Tuesday, April 30, 2013

My Personal Jesus

Hauskaa Vappua

Okidoki folks, it's time to head to Helsinki to have a sauna and consume some alcoholic beverages with my brother from another mother, and then tomorrow jump back on the working horse (that sounded weird, like getting it on with a horse prostitute...)

Have a great Vappu, if you celebrate it, and be safe folks!

BTW, it might've been the first time that this blog proved actually useful. I had no idea whatsoever what I did last Vappu, so I just went and read what I wrote back then. Apparently I was recording Blackoustic last year at this time. It seems not much has changed in a year :)

Monday, April 29, 2013

Almost vappu

Today I went running again even though I didn't really feel like it, and in the end it was totally worth it, as after the run and shower I felt like a decent human being, which doesn't happen often to me. Now I'm sitting in front of my work computer, writing a dance-ish pop song, although I should be actually doing some paperwork. Screw that, this is fun so I'll do the paper shit when I get stuck with the song.

Tomorrow I'll head to Helsinki to have some party-party-time with my BFF, and on Wednesday/Thursday I'll go and record the Sydänpuu vocals. That is of course unless I blow out my voice with some excessive drinking :) Hell, maybe I'll go see Stratovarius play at the Virgin Oil tomorrow, who knows :)

The other Herculean tasks

...were to do the fucking dishes, watch some TV and do a new mix of the song, as I thought it sounded like shit. It's better now and I'll be heading to bed. It's only 03:55, so I'm improving :)

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Just another manic Sunday

Yeah yeah, I know it's "Monday" in the song... When you don't drink on Saturday you can get surprisingly lot done on a Sunday. So far I've cooked, done a mixdown of one song and gone jogging for an hour or so, and as it's only 19:30 there's still time for more Herculean tasks, like doing the dishes :)                                    

Work work

This wasn't a crazy party-party Saturday. Spent the day laying down some demo vocals and now again I thought I'd just do little polishing on the song and suddenly 5 hours has gone by. It's 5am and I'm heading to bed. See you on the other side :)

Friday, April 26, 2013


To my man Antti for winning The Voice of Finland. I guess for once in a lifetime the best one can actually win a singing competition. So happy for the man, he deserves everything coming his way now. This seems like a great friday, now just waiting for next week and vappu (I'm not gonna bother explaining what it is, do your research:) )

The rhythm of sleep...

Has been efficiently fucked up recently, I've always had a knack for this. Went to sleep around 07:30 and woke up at 14:00, way to go me. Should head out, thought I'd go buy a mic stand (I need to lay down some demo vox tomorrow) and maybe some whiskey, haven't had any in a while and as today I thought I'd spend some time in front of the TV to witness as my wonderfully large friend Mr. Railio becomes the new Voice of Finland I think some whiskey might be in order as well, if only to take the edge off :)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

No Playstation...

I actually got caught up working on a song, and the next thing I notice it's four o'clock. I don't mind though, there are worse ways to spend your nights than writing. Now I think I should head to bed though, I've gotten a lot done today and am kinda feeling it as well. Solid effort by me, pienet sille.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Dear diary

Today I've been a good boy. I've written some music as well as some lyrics, and I went for a walk. Now I think I can reward myself with some Playstation and lazy time. Tomorrow is a new day with new stuff do be done.



I'm running out of titles for these posts, or then I'm just still tad bit asleep and not too creative. Yesterday I spent hours (really) just bouncing midi tracks into audio, easy stuff, but sooo fucking boring. Also booked a time for vocal sessions, they will happen next week. Just to let you know, it's not all just poker and beers with me either :)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Funny stuff

Sarah Palin calls for invasion of Czech Republic. Well, not really, but it's still funny :) Although it just hit me that I actually had to really read this through before I could be sure it's a joke, so maybe it's not that funny and far beyond the parody horizon anyway...

Monday, April 22, 2013

Where can I get one of these?

Sunday funday

Chilled out, played some online NLHE and even some PLO, went out for some beers, good sunday. Tomorrow I'll start getting back into shape, which means less beers :( But I'll survive, triumph and be victorious!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Working hardly hard working

So, tonight I played some poker, then I watched Mr. Railio make his way into the final of The Voice of Finland (congrats by the way:)), and now I've been trying to do some actual work, or "work", however you define it, and all this whilst enjoying a refreshing beverage. Way to go me! :)

The almost pained poet making almost artsy-fartsy stuff

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A break from poker

Well, my internet has been kinda acting out today, there's no way to play poker if your connection cuts off every five minutes or so. There's nothing quite as frustrating as facing a raise when you have the nuts only to notice that your connection died.

Then again, it might've been a good thing, as I have for a chance sat my sweet ass in front of my work computer and actually done some writing, so I guess every cloud has a a silver-ish  "none of your selected networks are available"-lining...

This has been a funny week regarding poker anyway, I'm still up for the week, but been running like shit. So far for this week my Holdem Manager shows I'm running about 4bin under EV. Well, it happens. Luckily I've grown past the point where I got pissed when someone sucked out on me, it happens and it doesn't matter as I know I did everything right. I only get pissed when I play bad myself, that's so effin' tilting :)

One of those mornings...

Monday, April 15, 2013

Some self-defence moves, in case you need them:

Let's start this week with something practical: if for one reason or the other you find yourself facing a physical confrontation this week, here's some dirty moves to tip the scales your way:

My personal favorite move is "The Wall of Destruction".

Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Essence

By Frank:

Just a Sunday

Good morning midgets, how's it hanging? Just woke up, spend most of last night playing poker online, ran way under EV, but it happens and the session still wasn't a total disaster. Didn't even have one drink on a Saturday night, so all you judgemental little fucks can shut your pie hole and go hug a tree or something :) On Friday I actually went out to meet a friend of mine and a guitarist extraordinaire, Mr. J-P Alanen, who happened to be in town. We went out for a few beers and talked shit, you know, basic stuff.

Not quite sure what to do today, drinking is out of the question but otherwise I'm pretty open for suggestions. Maybe I'll try and write something, maybe I'll continue in the world of cards. Who knows.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Awesome, I never noticed this before

In IMDb, for "This Is Spinal Tap" the rating scale actually goes to eleven, it's the small things that make you smile :)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Way to go me...

So, last night I decided to go out for a beer, as I was bored. On the way home I managed to fall down and bust my face open. Fucking great, I look like I've been in a fight. Never happened to me before, but I guess there's a first time for everything. Damn glad I don't have any photoshoots or shows this weekend, as I doubt even makeup could hide this shit. Oh these proud moments...

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

More cool tunes

It's comforting to know though I might not be the best in the business I most certainly am not the worst :)


As I think most of you who follow my stunts and unbelievable antics here in the internets are into it, I think it's only fitting I also offer something exquisite

Monday, April 8, 2013

Finnish for beginners:

(Just bumped into this somewhere, it's kinda funny:) )

järki = reason, sense, intelligence

järjestää = organize

järjestelmä = organization

järjestelmällinen = organized

järjestelmällistyttää = organizationalize

epäjärjestelmällistyttää = unorganizationalize

epäjärjestelmällistyttämätön = having unreflectional attention to antiunorganizationalize

epäjärjestelmällistyttämättömyys = unreflectional attention to antiunorganizationalize

epäjärjestelmällistyttämättomyydellä = with unreflectional attention to antiunorganizationalize

epäjärjestelmällistyttämättömyydellään = with his unreflectional attention to antiunorganizationalize

epäjärjestelmällistyttämättömyydelläänkö = is it with his unreflectional attention to antiunorganizationalize?

epäjärjestelmällistyttämättömyydelläänköhän = I wonder if it is possible, with his unreflectional attention to antiunorganizationalize?

epäjärjestelmällistyttämättömyydelläänköhänkään? = I wonder if it is possible, even with his unreflectional attention to antiunorganizationalize?

It finally happened...

Good morning fags and fagettes

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Cyanide, Happiness and Cobain

Disclaimer: I don't get people who whine about Cobain, shit like "Give us back Kurt Cobain and we'll send you Lady Gaga". Quite frankly I'll much rather listen to Gaga than Nirvana.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Have a Snickers and a smile and shut the fuck up :)

If you are a Finn...

I warmly recommend this article:

Anna Eriksson oli iskelmätaivaan supertähti, mutta kärsi joka hetkestä

Even if I don't necessarily agree with everything she still has very solid, well thought out points. Would recommend it to non-Finns as well, but you probably have no clue who she is, no cultural context to put this into, and probably don't understand Finnish well enough to understand what she talks about. And no, I sure as hell ain't gonna translate it, as it is pretty long :)

04:35 on a Friday

No, I'm not drunk, I've been home all night playing Batman:Arkham City. How riveting my life can be :) In all fairness, I thought I should take a small(ish) break from excessive drinking, as Easter was quite, well, "wet". Maybe a beer or two tomorrow though, haven't drank since last sunday, and that's already something in my books :)

Arkham City is surprisingly good and addictive, I tried Arkham Asylum when it came out and thought it was kinda "meh...", ok but nothing too interesting. This new (well, new for me as I had never tried it before) seems way better. Or then I didn't give the first one a decent chance. Doesn't matter, this one is pretty good, even if I've never been a huge fan of the Batman-mythos :)

On Sunday I could start working on turning all the virtual instruments used in the single into actual audio tracks. Boring as hell, but it needs to be done. Next week I should probably start polishing the vocal melodies and lyrics, time seems to go by surprisingly fast nowadays. Is it a symptom of getting older or is this just temporary? Anyhow, it needs to be done soon, and I have some other stuff that should be taken care of as well, so maybe I need to also cut back on the adventures of The Caped Crusader :)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Well well...

Well, when it comes to the music, I think the single is starting to be pretty much there, should just play the guitar tracks again, as the ones I have there now are "only demos", so they're quite not as accurate as I want them to be :)

We also booked a day, or actually two, for the mixing. The plan is to enter the Tico Tico Studio with Mr. Kortelainen to mix this puppy, the tentative dates for the mix being 15th and 16th of May.

Monday, April 1, 2013

2 nights of drinking...

...with Mr.Koskinen has left me a frail shell of a man... Well, not really, didn't even get a decent hangover. Had shitloads of fun though. Now it's back to the old drawing board. You know, work and shit.