It was so nice to be back in Finland this weekend. I had my sauna (at the twins’ house) and my rye bread (everywhere). Went to see Stereo Total on Saturday in Kuudes Linja (I don’t like that place though). I still think that Stereo Total is one of the coolest things in the world, although the gig wasn’t near as good as the one that I saw a couple of years ago. There was lots of drunken idiots on the gig this time, sadly that drew the attention from the band a bit. It was really annoying. I was also quite tired when I went there: my friends Ilya and Roosa had their now traditional Thanksgiving dinner. And I ate loads. Which was, of course, very nice, but not a good thing to do just before going to the sort of concert where the vocalist dives into the audience etc. (whatever the name of doing that thing is).
On Sunday we had a family dinner with all my brothers and sisters and my parents in Porvoo, it is a good thing to do, I recommend. And it was a nice dinner. I didn’t have time to meet my old friends in Porvoo, which was a shame, but I guess I will be seeing them after couple of weeks.
I had to spend the whole Monday doing my stupid essay and after that I was really brain-dead. On Tuesday I finally got out from Kallio for a bit. I just quickly did some food shopping before leaving to the airport. I tried to find winter shoes as well, but it felt stupid ‘cause I’m not sure if I need them. There isn’t going to be winter here in England. But then I’m coming to Finland for Christmas. How boring is this anyway?
Yesterday I went to London to see Roisin Murphy’s concert with Emma. The club (Koko in Camden) was so cool. I think it was an old theatre, a huge building with walls painted red and a massive disco ball hanging from the ceiling. The concert was good, although it got a bit lame in the middle, but then it got really good again towards the end. And Roisin Murphy is quite cool (not cool enough to get into my coolest things in the world list though), we were just talking with Emma after the concert how she has the ability of keeping all the power on the stage, she is not just some barbiedoll dancing there. I’m not sure if you understand what I’m talking about, I hope you do. (It’s just that I have been writing my essay about the gaze and power, and the relation between the viewer and the person who is being looked at. And we had been talking about those subjects with Emma just before the concert started.)
See you all soon in England and in Finland. And in Finland you have to remember to be as excited about me coming as you were now when I came. Ps. Sorry everybody that I didn’t tell that I was coming. I just thought that I haven’t really got time to see anyone, with the essay and all. But I’m really looking forward to seeing everybody now! I’ll be there on 14th.
1 year ago