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John Thelin
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Music for my art show/departure party. Play along at home by starting the playlist at 6 PM CET tomorrow.

The concept of "unQuiet" is that songs become less background noise if they are juxtaposed against songs that are quite different from them - and also that there is good music in most genres.

Hopefully, this list goes some way toward proving that point. From twee pop to aggressive metal, from the 1920s until today, from loud to quiet and (almost) everything inbetween.

Enjoy.
Collideascope - an unQuiet playlist, a playlist on Spotify
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Two days before I have my debut art show. Yesterday, I was an emotional wreck, and since I'm one of those happy-go-lucky optimistic fuckers who generally feel that life is pretty good, I have no coping mechanisms at all for when I get anxious.

Today, though, I woke up feeling calm. I have My Lovely American on the case regarding logistics, and help with other practical things from a friend whose judgment on art I really trust. Today is primarily about setting canvases up (each one needs hangers, a title card,  a sticker on the inside/back with title, edition number, etc.) - and also doing some planning (Spotify playlist, what to wear, etc.).

I'm sure it doesn't hurt my mood that I've already sold two pieces from the show, and have had another commission for four non-show canvases. It doesn't get me even halfway to break-even on cost, but it does feel encouraging.

As I've noted before, there's a certain kind of audacity to declaring yourself an artist and asking for money for your creations, and I'm still struggling with that. It's one thing to create stuff - I do that all the time - but quite another to set a price that is non-trivial (and in order to even be worth creating as physical objects, canvases at an art show really cannot be too cheap).

The attached image is one of the non-show photos requested as part of a tetraptych (that's a series of four images), which I will make available in two editions.
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My Lovely American posted about the quiet before the storm.
 
This wall is now empty - these were the last three we had hanging up before the packing process started.
Several things this morning...
Major thanks to our summer intern, professional artist in her own right, and all-around great friend, +Addis G  - for her assistance in choosing pieces, for leaving University for a week to come be here and help out, for being a voice of reason in the stress between the Bearded Guy and I as we figured out the best way to get these things ready for hanging on Thursday and packing up so there is less stress today.
Congrats to +John Thelin  - for having 2(!) pieces already sold, plus a special 4-piece set on request already. Does that mean I can count 6 for the show already?
The pieces are packed, the toolkit is packed, the artist himself may actually be ready for this.
His two assistants (me and Addis) are as ready as we will get. There's still work to be done for hanging and then taking them back down and getting things shipped to new owners... but none of that can be dealt with until Thursday.

Today is to make sure we are ready personally - the professional side is finished. All the little details of staying in a different bed than your own.

Am I stressed? Yeah.
There are details upon details and each one is its own mess-maker.

Goodmorneve, Giggleplus!
Yes, I know those three are not straight. But I wanted that photo before we took them down... and then forgot to post it.
Who wants more coffee? Maybe some tea? And who is making my lunch today? I'm not really up for cooking!
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I'm a total breakfast person. Well, I'm a food person in general, but breakfast is the most important meal for me and even if I have a busy day ahead of me I will take my time and endulge in my daily breakfast routine. I love eating out for breakfast with friends or for business meetings.
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You're never gonna have been there or have done that.
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Various January works. Too late to be in my first show, but some might show up in my second (if such a thing ever becomes a reality).
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Katrineholm, Sweden
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Media hedonist and art perpetrator. Former comic book editor, stand up comic, graphic designer and TV writer. Current subtitler, music dabbler and desk drawer writer.
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  • Adolf Fredriks Skola
    1976 - 1979
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