Dear Masters of Nice Sound,
My name is Malte Aronsson. I suffer from multiple disabilities, and need help with most things. I spend my days here at this home for the disabled, and there isn't much I am able to do, even though I would love to get outdoors some time. I envy those who do sports. I would have loved to try soccer. Or just walk in the forest. But I am unable.
My greatest sadness was when my parents left me here and I became an orphan. That was some years ago, though. I'm grown up now. Still it hurts me sometimes, my mom and dad was everything to me, I didn't know anything else at the age of 6 when they left me here. I remember I waited and waited and waited for them to come and bring me away from this Hell on Earth for a 6 year old. Or just come from time to time to give me a hug. But they never showed up since. Not even at birthdays or Christmases. Not even a postcard greeting! Tears come sometime when I see others who live here getting visitors and and all happy smiles. These things goes for my best friend here, Bengt-Åke, too.
Our lives are not worthy, being more or less paralyzed, getting bedsores, needing assistance with almost everything, it's not at all worthy. No it isn't. It's not easy to stay strong under such circumstances. If only we would have had the possibility, we would have had commit suicide long time ago.
Music is a good way to lighten our minds up, though. Internet, RN, FaceBook, YouTube and other places are our ways to get out from the darkness, to discover great music, enjoy great music, appreciate the hard work people lay down on their music. When we hear something we really love, we try to contact the people behind that music to tell them how much we adore their music, and sometimes may be also ask for autographs.
Much respect to you for hard and devoted work. And music.
Our personal assistants are kind enough to put any autographed picture we receive from artists or people we adore in frames and have them placed on the walls in our private rooms, something for us to enjoy watching, while we listen to their great music.
If you get a request from us for autographs - please feel honoured. That means we love your music and want to show our respect for your hard work, that way. The only thing we ask is to provide us with two autographed photos, one for my friend Bengt-Åke, and one for me, Malte. The frames are in size A4 (8x11") so please try to send us something in that size.
Please let me know if you want something from us in return.
The adress where both photos could be sent …
With these words, we convey all our best and heartfelt greetings and wishes for a very bright future to you, with many nice gigs to come. Please think of us, sometimes.
1000 thanks in advance!
Respectfully yours, Malte.
PS Bengt-Åke gives his best greetings to you, too! Of course!
Take care & stay cool.