Per, the “former pop star,” gets tax cuts

Due to the new real estate taxation law in Sweden effective January 1 a few Swedes can rejoice in huge tax reliefs. Among those is Per Gessle who tops the list and will have 123,000 Swedish kronor (13,000 €) more to shop with. Per Gessle is nowadays apparently a "former pop star" according to the Swedish tabloid.
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The property taxes are now replaced with a local tax of 6,000 kronor per year, or at most 0.75% from the whole value.
The "former pop star's" property in Halmstad is evaluated at 16,8 million kronor, so the new tax relief is, for sure, welcomed.

Source: E24

Happy Birthday, Mr. Gessle!

Happy Birthday, Mr. Gessle ;) This is what we are wishing to a man who many of us never met, but who's been there in our hearts for a long long time. For you, best wishes, and for us, many new songs, many new albums :) We want out hearts to tremble again, near the radios, humming the songs and seeing life as colourful as it can be! Colourful and cheerful our life will be, Per, because we grew with you, with your songs, joyful and beautiful!

Wallpapers!

At last, the Wallpapers section is ready!
You can find all kinds of pictures* with Roxette, Per and Marie, all interesting and nice!

And don't forget to come back, because this is just the beginning ;)

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[ * Thank you, Anca and Raimondo for the work :) ]

Guess who...

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Interview with Per form Cafe magazine

The following interview appeared in the Swedish Cafe magazine. You can find the Swedish version here. Per Gessle about the money, the art of covering up a scandal and the difference between a “sha-la-la” and a “na-na-na.”
1. The first single off your new album, En händig man, will be the hit of the summer, I understand? - Yes that would be nice. But don’t think much about writing hits anymore. With Roxette it was extremely important to have three obvious singles for the USA market so I always put a lot of energy into writing three songs. But when I make music for Sweden I just write – and then someone else gets to choose the singles.
2. Are you a ”handy man” yourself? Can you switch tires on your Ferrari 599 GTB if you had a flat? - Ha ha ha, no I can’t. I wouldn’t even try. I would just call someone.
3. You make commercial music for the masses but are still greeted by the reviewers. How come you don’t get axed like Tomas Ledin? - I think it has to do with that I’m genuinely interested in music. I feel togetherness with these nerdy music journalists, because I’m a nerd myself. I’ve noticed that Marie (Fredriksson) never got the same respect I’ve gotten from the critics. It has got to do with that.
4. Your lyrics have always been considered shit though? - Yes… Maybe they are shit too. But people always come up to me and thank me for songs I’ve written that have meant things to them. Many people play my songs at their weddings and such. So I still feel that my lyrics must touch them somehow.
5. How much do you work with your lyrics?

2008 calendar with Roxette

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At http://roxstar.fw.hu/ appeared a Roxette calendar for the new year.
You can find it here: http://roxstar.fw.hu/2008calendar.html

Source: http://roxstar.fw.hu/

Per appears in Caroline Roosmark's Calendar

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Per Gessle with family Åsa and Gabriel are in Caroline Roosmark's 2008 calendar "The Women and Men of the Year 2008." "Per usually doesn't do things like these," Caroline says, "but this time he's been very into it. He spent days picking out a good wig!"

As you can see Per, "pop legend," is dressed in a Mozartesque style, with a "guitar" of course (It's called a lute.) He is in May's picture.

You can see the whole calendar here: http://www.roosmark.com/klara%20sidor/kalendersidor08/08-jan.html

Source: www.dailyroxette.com
Photo is property of www.roosmark.com

Special video from "Min Bäste Vän"

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On littlemarie.net you can find the video for "Små Lätta Moln". You can view* it here or download it here

* Flash player required.

Merry Christmas!

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Once upon a time, there was... Roxette "Neverending Love" Fan Club, Romania

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A few days ago, as I was cleaning... my hard disk, I found a small file on my computer, named "Roxette Fan Club.txt". I curiously opened it, and... I saw the fanclub's old website URL, which I found on Google, a few years ago. It was than when I first found out about a Romanian Fanclub, when I met Ionut and asked him about the fan meetings.

I was glad to see that the site is still up, you can find it here:
http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Mezzanine/5436/

Maybe, not very far in the future, we'll be, once again, the "Romanian Division of the Official International Roxette Fan Club".

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