Hallelujah!!

Latex triumphs over botox!

Finland’s first victory in Eurovision song context, with record number of votes!

Eyup!

Well done Finland!

Steve

Congrats! I think??

D

Oh My God! I just saw a photo of the band!!!
hahaha!!!

[edit] and found the video…
http://video.google.com/videopl…q=lordi

Those platform boots put KISS to shame!!!
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Congrats Mwah!!
Entirely expected, I had a nice bet on them.
The song is not as good as Monsterman, but a winner!! :) :)

Yes. They get my vote anyday.

Well done Finland. It was a pleasure to see.

A refreshing change.

Great lyrics:

“On the day of Rockoning”… fantastic!

Quote (Bruffie @ May 20 2006,23:44)
Congrats Mwah!!
Entirely expected, I had a nice bet on them.
The song is not as good as Monsterman, but a winner!! :) :)

Eyup!

Hail Metal Brother.

Now, why did I expect you would already know this band?
Come on, admit it, you've got one of their albums havent you.

Steve
Quote (Beefy Steve @ May 21 2006,16:24)
Eyup!

Hail Metal Brother.

Now, why did I expect you would already know this band?
Come on, admit it, you've got one of their albums havent you.

Steve

Erm.... Got 3 of thier albums. Including the one with ' Hard Rock Hallelujah' ( The Arockalypse ) :)

Not many metal bands from Finland that I don't own an album by!

I hear not all of Finland is happy about this! :)

Anyway, on to Greece!

Quote (TomS @ May 22 2006,04:49)
I hear not all of Finland is happy about this! :)

Anyway, on to Greece!

As they have the highest suicide rate in the world. All of Finland is not happy about many things :)

However I've had a lot of fun in the company of guys from Finland, so can't be all bad.
Thanks to Timo Tolkki, Jens Johanssen and Jari Kainlunen for the beers in a cheap Hotel in Paris.

Cheers.

Quote (Bruffie @ May 21 2006,22:55)
As they have the highest suicide rate in the world. All of Finland is not happy about many things :)

The last more or less official rates I saw (years ago) stated that Hungary had the highest suicide rate in the world. But hey, their language is related, so it’s almost the same… ???

With the Eurovision victory and the Hockey World Championship bronze medal, I guess the rates will go down a little, anyway. Even if it feels ridiculous, these things matter. Especially among expatriates.

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However I’ve had a lot of fun in the company of guys from Finland, so can’t be all bad.
Thanks to Timo Tolkki, Jens Johanssen and Jari Kainlunen for the beers in a cheap Hotel in Paris.

Jens is Danish, I’m afraid :p
Quote (Mwah @ May 22 2006,14:19)
Jens is Danish, I'm afraid :p

Actually, he's Swedish :p :p

Included him because he was in the company and had a fascinating conversation with him about Ritchie Blackmore. Jens worked on one of the Blackmore's Night CDs and described Ritchie as a 'real gentleman'. I'd never heard those terms applied to Mr Blackmore before :)

You live in one of the best countries in the world for Heavy Rock music.... Lucky man!

Cheers and many regards...Ian

They remind me of Gwar quite a bit.

Ha! Move over GWAR! There’s a new costume band in town…

What a hoot.

.-=gp=-.