Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Dream Becomes Reality.

Tomorrow Helsinki, on Monday Germany. Garmisch-Partenkirchen, brace yourself. It took 13 years, but we are coming.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Still feeling like shit...

Waiting for the show here in Kerava, should start in an hour or so. Yesterday was fun, aside the fact that I'm still very much sick. Don't think there will be much vocal harmonies tonight, as long as I can pull this off and come out alive I'll be happy.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Must be Christmas...

...because apparently I'm getting sick. Been sick on Christmas for 2 years in a row now, I guess I will be keeping up with the tradition. Today after gym I went shopping for presents, and as I hate shopping and was starting to feel under the weather already I decided to buy some whiskey for tonight. I bought the same brand I was drinking quite a bit while writing the Arion lyrics for the EP. Now 20min ago I decided to have a glass, and 2 minutes after I've poured the drink my email goes "bling", and what do you know, a new song from the Arion guys. I guess I'll be working tonight after all...

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Another weekend survived

Made it safely home from our short Finnish stint with Mr.T, had shitloads of fun in Tampere and Joensuu. Next weekend we play our last shows of the year, and actually last shows in a while with Mr.T. We will most likely return in March, and we have some plans of songwriting before that, but no shows together until March. Gonna try and take it easy for a while, but of course I also have shows coming up with Mr.Railio, so I'm not going to just be sitting at home with my thumb up my ass :)

Friday, December 13, 2013

The Desolation Of Something That Isn't Quite Lord Of The Rings Even If It Wanted To...

Yeah, I did go see The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug yesterday. What did I think? Well, it was ok, even good. Lord of the Rings it ain't... It's pretty damn long with a running time of 2h40min or so, which causes the first part of the film to drag quite a bit. It looks really good, but I saw it in 3D and at some point I got really tired of butterflies and whatnot flying towards me all the time...

*SPOILERS, maybe, who the fuck cares*

I did have my issues with some parts of the actual story. For instance, these mofo-dwarves make this long-ass journey to this big-ass mountain, search for the keyhole for FIVE FUCKING MINUTES and then go "Well, fuck it, that's it"? That's some true dedication right there brother... And then there is this dwarf guy meeting this elvish lady for what, 2 times for grand total of again 5 minutes or so, going "Do you think she could've loved me?"... Come on! No way do you get that attached in that amount of time. There's suspension of belief and then there is just lazy writing... And I do know this elvish lady isn't in the actual book but was shoed in by Mr. Jackson and Co., so no need to point that out. Besides, I actually had nothing against this new character (Tauriel, I guess was her name), before that god awful scene. Sure, her motivations were thin and vague at best, but so are the ones of the others most of the time...

And of course, Evangeline Lilly is hot.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

It doesn't always work...

Last night I had this great idea of going in to bed early so I would also wake up early today and have shitloads of energy and whatnot. It almost worked, I went to bed at 01:00am (which is early for me), and fell asleep almost immediately right after, at 06:00am. Oh well... Insomnia made me watch John Carpenter's Big Trouble in Little China again. It's still dumb as fuck, cheesy as hell, and also pretty entertaining :) Saw it a few times when I was kid and thought I'd check it out, if it still holds up. The answer is yes and no :) After that I found myself watching this program about the Top 25 feuds in WWE. I have no fucking clue how that happened...

Now I'll have some coffee and then I'll hit the gym. Later tonight I thought of maybe going to see The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and tomorrow I'll drag my ass to Tampere where we shall do some rocking and rolling with Mr.T.

To think of it, I should've gone to Tampere already today, as Ghost are playing there tonight. Well, too much trouble. Have fun if you're going.

Well, there we go...

Interesting. It's not like we all didn't know the figures were bogus anyway, just makes one wonder the true motives behind this. I'd put my money on "money", but what the fuck do I know. Just that it always seems to be about money.


Just have to add this, as while it's not related to the actual interesting article above, I find this hilarious. This guy has his head so far up his own ass he might actually crawl out of his own mouth at some point...

Bitch, please...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Gym, songwriting and children's songs

Hey folks, not much has happened recently, been staying home, exercising and doing some songwriting. Just finished a demo of a new song today, have actually been kinda productive lately.

In other news, YLE, the Finnish Broadcasting Company has released the stuff we worked on with Timo during the fall, and if you didn't know it already, it's children's songs! :) We did two songs for this thing, I was mainly involved with the song "Supersankarikerho", but also helped out a bit with the other one. You can find and download the songs for free, legally, from HERE, at least in Finland.

FYI, I don't play guitar on these songs, I was involved in the writing/arranging part and recorded the demos, I don't know who plays on these :)

Friday, December 6, 2013

Just one pic

Here's one pic I found of Saturday's show with Railio, just blatantly copied from somewhere. Sue me motherfuckers :)


Found another:

Photos by Leena Ikonen (I think... can't be sure :)

Back in action Ms. Jackson

Yep, still alive. You know you had a heavy weekend when it takes 2 days to recover. On Tuesday night I kick myself up and recorded the remaining solos for the Railio album, on Wednesday I went to the gym, finalised one demo song and sent it forward, recorded some guest solos for one metal project and started working on a new song. Today I went to the gym again and continued with the new song. Also played some GTA V tonight after my ears got tired.

Now I'm not sure if to have a drink or not to have a drink... Tomorrow is the Independence Day, so...

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Lets Party!

Now we go, best party of the year has just started. See you all later. Here's a soundcheck pic and Antti from yesterday so you can look at him and masturbate :)

Lets Party!

Now we go, best party of the year has just started. See you all later. Here's a soundcheck pic and Antti from yesterday so you can look at him and masturbate :)

Les Paul has never looked so small...