Name it right

It’s Saturday, the second best day of the week. Friday evening is the best day of the week. A friend constantly questions that Friday evening is not exactly a full day, but I say, details, details. Just watched a great movie, Bottle Shock. Already a few years old, it’s a great story about the 1976 wine competition…

Keep your eyes on the prize

As I’ve been slowly going through the wonderful book by Dorian Lynskey, 33 revolutions per minute, I’ve realized that the stories I’ve pondered over most are about the American civil rights movement. First it was the story of Strange Fruit. Now it’s the story of We Shall Overcome. I’ve sung the song all through my…

Bring on the light

Wow. I have to admit I did not quite remember how dark November can get. Despite Movember and TedX Helsinki, my mood is going downhill. As regards energy levels, well, we’re pretty much scraping the bottom of the barrel already. It’s now 21 days until day and night are equally long and from then on, we’re…

Strange fruit

I’ve been slowly reading the book I posted earlier about, 33 revolutions per minute by Dorian Lynskey. I decided to go easy with the book, only take one song at a time and digest the thoughts with patience. I read the first chapter, about Strange Fruit, describing racial violence. I saw the photos the author had chosen…

Soundtrack of social change

I got myself a new book. It is the first non-fiction book I have bought in a good while. This baby has about 800 pages, just like a good Harry Potter novel. Author Dorian Lynskey, a music writer for the Guardian, has done impressive and interesting research about the politics of pop music, and BTW…