Sunday, 26 August 2007

Fancy Cruising with the Schlager Stars?

Well hop aboard the Viking Line ship the M/S Cinderella in the months leading up to Christmas and you could be in for a surprise as you go up for seconds at the dinner buffet! Here are some of the highlights:
  • Schlager stalwart Lotta Engberg will give you 100% on September 4th
  • Charlotte (Neilson) Perelli will take you to her heaven on September 30th
  • Although not really schlager, Bonnie Tyler is more lost at sea rather than lost in France on October 18th
  • Comedy star Markoolio is on October 20th
  • Dansband superstars Barbados will be singing their 'hits' on November 18th

You can buy your cruise tickets at and we hope you have a very pleasant journey!

BWO - Let It Rain

This is the new video from BWO, we think it's great! So there!

Thursday, 23 August 2007


Carola is once again single. Poor soul. Carola and boyfriend Henrik Junaeus, a church pastor, have decided to end their romance, but remain friends. So the relationship didn't last for 'evighet'!


Our fave schlager star Linda Bengtzing has been crowned Turnedrottning (tour queen) of the year by Swedish news paper Aftonbladet ( The poll was taken by over 5000 readers with Linda romping to victory with over 18% of the total vote! Well done Linda! Below is the complete list of the top touring Swedish female acts as published by Aftonbladet.

Linda Bengtzing 18,1 %
Nanne Grönvall 12,7 %
Maria Andersson (Sahara Hotnights) 9,7 %
Annika Norlin 6,2 %
Sonja Aldén 5,6 %
Maja Ivarsson (The Sounds) 5,5 %
Marit Bergman 3,7 %
Amy Diamond 3,6 %
Sarah Dawn Finer 3,0 %
Laleh 2,6 %
Molly Sandén 2,6 %
Miss Li 2,2 %
Sofia Karlsson 1,8 %
Anna Ternheim 1,8 %
Maia Hirasawa 1,7 %
Jessica Andersson 1,7 %
Marie Lindberg 1,6 %
September 1,5 %
Helena Josefsson 76 1,5 %
Shirley Clamp 1,4 %
Charlotte Perrelli 1,1 %
Lotta Engber 1,0 %
Sanna Nielsen 1,0 %
Kikki Danielsson 0,9 %
Sophie Zelmani 0,9 %
Elin Lanto 0,8 %
Velvet 0,8 %
Lill-Babs 0,8 %
Annika Thörnquist (Da Buzz) 0,6 %
Frida Hyvönen 0,5 %
Veronica Maggio 0,5 %
Mapei 0,5 %
Linda Sundblad 0,5 %
Anna Book 0,4 %
Emilia 0,4 %
Pernilla Andersson 0,3 %
Asha Ali 0,3 %
Sofia Källgren 0,2 %
Emmon 0,2 %
Victoria Bergsman 0,0 %

Wednesday, 8 August 2007

A Few Signed Items From Our Friends!

These guys were kind enough to sign a few items for us at Stockholm Pride..... Anna we love you!!!!! Thank you Anna for making us feel so welcome in Stockholm, see you soon xx

Sunday, 5 August 2007


Well the sun came out for the gay pride parade in the beautiful city of Stockholm. The Vodka Systems enrobed in our Scottish finery walked in the parade proudly carrying our Scottish flags. The atmosphere was fantastic and almost surreal. The sun shone down on us and an estimated 50,000 other marchers and the estimated 500,000 spectators! And you will never guess
what, we heard somone shouting "Martin!" from the sidelines, it was none other than the fabulous ANNA BOOK!! We couldn't believe it! Anna Book cheering us on from the crowd! How exceptionally schlagertastically fabulous! We arrived at the park and relaxed with more than a few pear ciders. Our kilts went down a storm, what fun. On the music front Margaret Berger was pretty good, although she never sang 'robot song', then it was Pay TV's turn - oh my god, they need some good lyrics desparately, good camp dance routines though. Linda Sundblad descided not to give us some hi energy pop music but decided to woo the crows with piano versions of 'oh father' and 'bimbo' which really showcased her voice, and a great voice it is too! Ru Paul was up next and the crowd were told not to take photos at the star's request, how diva-esque. So here's our exclusive picture! Three dress changes and a visable panty line
and far too many songs that nobody knew. The it was the turn of the stars of the night, BANANARAMA!!!!!!! Keren and Sarah and their two dancers worked their way though their biggest hits and managed to whip the sometimes unentusiastic crowd into a frenzy! It was gay fun all the way with our two lushes. Bananarama were almost like a parody of themselves, remember Lananenenoonoo? But all-in-all great entertainment. Special thanks go to Shona and Big Ingrid, Sven and partner, Peter and Ben, Jonathen and everyone else who made our visit so exceptional.

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Saturday, 4 August 2007


Well hello from Stockholm! The Vodka Systems are nursing a hangover from a fabulous night out at gay pride Stockholm. The highlight of last night was meeting the wonderful Anna Book! We took a bottle of pink champagne to pride park for Anna but horror of horrors, they wouldn't let us in with it. We explained who we were and we were taken to the VIP entrance
where we met Anna's sister!!! She took the champagne from us to give to our signing hero! We then walked into pride park and guess who was calling to us from the distance? Yes it was Anna herself, we rushed over to her and gave her hugs and kisses and wished her well for her performance. Anna entered the stage at 8.45pm to a delighted audience and sang two songs, her new single 'Dansar Mot Karleken' and the wonderful 'Samba Sambero'. Then a bunch of elegant drag queens entered the stage for a reprise performance of 'Samba'! Anna actually thanked us from the stage as well, which was very touching. We then proceeded to to Anna Book signing event, met her again and chatted for a time, did the photo thing. A great time had by all! Then it was off to the dance stage to catch Barbados performing. I think their show was live on radio. They sang all the hits including their recent hit 'Tid att gå vidare' which went down a storm. We then headed off to meet Barbados at their signing event, we walked in and introduced ourselves to the boys asked them for an autographed picture and blabbed some nonsense like 'we run a blog site, can we have an interview?', the boys looked less than thrilled to see us (don't know why, after all we were wearing kilts and were very drunk)! We actually really like the band's music, however on the night we were disappointed at their apparent disinterest in their fans during their signing. Barbados aside, the atmoshphere on Friday night, as a whole, was one of happiness and unity. Everyone was friendly and welcoming. The Vodka Systems are now getting ready to head of to the pride march waving our Scottish flags.

Love and Hugs from The Vodka Systems xx
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