keskiviikko 23. huhtikuuta 2014

On a way to the top



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Hey guys!! It’s Easter now and all the places are closed. Usually people go crazy because the stores aren’t open and they have to buy the groceries for the whole weekend but personally I’m enjoying it a lot. It’s actually pretty relaxing cause you don’t actually have to do anything but just EAT. We’re spending the holidays in Kuopio and though we went out at Good Friday Night, the rest of the weekend has been full of sports and the best company in the whole world. Finnish player Robin Hull is competing in World Championship Snooker Tournament and the hockey team of our city – Kärpät – is playing in the finals as well. BUT there’s more to come! Just a couple of days in Oulu and we will pack our bags again – it’s time to fly to Portugal for some Spring time surfing…

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About the spiritual growing what I was talking about in my previous post… I’ve tried to understand the fact that I don’t have to work 24/7 to feel good when it’s finally time to go to sleep. It’s been great just to enjoy the small things in life. One day we were cruising around with my old man’s Chrysler Sepring Touring Car and decided to stop in Masku which is a furniture company here in Finland. Luckily they were selling their stuff -90 percent discount because the purpose is to build a new Idea Park to Ritaharju and the whole outfit is going under repairing. Well we bought a leather corner-sofa worth of 4000 euros with 400 and I tell you it looks absolutely awesome! Later we drove to Sotka Furnitures with my gf and bought a design glass table and some new decorative pillows from Jysk to complete the new look of our living room.

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The point? I’ve been feeling great the whole week just because of the fresh expression in our house. And oh! I forgot to mention that I also bought a huge new television of 50 inches so it’s never been funnier for an example to play Walking Dead with our PS3. I mean it feels great just to relax – not just work the whole time! Like cherry on top I got inked again, this time Mica tattooed a nice black & white Buddha head on my arm. So the project is almost done cause I also bought a new flower-jewel for my nose piercing.    

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During the last weekend of winter they arranged a supercool Big Air Competition at Rusko Hill, Oulu. My buddy, Jukka was a referee in the competition and there were Olympic snowboarders and freestylers participating the race. The sun was shining the whole day and we also went out for some after ski, first to Mike’s working place to watch hockey and drink some beer and later to Amarillo with our night guests from Lahti. The night was awesome but the winner of Finnish Idols 3rd Season, Koop Arponen was playing there and gotta say that didn’t like that gig too much…

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Last Tuesday night we celebrated Hanky’s birthday. He had made some tasty salads and bought few bottles of red wine. We all had some work to do at the next day but we didn’t care. When all those bottles were empty, we headed to my place for more beer and cigarettes before hitting Winger Bar by taxi. The rest of the night we spent dancing in 45 Special and the sun was already rising when we got our pizzas from Ninwe. Good times!! This is how life supposed to be always…

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Later that week we celebrated our new plasma television and the hockey finals with our friends Pizza, Larry and Niko. The plan was to take it easy enough because we planned to drive to Syöte next day for some snowboarding but we simply drank too much and had to spend the next day lying in bed. That was actually wise because the day after that, it was probably the best weather of the whole winter for boarding.

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We celebrated our anniversary day in New Bombay Restaurant. Miia gave me a super cool pirate-style-necklace for a present. I skipped the studio that night because of our special day but there was more to come. Because there are five individual persons in our band it’s only natural that there’s going to be some issues during the recordings. Matt and Wexxter were arguing about the guitar parts this time. If you are in a band, it’s important that you try to be objective. All that matters is that the songs you are making together sound good, right!?

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Anyway we’ve been dealing with some problems in the studio but after Tiger and Mike played some ready parts for me, I’m sure that our debut album is going to be FUCKIN A!! We listened also Tiger’s other projects which he has been evolved lately. Suddenly we came up with an idea to empty the bar closet of the place so we took a couple of bottles of vodka and some orange juice and headed to my place with my Volvo Cabrio Convertible. Miia was already sleeping but we woke her up and after a quick make-up session we started to make some screwdrivers. It became one of the funniest night of whole spring.

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One of our traditions with my buddy, Andy has always been a monthly billiard match. It was my turn to win again in Caio but after that we had some special to do for the rest of the evening. Finnkino sent a VIP invitation for the movie, Noah for two people. So we were first ones to see that movie and I liked it a lot! After that we were bit in a hurry to catch a German radio show called Easy Monday which is a legendary rock program hosted by the famous DJ Sonny. Our newest single EYES LIKE THE OCEAN SKY was introduced during the show and it felt great!

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I’m gonna continue relaxing and open a book I’ve been wanting to read for a long time – Herodes by Finnish author Asko Sahlberg. It’s a lot like one of the most famous Finnish novels – Sinuhe Egyptian. Down below, I listed some movies I’ve been watching lately. These are my reviews so enjoy and I’ll write again when we get back home from Portugal! CHEEERS! :) 

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13 Sins (One of the best horror/thriller movies this year. Actually the best! Lots of similarities with Phone Booth so worth of watching for sure!)

New Jack City (Didn’t like this too much. It’s the debut of Ice-T and Wesley Snipes and it paints pictures of early 90’s. You could say that this is Scarface of Grunge era – but worse…) 

Above The Rim (Back to the 90’s again but this time you’ll enjoy every second. 2Pac acts successfully a bad-ass basketball coach and the whole storyline is straight from some soap opera… Awesome stuff!)

The Last Day On Mars (Oh man, though the graphics are epic, it’s impossible to watch this more than 15 minutes. Don’t waste your time, this one is super boring!)

Ninja: Shadow Of Tear (Scott Adkins finally did it! Incredibly entertaining action movie about an American ninja whose wife got killed in Japan. The revenge is all that matters!)

NHL Playoffs (My all-time favorite hockey team Detroit Red Wings made to playoffs for 23rd time in row! This could be one of the craziest spring in history!)

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