“What the world needs now is love, sweet love. It’s the only thing, that there is much too little of…” (Bacharach/David)
This summer there has been acts of public violence around the world that has come very close to us in Scandinavia. Germany have had several. The most recent this morning. It is my belief that the perpetrators want us humans to hate each other. To blame each other for everything that is wrong in the world. I can’t understand the way these people think. I believe that we must not fall in their trap. Not build up hatred. Not seek confrontation. Non-violence. Mutual understanding. This is very, very hard but we must not give up.
Tomorrow is the swedish midsummer. Actually it’s the 21 of June but the powers to be wanted the wheels of the industry to continue rolling until the nearest weekend came. Midsummer in Sweden is full of traditions but one gets bored after some years and today my family celebrate it by eating good food and drinking good beverage. Many young people parties like crazy and there are always reports about traffic accidents, violence, drunkeness the days after midsummer.
For six years I have been co-founder and chairman of the Rocknroll Club in Lund, Sweden. It has been a bumpy ride, and still is. It has been a lot of hard work. Incredible hard work, non-profit. I have gained friends, and lost some. It’s inevitable. But somewhat sad. Have I changed? Probably. Have others changed? Probably. This autumn there will be a new place for the club -and the association. That much, I know. The rest is uncertain. And all I really wanted to do was just to play Rock’n’Roll.