October 28, 2014

Grab the Mic!

Today I was at TV show shooting with my dad.

It was a music game show thing called “Tartu Mikkiin” (or “Grab the Mic” in English)... The concept is that there are four Finnish singers and they are competing for points and who wins by trying to recognize a song from a karaoke clip.

It was really fun to watch it live. The filming process was kind of dull between the takes and I noticed it is not a one-take-thing. I had always thought it was a live show but they shot this for the beginning of next year! This was the last episode ever of the show so it was kind of historical as they said... But they have been doing the show from 2006 so it’s understandable that they wrapped it up.

Most of the guests were actually good ones! They were Pate Mustajärvi (from “Popeda”), Vesku Jokinen (from “Klamydia”), Olli Lindholm (from “Yö”) and Costello Hautamäki.

After the game show there was an aftershow where the host interviewed the artists asking about their career, albums, songs, how they came up with their band’s name, etc. It was really interesting... Between interviews the artists performed songs either alone or mainly in duet. I personally think the aftershow was better than the actual game show, but that’s just me...

After the show was over, everyone were swarming on the stage trying to get a picture with the artists... Me too, heh. I managed to track down Vesku Jokinen and Pate Mustajärvi.

Filming the show took about four hours plus the breaks, which lasted about an hour... So we were there about five hours – a lot longer than I first imagined. But the time was well spent at least from my point of view and I had a really nice day!

October 18, 2014

What Have I Been Up To?

There has been a silence in this blog, since the end of September. I have been taking time for myself and getting forward with my life... Recovering, as one might say! And preparing future blog posts for my other blog, but also for this blog. Since I’m now balancing between these two blogs, it might seem unfair to leave this one without attention, but I’m trying to blog whenever I can!

I have been shopping and gone out more. I’m not sure if these are as related to each other as I think they might be, but maybe... I’m also preparing Halloween!

On Wednesday I went out to eat with my mom. Nothing fancy, just burritos... This one restaurant in downtown had got my eye, which served mainly burritos and out of curiosity I decided to find out do they serve vegan burritos. And they did. And it was good! I always love to get somewhere else to eat than the corners of my own home. It’s always a nice change whenever it can be arranged...

The restaurant had a comfy atmosphere with dim lights and its decor may look odd to the outside, because I believe it all has been recycled in one way or another, but once you go inside it all just fits there... The place didn’t have its walls covered with regular paintings (or ads of foods they serve like the major food chains does) but had peculiar artworks hanged on the walls as well as different lamps. I liked it!

On Thursday I went to see a movie, which was also a nice change to the ordinary weekdays... And I had a purchased movie ticket that needed to be reclaimed for a chosen movie so I went to see a comedy “Let's Be Cops” (or “Valekytät” in Finnish as the ticket say). I thought the movie was very funny, so the ticket didn’t go to waste.

In some days I haven’t been up to much and some days I have. But that’s just life.

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