Life defining moments #Blogg100

#078 [LXXVIII]
Music moments that changed my life & Social Movie Watching 

See the end on why I write this. Here I have picked 3 moments where music changed my life. There are many more and maybe I will come back to them later.

Boney M – Nightflight to Venus

I was 6 years old when the first one hit me. My father and his brother was helping him buy a new stereo. They had borrowed 2 tape recorders along with a brand new Philips Hi-Fi Stereo. We where mixing and recording the new album of Boney M, “Nightflight to Venus”. The opening track “Nightflight to Venus” became my favorite with the cool opening drum beat and the concept to flying to the Planet Venus. This song became my favorite song when growing up and it sparked my interest in Music and Sci-Fi.

Darude – Sandstorm

The year was 2000 and the Uplifting Trance genre was at it’s height. Me and my best friend Ulrika was at a visit in my hometown Halmstad during Easter. We went out to dance at Daltons, the best techno club in town. During the last hour there the DJ played a 1 hour long mix of Darude’s Sandstorm. We danced like there was no tomorrow. The Hive-Switch was on to say the least and we where ecstatic. Shirts off and dripping in sweat. From that day on when the music is right and I’m in a mood, I always dance giving my all. All fatigue goes away and I go into Trance.

Mindless Self Indulgence – Never Wanted To Dance

It was last fall in 2012 when I had just hit level 40. I was asked to come up on stage with the rock band Mindless Self Indulgence [MSI] during their live concert here in Sweden. MSI has long been a favorite punk-rock band of mine. Their live concert has a legendary status to be something extra. And when they finally came to Sweden last year and I got a chance to see them this happens. Check out the Video in my other Blog. As you can see from the video I Rock with the best of them 🙂

Jimmy’s words to me:

“Let that be a lesson to you!
That’s how you get famous.
You just take your fucking opportunities.
Just what anybody says you say:
Fuck it! I’m going to do it anyway” — Jimmy Urine

It was a very empowering feeling.
I now feel like I can take on the world and make a dent in the Universe.

I rock onstage with MSI

I rock onstage with MSI

Doc Lounge – Watch movies together in a social style

The reason I write this is because tonight I was at a new type of experience. Doc Lounge in Varberg. We meet up to  mingle in soft lounge like local. There is a bar and later they started showing the documentary style movie The Secret Disco Revolution. The saddest part was that there was no Boney M or ABBA in the movie. They where 2 groups that I grew up with and defined disco me. But other Disco still has a warm place in my heart. After the movie was done we cleared the area before the screen and we stared to dance to Disco music. Something I do with great love and energy. This is a totally new way to watch documentary movies together.

The whole concept with social movie watching is awesome.

Doc Lounge in Varberg

Google Doodle Disco

Google Doodle Disco on 14 feb 2013

@LordSillion

Do you have a Contingency plan? #Blogg100

#079 [LXXIX]
Why Hearts and Minds?

“Hearts and minds… Far more effective than bombs and guns…” — Continuum

I have been watching 6 episodes of Continuum so far. In the future Mega-Corporations has taken over the role of nations and rule all without insight. A small group of rebels travel back in time make sure that future does not become like this. I like Science Fiction that makes me think. And now they started to whip up a message in this one too.

We need to hold everyone who plunder the world for their own personal or corporate gain accountable.

It’s time for a new society. How can we get this message across to those who don’t want to listen? By hiding it in stories like this 🙂

“If you want to burrow a message into a human mind. Work it into a story” — Jonathan Gottschall

I blog more about this in my 2 other blogs:

#21 Engage in Storytelling and This is your story

Shaping the Future

Continuum is also about shaping your own future. There is a META discussion about this in the show. How the time travel perspective can make you think about shaping your own future. It is all very interesting and philosophical. It presses all my buttons as a Futurist (I am two parts Future-Philosopher, one part Strategist, one part Network Ninja and one part Change-Agent).

Do we have any Contingency plans for our future? Do you?

The Quest for our Fututre. Do we have a Contingency plan?

The Quest for our Future. Do we have a Contingency plan?

@LordSillion

Why we Sin and Lie #Blogg100

#080 [LXXX]
We are all Sinners and Liars

Well the Pope is right. We are all sinners.

What would make us to cheat less?

According to Dan Ariely and his research we lie all the time. In fact, as I said before. We can never tell the truth. Just a mere Truthy Tale. But what would make want to tell a story as truth worthy as possible? What would make us  to cheat less?

Anything that reminds of our moral code. Like reciting the ten commandments. Religion got a hang of this many thousands of years ago. So when ever we get put in a position to make a decision where we could cheat and lie we must be reminded of something that stands for our morality.

Yo can see or listen to his latest talk before the RSA: Free beer: The truth about dishonesty. Or see the even shorter RSA Animate version. (Both are found at the bottom.)

If you want more you can Listen to or read his latest book The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone – Especially Ourselves.

What increase and decrease honesty

What increase and decrease honesty

What can The Borgias teach us?

Sinners or Saints?

Sinners or Saints?

Another Pope sinner of rank is Rodrigo Lanzol Borgia masterfully portrayed by Jeremy Irons in the TV-Series The Borgias. Power corrupts and we must recognize that our most powerful decision makers are in dire need of moral guidance.

Kick-Ass Obama

AS I finish this up I’m listening to Obama doing The State of the Union. I’m happy to hear that he intends to spend more in Science and Research. Especially to stop Climate Change. More about this later in the week.

@LordSillion

The Game for the Future #Blogg100

#081 [LXXXI]
The Future is a co-op game we all can play and win!

I have done lots of stuff today that I have weaved together in this tapestry.

A Game of Future

I have been listening to Framtidskommissionens [The Future Commission] discussion about reducing the carbon footprint of Sweden. It was a lot of talk about economic growth and GNP. First we need to switch ways to how to measure progress.

They way we measure progress and the goals we set for our future will indirectly influence all people. Like in a boardgame we must assign victory points for goals that are actually worth achieving. And use economic incentive to achieve them. Take it from us boardgamers. We know all about recourse allocation, min-maxing, logistics and worker action placement to maximizing our score in whatever game we are playing.

If there is a way to get points (Read status and power) for something, we will do our utmost to maximize those points. Today many play the game of money. We don’t care how we get them as long as we get more of them.

Let’s design a better game for the future where we get points and money for doing the right thing.

The Future is a co-op game we all can play and win!

Smile Littlefinger, Smalie!

Smile Littlefinger, Smile!

“The night is dark and full of terrors”

Still the best show there is! Watched episode 4 of season 2 again as it aired on Swedish Television tonight. Littlefinger tries so hard to achieve his goals when he plays A Game of Thrones.

The Game for the Future will be triggered by either a crusade or a crisis. We can make the choice. Or we can just wait for more crises and catastrophes to pile up. Then our only choice is to re-act.

Let’s act now and re-design our own future.

Learning to play

Tonight I have been watching some gameplay walkthroughs to 3 new games I have gotten and are going to play this weekend.

Clash of Cultures

I really like that this civilization game doesn’t go into the the modern age. No civilization survives that long. Sid Meyers tried killing of civilizations in the first civilization game. No gamers could accept it so they removed it in the first computergame. Really looking forward to this. It’s in the Mail.

Robinson Crusoe: Adventure on the Cursed Island

This is a really hard co-op game that most people haven’t won yet. I’m up for the Challenge to just survive on this Island.

Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery

Making pacts, closed fist auctions and then backstabbing. Sounds like something you only should do in a game (and maybe real politics).

Travel with Social Media Club?

Next Friday I will help moderate Social Media Club in Gothenburg. The subject is Social Media in Public Transport.
I have written some discussion points in Swedish. Now updated with @MikuMaria

1. Hur funkar det: 
Diskutera hur det alllmänt fungerar idag med kommunikation med lokaltrafiken:
+ Vad fungerar bra:
– Vad har förbättringspotential:

2. Välj den optimala kanalen:
I vilken kanal vill du få snabbast svar vid kommunikation med lokaltrafiken?
Via Twitter, Facebook, i en särskild app för din lokaltrafik? Hur är det när det är som bäst?

3. Bygga kollektivtrafiken genom data:
Vill du ha en app som kan optimera lokaltrafik på mindre orter? Där du delar med sig av data som att du fyller i hur du har tänkt resa och när. Researrangören kan sedan lägga rutterna efter resenärerna.
– Hur skulle detta kunna fungera?

4. Framtidsvision:
Hur reser vi med lokaltrafik om tio år med Social Media?
Kan vi då se i realtid var alla fordon befinner sig?
Kan vi se vara alla våra vänner är i realtid om dom satt på den flaggan?
Via WiFi i lokaltrafiken utan att checka in?
Kan du alltid se dina barn?
Vill vi ens veta allt det här i framtiden eller är det nu när tekniken är ny som vi är nyfikna?

@LordSillion

Best of Social Media Week 2012 #Blogg100

#082 [LXXXII]
Best of Social Media Week 2012

Do you wan’t to find out what is going on in the world in this new network society of ours?

Next week is Social Media Week all over the World. From 18 to 22 of February you can follow livestreams from all kind of events. Find them on Twitter and Facebook too.

Who is with me next week?

We can follow some of the keynotes using Skype or Google Hangout together! 🙂

Start spreading the news…

Last year in February I watch many of the seminars and speeches online here is my 3 favorite ones from last year all from SWM New York.  @SmwNyc

Don Tapscott - Rethink Cilivilzation

Don Tapscott – Rethink Cilivilzation

Don Tapscott (@dtapscott) talks about the new Network Society that I’ve mention in my previous blog: Swimming in the Flow

Is It Getting Hot In Here? Considering Social Media's Impact on Climate Change

Is It Getting Hot In Here? Considering Social Media’s Impact on Climate Change

Janine GibsonFabien Cousteau, David E. Guggenheim and  Andrew Revkin talks about how to use Social Media to change the World. How to use Emotional Impact to inform.

Alex Bogusky + Innovative Models for Social Good Collaboration

Alex Bogusky + Innovative Models for Social Good Collaboration

Alex Bogusky talks about how to do Social good mentioned in my Blog: Do Shit that Matters

Sustainability, Collaboration, Transparency and Community are the 4 keywords.

@LordSillion

Ice Dwarfs and Sea Trolls!? #Blogg100

#083 [LXXXIII]
Ice bitte! [Isdvärgar och Istroll!?]

Do Ice Dwarfs or Sea Trolls really exist? Are they the secret creatures of evolution?

Idag har jag varit nere vid havet och sett sprickor i isen. Jag gick ner mig i en isfälla full med vatten riggad av evolutionens hemliga varelser.

Ljuset kryper ner i isen

Ljuset kryper ner i isen

Vad släpper ditt filter igenom?

Vad släpper ditt filter igenom?

There is a pile of Ice left from last week. Who has been busy?

There is a pile of Ice left from last week. Who has been busy?

Is it the Ice Dwarfs or the Sea Trolls?

Is it the Ice Dwarfs or the Sea Trolls?

“There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” — Leonard Cohen

“Put your finger in the crack. And let’s make it bigger.” — Simon Sinek

Vad är en Människa?

Sitter och lyssnar på Fredrik Lindströms TV serie: Vad är en Människa medan jag skriver. Vill du se hela kan du finna den här?.

En dikt av Fredrik Lindström från Evolutionen och jag kommer inte överens : bekännelser

“Alkoholen kan sådant
som andra inte kan,
den kan tala
direkt med känslorna,
håller fram handen
och låter dem äta
Lättar samtidigt
omärkligt
på strypkopplet
för några timmar.

Ju mer jag dricker,
desto bättre förstår vi varann,
evolutionen och jag,
det är som varje öl
tar sådär 10 000 år
av mitt släktes framgångar.
Plötsligt blir våra
viljor rent av förenliga,
vi lägger locket på
allt gammalt groll
och har en lyckad kväll
tillsammans;
jag släpper på allt mitt
självförverkligande tjafs
för att prata rakt ut
utan sociala filter,
spontandansa i en bar
och äta skräpmat innan
jag går och lägger mig.

På hemvägen är vi
harmoniska och håller
med varann
i nästan allt,
pratar i mun
och gapflabbar när vi
jämför våra
närmast identiska
tio-i-topp-listor
över våra
favoriter
bland de mänskliga
basbehoven.” — Fredrik Lindström

Idag blev jag flummig utan min belgiska öl 🙂

Har sett mitt första avsnitt av “House of Cards” med min bästa vän Björn Frölich.

@LordSillion

Give me your Favorite Music #Blogg100

#084 [LXXXIV]
Give me your favorite Music!

I love music and to dance.
What are you favorite bands and songs?

Some of my favorite bands are:
Placebo, The 69 Eyes, VNV Nation, The Sounds, Mindless Self Indulgence, Fever Ray, FrontLine Assembly, Tiamat, Pj Harvey, Apoptygma Berzerk, The Cranberries, D:A:D, The Knife, Scooter, S.P.O.C.K, RNB, Ravers Nature, Sisters of Mercy, Pet Shop Boys, Marilyn Manson, Depeche Mode

Placebo

Sillion’s favorite Bands and their best songs

The best Synth and FuturePop songs

Best Rock

Modern House Music

Great Dance Music

@LordSillion