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Archive for April, 2012

Refused in 3D

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

At the beginning of April, the legendary Swedish band Refused played a free reunion show at Stockholm’s Debaser Medis club.

I was on hand to relive my younger years and to save the event for you in 3D. Click any image to see the images in larger sizes in the complete gallery.

If you need some 3D glasses, you can now get them directly from K Composite for only two bucks (13 kronor)!

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Pabst Blue Ribbon, my old friend

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

When I’m drinking cheap beer in America, my go-to brand is usually Pabst Blue Ribbon.

It’s light, easy to drink, and refreshing on a hot day – especially compared to most of the other beers I love which are dark, heavy and rich.

PBR recently showed up here in Stockholm at the state-run liquor store Systembolaget and it was like seeing an d friend.

At a price of 13 Swedish kronor per bottle (about $1.95 US), this is not quite the bargain it is in Kentucky where a 12-pack is yours for $6.99 (or 48 kronor). That works out to 4 kronor per bottle.

I guess I’m paying for the location of the beer now instead of the quality.

The PBR that appears on the shelves at Systembolaget is labeled as the “Export” version. I’m not sure how it differs from the “regular” version which is available only by special order at about twice this price.

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Squeezed Up

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Squeezed Up is a fantastic, Stockholm-based juice and smoothie bar. They have four locations and this is their beautiful shop at Mariatorget.

The tiny globes hanging from the ceiling turn dark blue and orange one at a time, just for a moment, creating a pattern that snakes around the ceiling somewhat randomly.

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Mid-April Surprise

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Stockholm woke up today to a swirling and wet snowstorm. Is it too late to hibernate?

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