Live music in Stockholm

November 22, 2009

in Stockholm,Swedish films and music

Last night as I was leaving The Liffey pub, the band was playing “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” I don’t know how many years it has been since I have heard that song, but it instantly transported me back to the US. It reminded me of my friend Ted who loves John Denver, as well as my cousins Kara and Kristy who were born in West Virginia. And finally, it reminded me of my Dad who played John Denver on his turntable. I felt warm and fuzzy and left with a smile on my face.

Then as I walked into the Gamla Stan (Old Town) subway station to come home, a street musician was playing ABBA’s “Thank You for the Music.” Just as quickly, I was back in Stockholm.


1 Steph November 22, 2009 at 15:59

Wonderful moments down Memory Lane. Always good! 🙂

2 James November 22, 2009 at 19:31

I recall a guy at Gamla Stan playing ABBA’s “I Have A Dream” on the piano accordian. He’s not still there, is he?

3 Sandra in Sweden November 23, 2009 at 08:21

Hi James,
Too funny. I think this is the same guy!

4 Sandra in Sweden November 23, 2009 at 08:22

Always good indeed, especially on a rainy weekend. Thanks Steph.
Are you being hit with the bad rains and flooding in the UK?

5 Kristy November 27, 2009 at 17:14

I love how music helps us remember certain parts of our past and stir certain emotions…so we do need to “thank you for the music”! Love you! Your WVa. twin 🙂

6 Kara November 30, 2009 at 03:28

Love that song – it always makes me think of my other half; so much so that I actually bought her a mug at a WVa gas station one year on our drive home! Dancing Queen is one that will always remind me of you Sandy! I think back fondly of those days when I lived 1.9 miles from you. Kara (the other WVa. twin.)

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