28 July 2006

Nazca live vids

Moving went smooth. Big thanks to Timo and Lauri for helping out!
Still no internet in the new office, but I can still post from home.

Here's some edits I did of last saturdays gig. Enjoy!

Sell me Down the River

One Day Understand

26 July 2006

Cameraphone fun.

I'm busy moving, so why don't you guys check out some pictures?

Aki en route to Tampere, Nazca/Kätyrit split gig.

Mikko en route to Tampere, Nazca/Kätyrit split gig

Black eye after the Tampere gig

Freddy in Cornmo studio, scene of the crime for Non Grata and a bunch of other music.


Me n Tanja doing trick photography

Mikael, Nikolai's kid, trying my russian gasmask

Doing trick photo on myself

My brother gave me a nice cowboy shirt.

Tanja plus plastic flower

Freddy's cat Skitso


Gonna take some days before I'm back online again. If I haven't answered your email, this is why.

This is the gate of the new place.

24 July 2006

A late tribute

Roger Keith "Syd" Barrett died on the 7th this month. His music has been a great inspiration to me. Had Piper at the Gates of Dawn permanently in the cd changer since december...
Here's some videos of Floyd at their trippy surreal best.

18 July 2006

Enough whinin' bout cigs. Been one month and THREE days now and feeling much much better.
So, on to other things, like:


The Silver Mt. Zion gig was fantastic. It was worth every penny going to Glasgow to see them. We even got to chat a bit with the band earlier in the day.Intense, emotional, melodic, trippy, political and just so human you want every gig to be.

Stage banter:
Efrim: You are a fantastic audience and we would do anything for you.
Scot audience member: Cut your hair!
Scot audience member: Only kidding
Efrim: I've had nightmares where this is happening.

The same thing happened as when i saw Godspeed, I got an immediate crush on the string section. Something about cute girls in great bands. My hormones go wild.

One of those that will ruin future concerts for a while, because it set such a high standard. Up there on the all time top 5

I never really got Mogwai, every record had a mix of utterly fantastic stuff, then followed by muzaqesque plod.
They got a reputation as a great live band,so I went to see them in Tavastia, hoping I would finally see what is so mindboggling about this band. As on record, I got a mix of some really nice stuff and elevatorstuff. Left before the encore. Sorry.

Rubik opened and played a really impressive first song before turning very Radioheadish. No, I don't consider that a compliment. Got very little against Radiohead, but very much against Radiohead-inspired bands.

C'mon guys, sometimes 'strange' is better than 'pretty'.

Murder Mystery
Two guys on guitar/vox and bass, plus a drum machine. Immaculately styled with ironed shirts and hair straight from the hairdresser. Surprise, surprise, shit music.
Postpunk is the new goth. All style, no content. Go back to your PIL and Gang of Four records. Listen to them. Hey, they got lyrics.
Apparently about things. But hey, we all know that you listen to the new postpunk, the ones with the flashy shirts and the lyrics about gurlz n stuff. Don't ruin your mascara singing about stuff that matters.

Free gig in Oslo. Great stuff, an all-girl band singing about food.

06 July 2006

Life without cigs.

It's been two and a half weeks without cigs now and I must say it's been ...interesting.
What I've learned:
1. Things bounce when you throw them at the wall
2. The satisfaction of smashing something lasts about 2 nanoseconds
3. It hurts like a mofo to smack your nuckles towards a concrete wall. Biting into your hand hurts pretty much too.
4. Sudden explosive rages doesn't necessarily improve your life.

Apart from that, colors are a tad more grey, but then again, I feel the worst is past me. If you've seen Trainspotting, you might get a hint of what I'm talking about.

And yes, I am exaggerating for comical effect.