Sunday, September 26, 2010

It's red and suddenly doesn't suck so much anymore

Isn't it just typical that whenever you don't plan anything you end up with more than when you go outside with some plans which you don't end up doing anyway. To illustrate, I wanted to go to the City Art Museum but still haven't done that. But I really want to go you know. And I still haven't made a picture of a tram here. Not even a bad one. But at least I took one by accident today. I got 3 more days to do that. Let's see if I find myself cursing all the way to the airport because I didn't take that picture. There's about 12 tram lines in the city. There's always a tram going. There simply is no excuse. Except for it being way too easy.

Today we went out without a plan. Well, maybe going to Liseberg, the amusement park which costs 75 kronor just to get inside. Only to drink an overprized soda, buy overprized candy and decide endlessly whether to go on the rides (you need to buy coupons for that) now we're there anyway. Amusement parks have become a carousel of choices. Maybe it's because I'm older and I'm now able to consider my choices and their consequences. The last time I've been on a ride was after I had eaten some cotton candy. Do not get on a rocking ship after eating cotton candy. Just saying.

Today was lovely. Today was highly creative. I wasn't out to buy a notebook saying “The creative person is both more primitive and more cultivated, more destructive, a lot madder and a lot saner than the average person” but I did just that because it said that (and it has gray pages with white lines, how cool is that?). I wasn't out to get a Burger King meal but I did and yes it was damn good too. I also wasn't out to buy a bag from H&M but I did anyway, it's ready to be customized. And I certainly wasn't out to buy a CD by Kent. But talking about creative!

It was the limited edition of their 2009 CD “Röd”. One thing, the CD is shit. I wouldn't even cared about it if Kent hadn't been that really great band from 1995 to 2006, playing amazing alternative rock songs, was the best live band ever to step on this planet and well, if you'd meet them all you want to say at them is the very same thing Peter Griffin told Kiss “You. Are. Gods!” To which they probably would have answered “Yeah we know.” Thing is, they went synth. The way they make Depeche Mode look like a real tough heavy metal band. They released 3 synth albums since 2007 of which the 2010 one “En plats i solen” is the first one which is actually doable. It features the amazing “Gamla Ullevi” and with that song alone they managed to get me over the whole music change they made (it's radical, believe me) and look for their albums. And suddenly, there was this cardboard box. What on earth was in there? I tell you what is in there: the album on 3 LPs (2 songs on each side), on CD and on a USB stick as MP3s. As if the art work of the LPs wasn't gorgeous enough, it featured a book. Filled with photos made for the artwork. More than 100 pages (different sizes as well) with the most absurd and abstract photographs. You just ooooh and aaaahh yourself through it. It's amazing. It's incredibly creative. It's ART. It's inspiring art. A box filled with art. And I certainly feel inspired.