sunnuntai 6. elokuuta 2017

Owls Are Howling



Relaxing here in Savo, earlier we played second time at Kuopiorock. The trip started already on Thursday when we drove here to stay overnight. Friday morning the Mustang roared again – got our asses to Kouvola Hotel Turistihovi. A blues bar Pub 23 offered cheap snacks and blues artists so dragged downstairs to have a beer and smoke a cigarette before making up and listening Anoraak’s summer electro songs. Nitro called from the road that they’d stay in a same place after all so waited them to arrive before driving back to Tv Pub. Tarmo and JP were already there to catch us so drank two Jallus and started playing. That was actually Epa’s first electric show and we immediately realized this is a well-made combo onstage. Played amazing show and watched Bad ManKeys to rock the place as well before fading with Miia back to Pub 23 for night snacks. Stole some candies from the reception and ate again like a pig.

Next morning hooked with the guys downstairs as they were having a breakfast. Matt had his ass and throat full of slits after meeting some domina after our show, hahaha. Castor hopped backseat to catch his car in front of TV Pub, and after that drove to Kelloniemi. Took a nap, ate some salad and had a beer – guys were picking me up – time to hit the backstage of Wäinö Stage. Met the crew – Eetu, Reiska, Jay, Timmy and so on. Also the guys of Block Buster were there and JVG was playing at the time. Jay wanted to walk around a bit and have a beer so chatted with some girls in a beer tent and took a stop at our merch desk before our soundcheck. We were in a hurry but roadies did their best and we started right on time – with a new intro Mika made for us in Soundmix earlier.

The gig was a fuckin’ killer. Meet some fans in front of the stage after our show and chatted some time in a beach with Miia’s friends and family but after that needed some sugar in Epa’s car. With that boost I poured my vodka to a water bottle and went on. 90’s beach party rocked like hell and during Haloo Helsinki we boosted another time in the stadion seats before fading in the night. The whole city was packed. Smoked a fattie with some gay, black metal guitarist in a back door of Henry’s Pub and walked in. He would have wanted to have sex with Smippe, at the same time Shiraz Lane was playing. Castor ordered again the table full of champagne. We were standing in a taxi queue 3:30am.

OH forgot the mention – we got married with my girl. The wedding fest started a week earlier when I got home after getting my tooth bleached in Salon Laser. I’d bought a face treatment and a massage in Eden for Miia and suddenly Mike wanted to meet me in a centrum with my fuckin’ car. I maybe realized something but kept my mouth shut and as I could guess, he told me to drive the freeway and after a booze-and-snack-picking stop in Liminka ABC, we drove all the way to Kalajoki Beach. All the guys started walking in our cabin and we got wasted. First point – a hyper hockey which rocked like hell. Scored three goals, only Pizza scored more and we won – of course!

Second stop on the beach to play some Mölökky and drinking more. After a sauna we took a cab to Dyyni and partied there till’ the last call. Bought some burgers and walked back with Larry, Matt and Jay if I can remember correctly. In the cabin we took a little fight we Hanky Man, knocked him out with an ironing board and Larry almost stabbed me with a knife. I punched him back with a sausage stick. Mike tried to light the fireplace but failed so the house was full of black smoke. Nobody died and Hanky ripped us up in the early morning for some beer and barbeque steaks outside. The sun was shining and we headed to the beach after everyone was up. Took a little swim and played a beach football match, which we did lose with a one fuckin’ goal. Surffari was packed but we sat there for a while drinking and having fun and walked all the way back. Guys had me a mission – to write a song for Miia in 15 minutes. Honeybird was the name of it and I hope she liked that. Walked to Stage Bar and they had a final one for me – a fuckin’ ticket to J. Karjalainen’s gig. What an awesome night! After a gig we fought with Larry again pretty bad and I got a black eye but that happens!

Next Friday after a gym training I checked in to Lapland Hotel, took a nap and picked Nitro from the front of White Castle. Chatted with Miia’s family and drove to Hiukka for our equipment. Drove him to Winger and picked Miika up instead. Restaurant Nallikari had already decorated the place and we loaded the stuff in and got to a hotel room right before midnight. After a good-night-sleep, ate some breakfast and met Jonna in a lobby. What a morning, Sammy & Katri came in and I had to take a short visit to home as well. Got the pictures on the beach cliffs and after a little catastrophe the ceremony launched just few minutes late. Specifically Miia had to take a ride back home because we had forgotten the competence certification home. Miika dealed a boomblaster for Top Gun Anthem as a walk-in music and Formula 1 podium song as the just-married-song.

The cocktail-party took a place inside because it was so god damn windy. Mike and Miika took a speech, Matt after them and I had to sing a song Honeybird for Miia. Then we played Heaven and Meripihkahuone with the boys and they carried the foods in. Luckily Lion and Hanky got their relationship fixed and everyone was having fun! Larry Peninsula played two sets of country songs and Andy after him some Oasis covers. The rest of the night we spent on the dancefloor and drove with a bunch of cabs to Amarillo. Then after a visit to our favourite Subway, we got back to our suite. Early in the morning Miia woke me up. She had a fuckin’ foot-cramp after all the walking and standing with the new pair of shoes earlier. We skipped the breakfast and visit Herkku Valkea instead. Bought some cheeses and candies and watched Formula One before sauna and sunbathing on our balcony.

A week after that we played at Keltainen Aitta. The day started with a run to Iinatti and back. Started drinking beer in my bed and watching Hung from HBO. Just the same than I did a couple of days earlier when we played in a football stadion’s VIP area – when the place had to be emptied because of a bomb thread. Hung is a good one, about a basketball coach with a hung cock who starts to work as a man whore. My kinda comedy. Yeah well again Epa picked me up and we loaded the equipment onstage and started playing. The show in the sunshine is always nice to play and sat there on the terrace few hours before Amarillo again. I ate a cardboard menu and had the pirate bartender a little mad but Epa brought again a plate of champagne and we got fuckin’ shitfaced. A day before that I had arranged Miia’s birthday – went to Adventure Park Huikia, then to ParkBuffet and finally Baby Driver at Finnkino. Gotta say that Baby Driver could have been a classic if they’d dropped the Hollywood Love Story from the end. Awesome soundtrack, Jamie Foxx and Spacey were at their best!

Speaking of adventure, I walked in to a parachute course. Skydiving has been my dream since childhood and finally I did that in Skydive Oulu. The course basically was like two days of training and then a jump! Only thing that did hurt a bit was my ankle because I’d injured that earlier in a soccer match in Maikkula. On another Friday we hopped on our Intruder and drove all the way to Alahärmä PowerPark. The place we stayed overnight – The Lazy Castle – was maybe the best I’ve been ever. A nice mansion with a super nice old married couple as hosts. PowerPark rocked – eventhough Miia had no courage for all the amusements but in Devil’s Mine Hotel we visited three times – I scored 101 so BITE THAT! Next morning woke up early and headed to Kalajoki, but it was raining so didn’t spend that night there but intruded Oulu instead.

 We spent Midsummer at Soundmix but on Thursday I drove my bike to Kuivasjärvi and ate pizzas with the office crew, drank a few beers and took a new route to Syöte. We just chilled’, played discgolf at Pikkusyöte, shot with our guns, went fishing, grilled and rode with fatbikes around the park. What a perfect Midsummer! Also arranged photo shoots in a skate park with my inlines, after that had to drink some beer in the only bar open next to main slope.

My dear grandpa did past away. One of the saddest moment of my life took place in a church of Oulujoki. Rest in peace. Right after that we had to hop on Mustang and drive to Hämeenlinna. Listened Sopranos soundtrack and parked our car somewhere like 5km from the park where Guns N’ Roses played. Drank a black rum bottle as we walked to meet the rest of the band with Jace and Miia. Good times, Michael rocked, Darkness was awesome to see. After that I can’t really remember anything because we emptied a rum tent with JJ and just screamed & raved the rest of the GNR gig. Obviously it was good! Walked back with Jace, stopped at a hot dog tent and a pizzeria though. Then we took Mazda and went to search Miia because her battery was empty. Didn’t find her but she did woke us up when got back to the cars. Next morning we took a little drive in the centrum and started to drive back. Jace had his knee on scratches because we had run through the VIP area trying to climb over the fences to backstage area.

Ate with the band in Suola-Aitta and played our new ones. It was already 9pm as we decided to drive to Kuopio with Miia so hopped on Intruder and next morning we were shopping new phones from Power. Bought Samsung Galaxy S8, the wider one. After that we had a few beers at a marketplace of Kuopio with Gary. Next morning jogged over Puijo, Niuvaniemi and all the way back to Kelloniemi. Had to get back home and it was raining like hell. No opportunities but drive to the photoshoots in Sticky Wingers. Miia god a flu but the new pictures rocked so basically no harm done! Myself went to Voimala for a meeting with a personal trainer. 

So now – after Mikkeli Housing Fair and a fuckin’ nice Kimmo Timonen Roast, it’s time to set up for the new week… Here’s the recommendings for the rest of the summer:

Westworld (A TV version of a movie about a world where robots are controlled in a western-like village, woken up every single day to live their life all over again, while rich tourists just come to town and buy their tickets to for example kill the characters in a gunfight. Suddenly the bots start to remember things from their past.)

Okkupert (Jo Nesby’s story about Russians invading Norway for their oil in a near future. It’s political and intensive action drama but not exactly that good it’s been praised. They’ve made better Norwegian series recently but suom. Miehitetty is also a worth of watching if you like Scandinavian action!)

Citizen X (Russian mass murderer is being chased by a wise coroner and his boss played by Donald Sutherland. Because it isn’t a usual Hollywood bullshit, that’s a reason to stay so intensive in a story. Well written and well-acted. Also this is a true story.)

Henrik Holappa’s Debut Novel (Bought this from Mikkeli, immediately loved the open story of a guy of my age born in Oulu, been forever in a Nazi organization and even a founder of the “firm” in Finland. Now he’s a greener and tells his story from the beginning without any excuses in it.)

Generation Kill (HBO’s most expensive war drama is loved by critics and don’t get me wrong – it’s great but it’s even TOO SLOW, though I usually love this element. Tells a story about British soldiers taking the first steps in Irak right before the war. A Rolling Stone reporter joins them and tells the story to a crowd. The dialogue is the thing here, but it’s not interesting enough to get you on a hook.)

Stand By Me (Haven’t seen this before – strange? I’m a huge River Phoenix fan and saw this one finally. If you don’t know what’s it about, four boys head to 30km walk to see a dead body down a forest. It’s an adventure but also a growing story and about the different relationships between the boys. Perfect for the hangover days!)

Dimension 404 (What a nice comedy-future-adventure. Like in Black Mirror, the every episode is an own story – but it’s made with a smile on a face. Lots of sci-fi elements in it, this one even reminds me from Back To The Future and about old Russian sci-fi-time-novels.)

The American (George Clooney plays a former killer who tries to escape his past to Italy. As you can guess, the bad-asses come after him. Cliché? Maybe, but the story is nicely hold and it’s more about the conversations and little things. Worth of watching.)

Notaker (A cool electro artist to boost your gym sessions! Perfect for that… It’s packed with bad-ass bass like American DJ’s usually do. Infinite and Shimmer singles are good examples of the power he can deliver!)
 

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