Television Pickup @ CDBaby

It’s been there for a while now, but we haven’t said a word. But now we are. You should really point your browser towards the shelves at CDBaby, where you can purchase Television Pickup’s Da jeg var lille var alting større. This is especially handy for all you people closer to Portland, Oregon than we are.
The kind people at CDBaby have also made it possible for the album to be featured in a large number of online music stores, for example iTunes, Rhapsody, Napster and (coming up) eMusic. So if you still haven’t heard the wonders, there’s really no excuse anymore: snatch yourself a 99 cent tune (pick the longest one), and you can wait for the rest until tomorrow.

For sale

Now we’re selling the debut album from Television Pickup directly from this site. At your left you have a button. Click it, and you’ll arrive to the sales department. Paypal is handling the credit card authorizations, but you don’t need to have a Paypal account to pay through their service. And please drop a line if you should encounter problems.

World Premiere

Straighten your bow tie. Book a table. Raise your eyes. See the people you walk by. Call your local bus company. Find some spare change in the drawer. Buy flowers. Iron your shirt. Eat enough, but not too much. Feed the birds in the park. Tattoo your face. Clean up your messy desk. Move your lawn. Steal your daddy’s private jet. Break your leg for a fast helicopter ride. Get a lift with a potential serial killer. Sleep outside the entrance. Tie a thread around your little finger. Write with lipstick on your bathroom mirror. Sleep well at nights. Wake up in time without an alarm. Write in your filo. Google just in case. Learn the lyrics. Read interviews. Call old school mates. Take time off from your job. Quit you job, to be sure. Turn off the TV. Take a fishing trip. Subscribe to the newsletter. Roll a dice. Take the train. Call a friend. Whisper the news in your lover’s ear:
October 1, 2006 at 7 pm is Television Pickup celebrating their new album Da jeg var lille var alting større. Concerts, beers and other treats will be at Panora, S:t Gertrudsgatan 4, Malmö, Sweden. Welcome!

Television Pickup Release Flyer

Musik von Rocky Mountains

In May I went for a three week trip to The Banff Centre in Canada. It was in many ways incredible, a lot thanks to high mountains, large woods and deer eating shrubs just outside my room. Dave Douglas was there, and had brought some good friends. So we talked about music and played some music and went for walks in the forest. The last day I recorded some stuff together with Kevin and Carl. This is how it sounded:

Big Bombastic Collective till Norge

Today starts the spring tour of 2006 with Big Bombastic Collective. The first concert is at Klub Leif, Huset i Magstræde, Copenhagen, and the last show is next Friday at Pit Stop in Kolding. In between, we’re off to Grieg-land, with all its fjord’s and troll’s. The whole thing is very exciting:

  • May 10th 2006 – Klub Leif – Huset i Magstræde – Copenhagen – Denmark
  • May 11th 2006 – MaiJazz/Checkpoint Charlie – Stavanger – Norway
  • May 12th 2006 – Apotekergården – Grimstad – Norway
  • May 15th 2006 – Kampen Bistro – Kampen – Oslo – Norway
  • May 16th 2006 – Blæst – Trondheim – Norway
  • May 18th 2006 – Studenterhuset – Copenhagen – Denmark
  • May 19th 2006 – Pitstop – Kolding – Denmark

If you’re around, please stop by. More info at the official web page.

Tabasco: Benny Goodman

Tabasco’s first release on is a tribute to the king of swing, mr Benny Goodman. Tabasco invites you to the little little room all the way down in the basement: pine panel walls posters from Hula beach serving as backdrop to that old Meccano just standing there. In the midst of all this – an echo from bygone times, between the wars, after the crash, when women women and men were men and drove a Buick – filtered through six pairs of nylon strings wrapped upon tender bodies of glued wood, singing songs of angels.

Fräsch Luft

15,5 attacks again. This time with a 4-track demo which from the first moment rushes forward like a 60 metres race, as if it were recorded in a high school basement, as if the snow slush never dried from your worn out velcro sneakers, as if the general math course was spent writing rhythmical equations rather than playing tic-tac-toe… Everything with the sharp shooting skills of an old one-eyed general.

TVP: Tour de Suède

Television Pickup does Västerås and Bollnäs during some perhaps rainy days in late October. The first concert is a Tuesday evening at Nya Perspektiv, 25th of October, where the whole band, happily reunited, will play two full sets of friendship, jealousy, love and grief. The next day, the 26th, the band will continue their quest for the grail-like wordings of our truest emotions at Bollnäs Folk High School. It sure would be nice to see you there.