sunnuntai 23. joulukuuta 2007

May you have a peaceful Christmas time and a blessful year 2008 !

Nyt soi: Blind Guardian - Precious Jerusalem
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perjantai 21. joulukuuta 2007


Some celebrities have made a statement to the Mayor of Helsinki that the city should have a statue of Lenin. This is no joke, there are leftist actors, Paperworker´s Union leader, professors, musicians and people from different fields of art and theatre behind this petition. Mostly those who have been left-activists in the sixties and seventies. They are saying that Lenin is important man in our history, whatever wrongs he has done. Lenin was visiting Helsinki and Finland in the start of the 1900.

This is sheer madness to me, I cannot understand this at all and strongly disagree. The man is behind at least tens of thousands deaths and just when all the former Communist countries have been ashamed of this lunatic, some idiotic Finns bring this kind of idea in the public. Why not build a statue to Idi Amin or Saddam Hussein? They are important historical figures too. Have these people really thought this through???

For all of us to remember here´s one example what this "helper of the poor" have said in his letter to Bolsheviks of Penza in 11.8.1918:

The rebellion of kulaks (peasants, landowners) must be destroyed immediately and ruthlessly. The Example must be made. Hang at least 100 kulaks, rich people, bloodsuckers in front of the everybody. Publish their names. Confiscate their belongings and properties and crops. Name hostages, get real tough people...

More can be easily found, this is just one example of his Communism. It is laughable and historically incorrect to say that it was Stalin who was the dictator and Lenin just a minor player in the tragic human experiment called Communism.

Now playing: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Loom of the Land
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sunnuntai 16. joulukuuta 2007


Cabin crew in the airplanes says "boarding complete" when all the passengers are seated and inside the plane. That announcement is a take off message to the cockpit. The pilots can start take off preparations.

Our moving is complete too. All the furniture and stuff are now in our Tapiola home. Still in bags and boxes, but all is there. 3rd floor without a lift was a challenge fo us, but we made it, thanks to Kimmo, Maria, Markku, Jaana, Jarkko and Marita. The first night was not a good one (little restless sleep), because the "drive" was still on, my body and mind were still moving.

Next day will include a lot of organising. But there is no hurry in that, our boarding is complete.

Pink Floyd: High hopes

keskiviikko 12. joulukuuta 2007

Boxes, steps, enjoyment and muscles...

Well, the things have started to move. We got keys to our new home Monday and in the same day we visited there. It was already dark because the sun sets at 16 here and there's no snow to light all neighbourhood. But the place was very nice still.

Monday evening we attended FC Honka Gala Night which was very enjoyable. We got the invitation from the marketing director, who is my friend. Great ending for this season and the anticipation for the next is growing rapidly.

Last two days have been filled with box-carrying, car-driving, steps-climbing and muscle-stretching. It's very rewarding to see how our home slowly changes place. The new home soon has more stuff than our current home. But in our minds the home is still there where our heart still is. And that's the old place. I guess the first night will start to change it.

Tomorrow's a workday but Friday is our official moving day. And Saturday comes the large furniture.

Our lives are in the boxes, I should say as a cliche. But that sounds stupid. Now when sitting alone in the darkness, blogging you with new Nokia weaponry, in our new terrace in the 3rd floor, everything feels like... All right... Watching the pines in calmness... I think I'm actually quite happy.

Depeche Mode: Enjoy the silence

sunnuntai 9. joulukuuta 2007

MUSE: Sing for absolution (ANALYSIS)

Many times we listen to music through the melodies. For me the melody of the song is very important, even vital. The melody must be "good" (whatever that means), that I can rate a song to a "good song".

But we must not ignore lyrics either. In my Finnish blog I used to analyze some songs and what their lyrics represent. Or I just took the words as poems. Maybe my thought were very different from the writer´s viewpoint, but I think I have the right to think like that.

Here comes the first analysis in the Lighthouse. It is about a song called SING FOR ABSOLUTION. It is written by Matthew Bellamy, a genious mind behind the British band called MUSE. This song has a sad melody and feeling overall, and it´s piano parts are something that I call "haunting". That´s my definition of a melody that´s so beautiful that it makes you swallow, almost put tears in your eyes and touches you. These happen not so often to me.

Here´s the lyrics:

Lips are turning blue
A kiss that can't renew
I only dream of you
My beautiful

Tiptoe to your room
A starlight in the gloom
I only dream of you
And you never knew

Sing for absolution
I will be singing
And falling from your grace

There's nowhere left to hide
In no one to confide
The truth burns deep inside
And will never die

Lips are turning blue
A kiss that can't renew
I only dream of you
My beautiful

Sing for absolution
I will be singing
And falling from your grace

Our wrongs
Remain unrectified
And our souls
Won't be exhumed

I think this song is a song about a man who has betrayed his wife and is standing at the bedroom door with these thoughts on his head. Lips are turning blue, because there hasn´t been any connection between them for some time. Still there´s some hope left and man thinks he has killed that hope with his doings. He thinks that he must tell his wife, he cannot hide it anymore. He still loves her, but he knows he had done a terrible thing. He is crying, singing, shouting inside his head for absolution, forgiveness, because the truth burns inside of him and will cease if it remains a secret. But in the end their wrongs remain unrectified, does this means that he has given up all hope of their future?

OR how does this change if Matthew meant that the betrayer is a woman! Really changes the picture in your head, does it?

OR what if the betrayer is sleeping and his/her spouse has found this out and is struggling to get it out of his/her chest? Maybe after this song there´s a big argueing coming up. Maybe these are the final seconds before other one wakes up.

Something serious has happened and will happen after these words.

What do you think?

Here´s the official beautiful video from Youtube. Find the haunting melodies!

Discovered great new blog!

Juha Kinanen, the Course Secretary in Christian Association for Boys and Girls in Finland – PTK is keeping an interesting blog. For example, you can read his stories from Japan trip.

Click yourself here:

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perjantai 7. joulukuuta 2007


Today I set up a new blog. It´s called Musaripari: Confirmation school with musical influences by Olari parish. That´s one part of my work in the next 7-8 months. It is in Finnish language only.

Just one week left in our old home. Our Niittykumpu place is filled with boxes and we have no desire to clean anything anymore. When our life is in the new home, then it´s time to leave a clean home to the next tenants.

Northern Tapiola, we´re coming...

Now playing: Essexx: Caroline
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lauantai 1. joulukuuta 2007

New video

A time to return to the land of German language poprockmetalgothicsynth etc. music. This time the band is called Mantus. They made only one album and are nowadays called Sepia

This video is just a music and one picture. And that´s a fan-made-video.


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