Monthly Archives: July 2013

This is the last week before my vacation starts. I thought I celebrate that with an open mic tour. It will be Ruby Red in Falkenberg on Sunday, Dubliners on Monday, Gamle Port on Tuesday and finally restaurant Westerhus on Thursday.

It is summer and easier to stay up late. Tonight I’m at the open mic at the Dubliner at Järntorget in Göteborg. I go there about every other week. I have my guitar with me and plan to play three songs tonight.

I had a free day yesterday and it was nice weather so I took out my cellphone and recorded a video. The song is called Bakersfield Bound and is about things I remember from 1979 when I lived in Bakersfield, CA for a year. Both Merle Haggard and Buck Owens come from Bakersfield. It is in the middle of the desert and pretty hot in the summer. First time I came was 111 F. That time there was 26 days in a row with over 100 F.

Today I received my First report from Spotify about my new CD. I was happy to find out that I har over 150 streams in a few days. Very exciting that people find the music! Not so exciting that the 150 streams will award me 79 cents. 😦 Spotify is not going to make me rich.

EDIT: I checked again the next day and the number had increased to 250. Turns out that the numbers were per day, which sounds much better 🙂 I was now up to 1.2 $. It is not a fortune, but could be a couple of hundred dollars in a year.

The open mic at Gamle Port has been going for a while now. It is a nice venue in the center of the city. Here is a picture from the stage tonight.

I had a bad cold for while that kept me home. Had time to write a new song instead. Tonight I’m going to the open mic at Gamle port. It should be fun, a lot of people last time I was there. It is in the central of Göteborg so it is easy to get there. Will try to take a picture if I can. Please come down!