Friday, August 31, 2012


"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Pieces of Finnish folk poetry


"Ei sanat sanoihin puutu,
virret veisaten vähene"

Words won't disappear into words,
hymns won't run out because of chants.

- Kanteletar I, 9.

"Mieleni minun tekevi,
aivoni ajattelevi
lähteäni laulamahan,
saa'ani sanelemahan,
sukuvirttä suoltamahan,
lajivirttä laulamahan.
Sanat suussani sulavat,
puhe'et putoelevat,
kielelleni kerkiävät,
hampahilleni hajoovat."

"I have a good mind
take into my head
to start off singing
begin reciting
reeling off a tale of kin
and singing a tale of kind.
The words unfreeze in my mouth
and the phrases are tumbling
upon my tongue they scramble
along my teeth they scatter."

- Kalevala

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Ring The Piranha OCD Hit Parade

Tunes that tickle the back of my thighs.

. Pokela, Kontio, Sariola: Kalevalainen sävelmä (Kalevala melody)
. Jean Sibelius: Andante festivo, Tuonelan joutsen (swan of Tuonela), Sydämeni laulu (song of my heart)
. Giuseppe Verdi: Dies irae
. Claude Debussy: Clair de lune, Nocturnes
. Erik Satie: Gymnopedie 1, Gnossienne 1
. Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
. Louis Vierne: Andantino
. Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet 2, Symphony 8
. Bernard Herrmann: Psycho Prelude
. Ennio Morricone: L'uomo dell'armonica, Giu la testa, La bambola
. Wendy Carlos: Title Music from A Clockwork Orange
. Ornette Coleman: Peace, Blues Connotation
. Miles Davis: Bitches Brew
. Jouni Kesti & Seppo I. Laine: Vallankumouksen analyysi (analysis of revolution)
. Diamanda Galas: The Litanies of Satan, Deliver Me From Mine Enemies
. Angelo Badalamenti: The Voice of Love
. Dick Dale & His Del-Tones: Misirlou
. Skip James: Devil Got My Woman
. Little Richard: Lucille
. Otis Redding: Satisfaction (from "In Person at the Whisky a Go Go")
. Jimi Hendrix: Manic Depression, Johnny B. Goode (from "Hendrix in the West")
. Black Sabbath: Iron Man, Lord of This World, Into the Void, Supernaut
. Discharge: Is This to Be?
. Terveet Kädet: Tornion kevät (spring in Tornio)
. Napalm Death: Scum
. Celtic Frost: Procreation of the Wicked, Circle of the Tyrants, Dethroned Emperor, Fainted Eyes
. Mana Mana: Kuolla elävänä (to die alive)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

His Majesty the Policeman
by Lord Buckley

    I got to thinking about His Majesty, The Policeman, see.
    I figured that must be the draggiest job in the world.
    And what a drag it is going out on a good day.
    You're feeling really good.
    You're riding along and your squad car is all polished up,
    you know what I mean.
    And you're feeling real mellow.
    Along comes some poor stud with one
    loaded with kids, like flower pots all over the place.
    Going a little too fast, you know what I mean.
    You've got to stop the cat.
    You've got to bring him down and lay one on him.
    It's a pretty tough job
    and when you walk up to him you don't know
    whether they're going to pull out
    a French seventy-five or what-the.
    It's a drag. So, I wrote a little thing called:

    His Majesty, The Policeman,
    He's the children's friend at every bend,
    The Policeman
    And you can bet your life,
    He's hip to Mack the Knife
    That's His Majesty, The Policeman

    You should never trip a policeman
    Or try to hip or even tip a policeman
    Get a ticket to the ball
    And you can't fight city hall
    That's His Majesty, The Policeman

    So remember their nobility
    They're here, they're there, they're everywhere it's mobility
    You can look near and far but they'll pin you by radar
    That's Their Majesty, The Policeman

    Here they come - hewbetty boop
    The Man In Blue - hoobbit bop
    The Sargent's there - ribbetty bip
    The Patrolman too - hahbetta bop
    The Chief looks great - hahbetta bop
    The Captain's straight - ribbetty bip
    Hip Hip Hurray - da da da dah
    The Royal Crew - Habetta bahbetta bah

    You always try to swing with a policeman
    And never ring-a-ding a policeman
    And if you're really hip
    You'll never make a slip
    Against Their Majesties, The Policemen

From The Bad-Rapping of the Marquis de Sade, World Pacific, 1969
Recorded live in Oakland, California, 1960