Finland shaped Telecaster

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  1. Sotakoira Musti

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    I you guys can spare 16 minutes, I think this will be worth it. The song title in English is Pieksämäki railway station blues.

    I dig the whole concept of this song. It roughly tells about a guy who’s waiting for a train alone in the middle of the night (0236 AM) in the station. And there’s absolutely nothing to do. So he’ll start playing acoustic and imagining in his mind this fictional blues song/band which escalates quite massively.

    He adds layers of instrumets and once one is added, the instrument plays ”solo”. And in the end it just fades out and him being alone. It’s kinda Phil Spector’s wall of sound, but I prefer this.

    So, the instruments are (edited slightly)
    - station announcement
    - him and acoustic
    - bass
    - drum
    - 12 string acoustic
    - banjo
    - piano
    - ”Safka” Pekkonen plays accordion
    - Mika Sundqvist is whistling
    - Pantse Syrjä plays electric guitar
    - Dixieland
    - string sextet
    - Harri Marstio sings in English about drinking booze with mr Peter James at sunrise
    - famous Finnish actor Matti Pellonpää sings in Danish about Copenhagen railway station blues
    - Dave Lindholm plays electric guitar
    - after that the layers start fading out
    - station announcement



    The Finnish lyrics are:

    (Pikajuna numero 272 Helsingistä Kuopion, Iisalmen ja Kontiomäen kautta Ouluun saapuu raiteelle 206.)

    Tänne jäin, tänne jäin tuska mielessäin Koska menee junia kotiinpäin? Nolla kaks kolkytkuus Nyt soi Pieksämäen asemalla blues

    Asema on ja vähän vankilaa Kristillinen opisto josta tulvahtaa Synkkä jumalisuus Ja soi Pieksämäen asemalla blues

    Nousin Mikkelissä junaan ja täällä pois Voi kun toiseen junaan jo päästä vois Minun sielu huus Ja alkoi Pieksämäen asemalla blues

    Ei oo nakkikioskia, ei kahvilaa Eikä ravintolaa, vain asemaa Mikä toivottomuus Näin soi Pieksämäen asemalla blues

    Kun häipynyt on kaikki todellinen Niin helposti syntyy kuvitellen Toinen todellisuus: Pieksämäen asemalla blues

    Jospa kuvittelisin bassonsoittajan Niin bluesista saisin tanakamman Ja syntyis joustavuus Ja soisi Pieksämäen asemalla blues

    Ja rumpalin tietysti funtsia voin Joka soittaa hikoilevin kainaloin Näin syntyy svengi uus Kulkee Pieksämäen asemalla blues

    Ja sitten täyteläisyyttä hiukkanen Sitä antaa kaksitoistakielisen Syvä soinnukkuus Ho-hoo, Pieksämäen asemalla blues

    Banjonsoittaja popliinipukuinen Ja tunnelma kakskytälukuinen Niin, ja autenttisuus, Ja yhä Pieksämäen asemalla blues

    Hetkinen, sitten tarvitsen pianon, Sen kuvittelen, se tässä pian on Siirrypä jammailuus Ja soita Pieksämäen asemalla blues

    No nythän tämä kulkee lailla musiikin - Ihan niin kuin äsken halusin Oi, ihmisen voimakkuus Näin kulkee Pieksämäen asemalla blues

    Se kulkee kun uskon sen kulkevan, Vaikka vain päässä öisen vaeltajan Riittää tarmokkuus Riittää Pieksämäen asemalla blues

    Junan lähtöön vielä aikaa puoli tuntia on Vielä suuremmaksi kuvittelen soitannon Päässä kierros uus Ja jatkuu Pieksämäen asemalla blues

    Panen Safkan jostain junasta laskeutumaan laiturille haitari olallaan Hei, Safka, what's the news? Soita Pieksämäen asemalla blues

    Hyvä näin, mutta lisää tahdon vieläkin Pistän kävelemään tuohon Mika Sundqvistin Vihelläs tahti taikka kuus Tää biisi on Pieksämäen asemalla blues

    Hetkinen! Sitten aitoa tunnelmaa Pantse tulee ja soittaa sähkökitaraa Soita tuusannuuskaksi Pieksämäen asemalla blues

    Nyt on koossa ihan oikea rock'n'roll band Kellarista siihen mausteeksi Dixieland Uusi maittavuus Oh boy! Pieksämäen asemalla blues

    Voi Luoja tästä kasvaakin kunnon show Vedän naamaan samaa meikkiä kuin Mike Monroe Jalkaan Blue Suede Shoes Ja niin soi Pieksämäen asemalla blues

    Kun katsoin asemarakennuksen kattoa päin Jousisektion näin aivan äskettäin Verdi, Brahms, Sibelius! Pieksämäen asemalla blues

    On varmaan miljoona huonompaa Tapaa junaa kotiin odottaa Iankaikkisuus Kuin soittaa Pieksämäen asemalla blues

    Ho! Ho! Ho! Tämähän kulkee nyt! Jos tämän kuulet niin takuulla hämmästyt Jukka Haurukin huus: "Soita Pieksämäen asemalla blues!"

    Näin se toimii, mutta miksi mietin vaan miten Appo aikoo lyhentää velkojaan Iskee toivottomuus Ja soi Pieksämäen asemalla blues

    Mun on äänikin kuin avaruusolennon Voi kun olisikin kurkku Marstion Kaikki sanois: "Avaa suus, ja laula Pieksämäen asemalla blues!"

    [Marstio:] In the east I see the morning flames I'm sitting here with Mr. Peter James Drinking the booze We sing the Pieksämäki Railway Station Blues

    Smoking and drinking, singing the song Things are not right and they are not wrong, they don't know where to choose I got the Pieksämäki Railway Station Blues

    Bluesit päälle käy, voi tätä elämää Tulisipa jostakin Pellonpää ja sen riehakkuus häipyis Pieksämäen asemalta blues

    Kun on kitara tää ja sormet nää, on jokseenkin mahdotonta kehittää Daven taituruus ja soittaa Pieksämäen asemalla blues

    Taas kerran kun homman saa toimimaan siitä vähitellen ilman muuta kuihtuu vaan tuore innokkuus Se on Pieksämäen asemalla blues

    Niin ne sortuvat kuvitellut rakenteet On soittoniekat kotiin lähteneet Oon kuin turboton Rosberg! Pieksämäen asemalla blues

    Se kesti hetken vain, se meni johonkin vaan Aina lyövät korvalle toisiaan todellisuus ja Pieksämäen asemalla blues

    Mihin kaikkeen ihminen pystyykään Luo maailman ihan vain mielellään Oi, mahtavuus! Näin syntyi Pieksämäen asemalla blues

    Onko kuvittelu totuutta oikeaa? Onko totuus onttoa kuvitelmaa? Liike vai staattisuus vai Pieksämäen asemalla blues

    Blues

    (Pikajuna numero 013 Joensuusta Jyväskylän, Jämsän ja Tampereen kautta Turun satamaan lähtee raiteelta 498.)

    If you put them in to Google translator, you’ll probably be amused. Google doesn’t do very well between Finnish and English. Actually, it doesn’t work well with any language except Estonian.
     
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  2. Sotakoira Musti

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    Weren’t you my countryman? And kudos to your daughter!

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    Wales, whale. Same thing :lol:
     
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    Just got to our band room. Here are two Teles hanging on the wall. Both belongs to my band mate. I hope he won’t get mad at me!

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    1) Nash 2) MIM roadworn

    And I apologize about that Gibson thing.
     
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    Yep. At that point, she didn't have to learn the (latin based) names of all the cases. Learning a language is easier when it is all you hear and you just let your brain figure it out gradually.

    I believe learning a language becomes harder once you are about 10 years. Something hardwired in DNA?

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    To me, Pieksämäki Railwaystation Blues has a little something in common with Harry Chapin's 'Six String Orchestra' - done in Finnish by Hector, as 'Monofilharmoonikko'. Pieksämäki Railwaystation Blues is more melancholic than directly funny, though.
     
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    On a non-music forum, somebody has a signature line that says:

    "Oh are you from Wales ?? Do you know a fella named Jonah ?? He used to live in whales for a while."
     
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    Great country with some great musicians. The standard is high there! So many amazing guitar slingers in Helsinki! I have spent around 7 months there since 2017. Just did October-January so I saw the darker colder time of year. The apartments are nice and warm so the weather outside stays outside.

    I have played with some of the top musicians and they always make you feel welcome, no matter that they are leagues ahead of you in technique and ability. They are happy you have something to say musically.
    That doesn't happen here so much.
     
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  8. Sotakoira Musti

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    Gotta explain a bit. The first words he says is ”For how much will I sell this?”, referring to FinnTele. Someone from audience probably wanted to buy it. Juice continued ”Don’t be crazy, I won’t sell my country!”
     
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    It’s nice to hear that you’ve had great moments here!
    We truly have really cool musicians and the normal people here are actually very nice and friendly to tourists and other foreigners. I hope you’ll come again! And I’ll invite you to play with me, so you’ll see the other side of Finnish musicians. Just horrible playing (me) :D

    I’ve always wanted to come to England to play. Lifelong dream of being on stage at Liverpool’s Beatles week. Maybe some day. When I was in last autumn @Lpool, I almost got to stage at the upper Cavern with some troubadure. Had a long discussion with him, pity that I was a bit wasted at the time. I tried to play Blackbird in his break, but my fingers didn’t go where I wanted them. So that was the end (E: of) that story.
     
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    Yes, just a weak attempt at humor. Basic big hat state rivalry.
     
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    :lol::lol::lol:

    Okay, gotcha. Kinda a "cowboys per capita" thing, I guess. Never been to Wyoming, but I get the impression you could give us Texans a run for our money in the cowboy department. There may be more of us down here (don't know your population figures, but again my impression is that yours is a sparsely populated state), but the image (stereotype?) of Wyoming in my mind is "Cowboy."
     
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    lol.

    not a map but...
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    I'm pretty sure somebody has put the Finnish flag on a guitar. The only one that my quick search found was Paul Stanley of KISS, a couple of years back???

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    Oh. There's also a Finnish map tele with the areas that were lost during WW2. I don't remember if some "name" has it, or not.

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    My wife and children are Finnish. Although we live in Canada we have a strong Finnish element in our lives. I make ruisleipa (sourdough rye bread) and we have a sauna I built in our house. I lived there for 1.5 years, some in Kajaani but mostly around Oulu. We will be going for a visit this summer. Beautiful country with beautiful people. This is one of my favourite Finnish songs! Best enjoyed with a lapinkulta!
     
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    That Nash is just way to cool!!!
     
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    This is my regular song in acoustic set! I was as a conscript in Kajaani back in 1996. Nice that you keep up our great (IMO) heritages in Canada!
     
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    Yeah, I really like the look. And plays well too! We have very cool atmosphere in our band room. Everything you bring inside is in free use. Only rule is that you use somebody else’s stuff as a careful person would treat his/her own. But still, I prefer my own Teles, of course!
     
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    I wish I had infinite free time to learn languages. Finnish seems so different from English that I think it would be fascinating to learn. Speaking both might give one some interesting perspective.

    That Aussiecaster is cool. I like the fret markers.

    It might be interesting to have a thread about artists who are well-known in their home countries, but not in the wider world, like Juice Leskinen. There are people here from all over the world, so there might be some good stuff to hear.
     
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    Although the original is great, nothing beats my brother in law playing it as we cool from the sauna and drink a few beers. I don’t understand all the lyrics but I have good memories of that song. Cool you play it!
     
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    I really can imagine that situation.

    There is something magical about the moment you come out from the sauna to cool up. Especially when you’re on a cabin/cottage, cold winter evening, dark as hell, steam bursting from your skin, couple of beers and good company. And occasional snow swimming too! Have you tried?

    I just remembered this one about cabins:



    Great stuff, even if he’s Norwegian!
     
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