New Videos & Music!

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If you want to hear a brand new song from my upcoming album in addition to other exclusive material then make sure that you unlock these for 1$ on myย Patreon!

I’ve uploaded three new videos today to my ever expanding Patreon Video Library/Playlist, so if you cannot make it to my concert on the 10th of August or you want to support my artistry then please make sure that you check it out! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks a lot to those of you who support what I do! I really appreciate it!

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Thank You So Much!

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I was just notified that “Classical & Crossover Magazine” have featured me on their digital front page & have posted my latest video, which is really cool of them!

You can read it here:ย “How Cheap Will You Sell Your Soul?”

In addition I was also featured by a digital Heavy Metal Magazine today, so talk about contrast! I love it! This is fun ๐Ÿ˜€

Thanks a lot to Elisabeth for writing the press release! I had not seen it until now. It looks really good! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

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On the 20th of this month Norway’s equivalence of BBC aired a great program focusing on female guitar players! It was awesome to receive nationwide radio play for my metal & classical music!ย Hear The Interview Here!

I’m happy that I was asked about online haters & bullies, since this gave me the opportunity to highlight that I’ve seen other female guitar players complain about this as well. In short it means that you don’t stand alone if you are in the receiving end of putrid hatred as a woman playing the guitar. If you are self-critical and take what you are doing very seriously it is especially important to remember that hatred can come your way just because of your gender, because people don’t like your face, or your hair, or your outfit, or whatever; I know of course that there are people out there who complain about sexism when there is none and play the gender card just because; this is a pity because real sexism does exists and it should be addressed so that other women will know that they do not stand alone! Once again I am aware that this is a multifaceted issue … I just don’t want creative females to feel unwelcome or to be chased away from unleashing their musical creativity upon the world!

Thanks again to those of you out there who support what I do! I really appreciate it! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Finally.

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The loose threads will not be loose for much longer.

I look forward to releasing my 3rd body of work and I think that this will finally give people a full impression of who I am and what I can do as an artist!

I cannot wait! ๐Ÿ™‚ I feel very encouraged by the fantastic feedback that I’ve received so far! Now the challenge is to get people to hear about it & spread the word!

If you want to support my creativity as an artist then please go here:ย My Patreon.

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Releases from the CIC

 

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For those who’ve followed me since 2008 you might remember my very 1st music video & version of “Battle For The Mind,” in addition to my 1st version of “If The Dead Ones Could Talk.”

The sound and style changed drastically from those two 1st demos to my first Demo EP “State of The Union” in 2009, and my rock’n’roll changed and evolved further with my
“Battle For The Mind” Demo released in 2010.

There’s been a constant musical evolution first within heavy metal and then with the classical music, while there were other musical directions & ideas brewing in the background!

If anyone had told me back in 2005 that I would have ended up shredding violin virtuoso pieces on a 7 string guitar, while learning how to sing “Queen Of The Night,” in addition to changing my genres and alternating between songwriting styles, I would never have believed them! Not at all! Yet here I am.

I cannot believe how artistically and technically adventurous the choice of music turned out to be!

If I could turn back time I would still have pursued music, because I knew back then that if I had not, then I would have been haunted for the rest of my life by “what if?”

I had no idea that I had it in me to be a virtuoso. I started late. I was just going to write songs and be an artistic spirit.

Yet now I find myself here:

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Who knows what the future might hold in store for me, but I hope that this is just the beginning. I have too much unreleased music and ideas that I want to put out there!

Thanks a lot to those of you who’ve supported my work! Please keep on doing it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you!

 

 

Summer.

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It’s so nice when the weather is good and the sun actually provides warmth ๐Ÿ˜›

Seems to me like the sun is just for show in these parts ๐Ÿ˜€

Today I’ve been practising for the fundraising concert I’m doing for one of the local churches.

I’m a bit overwhelmed by my 3rd album, since there is so much happening musically in there. I’ve now decided to add even more to it, and I’ve also had some new ideas with more parts that I want to add on things I’ve already recorded…

(You can support what I’m doing here: My Patreon)…

Creativity and having lots of ideas can be very overwhelming at times.

I have lots of ideas for illustrated books as well, there’s no end…

It is interesting how someone like Jordan B.Peterson is running around the world preaching to people that they need to clean up their rooms and react to things properly, I wonder what his take on creativity would be?

Creative individuals write and create when they are upset, which means that they don’t really sort out the source of what makes them upset a lot of times. Creatives are also notorious for never cleaning their room or atelier as well ๐Ÿ˜›

Apparently you should clean up your room before you can save the world or create something ๐Ÿ˜›

Reminds me of this guitar expert I tried to take lessons from ages ago who claimed that: “you can only create if you know all the theory and techniques out there;” which is probably the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard in my life, not to forget this one:”If someone tells you what to create, then you’ll be super productive.” Needless to say, we didn’t see eye to eye….Creativity should never be boxed in or know limitations, unless you are working on something that is “made to order” or whatever, creativity is like water, it is all over the place, and if it is dammed up it will just explode at one point or the other. You might experience tsunamis of creativity. I normally work on multiple songs simultaneously in different genres…

Anyway….

Here are some pictures of me doing nothing…..

I’m guessing this is awesome, since blogging about nothing makes you cool.

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Keen On My 3rd Album?

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I released two new video updates today regarding my upcoming release ๐Ÿ™‚ If you are missing out and want to know what’s happening then make sure that you go here:ย Lots of New Music!

Unlock my “secret playlist” for 1$ if you want to be in the known – the guitar lesson can be yours for 10$ ๐Ÿ˜›

Patreon Updates 9 in total

Awesome Art.

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I came across some cool artwork a while back….I like this:ย Question Everything.

And here there are some other pics, you guys might find interesting:ย Political Art

There are many ways in which pictures like this can be discussed. I just find it interesting with art that makes you think ๐Ÿ™‚

ps. came across this as wellย โ†’ย Punch

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21 Reasons I Rock \m/

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Sooo, I’ve made fun of myself, made a list of my shortcomings, complained about my Mr.Bean moments, drenched by blog in self-deprecating humour….so maybe it’s time to give myself some praise and write why I rock \m/ If I could find “21 reasons” as to why I suck, I’m sure I can find 21 reasons to be happy, 21 things that are positive about myself.

Oprah Winfrey apparently used to say that everyday you should think of 3 things that makes you happy, so when I grew up my mom would ask us around the dinner table “What are you happy about today?”. This was something I brought with me wherever I went apparently….something I find quite sweet ๐Ÿ™‚

So what are you happy about today? And why do you rock?

As self-educating and eye-opening it can be to write about your stinkers, take some time to write or think to yourself ย about why YOU are awesome \m/

I shall give it a go ๐Ÿ˜›

1- I care about what happens in the world and gave away all the money I got for my 18th birthday to an organisation that protects wild life ๐Ÿ˜› I’ve never repeated extreme charity such as that, as I need to live too, but the bottom line is, that I believe that we should all help others. Not in order to increase our popularity, but because it is what is right. I’m also an Amnesty International Member and have been so for years. I was trying to raise awareness about Darfur when I went to high school among other things, but didn’t have much luck. I started a zine with a friend of mine when I was a teen that was supposed to raise awareness concerning social injustice where we lived in our local area. We didn’t have much luck with that either. I almost went to India to do charity work when I was in my late teens but ended up not being able to go.

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2- I’m always there for my friends and family. At the end of the day I’m very loyal and ย I love to surprise people!

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3-Dedication. I had to learn how to speak Italian when I was six as my family moved to a foreign country. I also had to wrap my head around French when my family lived in France for a year and I also had to teach myself English as I went to high school in America :0 When I started playing guitar I would use an English-Norwegian dictionary to figure out the explanations in guitar magazines since my English sucked ๐Ÿ˜›

4-Humble. That’s right! Why else would I put myself in the situation of “student” again, when learning classical music on the guitar ๐Ÿ˜‰ I was already an internationally acclaimed musician, but I never let this get to my head as I believe that this will stifle your growth as a musician. I feel lucky that I always get feedback and constructive criticism about my performances and/or writing. This way I keep on growing.

5-I’m flexible and therefore have a good reputation when it comes to working with others in a studio setting for example. I’m as far as you could possibly get from being a dictator. I believe you will only shoot yourself in the foot if you don’t listen to others.

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6-I write my own music. That’s right. I’ve always been insanely creative. I always wanted to be a songwriter and even though I gave up a couple of times as a kid, I always came back to it.

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7-I can sing opera ๐Ÿ˜› I’m classically trained and even though I’m not done with my opera education I’m really proud of what I can do already and excited about what I will be able to master one day ๐Ÿ™‚

 

8-I taught myself how to play the guitar ๐Ÿ˜‰ That’s right! I didn’t get guitar lessons until I was working on “artist-development” in L.A. ๐Ÿ™‚

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9-I had my first art exhibition when I was 13 ๐Ÿ˜› I didn’t sell a single picture :/ but whatever, the bottom line is that I did it ๐Ÿ˜›

10-I had something that I had written published by a newspaper when I was 17. This was my first go at writing. I had to have a guitar break as my hand was all messed up after too much playing.

11-I used to draw fashion drawings. I wanted to be a designer. That was my dream from I was 6 years old. I kept on switching between wanting to be an archeologist and dreaming of owning my own “fashion house”.

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12-Even though my visual arts is in the shadow of my music, I love to draw and this is what I’ve done the longest. I evenย ย wrote and illustrated a children’s book. I have plenty of other quirky characters I’ve come up with as I love “designing” characters, if there ever was such a word. If I wasn’t a musician it would have been cool to to have an arts degree and create graphic novels or maybe story boards for movies.

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13-I co-direct my music videos as I “see my music ” when I write it.

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14-I did theater once and loved it. That was the moment I figured that I wanted to be a performer.I love to play the “villain” or be “crazy”.

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15- When I was a kid I was a goalie \m/

16- I also used to do Marshall Arts!

17-When I was 11 I got my first “studded” belt with proper nails, not the flat plastic ones ๐Ÿ˜› ย So no wonder that my current purse looks like this \m/

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18- I love to read and have always been a book-worm ๐Ÿ˜›

19- I always wanted a Doberman called Lucius and a Westie called Truffles. I don’t have either but I have a bearded Dragon I’ve named after Severus Snape. I would also like to have a white bunny, who I would probably name Draco ๐Ÿ˜› I always wanted to own a snake, but after holding several different types I was shocked to see how strong they are, snakes aren’t very social either and try to hide away and escape. I figured that snakes probably aren’t that keen on “being owned” by anyone.

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This is my guy \m/

This is my guy \m/

20- I have a very varied taste when it comes to music and there are plenty of things that interest me that have nothing to do with show-biz. I’m obsessed with space for example.

21- My hair looks like this. I cut it short in 2005 and coloured it green ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I decided to let it grow to see how long it could possibly get! I’m still curious to see how far down it will go \m/

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I wrote this entry as a contrast to myย 21 reasons I suck!ย entry, something I wrote as a counterweight to myย 22 hopeless musicians, when you are a soloartist!ย entry ๐Ÿ˜› I got 3 more “Top List” entries, you can check them out here:ย 20 Practise Tips For Guitarists,5 Horrible People,20 Badass Women.