maanantai 11. elokuuta 2014

Life is a BEACH and then you die...



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Fuckin A!! Nothing has really changed within a month. Last time I told it’s been about +30 for a week. Well I wrote that about a month ago so you can add 30 days more. After the early July temperatures in Oulu have been constantly over 25 and only a couple of days it’s been raining and storming. We spent the whole last week with Mike, Miia & Jonna. Is there any better than throwing a football on the beach of Nallikari or chilling in the park with a couple of ice cold beers?!

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After a long day in the park we smoked one big fat on my balcony with a couple of Bailey’s on the rocks and then headed to the marketplace for the Mediterranean Food Street. I was so fuckin’ hungry that I was craving for the free samples & cheeses but they hadn’t any because it was already almost closing time. So we headed back to home via Stockmann with the bunch of cheeses in our carrier bags.

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We played maybe our best gig this far at Piippurock Festival in Ii. I had relaxed well the day before with massages and treatments in Eden Spa. The sun was already up when we packed to my convertible after my morning exercise and drove to our training house for the quick rehearsals. When we arrived to Ii they had already everything ready there so we just chilled and drank a few cold ones with our very good friends from The Psycho Season. Tiger & Mike had partied hard the whole night before that but when they finally got some food and drinks they really cheered up haha!

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The guys played perfectly and it was super fun to watch how their new singer nailed the songs right from the start. A couple of hours later it was our time to rock the stage and we sure did! We also took a girl celebrating her bachelorette parties to the stage to rock with us during “Minus Celsius”. After the encore we headed to hang out with all our friends in the crowd with Mike and oh boy we had a good time. 

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When we got back to Oulu about 1:30 am I wanted to relax and party little more so we found ourselves from the downstairs of Huikka which is a gay bar in Oulu. I love the place – not because it is decorated with the colors of rainbows (if you know what I mean) but because the people there are always polite, smiling and having a good time with an awesome music the DJ always plays.

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Actually this bar has been almost the official after-party place of this summer. When they arranged Qstock Festival again here in Oulu with the headliner Megadeth and all the biggest bands from Finland and Scandinavia, we started celebrating about 10am in the morning with The Psycho Season’s drummer Roxxxie. He made some breakfast and we just chilled there on his luxury porch, drank beer and listened Def Leppard.

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Later we packed to a small park near the county jail after a little peak to a legendary rock pub in Heinäpää where Roxxxie picked up his VIP pass to the festival. We threw a Frisbee for a moment and just decided that no way we are going to Qstock Area with Miia to buy fuckin’ expensive drinks and so on. Besides they had already sold 30 000 tickets and it was amazingly hot.

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Tiger showed naturally to my place and also some professional weight lifters came by. And again we found ourselves from Huikka right after Tiger’s girlfriend came back to the centrum from the festival area… And we did the same bar during a Metal Festival here in Oulu with Roxxxie, Henna, Mike & Jonna. In the front of the train station we ran into some true metalheads from Southern Finland who recognized us and told me that “You are pretty cool sleaze band eventhough you spend way too much money for the make-ups and hairsprays…” Haha metalheads, probably so!

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And oh yeah, we were there in Huikka gay bar again when we celebrated Miia’s birthday! Eventhough there were two options where to choose. The other choice would have been Underground Dreams (which is a strip bar) so we let the person whose birthday it was at present to choose hahahaha. Actually I bought her very first surf board as a present and guess she really liked it…

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Miia’s twin brother came also to celebrate his date of birth to Oulu. I wanted something special for the guys so I bought a bottle of champagne and picked them up with my Cabrio for the sunset watching in Nallikari beach. At the next day my dear family and Miia’s super nice parents finally met and gotta say that all went well and we had a good time just like I expected. My father had made some unbelievable tasty pizzas with the help of my mom. Yammmyyy!

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I’ve recently spent way too much money to some retro stuff. I repaired my old Commodore 64, bought Nintendo Nes Console & Super Nintendo and attached them to our bedroom TV. How fuckin’ cool is it to play some old games like Last Ninja or Duck Tales or so? We also bought some cool LP rarities and CD’s from an old collector and I promised myself to list all the games and records I’ve got during the last month so here it goes:

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- Aerosmith: Gems Lp
- Poison: Look What The Cat Dragged In Lp
- Tiktak: The Singles
- Nelly Furtado: Loose
- Negative: Karma Killer
- Lita Ford: The Best Of
- RHCP: What Hits!?
- Gemini Five: Babylon Rockets
- The Best Of David Bowie
- Uniklubi: Luotisade
- Duck Tales for NES
- Chip N Dale for Nes
- Jurassic Park for SNES
- Flashback for SNES
- The Walking Dead Season 2 for PS3
- Gran Turismo 6 for PS3  

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Pretty convincing, right?! The funny thing was that I remembered my friend Larry mentioning something about a Nintendo game with a word “tales” or “dale” or something so I bought both: Chip N Dale & Duck Tales so he can also entertain himself when he comes for a visit… :D

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We had to cancel the video shootings again because of the bad weather. The sunny sky is definitely needed for the final episode. I was pretty upset cause I spent the whole day before that for all the fuckin’ equipment Saha Productions asked us to purchase for the shooting day. We had also a cool Chevrolet El Camino ready but the director called me in the early morning that we needed to re-schedule.

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Maybe it was a right choice because our guys were passed out somewhere at Tiger’s cabin and also our main actor had got wasted the night before that hahahaha. We picked Hanky Boy up with Miia from Eden Spa where he’s working and drove to his place for a chill night. Well his girlfriend wasn’t too excited about Hanky going out just 12 hours before the shootings but he promised it’s going to be a quick peak to Winger for just a couple of beers. It wasn’t because when I called Hanky about 30 minutes before the shootings were scheduled to start, he had just woke up after a loooooooong night. Legendary!!! :D

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We’ve been hanging out with Hanky a lot recently and I’m happy about that. He’s a same kind of beach guy than I am and he comes from the same neighborhood. It was a sunny morning again when we packed to Hanky’s boat and spent the whole day at the river. Later during the afternoon we picked our girls up after a couple of ice cold’s in a legendary riverside bar called Koivurannan Kahvila. In the evening we watched the sun going down, drank and ate again like the ancient Romans on the porch of Hanky’s home. RAD!!

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Every afternoon we’ve gathered to a beach. Miia doesn’t swim but she likes to hang around, drink a couple of ciders and solve some crossword puzzles. One morning I jogged on the Myllyoja Beach and spotted a pile of clothes there without anyone else around. My father came for his morning swim and he was so worried that we called an ambulance because the clothes were still there. After a while some woman appeared from afar. She was a long-distance swimmer so it was a wrong alarm and I’m truly happy about that!  

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I feel pretty privileged to be able to do my work with a laptop, sunbathing at the same time. It doesn’t feel like working at all as you can guess! Well my gf wanted to do some shopping and decorating so it felt like working when we went to pick up some stuff for our bathroom, jewelry shopping in Romeo & Julia and buy some glass shields to cover our tables. Haha just kidding, I liked it as much and of course we had a good time together but the point is that everything else BUT relaxing on the beach feels like working during this kind of a perfect summer.

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After shopping I drove us to my favorite pizzeria, Babel for a dinner. I was so disappointed they didn’t serve alcohol anymore. The pizzas were as large as always but it isn’t the same to drink mineral water than a super large beer while eating. And after that… Of course I got another speeding ticket again in Kaijonharju. Way to go Vinny!! What a nice way to spend money…

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When were about to leave Oulu for our wedding festival show in Jyväskylä, I woke up for some noise under my balcony. Or somewhere under because we live on the fifth floor. They had arranged some acoustic gig in our backyard where some guy was playing CCR and some older people we’re singing their asses off there. Nice!!

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When we finally got there to the wedding festival area they took good care of us. There was so much food that you could feed the whole Europe with those and enough drinks for four rock bands and for all the guests there. The wedding ceremonial was super beautiful but fortunately our soundcheck lasted like two hours… I was about to lose my mind but when we got again onstage it was magical!

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After our show we gathered in the front of TV, smoked a couple of big fats and started to drink beer and watch the bronze medal match of World Cup 2014 between Holland and Brazil. Later we played some songs acoustically with Tiger, had a sauna and passed finally out about 5:30 am. Mike continued his endless speaking, drinking and karaoke singing till 9am and he was fuckin’ unbearable. :D

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There were some pretty tired faces on our breakfast table but hey, that’s how life goes… Back in Oulu my pretty gf had made a helluva chocolate cake and some salad. She’s a sweetheart I’ve been waiting for my whole life. The next day we did the photo shootings for More Than Meets The Eye… And also for our super cool websites which are going to be opened SOON.

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I met a friend named Matias in Winger and we planned those websites I mentioned with a couple of pints. He’s one of my oldest buddies and it was super nice to also took him for a ride with my Cabrio. The most funny episode during that night happened at our traditional (it happens every weekend) balcony parties. Tiger is a hairy dude like all the guitarists so we decided to trim his chest hair with a zippo. So we fuckin’ burned his hair and later we did that on the dance floor, hahahaha. The bartender warned us that the fire sprinklers would start to work if we’d continue doing that. Epic!!

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One of the best activities of summer was the shooting dates I arranged for us. We went to a gravel pit with a rifle and a couple of cold ones. I taught my gf how to handle a rifle and how to shoot empty cans. We left pretty quickly because the bunch of horseflies teased us incessantly. We drove back to my parents’ summer house and I promised to write a few recommendations again, I actually changed Netflix to Viaplay so there’s much to see. There you go, we’ll meet again when the summer is over! Enjoy the rest of it and stay tuned for everything regarding Groupie High School… \ghs/

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- Rewind (Personally I love time travelling movies and this one was meant to be a pilot episode of TV-series. Great movie about a terrorist attack in NY which is the reason they travel back in time to save the lives of their loved ones.)

- The Other Guys (An action comedy starred by Wahlberg, Ferrell, The Rock & Samuel L. Jackson should be perfect but somehow it all went down after Jackson’s and Johnson’s characters died. Actually this is not too fun at all and it’s never good if comedy films are too complicated to follow.)

- Empire State (Based on a true story about a guy who fails his police academy exams and ends up as a security guard of a money vault. The Rock acts again a cop here but Liam Hemsworth steals the show as a main character. Even though this was panned by critics, I liked it a lot!)

-  Valiant Hearts (A new game for PS3 follows the happenings of World War II. A perfect puzzle adventure by Ubisoft and there’s also some new playing mechanism to use. It’s fun, dramatic and exciting at the same time.)

- The Hunter (Again a movie which was raised by the critics. Personally I usually like everything that Willem Dafoe does but this one is a boring drama about a guy hunting some rare Tasmanian Tigers.)

- Stephen Pearcy’s Sex, Drugs & Ratt N’ Roll (Probably the best of book of last year. It's actually more entertaining than 90 percents of the rock biographies. It’s not like some fuckin’ catalogue of gigs and stage appearances like in Bon Jovi’s or in Prince’s novel. You gotta read the Pearcy’s one!!)

- Errors Of The Human Body (A psychological thriller about a genetics researcher who moves to Dresden and notices soon something strange about his new co-workers. Boring, boring, boring… After an hour the only interesting scene was some guy driving over speed limits for a couple of seconds.)

- The Hurt Locker (What did I tell you? Again raised by the critics. It’s a war drama about a bomb squad in Irak and you get bored in seconds… Don’t watch this shit… They haven’t actually made good war movies after the late 80’s)

- Soul Surfer (This one tells a story of Bethany Hamilton who is a talented surfer but gets attacked by a giant shark. She loses her arm but doesn’t wanna quit surfing. Everyone should watch this… “Pay the price but never give up”!)

- Orphan Black & Ropes (These are the two best new TV-series at the moment. Enough said! The first one is a scifi-orientated thriller and the other one is about bouncers in a nightclub. Radical!!)

 - 88 Minutes & The Family (My favorite Italian-Americans, Pacino & De Niro are FUCKIN’ BACK!! In a first one, which is definitely a thriller, a serial killer contacts Pacino again and starts to murder his college students and family members. The dénouement is - FOR ONCE – surprising!! The Family tells a humored story about a family in a witness-protection program living nowadays in a quit French town. JUST AWESOME!!)

- Harsh Times (This is related to Training Day and Falling Down starred by Michael Douglas. Christian Bale absolutely NAILS IT as a war veteran starting to lose it in the modern day Los Angeles. Absolutely a perfect movie is a perfect way to end this post.) <3333     

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