Gyllene Tider

GT to play in Norway?

OSLO – The Norwegian newspaper Aftonposten reports today about Gyllene Tider’s success – that has also reached Norway.

  Per explains to Aftonposten’s reporter Knut Utler about the day he bought the ukulele and later composed “Tuffa tider.” He wanted to buy a guitarstring and had company with a journalist. When he was there he saw a nice ukulele and just bought it straight away. The journalist also bought one. The store keeper liked this so much, that he gave Per another one as a gift. “I got home with three ukuleles,” laughs Per.

  He also got a book to learn to play the ukulele, “but I think the best way to learn to play a new instrument is to write a new song with it,” he tells Aftonposten, “and ‘Tuffa tider’ was born.”

  Some of the songs on “Finn fem fel” are shorter than two minutes “so short that people will want to play them again and again,” says Per. He thinks that one of the mistakes that artists do nowadays is that they release long-lasting albums. “68-minute long albums is only craziness,” he states.

  Per also revealed that Gyllene Tider may play in Norway in the beginning of August.

  “And what is up with Roxette?” Utler wondered. Per explains that he is “eager and willing” but nothing will happen until Marie says she is ready. “Besides that, she is still under treatment and is also working with a soloalbum, which is to be released during the fall.”

  Ketil contributed to this article

This article was written for an earlier version of The Daily Roxette.
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June 2nd, 2004

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