tiistai 17. marraskuuta 2015

Running Wild


# Groupie High School # Vinny Olavi # Vincenzo Olavi # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # GHS Racing # Miia Sofia
# Groupie High School # Vinny Olavi # Vincenzo Olavi # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # GHS Racing
# Groupie High School # Vinny Olavi # Vincenzo Olavi # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # GHS Racing
All right guys, it’s been again almost half a year since I wrote last time. Personally I just got out few releases, single with Lion De La Vega called Storm Raiders but also an EP called Songs For The Perfect Weather which is my first solo release with five songs, all instruments played by myself. Also there’s an instrumental album called Vinny’s Playground – Weights Like A Sin. You can find all of these from Spotify and Youtube for example.

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# Groupie High School # Vinny Olavi # Vincenzo Olavi # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # GHS Racing # Miia Sofia
# Groupie High School # Vinny Olavi # Vincenzo Olavi # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # GHS Racing
Just got back from buying a new laptop for my music project coz’ we’re recording the drums for Nti Kaleva and Modern Day Cowboys with Mike in Myllyoja. I’ve been an ideal customer for Expert, they must me proud about selling me a new Fender Sonoran acoustic guitar and three new 65” screens for our office as well, haha.

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# Groupie High School # Vinny Olavi # Vincenzo Olavi # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # GHS Racing # Miia Sofia
# Groupie High School # Vinny Olavi # Vincenzo Olavi # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # GHS Racing
We started planning this year’s Halloween parties like a month earlier. First we got to Lion’s Mansion with Mikael and just drank a few beers and had a couple of chorizos. I played some new demos to the guys and we decided to arrange the fest again in the same place. The band of the night would be Nti Kaleva & The Mistake.

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# Miia Sofia
# Groupie High School # Vinny Olavi # Vincenzo Olavi # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # GHS Racing # Oulun Lippo # Raksilan Pesäpallostadion # Miia Sofia
A little more about that project. We’re playing some modern-style grunge-rock and the first show took place at Rauhala. A legendary place to play so we trained well and after a check we carried the stuff there on time before relaxing a moment at my place with Mike just watching hockey and making-up.

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# Groupie High School # Vinny Olavi # Vincenzo Olavi # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # GHS Racing # Miia Sofia
# Groupie High School # Vinny Olavi # Vincenzo Olavi # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # GHS Racing # Kuopion Eläinpuisto
I actually broke the electric cord during the last song but luckily that was just before the ending of that final one so no big deal! Mike grabbed the wine can and after dropping the instruments to the office, we gathered to my place to party and having some refreshing drinks. Also Lion and Mikael came by so the night went on again in Amarillo with the same crew, priceless!

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# Groupie High School # Vinny Olavi # Vincenzo Olavi # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # GHS Racing
# Groupie High School # Vinny Olavi # Vincenzo Olavi # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # GHS Racing # Miia Sofia
I’ve been starting to skateboard again. If you spend too much time at Blue Tomato Skate Shop you probably end up ordering something and so did I. Globe Est At Sea was my new deck and hopefully it’s here before next week when we pack the bags and fly to Rome.

# Groupie High School # Vinny Olavi # Vincenzo Olavi # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # GHS Racing # Miia Sofia
# Groupie High School # Vinny Olavi # Vincenzo Olavi # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # GHS Racing
# Groupie High School # Vinny Olavi # Vincenzo Olavi # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # GHS Racing # Rummers' Club # Matt Nitro
So speaking of skateboarding… when it was finally the Halloween Saturday and the rest of the band was like 30 minutes late from the soundcheck. I drove to Heinäpää and took a board, a can of beer and a cigarette and blasted The Offspring from the stereo. Nice quality time just by myself in that skatepark. After the check I helped Lion a bit just to clean up the place for the upcoming night.

# Groupie High School # Vinny Olavi # Vincenzo Olavi # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # GHS Racing
# Groupie High School # Vinny Olavi # Vincenzo Olavi # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # GHS Racing
# Groupie High School # Vinny Olavi # Vincenzo Olavi # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # GHS Racing
Miia had shopped some crazy-ass stuff for the Halloween. She wore wings, zippers on the face and the halo of an angel when I had in turn the long black bathrobe, a crown of thorns and sandals for the Bad Jesus costume. She won again the award of the best dress and the night was overwhelming. We played quite well, Aslak from Ruotomieli was also there with Rocky Horro Picture Show costume. Lion was finally too drunk to go anywhere and we were back home about 3am.

# Groupie High School # Vinny Olavi # Vincenzo Olavi # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # GHS Racing # Matt Nitro # Jay Mickey # Matt Nitro # Tiger L.A.
# Groupie High School # Vinny Olavi # Vincenzo Olavi # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # GHS Racing
# Groupie High School # Vinny Olavi # Vincenzo Olavi # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # GHS Racing # Kuopion Eläinpuisto
Hilden and Mikael had gone in to our penthouse to pick up the champagne bottle we accidentally left there earlier. Well trick or treat – they had found a lipstick from our bathroom closet and wrote “MURDER” to the front door, hahahaha. What a nice surprise for us at night!

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# Groupie High School # Vinny Olavi # Vincenzo Olavi # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # GHS Racing # Miia Sofia
# Groupie High School # Vinny Olavi # Vincenzo Olavi # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # GHS Racing
If you’ve red the news lately you probably know there’s a huge refugee issue in Europe right now. Well, without taking a stance about the happenings, I was rushing to premieres of Napapiirin Sankarit 2 at Star Movie Theater and right then the refugees decided to arrange a manifestation about the bad foor the’ve been served here. Fuck, I was close to being late but just got there right on time.

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# Groupie High School # Vinny Olavi # Vincenzo Olavi # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # GHS Racing # Miia Sofia # Lion De La Vega # Ac Oulu # Raatin Stadion
# Groupie High School # Vinny Olavi # Vincenzo Olavi # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # GHS Racing # Miia Sofia
Lion released his new single with Andy ConTio during the same day. You have to check that out and actually we’re playing Elä Joka Hetki with him on our upcoming gig on Friday in Winger.  After the premieres we packed our bags and drove to Kuopio for some relaxing weekend and shopping. Found a new yellow camo jacket. That’s all.

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# Miia Sofia
# Groupie High School # Matt Nitro
I’ve never been much in investing business at all. Well they got me hooked at the right time when I was jogging somewhere in Kaukovanio and a woman called from Op Bank. I’m now a customer-owner and they’ll send me some fuckin’ benefits and presents and so on… Awesome. I also ordered a replika of a zippo Miia had bought me earlier. That’s so precious gift to me that I had to do that coz’ the original one got lost somewhere after our show in ElosteluRock 2015.

# Groupie High School # Vinny Olavi # Vincenzo Olavi # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # GHS Racing # Jay Mickey
# Groupie High School # Vinny Olavi # Vincenzo Olavi # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # GHS Racing
# Groupie High School # Tiger L.A. # Matt Nitro # Wegster
We’ve been planning to arrange huge parties on Boxing Day later this year at Ideapark Oulu. We’d play there with GHS and so on but first we had to furnish ParkBuffet and Lila’s Deli all over again so Matias had closed the doors  for his friends, baked some pizzas and got the drinks there ready for the bees. I came straight from the GHS trainings so the work was almost done already.

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# Groupie High School # Pikne Bar # Matt Nitro # Jay Mickey # Tiger L.A.
# Groupie High School # Miia Sofia # Jay Mickey # Tiger L.A.
We also planned the future of Mikael for his novelist’s career. It’s gonna be blast and his second, historic novel seems to be perfect so far. Well the dude gave a little present which I just smoked. But yeah speking of the Huikari brothers, I brought all the guys from the office to eat in the place and having some beers. That was a perfect way to finish a rough week everyone pushing so hard.

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# Groupie High School # Tiger L.A. # Matt Nitro
# Groupie High School # Vinny Olavi # Vincenzo Olavi # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # GHS Racing # Kuopion Eläinpuisto
One of the most special nights this Fall was definitely the one we spent on Ati-Man’s boat. A night before heading to the sea we were training in the office again and the rest of Nti Kaleva & The Mistake band were trying to get me drinking as well. I stayed tough though the guys had drunk the night away with wines, beers and so on plus played the songs till 6am…

# Groupie High School # Wegster # Tiger L.A. # Matt Nitro
# Groupie High School # Matt Nitro # Miia Sofia
# Groupie High School # Vinny Olavi # Vincenzo Olavi # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # GHS Racing
Saturday whitened in Hiukkavaara for us as we trained again the acoustics with Matt and Tiger. After picking up Jay we were ready to drive to Patela and hopping in. Ati-Man’s awesome, old-time boat served well and we stopped in the Marketplace for a quick gas stop and also got Larry to join us. Lazy cruising had me thinking of buying a boat as well…

# Groupie High School # Matt Nitro # Miia Sofia # Jay Mickey
# Groupie High School # Wegster
# Groupie High School # Vinny Olavi # Vincenzo Olavi # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # GHS Racing # Miia Sofia

Later that night Roxxie came by with his wife, they were heading to Energy Arena for some metal act later that night. We were still drinking beer at my place when the show ended so they came back and the whole group packed to Snooker Time’s downstairs. After the rest of us went back home we wanted to party with Miia still so the choice was Rummer’s Club and their funky parties in the nightclub side. What a fun night just to two us.

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# Groupie High School # Vinny Olavi # Vincenzo Olavi # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # GHS Racing
# Groupie High School # Vinny Olavi # Vincenzo Olavi # Vinny's Playground # Modern Day Cowboys # GHS Racing # Miia Sofia

Here's a collection of series and movies I’ve watched recently:

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Get The Gringo (Fuckin’ great play by Mel Gibson after a looong time. He’s locked in a mexican prison and the dude tries to get his ass out co-operating with a tortured woman and her son. There’s nothing surprising here but still it’s the perfect example how they made great action movies during the good-old-days!)

The 100 (A teen drama about a colony returning back to contaminated Earth. They send a bunch of juveniles to colonize the planet but as you can guess they end up fighting together a bit as a style like in Lord Of Flies. It’s actually good entertainment.)

Koukussa (A new Finnish drama about a drug group bringing coke to Helsinki. Seems to be one of the best series made recently and is as good as Roba and that’s a lot said. Gotta say that they actually make quality series here in our country for sure)

Ex-Machina (Probably one of the best movies this year. It’s about E.T. which is been generated by a scientist living in a bunker in the middle of nowhere. A co-worker is sent there to test the artificial intelligence but things are gettin’ worse there as you can imagine. Just watch this!)

Cop Car (Kevin Bacon brings some charisma as a role for a bad cop ended up being his cop car stolen by a couple of runaway kids. The story is kinda low-speed-running but it makes this one insteresting to watch. The ending is dramatic and crowns this great movie!)

Get High (We watched this as a hangover movie after few days of partying and it was actually the best choice we could make in that situtation. Will Ferrell makes his best again and you don't have to think anything... Just eat and laugh! Ferrell plays a prince who is being charged for betrayl so he has to take some advices from a real ex-gangsta-prisoner.)

Chappie (This is here just as a reminder! I'm REALLY into action movies myself but this one is just a piece of crap. Boring and over-acted!)

It Follows (If you're up some horror shit, this is definately the right choice for you! It actually brings something same like Shining or Twin Peaks and is just that scary with that surrealistic world. The story goes like this: "Something" is following you the whole time after you've had sex with the person being followed earlier. Sorta difficult to explain I see, so watch yourself!)

The Martian (Always loved those space stories and now when they're really planning to travel Mars FINALLY, it's about Mark Wahlberg left accidentaly to Mars after Nasa's shuttle is already leaving back to Earth. So it's kind of like Robinson Crusoe - But in Mars!)

Nightcrawler (Jake Gyllenhaal plays a brave cameraman hunting sensational news-flashes in L.A. His crossing all the lines just to get a good shots from the crime-scenes and so on. And actually loved to see Rene Russo back in action. Again - one of the best 2015 so far!)

Lone Survivor (Never been that much in war movies but Lone Survivor reaches the top of that category. A group of marines are sent to Afganistan to snipe an Al-Gaida leader and everything goes wrong so the quartet are left there behind the enemy lines of hundreds terrorists. What makes this so special is also the fact that the story is real.)

Beasts Of No Nation (Again a war story but more like about those tragic fates of underage soldiers fighting in Africa. A kid witnesses his family being executed so he ends up fighting in a military group of all ages against the goverment groups. Really loved this one so if you own Netflix, go and see yourself!)

Gone Baby Gone (Hadn't seen this classic from 2009 earlier but finally I did and the atmosphere is maybe the best I've ever witnessed. Affleck's little brother is awesome, also Ed Harris and Morgan Freeman are convincing. This kinds of crime dramas are absolutely hard to make, this one was banned in Portugal and Britain because of that Madeleine accident - here it's also a girl who's being kidnapped.) 
# Groupie High School # Miia Sofia
# Groupie High School # Matt Nitro
# Groupie High School # Jay Mickey # Matt Nitro # Wegster
# Groupie High School # Matt Nitro