Daily Discovery: Blind Lake, “Walk Beside Me”

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ARTIST: Blind Lake

SONG: Walk Beside Me

BIRTHDATE: 1971 & 1972. Blind Lake birthdate: 2012.



AMBITIONS: To spread our music to the good people on earth

TURN-OFFS: Narrow-mindedness of all sorts

TURN-ONS: Openmindedness, bizarre weather conditions, songs from the heart, love, X Files re-opening

DREAM GIG: In front of an audience

FAVORITE LYRIC:  “Leaves on your ouijaboard” (from You & Oblivion by Robyn Hitchcock).

“Hey daddy’o, I don´t wanna go down to the base(ment)

There´s something down there” (I don´t wanna go down to the basement by Ramones)

And we must salute the vastly underrated Guy Kyser from Thin White Rope. He wrote (don´t know if he still makes music) like no one else: odd, scary, very evocative and darkly funny lyrics, completely original.

CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: Harry. He´s sort of a person but a turtle in appearance. 32 years old, evil incarnate. Quietly planning to unleash great misery on mankind. Likes salad and fire.

SONG I WISH I WROTE: “Moments of pleasure” by Kate Bush.

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Stephen King, Robyn Hitchcock, Kate Bush, Octavia Butler, David Bowie

MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Ramones at Mejeriet in Lund 1989, The Residents 1990-something in Lund, Marianne Faithful 2000-something in Malmö.

I WROTE THIS SONG: “Walk beside me”. Måns: I’ve written lots of songs about my late brother, this one in particular is about me and my other brother driving back and forth to see him during the last weeks of his life, less left of him each time. Lotta sculpted it into this disco hymn type of thing. Which is exactly the type of thing that would´ve turned him on, had he heard it. And he probably has.


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