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P+C 2008 Joakim Johnsson


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WELCOME TO THE BASEBALL FIELD.

This is the home of The Baseball Field. Your source for everything you'll ever need if you're a true TBF fan. Here you'll find an almost insane collection of MP3's as well as some videos.

Feel free to download and share my music as much as you like. Everything is absolutely free, although copyrighted by me of course.

You can also buy some of my recordings. Cassettes, 7" vinyl and CD-R's. Drop me a line and we'll work something out. They're unimaginably cheap.

And please.. Drop a line in my Guestbook!

NEWS. | Old News.

110110.

My latest album - Swindie - is now available for free download at Last.FM or here at the Downloads Section.

And I guess there's  still lots of physical copies left at Arctic Nutter Records.

101107.

LO-FI X-MAS 2010 !!!

100708.

I'm proud and happy to announce that my new album will be released in just a few weeks time on Arctic Nutter Records. Wich means I'm sharing label with such amazing bands/artists like Tada Tátā, Johan Hedberg, Hovstaterna and White Town. Many thanks to Mattias for making it happen!

01. Comicon '09
02. It's Time
03. Numbers
04. 1986
05. Twenty Four Hours
06. 15 Minutes
07. 4:50 To the Moon

100521.

Just wanted to let You know that I'm currently recording my new album. Hence the lack of activity on this site. (Not that there were much to begin with..) I'm also directing this thing called Lundafesten with my friend Hedvig and some other loose cats of ours. It's going to be lots of fun. Since that site is in swedish, and/or if you're linguistically challenged, I strongly recommend the translation service provided by Google. Lots of fun!

And oh yeah - Here's a little taster of what's to come. I'm still writing/recording a lot at home, but soon I'll take this stuff to My friend Fredrik and Sanningens Silverstudio for additional recording, some mastering and fooling around. Then I'll finish the album at home. I guess I'm about 25% done at the moment. But I'm pretty satisfied so far.

The songs on the album are: It's Time, Numbers, 1986, Comicon '09, Twenty Four Hours, 15 Minutes and 4:50 To The Moon. And they're all about numbers, time, the moon, astronauts and usual suspects.

100126.

Two booked gigs this year already! Nice!

And Here's my DJ playlist from Cosy Den.

Also. I will finally make most of my old records available on CDR again. Beginning with the A Little Sound-trilogy wich will be re-released on February 18. There will be 25 numbered copies of each in the first bach. More will follow.

091220.

Oh Yeah! Two enchanted evenings will take the cake out of this decade. First - I will play some music (REAL music. With REAL artists!) @ Landet on Dec 30. When Cosy Den presents the utterly awesome Tada Tádā, The Andersen Tapes and de Montevert live.

A complete playlist of my obnoxious 'discflippin' will follow shortly after the event.

And the day after that - the usual new year party with the usual suspects. Fun!

091207.

Happiness don't have to be so complicated.. Last week I got my first fanmade video on YouTube. Mr Cosy Den himself - Mattias Jansson - made this minimalistic, yet beautiful video for the song There's no such thing as a sun.

 

And as if that wasn't enough - ♥♥♥ - Micke from Klubb King Kong named it "Song of the day" in his blog.

091130.

The Discography and Downloads sections are now more Up-To-Date. Observant readers / fans / listeners will notice that I'm not a man of my words.

/J

091129.

Merry Christmas everyone! Well.. almost.

As a part of VVM's Lo-Fi X-Mas project. I made this little song called I Wonder What Christmas Feels Like. Enjoy!

091024.

Check out the new shop at Vanishing Vanity! You can buy the official TBF logo t-shirt for only 150 SEK. BARGAIN!!

090918.

Since I haven't actually recorded much lately... And since my latest records have been released solely on the "web". I've decided to make a "live" album with the songs I'm going to play on Cosy Den next week. It will be released in 30 copies and sold, together with a lyrics-sheet and one of my 7" that-night-only for 40:-. Two of the songs on it are from the forthcoming Swindie LP. These versions will NOT be available anywhere else. Soo... Good luck with that.

/Jocke

090902.

On the 25:th of September. TBF will play some songs live for y'all on Cosy Den @ Southside Cavern in Stockholm. Be there! Or be █. Link.

090605.

Since Mary is away on secret adventures in Africa, The Baseball Field will play a gig with new bandmember - Lauren at Lundafesten.

Lauren has almost 18 years of competitive Lo-Fi experience. She not only sang and played keyboards on Varsity in High School, but was drafted by Columbus State University in Georgia and played for Troy University in Alabama. She has been singing and dancing in competitive Lo-Fi-All-Star squads for over 10 years and has extensive experience teaching Lo-Fi to children ages 3 to 18.

Her band-fronting experience spans almost 15 years and specializes in Co-Ed partner stunts and competitive routine choreography. Lauren also provides music mixing services for area cheer squad routines.

Lauren is currently unemployed and homeless.

ABOUT ME.

My name is Joakim Johnsson. I live in Nyköping, Sweden. And I've been experimenting with noise, sound and melody as The Baseball Field for almost 15 years.

I played bass in the now legendary and sadly forgotten best fucking post punk garage rock unit out of Nyköping - Music / Ninja.

Me and my friend Fredrik also have a band called The Bodonis.

ABOUT MARY.

Mary is my partner in crime. A voice that melts ice and dances in the rain...

 

 

GIGS.

BOOKING INFORMATION

I play for free, a fee, or some travelling money. I can bring my own PA and amps if you wish. I don't need much. Some beer and a nice bed to sleep in. Or a nice space to park my car. Please contact me!!! I play anywhere!!!

UPCOMING GIGS

T.B.A

SOME PREVIOUS GIGS
IN MUSIC AND PICTURES

(Click on picture)

100806 - Cosy Den Festival @ Southside Cavern STHLM

Every Day Can't Be Sunshine
Everyone I've Ever Known
Ash
Happy Times
Bats
Supercemetery

100717 - Lundafesten

Twenty Four Hours
Comicon '09
It's Time
Numbers
1986
15 Minutes
4:50 To The Moon

100218 - Fantastiskt @ Landet STHLM

Too Happy To Say Goodbye
Everyone I've Ever Known
Every Day Can't Be Sunshine
Bats
1986
Ash
Supercemetery
There Is No Such Thing As A Sun

091106 - Birthdayparty @ Jorge

Joakim Johnsson - Guitar, voice
Lauren & Mary - Voice, percussion, synthesizer

A Moment Later
Supercemetery
Every Day Can't Be Sunshine
In A Lonely Place
Bats
1986
Ash

090925 - Cosy Den @ Southside Cavern STHLM

Joakim Johnsson - Guitar, voice
Lauren & Mary - Voice, percussion, synthesizer

A Thousand Places
1986
Bats
Comicon
Supercemetery
There is No Such Thing as a Sun
Girl From Mars (Ash Cover)

Check the Downloads section to download theese songs.

Video - 1986 live @ Cosy Den 090925

090627 - Lundafesten

Joakim Johnsson - Guitar, voice
Lauren - Voice, percussion, synthesizer

Fun Fun Fun
1986
15 Minutes
24 Hours (Joy Division Cover)

080930 - Cosy Den @ Landet STHLM

The Baseball Field listened to some songs and played scruffy guitar @ Cosy Den (www.cosyden.com).

Check out the Facebook Group - Cosy for more information!

The Ghosts Of Men
Bats
New Waves
Happy Times
There And Back Again
Supercemetery
Ash
In A Lonely Place
There Is No Such Thing As A Sun

Video - Supercemetery live @ Cosy Den 080930

Thanks to Jerker Hagman for recording theese songs on his mobile phone.

070804 - Älghultsfestivalen

Joakim Johnsson - Guitar & voice.

The Ghosts of Men
But There Was no Snow... Was There?
There are Wolves Around us
There is no Such Thing as a Sun
What Time is Love? (The KLF cover)
There and Back Again

I played some songs in front of a selected crowd outside of my tent.

060826 - Älghultsfestivalen

Joakim Johnsson - Guitar.
Mary Donaldson - Voice, beats & sounds.

The Ghosts of Men
A Minute Before the Crash
Behind These Hazel Eyes (Kelly Clarksson cover)
But There Was no Snow... Was There?
There are Wolves Around us
The Art of Making Ice
There is no Such Thing as a Sun
There and Back Again

Probably the best TBF-gig ever. The crowd seemed to like the new material.

050827 - Älghultsfestivalen

Joakim Johnsson - Guitar, keyboard and some vocals.
Fredrik Svensson - Bass guitar.
Ellinor Stenbäck - Vocals andpercussion.
Olle Stenbäck - Guitar and some vocals.

I Felt Your Shape (The Microphones cover)
A Minute Before yhe Crash
Tambourines
Rogue
Everyday Can't be Sunshine
Some Days Sundays Make me Sad
Mark Evans
Cheerio Cheerio
I Just Made a Little Sound

A very fun gig. Ellinor sang in front of people for the first time ever. And it was utterly beautiful.

040218 - How Lo' Can You Go?

Joakim Johnsson - Aria Pro electric guitar, Yamaha keyboard & CD noise.
Fredrik Svensson - Dan Electro electric guitar & Dan Electro bass guitar.
Victoria Nilsson - Vocals.

The Ring - Intro
Rogue
I'll Burn Tomorrow
Ghost Story
Tambourines
I Just Made aA Little Sound
A Minute Before the Crash
Every Day Can't be Sunshine
Mark Evans
You Made me Realise (My Bloody Valentine cover)
Fun Fun Fun.

The How Lo Can You Go? Lo-fi-party @ Läckerbiten in Stockholm was a real hit. I was really glad to see that so many people showed up.

030830 - Älghultsfestivalen

Joakim Johnsson - Krashen electric guitar & Roland E50 synthesizer.
Fredrik Svensson - Dan Electro electric guitar.
Mattias Sköld - Vocals and a little bit of synthesizer.

Happiness
Every Day Can't be Sunshine
All Amusement Parks are Closed
Cheerio Cheerio
I Just Made a Little Sound
Come Back Better
I'll Burn Tomorrow
Ghost Story
A Minute Before the Crash

Download this gig in ZIP-format.

TBF spent two wonderful days in the deepest of Swedish forests. And performed their most synth-pop gig ever. Much due to the boring sounds of the Roland E50. An instrument wich has now been traded in for an Aria Pro electric guitar. Two things made this gig very special. The dog. And the extensive consumption of limedrinks.


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