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03 May 2017 - 15:23
Happy Birthday Playing My Game!
We recently realized that "our" Playing My Game was going to turn 18 and enter "adulthood" (it actually did already in Norway last March). The attempt to write down about it in a regular news for our homepage was inevitably overwhelmed by some very personal thoughts that needed to emerge but were unsuitable for the purpose. The awareness that everyone of us feel a deep bond with Lene's music, made us start this collection of messages to pay the best tribute to her first record, the one that made her and our journey start and cross many times.
    -It was 1999, and I was about to turn 18. When my few true friends...

    -To talk about the first encounter with Playing My Game means to talk about my first encounter with Unforgivable Sinner...

    -18 years passed so fast... I'll never forget the day I went to Milan to meet Lene...

    -Happy, happy birthday to Playing My Game and her caring mom Lene! So much time has passed...

    - I fell in love with Lene and her songs the very first time I listened to Unforgivable Sinner!

    -It's been 18 years. Man, time flies! Still it feels like it's been yesterday, the first time I listened to Unforgivable Sinner on the radio.

    -Now that I think about it, that was a crucial year to me. Memories are still vivid, though slightly consfused.

    -Spring water. A gentle fresh breeze in a torrid summer day. It's what comes instinctively to my mind when I think of Lene's debut album...

    -"Playing My Game" is the melancholic soundtrack of my last year as teenager.

    -I can never really remember how I 'Got into' Lene Marlin, but I was 7 years old in 1999, and I know that...

    -It's so hard to sum up in a few lines what PMG has meant to me, it would mean to write down very intense and personal emotions and feelings...

    -To me you were just "the girl with the blue hair", because of that mysterious video always in heavy rotation on all TV music channels.

    -Sometimes I almost feel ashamed to tell about this, but there's a song in "Playing my game" that I've been listening to at least twice a day...

    -I remember it like it was yesterday, when I went to the music store to buy the Playing my game audio cassette as a birthday gift for my sister.

    -Thank you because this SONG is hand by hand with me for all this long time.

    -"I'm sitting down here, but, hey, you canít see me"... 18 years have already passed since when those notes and those words...

    -Of course I remember when I heard that album for the first time: I knew only Unforgivable sinner and I was curious about that young...

These are just excerpts from our thoughts and memories. Read the full ones on Facebook and let us know your own in the comments!


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