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WHAT IS LIFE YOU ASK ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN FINE WITH ME JUST AS LONG AS I’M IN CONTROL IN CONTROL CONTROL APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT YOUR MINT GREEN PASSPORT IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE MINE AT ALL I’M IN CONTROL WITH DIFFERENT MOVES WE PLAY DIFFERENT GAMES YOU MAKE ME FEEL I’M ON A ROLL I’M IN CONTROL I’M IN CONTROL I’M IN CONTROL JUST LEAVE IT NEAT AND TIDY NO FAKE NO CONFUSION NO CRACKS NO BEGINNING NO END WHAT IS LIFE YOU ASK LOOKING THROUGH THE WINDOW YOU KICK IT IN YOU PACK IT UP BUT YOU'RE IN CONTROL LIFE LIES BETWEEN YOUR THIGHS AND YOUR SILVER JEANS FINE WITH ME JUST AS LONG AS I’M IN CONTROL I’M IN CONTROL I’M IN CONTROL

Grattis på födelsedagen Per!! Här är morgonens födelsedagsintervju: https://www.tv4play.se/program/nyhetsmorgon/11960168


Per Gessle i öppenhjärtig intervju om att fylla 60: "Surrealistiskt – jorden snurrar på"

I dag säger vi stort grattis till Per Gessle som, tro det eller ej, fyller 60 år. Anders Pihlblad träffade Gessle i veckan och det blev ett samtal om att åldras, om de stora framgångarna och om livet som popstjärna.



Mono Minds 'Mind Control' OUT NOW!! Today's my birthday, and this album is a gift both to myself and to all of you. Listen, share, and let me know what you think!! https://monomind.lnk.to/MindControlFA


💥 Mono Mind's 'Mind Control' OUT NOW 💥 Listen, share, and listen again! https://monomind.lnk.to/MindControlFA 🎁🎊❤️🔈


60 milestones in Per Gessle’s life

Maybe I shouldn’t have been looking at the cover of Look Sharp! for so long the other day. But looking at it brought me the idea to create a special edition newspaPER for pop nerd, legend, genius Per Gessle’s 60th birthday today. My intention was to collect some milestones in Per’s life… in a different ... Read more

On the links below you can listen to Mono Mind's debut album: Mind Control. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0cszNpNiymPX3wH2Rcq8av Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/hu/album/83832562 Further options: https://monomind.lnk.to/mindcontrol


Mono Mind: Mind Control - Music Streaming - Listen on Deezer

Mind Control by Mono Mind - Year of production 2019

Mono Mind coming out of the closet. /P.


Mono Mind interview with Per Gessle à la RoxetteBlog - RoxetteBlog

Together with the Mono Mind press release 2 days ago, there was the opportunity to ask 5 questions from Per about his latest project. 5 might be even too many for most journalists, but too few for a fan who already has more than 30 in her mind. Fortunately, some of my relevant questions were ... Rea...

Nice one. Cheers, P.


Mono Mind - Mind Control - the review

Well then there now, Per Gessle is behind Mono Mind?? Now that’s mind blowing. Who woulda thunk? Per, Christoffer, Clarence and Helena - Dr. Robot, Bright Jones, Rain Davis and Cooky Carter!

Mono Mind coming out of the closet. /P.


Mono Mind interview with Per Gessle à la RoxetteBlog - RoxetteBlog

Together with the Mono Mind press release 2 days ago, there was the opportunity to ask 5 questions from Per about his latest project. 5 might be even too many for most journalists, but too few for a fan who already has more than 30 in her mind. Fortunately, some of my relevant questions were ... Rea...

Nice one! Cheers, P.


Mono Mind - Mind Control - the review

Well then there now, Per Gessle is behind Mono Mind?? Now that’s mind blowing. Who woulda thunk? Per, Christoffer, Clarence and Helena - Dr. Robot, Bright Jones, Rain Davis and Cooky Carter!

Later tonight!


Timeline Photos

Enjoy our, a tad short-staffed, review and a very tiny but to the point interview with Dr. Robot himself! What say you?


Mono Mind - Mind Control - the review

Well then there now, Per Gessle is behind Mono Mind?? Now that’s mind blowing. Who woulda thunk? Per, Christoffer, Clarence and Helena - Dr. Robot, Bright Jones, Rain Davis and Cooky Carter!

Per's 60 for 60. #1 Doesn't Make Sense. Yes, we're finally here and the champion is as stated "Doesn't Make Sense" from "Party Crasher"! Congratulations Per, and a Happy Birthday from The Daily Roxette! Per comments "Yet one of my all time favorites, and the closing track on the PC album. Another album where I chose not to make any demos. Out on the limb, boy. If you don't go, you'll never know. 'Doesn't Make Sense' is a magical little ditty for me. Extraordinary intro line on guitar, lovely vocal arrangements with the male/female parts working close together. And the coda is almost hypnotic the way it’s written and structured. I do that from time to time. And I love the lyrics which are all true btw. Life is strange." Life is indeed strange and both 2009 and 2018 this song was performed live. Especially the 2018 version rocked severely! #per60


Doesn’t Make Sense

Per's 60 for 60. This is finally #1 of TDR's hand-picked list of songs from Per Gessle's career.

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Mind Control


Mono Mind – Mind Control – the review

Well then there now, Per Gessle is behind Mono Mind?? Now that’s mind blowing. Who woulda thunk? Per, Christoffer, Clarence and Helena - Dr. Robot, Bright Jones, Rain Davis and Cooky Carter! Read the full story...

Mono Mind interview with Per Gessle à la RoxetteBlog

Together with the Mono Mind press release 2 days ago, there was the opportunity to ask 5 questions from Per about his latest project. 5 might be even too many for most journalists, but too few for a fan who already has more than 30 in her mind. Fortunately, some of my relevant questions were ... Read more

Per Gessle presents Mono Mind - Q&A Part 3


Per Gessle presents Mono Mind - Q&A Part 3

Per Gessle presents Mono Mind - Q&A Part 3


Per Gessle presents Mono Mind - Q&A Part 3

Per's 60 for 60. #2 Hey Mr. DJ (Won't You Play Another Love Song). Yes siree, we are at the #2... And a great one it is, of course. From the SOAP project; a single, a remix single and a nice video! Per says this is country, and maybe it is, but to us it sounds more like a late '70s TV-show theme, think Columbo, think Dallas. At any rate a gorgeous second! Per comments to TDR: "I wrote this for the SOAP album. I wasn't too sure about it since it felt so... hmmm... soft... almost like Chicago ballad or something. I remember playing it on the guitar for Clarence and Christopher in the studio being prepared for 'the big kill,' but they actually loved it. I was really surprised. And then Helena came along with her beautiful voice and suddenly it all made sense." Oh yes! (And to be extra perfectly clear: tomorrow we will present to you the #1 - Per's best song ever...) #per60


Hey Mr DJ (Won’t You Play Another Love Song)

Per's 60 for 60. This is #2 of TDR's hand-picked list of songs from Per Gessle's career.

Only two days left ⚡️⚡️⚡️ Mono Mind's album 'Mind Control' is released this Saturday, January 12! Pre-order now: https://monomind.lnk.to/MindControlFA 👏🌟💓🎉


NY INTERVJU. /P. https://www.aftonbladet.se/nojesbladet/musik/a/0Ea9o6/per-gessles-hemliga-dans-succe?fbclid=IwAR3bzJPMf6P9aMwXP6bCfFfEGki5pyaGMB92Pp56LWVdt8bW9krFfp7ZgYs


Per Gessles hemliga dans-succé

Per Gessle presents Mono Mind - Q&A Part 2


Per Gessle presents Mono Mind - Q&A Part 2

Only two days left ⚡️⚡️⚡️ Mono Mind's album 'Mind Control' is released this Saturday, January 12! Pre-order now: https://monomind.lnk.to/MindControlFA 👏🌟💓🎉


Per Gessle presents Mono Mind - Q&A Part 2


Per Gessle presents Mono Mind - Q&A Part 2

Per's 60 for 60. #3 Do You Wanna be My Baby? Well, here we are, at the top 3... it's gone quite fast hasn't it? this was the leading single off "The World" in 1997 accompanied by a video by Jonas Åkerlund, featuring the group Cirkus Cirkör. Per comments to TDR: "I find it much harder to write uptempo songs than ballads. Maybe it's because I'm getting older. Maybe it's because I've written so many songs it's hard for me to find anything fresh in my own upbeat soil of pop. Sometimes I challenge myself and start writing in a key I where I know I eventually get lost. Just to make errors. Hopefully something interesting emerges from my mistakes. "Baby" was written on an acoustic guitar in the summer of 1996, for the 'TWATG' album. It also became the first single. I always felt that it could have been a great Rox track á la 'Sleeping in My Car,' but Roxette had taken a time out for the moment. That's why I made that solo album." We have to agree - this would have made a smashing Rox album! (A free tip; it's not too late to make a follow-up.) #per60


Do You Wanna Be My Baby?

Per's 60 for 60. This is #3 of TDR's hand-picked list of songs from Per Gessle's career.

Per Gessle presents Mono Mind Q&A - Part 1!


Per Gessle presents Mono Mind Q&A - Part 1!

YEP, THIS IS THE STORY: ”After basically living in a recording studio for almost forty years I tried to find new ways of creating pop music. I wanted to do something I’d never done before. A new challenge. Still pop, of course (that’s in my DNA!) but created and presented in a new manner. I started fooling around with different gadgets working with my own voice, recording in different octaves and different keys just to see what might pop up. In the end of the day it’s all about the voices. We all focus on the voices when we listen to pop music. We didn’t use vocoders or anything like that. Instead we found ourselves spending days, even weeks “hand-painting” and “drawing” my melodylines in the comouter. For some songs we created my voice in a r’n’b-fashion, others got a touch of Nine Inch Nails-desperation. In the end you couldn’t really hear it was me singing which was a blast and felt really refreshing. So off I went creating a new little colourful band, four characters with different personalities and different kind of temper, humour and looks to represent MONO MIND. How gorgeous! I had so much fun. Still do.”


Per Gessle presents Mono Mind Q&A - Part 1!


Per Gessle presents Mono Mind Q&A - Part 1!

YEP, THIS IS IT: ”After basically living in a recording studio for almost forty years I tried to find new ways of creating pop music. I wanted to do something I’d never done before. A new challenge. Still pop, of course (that’s in my DNA!) but created and presented in a new manner. I started fooling around with different gadgets working with my own voice, recording in different octaves and different keys just to see what might pop up. In the end of the day it’s all about the voices. We all focus on the voices when we listen to pop music. We didn’t use vocoders or anything like that. Instead we found ourselves spending days, even weeks “hand-painting” and “drawing” my melodylines in the comouter. For some songs we created my voice in a r’n’b-fashion, others got a touch of Nine Inch Nails-desperation. In the end you couldn’t really hear it was me singing which was a blast and felt really refreshing. So off I went creating a new little colourful band, four characters with different personalities and different kind of temper, humour and looks to represent MONO MIND. How gorgeous! I had so much fun. Still do.”


Some more details about the Mono Mind concept: "I came up with the names pretty quickly, they all allude to someone or something from the pop history. Bright Jones plays on Brian Jones (Rolling Stones), Rain Davies on Ray Davies (The Kinks) and Dr Robot on The Beatles song "Doctor Robert"." "The voice is handmade using computer, it did not sound like that when I sang the songs. We have not used vocoders and such gadgets. Everything is created using different computer programs where I sang the songs in the wrong notes and in strange octaves, then we have stretched and bound in the vowels and consonants to create the voice and the phrasings." Source: https://www.eposten.se/kultur-noje/per-gessle-avslojar-hemligt-musikprojekt-unt5182749.aspx Photos © Stina Stjernkvist/TT


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