Radio-Interview in Schweden (Januar 2000)
Chris: I mean do you feel that you
have paved the way for the swedish pop explosion?
Ulf: I think we have been involed in it at least.
Jenny: (cutting Ulf off) we have
contributed to it.
Ulf: (cutting jenny off) Yeah!
Jenny: (finishing her sentance)But umm, that umm, we are just one
of the corners in it.
Chris: How does it feel to be an international well know band? To
get where every you go to have people RUSH after you to ask for an
Autograph. How does it feel?
Ulf: well musicial wise it's good because you can, what ever you do
you can reach out to people. people listen to you also. but it's a very
big responsibility. You have to watch your tongue what you are saying
because people really believe you, You know? and umm I think we are trying
to use it in a good way. For example now in berlin we were performaning
before 10 million people they were collecting money for child with bad
dieases, like heart diease and cancer.And that's a very good cause. <long
winded here but good words for thought> Iwant us to work a little bit more
with that. we have done a few big things like that before.
Chris: well how does the celebrity thing effect your private life?
Do you have a private life? <this part is good, wait until you read what
jenny talks about>
Ulf: I think we have it now then before. In the beginning it was
very new ya know, AoB was very new and very hyped, you know? everybody
wanted to know everything about AoB and to let us be alittle bit more <think
he forgot the word ALONE here> now.
Jenny: it's cooling down now in that way now. and that is very
good. I remember the first time when, my first summer we were popular I
was and i was bit sad, I couldn't sun bath topless
<before someone freaks out here, just a note that it is very normal in
sweden for women to go topless on the beach in public. It's cool that
sweden is so relaxed about it and the fact that sex crimes are very low as
the swedish men RESPECT women as people and not sex objects like American
men/culture. 'Thanks to jenny and tessi and marie for explaining a bit on
the swedish culture to me'>
jenny: (Cont.) because I would be recognized.
Jenny: I couldn' sunbath at all
because I didn't sunabth at all because I didn't want people to take
pictures when i was in a bikini. and luckily the topless error was over.
YEAH! and it wasn't a problem anymore, but it was bit like that. when ever
you went you were looking into peoples eyeballs
<the swedish people have this way of looking into your eyes, not like us
as we avoid eye contact>
Ulf: (cutting jenny off) YES!
Jenny: (giggles) Ok, since people don't recognize me so much
anymore. it's becoming much better. Just wonder how people live with it
all the time, how they relate to it becuase everyone keeps staring at them
all the time.