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Jens Lekman: An Argument with Myself

I’ve seen Jens Lekman a couple of times, but he’s playing a show again tonight in Chicago for which I was unable to get tickets.

Sad face. But this song is making me smile. It takes place here:

Heads up: there is some profanity.

If you like Jens Lekman, perhaps you’d like to check out his Facebook page? Also, buy his albums of course.

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  • Loren
    October 3, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    My curly-haired-boy introduced me to Jens and now I basically love him. Never seen him in concert but I bet he’s fantastic :)

  • Laurie
    October 3, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    I have been enjoying this song lately and always wondered about the streets, thanks for this. (almost forgives the heads from this am. almost :)

  • Sue
    October 3, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Oh wow. I refreshed the page at first (before actually reading the post) because I was like, why is there a map of my home town (and my old street even) on Nicole’s blog. Off to listen (and buy – love the song). I can picture the walk he’s doing. Thank-you for sharing!

  • Emma
    October 3, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    ARGH! This is MY neighborhood!!!!! On my fav blog! On the other side of the world! You just made my morning Nicole :) I used to live on the corner of Hawke and Spencer St, Errol St was my local coffee/bar hang out, and I totally know about Bev and Mick’s backpackers, I won a trivia night and sunbrero there once hahahaha Love the song xx

  • captain kk
    October 3, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    i got so confused when i saw this post and map.. after a quick glimpse, i was thinking “wow, chicago looks like melbourne. oh, what? wait! it is melbourne!” dufus! i love jens lekman too, especially that song about him cutting off his finger!

  • Anna (twelve22)
    October 3, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    The first time I heard Jens was in concert, here in Minneapolis. My then-boyfriend took me along, and it was such a great show! Seeing him live definitely turned me into a fan.

  • brianna
    October 3, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Love, love, love Jens Lekman. So many of his songs have a sense of humor, which is refreshing. I was really lucky to see him play in a tiny little venue with a capacity of maybe 200 people tops. One of the best shows I’ve seen. Too bad you couldn’t get tickets.

    • Making it Lovely
      October 4, 2011 at 12:13 am

      I love his humor. I can’t feel too down, I’ve seen him twice already. Would have been nice to go again though!

  • imogen
    October 3, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    OMG! I freaked out when I saw the map too! I live right there in West Melbourne…best! Great song

  • Lesley
    October 3, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Love it! …and being from Melbourne and knowing Elizabeth street very well, I can certainly relate.

    Funny listening to something about home from the other side of the world and being sung by a very talented Swedish guy…terrific!

  • Lesley
    October 3, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Oh, I forgot to mention…I actually work on Elizabeth street too…

  • Hannah
    October 4, 2011 at 2:21 am

    Last time I saw Jens (I’m in Aus), he was doing a series of secret concerts in people’s backyards. It was basically bring a blanket, and settle in… It was great!

  • Béa
    October 4, 2011 at 3:28 am

    Thanks! Had never heard – I know!
    I must say I like his ‘Jay-Jay Johanson has finally decided to start drinking coffee’ sound!

  • Sarah
    October 4, 2011 at 3:37 am

    This has been on repeat at our house for the last week. It cracks me up everytime. So glad you posted it! :-)

  • chel
    October 4, 2011 at 6:20 am

    what sue said, and emma and imogen…. well, it would seem it doesn’t take much to confuse us melbourne folk!

  • Stefanie Kraloveski
    October 4, 2011 at 7:33 am

    I saw him the Jan. 2 2010 – best concert! I heart the album Night Falls Over Kortedala. So so good! Bummer you couldn’t make it to his concert. Hopefully, he will be in Chicago again soon!

  • anthonydnelson
    October 4, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    I saw Jens perform in Minneapolis about 4 years ago. There was about 50 people there. It was a great show and we got a chance to talk to him for about 15 minutes before it started at the record/sales table. He was very personable. This is one of my wife’s favorite blogs. She was excited to see you are a fan of Jens.

  • Tracy
    October 5, 2011 at 7:38 am

    It was a great tiny show indeed. Creepy that I considered naming a child after him? Maybe.

  • Adventures In Babywearing
    October 5, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Love Jens Lekman!! Oh, need to catch a concert someday.


  • Catherine
    October 10, 2011 at 12:33 am

    Ah! Love this song and love seeing my city on your blog :) I went to uni on Queensberry Street, worked at a hospital in North Melbourne and my first job was on Elizabeth Street, so the song is full of nostalgia for me.

  • Rose
    October 27, 2011 at 6:26 am

    Bet you didn’t know how many of your blog readers are from Melbourne, Australia….
    Cute song…….also did double take seeing Map of Melbourne on blog. Was thinking wow that internet advertising is actually getting so good it embedds itself into Nicoles Posts….ROFL…