skiFFie: give a clue; an indication of direction

skiFFie is a good Scots word that would try to sum up what the site is about while keeping a Scottish identity.


This blog is my own and is a random collection of things I find interesting or worth commenting on. My passions are music, football, my dog and drink ๐Ÿ™‚

I try to blog once a week here, depending on how active my music life is. I expect 2019 to be fantastic with a few gigs already in the calendar.

Other Blogs:

A few years back I lost 20 KGS through better eating. You can read about my weight loss journey here.

Related to my day job I created a site about analytics & marketing stuff called Red Lenses.

Schemie Hoors (it’s a football site: a tribute to The Tartan Special One).

Finland Sux was a feed site for all things Finnish.

Unfortunately, due to new EU legislation, I cannot continue with Finland Sux or Schemie Hoors as they were essentially automated site crawlers but the sites remain for historical purposes.


I am a Scotsman living in Finland โ€“ expatriated in 1999. I have 3 beautiful kids and a beautiful wife. In my spare time, when I am not with the kids, I like to play salibandy, pool and play around with technology.

Work ( the day job ) :

As of May 2018, I work for Posti as a web analyst.

On the web:


Musical Tastes Over Time – The Formative Years

As I approach my 50th birthday I thought it would be a good time to take a retrospective look at my musical tastes through my lifetime.

As I get to know my teammates at work too it’s been interesting to see what trends they have noticed. Of course, my real friends perspective is fascinating too though I have been part of these trends for years & in most cases our tastes have been very similar to begin with.

So let’s start at the beginning or at least the prequel to my main musical preferences – the 1980s.

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