Archive for July, 2009

Huntington Beach, California

Posted in Personal on July 31, 2009 by Tallee Savage

Every two years we go back home to Huntington Beach, California, for a couple of months. About H.B read more here

Beautiful and sunny. We can be there for a couple of months a year and be garanteed sun  :)

Besides visiting my lovely family we keep oureselves occupied with garage sales, swap-meets, surfing/boogiebording, sweet walks on the beautiful peer, rock concerts (this year Michael Schenker Group), great pizzas and parties at the legendary Rainbow Bar & Grill on Sunset strip, shopping on Melrose, working in the garden (look pic below), BBQs.

Yeah, yeah… ofcourse we do Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Universal Studios, Raging waters, Soak City and so on… everytime the same procedure… well, you know, the kids wanna go.

Here are some pics of our activities.

Me, Kristi, cousin Robert, Lizzy, Tim, Adina and Matt at the Irvine Spectrum.
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Cruising Mattias Savage Wilmenius

Home… Matt cruising.
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Gardening, Huntington Beach

Four days of hard labour. Tim looks a little dejected.
We had to cut all these branches into little pieces to haul them away. Lots of patiance there.
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Gussy, Tallee, Elizia and Pedro

My dear cousin Gussy       –        Elizia with Robert’s and Kristi’s baby Pedro.
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Triceratops, T-rex, TIm, Adina & Elizia Savage

Got to love Dinosaurs. Here is a Triceratops at The Museum of natural history in L.A

The kids climbing a tree at La Brea Tar Pits – Read this, very interesting.
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Michael Jackson, flowers at walk of fame, Hollywood

Michael Jackson’s death – 25 June 2009 –  Many people left flowers on Hollywood Blvd.
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Tim Savage skateboarding

Tim skating away…. perfect pavement for skating and rollerblading… or like I do, rolleskating
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Rosa and Auggie's house in Huntington Beach

My aunt Rosa’s and uncle Auggie’s home in Huntington Beach
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My beautiful aunties, tia Corina, tia Lucia, tia Eliana and tia Rosa
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Cupcakes, Adina & Elizia

My cousin Theresa is always making cupcakes with my girls…. yummy yummy… says my tummy tummy   :  )

Girls night out!
Sumi, Kristi, Carmen, me, Theresa and Terry in New Port Beach.
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Marcel Jacobs – Rest in peace, my friend

Posted in Personal with tags , , , , , on July 31, 2009 by Tallee Savage

Marcel Jacobs, Rest in peaceI was in L.A when I received the tragic news of my friend Marcel Jacob. He took his own life after many years of personal and health issues he was battling from. I was in chock and very, very sad. It took me a couple of hours to think rational and start calling other close friends and Marcels sisters. What a horrific day for his family.

I met Marcel back in 1980. Yngwie introduced me to him. Since that day Marcel was always involved in my life, one way or the other. Both my exboyfriends have played with him for many years. And we just kept in touch over the years. Marcel was a self written guest on all my big occasions over the years. Birthdays, children’s baptisms, weddings, new years eves. So even if we did not speak everyday… he has always been there.

A quiet and gentle soul. A very bright and intelligent man with a huge passion for his work. The songs and memorys he left us to remember him by, his unique persona and the music he wrote.

I have many fond memories of Marcel. Here are a few;

Yngwie, Marcel and I used to go to the cinema three times a week in the 80’s. The scene was always the same. We liked the movie, but Marcel did not. Or we hated the movie and Marcel thought it was great. I would tell him that he was impossible. Today many years later I understand that Marcel needed more challenge. The movies we sometimes watched were below his intelligence. As Yngwie and I were lyric about this certain horror movie, Marcel would cross his arms and just said… “but why, I found it quite boring”. Thinking back today… he was right. But ofcourse, many times I think he just did it to piss Yngwie off.

On another occasion where he and his girlfriend, Madeleine, spent the night at my parent’s home and decided to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, both covered in a large white sheets with only little bit of their faces showing. Ofcourse my mom had the same idea and they bumped in to each other in the dark, and they all screamed hysterical and ran across the apartment. The rest of the house ofcourse woke up wondering what the hell was going on. We laughed about this so many times years after.

It is hard for me to believe that you are gone, Marcel. Hopefully you are in peace today. You will not be forgotten, my friend.

Love, Tallee

Marcel Jacobs, Tallee Savage

Marcel and I at my 40th birthday.

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Marcel Jaocbs at rehearsal 1984

This pic is taken in the rehearsal studio, when he played with the group Power in 1984.
Something amused him very much, but I cant remember what today.

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This pic is the first gig Yngwie and Marcel did back in, 28 august 1981. It was a club called Domino. On drums was Kjelle Ericsson. It was me and 25 other people in the audience. We understood and enjoyed : )

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This is the fourth concert by Rising Force. October 16, 1981. It is in my little hometown Upplands Väsby. In a place called Centrumgården. Rising Force had just gotten a singer, Michael “Basil” Uppman and Yngwie could concentrate on the guitar. I remember Marcel being content, as the audience was close to 60 people.

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Michael and Marcel looking at Yngwie… thinking…- What the hell is he doing now?

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Gig nr 8 – 19 mars 1982 –  Also in Upplands Väsby, Grimstaskolan – Yngwie schredding and Marcel claping the beat.

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Marcel, Jeff Scott Soto and Fredrik Åkesson – TALISMAN 1992

Some words about Marcel from Jeff Scott Soto here>>

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Watch “Mysterious” from the album “Genesis” by TALISMAN

Marcel shredding!!!

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