Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Still sober, damn it :)

Was listening to this while I went jogging today, and it's surprisingly good. Didn't use to like Korn too much (ok, A.D.I.D.A.S and Twisted Transistor are kinda cool), but this one I dug a lot. 

DISCLAIMER: I also had In Flames, Pantera, Soilwork and Strapping Young Lad on the player, probably get more street cred with those.

Haven't been drinking ANY alcohol for 3 days now, just exercising and shit, way to go me. Tomorrow it's back to Helsinki, on thursday we fly up north again to play Pyhä Unplugged festival, on friday we fly back to Helsinki and on saturday we play Seinäjoki, which I have dubbed one of the ugliest towns in Finland. Don't get me wrong, I have good friends there and the people are generally nice, but aesthetically speaking the town is... depressing. 

Been discussing on starting writing another album now that this acoustic one will be finished, I guess there's truly no rest for the wicked.

You know what I would like to see?

Ah, the olympics... Like so many other people, I too have been watching, mainly because I have lacked anything better to do. As always, some talk about doping has ensued, mainly because of that Chinese swimmer-chick who is apparently shit fast.

So, here's what I want to see: Olympics where doping, all the steroids and shit, is allowed. Let's just see who has the biggest balls to eat, drink, snort and inject all the possible shit they dare and then lets watch them compete. We could bet on who wins, who flips out, who dies of heart failure and so on and so on... Wrestlers going all Chris Benoit and all that shit. All of them do it anyway so lets just make it a-ok for everyone there and watch the hilarity ensue while we crack out the popcorn.

That would be worth seeing, just putting it out there...

Saturday, July 28, 2012


2000km+ within Finland in 24h. Being a musician: it's not for everyone...

Made it back to helsinki

And mornings are definately for me...

Can't come up with one (it asked for a title)

Lying in my room in Ivalo, drinking lonkero and thinking about shit. Would like to go to the nightclub near by, not to drink but to buy smokes, but looks like I really can't be bothered.

Life is kinda like a really, really bad joke. It sucks and is not funny at all, but it sucks so bad it's kinda funny. Like Plan Nine From Outer Space or Twilight: New Moon, so bad it kinda starts to be entertaining by its own right.

Don't get me wrong people, I'm not depressed, at least no more than usually, just been in a weird place for quite some time.

Ok, I stared at the screen for minutes after that. I guess I have no clue where this is going so I should wrap this up.

Maybe it's like this: We don't get what we want, we get what we need.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Just a dream...


Sitting in a train, having some liquid courage, feeling pretty funky after last night. Somehow I got lost in the helsinki bar scene with Petri, gotta love the guy.

In other news, the album is finished. Feeling kinda empty now, you know, the kind of relieved but empty feeling you get after taking a really big shit :)

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Back in Helsinki

So, yesterday... The second show started with a total disaster, a grande catastrophe so to speak. Broke a string in the second song, changed to another guitar, which then was out of battery. Fucking great, especially considering it was a festival show. Thankfully the great audience more than made up for all the shit happening. Have to say I was pretty pissed though.

Tomorrow we master the epic masterpiece we've been working so hard on for the past few months, let's see how it actually turned out.

Have no fear, beer is here...

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Hanging @ Imatra

Played our first set already, fucking great crowd. Now one hour wait and then another set.

Thin Lizzy


Listening to final mixes of the album in a car (with headphones) while on my way to play a show. What a way to make an album...

Setlist yesterday:

As someone asked, here's our setlist from yesterday, or at least most of it. I can't always remember what we played :)

I Surrender
Sleep Well
Livin' on a Prayer
Shot in the Dark
Speed of Light
Breaking the Law
Black Diamond
Out in the Fields
Perfect Strangers
Coming Home
Behind Blue Eyes
Hunting High and Low

We do have other songs in our roster as well, we change it around a bit depending on how long our set is, how the crowd is and how we are generally feeling :)

This is EXACTLY how it goes with me:

In other news:

The show last night was good. The stage sound was downright horrendous, but the crowd more than made up for it. Now we have a 480km drive to Imatra, tonight it's time to rock the Saimaa Open Air. Tomorrow we drive to helsinki and on monday we go to 5by5 Studio to master our masterpiece/disasterpiece/whatnot. You know, the acoustic album.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Trains, bloody trains

So, I'm again sitting in a modern marvel that is The Train. On my way to Lappajärvi to rock the Tulivuorirock with Mr.T. Really not feeling this too much, but It'll be great, I know it.

Travelling has given me time to listen to the mixes Matias has made, I've listened through 12 songs now, two to go. It sounds almost surprisingly good, all things considering. I'm sure a lot of people are not going to like the album, as it is very different from what we've done before, pretty bare and unpolished performances, but that was the idea all along. At least I'm going to be happy with the album, and knowing my standards that has to count for something, right?

Trains are boring, I'll go and have a beer.


Oh yeah, I DIDN'T drink yesterday and have no hangover, I'll party when the album has been mastered and I've heard what we actually created in its entirety.

Thursday, July 19, 2012


Just transferring the last files to Matias at the moment, all the edits are done, FINALLY!!! This might call for a bottle of something later tonight, although that would result in a hangover for tomorrow.

My work here is done, I'll get me coat.

It's only logical....

Oh my me...

In other news, the mixing of the album continues today, I'll get back to work as well after having my morning coffee. Tomorrow I head back to Lappajärvi rockcity to play at Tulivuorirock and on saturday we drive to Imatra to play at Saimaa Open Air.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Almost there

Heard some of the first mixes of the acoustic songs today, sounds pretty good. Tomorrow I'll do the last edits and transfer them to Matias, then I'm fucking done with this album. It has been way more work than one thought...

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Reaching the end

Went to 5by5 Studio tonight to transfer the files and sing some backing vocals. Tomorrow I'll go and sing the rest while The Governor starts mixing.

Enjoying some beers in helsinki now. Just a few, chillin' like a villain.

The Governor working hard/hardly working

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Tiredness takes the cake

So, Mass Effect 3... Kinda disappointment. Finished it last night (yes, that is truly how I spent my saturday night). Now I should start doing some editing for the album (a lot of actually), and tomorrow I'll take the files to Matias so he can start mixing the damn thing on tuesday.

Of course it's STILL missing some backing vox, but I can probably lay them down in the studio while The Governor does the mix in the main room. Fuck me with a flaming fist, albums are never ready when they should be...

Friday, July 13, 2012

Oh yeah....

There was a small article in a Finnish magazine called Soundi about the upcoming album. It's in Finnish though, so I doubt my international readers get much out of it....

Should work

Thought I'd drink instead. Can always work tomorrow. The mixing starts on 17th, so...

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Watching the first Strato-show with Rolf, the guy is frickin' amazing! Great choice, wish the band all the best and thensome!

Quote of the day:

"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough"

Sunday, July 8, 2012


Have had a really good time yesterday and today, just thought I'd share :) The show yesterday was good, and today I went to an amusement park, rode all the fucked up rides :) Now some drinks and then hopefully a few a bit more mellow days :)

Friday, July 6, 2012

@ the hotel

In Mikkeli that is. The weather has been pretty awesome, so we went walking around and yours truly enjoyed one refreshing pint of beer. Soon going to eat and then it's time to start getting ready to rock again. The venue today looks really nice, looking forward to this one.

Tomorrow we play in Helsinki, and my sister is actually coming to see the show, which is nice. Then on Sunday I'll go with her to an amusement park, looking forward to that even more :)

International Kissing Day

Today is the International Kissing Day. Ready when you are girls :)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Greetings from Savonlinna

After this morning's disaster things are starting to look brighter again, hyvä meininki ja silleen.

Fighting the hangover




Went to a really nice restaurant and had some wild boar, for the first time in my life. It was actually pretty damn good.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Here we go again

Today starts our "mini-tour", which in this case only means 4 shows in a row. Didn't quite finish the backing vox, so I'll go to Helsinki next week to continue. Some of the stuff does in a fact sound pretty good already. Especially fond of the new song that we recorded yesterday.

Well, I'm off to clean up the projects and make some backups, just in case. Then these playboys are off to entertain the masses again. If you see me out there acting stupid, just remember:

About the album

Many people have asked about the release date. There is no actual release date yet, but the plan is that it will come out late September.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Recording Timo's vocals for the new song now, sounds pretty good :)


...we've given up our artistic integrity and sold our souls to commercialism ;)


I fooking made it!

Wrote the fricking lyrics. You're a poet and you don't know it.

Luomisen tuskaa...

So, tomorrow is the last recording day for the album. I've written one new song for it, but haven't written any lyrics yet and Timo should sing it tomorrow. Way to go me. Thank god there's some liquid inspiration here, I'll get to it now and tomorrow I'll have some epic lyrics for Mr.T to interpret into a wonderful masterpiece, or at least a mediocre piece of music.

Lets drink to that bitches!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Quote of the day:

"One cries because one is sad. For example, I cry because others are stupid, and that makes me sad."

Fuck you people

No, seriously, I mean it this time. I'm so fucking pissed off now you wouldn't believe. Let me tell all you fuckheads something:

Soooo, about an hour ago I received a message from a friend of mine. She told me that she had received tonight an sms, which was in Finnish so I'm not gonna bother to post it here, although I have it. In a nutshell it said that the sender is not sure if this is the right person, but that if it is she should know that she was called whore-ish looking in my blog. Actually fuck it, I'll post the actual message, some of you are bound to be Finns anyway, and probably the asshole who wrote this reads this blog entry as well:

"En oo ihan varma ootko oikea henkilö tai onko oikea numero, mutta jos olet se tyttö joka oli Janin seurassa On the rockissa ja Pub adjutantissa niin ajattelin että sun pitäisi tietää että sua sanottiin huorahtavan näköiseksi Janin blogissa."

First of all, the actual comment where someone, surprisingly enough anonymously, made the comment in question had somehow gone unnoticed by me. I try to read all of them, but I sometimes miss some as I might be busy and not have time to go through them on a regular basis. The comment in itself was pretty fucking moronic, saying that this friend of mine looks "whore-ish and looked like not a nice person". I mean, how the fuck do you draw these conclusions about someone not being a nice person just by how they look???

If I saw this comment back when it was written (8th of June) I probably still would not have erased it, as it is so fucking dumb it just makes the writer look like a total retard, which he/she (most likely she, I have a hard time seeing a guy writing such a comment) apparently is.

What bothers me even more, actually WAY more than the idiotic comment left in this blog is the fact that someone actually went through the effort of finding out what my friend's name is and then figuring out her phone number and texting her anonymously (it doesn't show any number, I guess it was sent from the internet. Rest assured if there was a number I would've called it already). Why the fuck would you do that? Why are you FUCKERS harassing people I know now? I've always been very strict about keeping my personal life and my professional side separate, and I consider this a breach of that line. Only once before have I addressed anything like this publicly before, which was when my girlfriend at the time was being called a whore and whatnot on a "fan site" or whatever the fuck it was.

You might think I'm over-reacting here, but put yourself in my shoes for a while. It's nice that even being somehow associated with me can get my friends receive weird messages from total strangers, and of course getting them called whores or such. Having to deal with just me is probably a downside enough, I don't think there should be any additional baggage that comes with it. You can hate me as much as you want and write all the shit you want, as long as it's ABOUT ME. When you start bringing other people in who have never done anything to deserve it and who you don't even fucking know, that's when I get pissed. WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE???

BTW, as I'm pretty sure the person who wrote the sms is reading this, my friend's reaction was "What am I supposed to do with this information? Why should I care?". Could've probably written that to you herself, if you just had the balls to send a message that could actually be answered.

This is again one of those nights when I just want to watch the world burn and drown in its own feces.

One last thing: I know that most of you people out there are nice, wonderful people, my hate is not directed at you. I am just way too pissed at the moment to moderate myself. I'll go and have a cigarette and a drink now and try to hit the hay after my blood pressure comes down to its normal level. Tomorrow I'll continue with the backing vocals.

Over and out.