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…

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 –…

dynamics

Billy Momo Says The dynamics of being a band

Billy Momo #13: Band dynamics. by Tony Lind   Anyone who has ever been part of a creative team (and who hasn’t?) knows that within a group of people, various individuals get assigned different functions within the unit, and these roles in combination are fueling the creative process. You have leaders, you have thinkers, you have do-ers,…

Mint conditions

Billy Momo Says: Mint conditions

Billy Momo #6, Mint. by Mårten ‘Hotlips’ Forssman, (harmonica)   Mint condition it said… but it sure didn’t taste mint. There’s a whole lot of different kinds of harmonicas out there, and I had been looking for quite some time for a bass harmonica, and finally one day, I found one I could afford on eBay,…

kindness

Billy Momo Says: Does vanity kill kindness?

Billy Momo #5, Vanity vs. Kindness. by Tomas “Barba” Juto   A friend of mine posted on facebook the other day that people shouldn’t give to charity and then post about it on social media. They should keep it to themselves for it to be an honest act of kindness. And I said something along the lines that…

earnest

Billy Momo Says: The importance of being earnest (And grumpy)

Billy Momo #4, Being earnest (And grumpy). by Tony “Gramps” Lind (drums, vocals)   What’s the best part of simultaneously being a grumpy old guy and an instrument owner (a.k.a. ”musician”)? Well, first of all, you’ve had years and years of honing your craft and your artistic voice, in other words, you should by now at…

drama

Billy Momo Says: New album, new drama

Billy Momo #3, Mo Music, mo drama. by Tomas “Barba” Juto   I’ve never been one of those great lyricists that can just make up a story about a heart broken blind man who is unhappily in love with a deaf woman cause he can’t find a way to chat her up, and build an amazing…