Harvest

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  • Gender:
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    Finland
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    Music, exercise, documentaries etc.

About You

  • Favourite Food
    Steak, pasta marinara
  • Favourite Animal
    Cat
  • Favourite Beverage
    Cold beer, orange juice, water
  • Favourite Colour
    Red
  • Favourite Place
    Quiet forest
  • Countries Visited
    Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Austria, Egypt...
  • Do You Drink Alcohol
    Yes, occasionally.
  • Do You Smoke
    Trying to quit
  • Do You Have a Motto
    No
  • Do You Collect Anything
    Records
  • Do You Have Pets
    Yes, two cats
  • Do You Play An Instrument
    No

Nightwish

  • How Did You Discover Nightwish
    When Sleeping Sun-video was aired.
  • How Many Times Seen Live?
    2. Aitoo 2001 and Ratina 2015
  • Most Memorable NW Memory
    Sleeping Sun in Aitoo.
  • Best Live Song
    7 Days to the Wolves
  • Favourite Album
    Oceanborn
  • Favourite Song
    If I had to pick only one: Sacrament of Wilderness
  • Favourite DVD
    Vehicle of Spirit
  • Least Favourite Album
    Imaginaerum
  • Least Favourite Song
    Wish I Had an Angel

General Music

  • Favourite Music Video
    Garbage - Queer, Pink Floyd - High Hopes, Mrs. Jackson - Outkast, You Got Me - The Roots, A-Ha - Take On Me.......
  • Favourite Drummer
    Mike Portnoy, Sean Kinney, Gavin Harrison, Kai Hahto
  • Favourite Singer
    Anneke van Giersbergen, Floor, Charlotte Wessels, Sharon Den Adel, Lee Douglas, Devin Townsend, Layne Staley, Daniel Gildenlöw, Mike Patton, Damian Wilson
  • Favourite Guitarist
    Joe Satriani, Guthrie Govan, Devin Townsend, Gary Wehrkamp, David Gilmour, Paco de Lucia
  • Favourite Bassist
    Marco Hietala, Cliff Burton, Steve Harris, Roger Waters, Lemmy

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  1. Harvest

    Sports

    Mikko Rantanen. What can you say. 33 games of NHL regular season played and this guy is leading the NHL scoring with 15 goals scored and 41 assists.This current pace (if sustained) will equal something like 130 points after the regular season. And that would be a record during the 2000's. Joe Thornton scored 125 points during 05-06-season, Jaromir Jagr scored 123 during that same season. Sidney Crosby had 120 points during 06-07 season. That's top 3 during this millenium. All time Finnish records are the 135-point season by Jari Kurri during 84-85 season and Teemu Selänne's legendary rookie-season. when he scored 132 points.Kurri and Selänne are still the only Finnish players to reach 100 points during one regular season. Of course, the game was very different back during the era of Kurri and still during that Selänne's rookie-season.Goalies didn't have that butterfly-style (which reduced scoring a lot), trap wasn't used as defensive tactic (reduced scoring chances a lot and turned the game in to dump and chase-fest) and of course the players themselves are nowadays more athletic. It's a long season, though. Any thing can happen from injuries to Rantanen getting to a long cold streak, but this is something special. Everybody here had their eyes on Alexander Barkov jr. and Patrik Laine and thought these two would be those big Finnish superstars in NHL. Apparently Rantanen saw this and told us to hold his beer for a moment.
  2. Harvest

    Christmas songs!

    And return the favor: Oh, Holy, Ooh Holy, uuh, aah yy, ööhh , HOOOLLLYYY NNIIGHHHT, ääyyööyyyyyiiihhööhhhyyhhh!!!!!! Xtina does what Xtina does, oversings the crap out of everything.
  3. Harvest

    Christmas songs!

    Shatner. God, this is awful. * clicks repeat*
  4. Harvest

    Poepmonsters Pub

    There's nothing wrong with actual winter. Is that Rasputitsa-time you are referring to. The season between fall and winter and that season will become longer and longer in the future. Actual winter means snow, well below 0 temperatures, dry, brisk air. It's actually nice to go outside during cold winter time. The air very refreshing and after a good walk in that freezing temperature, back inside and a good cup of something hot. And after that walk outside, you will sleep like a baby. It's nothing like this depressing, exhausting, messy and muddy and foggy crap we keep having. And no, we don't have winter here, either, while approaching Christmas. Instead we had one of the cloudiest Novembers on record. And that's a lot when we are talking about cloudiness during November in Finland. There's still no signs of proper winter coming, snow comes and goes and it's dark. And I mean pitch black. When there's no snow on the ground, there's no light of any kind most of the day. And the days are getting shorter. Now the it's just above 5 hours of some kind of light and the rest 19 hours, darkness. I was just talking to a friend of mine in the gym about the exhaustion we have during this darkness. The guy was really beaten by this darkness. And how this year feels even worse than normal. After a while we came to the same conclusion: this must have something to do with that unusually sunny summer we had. You just get used to that light and suddenly we enter this pitch black period and you're body is completely screwed-up. Like always, I'm counting the days to the start of February. Usually nowadays, if we are going to get a winter at all, it's right about then.
  5. Harvest

    The art of BALLADS

    I thought we were on topic the way you always are.... Besides.... Yes, I got it. Ba-dum-tish Fievel is a nice movie, though. Staying in the animated films, I will have to go all in with the cheesiest, the most sugary and syrupy, most diabetes-inducing ballad of time.
  6. Harvest

    The art of BALLADS

    I kind of enjoyed watching it. The whole production and so on. Cameron has an eye for the visuals. And likes to make large scale movies. Plus some of his earlier work is on my all-time favorite lists (namely Terminator 1&2 and Aliens) But, granted, that whole Leo & Kate thing was syrup of the worst kind. I still remember the time we were watching it in a movie theater with future mrs. Harvest, my brother and his girlfriend, back when it was released. And in the middle of that dramatic sinking scene, one guy falls from the back of the ship straight to the propeller and flies away spinning. And my younger brother started laughing like crazy at that guy flying out of the propellers. He received some angry looks from other people in that row. What can you say, my brother has a rather twisted sense of humor. Now speaking of absolutely corny and cheesy, lovey-dovey, syrup-and-honey-coming-out-your-ears James Horner-ballads and to stay on topic. Marc Anthony and Tina Arena - I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You
  7. Harvest

    The art of BALLADS

    Must resist the sudden urge to annoy @hunebedbouwer. Must resist. Must. No, I can't help my self, must annoy the hell out of @hunebedbouwer
  8. Harvest

    Your TOP-5 of ANYTHING

    My Top 5 guitar solo covers from YT: Iron Maiden - Powerslave Devin Townsend - Deep Peace Steven Wilson - Ancestral (original solo by Guthrie Gowan) Guns N' Roses - November Rain And the winner is this guy (Andrey Korolev), hands down. Jesus. Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb Pulse-version cover.
  9. Harvest

    Sports

    After 4-0 and 6-0 victories HPK is now 3rd in Finnish league. Roughly half of regular season is now played. Teemu Turunen is leading scorer in the league. The organization as a whole has improved a lot and economically HPK is going towards better times as spectators have also found back to the stands. HPK used to give the boot to the coaches, when things got bad. Last year they did the opposite. Even if the things looked grim after a very bad autumn-season, they decided to continue with young, promising coach Antti Pennanen, instead of throwing him under the buss. That decision is now paying dividends. The guy learned from his past shortcomings and now everything from the fitness of the players to the style of play to the mental state of the team has improved. As a fan, I've lived through almost a decade of bad season after bad season. The economical troubles. The lack of clear view on how to run this team from the board of directors. The seasons, when the only plan seemed to be collecting enough players from somewhere and hiring some kind of a coach. The hiring of ridiculous amount of veteran HPK-players (with rather expensive deals, too), who had played long enough in the money leagues and wanted to come back home and were mere shadows of the players they once were. Finally the new winds are blowing and this team is starting to remind me of the teams I once fell in love with a couple of decades ago.
  10. Harvest

    Food to die for

    Just a few weeks ago we played with no reserves and 4 players and a goalie/team. And I played defense. Jesus Christ the amount of running I had to do. And another treat for that time of year is Semla. Or as we call it in Finland, "Laskiaispulla". A sweet roll filled with cream and raspberry or strawberry jam. Me and Mrs. Harvest are on a ongoing feud on which of these treats is better. Mrs Harvest is pro-Semla, I'm pro-Runeberg Cakes.
  11. Harvest

    Food to die for

    It's ground almond (and I guess they also use ginger bread crumbles in a dough). They moisten the cakes with Arrack Punch or Rum. And yes, the icing is sugar. You mostly find these cakes in Finnish stores only around Johan Ludvig Runeberg's birthday (February 5th), but there are some cafeterias that sell them all year around. I have a bad habit of eating a lot of those, when they hit the stores.
  12. Harvest

    Food to die for

    @hunebedbouwer Yes, Irish coffee. That's my favorite drink nowadays, if I happen to go to a bar. Nice, warm drink. I just have to have a couple of these treats every once in a while with a good cup of coffee. My favorite pastry's Alexander Pastry And of course since winter is coming, looking forward for the time of year Runeberg Cakes arrive to the stores. Almonds, Raspberry jam, flavored with arrack punch. Delicious. And in today's menu, since I'm going to play 1,5 hour floorball game, back to basics. You need your carbohydrates for that stuff. Macaroni Casserole
  13. Harvest

    Poepmonsters Pub

    Our meteorological institute just informed that there hasn't been so little snow in Finland (this time of year, of course) during the digitized history. It's starting from the 60's. There's only a couple of spots in Northern Finland with a few drops of snow. The high pressure system has parked over us and rain of any form is pretty unlikely for the next few days, so it's not going to get any better soon. Still rather warm and very dry.
  14. Harvest

    Your TOP-5 of ANYTHING

    Top 5 movie-scenes. 5. Lethal Weapon - Riggs suicide attempt. Mel Gibson may well be a major butthole as a person, but in this legendary scene he shines. Gibson plays a cop who has lost his wife in a car crash and he is now on the verge of a breakdown. Some rumors suggest that Gibson actually loaded the gun with blanks to make it more realistic and scared everyone on the set, but rumors are rumors. Still a very gut wrenching scene, that beatiful guitar in the end is the icing on the cake. 4. Terminator - Tech Noir shootout. I just love the pacing of the scene. In too many cases modern action movies just focus on caffeine-ridden action, shaky cameras and forget the build-up to the actual action. Btw. Terminator is the only film ever where mr.Schwarzenegger is actually very good. 3. Good Will Hunting - Bench Scene Williams is great in this scene. 2. Lord Of War - Ending. The amount of reality check in this scene. Also a very good movie as a whole. 1. Once Upon a Time in the West - McBain Massacre The pacing, the sound design, Morricone's music, photography. This scene is just perfection on top of perfection. Camera turning in to Henry Fonda's baby blue-eyes. When Fonda got the role of Frank he actually tried his best to look like bad guy. Grew a mustache, wore brown contact lenses. Leone asked him to throw the lenses away, since he had visioned this scene perfectly. Fonda, "Tom Hanks of his time" (aka the guy playing all the good guys) coming from the bushes, camera turning in to his sky blue eyes and then he shoots that kid in cold blood. Legend says that some people actually left the movie theater because of that "jesus christ, it's Henry Fonda"-effect.
  15. Harvest

    Sports

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