This saturday, me and my fellow dysfunctional weirdos in Ztringtroza will do a show at Club Dirty Nights, Harry B James, Stockholm. It will be a lot of fun and madness as usual. Harry B James is one of those places where I’ve spent more time and money than I like to think about, but I’ve had tons of great times at that place. However, very soon they will move out from their current address. I hope they’ll find a great spot and keep bringing young and talented bands to their stage in the future as well.
But for now, I hope to see a lot of people this saturday when we’ll bring the Ztringtroza crew there for a final showdown (at this particular address that is).
Tonight me and a couple of very good friends recorded a music video for a track that will be released in a not too distant future. With what band? I can’t tell you at the moment but I’m sure it will be revealed soon! ROCK!
Tonight I’m doing a show with Siniestro as support for Destruction. It’s gonna be a lot of fun. The fact that I’m already awake and have restrung a bass hints that I’m really looking forward to this show.
In celebration of the fact that my piano version of “He Is” has passed 4000 views on YouTube I have started working on my next little project. The first project of the year will be a version of a song that a lot of you probably never heard before. Like before I won’t tell you what it is until I get closer to finishing the thing. To be honest, I have recorded most of it already but as usual there’s this and that and arrangements and instrumentation and what not.
Also, at the moment I have no idea what kind of visuals I want to have accompanying this song. I guess that’ll take some time to figure out (and create), but in the meantime I’ll try to make it sound as good as I can.
I don’t know what you guys think, but to me a video of some sort makes listening to “new” music online a lot more enjoyable and exciting. I was thinking about getting a Soundcloud account (or something like that), but I don’t think anyone would take their time listening to anything there, so I’ll stick to my idea of having something to look at while listening. Which of course means everything takes a little longer to finish, but what the heck. What’s your opinion? Let me know at the Delafox Studios Facebook page.
Oh, and I’m thinking of buying those awesome air drums for the studio. I can’t play the drums AT ALL, but at least I could invite my drumming friends over for some epic, awesome recording and jamming.
It’s very hard not to write something about the tragic passing of Lemmy Kilmister, legendary bass player & vocalist of Motörhead, and at least for me: one of the biggest and most important symbols of rock ‘n’ roll ever.
Simply one of the greatest rock stars, bass players and entertainers there ever were. Even though I myself was never a big Motörhead fan, Lemmy has always been a huge inspiration to me. He created sounds on his bass guitar that I didn’t think was possible, and his stage persona was cool to a point where competition was unnecessary. I can’t think of a single person who is as representative and famous for the art and living of rock ‘n’ roll as Lemmy.
His extreme output and charisma will forever be remembered by me and most rockers all over the world.
You were, and forever will be, one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll artists to ever walk this earth!
“If you’re going to be a fucking rock star go be one. People don’t want to see the guy next door on stage; they want to see a being from another planet. You want to see somebody you’d never meet in ordinary life.”
I made it! Finally my project that I’ve been working on for quite some time now has been finished. A tribute to one of my favourite bands; Ghost, and their amazing song “He Is” as sort of a piano cover.
The first time I heard this song I knew I had to make something with it, so I recorded this piano version. Originally I wasn’t planning to make anything more than a simple one take video for it, but that soon became a little more advanced.
I’ve done almost everything myself; playing keys, singing, recording, filming and editing. It was a fun project that somehow grew bigger and bigger until I had to stop myself and just release the thing. Big thanks to my buddy John Berg for mixing and mastering my recording!
Also, big thanks to Ghost and their associated songwriters for writing such a brilliant piece of music.
Hope you like it! You are more than welcome to share the video!
I’m busy as always, and my little project that I hoped to have done by halloween is gonna need another week, so new deadline for that is next Sunday. Basically, video editing was more time consuming than I thought.
At the moment, I’m practising songs for a show I’ll play next Saturday with my friends in Siniestro. Filip, the bass player had an accident and ended up with a broken hand, so they asked me to fill in for him, which will be a lot of fun! Check out the event here!
I’m currently working on a little project that involves all the items in the foreground of this picture:
Well, it WAS small, but it’s grown quite a lot since I came up with my original idea.
I’m not gonna say what it is I’m working on yet, but it’s not too far from completion so I hope you can bear with me. I’m very good at coming up with ideas and fun projects, but finishing them is a whole other issue. Posting about it here will hopefully work as an incitement to make it happen this time!
I started writing the “About me” section for the site and realized that there’s a lot I want to write about, and there are only so many hours a day so I’ll split it into a couple of posts and put what’s most relevant on the about page as I progress.
For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Joel Fox Apelgren, I’m a first and foremost a musician, but also a songwriter and nowadays a web developer. I was born in 1986 in Stockholm, Sweden where I have lived my entire life.