One Night In Finland. Or Is Europe Obsessed with Latin America?

During my stay in pre-COVID Finland in Feburary I participated in far to many nights of cycle-based pub crawling for a man of my vintage. One night we checked out a local pub called Ravintola House (Restaurant House?) a minutes from our place Pateniemi. We arrived early for a midnight performance of Kulmakunnan Kutkuttajat. As … Continue reading One Night In Finland. Or Is Europe Obsessed with Latin America?

Two Songs From Each of My Favourite Albums of All Time, Part One

The late 2010s are an interesting time for music. Streaming services have effectively commoditized music, all of the world's music is available to everyone at any time, for next to nothing. Meanwhile, The Internet is effectively killing pop culture --- at least in the sense of a common experience shared across an entire generation. There … Continue reading Two Songs From Each of My Favourite Albums of All Time, Part One

Brass & Bass, Strava, FFVPN – The greatest things of all time… This Week…

B-Complex - Beautiful Lies (Riot Jazz Brass Band Cover) Yeah, yeah, I know jazz band covers are one of those things that high school band nerds get all obsessed with, but whatever! Riot Jazz Brass Band's cover of this Drum & Bass track is a real earworm (I'm calling this Brass & Bass). https://soundcloud.com/davejecker/riot-jazz-brass-band-beautiful-lies-prod-by-b-complex I've … Continue reading Brass & Bass, Strava, FFVPN – The greatest things of all time… This Week…

Must Listen – Background music for coding

A Spotify user has been maintaining an incredible 3600+ song playlist of great background music for coding. Mainly free of vocals, electronic heavy, lots of sound tracks. Whenever I am having trouble finding music to help me focus, I load up this mega-playlist, hit next on random until I find something I like. https://open.spotify.com/user/1199997039/playlist/7tBW2R4dFx509AHxQ85md2