Work has begun on the first project of the year

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.

The studio

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.

Over 4k views, yay!

Goodbye Lemmy Kilmister

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.

Lemmy Kilmister

 

His extreme output and charisma will forever be remembered by me and most rockers all over the world.

Play hard.
Drink hard.
Gamble hard!

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.”

― Lemmy Kilmister

Liberty

I could have written a long post on the tragic events of this past weekend. Instead, I wrote a piece of music to express my feelings. My thoughts are with the people who lost their loved ones.

Ghost – He Is – piano cover

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!

Ruben, der Wildschwein – new Ztringtroza video

We made a new video for one of the songs from the latest Ztringtroza EP. The song is a german version of the old (“classic”) song “Vildsvinet Ruben”. The video was a lot of fun and party to record. It features the entire band, as well as our pig of a manager, Ruben. And a pizza guy.

Ztringtroza will be playing at the Kalmar Tattoo Fair this friday, make sure you stop by if you have the chance!

Förlovningsblues i A-dur, Ztringtroza video

I’m proud to announce that there’s now a video for the song “Förlovningsblues i A-dur” by my spectacular punk band Ztringtroza. It features footage from both the motorcycle fair in Stockholm earlier this year, and Sweden Rock Festival. It’s a really cool video that really captures the total craziness and joy that is found in this band. Rock on!

Welcome!

Joel in Chicago

Welcome everyone! Some time ago, I decided to get my site up and running, and here it is. The idea is to write about what I’m currently up to, both as a musician/artist/songwriter and as a web developer. Occasionally I’ll take a stroll down memory lane and post some funny tour memories as well.

I honestly don’t know how often I’ll write ’cause I never did this blogging thing for myself before, but I’ll try to update as soon as I can.