Meet Rickard, a 46-year-old Spotify playlist curator from Sweden.
“I really enjoy listening to the radio station Radio Paradise. They have a nice mix of songs from different genres and from different parts of the world. They also have a big community and a rating system for all the songs they play. I started adding all songs with an average rating of 7.5 (out of 10) and higher into a playlist. I have been manually updating this playlist since 2010.”
Do you play any instruments? If no, which instrument do you wish you could play?
Yes, I play some piano but only at home. I also have an acoustic guitar on which I can play some basic chords.
Name one of your favorite albums of all time?
Born To Run. It has a solid collection of songs in various styles and contains two of my all-time favorite songs: Thunder road and Jungleland.
What music did you grow up listening to as a young kid?
There was actually not much music in my home when I grew up. But my first cassette (yes I'm old and I didn't own an LP player) was David Bowie's Letâ€™s Dance. At younger years I listen mostly to synth music like Howard Jones, Depeche Mode, and Erasure.
Question: What is the best concert you've ever been to?
Bruce Springsteen at Ullevi, Gothenburg 2012-07-28. Great great show with my personal highlights being Frankie and Jungleland. I've seen all Springsteen concerts at Ullevi (except the ones in 1985).
Question: Name your top 3 favorite artists and why?
Bruce Springsteen (Brilliant songwriter, E Street Band, Live performances), The Beatles (Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, Starr. Say no moreâ€¦), Depeche Mode (Early favorites of mine, Great albums especially in the 80s and 90s, Evolving)