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Thursday 23 April 2020

The Long Goodbye: Part 9

We're back on the road again. We're heading way up north to the land of Lapps, lingonberries and Lasse Viren - FINLAND!!!

I have been lucky enough to visit Helsinki a few times and always enjoyed it. On one occasion I was asked to leave a rock club after accidentally falling in with a bunch of Irishmen who were arguing violently about the name of the bird in 'Peanuts'. You had to be there.

We have something for everyone this time - assuming, that is, that everyone likes one or more of Finnish punk, Finnish hip hop, Finnish folk music, Finnish Bobbie Gentry covers and the Finnish Jethro Tull. 

"Akateeminen Poika" - Pella Miljoona & N.U.S.

"Heruuks" - Fintelligens

"Ottajat" - Varttina

"Deep Thinker" - Tasavallen Presidentti

We are now a third of the way through the Grand Tour and we have a couple of big stops coming up next - France and Germany. Until then, let's groove to some more top Suomi sounds.


  1. Was that a kazoo I could hear on the first track? And at under three minutes that Tasavallen Presidentti track is far too short. That second video is very similar to the kind of "musical acts" shown here on afternoon tv every day

    1. You might be right. At first I thought it was a badly played yakety sax, but listening again I'm not sure