Ghost’s Tobias Forge (aka Papa Emeritus) recently took part in a 90-minute Swedish radio broadcast called “Sommar i P1” and publicly “unmasked” himself for the first time. His identity had been revealed in the past, especially after the lawsuit between him and former members came to light, but the program was still very telling nonetheless. Topics discussed included Forge’s childhood, his late brother, who sadly passed away right after the first Ghost song was uploaded, the band’s formation, and more. You can listen to the Swedish broadcast HERE, and find an English translation from Reddit user totaljunkrat below.
If feel like I’ve been part of some.. Cosmic exchange deal, like there had been some mistake. But that the compensaion now came as a form of a chance, it was if I had recived a huge gift as a comfort from the loss.
This is summer in P1 with Tobias Forge, the music in the pod is shortened due to legal reasons –
Almost all my memories from my childhood I associate with either music, TV or movies. I remember almost everyhing as a accompaniment of pop culture. I remember a huge part of my childhood.
Maybe not exact details of it, but places and moments. People and meetings. I can still remember a great amount of details how it looked in the apartement we moved from when I was at the age of 4.
I have living memories from almost the entire ’80s – Barnjournalen, Bagen, Carola won Melodifestivalen, Solstollarna, Tillbaka till framtiden (Back to the future), Samanta Fox, Kim Wild, Ghost Busters, Vetenskapens värld, Ett med Naturen, Moonlight Shadow, Fragglarna, The Riddle, and Kiss was interviewed in the music program Norrsken.
I was always watching the news. There were many conflicts in the world which was very hard to grasp the idea of as a child, but I was very interested. I watched Rapport and Aktuellt. Lokala östnytt where the news contained everything from Thather, Regan, Arafat and Gorbatjov – to bankruptcy of Gusums bruk in Valdemarsvik. I remember small and large, as I said. Continue reading