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Lordi wins Eurovision! [May. 23rd, 2006|05:56 pm]
Just me.
The bonus great thing about Lordi winning Eurovision* is the opportunity to taunt my Finnish coworker with cries of "Lordi!" and devil horn hand signs.

It's kinda sad that the only 3 things I know about Finland are Lordi, Nokia, and Aki Kaurismaki/the Leningrad Cowboys.

*Similar to how great it would be if Gwar won on American Idol, for those of you not following the Lordi story..

[User Picture]From: drexle
2006-05-24 04:56 am (UTC)
They drink the most coffee of any scandinavian country!
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[User Picture]From: mad_eponine
2006-05-24 07:54 am (UTC)
but most of their beers are exceptionally bad, though. Oddly enough, there was an actual Leningrad Cowboy beer.

there's also dispute whether they are ethno-linguistically and/or culturally "scandinavian".

we need a north american version of eurovision... where every state and province picks a song to compete...

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[User Picture]From: dougo
2006-05-24 03:24 pm (UTC)
Don't forget Circle!
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[User Picture]From: lara7
2006-05-24 04:36 pm (UTC)


I actually know nothing of Circle. What kind of music is it (other than "Finnish")?
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[User Picture]From: dougo
2006-05-24 04:56 pm (UTC)
Kind of krautrock-ish. It's good stuff.

The other Finnish bands I remember reading about on GRUNGE-L were Radiopuhelimut and Deep Turtle. But I never heard their music.

My only other impressions of Finland are from the Jim Jarmusch movie Night on Earth. They drink a lot, apparently.
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[User Picture]From: jtemperance
2006-05-24 08:31 pm (UTC)

quote from a Finnish guy on ILM

Well said, my defiant friends. And now also, please if you dare to listen to the music:


Be sure to select 'extras' and listen to 'Blood Red Sandman' and 'Could You Love a Monsterman?'. It goes not saying anything that the answer to the latter question is 'no, indeed, for I am too afraid!'.

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