Just before going to bed I want to share the songs that I’ve loved the most today. Linnusto followed me on Soundcloud a few days ago. I didn’t know who he was, but I hit the play button sometime late last night. Suddenly familiar, warm voice and beautiful songs floated through the headphones into my veins and Linnusto won my heart over in a few seconds. Since then I’ve listened the songs around ten times and my relationship with the songs is only getting stronger. This is En eksy tässä kaupungissa enää. You’ll find the other equally great song Hietaniemi from his Soundcloud.

Linnusto at Soundcloud

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Thanks For Giving A Damn with Otis Gibbs


Lately I’ve been mostly listening to these Thanks For Giving a Damn with Otis Gibbs podcasts. I listened all 23 episodes within a week and I really loved spending quality time with Otis and his friends. All of these podcasts are very entertaining. Even when I didn’t knew the person beforehand. Some favourites were Motown engineer Bob Olhsson sharing his memories, Richard Dobson talking about Heartworn Highways and Townes Van Zandt, Phil Kaufman on Gram Parsons, Charles Manson etc and a lot of great current singer-songwriters like Slaid Cleaves, Lydia Loveless, Ray Wylie Hubbard. I guess I could list them all, because favourite one was always the one I was listening to at the time. I’m looking forward to the upcoming episodes. Thanks for Giving a Damn with Otis Gibbs is available for free on iTunes. If you don’t care for iTunes, you can listen to them on Otis Gibbs website.

Otis Gibbs is also a great singer-songwriter himself. I own his two latest albums Joe Hill’s Ashes and Harder Than Hammered Hell. Both are excellent. There’s one song from each below. Made to Break from the latest Harder Than Hammered Hell and Kansas City from Joe Hill’s Ashes. Maybe I should go and order the older ones as well.

Otis Gibbs Website
Thanks For Giving a Damn on iTunes

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Bobby Emmett – Brighter Days (Mono Edition)


Learning Love by Bobby Emmett was the album of the year 2009 here at and I still love that album. It really is my favourite power pop album of the past ten years or so and I still play a song from it almost every time I am DJ at the Flavour of the Month club. That album should be regarded as a pop classic and Bobby Emmett should be a star.

A couple of days ago I got an exciting email from Bobby. He has a new album out and available on iTunes/eMusic/Spotify and it’s called Brighter Days. Because my work days are long and hectic on thursdays and fridays, I didn’t got into this until today. But damn it’s great to hear new material from Bobby Emmett. This album is definitely another great one. Just like I expected it to be. You can listen to it on Spotify and buy it from iTunes. I think I already have a pretty good idea what will be the next album of the month. Great to have you back Bobby Emmett.

Bobby Emmett Website
Bobby Emmett at Myspace (<- You can listen to some stunning tracks from Learning Love here)

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