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Happy Midsummer! Hyvää juhannusta! Trevlig midsommar! Frohe Mittsommer!

English: A midsommer bonfire in Seurasaari, He...

English: A midsommer bonfire in Seurasaari, Helsinki, Finland Suomi: Juhannuskokko Helsingin Seurasaaressa (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Happy Midsummer! Hyvää juhannusta! Trevlig midsommar! Frohe Mittsommer!

It is already the brightest day of the year. Which means the sun sets at 00.18 and rises at 02.21. And if you go 100 kilometres north from here, the sun doesn’t set at all. And six months ago, the bright part of the day was only four hours long. How extreme the seasons in Northern Finland are…

Anyway, yesterday we got the first look at the first Eternal Tears of Sorrow music video ever. After dreaming of having one for ages, it was weird and breathtaking to finally see it on the screen. The Mutant Koala people are really amazing in what they do, no doubt about that.

English: Midsummer festival bonfire closeup (M...

English: Midsummer festival bonfire closeup (Mäntsälä, Finland) Suomi: Lähikuva juhannuskokosta Mäntsälässä (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Timetables, timetables, schedules. The past 12 months has been full of them and many of them had to be postponed or even cancelled. We were supposed to have some gigs during the past 6 months but there just was a lot of bad luck (and some good luck, too, though) and well, I’m not going to talk about why a foreign festival abroad and a tour in Asia got cancelled. I don’t want to complain or anything. Let’s just say the music business has always been a bit crooked and it will always stay that way. But eventually, you can live with it.

The timetable with the EToS stuff is .. Well, the video and the single should be out by the end of summer. And the album will by out by the end of this year, or early next year. And it’s a bit sad we cannot show you the video yet or let you hear our new stuff. But as I already wrote: timetables, timetables, schedules. And in this case, the timetables are not up to us. But we’ll let you know when something happens!

Anyway, my short summer holiday starts today and my actual 4-week summer holiday is a couple of months ahead. Mid-August must be the latest time I’ve ever started my summer holiday.

Off to the countryside now, so keep your life vests on if you’re going somewhere on a boat! 🙂

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Posted by on 21.6.2012 in In English, Music

 

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Holiday, Vacation, Loma, Semester And So On…

People at a Vappu picnic in Kaivopuisto, Helsi...

People at a Vappu picnic in Kaivopuisto, Helsinki, on 1 May 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It looks like the first third of 2012 is almost over and the Finnish Vappu (i.e. Walpurgis Night) is just around the corner. Well, we Finns don’t have bonfires on Vappu but on Easter and on Midsummer. Finnish Vappu is something different. Students get drunk (as always), people make sima and Vappu doughnuts (basically, doughnuts covered in sugar and without the hole in the middle). And I still don’t have any definitive plans for Vappu. But that’s good, that’s the way I like it.

The year has been quite nice so far, actually. I’ve made some mistakes (as usually) and some things I’m really proud of, alone or with other people. One of the things that has made this year fine is a slight change in my attitude. Why should I worry about things if things are not so bad, after all? Seize the day (if possible) and enjoy the moment, that’s a good motto. I don’t have to worry about the past because it’s already done. I don’t have to worry about the future because it cannot be foreseen.

In short, it’s been a nice year so far. Looking forward to the summer!

Anyway, it’s time to get prepared. Tomorrow we’re going to shoot our first official music video ever. Still need to do some music editing with the songs with my Wavelab. And I also need new clothes. Nice.

 
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Posted by on 27.4.2012 in In English, Life

 

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