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More notes on being an immigrant in Sweden

Sweden is a good country. Right? I mean, they are the sort of collectivist society that actually believes that all people should have a decent standard of living, while being an individualist society that believes in every person’s right to

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There and back again

Here is a very banal blog entry, simply about the things I have been doing lately. I had to go back to California for 10 days (had to!) to play some shows with Camper Van Beethoven, then came home. It

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Posted in Guitar, Music, Sweden, Touring, Violin

ex-patriotism

Perhaps I was always headed back to Europe; I was born in Marseilles in 1963 while my parents were on sabbatical. I lived in France for less than 2  years, though, so I have no memory of it. We moved

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dunno why the nadder bitter

It wasn’t one of the vipers we knew, we know where many of them live, and see them. In general they avoid you, and usually will not even bite unless provoked, like picked up or stepped on. We don’t do

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another inadequate eulogy for Mark Linkous

It’s very hard to tally the ways in which Mark Linkous had an effect upon my life. To say the least, it has been profound. I want to say something (or rather scream something!) but I don’t find real words

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Posted in Music, Sparklehorse, Sweden, Touring

photo by Ian Weintraub

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