The livestream last night https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Em-N-nptVyQ&feature=youtu.be gave us all much to ponder. The situation in the USA 😢 Gospel. Feelings and colours in music. Soloists vs ensemble musicians. What’s an artists mission actually? We should always serve the composer, the audience and the music. It was amazing listening to Isaac 🙌 Thank you Michael and Isaac!!! ❤️❤️ •
I filmed my life almost daily with a digital video camera between 1997 and 2006. I’ve carried those tapes (hundreds) with me from country to country. My parents had also filmed me when I was a child. Now these tapes will be useful in the making of a documentary about my life.
Bonnier…Strawberry…Bonnier… Jag följer dig till världens ände 😉👍 . . . Repost @anderssjoqvist ・・・ Strawberry Förlag blir en del av Bonnier Books. Nya tider – nya utmaningar! Är väldigt glad att vi fortsätter på vår utstakade väg med våra fantastiska författare! 🍓#strawberryförlag @strawberryforlag
Sååå glad!! 😃🥂🎉💃 Strawberry Publishing kommer att ge ut min biografi! 👍 Kunde inte ha ett bättre förlag och framför allt… kunde inte ha en bättre förläggare än Anders Sjöqvist 🙌 TACK Strawberry och Anders!! 🙏🏻🙏🏻 @anderssjoqvist @strawberryforlag @strawberrypublishing #biografi #autobiography #book #bok #förlag #lindalampenius
In February I’ll turn 50! 💃🏻🥂💋🎉 I’ve almost never celebrated my birthdays (except as a kid). Now I’ve decided to change that ”boring behaviour” 😘I’ll go back to LA… this time with my husband ❤️ We will visit all places that became special to me when I lived there and we will spend time with Alison Reynolds 😍❤️ and Joel Berliner 😍❤️ Alison introduced me to her dear and very close friend Hugh Hefner. Hef was like a father to me. Bedroom nr 3 (Marston’s and Cooper’s room) was always available for me. Well, the rest is history… I ended up on the cover of Playboy and on all the biggest TV channels and shows. I even got the part as ”Ariana” on Baywatch. I got to know all the people who were part of Hef’s ”Playboy Family” and I met some of the biggest movie stars at the Mansion. I had so much fun during those years in LA!!! 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻
I feel blessed and thankful 🙌🙏🏻 .
This time we will stay at @sunsetmarquis and @graftononsunset We will also ”do Vegas” and visit Grand Canyon. Can’t wait… I wish I turned 50 tomorrow… 🌸🌸🌸
By the way, I will soon be done with my autobiography… Then you’ll get the whole LA story… 👍⭐️😃 My name was Linda Brava back then. I filmed my life almost daily with a digital video camera 1997-2005. I took many pictures and wrote down everything that happened in my diaries. I can and I will prove that Hef was one of the greatest gentlemen and most hospitable people on earth. I spent so many days and nights at the Mansion 1997, 1998 and 1999 that I would have noticed if any of Holly Madison’s accusations (re Hef’s behaviour) were true. I don’t believe her. At all.
This letter from Heimo and Eva Haitto means the world to me. Heimo Haitto is by far the most brilliant and talented Finnish violinist ever! He was called ”Finland’s Jascha Heifetz”. Heimo and Eva wrote this letter to me in 1997 when I had started playing some pop-music along my real career/passion (classical violinist) and some Finnish people couldn’t handle that. Heimo and Eva told me that they supported me and they thought it was great that I kept my pop-songs separate from my classical music. That way I could show both my ”trump cards”, classical violinist / pop artist (according to them)
I feel very honoured 🙏❤️ I also got grate feedback (re me as a classical violinist) from Finland’s toughest critic of classical concerts/artists, Seppo Heikinheimo. He invited me for lunch at Lehtovaara 3 months before he died and told me how good he tought I was. He adviced me to stay exactly the person I was and told me not to ever leave my classical career. In my book (will be released next year) I will tell the whole story…
And to you Finns who attacked and criticized me back in the days:
I DON’T CARE WHAT YOU THINK!! #violinist #violin #legend #heimohaitto #sibelius #violinconcerto #paganini #finlandsjaschaheifetz #classicalmusic #music #musician #magical #critic #seppoheikinheimo @bokforlagetforum #lindalampenius
😍 Hef talking about me at the Playboy Mansion (the launch of my Playboy issue) and Gene Simmons telling the reporter that KISS wanted me to open for their concert in Finland, but I was already booked for another performance.
Those were great times in LA and especially at the Mansion!!! Thanx Hef! ❤️🙏❤️
THANK YOU Alison Reynolds for introducing me to Hef!!!! ❤️🙏❤️ Without you nothing of this would have happened.
Saknar de här två UNDERBARA kvinnorna!!! ❤️❤️ De hör till de rätt så få kvinnor som backar upp och stöttar andra kvinnor och inte sticker kniven i ryggen på kollegor och bekanta. Jag förknippar Carina och Sonja med orden vänskap, hjärtlighet, värme, godhet och ärlighet. Jag önskar att fler kvinnor vore som ni: @carinaenilsson och @sonjaalden ❤️❤️🙏🙏 #vänskap #ärlighet #värme #sonjaaldén #carinaenilsson #artist #pianist #sångerska #singer #violinist #lindalampenius
Hef became a father figure to me when I lived in USA. He made me one of Playboy’s legendary Celebrity Covergirls (April 1998).
Hef’s kindness and hospitality was overwhelming. He was a true Gentleman. I spent a few evenings&nights weekly at the Playboy Mansion during 1997, 1998 and 1999. I got my ”own” room, ”Bedroom Nr 3”, which was Marston’s and Cooper’s former room.
All women who tell lies about Hef should be ashamed!
Pappa komponerade musiken till ”Den Ljufva Galenskapen” på Svenska Teatern. (Han hade också en av huvudrollerna och regisserade pjäsen) Här är ”Vaggvisa” ur föreställningen/musikalen. Pappa var 90 år gammal när jag spelade in denna snutt hemma hos mina föräldrar. Han satt OFTA vid pianot, trots att det inte hade stämts på ca 20 år 😉 Jag saknar min pappa så mycket…