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#1 2009-12-24 13:06:35

Rikard Sjöblom
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Registered: 2008-06-27
Posts: 188

Merry Christmas!

Hi Everyone!

Just wanted to pop in here (it's been a while since I wrote anything useful in the forum... not that this is any different) and wish all of you a merry christmas and a happy new year. 2010! It will be the year of Beardfish - I hope! We thought 2009 was gonna be our best year so far but we've had so much crap going on that it's been devastating... beginning of course with the PN09 tour being cancelled for us. Man, that was a bummer! On top of this almost every other gig we had planned was cancelled along with it due to the economic state of things. Money - it's a drag, right? We've had some issues within the band as well, but I'm not gonna talk about that. I can tell you that for the first time since 2003 Beardfish felt really fragile and we didn't know what was going to happen with the band. Everyone has been sort of running on empty and that's never good...

Not everything has been crap of course, we released Destined Solitarie, which I think is one of our best efforts so far and by far the best looking album, haha! Cheers Spence, wherever you are! We visited Russia for the first time and played a good show there, ate some excellent Borstij!

BUT, At the moment we're working hard on some new material and it seems like we're coming out of 2009 with our heads held high - we got some good stuff cooking on the stove and we're gonna start rehearsing on a daily basis to get things going on full speed again! We're also planning some touring and I can't tell you anything yet but things are looking good for the first time in a while...

We hope to see you on the road and we're gonna try to put a new album out there eventually, maybe in 2010 but we don't wanna rush anything at the moment. I can tell you that some of the stuff we're working on is pretty groovy and kind of hard rocking, in a Beardfish manner of course!

I can tell you on a sidenote that my favourite of the year has to be the album "Crack the Skye" by Mastodon - goddamn that's a good album!...............................

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Have a great closure of 2009 / Rikard Sjöblom

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#2 2009-12-24 22:08:11

Bertovo
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From: Canada
Registered: 2008-10-31
Posts: 71
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Re: Merry Christmas!

As I said on the myspace post, I probably would have shed a manly tear if Beardfish split.

Speaking of 2009, here are my 10 favourite albums of the year

10. The Mars Volta - Octahedron
9. Mono - Hymn To The Immortal Wind
8. Gosta Berlings Saga - Detta Har Hant
7. Mastodon - Crack The Skye
6. Ancestors - Of Sound Mind
5. Gungfly - Please Be Quiet
4. Black Bonzo - Guillotine Drama
3. Katatonia - Night Is The New Day
2. Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound - When Sweet Sleep Returned
1. Beardfish - Destined Solitaire

I also really liked Lisa O Piu, Quest for Fire, Imaad Wasif, Black Math Horseman, Immortal, Crime In Choir, Mudy on the Sakuban, First Band From Outer Space, Wolves In The Throne Room, Dethklok, Serpent Throne. It's been a killer year

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#3 2010-01-12 15:18:39

dtscape
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Registered: 2009-01-09
Posts: 9

Re: Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to you.... I know its late!!!!! Sorry.

Talking of which.... Is there any chance you could add a link to download your "Christmas Song" as I can't find it anywhere(I remember listening to it on your Myspace page sometime ago) Love to have a copy of it... ;-)

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#4 2010-01-13 10:47:37

Hugo F.
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From: Netherlands
Registered: 2008-11-09
Posts: 278
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Re: Merry Christmas!

dtscape wrote:

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to you.... I know its late!!!!! Sorry.

Talking of which.... Is there any chance you could add a link to download your "Christmas Song" as I can't find it anywhere(I remember listening to it on your Myspace page sometime ago) Love to have a copy of it... ;-)

It has been asked before.
I have it. I put it online for ya.

And here's the lyrics:

Lyrics! …AND TERRY TAKES THE CHRISTMAS ROUTE (as performed by Beardfish)

Run, scurry up the stairs
They're waiting for you, Terry - you cannot be late
Mother is in tears, since father has gone astray
He's not healthy, in his mind, in his body, he's fading away
He thinks he's Father Christmas, or Santa, if you will
That elfs are in his room, waiting for this day
And there he sits so silent, polishing his invisible sled
"Terry, can you see it?" he says, and then he drops dead…

As his mother cries out in sorrow, Terry sees a light, it's forming now, oh an elf, there's a reindeer. Suddenly a sound, thunder from below, there stands the sled, it's glowing red, a voice is calling out:

"TERRY! Your father's duty must pass on to you
There are children waiting for the joy of Christmas, yes it's true"
"God, is that you?" asks Terry, the voice laughs out so loud the chimney breaks
"No, now off you go, get in that sled, you've got a long night ahead"

Terry hugs his mom, she doesn't understand.
She can see the sled now, the reindeers on a leash in Terry's hand
He screams out "away", but nothing happens, not a thing.
She says "try Ho-ho-ho", and oh yes, through the broken chimney off they go!

Meanwhile, the man with the loud voice is pleased, his plan has worked once more
"Oh, my glorious plan, bring them presents, keep them in my hand
During Christmas I can do my evil dance
Then Easter comes along, and I'll drop the bomb on France
As long as they're fed and happy and fat
I can get away with what I want, HA HA HA!!!"

Terry's in his sled, riding through the sky, he's wondering:
"Why are the reindeers making noises like an airplane engine?
Well now, nevermind, they seem to know which way we're going,
I got the presents here, I think we're about to make a stop".
They land on the roof of a house in the suburbs,
Terry takes a bunch of gifts and jumps down in the chimney.

"Oh, father Christmas must be proud of me"
He lays out the presents underneath the Christmas tree

Terry hears a voice again, mumbling, it's not the same as before
It sounds like his dad, he's talking from the sleds speakerphone
"Hi dad, how is heaven? Is it like they always said?"
"Terry, you stupid kid, come home again, coz I'm not dead!"
"Oh really?!? OK, but I don't know how to steer this thing,
The reindeers seem to have the route planned out, I can't do a thing."
"Listen closely, there's a shotgun in the wooden box behind you, got it?
Just shoot the reindeer in the front, the ugly one named Rudolf with the glowing red nose,
Then it's like driving a car, except you'll be in the air, alright?"
He nods, them picks up the gun and blasts Rudolf to kingdom come

"But, dad… Isn't it a good thing I'm doing here, bringing joy to children everywhere?"
"I thought so too, but I figured out that the man behind Christmas is an evil fiend!
He uses the joy of Christmas to lure us into turning our eyes away
And meanwhile he does his evil things and… we'll nevermind, just be on your way!"

He flies off and sees something in the distant sky
A big ship of some kind, shaped like a big Christmas tree
The voice of the evil man, screams out in the speakerphone:
"I heard everything, now it's time to meet your doom!"
A big bad laser beam, misses Terry by an inch,
He aims his rifle and shoots the giant Christmas tree!
"All gifts once again shall be given out of good!"
Terry fire once more, "now IS IT UNDERSTOOD?"
The evil genius screams as he plummets to his death
Into the lake below, "down, down, down you go!"
"NoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoO!!!!!"

"Terry, you've saved Christmas for us all!
Once again, it's just a holiday…"
His mom and dad cry tears of happiness, over the speakerphone!

(and then Rudolf comes to life, possessed by a demon, his eyes are glowing red
and he bites of Terry's head and the goddamn sled falls into the ocean as well…)

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#5 2010-01-18 22:52:54

Rob
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Registered: 2010-01-17
Posts: 2

Re: Merry Christmas!

My favourite album of the decade is easily "Please be quiet" a real masterpiece of music big_smile

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#6 2010-01-19 01:04:45

Joe
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From: Denver
Registered: 2009-09-01
Posts: 74

Re: Merry Christmas!

Hugo, how do we download it from that?

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#7 2010-01-29 05:31:54

ProsaicParadise
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From: Maryland, USA
Registered: 2009-06-23
Posts: 24
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Re: Merry Christmas!

I know I am late, but happy hew year to Beardfish, Rikard, and Beardfish fans everywhere.

Hoping to hear good news for all of you in the coming year!

I myself will be turned from a reasonable adult into a starving student, so I'm hoping to be able to go to Sweden when this school thing is all over and see Beardfish in their native land. That will be my graduation present maybe. smile

Cheers!

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