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I’ve had my doze of jazzy woodwind music today 🙂 Lenny Pickett, one of the founding members of the band Tower of Power and the musical director of the TV show “Saturday Night Live“, was here at my tiny little town of Uusikaupunki and played some great music with top-quality Finnish musicians (saxophonists Jouni Järvelä[…]
Yayy, testin blogging on my quite newly acquired laptop… Seems to be working great. Anyway, just to let you guys know – my music is on Apple Music! geni.us/2Cls is the link that leads you right there to check it out… Enjoy!
Yesterday I listened to about 15 minutes of great organ music in the main local Lutheran church… Man, that Marcussen organ sounded beautiful again! It’s the oldest Marcussen in Finland by the way…
Happy Midsummer Day for everybody! Or, as we say in Finnish, “hyvää juhannusta!” Here’s a song of mine to accompany your Midsummer: http://open.spotify.com/track/7E6j0ZV5C6hfXL3sk3Syc8 Enjoy!
Just listening to Grieg’s beautiful Piano Concerto in A minor on TV and rememberig what a beautiful piece it is… !!!! It has this kind of Norwegian feeling in it ???? Like in all of Grieg’s music… The melodies are so folk-like and moody like the Norwegian landscape with its beautiful mountains and valleys… Beautiful[…]
Haha, I did today my first broadcast on Periscope, the new broadcasting app owned currently by Twitter… I played some music there… That was nice… Interesting experience. An ex tempore virtual concert or something like that 🙂
So yesterday Finns voted for the new parliament… Because of unfortunate coincidences I missed my chance to cast my vote, but I’ll follow the politics of my country by other means… Let’s see what happens during the next four years in our parliament ???? …
Happy Easter for everybody!
Happy April Fools’ Day for everybody ???? Or, as we say in Finnish, “Hyvää aprillipäivää!” ????????????????????
Such sad news from France… Lots of people killed in an airplane disaster… My deepest condolences for the relatives, families and friends of those who died! Requiescat in pace. Here’s a beautiful song for th memory of the victims: http://youtu.be/NKYyiD8ypCo (Busoni’s beautiful piano transcription of the last movement of Bach’s Violin Partita in D minor – played[…]
A total solar eclipse is expected to occur today… In herr it will be only a partial eclipse and it will occur around 11 am or something like that… Let’s see what is going to happen…
Having two gigs tomorrow… Accompanying a choir… Good songs, good music… Yes!!!
This summer is going to be CRAZY for local pipe organ freaks here in Uusikaupunki, Finland… The Marcussen organ of the local main Lutheran church has it’s 150th anniversary this year (it’s the oldesr Marcussen organ in Finland!) and many prominent organists are coming here to perform on it throughout the year… Kalevi Kiviniemi, one[…]
Just read from today’s news that 3 people have been killed in a pizzeria today in the town of Laukaa, Central Finland… My deepest condolences for the families and relatives of those who died. Just wondering what’s going on in this country? It’s not that long ago when a similar attack happened in the town[…]
Now here’s one of the most neautiful songs Sweden has ever given to the world… Björn Skifs’ “Håll Mitt Hjärta” on Tidal: http://tidalhifi.com/track/153953 It is ABSOLUTELY beautiful! I really urge you all to listen to it!
My music will soon be available on Tidal (www.tidalhifi.com). It may take a while though, but I’m still happy about it! Soon the audiophiles will also be able to stream my stuff through their speakers…
Here’s one of the most beautiful Finnish folk songs ever on Spotify, performed by Rajaton and Lenni-Kalle Taipale:
Last week I was in Sallatunturi, Lapland… It was nice! I actually did cross-country skiing there for the first time in 15 years I’m so happy that I did it. At first it was a bit difficult of course, but eventually I started to somehow remember how to do it Oh, and I also[…]