Hills, without a doubt.

    13. What is a good memory you have involving 33?
    Dio. Hmm… good memory? Nothing really comes to mind, sadly enough. Maybe watching the Tenacious D-movie? :P

    14. What is your favourite song by 37?
    Eagles. Hotel California. What else?

    15. Is there a song by 19 that makes you happy?
    Warrant. Oh yeah! Both Down Boys and Cherry Pie are great songs to cheer me up! :D

    16. How many times have you seen 24 live?
    Firehouse None! (God, didn’t know I had listened to them THAT much! :O)

    17. What is the first song you ever heard by 23?
    David Bowie. Probably Life On Mars.

    18. What is your favourite album by 11?
    Kiss. Oh how great. ‘Cause they’ve only made like two albums to choose from… B-) Hmm… Well I don’t know… Destroyer?

    19. Who is a favourite member of 1?
    Europe. God, all of them! But Joey Tempest is the hottest one. And Ian Haugland is my rolemodel.

    20. Have you ever seen 14 live?
    Whitesnake. Nope, but will do on [event]Sweden Rock Festival[/event] this summer! :D:D:D:D

    21. What is a good memory involving 45?
    Treat. (good GOD didn’t know that I’ve listened to them so much that they deserved a 45#...) Weell… Hm.. Yeah! One of the first times I talked to my old boyfriend on the phone, he was on his way to a Treat-concert.. :P

    22. What is your favourite song by 16?
    Dire Straits. Oh.. Too many. But right now I thinks it’s Sultans of swing (live at Wembley).

    23. What is the first song you ever heard by 47?
    Jack Johnson. I think it was Better Together

    24. What is your favourite album by 21?
    Led Zeppelin. Hm.. Tough one. Led Xeppelin II?

    25. What is your favourite song by 18?
    Skid Row. 18 and Life.

    26. What is the first song you ever heard by 38?
    Brett Walker. No Fire Without You[/track, I think.]

    27. What is your favourite lyric by 3?
    Queen. [track artist=Queen]You’re My Best Friend
    .  Makes me think of my best friends, Ida, Frida and Yoyyo! :D

    28. What is you favourite song by 2?
    Red Hot Chili Peppers. Hmm… Don’t listen to them that extremely much anymore, but Scar Tissue will always remain in my heart.

    29. What was the first song you ever heard by 32?
    Poison. I guess it must have been [Track artist=Poison]Every Rose Has Its Thorn[/track].

    30. What is you favourite song by 8?
    Def Leppard. After a time of consideration, I have to go with Pour Some Sugar on Me.

    31. How many times have you seen 17 live?
    Scorpions. None, unfortunately. 

    32. Is there a song by 44 that makes you happy?
    Hmm.. Didn’t have a 44, since Robbie Williams and 10cc both are 43# with 63 plays each, but I can say that [Track artist=Robbie Williams]Let Me Entertain You[/track] is the happiest Robbie-song, and The Things We Do For Love is clearly the happiest 10cc-song that I have on my computer. 

    33. What is you favourite album by 12?
    White Lion. I think Big Game.

    34. What is the worst song by 46?
    Midnight Oil. God, to me they’re quite a “one hit wonder”, with Beds Are Burning, that’s kinda the only one I know I’ve heard. But I love that one! I mean, it does have 60 plays!

    35. What was the first song you ever heard by 34?
    Deep Purple. Smoke on the Water. That might even be the first song I EVER heard. Mom used to a Deep Purple-fan. But more Queen. Enough about her now.

    36. What is you favourite album by 42?
    Swedish Metal Aid. As far as I can remember, they only did one song, so I’m gonna go with that, Give A Helping Hand.

    37. How many times have you seen 39 live?
    Don’t have a #39, both Brett Walker and INXS are #38 with 68 plays each. Haven’t seen either of them live, though.

    38. What is your favourite album by 36?
    Meatloaf. Well Bat Out Of Hell.

    39. What was the first song you ever heard by 28?
    Cinderella. Gypsy Road, I think.

    40. What is you favourite album by 7?
    Aerosmith. I don’t own it, but I like Permanent Vacation. I got to buy it!

    FINALLY DONE! :D Enjoy the reading :p
  • Another "best-day-of-my-life"-moment

    Set 2 2007, 23:34

    Well, of course it's all about Europe, as usual :P

    This time it was in Dalarna, Dalhalla to be accurate, that was the victim for thousands of fans to rock the night.

    First there was the bustrip to get there. Four hours in a double-decked bus with a broken toilet and Svetlana, the busdriver, who was a bit too confident by the wheel... talkin' in the cellphone and stuff whilst going down curvy roads.
    In Avesta we picked up a gang of skåningar and dalmasar, who had started to drink about three o'clock in the afternoon. (Now the time was around five.) Those guys were so much fun! Johan, Henke, Micke, Danne, Ola and some other guy who I can't remember the name of. Good god, they were drunk. Especially Micke. After jumpin' around singing, screaming and talking to me and Ida for about an half an hour, he fell asleep on the floor.

    Danne gave me and Ida a beer each.
    "Or are you still only sixteen years old?"
    "No, no. We're eighteen now." :D

    When we finally got to Dalhalla the place were cookin'. I bought earplugs, since we were sitting on row five. We found our seats just when stereolith started singing. They started for Europe at Hovet too.
    So stereolith played for like an half an hour or so, and then they rigged the stage for another half an hour, until it finally was Europe's turn to enter the stage.

    They started of with Love Is Not the Enemy and after that it was just non-stop party for two hours.

    Setlist:
    Love Is Not the Enemy
    Always the Pretenders
    Superstitious
    Seven Doors Hotel
    Let the Children Play
    Time Has Come (!)
    The Getaway Plan
    Bass Solo
    Flames (in which huge bonfires ignited along the rocky outcrops)
    Brave and Beautiful Soul
    Carrie
    Open Your Heart
    Scream of Anger (!!!)
    Guitar Solo
    Girl From Lebanon
    Start From the Dark
    Yesterdays News
    Rock the Night

    ENCORES:
    Ready Or Not
    Cherokee
    and of course
    The Final Countdown

    I was the best. Totally and definitely the best. And, as Telisvas said on the forum, "the best band deserves the best fans", Ida and I was standing up the whole time, dancing, singing, headbanging and waving our arms of. Rockin', one might say. At least one guy did. During Rock the Night, a guy came up to us and gave us a hug.

    "You girls are the BEST. Keep rockin'! You rule the entire place." and then he went back to his seat. Haha! That was the most random thing that day. Seriously, we must have looked like idiots. But hey, that's my hobby, to embaress myself. ;P
    Actually, when the show was over, that same guy came up to us again and asked if he could take a picture of us. His girlfriend did that too. HAHAHAH!

    The show anyway, was the best thing I have ever seen. The sound-guy was a genious. It was loud, of course, but not too loud, so you didn't need the earplugs. The light was fantastic, although I missed flames shooting out from the stage during Flames.
    Apart from that, it was more than anyone could ever wish for.

    I could have stayed there for days, months, years. Forever. I will always stay with Europe, and Europe will always stay with me.
  • The best day ever. The day of the Europe-concert at Hovet.

    Apr 9 2007, 1:12

    Thu 9 Nov – Europe, stereolith

    Well, what can I say? It was the best day anyone could ever think of.

    It all started in about 10 in the morning, when I was at the hairdresser (I skipped school, this was more important). I was gonna curl my hair just like Joey had his in the 80's.

    I sat there for about 2½ hours, and it ended up like a big bunch of phone-cords, with half a hairspraycan in it. I was thrilled.

    After that I ran to the subway to go to Globen, and the musicshop "Rocks", which is in a building close to Globen, where my friend Ida was waiting for me. We wanted to be sure that we were the first ones in line to the signing. We were.
    After about 2 hours, the rest of the crowd started to show up. The tension was rising.

    About 17:30 they walked thru the door. Europe. A halfhour late, which had felt like an eternity, but now, the time actually stopped. I couldn't believe it. Was it really them? Like Ida said later: "They looked so... real" and I totally agree. It felt like someone had taped a big screen to my eyes. "They can't be here, can they?" I could hardly breathe.

    Ian (the drummer, for those of you who didn't know) said to us (now there were three of us, me Ida and our other friend, Yoyyo) who were the only ones in the store (Everyone else was waiting outside, we had got the permission to be in there, because on of the guys who were working there knew that we had been there for more than three hours), he said:
    "What's this? You've bought a VIP-card to the store, or what? Hahah!"
    "Well, almost. We've been waiting here for three hours." I somehow got the strength to say. He misheared me.
    "WHAT?! You've been waiting here for three DAYS??" And his eyes got big and round. When he finally got that we've "only" been there for three hours he relaxed a bit.

    When I got to Joey, when he was gonna sign my Secret Society, I told him that I was the girl who had mailed in to the radiostation "Rockklassiker 106.7" one morning when they were there. I had written how amazingly goodlooking he is. When I told him this now he smiled and said: "Really? I remember that... Well I'm glad someone thinks so." And he gave me a big smile. "Everybody thinks that you are!" I said.

    When we left the store, I was shaking. I was so extremely happy I wanted to cry. I ran in to a little store to by lighters to have during the ballads. (My friends were running to the line at Hovet.) I just couldn't stop shaking. I almost screamed to the poor cashier "two lighters please!" she looked abit scared.

    I called my mom and some friends to scream out of happiness that I had talked to Joey Tempest! They were very happy for me when they finally could understand what the hell I was trying to say.

    Then there was the line. Not much happened there. We bought t-shirts, keyrings and earplugs. Someoen had brought a stereo, and we were all singin' along to Cherokee, The Final Countdown and Carrie. Among others.

    Then, the Sesame gates opened. We entered. Running was strictly forbidden, even though you wanted nothing more.
    More waiting. We had the best position ever. Right in front of the stage, in the total center. It couldn't get any better.

    After a while Stereolith showed up. They were good. Really good, but the drunk guys behind me liked them a bit too much, I think. They were headbanging so much into my head that I thought I was gonna get a concussion.
    Like I said, Stereolith was good, they played for about 40 minutes or so. I think they felt that their crowd wasn't the best. That was only because Stereolith was nothing compared to what was gonna come.

    15 minutes after Stereolith had left the stage some stageworker put out Joeys white mikestand. The whole crowd was going crazy! Soon we would all be singing along to the sweet notes of "Secret Society". At least we thought so. We had to wait yet another halfhour. Everytime they were soundchecking the guitars and drums everybody cheered.

    Now you could actually touch the excitement in the room. We were all so amazingly tensed. "Anytime now..." you could here people behind you wispering to eachothers.

    "Runnin' against the light, against the time..." and an explosion of sound and the lovely tunes of Secret Society roared thru the big Marshalls and struck the audience. They were there. On stage.

    God I was happy. During John Norums solos you couldn't think, you couldn't move. It was like he was playing just for me. It was just the two of us. At the same time you could feel the total fellowship with everyone else. It was wonderful.

    We were singing, we were screaming, and we all loved every single second of the entire concert. I feel sorry for every lost soul who weren't there and could feel the magic.

    When the concert ended, I was so excited and so happy that you can't even begin to explain. My legs were killing me, I guess. I couldnät feel it. All I could think of was those drips of Joeys sweat that almost hit me, the corner of Ians towel that I got a grip of, and the water from Mics bottle that wet my left arm. I think I cried a bit again.

    On Europe's tour blog, you could read Ians comments to the show. "Det var fan bättre än sex! Lika svettigt iallafall..." wich translated is something like "It was better than sex! At least as sweaty..." Of course it was.

    "Was it good for you?"
    "HELL YEAH!"

    Hope you enjoyed my review and story about the best day of my life, although it was a bit long. Have a great life, thanks for reading!

    *Note that all the conversations were held in Swedish, the language that we grew up with. (Including Europe.)

    FOR PICTURES: GO TO EUROPES WEBSITE AND CLICK INTO THE "PICTURES"-SECTION. ALL THE PICS FROM THE SCANDINAVIA-SECTION IS FROM HOVET*.




    *I'm the girl on the picture "Spectators". Not a flattering picture, but what the hell! I'm there! =D