Another young man that has crossed my path this latest year, is the HFMC gunslinger Anton Lindsjö. To work with him in the studio is almost "frightening". By now I know myself as a musician pretty good. I know there's some things I'm good at and there's some things I'm not so good at. Antons capacity seems to have no limits. He plays whatever you ask him to play. If you're going for a certain kind of timing, a rough attitude, or maybe some slick fills, he delivers at once. By now, you know I've played with some fine guitar players over the years. Still, Antons easy and fluid way of dealing with everything (musically that is) and of course his sound impresses me a lot. On top of that, despite the fact that he's more than 20 years younger than us in HFMC, he's probably the most mature fellow of all of us.
Around the time Jesus Christ was born, at least that's what it feels like, when I'm thinking of my early days playing. When we started Spellbound, we were lucky, we could rehearse at my parents house. We rehearsed 4 times a week, year after year. Actually I think those years are one of the most important components to the musician I am today. At one of the first gigs we did outside Uppsala, we had some friends with us to help us carrying the equipment and so on. After the show we were invited to a party. There were lots of people there, that we've never seen before and I guess they were thinking, who the hell are these guys, where the hell do they come from? After a while one of the guys asked my friend Roger (who didn't play in the band, we're still good friends and we still keep contact). The guy said: "Who are you?" I'm the guy fixing all the "birds" to the band, Roger replied in a second. You should have seen the look on this poor lads face and actually mine too. Roger pulled it off with such a grace that the guy was probably more impressed by him than Spellbound.
By the way, the guy I "got mail" from is called Carl Lindquist. Please check out him and his project coexistense here on MySpace: www.myspace.com/carllindquist6.