Wow, just, I don't even know how to express this. Everyday has had something new to offer ever since I've freed my mind. This is not even on a personal level. Things are happening. I recently bought "Half-Closed Eyes, Imperfect Kisses" by 'The April Tears' from the labels official site: www.devotchka.se/
The order was supposed to take only 8 days, give or take. It's been almost a month.
So a couple days ago, I contacted the email that belongs to Andreas Jismark, the guy who founded the band. He told me basically that it's been a long time since anyone bought from the site, so long that he forgot it was still active. So he's going to send me an extra album along with a couple singles. Mind you, these are RARE releases as they never achieved a shred of the credit they deserved, sad to say.
But, he was glad that I found the site, and at my request, agreed to sign them. I also asked him to relay a message to Sara, the singer, as she's been MIA from the music scene since 'The April Tears' split up over a decade ago. Here was her response:
"Tell Jeff that his letter made me very happy. If he ever comes to Sweden I promise to sing for him! I may have something to send to his collection."
I can't even begin to express how great this made me feel. I am now on a mission to one day visit Sweden after I take care of my current priorities. So many places I need to go, to see, with people already there for me to meet. It's all laid out before me. It's so close, yet so far away.
Here's a vid on an old live performance of the band: www.youtube.com/watch?v=USnnBV…
Thank you to any who read this. Take care, everyone.
~Live positive, live free.