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Swedish Magic

By Ginger | August 14, 2009

So, after a very long day travelling we finally arrive at our destination, a dreamlike country retreat straight out of a Swedish kids book.

After feeding and bathing Taylor, and settling into our accommodation, I venture into a guest house with an array of seasoned musicians jamming extremely professional quality cover songs, where I’m lead to a microphone to sing Rocking In The Free World.

As I hit the chorus I look across the table to find that Maria McKee is filming me, and then she starts singing harmony with me. Maria McKee is singing harmony vocal to my lead vocal.

Bizarre event no.1.

No. 2 happens over a campfire after dark, where Maria compliments me on my songwriting following a slightly drunk version of Inside Out. I don’t think a compliment ever resonated so deeply before. Feeling freshly cocky I request Maria sing Panic Beach and I’ll strum along. She does. I do. It’s awesome.

After filling our bellies on amazing BBQ meats, and passing my acoustic guitar around the fire, Esther (a lovely English girl that Maria is grooming for success) and I go into an impromptu version of Am I The Only One Who Ever Felt This Way? that moves Maria into suggesting we sing the song this evening. After one more rendition (for Maria to record) we agree. And so came bizarre happening no.3.

After a hug I thank Ms. Mckee for the wonderful music and lifelong inspiration and we head off to our Country lodge in which I’ve just woken up and took Taylor out to meet his first cows.

Dreams are coming true as we speak.

I think God must have based heaven on Sweden.


4 Responses to “Swedish Magic”

  1. Debbie Vaughan Says:
    August 14th, 2009 at 15:05

    You deserve ALL the amazing things that come your way – you make us mortals very happy with your music, banter and patience. I’m so glad that your life is sometimes as happy as it should be.
    Good luck to you always and the Wildhearts too!

  2. Martin Thorpe Says:
    August 14th, 2009 at 17:46

    Amen to what Debbie just said!

  3. Niclas Says:
    August 15th, 2009 at 09:06

    Great to hear like you have a great time in Sweden, Österlen/Ystad are truly amazing spots. Thanks for brilliant performance in Kulla. Me and my friends/daugther are more than satisfied.

    See ya at Debaser/Malmö in December!

  4. Gallifrey Seven Says:
    August 15th, 2009 at 19:50

    Sounds like a great and affirming time was had! Such things are great memories made of… 🙂


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