Getting my PopGasm (MAR 26th 2009)
I am sitting on my sofa (The most comfortable one in the world) again and now I am listening to the mastered PopGasm. Well actually I must wait for the German EMI Boss to approve it but I guess it’s pretty much there.
I got the CD earlier today and have tried the sound in many different places. Of course I can’t hear the obvious things anymore because I know the songs so well and therefore I decided to ask my trusted Tech guy Karri to join me for a ride in my car and to go through the whole PopGasm. And he said yes ;) Probably because he’s afraid I’d kick his ass ;)
It’s funny how I get so nervous every time I play the new songs to a new person. I kind of wanna say stuff about the songs and the stories behind them but now I have been able to be (almost) quiet for the last few times. It was very encouraging how he said after every song ”This is my favorite track” all the way to the track number 6 “Bad,” and then he decided not to mention it anymore. Maybe he really loves the album. Or then he want to cheer me up with all my panicking ;)
It was quite a moment as we drove on the highway and the last track “Something Sweet” ended. I honestly couldn’t breathe ;) Just the sound of the German built engine. One of the coolest moments ever…
Can’t say more. I am so happy that we had this chance to work with these pro folks and with all the support from all you people all the way. I will be worried and sweating like hell the day before they release this stuff for you fully, but I am feeling quite confident. AAAAAAAAAAtrjmytAAtAAAAA ;)
The Track Listing For PopGasm looks like this:
1.Dream Like A Child
2.The Whole Story
4.Welcome To My Life
8.Bye Bye (One Night Kind)
9.Kiss ‘N’ Run
11.Birds And Bees
12.Sail Away With Me
13.My Girl Is Mine
I will go deeper into the songs and the stories & how we recorded thjem before the release.
The Whole Story Video
We were in Berlin last week shooting the video for “The Whole Story”
The whole planning and selecting the idea was a huge workload because we got so many offers from so many places. We ended up working with a German KTAPULT team and Sandra, our lovely Director (who admitted by the way that women have smaller brain than us men;). I just saw the first cut of it last night and I am very very happy. We have never looked that good and I wonder what they did with us. I heard the camera guy also did some Rammstein videos (And they all are diamond great) and maybe that is one of the good stuff too. Sandra was the first woman to direct us and after the shoot (And the after party where RAUL made us all very drunk) we decided to seriously consider involving more ladies in our business in the future. Maybe the small brain is good ;)
Anyway. I guess the whole video will be done next week and I hope they air it as soon as possible. It’ll also be on the websites so you all can judge Sandra and us no matter where you are.
On Friday we have our first show with the new guy who will stand behind the Key-boards this year. Mr. Osmo Ikonen is joining us to Lappeenranta (FIN) to this private party of the universities 80-year anniversary party. Exciting. We will not play new songs yet that much, sure Bad, Rising Sun and The whole Story, but nothing else from the album yet. That will be the thing for the release parties. Where ever they arrange some.
So wish us luck with Osmo on stage and let’s hope ULI, the EMI boss approves what we have done. I would be quite bad to go back to the studio ;) 14 months was enough and there’s no toilet paper left after that. (I didn’t really write that…?) I bet we’re fine.
Good night everyone.
That’s all folks! Period.