I am Nik, a Swede living in London. I already have two blogs, one neglected film and music blog called Records Make Great Pets and one for my band Fulhäst, but I just wanted a place where I can post more random, non-specific things and thoughts and bits and pieces. A scrapbook, notepad, kinda thing. This is it.

The title is a line from Douglas Coupland's Life After God, one of my all-time favourite books.

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This evening I will be re-visiting what is perhaps my all-time favourite film, Ingmar Bergman’s Persona (1966).

Anaesthetise me… throw me away! No, I can’t, I can’t take any more! Leave me alone! It’s shame, it’s all shame! Leave me alone! I’m cold and rotten and indifferent! It’s all just lies and imitation, all of it!”

It’s a true masterpiece.

1 year ago
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Punk Rock Girls #2 Penelope Houston, singer, The Avengers

Penelope has such an incredible voice…and she always wore the best outfits. That self-titled LP has been re-issued and is a must-have for any serious punk fan.

1 year ago
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I’m gonna love you for a hundred years
Through suffering and celebration dear
Cause only you can make my lies come true
You can make lies real,
You can make me feel,
Like drinking wine in the shade all afternoon
Silver Jews - Room Games and Diamond Rain (from the album Bright Flight)
1 year ago
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Punk rock girls #1 Kira Roessler, bassist, Black Flag

1 year ago
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Just awesome #1: Guy Picciotto (Rites of Spring, Fugazi)

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This is one of the first photographs I ever took with an SLR camera and developed myself. I’d had compacts since I was ten years old, but it wasn’t until we got to do some photography classes in high school that I got to use a “real camera”. This one was taken in 1995 and it’s just a random picture of my friend Mikael, mid-jump, outside our school. I can’t remember if it was for a particular assignment or if it was ever used for anything. I imagine we were just playing around with shutter speeds. It’s a shame you can’t really see his rather spactacular mohawk.

This is one of the first photographs I ever took with an SLR camera and developed myself. I’d had compacts since I was ten years old, but it wasn’t until we got to do some photography classes in high school that I got to use a “real camera”. This one was taken in 1995 and it’s just a random picture of my friend Mikael, mid-jump, outside our school. I can’t remember if it was for a particular assignment or if it was ever used for anything. I imagine we were just playing around with shutter speeds. It’s a shame you can’t really see his rather spactacular mohawk.

1 year ago
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Kiss Me Deadly (1955, Directed by Robert Aldrich)
Mike Hammer: You’re never around when I need you.Velda: You never need me when I’m around.

Kiss Me Deadly (1955, Directed by Robert Aldrich)

Mike Hammer: You’re never around when I need you.
Velda: You never need me when I’m around.

1 year ago
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I am a quiet man. I tend to think things through and I try not to say too much. But here I am, saying perhaps too much. But there are these feelings inside me which need badly to escape, I guess. And this makes me feel relieved because one of my big concerns these past few years is that I’ve been losing my ability to feel things with the same intensity - the way I felt when I was younger. It’s scary - to feel your emotions floating away and just not caring. I guess what’s really scary is not caring about the loss.
Douglas Coupland, Life After God
1 year ago
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Last night I had a dream that you grew a garden on the trampoline and I was so happy that I invented peanut butter.

All The Real Girls (2003, Directed by David Gordon Green)

One of my all time favourite romantic films. It’s almost perfect, apart from a few little scenes that feel just a little bit forced and unnatural. That line, though. Just perfect! It makes me go all weak at the knees…every single time.

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