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The Diary Of Jane

The Diary of Jane – Chapter 1: Thank you for the music

You take me to places I could never dream of going, you bring out the sun on a cloudy day, you trigger the tears when I really need to cry… and you give me answers to questions I didn’t even know I had. And some days I just really need the music, other days the lyrics – to bring me comfort, give me power and help me heal.

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The Diary of Jane – Chapter 2: Guilty pleasures

Well, yes.But it makes me happy. And happy is good.Actually, happy is way better than good.Happy is amazing.

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The Diary of Jane – Chapter 3: Songs to live for

There are also those songs and bands I love, that I will never get to experience live. Like ”The show must go on” by Queen. With Freddie Mercury. That song has always been, and will always be, special to me. And I will never get to cry watching them perform it live…

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The Diary of Jane – Chapter 4: Taking the time

I have seen Queen with Paul Rodgers.And also with Adam Lambert, which was an amazing show, but still… I never saw them with Freddie. And since I don’t have access to a time machine, that wish will always be a mission impossible.

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The Diary of Jane – Chapter 5: Paying the price

But you allow that thought to get inside your head – because without the fans, where would you be? And you tell yourself IT IS POSSIBLE to please everyone that demands a piece of you, and you give and give, even though you lose yourself more and more along the road.

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The Diary of Jane – Chapter 6: Support the bands you love

But yes – going to shows can be really expensive. We have to buy the ticket and pay for the trips if it isn’t nearby, and sometimes get a hotel or stay at a camp site or whatever. Everything costs, that is true.But everything costs for the bands as well, and that is sometimes easy to forget. If we want the bands we love to continue touring, buying their merchandise is a truly good way to making part of that possible. #supportthebandsyoulove

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The Diary of Jane – Chapter 7: PTD

…also known as Post Tour Depression. Also known as really painful and tough feelings to deal with. Well, depending on what level of emotional you are, of course….. And let’s face it, since I am pretty much crying all the time for all kinds of reasons, it is a truly hard one for me. It…

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The Diary of Jane – Chapter 8: Everything is connected

With ATSC, btw – the fun thing is, that I first met the entire band at a signing session in Germany – and the lovely singer was the one I got to first. I had my own pen with me (of course, always be prepared!!)(and it was actually needed). And out of the blue, even though we had never met before – she said “we should take you on tour with us” – and well….the year after they actually did.

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The Diary of Jane – Chapter 9: Cover it up

Let’s take ”Tainted Love” as an example here. It was originally recorded by Gloria Jones in 1964. Soft Cell made it a hit song in 1981, and since then it has also been covered in all kinds of possible and impossible styles – by Scorpions, My Ruin, Coil, Shades Apart, The Living End and so on, and of course my favourite version by Marilyn Manson. A version I absolutely love.

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The Diary of Jane – Chapter 10: Love and understanding – and being starstruck

And they manage to stay that way even though they are constantly admired, getting their egos fed, put under pressure and tested by their surroundings. Even though they have fans that are not always behaving nicely, they still have trust and faith and allow you to connect with them, they dare to open up and let you in.

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The Diary of Jane – Chapter 11: The magnificent creations

But sometimes my mind just stops at some phrase – like getting stuck and letting your head wander off after hearing a line in a song, like in Beast In Black’s ”Blind and Frozen”, where we have the line ”…as I read those letters you wrote me” –  what letters, what did they say? I will just never know.

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The Diary of Jane – Chapter 12: Obsession confession

That is one of the beauties of not being genre stuck, being open to everything there is out there, finding new amazing songs and artists. Even though the suggestions for songs and artists both Spotify and Youtube come up with might sometimes be totally OFF.

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The Diary of Jane – Chapter 13: When all seems to go up in smoke

We will get through this, together.
But we all need to do our part, however big or small.
Because everything IS connected, everything matters.

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The Diary of Jane – Chapter 14: The lines that shouldn’t be crossed

And in some cases, stepping up the obsession with finding out where someone lives.
When they look out the window and suddenly someone is standing there, or might even knock on the door.
Managing to get hold of their phone number and start calling them at all hours,..

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The Diary of Jane – Chapter 15: Real Queens fix each other’s crowns

So, today I want to take a moment to send love, appreciation and a massive THANK YOU to all you strong women out there.
Because even if you don’t know it, even though you don’t feel it, you all are strong.
You are all filled with absolute power.

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The Diary of Jane – Chapter 16: Searching for sanity

But then, when you least expect it, IT FINDS YOU.
The song that somehow manages to awaken something deep inside you.
The song that SPEAKS directly to you, straight into your heart and soul.

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The Diary of Jane – Chapter 17: When the music tells the story

So, no.
Not even the cinematic world would be anywhere close to as beautiful, interesting, scary, amazing…REAL…if it wasn’t for music.

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The Diary of Jane – Chapter 18: Ordering the chaos

So, this very strange year is finally coming to an end…and I don’t think that I am the only one feeling that parts of this year truly have felt like a mental walk on that Bridge of Sighs… I mean, who could have predicted this going into 2020? There were so many events planned to…

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The Diary of Jane – Chapter 19: Curiosity killed the …video star?

I do tell friends they need to listen to a specific band or song (which right now would be Spiritual Beggars – ”The Road Less Travelled” and ”Lifelong Tragedy” by Dead End Finland – I absofrekkinlutely LOVE those songs!)

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The Diary of Jane – Chapter 20: Fake your reality

Remember when something called Natural Beauty was a thing? The thought that we are all beautiful human beings, that we are simply perfect just the way we are… When the focus was more on the inside, on the inner self. These days that feels more of a myth than actual truth, because everywhere you look…

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The Diary of Jane – Chapter 21: The Blood of the Heart

So. This is the 21st century. In a perfect world there would be tolerance all over the globe. Freedom of speech should be a basic human right instead of an illusion being held back by censorship. You shouldn’t have to face the fear of being sentenced to years in prison for wanting to play metal,…

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The Diary of Jane – Chapter 22: Queens and crowns

I just have to take a moment with the subject of Poland and ancient laws again – because the near-total ban on abortion is really nothing else than a HUGE throwback in time…and I honestly can’t see anything good coming out of this. But yeah, with all the shit going on in the world….how about…

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