Five More Weird Laws In Sweden

If you sell a flag that has anything painted or written on it you will be fined – In Sweden there is a law that forbids you to paint or write anything on a swedish flag. If you paint paint or write anything on a swedish flag its not considered to be a flag anymore. If you sell a flag that does not ‚Äúobey‚ÄĚ this law you will be fined a 100 krona.

If you release pigs into a acornwood (or a beechnutwood) mutually owned by you and at least one more, and exceeded your quota of allowed pigs, you will have to pay a fine for each each pig to the other owners and to restore any damages caused by the extra pigs.

A prince or princess who marries without the consent of the government, that person forfeits the right of succession for his/her children and all other descendants.

It is legal to be a prostitute provided you do not give customers enjoyment – how does this work? I mean you go to a prostitute to have sex and enjoyment! Otherwise you can just stay at home and use your hand.

During the long hours of winter darkness it is illegal to complain that you wish it were sunny – again, this is just silly and no one is actually getting into trouble over this. I bet everyone in the country will wish at some time or the other during the long winter that it were sunny again!

Here Are Some Health Benefits To Eating Oranges

Health Benefits of Oranges

The vitamin C in oranges helps your body in lots of ways:

  • Protects your cells from damage
  • Helps your body make collagen, a protein that heals wounds and gives you smoother¬†skin
  • Makes it easier to absorb iron to fight¬†anemia
  • Boosts your¬†immune system, your body’s defense against germs
  • Slows the advance of age-related¬†macular degeneration¬†(AMD), a leading cause of¬†vision loss
  • Helps fight¬†cancer-causing free radicals
When you’re feeling anxious, vitamin C can also lower your levels of the¬†stress¬†hormone¬†cortisol¬†and your¬†blood pressure.

Fiber.¬†The 3 grams of fiber in a medium orange help keep your bowels healthy, your¬†cholesterol¬†and risk of heart disease low, and¬†ulcers¬†at bay. Fiber also slows the way your body absorbs¬†sugar¬†— a big bonus if you have diabetes.

Calcium. Oranges are high in this important nutrient, which keeps your bones, organs, and muscles strong.

Folate for moms and babies.¬†Oranges are a great way to get a big dose of folate naturally. Your body uses it to divide cells and make DNA. Because it helps prevent birth defects, it’s an especially important B vitamin for¬†pregnant¬†women.

Good sugar.¬†The 12 grams of sugar in an orange are all natural. That’s different from the kind of sugar you’d get in a candy bar. Plus, all the fiber,¬†vitamins, and¬†antioxidants¬†that come with an orange make it a much better choice for your body. Choose raw oranges, which have less sugar than the dried kind.

Potassium. This nutrient lowers your blood pressure, and oranges have a bunch of it.

Citric acid and citrates. These compounds help prevent kidney stones from forming.

The Next Experience That I Am Anxious To Try in 2023

What new experiences are you most anxious to try in the new year?

I’ve spent eight years at my current place of employment. While I am happy to have spent so many years at one place, I also know that it’s high time that I left. I wish I could just quit and go rest for a month or so and find that next job almost immediately but then it doesn’t quite work that way.

I know for a fact that it can be incredibly frustrating and feeling despair and doom when you do not have a job at hand and are searching for one and it’s not happening. I spent quite a few months without a job as my previous place of work had to lay off a bunch of people due to struggling financially and with lack of capital to try and bolster things, the boss had no choice. I struggled for a long time and finally it happened and I am where I am now.

But I am more than ready to find a new one. I’ve got to sit this weekend and really focus on updating my resume. And I need to start applying and find what options are available in other places. This is getting to be a bit depressing. And it’s time!

Prompt from 30 Creative Writing Prompts for January at Brilliantio

Analyse A Common Saying That Has Never Made Any Sense To You

“In god we trust. For the rest get data”¬† – or something to that effect. And yes, god is with a small “g” because I refuse to capitalize that shit.

This is one of them dumbest things I have ever heard being said in Indian corporate companies, usually quoted by some higher up who is a believer. Atleast I have data for the information I have with me. Do you have for your god? Nope, your feelings and temples/churches do not count and neither do your books or the fact that there are way too many believers. I do not care!

I wonder which moron came up with it. I remember being part of this Webex meeting for an R&R in which this was mentioned on a PPT slide and this dumb manager was reading it and acting if it was the most incredible thing that she had ever heard! Yeah, most idiotic! Get a life, lady!

2007 to 2023 – 16 Years Of Maintaining This Blog

Revisit your very first blog post and reflect on how you’ve grown

I just realized that I broke a long time concept of wishing my blog a happy birthday on the 1st of every January. It was on the 1st of January, 2007 that I created this blog and setup WordPress and added my separately bought URL to link to this blog. After that I posted my first hello, then my Roshan’s Eleven list of the first 11 songs I had listen to that day.

Then I recounted the previous night’s New Year party that we had at my sister’s place that our parents, cousins and a few uncles & aunts had gathered and had a blast with some music and great food and drinks. And then I posted by the end of the day as to how I spent most of January 1st recovering from a long night of partying and by evening I was trying out different themes to check out on my blog. That was a long, long time spent to select one theme.

Since then most of my blogs are based on things I have done, experience, happened to me or my ideas and thoughts. I do reviews and post photos and images, video clips of what I have to say etc. Food and movies are usually the top of the topics. I have more topics that most people and I like it that way.

Prompt from 31 JANUARY BLOG POST IDEAS at Blogging Her Way

Tottenham Hotspurs 0 Arsenal FC 2

Arsenal extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to a formidable eight points with an outstanding performance and win in the north London derby at Tottenham. The Gunners took full advantage of Manchester City’s loss at Manchester United on Saturday with an impressive show of style in the first half and steel after the break to claim a vital three points. Arsenal were helped by a blunder from hapless Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris when he fumbled Bukayo Saka’s cross into his own net after 14 minutes, but it was no more than Mikel Arteta’s side deserved as captain Martin Odegaard drilled in a second from outside the area nine minutes before the break.

Spurs, so poor in the first half, did have their chances but found visiting keeper Aaron Ramsdale in top form as he saved twice either side of half-time from Harry Kane and also stopped Ryan Sessegnon’s angled effort. Arsenal were handed a huge opportunity to take a stronger grip on the title race after closest rivals Manchester City were beaten at Old Trafford, but with the expectation also came pressure in the hothouse of a north London derby. The Gunners, as they have so often this season, rose to the challenge by over-running Spurs to take control in the opening 45 minutes, then hold their nerve in the face of an expected rally from Antonio Conte’s men after the break.

Arsenal were simply irresistible in the first half as they outclassed Spurs – the own goal from Lloris and captain Odegaard’s strike scant reward for their vast superiority. Odegaard was class personified in midfield, while Saka ran Spurs ragged down Arsenal’s right flank, creating the first goal and posing constant problems. And the visitors showed they were prepared to do the dirty work when Spurs tried to mount a recovery. Keeper Ramsdale was outstanding and his defenders prepared to throw themselves in front of everything to protect the lead. There was some ill-feeling and ugly scenes at the end when Ramsdale and Richarlison had a flare-up, before a Spurs fan appeared to aim a kick at the England keeper. Arsenal’s players were eventually dragged away to enjoy their thoroughly-deserved celebrations with their own ecstatic supporters.

Malkist Cheese Cracker Biscuits

I’ve always seen people eating cheese and crackers. I’ve only had plain crackers, usually dipped in tea or coffee, which over here in India are usually very dry and almost tasteless. However, I did try these ones and I like them a lot. Malkist Cheese Cracker which are nothing but cheese layered between two sugar-sprinkled crackers.

The crackers are crisp but the only thing is we have a tiny sugar granules, which for me is a problem as I am staying away from sugar. However I didn’t know this at first as when I picked it up it was a bit dark in the kitchen. Once I tasted it I thought, hmmm it does taste sweet and I got that along with the cheese. I understood that it was sugar but it’s very tiny and hence it isn’t too bad. I got it in a pack of 10. It is crisp but crumbles easily which is a bummer. It is light and does not feel heavy at all as the layer of cheese is thin but adequete.

The cheese was slightly salted which paired well with the sugar. This cracker is prepared with ingredients like milk powder and cheese powder, but it had no synthetic aftertaste. No added preservative but it has food colouring. If you like a savoury snack (despite the bit of sugar) it’s great for an evening snack with your tea or coffee.

RIP Gino Odkick

Wayne Gino Odjick, (September 7, 1970 ‚Äď January 15, 2023) a Canadian professional¬†ice hockey¬†left winger¬†who played twelve seasons in the¬†National Hockey League¬†(NHL) from 1990 to 2002 for the¬†Vancouver Canucks,¬†New York Islanders,¬†Philadelphia Flyers¬†and¬†Montreal Canadiens has passed away at the age of 52. A fan favourite who played eight seasons with the Vancouver Canucks, he death was announced live during the broadcast of the Sunday’s Canucks game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Odjick was born in the Algonquin¬† reserve¬† of Kitigan Zibi just outside the town of¬† Maniwaki,¬† Quebec. Odjick was the fourth child and only son of six children for Joe and Giselle, after Debbie, Shelley, Judy and ahead of Janique and Dina; the Odjicks also raised at least 32¬†foster children. Originally named Wayne, Odjick was soon given a new name, Gino, as the family found out there was another Wayne on the reserve. He played in the 1983¬†Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament¬†with a¬†minor ice hockey team from Maniwaki. While at the Hawkesbury Hawks, a Tier II junior team from Ontario, Odjick was given the nickname “the Algonquin Assassin,” a reference to his heritage and skills as a fighter.

As a youth Odjick played two seasons with the¬†Laval Titan¬†of the¬†Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, playing for the¬†Memorial Cup both seasons. Odjick was drafted by the¬†Vancouver Canucks¬†in the fifth round (86th overall) in the¬†1990 NHL Entry Draft. He played 17 games for the Canucks’ minor league affiliate, the¬†Milwaukee Admirals¬†of the¬†International Hockey League before joining the Canucks full-time in 1990. His primary role with the Canucks was as an¬†enforcer. For part of his time in¬†Vancouver, he played on a line with the high scoring¬†Pavel Bure. For the¬†1993‚Äď94 NHL season, Odjick had a career high of 16 goals and 13 assists for 29 points. He played in a total of 8 seasons for the Canucks from 1990‚Äď91 to¬†1997‚Äď98. During six of those seasons, he had over 200¬†penalty¬†minutes and twice he had over 300.

His sixth season (1997‚Äď98) with over 200 penalty minutes was split between the Canucks (181 penalty minutes in 35 games) and New York Islanders (31 in 13 games). In the 1997‚Äď98 season, Odjick was traded to the¬†New York Islanders¬†and played there until¬†1999‚Äď2000¬†when he was traded to the¬†Philadelphia Flyers. He left¬†Philadelphia¬†during the¬†2000‚Äď01¬†for the¬†Montreal Canadiens. His last NHL season was with¬†Montreal¬†in¬†2001‚Äď02 as he had to sit out the next season due to concussion. In 2003, Odjick moved back to Vancouver and partnered with the¬†Musqueam First Nation to manage the Musqueam Golf & Learning Academy. On June 26, 2014, Odjick revealed that he was diagnosed with the rare terminal disease¬†AL amyloidosis, a rare blood disorder and whose exact cause is often unknown.

This condition had slowly been hardening his heart by coating it in abnormal protein deposits, which eventually led Odjick to suffer a heart attack. He received the Indspire Award¬†in the sports category in 2015. Given just months to live, Odjick turned to an experimental new treatment for his illness. Odjick began recovering, and three years later, his heart was working at 60% of its capacity. Odjick died from a heart attack on January 15, 2023, at the age of 52. Odjick’s parents, Joe and Marie-Antoinette, predeceased him. He had eight children and five sisters.

10 Facts About The Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan malamute became the Alaska state dog in 2010 after a group of school kids championed the effort through the Alaska Legislature as part of a class project. We think it’s a pretty fitting choice. Here are a few things you might not have known about the official dog of Alaska!

  1. The history of the breed dates back a seriously long time. 5,000 years ago the first settlers of North America kept Alaskan malamutes as their companions and as work dogs.
  2. Some relatives of the Alaskan malamute you might recognize are the Samoyed, the Siberian husky and even the Labrador.
  3. If you want one of your own, keep in mind they need daily exercise (they are sled dogs, after all). They don’t bark much, but they are vocal and love to stretch their vocal chords and howl sometimes.
  4. They’re built to withstand cold temperatures, and were historically used in Arctic expeditions. They helped settlers hunt, track, look out for bears and also helped to haul gear across snowy terrain, pulling heavy sleds.
  5. Alaskan malamutes have even been known to act as babysitters, although we wouldn’t recommend this in 2017.
  6. They’re credited with helping to open Alaska up for settlement and development by performing tasks like carrying mail and transporting supplies.
  7. During World War I, 450 Alaskan malamutes were shipped to France to deliver supplies to French army troops isolated in mountain outposts.
  8. During the Gold Rush, these dogs were in extremely high demand as hopeful prospectors used them to haul massive amounts of food and supplies over mountain passes.
  9. Alaskan malamutes were also used in World War II, this time to sniff for mines, carry weapons and act as search-and-rescue dogs.
  10. Endlessly helpful to their human friends, Alaskan malamutes were also a part of the historic 1925 Serum Run.

5 Must-haves For Your Bag

Well in my case, it’s a laptop bag that I carry. Funnily enough, I do not carry my laptop in it but I take it to work and I have a desktop instead of a laptop. And this right here on the left is the exact one that I have, which I bought on Amazon IN.

So I have a lock and key which I keep in my bag. This for the locker in which I keep my bag and my phone and lock it when I start my shift and take back at the end of it. I also carry a 1 litre bottle of water for hydration ofcourse. Then I have my regular inhaler and my current two inhalers which I am supposed to have after breakfast and after dinner, which is why I take them to work in my bag.

I also have my apartment keys and the access card to the building so that when I come by post my 1:30 am end of work shift, I can let myself in. Other than that I do not carry anything else in this bag. But if I wasn’t heading to work then I would carry my HP laptop in it.

Prompt from 127 LIFESTYLE BLOG POSTS IDEAS TO WRITE ABOUT IN 2023 at She Means Blogging

What Social Media Irks Me The Most

A social media trend you detest with every atom of your being and why

TikTok. I know that there are many talented people out there who make funny and awesome reels that they upload on Facebook, Youtube, Instagram and TikTok. But of all of these TikTok seems to get the weirdest and stupidest people to make reels all the time. It is banned in India but I get to see the same reels that they share on FB or Instagram.

I am glad to see that the really dumb ones are getting what they deserve for their addiction. These numbnuts are creating TikToks while they are at work – in a store, cafe or retail business – or even when they are working from home. In a lot of cases these people are getting fired from their jobs because their boss or HR finds out. In a couple of cases, it’s because they recorded something they weren’t supposed to in the background or showed too much details of their work and/or workplace. Why would you do that? I mean it’s dumb.

Another stupid thing is saying that you need time off from work because you have pain in your lower back and then upload dancing videos! Seriously? Several retail workers and employers are doing this and it is beginning to be just so dumb. Also, so of the over-acting and smug faced yakking on this platform – Jesus Christ, get a life!

Prompt from 31 Writing Prompts for January 2021 | For Medium, Blogs and More at Lyucu.Medium.com

13 Fun Filled & Freaky Facts About Friday The 13th

1. It’s Unclear Why It Is Feared : Very little is known about the origins of the day’s notoriety. Some historians believe that the superstitions surrounding it arose in the late 19th century. The first documented mention of the day can be found in a biography of Italian composer Gioachino Rossini, who died on a Friday the 13th. A 1907 book, Friday the Thirteenth, by American businessman Thomas Lawson, may have further perpetuated the superstition.

2. Yet, the Fear Is Very Real : So real that one scientific name wasn’t enough. The fear of Friday the 13th is also called friggatriskaidekaphobia or paraskevidekatriaphobia. Now say that 10 times really fast! Friggatriskaidekaphobia comes from¬†Frigg, the Norse goddess of wisdom after whom Friday is named, and the Greek words¬†triskaideka, meaning 13, and¬†phobia, meaning fear. Paraskevidekatriaphobia is also derived from Greek:¬†paraskev√≠¬†translates as Friday, and¬†dekatria is another way of saying 13. Many high-rise buildings, hotels, and hospitals skip the 13th floor, and many airports do not have gates numbered 13. In many parts of the world, having 13 people at the dinner table is considered bad luck.

4. Friday the 13th Can Come in Threes : A bit of bad news for all of you who suffer from friggatriskaidekaphobia‚ÄĒall years will have at least one Friday the 13th. The good news is that there cannot be more than three Friday the 13ths in any given calendar year. The longest one can go without seeing a Friday the 13th is 14 months.

5. Fittingly, Alfred Hitchcock Was Born on the 13th : The master of suspense was born on August 13, 1899‚ÄĒso Friday, August 13, 1999, would have been his 100th birthday. He made his directorial debut in 1922 with a movie called Number 13. Unfortunately, the film was doomed from the start and never got off the ground due to financial troubles. Other celebrities and well-known personalities born on a Friday the 13th include actors Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen; novelist and playwright, Samuel Beckett; and former President of Cuba, Fidel Castro.

6. It’s an Unlucky Day Only for Some : Friday the 13th is not universally seen as a day of misery. For example, in Italy, Friday the 17th and not Friday the 13th is considered to be a day that brings bad luck. In fact, the number 13 is thought to be a lucky number! In many Spanish speaking countries and in Greece, Tuesday the 13th is seen as a day of misfortune.

7. The Day Inspired One of the Highest-Grossing Film Series : The commercially successful Friday the 13th enterprise includes 12 horror movies, a television series, and several books that focus on curses and superstitions. Even though the films and the television series consistently received negative reviews from critics, they have a considerable following. The mask worn by the key character in the movies, Jason Voorhees, is one of the most known images in popular culture.

8. …And a Country to Raise Safety and Accident Awareness : Since 1995,¬†Finland¬†has dedicated one Friday the 13th in a year to observe National Accident Day. The day aims to raise awareness about safety‚ÄĒon the roads, at home, and at the workplace.

9. An Asteroid Will Safely Fly By the Earth in 2029 : On a Friday the 13th! Friday, April the 13th, 2029, to be exact. When 99942 Apophis was discovered in 2004, it was thought to have a small chance of colliding with Earth. But you can rest easy because since then, scientists have revised their findings which show that there is absolutely no risk of the asteroid impacting the Earth or the Moon.

10. Some bad things happened in history that day :

  • September 13,¬†1940: The German¬†bombing of¬†Buckingham Palace¬†
  • March 13, 1964: The¬†murder of¬†Kitty Genovese¬†in Queens, New York
  • November 13,¬†1970:¬†A cyclone¬†killed more than 300,000 people¬†in Bangladesh
  • October 13,¬†1972:¬†¬†The¬†disappearance of a Chilean Air Force plane¬†in the Andes
  • September 13,¬†1996: The death of¬†rapper¬†Tupac Shakur
  • January 13,¬†2012: The Costa Concordia cruise ship¬†crashed off the coast of Italy, which killed 30 people¬†

11. Unluckiest day in history : If you think your Friday the 13th¬†is likely to be bad, be glad you aren’t a 14th-century¬†Knight Templar(opens in new tab). On Oct. 13, 1307, officers of King Philip IV of France raided the homes of thousands of these Crusades warriors, imprisoning them on charges of illegal activities. Though the charges weren’t proven, more than a hundred died of terrible torture, according to “Tales of the Knights Templar”

12. A group was formed to debunk superstition : In the 1880s, the Thirteen Club was formed to debunk the superstition around number 13. Every 13th of the month, 13 members of the group would sit on the table for dinner, do everything that‚Äôs otherwise considered ominous ‚ÄĒ such as breaking mirrors and throwing salt ‚ÄĒ and record how many members die over time. Eventually, it became a 400-member group, that included a number of US presidents.

13. And finally : Every year has at least one and at most three Friday the 13ths. For a month to have a Friday the 13th, the month must begin on a Sunday. The longest period that can occur without a Friday the 13th is fourteen months.

My Pick For The Ultimate Jeff Beck Album

One of my favourite albums of all time is 1989’s Jeff Beck’s Guitar Shop. My first time listening to Jeff Beck was on a documentary from the late 80s about rock music and there was a clip of him playing the solo to “Just Ambitious“. That was 1987 or 88 I think. Then on a VHS tape of music videos I watched the video for People Get Ready. After that I think it was in the early 90s when, after listening to a lot of Joe Satriani, Steve Morse and Steve Vai, I wanted to get more and Beck was next on the list for more guitar instrumental music.

I bought the 1989 album at a time when I didn’t know what a whammy bar was I was wondering, how the heck did he get these amazing sounds out of the guitar. I listened to this album on cassette many many times and later on in the late 90s when cds were cheaper, I got it on cd. I can remember many weekend morning of me sitting in my room, glass of juice in my hand, with a magazine or novel lying open and teenage me listening to Jeff over and over again. Seriously all I could think about yesterday when I read about his passing, is sitting in the big bedroom, pulling out the cassette and then cd on certain days and playing it (its’ only about 40 mins long) and reading a book.

Great songs like Savoy, the title track, Sling Shot, Behind The Veil, Big Block and the melancholic Where Were You. No wonder he won the Grammy, one of 6 that he has won. But this is my favourite album of his and I play it all the time.

Goodbye Jeff. Thank you for all the great music.

RIP JEFF BECK

Jeff Beck, one of the most influential rock guitarists of all time, and a personal musical favourite and hero of mine, has died at the age of 78. The English rock guitarist who rose to prominence with the Yardbirds and afterwards fronted the Jeff Beck Group and Beck, Bogert & Appice. In 1975, he switched to a mainly instrumental style, with a focus on innovative sound, and his releases spanned genres ranging from blues rock, hard rock, jazz fusion, and a blend of guitar-rock and electronica. Beck ranked in the top five of Rolling Stone and other magazine’s list of 100 greatest guitarists. He was often called a “guitarist’s guitarist”.

 Born on 24 June 1944 to Arnold and Ethel Beck at 206 Demesne Road, Wallington, London, England he said that he first heard an electric guitar when he was six years old and heard Les Paul playing. Cliff Gallup, lead guitarist with Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps, was also an early musical influence, followed by B. B. King and Steve Cropper. Upon leaving school, he attended Wimbledon College of Art, after which he was briefly employed as a painter and decorator, a groundsman on a golf course and a car paint-sprayer. Beck’s sister Annetta introduced him to Jimmy Page when both were teenagers. He briefly played with shock-rocker Screaming Lord Sutch and the Tridents. When Eric Clapton left the Yardbirds in 1965, Jimmy Page suggested hiring Beck – and he went on to play on hits like I’m A Man and Shapes Of Things, where his pioneering use of feedback influenced musicians like Paul McCartney and Jimi Hendrix.

The guitarist stayed with the Yardbirds for nearly two years, before declaring he was quitting music altogether and releasing his first solo single Hi Ho Silver Lining. However, he quickly returned with the Jeff Beck Band, which included Rod Stewart on vocals, Ronnie Wood on bass, Nicky Hopkins on piano, and Aynsley Dunbar on drums (replaced by Micky Waller). Their first two albums Truth (1968) and Beck-Ola (1969), took a ferocious approach to the blues that laid the groundwork for heavy metal. With new members he reformed the band post an accident and recovery in 1971 he recorded Rough and Ready  and a second album Jeff Beck Group. Beck then started collaborating with friends  bassist Tim Bogert and drummer Carmine Appice forming the power trio Beck, Bogert & Appice.

In April 1973 the album Beck, Bogert & Appice was released (on Epic Records). While critics acknowledged the band’s instrumental prowess the album was not commercially well received except for its cover of Stevie Wonder’s hit “Superstition“. Beck, Bogert & Appice dissolved in April 1974 before their second studio album (produced by Jimmy Miller) was finished. Their live album Beck, Bogert & Appice Live in Japan, recorded during their 1973 tour of Japan, was not released until February 1975 by Epic/Sony. Beck’s solo album Blow by Blow (March 1975) evolved from these sessions and showcased Beck’s technical prowess in jazz-rock. The album reached number four in the charts and is Beck’s most commercially successful release.

In the 1980s he collaborated with Eric Clapton, Sting, Phil Collins, Donovan and Bob Geldof. In 1985 Beck released Flash, featuring a variety of vocalists, but most notably former bandmate Rod Stewart on a rendition of Curtis Mayfield’s “People Get Ready“a big hit. During this period, Beck made several guest appearances with other performers, including the movie Twins, where he played guitar with singer Nicolette Larson. After a four-year break, he made a return to instrumental music with the Grammy Award winning album Jeff Beck’s Guitar Shop (1989), the first album to feature Beck as a fingerstyle guitarist, leaving the plectrum playing style. It was only his third album to be released in the 1980s.

In the 1990s, Beck had a higher musical output. He contributed to Jon Bon Jovi’s solo debut album “Blaze of Glory” in 1990, playing the main solo of the album’s title song, which was also the theme song to the movie Young Guns II. The same year, he was a featured performer on Hans Zimmer’s score for the film Days of Thunder. He played lead guitar on Roger Waters’ 1992 concept album Amused to Death, and on the 1993 albums The Red Shoes by Kate Bush and Love Scenes by Beverley Craven. He recorded the instrumental soundtrack album Frankie’s House (1992), as well as Crazy Legs (1993), a tribute album to 1950s rockabilly group Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps and their influential guitarist Cliff Gallup.

Beck’s next release was in 1999, his first foray into guitar-based electronica, Who Else!. The album also marked Beck’s first collaboration with a female musician, Jennifer Batten. Beck won his third Grammy Award, this one for ‘Best Rock Instrumental Performance’ for the track “Dirty Mind” from You Had It Coming (2000). The song “Plan B” from the 2003 release Jeff, earned Beck his fourth Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance, and was proof that the new electro-guitar style he used for the two earlier albums would continue to dominate. In 2007 he appeared once again at Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival, performing with Vinnie Colaiuta, Jason Rebello, and the then 21-year-old bassist Tal Wilkenfeld. Beck announced a world tour in early 2009 and remained faithful to the same lineup of musicians as in his tour two years before, playing and recording at Ronnie Scott’s in London to a sold-out audience.

Beck was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the second time on 4 April 2009, as a solo artist. Beck’s album, Emotion & Commotion, was released in April 2010.  Two tracks from Emotion & Commotion won Grammy Awards in 2011: “Nessun Dorma” won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance, and “Hammerhead” won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. He released the album Loud Hailer in 2016, his last. Beck lived in a Grade II-listed house called Riverhall, in Wadhurst, East Sussex and is survived by his wife Sandra Cash.