January 28, 2020

Today’s Brewing

2020 is here. That means I am about to turn 30 years old. The decade has been wild and I just took the time to go through a bunch of old media, remembering parts of the decade. One specific part is a series of nonsensical videos that me and Joakim made back in early 2011-2012, featuring me and Joakim brewing coffee in weird locations for no reason other than appreciating the process of brewing coffee. We called this series Today’s Brewing”.

Most of these videos are set to the soundtrack of Klaus Wunderlich. Having published over a hundred albums during his lifetime, all covers of famous tracks on his Wersi organ this man was an unstoppable organ force. I’ve been fascinated by this man ever since I discovered his music back in 2005, trying to understand what drives a person to develop a style and committing such a long period of time. If you haven’t heard Klaus Wunderlich, imagine a combination between elevator music, organ, simple drum machines and pop covers. I’m saying it again, this man ONLY made covers, a hundred albums of them.

The last episode I edited (up until today) was shot in 2012 up in Umeå, a small city in northern Sweden around 3 in the morning.

We actually shot 3 more episodes after this one but due to a variety of reasons I never got around to editing them. These videos have been interesting, as I’ve struggled over time with if I want to keep these published or not. On one hand, these serve as a historical document of who I was and what me and Joakim enjoyed doing but at the same time they remind me of all the mistakes I’ve done in my life. It’s similar to looking back at old photos of yourself and only remembering the bad parts of that era. The more time passed, the harder it became to re-engage with the material without experiencing that same feeling of regret over the past.

Today I got over that and got to work on editing the 3 remaining episodes and in a way I can see why it took me so long to get to this point. I just uploaded Episode 10 and although the video is terrible in many ways it’s a reminder to myself that one shouldn’t dwell over mistakes, rather remember the highlights that these videos evoke. This is Today’s Brewing - Episode #10

If you enjoyed these, here are links to all episodes: #12, #11, #10, #9, #8, #7, #6, #5 #4, #3, #2, #1

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