Well guys and girls, i haven't had a great deal worth writing of late. But anyhow i was in Stockholm last week, and made my little pilgrimage to Maratone studios on Saturday morning. I was staying right in the centre of Stockholm and took the subway from City Terminal, only 2 stops to the station called Slussen. Then i walked for only a few hundred metres and found the building where the studios are located. Maratone is within a building that has if i remember correctly about 17 different businesses in it. Martatone operates out of unit 13! Lucky for us!!!!!!!! Anyway there wasn't much to see, 2 very plain entry/exit points and a small a4 size sign next to one door that lists all the business in the building, with an intercom next to it. The a4 list also had the phone numbers of the respective businesses on it. The number for maratone had been scribbled out with pen, underneath the plastic cover of the sign. So i have a couple of photos on my phone, and if someone explians how to do it i will post them up here if anyone is interested.
I got a little bit chicken and didn't ring on the intercom. And although i only saw the outside, i really enjoyed my little pilgrimage to Maratone. Next time i go i am definately gonna press the button and see if i can go inside to get a momento, even just a piece of letter headed paper or something! It was a great feeling to walk outside and pick up the vibe, knowing i was so close to where all of this great music was given life, and just to think i had been so close to where so many great people have also been!!!! I got the same feeling a couple of years ago when i visited hollywood and went to the locations of some of the great old studios of the 60's where Spector and wilson et al worked!