tiistai 23. syyskuuta 2014

Beer Maniacs



# Vinny Olavi # Groupie High School # Vincenzo Olavi # GHS Racing # Knockout Cocktail # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # nti Kaleva & the Mistake # Los Gran Artistas
# Vinny Olavi # Groupie High School # Vincenzo Olavi # GHS Racing # Knockout Cocktail # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # nti Kaleva & the Mistake # Los Gran Artistas
WHATDUP, FOLKS!?! We’re having the very last summer days here in Finland. Next week is going to be fuckin’ cold but what delights me is the fact that the waves are gettin’ bigger and bigger which of course means surfing in Tauvo spot the whole weeks long. We bought a pile of new wet suits and other surfing stuff from Diving Center Oulu so I’m hoping that though the air is cold, we can still hit the water. There ain’t better way to start your days than catch a couple of early morning waves.

# Vinny Olavi # Groupie High School # Vincenzo Olavi # GHS Racing # Knockout Cocktail # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # nti Kaleva & the Mistake # Los Gran Artistas

# Vinny Olavi # Groupie High School # Vincenzo Olavi # GHS Racing # Knockout Cocktail # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # nti Kaleva & the Mistake # Los Gran Artistas
Lots of rockers with souls of punkers speak always about “living fast and dying young” bullshit… Well I’d like to live fast and die old. That’s why I don’t want any distractions (like children) in my life right now. Speaking about dyeing old - one of the oldest from our inner circle past away some weeks ago. The next weekend after that we went to her funerals in Kuopio and if you could say something positive about the death – she lived a quite happy, long life and is probably in a better place right now. That’s the way it should be!

# Vinny Olavi # Groupie High School # Vincenzo Olavi # GHS Racing # Knockout Cocktail # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # nti Kaleva & the Mistake # Los Gran Artistas
# Vinny Olavi # Groupie High School # Vincenzo Olavi # GHS Racing # Knockout Cocktail # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # nti Kaleva & the Mistake # Los Gran Artistas

My girlfriend heard about that incident when we were about to start celebrate Venetians (which is a celebration for the last summer day in the coastline of Finland). She was of course upset. With Repo Man and his gf we had already made a fuckin’ HUGE brunch with all the breakfast stuff and alcohol buffet. I had promised to play a couple of acoustic songs later in Hietasaari and actually we missed a perfect dinner there in the mansion of Lion De La Vega because we ate like pigs at my place right before hitting the parties.

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# Vinny Olavi # Groupie High School # Vincenzo Olavi # GHS Racing # Knockout Cocktail # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # nti Kaleva & the Mistake # Los Gran Artistas

The night was loooong and beautiful and full of different kinds of performances. I later joined the troubadour to play some atmospheric Oasis songs. There were only few guys still drinking around the bonfire about 6am in the morning when I called the ride back home and carried Miia to the backseat as well. What a night!! Thanks Lion, if you’re reading this – next time I promise to be a host… :)

# Vinny Olavi # Groupie High School # Vincenzo Olavi # GHS Racing # Knockout Cocktail # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # nti Kaleva & the Mistake # Los Gran Artistas
# Vinny Olavi # Groupie High School # Vincenzo Olavi # GHS Racing # Knockout Cocktail # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # nti Kaleva & the Mistake # Los Gran Artistas # Miia Sofia

A while ago I decided to build a little home studio. I ordered a bass guitar and a bunch of other stuff necessary for recording and started to write songs again at my place. Miia went to get some incenses and candles which always boost your creativity a lot. When I started to write I found something weird. The songs were more like bonfire songs than hard rock hammers we make with Groupie High School. 

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# Vinny Olavi # Groupie High School # Vincenzo Olavi # GHS Racing # Knockout Cocktail # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # nti Kaleva & the Mistake # Los Gran Artistas

So I texted to Lion and we decided to go for a bar round after a hockey match. Quickly before the game we ate in Sauraha Nepalese Restaurant and drink gallons of beer during the guys we’re playing. Lion invited us to a vip area of Arena and after meeting some players and board staff we disappeared into the night. That’s how you make a good decisions! And that’s why you can wait something new material with our just founded duo. ;)

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# Vinny Olavi # Groupie High School # Vincenzo Olavi # GHS Racing # Knockout Cocktail # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # nti Kaleva & the Mistake # Los Gran Artistas

It was a rainy afternoon when we gathered around a table again at Lion’s place with a producer and first I sang a part for Lion’s new solo album. We spent about three hours writing songs and shared ideas for our fresh project. Later I had to run to Tiger L.A.’s home studio to watch the finalizing of GHS album so we left at the same time from the mansion and did put on a little street race competition between my C70 & Lion’s Coupe Audi. Wrooooooooom!! 

# Vinny Olavi # Groupie High School # Vincenzo Olavi # GHS Racing # Knockout Cocktail # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # nti Kaleva & the Mistake # Los Gran Artistas
# Vinny Olavi # Groupie High School # Vincenzo Olavi # GHS Racing # Knockout Cocktail # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # nti Kaleva & the Mistake # Los Gran Artistas

Finland National Team is currently playing in World Championships of Basketball & Volleyball. Andy – my sport-freak-friend asked me to join for a billiard games and later for a sport studio. Naturally I won the billiards and we also went straight to the morning after the beer-orientated sports studio at my place. Sweet! 

# Vinny Olavi # Groupie High School # Vincenzo Olavi # GHS Racing # Knockout Cocktail # Vinny's Playground # Miia Sofia # Modern Day Cowboys # nti Kaleva & the Mistake # Los Gran Artistas
# Vinny Olavi # Groupie High School # Vincenzo Olavi # GHS Racing # Knockout Cocktail # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # nti Kaleva & the Mistake # Los Gran Artistas

Next day we drove to Ranua Zoo. Loved the animals there so much that during the road trip back home had to drunk some lager again. Larry came by when we were back in Oulu, and after a quick peak at Matt Nitro’s place, we partied the whole night in a gay bar I mentioned in my previous post. That’s what weekends are made of…

# Vinny Olavi # Groupie High School # Vincenzo Olavi # GHS Racing # Knockout Cocktail # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # nti Kaleva & the Mistake # Los Gran Artistas
# Vinny Olavi # Groupie High School # Vincenzo Olavi # GHS Racing # Knockout Cocktail # Vinny's Playground # Miia Sofia # Modern Day Cowboys # nti Kaleva & the Mistake # Los Gran Artistas
Even though I’ve always lived next to a sea, I’ve never been in Fish Fairs which is a happening all over Finland. We decided to go ones this year in Kuopio. Fuckin’ A food they make there, gotta say!! Deep-fryed vendaces are our favorites so we ordered a plate and ate that in a harbor.

# Vinny Olavi # Groupie High School # Vincenzo Olavi # GHS Racing # Knockout Cocktail # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # nti Kaleva & the Mistake # Los Gran Artistas
# Vinny Olavi # Groupie High School # Vincenzo Olavi # GHS Racing # Knockout Cocktail # Vinny's Playground # Miia Sofia # Modern Day Cowboys # nti Kaleva & the Mistake # Los Gran Artistas
Tiger was actually on a road trip with a camper in the same city so we joined and later had a few cold ones in Intro & Henry’s Pub. Usually I hate shopping days when having a hangover but I found some cool jackets and wests form Carlings so that time they cheered me up good!           

# Vinny Olavi # Groupie High School # Vincenzo Olavi # GHS Racing # Knockout Cocktail # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # nti Kaleva & the Mistake # Los Gran Artistas
# Vinny Olavi # Groupie High School # Vincenzo Olavi # GHS Racing # Knockout Cocktail # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # nti Kaleva & the Mistake # Los Gran Artistas

I promised to keep you updated about my spiritual growing. I’m still having outbursts of rage once in a while but hey – I’ve managed to control those and kept my mind positive no matter what. Recently there has been so many misfortunes during the recording process of our album that I’ve been a wreck. And so does everyone else. Wexx told me to chill the fuck out so I managed to do that and went to a park and did read Tommy Lee’s biography and just chilled on my balcony, watched soccer & CHL games. That really helped!

# Vinny Olavi # Groupie High School # Vincenzo Olavi # GHS Racing # Knockout Cocktail # Vinny's Playground # Miia Sofia # Modern Day Cowboys # nti Kaleva & the Mistake # Los Gran Artistas
# Vinny Olavi # Groupie High School # Vincenzo Olavi # GHS Racing # Knockout Cocktail # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # nti Kaleva & the Mistake # Los Gran Artistas

Yesterday I returned the “favor”. Guys were again arguing about the songs so I asked them just chill and relax a while before continuing. That helped and we also had rehearsals after a looong break. It was so cheering to play some old songs we haven’t played a long time. Jogging around a pet cemetery has also helped to control my mind a lot! Isn’t that creepy? You should give it a try if you’re having same kinds of problems... ;)

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# Vinny Olavi # Groupie High School # Vincenzo Olavi # GHS Racing # Knockout Cocktail # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # nti Kaleva & the Mistake # Los Gran Artistas

What I’ve also done is leaving those evening beers away. After some hectic days I’ve always bought some cold ones for a night but I don’t do that shit anymore! Of course you can relax like we did last week and ate in Indian Cuisine with Indian beers but that doesn’t mean you have to do that every fuckin’ day! Ainola is a huge park area here in Oulu and it can be found right from the side of the city a bit like Central Park. Well I did bring Miia there for a nightwalk and to watch highlighted fountains. That’s what I call fuckin’ romantic and healthy shit!! 

# Vinny Olavi # Groupie High School # Vincenzo Olavi # GHS Racing # Knockout Cocktail # Vinny's Playground # Miia Sofia # Modern Day Cowboys # nti Kaleva & the Mistake # Los Gran Artistas
# Vinny Olavi # Groupie High School # Vincenzo Olavi # GHS Racing # Knockout Cocktail # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # nti Kaleva & the Mistake # Los Gran Artistas

My friend Pizza is one the most rad guys in the world to recognize songs in all styles of music. Well I’m not that good but I recognize most of rock songs at least. They have a competition in Radio City where you have to know a specific song and they play it only ONE second at a time. I was driving around with my convertible and instantly recognized the song of that day – Bon Jovi’s “Lay Your Hands On Me”. They had only 20 euros in a pot right then but the pot increases every day if the fastest caller doesn’t guess the right song. So I waited for almost a week and hoped that anyone else wouldn’t recognize the song and the pot kept increasing. They didn’t give the right answer and I called there after a week and of course won! Easy way to make some extra money… ;)   

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# Vinny Olavi # Groupie High School # Vincenzo Olavi # GHS Racing # Knockout Cocktail # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # nti Kaleva & the Mistake # Los Gran Artistas

I’ve always said that the right answers are hidden in books. Remember that quote! Even the smallest ones in life. I found the roots of Buddhism from books and continued growing up spiritually again when reading Jack London’s writings just recently. “The Cruise Of The Snark” (1913) is full of philosophy and other useful stuff if you can read it correctly. Another book gave me a thought that all your appearance problems are a straight continuum from the condition of your hair, LOL. Like from head to toe – if you have problems with your head, that’s the worst. If you are satisfied about the expression of your face but unsatisfied about your body – that’s the second worst.  Hilarious right!? 

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# Vinny Olavi # Groupie High School # Vincenzo Olavi # GHS Racing # Knockout Cocktail # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # nti Kaleva & the Mistake # Los Gran Artistas

Not exactly! My hair has been in a fuckin’ bad condition because of bleaching and backcombing and so on. That’s why I’ve been uhm… not very satisfied about my appearance recently. I did read that book I mentioned and after that started to mind my hair more. I bought shitloads of conditioners and oils and now I’m feeling a lot better. Some of my hair completely fell off when I did the deep-brushing they recommend but after that I’ve got my self-confidence back again. And my hair looks fuckin’ perfect like the other parts as well… Almost, hahaha! ;)

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# Vinny Olavi # Groupie High School # Vincenzo Olavi # GHS Racing # Knockout Cocktail # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # nti Kaleva & the Mistake # Los Gran Artistas

Oh hey! Forgot to mention one thing. You probably now that I happen’ to love different types of watches. Well my dad actually doesn’t so I’ve drooled over a golden watch of Candino for fuckin’ years. Suddenly he starts telling how he haven’t used that after his retirement so I carefully lead the conversation the way I want, you know.. And he promised to give me the fuckin’ Golden Candino, YEAHH!! One of my luckiest days; first I left the watch to clock specialist for battery changing, then we went to see new Turtles 3D after a couple of after-work-beers. Life is sweet! <3

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We’ll meet again soon! A mighty street rock band called Rosy Dream invited us to play with them at their 20-years anniversaries and of course we promised to do that. It’s going to be helluva night 25.10. at Casino Kuopio. BE THERE & check out my traditional tops and flops below. <3

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# Vinny Olavi # Groupie High School # Vincenzo Olavi # GHS Racing # Knockout Cocktail # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # nti Kaleva & the Mistake # Los Gran Artistas

Tops:

- Crossbones (Full of violence about the world of ancient pirates but if you keep continue watching this more than few episodes, you’ll probably starting to like this. Works with beers and beefs of course!)

- Hard Knocks (Another new TV-series from Viaplay. Each season tells a story of some particular football team in NFL and it’s pretty interesting if you are a sport’o’holic like me!)

- Stand Up Guys (If you don’t like Pacino and Walken together in a mobster movie, you must be out of your fuckin’ mind! Pacino’s character gets out of jail and tries to stay away the troubles – cliché? Who cares when you have machine guns, greasy hairs and some Italian accent in the same package!)

- Deadbeat (Maybe the best new series in television lately. I recommend this to everyone cause it’s funny, easy to watch and the episodes are short enough for everyone to stay watching. The plot? A guy with the spiritual powers starts to work with a famous psychic and with a drug dealer… LOL!)

- 500 Days of Summer (Usually I fuckin’ HATE romantic comedies but this one makes an exception. Trust me guys – it’s not usual and if you need a film to watch with your girl, pick the one! Okay it’s a love story which lasts 500 days and it’s filmed as a diary. Still works!!)

- My Appetite For Destruction by Steven Adler (Again they made a good rock biography. Thank god because usually those new rock novels are horrible. Adler tells his story from the beginning till the very end honestly and the way which leaves a reader to crave for more…)  

- Zero Hour (If you’re into some Da Vince Code type of stuff, the particular TV-series is MUST. It leads a clock salesman to an adventure which starts the centuries ago. There are Nazis, modern day criminals and nerds in a same package so definitely worth of checking out at least!)

- Hummingbird (There’s been lots of superlatives over this movie and they’re all worth it! Statham plays an ex-Special Forces veteran who went Afghanistan War, and now lives as a homeless drunk in London. While fleeing thugs, he breaks into an apartment and discovers the owner, Damon, is travelling for months. So he steals the identity and starts to make the world a better place to live.)  

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# Vinny Olavi # Groupie High School # Vincenzo Olavi # GHS Racing # Knockout Cocktail # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # nti Kaleva & the Mistake # Los Gran Artistas

Flops:

- Elysium (The plot seems to be perfect – on a paper. The elite have left Earth after overpopulating and live now in a huge space station. Matt Damon plays a guy who tries to get out from Earth after a serious accident but fails again and again. It gets super boring after 30 minutes.)

- End Of The World (I could write the same words than after the previous one. A sci-fi movie about a secret fuckin’ slime which falls over the earth. Couldn’t watch this one over 10 minutes so it’s actually worse than the previous.)

- After Earth (And yet again another sci-fi with Will Smith playing the main character. You just read my two previous reviews and you’ll get the point.)

- Boxing Night (Finnish boxer Edis Tatli was in the World Championship Match against Cuban guy, Abril. Well MTV3-channel fucked everything up and no one could see pre-matches, and they finally fixed the problem just before the main match, LUCKILY. Still – WAKE UP FUCKERS!! There’s been only two Boxing World Championship Matches in Finland in 60 years and you can’t even televise them…)  

# Vinny Olavi # Groupie High School # Vincenzo Olavi # GHS Racing # Knockout Cocktail # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # nti Kaleva & the Mistake # Los Gran Artistas
# Vinny Olavi # Groupie High School # Vincenzo Olavi # GHS Racing # Knockout Cocktail # Vinny's Playground # Tiger L.A. # Modern Day Cowboys # nti Kaleva & the Mistake # Los Gran Artistas