Puppenspiel
Oliver “Shiny” Blakemore
51

We Are the Royal

Royal Republic

More Swedish rock and roll, because apparently by the time rock and roll got to Sweden it had achieved its ultimate evolved form.

I have decided to go on a quest: I’m asking around to discover what languages people want to learn, or learn better, or that they know and enjoy, and I’m discovering bands that produce music in that language.

Unfortunately, I started with Swedish. Thing about Sweden is that the whole country is multi-lingual. They all know English. So it’s difficult to find a band that sings in Swedish, who has also made it big in the U.S., because they just sing produce English-language albums for us poor, monoglotic grunting Americans.

So…I’ll keep looking for a Swedish-language band. For now, you’ll have to content yourselves with this expression of the muzzy feeling “it’s like if Franz Ferdinand got a little faster and a little louder…”

Tomorrow: Probably be sharing something in French or Italian.

Any requests for languages?


Keep in touch. Sign up to get updates on my adventures. It’s like a newsletter, but less “news” and more “letter.” I’ve taken to treating the internet like a huge street bazaar. To that end, I would feel blessed if you’d consider supporting me on Patreon.