A modern rite of passage

Today's tune is Guns N' Roses Paradise City. This was the theme of the day for Mr. 12's recent birthday celebrations. First, a note of explanation. It was not his actual birthday: that day is still in our future! This was the party for friends. School holidays are already well underway when the actual day... Continue Reading →

Yet another blog…

My blogging career has taken an interesting turn. The time has come for me to transfer my allegiances from the Taswegian's life to the Taswegian's need to earn cold hard cash (and pay some bills at the end of the month). I have to say a very big thank you to one of my biggest... Continue Reading →

Carpet washing by hand (aka cheap workout)

Today I went down to the sea to wash Mr. 12's carpet. The link between action and music today is very tentative. Nick Cave & Kylie Minogue dueting Where the wild roses grow. Mr. 12 is at camp school this week. The Engineer is on another continent more that a few time zones away. This... Continue Reading →

Restaurant Day / Ravintola Päivä

All of my worlds have crashed together today. So I present one of my favourite Finnish bands The Crash singing Pony Ride. Sadly they are no longer together, fortunately for you, there is a wonderful collection on YouTube. Check them out. The front man (Teemu Brunila) is one of Finland's prominent writer-composers, his name pops... Continue Reading →

My new best friend

Feeling chatty? Here is Stevie Nicks doing Talk to me. Love the hair, love the dress. Hmm, those were the days 🙂 Today was Talkoot* day. The day when all the civic-minded residents of our apartment block work in the yard and do a little spring cleaning. In autumn we get to do it all... Continue Reading →

Pink Floyd for Mother’s Day

Pink Floyd   It's not what you think it is 🙂 Because I live in GMT +2 and she lives in GMT +9. Because she live at 40 degrees south and I live at 60 degrees north. Because here it is spring and there it is autumn. Because she's my mum. ♥

Thank you… 13 years later

Today's music is proudly sung by Stockholm's Gay Choir and What shall we do with a drunken sailor? I had occasion to sing this last Saturday night, along with 150 ship building professional and partners. The occasion was the 65th anniversary of LRK (Laivanrakentajain kerho) or Shipbuilders club. These men and women have all studied... Continue Reading →

Potato cooking… again!

My iPod is always on shuffle and these last couple of weeks I've been getting plenty of 80's tunes popping up. Mr. 12 hates it because I am much more likely to start singing (or wailing!). Anyway, Monday was Mayday Eve and while I was preparing potato salad, this came along. Talking Heads on that... Continue Reading →

My hairdresser (s) and I

Today I present Chisu and Baden Baden. Extremely catching song! I was sitting in Ts chair today, a helpless victim under a black shroud listening to this waft over me and started to think about all the people who have 'done' my hair over the years... Mum is the first, responsible for not just those... Continue Reading →

Easter ‘Baking’

I heard this earlier as I started to get this ready. Egotrippi and Matkustaja (The Passenger). Easter Monday we arrived home mid afternoon, after a slightly nerve-racking 'will we won't we make it'? to the next fuel stop before we hit empty. In the end it was just and just okay... I'd been counting on... Continue Reading →

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