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Sunday, 23 May 2010

So what's been happening then???

Hello again everyone, I’m back home now from my holiday in Bratislava - which was almost cancelled as the airports were all closed due to the volcanic ash cloud reappearing. However, the airport reopened just three hours before the flight was due to depart, so I was able to get away. Even if the weather wasn't so good, it didn't stop me having a great time in the beautiful capital city of Slovakia.

But that's enough about me, let’s talk about Salem! I’m just catching up with everything that’s happened over the past week...

4 O’Clock - single and mixes-EP released last Monday. Currently at no.45 in the iTunes chart, and No. 60 on Sverige Topplistan. Although I’m sure the song will climb much higher...

4 O'Clock - Video: the video for "4 O’Clock" was premiered on Spotify on Friday. Enjoy!
http://www.spotify.com/se/blog/archives/2010/05/21/salem/

The video was made by Andreas Ackerup and Stefan Segolson - well done, you did a great job! It's a very minimalist, black and white video which stays with the monochrome styling of "Ignore This". Of course you won't be able to ignore this video - and you won't take your eyes off the screen for one second. Some martial arts moves, some dancing, some clapping....and Salem barefoot ;))

Chart positions: Ignore This - no. 10 in the Sverige Topplistan / no. 6 on iTunes.
Keep On Walking - no. 35 in the Topplistan, no. 34 in the SR Digilistan. The song was the most played on Swedish radio for five weeks in a row but has finally fallen from the top spot to make way for Melodifestivalen winner This Is My Life. http://radionytt.se/nyheter/?p=5033
 
Good news - Keep On Walking is still at no. 1 in the Mix Megapol Topp 20: vote at
www.mixmegapol.se/program/mix-topp-20-gbg to keep it at the top for yet another week!

Keep On Walking is no. 2 on SR P3's Tracks chart this week - you have until 14:00 tomorrow to vote to keep the song up there in next week’s chart. Vote at
http://sverigesradio.se/cgi-bin/p3/tracks/index.asp?taskid=1

Djävulsrallyt: sadly Salem and Claudia narrowly missed out on a place in the final (they came third). You can watch last Monday night's programme again at www.kanal5play.se/program/play/djavulsrallyt-s01e01

Webchat: Salem did a webchat for sydsvenskan.se this week, just before his appearance at Lundakarnevalen. You can read the transcript at www.sydsvenskan.se/lund/karneval-2010/article880283/Chatta-med-Salem-al-Fakir.html

In that interview Salem mentioned that he will be appearing with his band at this year’s Malmofestivalen, which will take place between 20th and 27th August - although this hasn’t officially been announced yet, so I don't have any more details at the moment.

Lundakarnevalen 22.05.2010: check out these very positive reviews of last night’s show :-

http://www.lundagard.se/2010/05/23/trallvanlig-eufori-pa-stora-scenen/

http://www.expressen.se/noje/recensioner/konsert/1.1997902/full-fart-for-fakir

I think that's all for now! If I missed anything please let me know :))

1 comment:

Eva said...

Hi, and welcome back from Slovakia! Sorry I haven't answered you mail yet, too busy lately. But soon I will get back to you with more of my Berns impressions. Patience! :)
Best wishes
/eva