HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015

It’s been 10 years since my eponymous debut. So it’s an anniversary! I will celebrate. I will update old posts with memorabilia. And I will write new posts – heck of a lot more often then in recent years. I am recording a new studio album – “Without A Shield” – with producer Lars Voldsdal.Continue reading “HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015”

MY BODY UNDRESSED

My new song ‘My Body’ is finally out. You can find it everywhere. YouTube it. Buy it on iTunes. And if you are patient about it – I am sure it will be available on-demand and to stream as well. For all I know, it’s up tomorrow… on Spotify and the likes. All I careContinue reading “MY BODY UNDRESSED”

DISARM & LET GO (originally posted on August 24, 2009)

UPDATE:   My sophomore album DISARM & LET GO has finally hit the digital shelves again! It was taken down a few years ago. Now I have put it out on my own label. Go get it!   iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/no/album/disarm-let-go/id564499230   Spotify http://open.spotify.com/album/4fU2xHxzGpzJZbpF5qY5lB   WIMP http://wimp.no/album/17311130   You’ll find it in most major digital outlets worldwide. THANKS.  Continue reading “DISARM & LET GO (originally posted on August 24, 2009)”

DEEP IN THE WOODS

I am at my family’s cabin writing and recording songs for my two upcoming albums. I shower outdoors and catch my own fish for dinner. It’s very quiet – it’s only me deep in the woods in the middle of Norway. The songs are all coming together very nicely… Best, -ropo Photos from my InstagramContinue reading “DEEP IN THE WOODS”

WHEN SICKNESS RULES THE ROOM

Norwegian streaming service WIMP has exclusively made available The Shins’ new album. So I thought I’d have a listen. I am disappointed. Should I deepen my thoughts? I just think it’s too much focus on the production and not so many good songs. Sounds like they’ve had comfortable chairs sitting around the studio making high-fivesContinue reading “WHEN SICKNESS RULES THE ROOM”

THE TROUBLES OF TOURING

We were supposed to pick up a rental car, that was what I’d planned and then out of a sudden there was no car to pick up. Who screwed up? Well, I am not meaning to say that I am among the greatest of tour managers so I guess I would have to take someContinue reading “THE TROUBLES OF TOURING”

THE WILMINGTON ARMS

I had a meeting with a music lawyer. Discussing future plans… and me moving back to the UK at some point. The meeting was basically about having to build a new team around me that’ll help move things forward… (upwards and onwards) I popped by Fopp in Covent Garden to buy some CDs and cameContinue reading “THE WILMINGTON ARMS”

MONDAY A BLANK PAGE

We had those few beers. We went to Waganama in Camden. It’s one of my favorite restaurants, ’cause even though it’s a chain of restaurants they make good food and good food is what we like. I had my regular course of chili chicken and nudles and a Asahi beer. Harald ordered some duck dumplingsContinue reading “MONDAY A BLANK PAGE”

PASSING TIME IN THE LOO

I was hoping to have my regular coffee and bread this morning. Bread with chocolate toppings or whatever you Englishmen call it. I prefer the Norwegian made Nugatti, whilst a Danish friend of mine say Nutella is the thing, I couldn’t disagree more. But most importantly when it comes to my breakfast and the wayContinue reading “PASSING TIME IN THE LOO”

BUILD A WELL

Before leaving my home in Aalesund I wrote down lyrics for three new songs on my typewriter. I can’t remember the last time I sat down to see ink in real life take form of meaningfulness on paper like it used to do back in the old days when I was a teenager and lovedContinue reading “BUILD A WELL”

THIS IS THE MONTH OF ME GETTING BACK INTO SHAPE

The summer moved out and I thought I moved on. Now they say it is coming back. August always seem to surprise us here as far as the weather is concerned. I remember going back to school after the summer holidays, we were always sat on the sunny side of our school’s building. Some holdingContinue reading “THIS IS THE MONTH OF ME GETTING BACK INTO SHAPE”

AVRIL LAVIGNE

Hello, Just got home from London. Wembley Arena. Avril Lavigne. Great show. Nice girl. Met her backstage. Beer. Baileys & Coffee. Guitar. Drunken harmonies. Empty corridors. Cold shower. No flush. New clothes. Brush. Out. Bar. No girls. Taxi. Bar. No girls. Taxi. Long conversation about football. Food. Bed. Thirst. Thirst. Thirst. -robert