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- Everyone must succeed in everything

Sailors are far tougher than Norwegian rockers, according to other rock writers. – Most of the rockers I know do not use drugs or violence, and live in stable relationships, says author Ole Idar Kvelvane.


How should Norwegian rock novels compete with larger-than-life stories from reality? The biographies of Mötley Crüe, Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Eminem? Maybe that is why many people concentrate instead on those who did not succeed? The almost successful bands, losers, fans and rock journalists.

- There is a lot of good literature in defeat. Success stories are perhaps better suited as a biography than a novel. The challenge is to tell what you have to tell in an interesting way. That the members of Mötley Crüe desk four ladies every day is all well and good, but it can be just as good literature to read about a Norwegian rocker who walks down the street in Namsos to get pussy after a concert with 12 payers, Ole Idar Kvelvane believes.

He plays bass in the pop band Lano Places, and romance debut last year with Astronauts – about the unemployed student Dag-Olav Sørensen, who is fanatically interested in the English band The Stone Roses and dreams of a job at Platekompaniet in Stavanger. Kvelvane does not think it is a coincidence that we now get so many music-related novels.

- Before was a musician. . .

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