Lizel Strömberg

Eating out with my cousins
There’s tons of different kinds of selections of fast food chains in the Philippines, both regional and international. One night in Manila, my cousins came to visit me at the hotel and we decided to eat out so we went to Shakey’s.  
My cousin Eduardo are always keen to get new pictures and as no surprise he wanted me to take some photos of him in the restaurant. Haha. 
As being lactose intolerant there options of food are more limited and the food at Shakey’s, most of the dishes they had contained cheese and sauces with lactose in them. Due to the fact that I was sick I didn’t want to take my medicine for lactose, so I ordered a salad. Not the option I would have chosed but that was the best option for my stomach at the time. You can kinda tell that I'm very tired in this photo. 😆
One of my cousins were so hungry that he took food on his plate before anyone could take photos of all the food. And I was actually not the only one who gave him a look and told him to stop touching the food. My other cousins were actually more into the idea to photograph the food than I was, which was a first time for me. 😂
I had a lovely time eating dinner with my cousins, as we were waiting for the food and the check we actually took some video footage from the restuarant as well. But that footage will hopefully be posted at another time. If not in a video on my channel, a short clip from it might be posted on my IGStory. 🙈
I don't have more to say or show from this evening, so I will just leave you to watching the pictures. 
Until next time, ingat!
/Lizel
 
(These photos are taken with my small camera which is the reason why the pictures are in less quality than normally.) 
Tjuvjakt, a name that pops up a lot
Tjuvjakt is a group that has for the past two years grown very quickly here in Sweden. They have been around since 2013 but they made a more of a name for themselves in 2017 as they released their album "Pojkvän". For me that hasn't been paying that much attention to the hiphop scene in Sweden, suddenly got to hear their name "Tjuvjakt" a lot amongs teens and people in their early 20's. Tjuvjakt is a band from Stockholm who releases hip hop music in Swedish. The group has 5 members:
  • Olle Grafström
  • Arvid Lundquist
  • Kid Eriksson
  • Jesper Swärd
  • Fredrik "Woodz" Eriksson
A couple of weeks ago, three acts were performing on the very same day Norlie & KKV, Petter and Tjuvjakt. First out of these acts were Tjuvjakt, they were the one act who had the more younger audience of the evening. I had seen these guys at a previous occasion and was aware that they have a very dedicated fanbase. 
Kid & Fredik were in charge of the dj booth and were most of the times behind it and doing their thing. 
The members Jesper, Olle and Arvid were very good at taking the stage. They would make sure to move around at the different sides of the stage to interact with their audience. One thing that I noticed was they knew how to make the girls worked up as they would get a bit flirty.
"Tårarna i halsen" is one of Tjuvjakt’s most popular songs which you also could tell by how excited the audience became when they performed that particlar song. Even as someone that hans't been listening to it much myself, I still knew the lyrics to the chorus.
Due to the fact that the song has been well talked about, streamed a lot and it seems like Tjuvjakt is one of the bands which gets pushed a bit more than many other acts. From what I could tell, it looks like they are always out on the road performing and have the fan base that is very dedicated. Having all of these facts in consideration, I got surprised to see that they don't have a music video for "Tårarna i Halsen". Such a shame and I think they miss out of some of the promotion they could have get through having the video for it. 
As there were three acts perfoming that day, you could tell which ones in the audience were there for someone else than the perfoming act. Even if some people didn't knew the songs, they would still move along to the music.
One song that I remember better than others from the set is "Vad händerå?". I don’t know if it was because I had troubles getting my video of that performance on my InstaStory and heard it more than the others, but I kinda like the melodies in it.
Tjuvjakt's music is probably not something I will listen to on a regular basis since I'm more of a pop kind of girl and usually I tend to like music with more of a production to it. Maybe I will listen to a song or two once in while since the melodies of "Tårarna i Halsen" and "G-Unit & Canada Goose" gets stuck in my head after hearing just a bit of them. But I do understand the appeal of their music, their melodies has a nice flow and the lyrics are easy to follow along.
It was nice getting to properly see Tjuvjakt and to get a more of a insight of what kind of music they release but also what kind of artists they are on stage, consider that their name pops up now and then. 
 
 
 
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Ett inlägg delat av Tjuvjakt (@tjuvjakt) 12 Sep 2018 kl. 12:57 PDT

 
That was it for this time. Hope you enjoyed this post and liked the pictures in it. Don't hesitate to reach out and let me know what you think about anything you saw in this post and what you think about the songs I linked!
 
Until next time, ingat!
/Lizel
 
 
 
Sallyswag, a band with many influences
In today's post I will be sharing my photographs of Sallyswag's set from Europride in Gothenburg. I will also make a brief introduction of the band.  
Sallyswag started 2013 when Erika Risinger decided to start her dreamband, which resulted in 9 members only by women. They are based in Gothenburg where they write and create music. Not long after their start as a band, they had created a unique and fresh repertoire which was ready to get shown at the "Folk- och Världsmusikgalan/Umeå Folk" already in Februari 2014. The members of the band are:
  • Sanna Eriksson - Vocals
  • Aurelia Dey - Vocals
  • Erika Risinger - Violin
  • Ebba Wigren - Drums
  • Nadia Hamouchi - Trumpet
  • Anna Malmström - Clarinet, Bassclarinet
  • Paulina Moberg - Trombone
  • Sanna Sikborn Erixon - Electric guitar
  • Tove Brandt - Electric bass (bass)
  • Nadina Pundins - Electric bass (On parental leave)
All of the members of Sallyswag are freelance musicians and have their own solo projects, bands and careers. They have roots in all different kinds of music styles such as dancehall, RnB/hiphop, pop/jazz, balkan/indigenous music, afro and swedish folksy music. You can notice some of these music styles in the music of Sallyswag. I think it's an interesting mix and their kind of music isn't something you hear nowadays which makes them stand out a bit more. In 2016, Sallyswag released their first album named "Sallswag" which contains 7 songs:
  1. "Ligga"
  2. "Te deseo"
  3. "Du kommer dit du går"
  4. "Pálidomrak"
  5. "Vad jag har lovat"
  6. "You know my name"
  7. "Feminst"
Their music has imprints of politics and a desire to change. You can find their album at iTunes and on Spotify if you want to give a listen to it.  
Unfortunately there is not music videos or any other visuals with Sallyswag. But there are multiple videos on Youtube on their live performances if you would like to see how they are like live on stage. I did found one video on their own channel which is a "live session" of the songs "Akta Dig" and "UH". 
I hadn't heard about Sallyswag before looking at the lineup for Europride but their concept peeked my interested. When I saw that "Aurelia Dey" was in the band, I had to look it up more since I recognized her name. I've done research of her music before as I had try to plan to see her own solo concert at a previous occasion. I would recommend you to check out her music as well as I think the typ of music she makes solo could be something in the liking of the target group I have for my content. I will put one of her recent releases for you to see what you think. :)  
 
I know I've said it before but it's very rare to see a set with only women on stage performing. At those rare times that I actually see it, I appreciate the set a lot more. I think it's very important to give women more space in the music scene and push them to get the same exposure as male musicians. It's also important to show people, specially young girls that there are a space for them as well to become musicians. 
As a classical trained musician I really appreciate hearing all the different instruments live in Sallyswag's music. You rarely get to hear more classical instruments being played live in a concert except for when it comes to orchestras. It was very nice getting to hear all of the instruments but specially the violin, the clarinet and trombone as it's more rare to get the chance to hear someone play on those instruments. 
 
 
Unfortunately there is not more for me to share when it comes to their content as they don't have a lot of video footage/visuals uploaded. I did enjoy getting to see a new band and to photograph people I've not seen before.  
 
If you want to check out their social medias you can find them on Facebook and Instagram.
 
 
 
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Ett inlägg delat av Sallyswag (@sallyswagofficial) 19 Sep 2018 kl. 12:20 PDT

 
That was it for this time. I hope you liked the post and seeing my photographs! More posts from Europride are on it's way so stay tuned for more content!
 
Until next time, ingat! 
/Lizel