Sad news. The legendary manager, producer and artist Malcolm McLaren died of cancer earlier today. I found a snippet on youtube from an interview on Enough Rope. What a fascinating character he was.
I really really love Ricky Ryan’s new EP. It has a special laidback, “beach party under the palm trees” feel to it that I simply adore. Close your eyes and you are there… feel the warmth.
Click to stream it on Spotify or listen to the demo below:
I still have a bunch of older music that I will add to the site during the next weeks or so. Also I got ideas for some more pages and info that will be added soon. In the meantime I’m working on a new original track, which is kind of exciting because it has been a while since I did something of my own. When it’s good enough to show to the world I’ll add a demo here (or technically on Soundcloud – which is a really good site).
What a great track! 🙂
All the tech sites this weekend were filled with awe for the newly released Apple iPad. Since Apple first showed their new Jesus tablet, I’ve been asking myself if this is something I currently need. And for the most part, although it seems to be a really sexy toy, I will have to answer no. I already have two portable computers, a HTC mobile with internet connection and an iPod Touch with the Spotify app and twenty or so music apps and games. But this may change quickly as new apps start to appear for the iPad. What could tip me over to the other side would be a smart music app that would use the big touch screen in an innovative way. Something that I could use when I make music. The other day I read about the Rj Voyager application. It looks interesting but it’s not really for me, just yet. Demo below..
Cargo is a great new Sci Fi thriller from Switzerland that I would like to recommend. It’s low budget but it doesn’t look low budget – it has state of the art FX and a compelling story. Highly recommended! Trailer below.
The Midibox projects, initiated by Thorsten Klose, contains a growing collection of some amazing DIY stuff. Like the Sid Synth, FM Synth, the Midibox 808 (A “Do it yourself” Roland TR-808 clone), and the Midibox CV – which is what I’m looking into at the moment. The latter is a basically a box to control analog synths and other equipment through CV, Control Voltage – which is the pre-MIDI way to control old stuff. Like my Roland System-100, SH-09 and the Frostwave resonator (Korg MS-20 filter). Today I use a Kenton Pro 2 MIDI to CV converter which works OK but I need to take it to the next level, hence the Midibox CV. Below is a video of another Midibox project done the De Luxe way – It’s the MB 6582, based on the Midibox Sid 2. Since it’s DYI, everything is available if you want to build one yourself. All you need is time, money and a soldering iron. Amazing!
When I was 16-17 years old I wanted to work as a computer games developer. This was in the mid 80’s and Sweden didn’t have the games industry of today. The founding members of Digital Illusions (Battlefield etc) was still cracking games and calling themselves The Silents.
If you wanted to work as games developer in Sweden you either had to land a freelance job or do all by yourself, and then try to get interest from a British distributor or games company.
My first try was a space shooter for the Commodore 64 that I did together with a friend. It took too long to develop (due to school etc) and by the time we had a demo ready, the Commodore 64 computer was phased out by the Amiga.
My next try was a game I did together with another friend, this time on the Amiga. It also took way to long to finish but we did actually release it, in 1995, just in time for the big Commodore bankruptcy and the commercial death of the Amiga. All companies started to move on to the PC so good luck finding anyone interested in our Amiga game. We decided to release it as shareware and forget about the whole thing and the thousands of hours invested in it.
This game was called Cybergames (This was before the unrelated Cyber Games tournaments started). Thanks to the internet it’s still out there. Today I found a Polish review of the game, from 2006, which is kind of amazing concidering Cybergames was released 15 years ago.
If you know polish, here’s the review. If not, you could always look at the pretty pictures. 😉
It may be the most overhyped establishment on Ibiza, but their compilations are usually enjoyable. I’ve been using the streaming service Spotify for about a year now but the last time I checked they didn’t have anything from the famous Café. But now they do! Whopee! So if you are lucky enough to be living in one of the few selected Spotified countries then click the links to check it out. I think there are at lease 16 volumes available. If anybody needs an invite to Spotify, let me know. I still have a few left.
The last time I redesigned Fogelberg.com was in 2004. A lot of great things have happened since then – stuff like Soundcloud, Wordpress, the iPhone and of course the whole “social” concept on the web with Twitter, Facebook, Myspace and so on. My site started to feel really tired and was in dire need of an update, so here we are. I will add more stuff here during the next few days and if something shouldn’t work when you visit then please check again later. And please feel free to add comments to my posts – I really want to get in touch with my fans – I know you’re out there! 🙂