So I threw a Twitter tantrum the other day, after reading what this piece o’ shit had to say about girls winning at punk. I mean, I know and really like a lot of the women on this list. But the fact is that he (and other white music writers) would rather defend fucking Miley Cyrus but completely ignore bad-ass women of color who make punk music that’s just too threatening for them. I SEE YOU ALL.
The Mother of All Popstar Contests ever - Tenavatähti.
A Finnish 11-years old boy Matias Sassali presents a song called “Elämää juoksuhaudoissa”, loosely translated, “Living in trenches” in the year 1991. He managed to the finals and were chosen the best competitor by the audience.
Taistoihin tiemme kun toi Missä luotien laulu vain soi Emme tienneet kun läksimme silloin Kuka joskus palata voi
To the battles our roads took us Where bullets sings their song In the beginning of our journey we didn’t know Who can come back some day
— Fan submission, thanks Tommi!
There is also this one where little girl sings about what kind of pleasure a boy might be without formal clothes. And she hints that she will take him to somewhere out of sight, to annoy village’s old hags.
fyi, i always wanted to take part in this competition but you needed to send in an audition tape on video and well, that was easier said than done without a video camera. i would have probably sung villihevosia. funnily enough my first kiss had been a contestant. btw, this young man does a pretty damn good job here.
milverton asked: I find myself annoyed each time people say Finnish is a rude language. The lack of word "please" doesn't prove a thing (we use the conditional for that purpose) and we shouldn't so straightforwardly compare our language and culture to one so different from ours. In Finnish culture we understand the concept of politeness differently. Whereas in many other cultures it's polite to engage in small talk, in Finnish culture it's polite not to "bother" other people by meaningless conversation.