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What, exactly, is "Gangster Beef"? Don't look at me--you should probably ask Swedish indie pop group Loney, Dear 's front man Emil Svanängen--he encountered the

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Loney, Dear's Emil Svanängen's iTunes Questionnaire Substitute

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What, exactly, is "Gangster Beef"? Don't look at me--you should probably ask Swedish indie pop group Loney, Dear's front man Emil Svanängen--he encountered the delicacy while on tour in Denmark. His group was on the road when I approached them to participate in our iTunes Questionnaire, so instead of sending me their most-played iTunes songs, the band submitted a few photos from their recent travels.

As we say on the questionnaire, "taking a look at what a person actually listens to can be far more revealing than the songs we'd like to think define our listening habits." In the case of Loney, Dear, their photo diary shows snippets of a life and language a world away, but also reveals some universally funny--and adorable--scenes.

Don't miss Loney, Dear's show at Chop Suey this Saturday (3/24)--and will one of you be sure to take Emil out? He's apparently really looking forward to it.

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We are starting off in Moscow, actually we stay there all the time. (1 exception). When all signs are in Cyrillic you need some digital help. Moscow is one of the most amazing things I have ever seen.

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This is the amazing Mayakovskaya metro station. Complete with Stalinist luxury (how did they manage to combine luxury and poverty?!) and at least twenty "go-to-war-be-proud" mosaics in the ceiling.

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Well, this is a step out of the scheme. Had a marvelous show in Copenhagen. Loved it. Reminds me of my coming show in Seattle. Another super fave of mine. (Seattlians! [sic] Take me out!) This is an ad for a gangster beef I never had.

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OK. Another off the line. The opposite of touring. My dear, dear Lisa and Markus (that I put together!) and their quite sweet schedule for their little Lily. Starts with 7:00 wake, and "mys," which means cuddling. (Note: Lisa is a friend of the band Emil met up with while on tour).

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Malin, Lisa's sister having a laugh in Moscow. See you guys in Seattle!
 
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