Still here

I just wanted to write something. I'm still here. Need to regroup. Austin, Texas, USA. LIFE. LOVE. LIVE.

Big thoughts to all of you.


My Linköping show went well. People were really nice and seemed to like what they heard. Ace hotel with wonderful gym + swimming + sauna + lovely breakfast in the morning.

Now I'm choking reading and thinking about the shows I'll try to play with my husband. Will there be enemies? At some of the venues I know there will be… Spies that will tattle tale… Or at least hunt and fish for juicy things to gossip about. Maybe I could be invisible and give them nothing… Oh gosh… Help…

I'm still worried

When will I ever feel comfortable enough to start to make music again and when will I ever feel the courage to be on stage?

I pay 650 Swedish Kronor (77 US Dollars) for one 45 minute therapy session/week. That is 2600 Swedish Kronor/month which is 31200 Swedish Kronor/year (307 US Dollars/month and 3688 US Dollars/year). Holy CRAP! This is a LOT of money - Money I still think THEY should pay + then some for the damage done…

Will this move help? I'm sure it will help some but I will NEVER forgive nor forget. Not that I think that they would ever have the self-insight to realize how much wrong they've done, but anyway… Let's all blame the witch and let her burn. And all the stupid ones are left to believe the lies that are out there… But just like The X-Files' Mulder said -
"The truth is out there". The truth is out ther too... You just need to ask the right source - But people haven't… Not with the right intentions anyway...

I'm moving back to Texas, baby!

Well. What I have been wanting for so long is now a fact. I'm moving back to Texas and I'm taking my lovely husband David and our beautiful black cat Beppe with me! We are leaving at the end of July! But I will of course keep on with this page! The city of Austin, Texas will be our new home.

There is a lot of hope and optimism with this move. I might even start to feel inspired again when leaving this cold and uninspiring climate. Start to write songs again and even record the hit songs I wrote but never felt the trust and self-esteem in almost two years ago.

It will be nice to go out to have a beer and watch a band again - Not hiding and avoiding bad-wishers and ill-seekers. Feeling life evolve, inspire and progress - Not the opposite. Not being in the shadow, not being ignored but being in the light, being acknowledged.

I look forward to the sun a lot. Not feeling like I've stepped out of a cave as soon as spring hits - Just like everybody does here. Depraved. I look forward to kindness and open arms. Good food and great company. I will miss family and friends here but they will always be there for me 'cause they are equally as good as the sun.

I already feel more inspired - Who knows what might come out before we depart!

Hugs to all of you,


I've been recording with my husband David (David Fridlund) off and on now and it's going to be one hell of a record. The best songs he's written EVER!!!

I've also been working on a major change in life - BIG CHANGE! Everything is ready and I will no longer be where I have been for such a long time… Cryptic? I'll let you know soon. All I can say is that it's about geography…

Hope you all stay true - More exiting things to come…


Listen to Sara on Oppenheimer's song

A little crack in the cloudy skies.

You can now pop over to my good friends
Oppenheimers MySpace and hear the song from their latest album that David and I added vocals on - Before and After the Quake. I'm proud to hear my voice with Shaun's :O)



A slightly better world

Today the world feels like a slightly better world - Thank you Barak Obama.

A superhero

It's a strange thing internet. What an archive. Lots to find... Today I stumbled upon things from what is turning out to be a very dirty, dingy past. I saw photos with interactions enhanced by comments and more vivid explanations in text. How I was right with my gut feelings at the time. Sometimes it's like I feel that I have an unexplored sixth sense - Knowing the hidden intentions and interactions of people - A sense that I'd rather live without. But hey - Superheroes don't always like their powers right?

I wish my sixth sense would be a mind that could cut through clouds - 'Cause Malmö is GRAY. Gravity pulls down and is assisted by the gray and damp pressuring down upon faces of the Swedish people. No smiles, no twinkle in their eyes. It's easy to become one of them. It's easy to become a zombie-like figure who crawls around town in black, beige, dark blue or brown winter jackets. Forgotten all about colors. Only when they once or twice a year buy a ticket to some place somewhere around the Mediterranean or Thailand. That's when they kind of wake up - Only to return to normal on the flight home. It's a heavy load being a Swede - I don't blame them.

Pods. That's right. They are captured in pods. This is why they don't let the truth shine through. And my sixth sense is that I can see through their pods. The dirty and dingy that's being revealed. I wish they were more honest in their life. It would make things a lot easier - It would have made things a LOT easier in the past. I try to be "what you see is what you get" - I don't change that much in different environments. I'm pretty much the same at home, when I'm at a party or when I'm sweating in the yoga studio. I don't change that much in interactions with different people. I don't hide feelings, opinions and thoughts inside - One way or another they come out. The hardest part is to not be affected by the lies and evil that comes out of the others. I try to think - It'll be their problem to live with the lies and knowledge knowing the hurt some of them have caused. I try to be happy, keep a smile close by and a twinkle in my eye - It works most of the time. I can't be dishonest and I don't hide in a pod. Because of my superhero powers I can't but I will always be able to see you...

Meadow Music in English

Meadow Music has posted the blog about me in english -
Click here to read!

Meadow Music

Meadow music has been lovely to post a blog about yours truly. To read and download things click here.
Sorry international guys - It's in Swedish but you can still download!


I'm setting to get into a Epsom salt bath. It's a quarter past twelve at night and a new week has started. This Saturday David and I fly to Austin, Texas via Chicago. It'll be great. Autumn is in the air but I hope she doesn't hold her grip with the little brisk wind tomorrow when I plan to head down to the open air bath here in Malmö. A little sun. A little swim. Maybe I can tape some salt water to my skin, like a nicotine patch, this winter. To digest summer through my skin. Please help me make, manage this time of year one more time. Again.

David is lovely.

Half Locust Pose

We had a photo session with the awesome photographer and surf photo master Jeff Flindt a couple of weeks ago. This was not surfing but Bikram Yoga and we were surfing our waves of sweat. Here's one with me in Half Locust Pose vertically.

Birthday tribute (in Swedish)

Found my birthday tribute on the net as well - Sorry international guys - It's in Swedish...


Thursday July 17

It's like fall - I have to force myself to go out. It's gray, windy and scattered showers. Cold. The only warmth right now sits upon my left ring finger. My wedding band.

I'm listening to friends on myspace -
Ghost in the Water - Beautiful songs and lyrics. A great band.

My friends Rocky and Shaun have a band called Oppenheimer - They have a new album out that is awesome - Buy it!

Last Saturday David and I went to Copenhagen to team up with Anders Mortensen, good friend and genius photographer, to take photos for artwork to the upcoming split vinyl between Sara Culler and David & the Citizens. I don't know if David will call himself David & the Citizens on the single but his song was recorded in that name. We'll see.

I turn 30 on July 23rd - Wednesday next week. About a month ago I got a surprising letter from one of the biggest daily newspapers here in Sweden - Sydsvenska Dagbladet. They wanted to do a birthday tribute article about me. Today at 11.00 they called me up for an interview and we talked for about an hour. Unfortunately I didn't have any recent photographs to send in so they'll dig something out of the archive. I hope the have good taste. I have a tendency to look like an ass in photographs… The ones they took about a year ago turned out good and I think they are the ones they are choosing from. They said that it will be in on Saturday July 19th already so keep an eye open!

I can't believe it - I turn 30 - Where the hell did these past ten years go? These years are supposed to be the best in your life! I know I have wasted a lot of time on meaningless and evil people - Trying to make them like me and not realizing up until now what a meaningless project that was when they don't even know how to like themselves. They only identify the "liking" of themselves when it comes to how many so called friends they have on myspace or facebook and the only way to get along or find a "deeper" relation - To feel unison - Is to share the same hate towards certain people. Sharing bullshit. Cheers! Hopefully I've learned something from these ugly ten years…

On my 30th birthday, Wednesday July 23rd it'll be one month to the departure to Austin, Texas, USA. Home sweet home! It's going to be sooo great! Far away but so close to heart! Home is where your heart lies, right?


Photo taken by David F.


I'm proud to announce that I've been married to my dear David for two weeks now! June 27 was our day and we will remember it forever! Our closest family was there - mother, father sister, brother and everybody got along so well.

I will write more posts some other day. Summer is here and sitting inside at the computer isn't a priority.

Hope all of you are well!

Mrs. Sara Culler (no name changed)

A "unreal" post

Do you speak the truth to me when I stand like an island in a stream where everything is passing me by
when I stand in the shadow
like clinging to the frame of a picture when everybody always comes to see the picture and not the frame.

Have I been living a lie when believing in myself and what I do
have the good words just been white lies to comfort the poor disbeliever who is me?
Have I been a good child, a good daughter, a good sister, a good person, a good friend, a good fiancée, a good musician, a good yogini?
Have I been what I want to be?

I know I have wasted the last ten years on a lot of things that stole my peace
a lot of meaningless acquaintances
at least that's what they feel like right now.
I know they've shaped me
Eroded me like some stone figure in the Grand Canyon.
Am I beautiful now?
Am I a figure or Am I sand?

Trying to recreate my person from scratch.
To what?
Into whom?
Like a flower petal blooming they say.
That's why I bend, bend and bend up to the sun but there are clouds.
They didn't mention the clouds!
How can a flower petal bloom without the warmth of the sun?
How can it grow, change and evolve?


A REAL post below so please continue...


Once there was a nice day with sun and all that jazz.

I'm in the wrong country - As I've said about a thousand times. I can feel it flowing in my bone marrow. This year is turning out to be last year all over again. Nice weather in May - Although abnormally hot - And then cold and clouds and rain and me needing - The absolute opposite.

It's summer despite the weather. Activity is low. I might be challenging myself to 60 yoga classes within 60 days or maybe even 100 classes within 100 days. Right now I'm on class 48. We'll see which one I go for.

Thank you Amanda for the comment about
my Coldplay cover - You break up the clouds over here!

A lovely picture from Lake Travis outside of Austin, Texas. David and I will be jumping in there in August!


The Fire Note - A review



The great music blog -
The Fire Note - Reviews "Miss Takes - Light The Night!"!!!

They give it four flames out of five possible!!!

Go check it out here!


Reviews and Blogs

A little update on the blog/review front! Click the links (underlined) to find the actual pages and downloads!

First read the sweetest thing anyone has written about me over the net - Thank you sooo much Cathy - I tried to comment but couldn't since I don't have a blogger account... Write me if you read this!

The Greatest of All Time - Jeremy
Fingertips: This Weeks Finds - March 11-17
"'Are You Sleeping' - Sara Culler
And talk about a likable voice: Sweden's Sara Culler opens her mouth and some part of me melts a bit. "Are You Sleeping" begins as a placid march, with a gentle one-two keyboard/drum riff. With the verse come lyrical blurts, rushed between beats in a clipped but also smile-inducing way (I think it's that voice of hers, that beguiling tone she gets even singing in rushed bursts); but notice in and around the singing how the music is building by way of that swooping, supple bass line. It's setting us up for something, and that something turns out to be a sweet, expansive chorus--a great sing-along thing set against a whimsical pastiche of blippy, ringy sounds, having the effect of being produced by some intricate Rube Goldberg-like apparatus. Listen to the words, too: as far as I can surmise, she's trying to wake us up, she is, with that ever-powerful awareness of how much of our lives we quite literally sleep through. "Are You Sleeping" is a brand-new song off her brand-new EP, Miss Takes - Light the Night!, self-released this week--just in time for her SXSW debut, as part of a series of WOXY-sponsored concerts at the festival. I also feel impelled to point out that Sara is one of the 13 wonderful artists featured on the Fingertips: Unwebbed CD, which is currently available for a $12 donation to this here web site; details aplenty are a click away"

ALSO - Fingertips Top Ten: Current #5!!!

Lovely Joe from lovely has a lovely blog called:
Each Note Secure - March 13
"It's always nice to hear a new, fresh female voice hit the scene. It seems like of late, there have been some really incredible ones that I have been enjoying. From Julie Dorion to Tracey Thorn and of course Feist. But one that certainly belongs in that class but that you may not be aware of is Sara Culler. Sara is from Sweden and has an intoxicating voice that sounds as if she has been recording for longer than her young age suggests. You may know Sara from her time with the band David and The Citizens but she is certainly forging her own path with the recent songs that have been circulating around the web. Sara has just released a brand new EP as well titled, "Miss Takes, Light The Night" which you can purchase by following this link.
WOXY has taken a liking to Sara and her music, and she will be a guest in their Austin Recording Studio tomorrow at Noon. This is actually a homecoming of sorts for Culler, who did a good deal of her growing up in Dallas. This will be her first return trip however in 10 years. Enjoy her new single as well as an older cover of a great Madonna song"

The Futurist - The Independent Rock Blog of
"Yet another SXSW live session recap to get to today, and loads more still to come. Today we recap the Sara Culler session, which was one of my personal favorites. Sara traveled all the way from Sweden for the session and it was a homecoming of sorts for the singer, as she actually spent a good chunk of her childhood growing up in Texas. This was Sara's first return to the Lone Star state in over a decade however. As usual, we have the session photos, a full download and some individual tracks for download as well below".

The Always Awesome Alan @ *Sixeyes

The great Chris @ The Battering Room has a great blog too and has taken some good notice of both me and David & the Citizens + it was great meeting him in Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall.

Some other Sara Culler and SXSW Lounge Act recaps:

The always active Largehearted Boy

Indie Waves

Gimme Tinnitus

NOW. If I have missed any blog that you think I should know about, let me know by leaving a comment below. I have linked these blogs not only 'cause I think they are great music blogs and that they have had the good taste in writing about me. I have also linked to the blogs so those of you who are not familiar with them find out about them and visit them mainly because the guys and girls are better writers than your average music journalist or have a more relaxed approach than your local music store "know-it-all"... I find more pleasure reading what REAL people think about music than what bored "over listened" or "over studied", bitter professionals get paid to think ;O) Although - I have met some really nice and great professionals out there - you know who you are :O)

Here is a great picture from after I opened for Rocky and Shaun in New Haven, Connecticut
- Great Timesenheimer!!! Go become friends with Oppenheimer the greatest band on earth!