2018 was a record year for me listening to music. It’s always fun to see what Spotify & LastFM have to say about your listening habits. To be fair there were not many surprises but I like looking at the stats.Continue reading 2018 – My Year in Music: Listening
2018 was quite a good year for me. A festival, quite a few gigs and a couple of discoveries that will stay with me forever.
It was also a record year for Scrobbling and perhaps no surprise that one of my discoveries tops my play charts by quite a long shot. Below are some of the highlights.Continue reading 2018 – My Year in Music: Gigs
Initially as we celebrated Mother’s Day here in Finland I was of course thinking about my mother and all the other mothers in the world.
During the soundtrack of my life on Spotify as I #gotwood, my thoughts moved on to one of the hottest new mothers, Floor Jansen.
So “devastating” was my musical journey in 2017 that I can at least take some solace in my listening during the year.
In post #2 of this two part series here are some snaps and the highlights of the Talvi Festivaali that took place in Kuopio and Joensuu in February 2017.
Almost 2 years ago to the day Danko Jones were promoting their latest album, Fire Music, on a boat cruising between Finland and Estonia. This time around another new album, Wild Cat and a new mini-festival with even more suitable stable mates – Backyard Babies and Hardcore Superstar.
February 2017 saw Danko Jones play 2 gigs in, the middle of nowhere, Finland. As part of the the #talvifestivaali, in Kuopio and Joensuu, Danko Jones & co headlined a 5 band event over 2 nights and we were there to see it all *.
As Wildcat is released today, what better time to reminisce on a great couple of days while listening to a the great new album by Danko Jones. You can get Wild Cat here!!
Picking a top 3 for live performances is perhaps harder than previous years since I have been spoiled for choice in the past. 2016 has been quite ropy and maybe my expectations have been too high for some of the acts.
In what has been a somewhat eclectic year for me for music selecting my top 3 albums should not be too hard. Since Last FM really fucked up their service last year though, I cannot show what my most played tracks or albums are.
However, my top LPs are mostly by female-fronted bands and my tastes don’t appear to have wavered much since last year.
I wrote back in July bemoaning the music scene in Finland in 2016. I found few gigs of any worth to go to and although there have been some great individual gigs, there really hasn’t been too much to write about – thus the relative inactivity of the blog this year. Are things about to take a turn for the better in 2017?