While I’m delving into music news…
poor Jens Lekman supposedly has the HIN1 virus!
According to his personal blog from June 27th:
I picked home one last souvenir from South America, it’s called the H1N1 virus. Wrongfully known as the Swineflue.
I was crossing the Atlantic when things started getting really bad, the fever was hallucinogenic and shaking me like a leaf and I grabbed the sleeve of the Air France steward. “I’m not feeling well, I should see a doctor” I said and the reply came as a brilliant mix of death anxiety and french rudeness: “Uh, yes… Terminal D… go there maybe… when we land”. After that the stewards and stewardesses took long detours. A ring of empty seats formed around me. Peoples eyes were kind but determined, they read “Poor you, I really wish you all the best but if you come near me or my kid I will have to stab you with this plastic fork”. I got up and went to the bathroom where I fainted.
Now I’m in quarantine for ten days. I can see the summer through my window and it’s just perfect. Summer is always best through a window.
Yikes. He does seem like a rather frail dude though. I dig his tunes but I bet he would really get on my nerves fast. His music was good company for me during a rough time when I was living abroad. It’s a bit difficult for me to listen to now without getting sad, but it’s still brilliant. He needs to release new material so I can listen association-free.
Feel better soon Jens!
(Hmm. My second post in a row about a Nordic troubadour. I’ve also been heavily into design blogs written by Norwegian/Swedish/Swiss people lately. I want to go to there.)