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Peter Criss book review

Last week Peter Criss, founding member and original drummer in KISS, released his biography; ‘Makeup to Breakup: My Life In and Out of Kiss’. I bought the book on Wednesday last week and I just finished it this morning. As a long time KISS fan I really enjoyed this book. The two first chapters, about …

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KISS – Monster review

The Artist here and these are my thoughts on the new KISS album called Monster. In this post I try to offer a little different review then your normally album review you will find on the web. I assume that you know a little about KISS and its members already, if not, this review might be a …

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Ace Frehley – No Regrets (Book review)

Hi The Artist here. I finished the Ace Frehleys biography, No Regrets,  the other day (co authors Joe Layden/John Ostrosky). Ace used to be a member of my favorite band KISS so I was quiet excited to read this book. Apart from my view that Ace was one of the coolest members in KISS when I was a …

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War of the Worldviews (book review)

I have just finished reading the book War of the Worldviews by Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow. It is, as the title suggests, a book about two different world views, one being scientific (Leonard) and the other spiritual (Deepak). The book is build up so that both the authors give their view on a specific …

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How does it work Spotify?

Hello, The Artist here. There has been quiet a bit of discussions around the Spotify business module and the streaming of music on the other side of the pond since the company launched its service in the US. I have touched in it before in this post where I showed what kind of money independent …

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Spirit of the Heart (new song)

Hi The Artist here. About a week ago I finished recording a new song. You can hear it by listening below. It is actually a song that is not that new,  because I wrote the vocal lines and the basic riffs for about 10 years ago. About two months ago, while I was cleaning up …

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How much do Spotify pay?

Hello, The Artist here. Being a long time musician with a couple of album releases in my CV and also being a techno nerd, I have a big interest in knowing how much musicians and other artists today make from the new on-line distribution stores and especially from Spotify, who are huge here in Sweden and have recently started …

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Maryslim, not new but good

As The Artist pointed out in a earlier post, he is now using the app Spotiseek to find new music. It has so far worked out great for The Artis. Today he found an “old” Swedish band called Maryslim and their album ‘A Perfect Mess’, released 2007. It is a great rock n roll album …

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Wandering minds.

The Philosopher found this interesting post this morning, called ‘Does Keeping Busy Make Us Happy?’. Basically it is saying that we are happy when we don’t let our minds wandering away while we are doing whatever task we are doing. I guess that is why meditation and mindfulness is such good tools to use if …

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Face off!

So here it is, the first blog post on my new site. I have no idea at this moment how this is going to turn out. People might think it is a very confusing concept or a good or even great concept. The thing is that I have not seen a similar concept for a …