the quick incident is a very interesting scandal that came about during the late 90s where-in sture bergwall (named thomas quick at the time of the incidents) pleaded guilty to a large number of murders.
he most likely did not commit a single one of them.
I had just read through the 7th book of the year. “Grisfesten”, written by the well-known swedish boomer Leif G.W. Persson back in ’78. A very down-to-earth police novel, following the two police inspectors Johnsson and Jarnebring in their hunt for the robber of Stockholm 6 post office. Soon bodies surrounding the crime start piling up.
The novel was later adapted for a film under a different name but largely following the same story. “Mannen från Mallorca” was released 1984, with Sven Wolter and Tomas von Brömssen as lead actors. I proceeded to watch that movie after finishing the book, as a side-note. I had seen tidbits of it before, and it was a totally fine police film. It started to turn a bit deep state towards the end of the film, which was pretty funny. Two typical Swedish cops having no idea what kind of power they were messing with, and they came out unscathed without even realizing the danger. It was simply just that, I had enjoyed the book so I proceeded to watch the movie after finishing it.
the author Leif G.W. is beloved by the Swedish people, and his grunts and sighs between every sentence are ever so notorious and nonetheless charming. he is the quintessential boomer, and we all love him for that.
not only is he well-known for his books but his many TV appearances as an expert in police and criminology. he is also simply beloved by the Swedish people.
grisfesten came up on my radar as i had read bits of it in grade school. he has a very “boomer”-way of writing, with little to no subtlety and many remarks over how modern police dramas are simply fantasy and unrealistic. he certainly likes to repeat himself as well.
that was not however the only reason i read the book, he has been very interesting lately due to some recent swedish drama. he is connected to one of the biggest scandals in swedish law, which has been reintroduced into the swedish public after recent allegations against Göran Lambertz, a swedish jurist who has been involved high up in the chain of power. Leif G.W. is not a great friend of his, and i will further indulge in this in future posts.
await the future QUICK-INCIDENT SPECIAL EDITION posts, which will encompass at least 3 different cases in swedish law…………….
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i’ve gone through one of my most INTIMATE spotify playlists and updated most of the list. there were some songs that simply didn’t intrigue me as much as they used to, and i had several better candidates to replace them.
let me walk through “this is what kills the knose” with you
these are some of the old classics, the behemoths that can’t help pulling my heartstrings 50 years down the line. they really kill me. bob hund’s det skulle vara lätt för mig… is one of the greatest swedish songs to have ever been released. sleepwalking by modest mouse is a great re-imagination of the classic “sleep walk” by santo & johnny. they both kill me. the shift from thomas singing “det skulle vara lätt för mig att säga att jag inte hittar hem, men det gör jag tror jag” to instead singing the absolutely beautiful line “det skulle vara lätt för mig att säga att jag inte gillar dig, men det gör jag tror jag” just ends me instantly.
some other great mentions from this category:
Hey, by Pixies
Straight to Hell, by The Clash
Winter Snakes, by Joy Again
Time (You and I), by Khruangbin
Walking the Cow, by Daniel Johnston (RIP)
America Won + America Too, by Hymie’s Basement
the newcomers, some have waited more than others to join this playlist. bär mig was an instant repeat-favorite for me, with it’s intro and emotional title drop. i have no idea why i haven’t added it to the playlist until now, it’s been on my radar for 2 years. radiohead’s the rainbow is a great fucking album. when it comes to discussing which of the radiohead albums are the best (OK Compute vs Kid A, basically) i’m a kid a-guy. but i do think that in rainbows might be the objectively winner of their discography. there’s a lot of really good songs, like weird fishes/arpeggio, 15 steps, bodysnatchers, and of course, jigsaw falling into place.
from the roof top~somewhere in the silence[sniper’s theme], by Ilaria Graziano
Be My Baby, by SALES
Désolé ft. Fatoumata Diawara , by Gorillaz
Ambulance, by Blur
groovy new additions to the list. some of them aren’t as solid as most of the songs mentioned before, so they might lose their spot in the future. they are in any case real bangers. i enjoyed the album DAMN, i have to be straight about that. i think it’s a really good concept album, and it has some great deep songs. bitch don’t kill my vibe, from the good kid m.a.d city tho? it fucks. yung lean is another swedish artist that i think is a very charming young upstanding man. his new albums have been great, and i suggest listening to his and young gud’s sideproject död mark as well for more punky shit (the demos are also really goood…). violence really tickles my fancy.
these songs fucks:
Hoe Cakes, by MF DOOM (RIP)
In My Room, by Frank Ocean
YEAH RIGHT, by Joji
Reality Surf, by Bladee
feel free to dive into my psyche, you fucking bastards. yeah, you’d really get a kick out of that huh. fuckin’ loony.
there’s this simple recursion you can do to draw higher dimensional cubes on paper, and it also roughly explains what mathematical dimensions are as well.
you start with a dot. 0d dots are infinitely small, they have no width or height. it’s just a dot. copy it and draw a line between the copied point and it’s original. that’s a line
here’s the thing about lines in maths, they are pretty much infinitely long (like the real number line). we want to draw a square so we don’t really care about that. anyway, this line consists of an infinite amount of points! just like there’s an infinite amount of real numbers between 0 and 1. very cool! take this line, and make a copy of it. now draw a line between every copied point and it’s original. voila a square.
it looks like a kid drew it but i don’t really fucking care enough.
just like with the line we could see this square like an infinite amount of lines, yeah. it’s 2d. it’s a plane, with an infinite amount of lines consisting of an infinite amount of points. all of these points coordinates on this plane could be described with two values. this is simple fking maths. let’s make a copy of it and draw the lines between the points.
yeah i’m getting kinda bored of explaining these… infinite amount of planes, lines and points inside of it…. it’s 3d……… make a copy of it and draw the lines again…
and hey presto, holy shit it’s 4d, a TESSARACT….. an infinite amount of cubes inside this sonovagun. anyway you can continue doing this shit and you get 5d…. 6d… and so on but it’s like not very useful, just look at the 5d hybercube
yeah it looks like shit <——
what the fuck ever, this is a pretty simple recursion thing. most likely every single nerd knows about this, but i think it’s pretty fun anyway. but here’s another way you could imagine this shit (if you like string theory and physics)
it’s pretty similar to the last method of drawing higher dimensional structures, but it’s a bit more complex !
we still start with the 0d point, and then we have the 1d line. yep. but instead of copying it again, we imagine the line splitting (an infinite amount of times) into 2d. that’s our 2d plane. now, imagine you being able to travel between different splits, by folding into 3d space…. yeah we’re in 3d. point->line->split->fold. string theorists don’t believe in 4d spatial dimensions, so the next dimension is time.
you could see the 3d cube as a timeless snapshot of our universe. just like an animation, if you have several snapshots of these 3d cubes, you could make motion appear. it becomes an infinitely small point on a TIME LINE………. we ‘cast(Point) Fold’ and then -> line on this. so we have a single timeline that goes from the start of the universe to the end of it. the start is constant, but there could be several ends to our universe! there are actually an infinite amount of different timelines, and they could be seen as an infinite amount of splits. whenever a decision is taken, the chosen option becomes a timeline while the other option becomes a seperate timeline. it’s like a tree-graph.
well, this is 5d. how do we move from a 5d timeline to a completely seperate 5d timeline, without having to move back to a point where the two diverge from? we fold through 6d time mf.
so 6d is all possible timelines diverging from the start of the universe. we can, similar to the 3d cube, see this as a point on a line, where the line consists of an infinite amount of 6d universes, but with different starting conditions. jesus! this is the 7th dimensional universe-line…. now apparently there’s also 8th and 9th dimensions, where 8 is like “well there’s not enough dimensions for all possible starting conditions, moving in 1 direction is like only changing 1 value, so wee need one more”. 8d is a universe split, and 9d is the universe fold. now here’s an extra jump, 10d is the 9d fold but a point. in the last parts we said that 3d and 6d were folds but also points in 4d and 7d. but yeah 9d isn’t really a point apparently, 10d is the point.
that’s 10 dimensionals in some pseudo-scientific-philosophical-logical way. don’t ask we why 4 spatial dimensions are possible, it just isn’t!!! w
0 space a point
1 space a line
2 space a split
3 space a fold
4 time a line
5 time a split
6 time a fold
7 universes a line
8 universes a split
9 universes a fold
10 everything a point
i learned this shit from this youtube videos. very interesting to think about, not very useful but cool.
on youtube there is an infamous series of crudely drawn barebones cartoon, expressing an extensive and raw view of the swedish city malmö. this series of videos is created by Henrik Möller, who is a 0 budget-moviemaker. that is, he makes movies with little to no budget.
these movies are crude, and mostly pretty childish. but they all weave together some sort of malmö mythology. you have the kebab photographer, the executioner from teckomatorp, the fighting dog trainer “The Master”, the dimor king who drug himself with prescription-less opium. the list goes on and on.
the completely perfect malmö dialect and insane and vulgar script leads to many quotable lines, every new upload brings great enjoyment.
alongside these videos, there are a couple of live-action low-budget short movies (exploring similar themes and characters), but also some more deeper and less childish cartoons. the most famous one being “The Anxiety Dog” (ångesthunden). today i want to talk about another one of these videos, and the band Caroline Soul.
kaninhoran is a 2006 short and melancholy cartoon about a rabbit committing suicide, but when she finally does so death let her have a final moment of joy.
during the finale of the you-tube clip, a certain song plays. When You Do It by Caroline Soul.
this song caught my heart, and i became a bit obsessed. i wanted to find more of this band, but there was almost nothing online. there existed a bandcamp, but no payments could be made. i had to do with low-quality mp3 bandcamp downloader… there was also a single released on 7 inch vinyl, something i bought (even though i don’t own a vinyl player).
here’s the album in any case… I made a promise I would shape up.
i have the name of the band figure head, and i’m thinking about contacting him and see if there’s any way to get a higher quality version of the album. i’d pay for it.
Dear Kevin: jag tappade min hdmikabel hemma hos dej skulle du kunna ta me dej den imorgon till skolan e du go Yours truly–
a continuation of the last post. as i’ve mentioned before i’ve been reading quite a lot lately, so i just want to go through some of ’em quickly. i enjoyed pretty much all of them, a lot of classics and you can never go wrong with classics
these are just some of the books i’ve read, there’s more of course but i don’t have the energy to write more than this
a mistake i made in grade school while reading this book was thinking that it was about communism being an inherently bad system. i am pretty sure george orwell himself was an ” ‘ol communist “, as we like to call ’em in sweden. it is more so single-handedly about soviet, and in particular STALIN.
still a swell fable, it’s very simple but i think that helps to portray it’s meaning, even if it as deep as a puddle. i give it 5/7 animal commandments. I enjoyed the afterwords, describing how some publishers didn’t even want to print it, as they were afraid of backlash from russia by being discriminatory. similar subject is brought up in Shaun Walker’s “The Long Hangover: Putin’s New Russia and the Ghosts of the Past”, and also in political events surrounding china today……… you know what i mean (i’m a big ol’ racist).
i highly suggest listening to the pink floyd album “ANIMALS”. it is a good companion piece.
Fight Club 3
this one was a doozy. i’ve read a couple of graphical novels, but not a whole lot. they cost a lot and they’re pretty easy to go through. fight club 3 is an entire volume of several releases, but it only took me about an hour to get through it. it was still enjoyable (and sometimes a bit confusing), but i got through it nonetheless.
it was less 4th wall-breaking than it’s predecessor, which i thought was nice.
it doesn’t feel like a necessary sequel at all so i don’t know. like i said before, quick read. it makes me a tad bit irritated to be honest haha, but that’s on me 🙂
August Strindberg’s Inferno
i read an article by someone who said this self-biography/diary was an excellent view into symptoms of schizophrenic paranoia. and god, it was good. i would
the first part of the book is from August’s time in paris, trying to alchemize gold in the late 1800rds. Spoilers, he doesn’t, but he sure believes he will. he spends his evenings at different cafes, drinking nerv-damaging Absinthe day in and day out, barely scraping by with the dough he has. very interesting fellow, but he sure is an asshole. he is bit of a H.P Lovecraft-kind of a character, but instead of racist he’s just hates women, and more than unusual for that time.
the second part is less interesting according to me, it goes more into philosophical and theological thinking (Swedenborg and whatnot) to explain his suffering. he finally decides that life is hell, while taking his estranged daughter (that loves him almost unconditionally) for a walk. what a dude.
i’ve bought a shitton of books as well, my budget goes to classics. i haven’t even started reading a 3rd of them, haha. it is nice tho to have a collection and i think i will at some point read them!!!!! physical collections are nice, it feels good having your favorite stuff in a format that isn’t 0s and 1s you know. here’s a short list of some books i’ve bought:
20,000 leagues under the sea + Journey to the Center of the Earth
Ulyssses by james joyce (a bad boy of a book, apparently)
dante’s inferno and homer’s the illiad. i think that is that the good one? don’t know
villhelm moberg’s Utvandrarna and Invandrarna. it is the first two books in a trilogy about swedish emigrants who travel to USA during a famine. they are very famous, and the movies are good too apparently.
recently joined a book club, haven’t read too much for years but used to be a real bookworm back in school. i like to think that i’m quite a quick reader as well, but yeah, haven’t tried keeping up with reading at all. however, if i find a book that interests me, i read it!
here’s a short summary of books i read a couple of years ago or so. most of them i can recommend
Paul Auster’s Moon Palace
post-modern. story about several generations, identity and loops (and breaking the cycle). from what i remember it was pretty good! enjoyed it. shares a bit with House of Leaves with the system of several layers of stories.
Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange
everyone pretty much knows this one. i was mostly interested in it because of watching 2001: a space odyssey by stanley kubrick a metric ton and knowing that he also directed the adaption of this one as well. not only that but also after david bowie’s final album got released, with “girl loves me”…
the song borrows some of its language from the fictional “argot”(no idea if that is what it is called but fuck it) from the book. the language made it a pretty interesting reading, as i got very invested in it while looking up all slang-words used by the main character.
it is a pretty awful work (violence-wise), with the main character raping several people (even minors). the character really is a piece of shit, but it is most likely meant so for the second part. the film is a bit tamer in that respect, but it is still very aesthetically pleasing!
Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves
this one is good (and a beast of a book!!!)! very postmodern, starts playing with the medium a lot, sometimes is looks like someone went batshit with microsoft word haha. several layers of storytelling, you have a supposedly “”real”” story about an impossible corridor, written by a dead blind man as a scientific article, while an insane editor goes bananas in the margins and footnotes of the book. it is a cultic piece, but widely appraised from what i’ve seen. recommend it a lot! dripping with themes!!!
Kafka’s The Trial (should be called The Process)
didn’t actually finish this one, should’ve read it in english but i had the swedish version. the description of the bureaucratic systems and even the surroundings of the book makes me feverish! it was interesting nonetheless, but i felt lost in the details while reading it.
Fight Club 2
yeah, this one was a graphical novel. don’t ask why it had a sequel (i think they even discuss it towards the end in a sort of meta-commentary (fucking post-modernists)). it was still a good read. wasn’t the only cartoon comic for adults i read, as i also went through the entire Watchmen alongside the Scott Pilgrim-series. if you want an account about the holocaust, Maus is still a pretty good piece. (just checked, apparently there is a fight club 3???)