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Another one for the Midsummer – or another small lesson in history. This one about Finland. For thus of you that doesn't know, I grew up both in Finland and Sweden, but I haven't really promoted my Finnish heritage until now (even thought it obviously means a great deal to me). Again, I hope you enjoy. Thanks/Mikki
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Suomi Finland

suomi sibelius uusikarlepyy helsinki

shiver woods reindeer roots
winter war wounded trolls
on a hill chill water below
wounded mothers wounded sons
drinking sinking philosophy poetry
finland olavi finland eternity

karelia russia finlandia tale
kallela boy with a crow
in a wood he stood facing the bear
wounded fathers wounded daughters
drinking sinking etymology psychology
finland dignity finland apology

1917 helsinki december 6th
ice lakes thousand makes
tango war Mannerheim Tsars
healing hearts feeling hearts
drinking sinking history mystery
finland kalevala finland dreams

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Suomi (Finland in Finnish)
Sibelius (Classical Composer)
Uusikarlepyy (My home, Newtown, also home to Topelius, famous author)
Helsinki (Capitol)
Olavi (Olavi Virta, Finnish Tango King)
Karelia (Northern part of Finland)
Kallela (Artist, mostly famous for his Kalevala paintings)
1917 (The day of Finland Independence)
Mannerheim (President of Finland 1944-46)
Tsars (Concured by Tsar Alexander 1 of Russia, Finland became a Grand Duchy in the Russian Empire, 1809-1917)
Kalevala (Synopses, Finland National Epos)
Kalevi (Mythlogy)
Song Stats
Hits: 4040
Comments: 33
Fans: 17
Plays: 161
Downloads: 136
Votes: 8
Uploaded: Jun 19, 2008 - 03:03:57 PM
Last Updated: Jun 19, 2008 - 03:03:57 PM Last Played: Dec 07, 2017 - 12:29:37 PM
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Comments
said 3467 days ago (June 19th, 2008)
Great!
Loved the accordion sound very much. Cool background and fine vocals... I love these key changes... Really great work.

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mikkinylund said 3467 days ago (June 19th, 2008)
Awesome!
Thanks! This is again a little different style from me, but I feel it came out pretty good.
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Moviz said 3467 days ago (June 19th, 2008)
This is
really a good sound and for me I like this the best of yours. I haven't seen you here for some time for some reason, but I just checked that you have been posting songs.... don't know how I missed them, but will go check them out. Great sound with the accordian on this and I love the rhythm too. Good stuff, regards M
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mikkinylund said 3467 days ago (June 19th, 2008)
Thank you Moviz
One keeps trying, and sometimes it works! :) Thank you for listening and for noticing I am back... Your words are very kind.
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ledebutant said 3467 days ago (June 19th, 2008)
Finland
I love the contrast in the lead vocals and the backing vocals, how the lead voice is so solid and strong and the backing voice is reedier and more emotional and urgent. That's a very cool touch, the difference in emotion.

I think I'd like to borrow your brain for a little while because I would never have thought to do anything like this. I find it tremendously original, while also being incredibly enjoyable as a piece of music (like a lot of your stuff)> The lyric "tango war/Mannherheim Tsars," is gorgeous stuff.

I also always so look forward to seeing your song art. It always looks great.


mikkinylund said 3467 days ago (June 19th, 2008)
Thank you Dear!
Your comments are always so insightful... First of all, thank you so much for taking the time to listen and comment. Of course with so many positive adjectives, I don't know what to do with myself. I can only bow and feel honored.
My brain is yours if you think you can handle it, anytime! :)
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thetiler said 3466 days ago (June 20th, 2008)
It's great
to share your cultural thoughts in music. Doesn't seem that there is enough of this because so many of us come from different parts of the world.
Having some german blood in me. I wish I could travel more to places like Finland. But right now I have to pay the bills, but I can travel through music like yours.

Thanks for sharing!
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mikkinylund said 3466 days ago (June 20th, 2008)
Hey
I wanted to go back to Scandinavia this summer, but my poor Dollar makes it impossible. Anyway, thank you for listening, and I am glad you found the topic interesting. Happy Midsummer!
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Skean said 3466 days ago (June 20th, 2008)
Mine rakasta sinoa Finland & Sweden
Hey Mikki, I wish I was in US it's too boring here in Sweden or is it just that my lady is in US and I'm here N det r det inte jag hoppas jag som hon kan bli medborgare some day in the futures..... Ooops that was little shit talk..... I like w/you have done here cool song I download it and play it later today to the midsummer party.

Take care my friend... Cheers
---
Kenta
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mikkinylund said 3466 days ago (June 20th, 2008)
Kenta my friend
It's totally okay with a little bit of shit talk now and then! :) Glad you like the song, and I feel very honored that you are going to play it a midsummer party! Glad Midsommar!
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bud said 3466 days ago (June 20th, 2008)
Your creativity nevere ceases to amaze me
The sound bed you've created here is really intriguing and the history lesson is great. Excellent vocals and production.
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mikkinylund said 3466 days ago (June 20th, 2008)
Bud
Thank you. I where a bit unsure how my latest tunes where going to be taken here, but, very good I'd say. You comments are always welcome. Happy Midsummer!
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Lennon714 said 3466 days ago (June 20th, 2008)
cool
The choppyness of the lyrics moves the story along in less traditional means (which is always good), but it doesn't lose the story. writing lyrics like this has to be harder than the storyteller method. A very cool and interesting piece.
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mikkinylund said 3464 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
Thank you
I am not sure how I relate to my lyric writing, really. Sometimes, more often than less, the lyrics and the story arrives before the music, while in this particular song, it was a feeling that lead up to both the music and its lyrics. I used to write more traditional lyrics (and sometimes still does, especially on Friday's after a few beers and with the punk rock 'n' roll inside of myself). However, I am not seeking anything with my writing style, that is just how it comes out. I've been writing for a long time: poetry, short stories, novels; I believe it's just a natural movement - of course - it's also my kind of vocal poetry. I am really happy you noticed and made a remark about this.
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VicDiesel said 3466 days ago (June 20th, 2008)
Ethnic rock?
Good song. Both lyrics and instrumental part work very well.


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mikkinylund said 3464 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
Ethnic?
I never understood the meaning of that word, I mean perhaps a few decades ago, but these days, we all have our influences and can get them from every corner of the World, as we do here at MACJAMS's word example. It is not ethnic in the sense that I am trying to share music or culture form Finland in this song, it is more a search of who I once was, where I once lived a grew up, a search sometimes needed to be able to move on...
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Peter Bauckham said 3466 days ago (June 20th, 2008)
Unusual...
in a good way... very original sound - interesting lyrics - I like this very much. Thanks for sharing it.

Peter
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mikkinylund said 3464 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
You're welcome Peter
I am glad that you, once again, took your time to listen and comment to one of my songs...
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Stun Nutz said 3466 days ago (June 20th, 2008)
love this!
Driving mysteriously textured... great accordion... loved the lyrical delivery and subject matter.

I am part Finnish myself! My father's side of the family is from Finland and he grew up on a farm in upper Michigan. It explains my last name (Kauppila).
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mikkinylund said 3464 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
Stan
I have to admit I did never see the "Kauppila" part of you, I only did see Stun Nuts which sounds like Chicago Jazz musician. Ladies and Gentleman, on trumpet we have... :)
I hope you got enough Finnish stories and anecdotes to fill your life; if not, I'd be happy to share.
I grew up in Finland from when I was born until I was 7, moved to Sweden, then back to Finland again when I was 13 to when I was 17 and then back to Sweden again...

I am glad this particular song found you.
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Jim Bouchard said 3466 days ago (June 20th, 2008)
gosh!
You are always churning out the greatest stuff and it's great to see you back. Love that accordion! And these words: "In a wood he stood facing a bear".
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mikkinylund said 3464 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
Jim, it's been a long time
Yes, this is to me what would refer to as physical music with symbolic metaphors. I can't sit and do this, I have to stand and play with my whole body. Feel it from toes to the edge of every hair. It has a lot of symbolism in here: "In a wood he stood facing a bear", has triple meanings to it; one, facing the Russian Army in the Finnish Winterwar (my grandfather), or facing the cultural awakening of Finland as a new-born Nation through the art of Kallela - or simply the rich nature of Finland (I did see a beer once myself in the woods in Northern Finland, and although facing it would be to dramatize it, it was close enough for one little boy that had never seen one ever before to make it to this song...
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racerat said 3466 days ago (June 21st, 2008)
Mikki
Now this is what I call roots rock! Glad to see you getting in touch with your heritage. Interesting mix of styles. Soemtimes folky, sometimes techno-y. Cool.
P
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mikkinylund said 3464 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
Racerat
Thanks for the complements. I also wanted to point out, I am not trying to do anything that already has been done on this front, but I may be mistaken. I am trying to tell a story from my point of a view. I think the Roots comes in because I am using Finland as a concept and Finnish as some of the words. Change the lyrics to Spanish, and this could very well be a homage to Argentina. I think the mix of modern versus Accordion makes it interesting musically, but like I mentioned above, I am seeking more than feeding answers. I am very, very glad you liked it.
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cchaplin said 3465 days ago (June 21st, 2008)
Well,
This is simply wonderful !
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mikkinylund said 3464 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
Well...
I don't know what to say, a good old thank you... :)
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Vic Holman said 3465 days ago (June 21st, 2008)
awesome Mikki
the chord progression in this is great.

the combination of the synths and accordion is stunning.

a very imaginative piece!
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mikkinylund said 3464 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
Thanks
The chords just came to me, as if this was it and it could not have been any other way. It actually started out as a clean accordion song, but evolved into merging with a modern mix. Glad you enjoyed, and commented.
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said 3464 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
Alright!
Yer BACK man!!! Excellent tuneage!

My wife Diane is about 1/3rd Finnish. I'll have to run this one by her...

Be well friend!
mikkinylund said 3464 days ago (June 22nd, 2008)
Yeah I am back!
Run in through her, in fact, run as far as you wish to run it! :) Thanks, Mikki
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egobandit said 3459 days ago (June 27th, 2008)
finland
I love the chord arrangement in this, sometimes the smallest tonal change in the right direction makes all the difference. The singing is what stands out the most in a good way i like the way you let the echo control the way you say each line.. BTW thanks for the history on finland didn't know much about it.. Enjoyed this allot thanks!
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Relic67 said 3352 days ago (October 13th, 2008)
great song!
it's taking me a while to catch up on the music from all these talented macJammers. This is great, very original and modern-sounding.
Evocative lyrics.


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LunaTrick said 3253 days ago (January 19th, 2009)
ANother great track
Love your voice... your lyrical sensibilities... and the general mood of your music!
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