Seven Rivers Wild

Billy Momo Says: Seven Rivers Wild

Seven Rivers Wild, now on Billy Momo #28. by Barba   Seven Rivers Wild is our third album and the latest we’ve released so far. But there is more to come, don’t you worry. I would say that this is the first album we’ve released as a seven piece group. We are not a duo…

mind

Billy Momo Asks, “What’s on your mind?”

Mind, what’s on yours? Now on Billy Momo #27. by Gramps   Sometimes people come up to me after a show and say, ”You look so happy up there on stage. Your joy is really contagious! What’s going on in your mind when you’re performing? What are you thinking about?” I am usually quite the…

Money

Billy Momo Says: Not in it for the money

Money isn’t everything, now on Billy Momo #26. by Orren   We’re not in it for the money. Neither is anyone else. Because it’s not 1996. And we can’t complain, we’re in it for the love of it. Who cares about money, right? Well, terribly sorry, but we all do. Because we live in the real…

woords

Billy Momo Says: Words

Words now at Billy Momo #25. by Orren   “Words are very unnecessary, they can only do harm”. I love that line. Simple, but so true. In romantic situations like the one in the song as well as in many others. Love pop lyrics. Simple, down to earth and to the point. It’s a damn…

love songs

Billy Momo Says: Love songs

Love songs now at Billy Momo #24. by Gramps   In this day and age, I find genuine kindness to be a very underrated personality trait. There, I said it. We are becoming increasingly guarded, skeptical and cynical. When someone performs an act of kindness, we automatically look for a hidden agenda. Generosity is viewed…

ordinary men

Billy Momo Says: Ordinary Men

Ordinary men this week with Billy Momo #23. by Tomas ‘Barba’ Juto   I don’t know how much you guys know about Billy Momo and our albums. But we are actually celebrating our 10 year anniversary this summer. I thought I’d tell you where it all began and about our first album, Ordinary Men. The title…

passion

Billy Momo Says: Passion

Passion in this week’s Billy Momo #22.   by Gramps   Today, I will expose one of my main character flaws. At least, it seems to be a flaw whenever I read a book or an article about how to succeed in life, in work, in love, in anything. As a musician, and as a…

Purjocopter Concept

Billy Momo Says: The Purjocopter Concept

Purjocopter Concept now with Billy Momo #21. by Gramps   My bass player friend Mats, who I play with every now and then, once made a remark regarding my Faiblesse for cymbals (I often tend to bring quite a few to any kind of gig). He asked, cheekily: ”How many cymbals does a drummer really…

big

Billy Momo Says (guest article): Becoming big

Billy Momo #20 –  ‘Big’, two major ways to get a breakthrough. by Birgitta Haller (band manager)   A bit simplified: there are two major ways to get a breakthrough as an artist (or at least one that will last for more than 15 minutes) – a hit on the radio or building an audience performing live.…

Circadian rhythm

Billy Momo Says: Circadian rhythm and the creative mind

Billy Momo #19 – Circadian rhythm. by Tony‘Gramps’ Lind    Up until very recently, Orren would refuse to acknowledge jet lag as a real phenomenon. I’m just gonna leave that there. Most people whom I would consider artistically creative, tend to thrive at night. I know, it sounds like a terribly clichéd stereotype, but I really think…

Tomas Juto

Billy Momo Says: Can’t we all just get along?

Billy Momo #18 – Get along now at the GTC. by Tomas Juto aka Barba. Photo: Christopher Anderzon   I’ve always been fascinated by music scenes. Seattle and grunge, New York and hip hop, L.A. and 80’s rock, Laurel Canyon and singer/songwriters, San Fransisco and the flower power scene and so on. Those are all American…

swedish pop

Billy Momo Says: Swedes and the Swedish pop wonder

Billy Momo #17 – the Swedish pop wonder. by Oskar Hovell, (aka Orren)   In an interview with Global Texan Chronicles recently, Walter Price asked us what the biggest misconception about Swedish music might be. We thought about it and concluded that it could be – considering the amount of super successful Swedish pop songwriters and producers –…

listening

Billy Momo Says: Recreational listening

Billy Momo #16 – Listening by Gramps   As I get older, I find myself craving silence more often than I used to. During periods when we are playing lots of shows, or especially when we are working in the studio, this becomes even more important. Oh, I certainly listen to a lot of music,…