1. who are you? where are you from?
Jerker Jansson (pronounced yearker, so it's not a hobby...) from Stockholm, Sweden.
2. do you have a family at home? husband?/wife? kids?
Three sons, one of the married and expecting his first kid, a wife
3. what kind of work do you do?
I freelance as a radioproducer, writer and journalist and work with web editing.
4. what kind of hobbies do you enjoy?
Cooking, brewing beer and making music.
5. what music do you like?
My first favourite band was Mott the Hoople. I still consider them the best rockband ever.
I like musicians that has some kind of artistic ambition. XTC, Echo and the Bunnymen, Comsat Angels, Pere Ubu, Talking Heads and The Cure are some bands from my teens that I still listen to. I played in a New Wave/artpop band and these were my major influensen when writing songs.
Genesis, The Number Twelve Looks Like You, Jonathan Richman, Elvis Costello. Joe Jackson, Aphex Twin, Sex Pistols, Killing Joke, In Flames, Editors, Molding Peaches, Beach Boys, The Beatles, Black Sabbath. Peter Hammill.
And best of them all: Bob Hund. Their songs is in Swedish and the lyrics is pure genius, but I think you can enjoy their greatness even if you don't know Swedish.
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