Monthly Archives: marraskuu 2014

Project week

Last week we had a project week in school. That means that there was a band called Now vs Now giving work shops and we would play some of their songs as well. Three days of intensive practising that is. It was quite a lot of work but I enjoyed it. Sometimes these intensive courses can be the best there can be! It reminded me of a course few years ago in JAO conservatory when we spent a week in Lapland to play some world music. It is always inspiring to see some really great musicians to do their thing and to absorb some of their passion.

Now vs Now

Now vs Now

 

If you want to see what our band did you can see the live video from here: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/55538547

November arived here too though. It's not as depressive as in Finland but still.

November arrived here too.

 

October’s storm (that’s a great song from The Reign Of Kindo btw)

The past month has been about computer melt downs (it has happened three times now), finnish visitors, going to see some gigs and making friends. So even though my hardrive died and I lost some of my thesis with it, I think the over all feeling of this month was very good. But I do not want to hear any ”good” advices on how you should always save your thesis in multiple locations. You don’t think I don’t know that? I cannot really explain why I stopped doing that when I got here.. I blame the cheese. But the good thing is I was able to make up some of the work I lost last weekend, so I’m almost done with it! Hallelujah!

So my sister and my brother in law came to visit me a few weeks ago and during the autumn vacation my brother was here. We did some travelling inside the Netherlands and also went to see Cologne. Thanks for coming! It was great to have you.

"Pretend you're sitting down." That worked well..

”Pretend you’re sitting down.” That worked well..

The canals of Amsterdam

The canals of Amsterdam

 

 

With Vesa we saw the Dom in Cologne. It was pretty amazing…

 

The Dom

 

We also went to Haarlem to see the Corrie Ten Boom museum. It was quite moving. That one I would recommend to anyone visiting Holland. If you don’t know the story, watch the movie! You can see it from youtube. To me that’s a movie I cannot watch without tears from the beginning to the end.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhVC9q_ZlDs&list=PLC7CC4037867A4B1B

 

There is no greater way to end October than to go see Snarky Puppy live! We did that with some guys from Artez last thursday. What a sweet band!

Me and Michael League

Me and Michael League

 

The things I really enjoy right now are the weekly jam sessions and lunch concerts on wednesdays. Live music is the best!

Sometimes when practicing with a mirror you get scared of yourself entering the room... (??)

Sometimes when practicing with a mirror you get scared of yourself entering the room… (??)

 

Sarppa kuittaa!! Terkut Suomeen! On mulla välillä ikävä!