Music meme

Sep. 7th, 2010 10:14 pm
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1) If you'd like to play along, reply to this post and I'll assign you a letter.
2) You then list (and upload, if you feel like it) 5 (or 6 or 7) songs that start with that letter (feel free to explain why you chose the songs).
3) Then, as I'm doing here, you'll post the list to your journal with the instructions.

I got S from [ profile] vierran45.

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Music for the day. Yesterday me & my mother went to see an opera at the movie theatre. They've been showing 'The Met: Live in HD' operas for two(?) years now, but this was the first time I actually went to see one. (I've seen only one "real" opera at Tampere Hall years ago. And the one time I went to the National Opera in Helsinki, it was to see a ballet, not an opera. But I do like watching operas on tv.) Yesterday's opera was Hamlet by Ambroise Thomas. Beautiful music, wonderful voices and fine acting, if you ask me. (Not that I know anything about opera...)

Hamlet - Simon Keenlyside
Ophelia - Marlis Petersen
Gertrude - Jennifer Larmore
Laertes - Toby Spence
Claudius - James Morris

Here you can see Natalie Dessay (Ophelia) and Simon Keenlyside (Hamlet) in 2003/2004. Natalie Dessay was supposed to sing also in the Met's production, but she had to withdraw due to illness and Marlis Petersen replaced her.

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Culture Vulture: The MET at the Mall
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Permanent collection.
After the natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina and the man-made horror of the explosion at the vampire summit, Sookie Stackhouse is safe but dazed, yearning for things to get back to normal. But her boyfriend, Quinn, is among the missing. And things are changing, whether the Weres and vamps in her corner of Louisiana like it or not. In the ensuing battles, Sookie faces danger, death...and, once more, betrayal by someone she loves. And when the fur has finished flying and the cold blood has ceased flowing, her world will be forever altered...

Once again Sookie finds herself in the middle of vampire (and Were) politics and power struggles. I thought it was a good thing the plot didn't focus just on finding Quinn - Sookie was worried about him, yes, but the book took place in Bon Temps and Sookie didn't have to travel anywhere. (Well, for the most part.) It was interesting to find out more about Sookie's new relatives, but on the other hand... Is everybody in Bon Temps some sort of supernatural creature soon? I hope not.
In this book a certain someone recovers from his amnesia. It will be interesting to see what happens next.

No proper journal entries for these (yet)...
60. David Stuart Davies: Bending the Willow: Jeremy Brett As Sherlock Holmes (bookring)

61. Stephenie Meyer: Twilight

62. Iain Banks: The Bridge

Is that all? 62?

Oh well, this year a lot of my free time has gone into watching music videos on Youtube and reading band interviews and fan forum discussions. ;-) And I think I've seen more gigs this year than in the previous two years combined! (Although that doesn't take much...) The last gig of the year I saw was Amorphis here in Tampere on the 18th of this month.
Here we go... Skyforger
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Music for the day. Metsatöll and Eesti rahvusmeeskoor performing Oma laulu ei leia ma üles

I think this is the original Oma laulu ei leia ma üles:
(Or the song might be older than that... but I don't know.)

Metsatöll pic - Dante's Highlight in Helsinki 17.12.2009 )
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Oulu All Star Big Band feat. J. Ahola performing Deep Purple's Burn.

And the original:

Also... Manowar? Jazz waltz?
Easy Livin':
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I was reading Turisas' mobile blog entries and came across this video. One would think that the band's dressing room would be close to the stage... But no, at least not this time. It's a good thing they have all those arrows on the walls there, otherwise the band would probably have to stop and ask for directions like these poor fellows: :-D
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Last night Nightwish performed the last show of their 2-year-long Dark Passion Play tour. I was there. Hartwall Areena was sold out (11 000 - 12 000 people), and the band had an excellent show with special guests Troy Donockley and Pekka Kuusisto. Just before singing The Islander Marco asked us to light our cell phones (or, you know, actual lighters), and then the whole arena was an amazing sea of lights - or like a sky full of stars. They continued with Walking in the Air and... wow! It was really beautiful.
Here's a short clip of the song and the lights:

A short clip of the lights (The Islander):

Setlist: Finlandia with Troy, 7 Days to the Wolves, Ever Dream, Wishmaster, Romanticide, Amaranth, The Siren with Pekka, While Your Lips Are Still Red w/Pekka, The Poet and the Pendulum, TPatP part 2, Nemo, Sahara, Dark Chest of Wonders, The Islander, Walking in the Air w/Troy, Last of the Wilds w/Troy, Meadows of Heaven w/Troy, Ghost Love Score, Marco & Anette + waves, Wish I Had an Angel + pyros, outro (The Heart Asks Pleasure First).


Oh, and Apocalyptica played there too. (Actually, that's why I decided to buy a ticket to this concert in the first place.)
This time their guest vocalist was Stam1na's Antti "Hyrde" Hyyrynen.
I'm Not Jesus:
I Don't Care:
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Kiusaanpa teitä taas YouTuben musiikkivideolla, kun en ole mitään saanut luettua.
Tässä CCR:ää Children of Bodomin kohtapuoliin julkaistavalta cover-levyltä Skeletons in the Closet. (Tai on tämä kappale jo jonkin levyn/sinkun bonusraitanakin julkaistu aiemmin.)

Kas kun eivät tehneet promovideota Britney-coveristaan: :-D

Edit. Enpä sitten tajunnut heti, että ovat "coveroineet" videonkin.
Tässä CCR:n video:
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Last weekend I spent my Sunday at Ankkarock in Vantaa. It was a long day... I got up at seven in the morning (the bus left quite early) and returned home around 2 a.m. In addition to the bands I went there to see, I ended up watching Pintandwefall's gig in its entirety (those girls were energetic and funny!), the tail-end of Apulanta's set and also Volbeat's gig (they were a bit boring, imo). Oh, and Testament's gig was shown also on Korsolava stage's screens, so I saw parts of their show, too. (Lots of pit action going on in there. Yikes!)

The three I actually wanted to see:

Amorphis )

Turisas )

Sonata Arctica )


Jul. 29th, 2009 01:47 am
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YouTuben syövereissä taas kerran. Nyt onnistuin jotenkin päätymään Negativen Sinä ja minä -coveriin, mistä sitten tietysti siihen ihan aitoon asiaan. Eipä ole iäisyyksiin näitä tullut kuunneltua. Näköjään mukana pystyy laulamaan edelleen ihan sujuvasti. :-D Näinköhän sitä pitää tädin vielä mennä kauppaan ostamaan Nimeni on Dingo -cd, kun muinaista c-kasettia ei tietenkään missään enää ole... Eikä ole kyllä sen puoleen kasettisoitintakaan.

Laitetaas tähän nyt sitten vielä vaikka Nahkatakkinen tyttö:
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I've been meaning to post this for a month now... Better late than never, eh?
In the beginning of June I was at the Sauna Open Air metal festival. Why? Because my favourite cello rockers were playing there on Friday [BTW, if anyone is interested, Apocalyptica's recent gig at Ilosaarirock is available at Yle Areena for 30 days:] and on Sunday I wanted to see Nightwish and Stratovarius. This year's Sauna wasn't very sauna-like. It was quite cold on Friday (+7°C, cloudy, occasional showers), but it wasn't too bad - it was just a matter of dressing according to weather. Still, I was glad it was warmer on Sunday (+16°C and sunny). On Friday I was there with a colleague of mine, and on Sunday I went just by myself. Saturday was the festival's biggest day (10 000 visitors) because Mötley Crüe was headlining then, but I wasn't there - I was at the Finnish bookcrossers' summer meet-up in Nauvo.

Some pictures and a bunch of MySpace and YouTube links (clips of varying quality) under the cut.

Friday, 5.6.2009 )

Sunday, 7.6.2009 )

Next stop: Ankkarock in August.
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Maybe it is the weather (warm and sunny) or thinking about summer festivals or something, but for some reason I had this sudden urge to listen to some Ultra Bra today. And now I have four songs (or choruses) on repeat in my head. [Earworm infection warning. Click 'play' at your own risk.]

Älä soita tänne enää koskaan:


Sinä lähdit pois:

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Apocalyptica feat. Tony Kakko: I Don't Care
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Nightwish & Troy Donockley: Finlandia


May. 15th, 2009 12:21 am
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Hey, it's Eurovision time again!
This year my favourites are:

Bosnia & Herzegovina



And I just realized I won't be able to watch the show "live" on Saturday, because I'm going to be at the Jean Michel Jarre concert in Helsinki. Oh well, I'll watch it later then... ;-)
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"Listen to Britain's Got Talent sensation Susan Boyle's performance of Cry Me A River, recorded for a charity CD in 1999, here."

"Susan, 48, of Blackburn, West Lothian, has gone from obscurity to worldwide fame in less than a week after her amazing Britain’s Got Talent debut. So far, her performance of I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserables has attracted more than 16 MILLION hits on YouTube. And yesterday, she was doing the rounds of America’s top morning TV chat shows."

Everyone's probably seen this by now...
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One song. One take. One cab.

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Oct. 29th, 2008 09:10 pm
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