Gessle to present classical rock photos

Per Gessle loves classical rock photos. This summer he will present works of his most favourite photographer – 71-years-old American Henry Diltz at Tres Hombres Art Gallery in Tylösand Hotel. This man has taken the most legendary photos of The Doors, Neil Yound, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Eagles, Joni Mitchell or Jimi Hendrix.

The opening will take place on July 2nd and the exhibition will continue till August 30th. One of Henry Diltz galleries exists in New York, two in California and now – one more in Sweden at Tylösand Hotel. “This year it was my own choice. Henry Diltz has taken some photos for Roxette’s “Tourism” and even for one of my solo album [En händig man promo session in Los Angeles]. He’s one of my real favourites,” tells Per Gessle to Expressen. He goes on explaining that Henry Diltz is a photographer who was “on the right place in the right time”, and even though he might not be one of those big artists, he has made a documentary of an important part of rock story, “that’s why Henry Diltz never was in these price categories as many of his colleagues,” informs Per, and explains an anecdote about how he realised, a few months after he had taken some pictures for his cover, that he had never got an invoice for the session, and how he only charged him 500 dollars for it.

His classical, hand-made and signed photos at Tylösand gallery cost 10,000 SEK and more.

Source: Expressen.se

Åsa Gessle on TV tomorrow

Per Gessle’s wife, Åsa Gessle, will be on TV tomorrow. The show called “Förkväll” hosted on TV4 will provide a short film about her work as a designer. She designed a lamp called “in love” which you can see here.
The show airs at 5.00 pm (CET) until 6.30 pm (CET). How long the report will be and what we will get so see there is yet unknown.

Thanks to Ted Holgersson for letting us know.

The most expensive houses in Sweden in 2010

13 out 20 the most expensive houses in Sweden are located in Djurholm area in Stockholm. Number 5 on the list is Per Gessle with his 520 m2 villa in Halmstad. The house is worth over 24,000,000 SEK now. He bought this property in 1993 for 950,000 SEK, but he and his wife have done a lot of extensive and expensive renovations since then. Per Gessle is also the one of those who gain the most thanks to Property tax refrom from 2008. Swedish government reduced the property tax till only 0,75% of property’s value (not more than 6,000 SEK per year). Due to this fact Gessle does not have to pay over 123,000 SEK of property tax per year anymore.

Source: E24.se

“Gessle over Poland” audio bootleg

So here it comes. Afer one year of preparations and waiting we have finally managed to end up our works on yet another bootleg from “Party crasher tour” – to be honest – one of the funniest Roxette fan experiances in the 21st century.

After more or less professional recordings from Prague, London, Amsterdam and Stockholm (with Marie) as well as live tracks on amazing double album “Gessle over Europe”, it’s time for Warsaw. Per Gessle and his band came to Poland to play just one concert in Stodola rock club in Warsaw on April 22nd. In fact Poland was the only country on the tour list where Roxette/Gessle have never played live before. Some sources say that there were around 1,000 people in the audiance, but on the other hand I was informed about 700 tickets sold. Who’s right, who’s wrong? Who really cares?

Back to the topic. It’s a bootleg and it’s a compilation. So the quality differs from song to song constantly. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s not so good, but that is how it works when you use five different recording sources. Give Slawek Sztul – he made it all possible (‘na na na’ on “The look” is his! 🙂 and Blanka ‘Blunek’ Pentela – she has designed all the covers for “Gessle over Poland” included in the set – a big hand. I cannot forget about Ela ‘Blue_girl’ Krysinska – thank you for your help and contribution. It was amazing to work with you guys!

Here’s the set list:

Stodola, Warsaw, April 22nd 2009
01. Sound Of Music / Dressed for success
02. Drowning in wonderful thoughts about her
03. Stupid
04. The party pleaser
05. Wish I could fly
06. She doesn’t live here anymore
07. 7twenty7
08. I have a party in my head (I hope it never ends)
09. Late, later on
10. Listen to your heart
11. Do you wanna be my baby
12. Opportunity nox
13. Doesn’t make sense
14. Church of your heart
15. Dangerous
16. Joyride

Encore 1:
17. C’mon
18. Are you an old hippie, Sir?
19. The look
20. It must have been love

Encore 2:
21. (I’m Nnot your) Steppin’ stone
22. Queen of rain

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“Gessle over Poland” DVD bootleg will follow shortly. The audio stays the same, but you will get the footage to ALL SONGS. Prepare your Torrents!

Per Gessle’s personal Facebook site to be closed?

At least you can conlude this from what Per has written on his personal Facebook site recently:

Roxette? Son of a Plumber? Gyllene Tider? Try PER GESSLE OFFICIAL on Facebook! This page will close down eventually. Cheers, P.

This page was created in November 2009 by Per Gessle himself. Since March 2010 there is PER GESSLE OFFICIAL SITE, where you can follow Per’s songs of a day and other thoughts. No changing in Twitter or Snowfish accounta at this point.

NOTP on German TV – part 2.

Tonight the second and the last part of “Night of the Proms 2009” special was broadcasted on Deluxe Music TV. Three Roxette songs made to the final programme – “The Look”, “Listen to your heart” (Marie mixed the first verse a little bit) as well as “Joyride”. We did not only get “It must have been love”, which became the only Roxette NOTP song that was not shown on any out three NOTP TV-specials.

The same id and interview with Per were shown as well as the very short comment from Marie about her feelings concerning that tour.

NOTP on German TV – part 1.

In the first part of “Night of the Proms 2009” from Hannover “Wish I could fly” as well as Deluxe Music TV id with Per Gessle and very short interview with Man himself were broadcasted today. Tomorrow at 7 PM CET the second part will be shown and most likely we will be able to watch “The look” and “Joyride”.

If you would like to catch tomorrow’s show, check this site out. And if someone has recorded the programme in high quality, just feel free and post a link for downloading in comment section 🙂

“PER GESSLE OFFICIAL” site on Facebook.

Now it will be much more simple. Per Gessle will not have to accept each and every person who wants to be his friend, but still he will have the possibility to share with all fans the essential informations regarding Roxette and other music projects he is involved in. Become PER GESSLE OFFICIAL‘s site.

It is very probable that from now on only possible way to follow Per Gessle on Facebook will be becoming fan of this site.

No fishing in the snow..

The following text is a personal blog entry, done by me and me only. Since we’re a blog and not a news page, there’s some editorial going on from time to time. This text is not necessarily the opinion of my fellow Roxettebloggers. So if you want to bash us for getting a life, a new hobby or stop complaining and whining: address your comment to me, and me only, please.

MySpace is dead, long live MySpace. I never liked that platform very much. Much too messy, too many designs which make you close the site before you had a close look at the content, comments everywhere, images without further comments in all sizes and forms everywhere on the page and at the top of the page on the right a small box with audio or video files. This was the only reason to visit a MySpace page in my opinion: to get to know an artist by listening to his songs or watching his clips and afterwards to decide if it’s worth to buy a whole CD or just a song or nothing. The only problem for the artist was that he didn’t earn anything with having a MySpace site. All he got was the chance to provide his music and stuff and to find more fans – but still: no money.

Now we got a fish in the snow and this fish wants to change that. The concept is called “Snowfish” and comes from Sweden. It’s actually a bit like MySpace, artists, musicians and every fan can register a site, upload images, include a Twitter feed and offer videos to watch. This site isn’t as messy as MySpace, but still it’s everything you would file in “chaos”. There’s a beta version online already since last year’s summer and still there are so many bugs on this page, that you don’t feel a second like visiting this page. Ok, I must admit – the structure of this page is slightly better than it was on MySpace and yet there’s another reason this site is different to MySpace: the artists can earn money with it. The more traffic you have on your page the more money you earn. So it’s said on the Snowfish homepage:

At Snowfish, every single view, listen or read of your content earns you payment (50% of advertising income received from your traffic!). These payments may be small at first (pennies) but ultimately pennies add up!

So it’s obvious that it can’t be much the artists actually get, but for those, who are not famous, not rich or just too bad and need every Cent, Dollar or Euro it’s a concept which can be profitable as time goes by. The more traffic, the more money.

But now it really would be nice, if the creators of this page would work on it which means: make it less messy, make it more user-friendly. So far this is not the case. Best example for this is Per Gessle’s new Snowfish page. He’s uploading videos and pictures from the recording sessions of the new Roxette album these days. And when we take a close look at the front page of his site it looks like there’s 22 videos to watch so far:

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Gessle’s marriage settlement

According to Aftonbladet’s researches among Swedish celebrities’ marriages, most of them have signed marriage settlements. It refers also to Per Gessle and Åsa Nordin’s relationship. In their settlement it is written that in case of divorce, Mrs. Gessle would get half the value of the couple’s apartments, but the rights to Mr. Gessle’s songs would remain totally his.

Other Swedish couples that marriage settlements were analyzed are: Tommy & Ann-Charlotte Körberg, Magnus & Louise Uggla, Liza Marklund & Mikael Aspeborg, Christer & Birgitta Sjögren, Carl Bildt & Anna Maria Corazza, Henning Mankell & Eva Bergman, Björn & Pernilla Skifs, Eva Dahlgren & Efva Attling, Benny Andersson & Mona Nörklit, Stellan Skarsgård & Megan Everett.

Source: Aftonbladet

Per Gessle goes Snowfish

Per Gessle himself announced today that he is officially using Snowfish from now on. You find his page by clicking here.

This is what the site looks like:

Snowfish is a new community that allows everyone to share music, videos, pictures, make friends, and make money! On the Snowfish website it is said that:

It is our firm belief that great content will always find an audience and that media creators, publishers and owners should always be compensated for their work. That’s why Snowfish introduces a unique alternative to posting content on other popular video and media sharing sites by allowing its members to earn advertising revenue for the content that they contribute to the Snowfish!

At Snowfish, every single view, listen or read of your content earns you payment (50% of advertising income received from your traffic!). These payments may be small at first (pennies) but ultimately pennies add up!

Gessle’s new Roxette album’s recording diary

February 4th, 2010:
The very first pictures and clips from Chris’ studio in Scania were presented.

February 3rd, 2010:

Grtgs fr ze studio. Day and nite #3! Just had a grt dinner by ze fire in Chris’s hse. His wife shd open a Michelin-rest! Back to work y’all!

This morning we could hardly find the studio. Serious amount of snow in the south of Sweden, folks. Are we human or are we dancer?

Had to take a 45 min walk w/ Clarence last nite, In 10 in of snow! At 3AM in the morning! I had a flashlight. Clare had a smile on his face.


February 2nd, 2010:

Just spent an hour listening to old demos. Hallelujah. So much rubbish, a few candybars…

Someone just sent me a link to Tapefly’s new single Sheela. Great stuff, wonderful guitar hook. We all love it in the studio

Greetings from The Studio. We’re making things happen here!!

January 26th, 2010:

Did some recordings at MP’s brand new Tits&Ass studio. Very cozy, great vocal-sound, nice coffee.

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Diary from the Roxette studios: follow the album recordings!

Per keeps his nice habits and provides us newsbits and even photo/video material from the studios where Roxette’s brandnew album is being recorded. The first RX/PG album recording we can follow so close!

3 very successful days in the studio are finito. Home vids & pics at www.roxette.se very soon.

Check out the fresh material on roxette.se!

Source: Per on twitter | Photo: www.roxette.se