lördag 27 februari 2010

In church TV-disturbance

Today I went to church, because we had a gig with the gospel choir that I'm part of - Glow. It's interesting how hard it is for me these days to sit through a sermon, compared to how it used to be. Before, I could take in what was being said and pretty much reflect on that, maybe with a minor mental excursion into some thought of my own. These days, it's more like if you would imagine the preacher standing in their pulpit, and behind him/her you would have about eight TV-screens (with sound) that were showing different channels, but all kind of commenting on the same news. That is what's going on in my head these days - some sort of super-reflection-deluxe-mode.




(What I'm saying it's kind of like if you tried reflecting on the multiple meanings of the cross in the setting above...)

Even the smallest things get analyzed and processed, as if they were text in a book that I'm reading in order to use it for a text or paper I'm currently writing. Some people have said that theology made them doubt their beliefs and was mainly a painful experience. But I honestly think that those people who are interested in growing as persons must endure the experience, painful as it may be at times, in order to come out on the other side with a more genuine relationship to their faith and a renewed image of what exactly God means.

That said, I'm not judging the pastor for their interpretations and reflections. It's merely that I can see the different possibilities in expression and association, at any given turn of the sermon, could just as well go in another direction. Nuff said for today.

Jonatan



torsdag 25 februari 2010

Rave-oli


We spent the better part of our whole (snowed-in) saturday making home made pasta for the whole family. Two kinds of ravioli, one crayfish and charlottes and the other with portabella and blue cheese. But I guess as a former raver, it should really be called rave-oli...

tisdag 23 februari 2010

twitter.com/jonatanbackelie


Yes, I also tweet. I have written a blog post about the exact opposite - that I'm more like the ents in Lord of the Rings: They never say anything that doesn't take a long time saying, and they never say anything unless it's worth taking a long time saying.

160 characters, how on earth will that work out for me ... Maybe the blog vs twitter will be sort of a textual yin and yang? Or maybe my address should've been twitter.com/treebeard?

PS. I know I look like a rabbit. Always on top of my rodent-game.

söndag 21 februari 2010

New label!



I'm just in the process of setting up my own label - Rakkaus Records, together with finnish electronica-man of mystery Pinku Vääty. I'm very excited about this, and will off course keep you posted on the developments.

For a sneak-preview listen of the first release (a spacious electronica piece called Terminal Building by Pinku Vääty), go to www.vaaty.com

All the best
Jonatan

fredag 19 februari 2010

Rainer Trüby's guestspot wines:

Rainer has been kind enough to bless me and my blogreaders with five current wine recommendations. Thanks! Here they are:

RT´s 5 highly recommended sips 01-2010:
1. "Contraaparede" white 2004 Albarino, Adega Dos Eidos, Rias Baixas Spain
2. "Palestina" red 2001 Cabernet/Merlot, H.Lentsch, Alto Adige, Italy
3. "Cuvee Cecile" red 2004 Gigondas, Domaine du Grand Bourjassot, France
4. "Coume Del Mas" white 2007 Vin de Pays de la Cote Vermeille, France
5. "12 Volts" red 2007 Vi de la terra de Mallorca, Spain

Unfortunately these are not available in Swedish Systembolaget, but I'll make some investigations into acclaimed wines based on the same grape(s), region (and hopefully year), shortly.

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More of Rainer Trüby at myspace.com/rainertrueby

torsdag 18 februari 2010

If my heart was a compass, you'd be north.

I'm losing myself in the ferociously beautiful power-pop of Owl City's "If My Heart Was a House". Wonderful on repeat in my headphones.

onsdag 17 februari 2010

Come face me at meatbook!

Yes, it's been me and Usama bin Laden who has refused to sign up to Facebook.
Sorry Usama, you're on your own.

tisdag 16 februari 2010

New Erykah.

Just got a tip about this from my sister.

Enjoy!

lördag 13 februari 2010

Take me to the ...

... I may be home with a cold, but it's not quite serious enough to go to the hospital. Even so, that's how the new playlist starts out.

Enjoy!

PRODIGY: TAKE ME TO THE HOSPITAL
TIMBALAND: CARRY OUT (FT JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE)
MIIKE SNOW: BLACK & BLUE
TOMAS BARFOD: CHARIVARI
TIEDYE: NOTHING ELSE MATTERS
TOMAS BARFOD: SATURDAYA
MIIKE SNOW: SILVIA
OWL CITY: CAVE IN
LITTLE DRAGON: NO LOVE
MELO: BABY'S GOTTA GO

fredag 5 februari 2010

No comments.

But I wish for some.
Feel free to go crazy in the comment field.

onsdag 3 februari 2010

Snow!


There's a lot of snow right now in Sweden. Probably the most I've ever experienced for as long as I've lived in Gothenburg. And apart from that Snow, there's a lot of Miike Snow in my headphones right now. Wonderful indie-not-indie by "the band" of Bloodshy, Avant & Co who usually produce Britney Spears and Madonna, and the likes. Check out the album on Spotify. I highly recommend the song "Silvia". To what extent the song is a declaration of the boys' love for the Swedish queen remains unclear.