In April 2010 Trinelise Væring and I, Fredrik Lundin, AKA Offpiste Gurus from Copenhagen, Denmark, spent 288 wonderful hours in Austin, most of them in The House Of Songs, and the rest in the company of several great songwriters and generous human beings around town. That the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökulls then delayed our return to our kids back home in Denmark for a couple of days, was soon forgotten.


We collaborated with 5 different local songwriters, among them was Dave Madden, with whom we wrote “In the Middle Of the Night.” Dave also took very good care of us, making sure we were fed, alcoholized, bathed (in Barton Springs) and generally entertained.  For both of us it was a very inspiring and productive two weeks, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Austin.