Samettivallankumous

 

Samettivallankumous

It's not easy being a lemonade cowboy in Joensuu. You walk a long and rocky road to the studio, hang your stetson on the barrel of your popgun and sit down tp record an album's length of songs by Ville Härkönen & Velvet. You think everything's fine and dandy, take your stetson and ride through the valleys and hills to your home saloon. But just when you're about to wet your whistle with a cool glass of soda pop, along comes a postman with a telegram. "Modern world did it again stop Ville Härkönen & Velvet's second album gone to bit heaven stop."

This is the point where some whiskey whiskers might start to bawl like babies, but a lemonade cowboy is not so easily upset. Calmly, he necks the soda pop, then moves on to another saloon and finds there his old friends Ville Leinonen, Mariska and Jussi Sydänmäki. And as the evening grows to a velvet night, the merry crowd is joined by other fixed stars of the Finnish celestial sphere: Marko Haavisto, Hannu Sallinen, the writer and lyricist Inka Nousiainen, and many others too, but that's not so particular.

Next morning the lemonade cowboys ride back to the studio, hang up their stetsons again and start plucking their banjos. The result is an entire new concept called Samettivallankumous, or Velvet Revolution in English, but you've probably got the picture by now anyway.


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