martes, 25 de enero de 2011

The way we write.


My name is Greg Lansdowne, I am a journalist/editor/PR/communications professional based in the UK.

Like everyone reading this, I have been inspired by the music of a-ha – some of us for longer than others due to our more advanced years.

Having been one of the lucky few to have attended the ‘last hurrah’ in Oslo, I came out of that concert imbued with a desire to play a small part in ensuring the legacy of a-ha (as if it could be in doubt).

As a professional writer, words are my weapons of choice in that battle.

While sport is my primary area of expertise, I have decided to compile a book on one of my other specialist subjects – namely a-ha.

Not that I would intend to embark on such a project via my thoughts alone.

No doubt my experience of being an a-ha fan – the constant justifications and explanations that a-ha did actually carry on after 1985 – is mirrored all over the world.

It is these experiences that deserve a greater platform and I believe the best way to do that would be with a story of the ‘Ending On A High Note’ tour through the eyes/words of those who attended the concerts.

I am, therefore, writing to ask for contributors to such a book who would be interested in sharing not only their thoughts on a specific concert but also why your love for a-ha took you to that concert (particularly for those travelling quite a distance).

Initially, I would like to get as much feedback as possible in terms of whether this is a book that would be welcomed the a-ha fraternity.

Were that to be the case, I would then ask for people to volunteer their interest to write about a particular concert (to make sure all bases could be covered).

No doubt there are many hardcore fans who were unable to attend any of the final concerts and I would certainly not wish to exclude them from participating in the book either.

I am not looking for contributions immediately as I would like to test the water first.

Any thoughts/feedback came be emailed to me here:

Thanks for your time in reading the above.


jueves, 20 de enero de 2011

Hits 2010 book

Muchas gracias a Jakob de que nos trae la siguiente novedad:

"Norsk Noteservice, a Norwegian publisher of music books, recently published Hits 2010

The book can be ordered from and, with a March 31st publishing date..
- the latest in an annual series of books featuring some of the biggest Norwegian and international hits from the last year, complete with tabs and chords for guitar and keyboard, as well as lyrics"

lunes, 10 de enero de 2011

Magne Furuholmen- In Transit

Pronto saldrá a la venta un libro que aborda la carrera de artista gráfico de Magne.

Upcoming books being published in Norway in spring next year, including under Documentary and Biography:
"Magne Furuholmen comes with the art book "Magne Furuholmen - in transit," a presentation of his activities as an artist."