Sunday, August 22, 2010


A few photos of me about town....god I'm and ego maniac....

Monday, August 9, 2010

everything in its right place

It was the day before the american election 2008 and I was filled with a hopelessness that only a McCain supporter could have shared with me at the time. I was in Washington DC to perform for swedish TV, sitting in the couch with a profesional smile on my face, joking with the hosts and discussing the lobster with the TV chef. I saw the clips online sometime ago, it's amazing what an actor I can be if I really make an effort.
I lived in America back then, up in New York. At the time I felt like everything I touched was turning to shit and I had decided to put everything on one card. Subconsciously I knew I needed to hit the bottom so I could work my way up again. I needed confirmation, I needed someone to tell me it wasn't going to work out, not this way. Yes, there was a girl involved in this. I was very much in love with her.
Some things you just go through. You don't write about it, you don't turn it into art because it can't be turned into art. I didn't write any songs that year because you can't pour manure into an espresso machine and expect a cappucino to come out. When they announced the results and the streets filled up with people celebrating I felt happy to be part of something bigger than myself. It was a feeling that lasted me until the very last days of December 2008 when I finally sat down in my old teenage room at my parents house and I wrote this song. Then the year ended.
It's a song of hope. When love turns it's back on you it's nice to know there's a world out there that doesn't give a shit about your problems. That forces you to keep your head held high and move on. A world that is fragile and beautiful. Maybe it can sound cold to some of you, but let me make it clear that I believe in love, I just get so wrapped up in it sometimes that I need to put it into proportion. It's something you have to do a lot when you're Jens Lekman.

Icelandic Queen

Friday, August 6, 2010

Animal Style

met this fellow at the in n out in san clements...i tried his double double full of grill onions....

Deadbeat Summer....last night

Monday, August 2, 2010

digital world for real


This is a response to a Sea Shepherd.....He tried to battle the internet terrorist and failed.....
I have been removed from the Sea Shepherds facespace for life.....COWARDS!!!!!!
Dunlap.....unfortunately I support causes that are worthwhile. Saving whales is a good one, no questions asked. But if someone is whaling for RESEARCH purposes ("legally") the Sea Shepherds are in fact TERRORISTS..... I watch the show bec...ause its like watching a train wreck. Are crew members on the Irwin and Barker paid or just volunteers? I hope the latter. If the organization does in fact pay unshaved gypsies to captain $100, 000 tender vessels, then drop the prop on exposed rock laden beaches I am beside myself....And if they don't pay them they are paying them in fuel and equipment for every half ass mission never executed properly. HIRE trained professionals to execute a well thought out strategy and really do some damage....OH WAIT....I forgot, this is Hollywood and it doesn't really make any difference as long as you get ratings.
Sea Prankster Till I Die......

ps....learn how to spell.....
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