Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Oh, those double standards:

The new James LaBrie single...

Is surprisingly good! Better than anything that Dream Theater has done in a long time, IMO that is. Unfortunately the quality of the writing is not as stellar throughout the whole album, but the single is still pretty damn catchy. You can check it out for instance here:

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Jogging and working

Started the day by working on an old demo of mine, now it's actually starting to sound pretty good, I'm liking what I'm hearing. After that I went running for 7,5km and after that it was time to have a shower and something to eat. Then Timo send me the files of two of our old demos so I can continue working on those as well. Seems like I'm having one of my more creative periods again, but I'm not complaining. It's nice to have a job you actually (sometimes) like :)

Friday, July 26, 2013

Invest in gear, it'll make you happy

I went and bought myself a pair of Genelec monitors for my home setup, and damn do they sound good! Made me inspired to work on music all day, maybe now I can celebrate with a drink or five. The monitors were pretty expensive, but I've always wanted a pair of those (got small ones, as I have no need for speakers that can kill your neighbours and their dog) and now I have them. One day of listening to them and I can already say that it was money WELL spent!

It has to be!

Gimme a fucking break... If you don't happen to succeed it's immediately discrimination and racism? Well, Michael Jackson has sold shitloads more than me, and he was (well, used to be) black. This has to be some kind of discrimination against me! Who can I sue?

Female drivers...

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

This pretty much sums it up...

Which leads to the follow-up question: Who the fuck cares?

And I'm done...

...hopefully at least. Finished up my part for the upcoming Arion EP today, unless something weird happens (sometimes it does with these things)... As Matias said today, "let's continue going crazy with this shit when the autumn comes". It's been shitloads of work, but I think it's going to come out pretty good as well. Back to business with them (hopefully, if they'll still have me:) later this year.

I celebrated by opening a bottle of wine and watching "The Avengers" again, it's still pretty damn good movie. Thinking about going to see the new Wolverine movie next week, still kinda bummed I missed Iron Man 3 in the theaters. Can anyone recommend any good new movies? I've been kinda busy and shit so I don't know what's out there that's good and relatively new...

Tomorrow I guess I should continue laying down some guitar solos I promised to record for this one metal project, but now I'll finish my wine and entertain myself with some stuff from the interwebs.

Peace, Love and Good Happiness-Stuff to ya all, J-Li signing out.

P.S. If you find yourself bored and drinking by yourself like I am at the moment, I found these pretty funny, like for instance the Aspray or the EZ Cracker. Yeah, I'm pretty much wasting my time at the moment, but it's late, I don't feel like working and I don't feel like going anywhere, so...

Monday, July 22, 2013

Yesterday was fun

Hey folks,

Haven't written in a while, been too lazy and there hasn't been much to write about anyway. Been working on the Arion lyrics + bunch of other stuff. Yesterday we went dining nd drinking with a bunch of friends. We got pretty damn hammered but I didn't really even get a hangover. The same cannot be said about everyone of out entourage :)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

@ 5by5

Arion production at 01:00, who said life would be easy? )

Perttu is loving it...

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Greetings from Alavus

Sitting at my hotel room here at Alavus, watching this tango competition on TV, thinking if I should play some online poker. Still a few hours to go before we hit the stage. Hopefully tonight will be good.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Work that magic bro

Again I find myself swamped, Arion is already recording the lead vocals and I'm still working on some of the lyrics. I absolutely hate working in this kind of hurry, because this means that inevitably there's going to be some lines in the lyrics that I'm going to hate after a while, but if there is no time to write, sit back and then rewrite then this is how it goes. I guess I will have to get drunk tonight to finish the last song, as inspiration definitely eludes me at the moment...

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

I'm back

Had a nice weekend, good shows with both Railio and Kotipelto. On Saturday I also got to travel at the back of a hearse, courtesy of Iivu from the Fucking Freaks MC, and come out of it alive :) After the show on Saturday we drove with Mr.T to a cottage. Was planning to spend just one night there, but the weather was fine and we had shitloads of fun so we stayed for two instead. Beer, sauna, and even kayaking. Let's call that my summer holiday, as I'm pretty sure that's all I'm gonna get. It was shitloads of fun though :)

And I didn't even drown :)

Thursday, July 4, 2013

There's a new folder on my desktop...

Now that I've been posting a lot about different things I've been up to, let's clear this one up as well: There has been a new folder on my desktop for a while now. I'm not saying that it is gonna happen, I'm saying that it just might. Maybe now you all stop whining about it and let me work on it in peace, ok? :)

And just for the record, I'd say this will take at least a year before one can even hope that it's out, so don't hold your breath just yet.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Sydänpuu single is now out.

Now available on iTunes

More distributors, including Amazon, Spotify and many more, will shortly follow.

Writing day

Been working on the Arion lyrics, and when I needed a break I started writing some music of my own, which feels good again. It's good to be busy :) Now I'll rest my ears until tomorrow, maybe watch some shit from tv.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Summer of... Just finished the tracks for the TV show and sent them forward. Now I could have a cigarette and then start working on the Arion lyrics again. On Friday I have a show with Railio and on Saturday with Kotipelto. Starting to think I really need to book myself some off-time at some point as well...

Now that's pure evil...