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The towel is mightier than the sword

I’m in pain. My limbs are aching.

I can’t be blamed. I’ve been in a fight.

It was a series of fights. It feels like I spent the whole of yesterday fighting. In fact, pretty much everyone…

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That was the year that was - 2017

It's the time of year when you are supposed to look back and sum up all your achievements, successes and generally what a great person you are. The summary should also be peppered with a few failures and heartbreak…

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School's out for the winter

School's out. And as with every year, the kids parade the streets with burning torches. Twelve year olds in charge of fire. The parents are never invited to what happens when they get to wherever they get, but I…

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What the puck?

Last night I went to watch some Ice Hockey. And I had a lovely time - Nice food, a lovely buffet, a couple of beers, charming company in the form of the good people of Online Voices and Fishy

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Back in the papers with Comedy Festival news

The Linköping Comedy Festival 2018 juggernaut is shifting into gear - All the acts are now booked and ready to go, there's a couple of sponsors and the press is starting to prick up their ears. First off the…

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A busy week!

I was in Stockholm earlier this week to talk to a few people about next summer's film project. Some small knockbacks, but also some very positive feedback and enthusiasm about the film - The overall picture is that it…

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Into the wild

A couple of weeks ago, my wife asked me if I wanted to go camping with our son's scout group. Needless to say, the very suggestion of going camping at anytime of the year apart from at the height of…

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Team Amerika - F*ck Yeah!

Last night the US of A came to Linköping in the form of Team Amerika. Even though they cheated a bit by having Englishman Ben Richards (who was hilarious), they brought a slice of America to the stage at L'Orient. …

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Stop the press

Newspapers are a bit weird. If you contact them with a story that is happening here and now and that is exciting, the response is..... apathy if they can be bothered and indifference if they care enough to answer…

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When kommunala tjänstemän go wild....

I did a gig last night for about eighty kommunala tjänstemän from a selection of Sweden's so-called small big towns, or big small towns - The jury is out as to whether they are big and small, or small…

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Night Train from Norrköping

I went out late the other night. This is a big thing. I was out so late that I did something that I very rarely do. I caught the last train home. It was the party train and I…

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Vallastaden - The Future Is Now

Yesterday, I made it to Vallastaden. The groundbreaking building project that aims to revolutionise town planning in Sweden and beyond. A whole new suburb, built from scratch, with only the imagination of the architects (plus budget and building regulations)…

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My big break in the world of Death Metal

Remember how I'm always going on about how I'd like to make it big in the world of Death Metal? You know, how it's been a dream of mine since childhood to appear on a record that appeals to Death…

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My trip to Vallastaden - Prelude

The future is now. 

The future was never about space travel, or ray guns that shrank people, or flying monkeys. The future was always about voice-activated toasters and robot dogs chewing up newspapers. It was about the mundane made…

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He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy

Autumn season kicked off last night with the premiere of Messiah Hallberg's tour show - Den Missförstådde Profeten (The Misunderstood Prophet).

It was also a premiere for me, it being the first time I'd ever put on a…

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Translating for the dead?

I'm confused. 

Apparently, according to a my social media feed, Tim Abbott, a medium from England is coming to Linköping to perform a seance. He promises to contact spirits from the other side. Speak to the dead, as it…

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Beershake!

I'm back in Linköping after a couple of weeks in England. And last night we went out in town, which after the hustle and bustle of inner city Birmingham, metropolitan London and actually, come to think of it, even…

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It's not an AUDITION!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guys! Guys! It's not an audition! 

The word you are looking for is interview! I N T E R V…

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