Almost Famous… in Finland January 3, 2011Posted by Retired Geezer in Man Laws, Music.
Anybody who has read my blog, knows of my
addiction unhealthy fascination interest in the Power Lines that are in the big field near Camp Geezer ™. In fact, when the Skinbad Clan visited us a couple of years ago, I would catch them all staring at them, as if mesmerized.
Many times I have gotten up before sunrise and trudged out through the snow to take photos of them. (the power lines, not Teh Skinbads).
Apparently all that work has paid off.
Back in September I received a letter from a young man in Finland named Tapio Oksa. He liked one of the power line photos that I had posted on my blog and wanted to use it for the cover of his CD. I gave him my blessing to use it in whatever way he wished as long as he gave me photo credit.
Imagine my surprise when I received a package from Kankaanpää, Finland today. Inside were 3 copies of his CD and a nice letter.
TAJU, is the name of his group. It’s a duo with his friend Juho Hakala. Tapio tells me that they do ‘Ambient Music’, using pre-programmed synthesizers and live keyboards. Mrs. Geezer and I enjoyed it. It reminded me of ‘Art of Noise’. Tapio was proud of the fact that they were able to perform at the Milavida Palace, as it was opened to the public for the first time in 12 years. Here’s the picture he sent me of that event.
It wouldn’t surprise me if Michael or Lipstick has visited the palace.
The title of their CD is ‘XYZ‘. You can see that they photoshopped the power lines to spell it out in the picture at the top of this post.
Here’s the money shot: You can click the back side of his CD cover to see my name in
lights print. See, I’m Almost Famous.
As of today, Innocent Bystanders has had 3998 visitors from Finland. Perhaps when I tell them about this post, we will reach 4000.