The one thing that I and Freddie Mercury have in common. We’re simply musical prostitutes. For him it was singing and performing on stage, for me it’s pumping up the volume on my speakers or my headphones 🎧 and sing as loud as I can. My head is full of music lyrics and all it wants to do is come out.
My latest obsession is going back in time to not just Queen (as in Her Majesty) but Eurythmics, Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, Kate Bush. Or specific songs like “Walking in Memphis” with Marc Cohn (NOT the Cher veraion please).. I create playlists with music that inspire me, to comfort me, to entertain me.
Lyrics, for me, are more of a diary than anything. I have a song for every moment and one for each friend. Friends and music pair up like fine wines. ☺️
On another note, one day and counting. I’m officially on vacation as of tomorrow and I couldn’t be more psyched to get out of Beijing, meet family and friends and finally go on a proper vacation! Cause when you live abroad (with kids snatched away from their extended family) you tend to vacay in Sweden in order for Selma (and myself) to be able to hang with grandparents and cousins. But Sweden is home, it’s not really a vacation spot. But this year I’ll not just be sharing my Swedish love for red cottages with white trimmings, you get to tag along while I’ll visit San Francisco, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego and finally, the Apple of my Eye, New York. ❤️ Road trippin baby!
So stay tuned peeps, we have things coming up. Meanwhile I suggest those of you who know me start thinking of what song I might have paired you up with… 🤔 That should keep you entertained for a while.
Love from Beijing ❤️