Welcome to the Scandinavian Cyber-Posten!
The Scandinavian Cyber-Posten is my blog for the band. Ever since I started reading The Machine's Pump on the Brave Combo website I've wanted my own blog. After all, I'm a creative and intelligent person and I have thoughts on a lot of things. Here's a place where you can read what I think about a variety of topics. I hope you enjoy what you read. If you have any feedback on what I've written, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, June 28
Summertime and the livin' is easy--------------------
Greetings, Scandinavian fans!
At long last, summer appears to be arriving in Western Washington. On Saturday, June 26th we played at the Emerald Queen Casino Taste of Tacoma and the weather was just glorious! It was sunny and 72° F and wonderful to be outside. Personally, I don't mind cool, cloudy weather. Even when that kind of weather gets me down I like to remember how much more extreme the weather can be in the Midwest. Out here on the coast we don't have to worry about tornadoes or blizzards. I will gladly endure 100 days in a row of overcast weather in exchange. Besides, 3+ months of March weather just helps us to appreciate the seven weeks of sunshine we get in July and August.
The album is still coming along, albeit slowly. It has been a challenging winter and spring around here. In March the pump and pressure tank for our well died and I had to replace it. I was very grateful for the help from Dan, a friend of my cousin, and Rachel, a friend of my wife. Between the three of us we managed to pull the old pump from the well and replace the wiring, piping and control box for the entire operation. Dan is a master electrician in the truest sense of the word. I've also been working on the fleet of vehicles around here. I rebuilt a Pontiac Grand Am for my loving wife in April and I'm working on a 1993 GMC Jimmy for myself. With all of those projects going on I haven't had enough time to work on the new album. I had originally wanted it in the can by April but that month came and went with very little progress. Now, however, with the end in sight for the various projects, I will be able to get back to work on the album and hopefully finish it up in July. That would have it ready in time for Oktoberfest season which is something I'm really looking forward to.
We're getting up-to-date with communication here at Scandinavian World Headquarters. We now have a Facebook page and a Twitter account. If you're on Facebook you can search for us and "like" the Smilin' Scandinavians. If you're on Twitter you can follow "smilinscandinav" and get all the info about our upcoming performances. We try to keep on top of all new technologies for communicating with our fans. After all, we wouldn't have made it fifteen years without all of you!
Now I must return to my labors. I have to get the van ready to make the trip up to Kimberley next week for the accordion championships. We're playing the Tuesday night dance and it's going to be fantastic!