Archive for July, 2011

When You’re Looking Like That

Posted in Uncategorized on July 28, 2011 by Sara Hammerzmith

One of Westlife’s bigger hits, playing from an old “Absolute Kidz” record. The song is really good to be honest.

Alright. It’s just so awkward all of it you know. Yesterday I went to my job. And I was like WOHO. Then I logged in, and I had no project I was like wait why. So I went to my superior, and she said “Hm.. You aren’t supposed to work today!” But I swear I was green. That was totally awkward moment. But I ended up working anyway, didn’t kill me.

But yes, when I started to work my ridingteacher called and as I suspected I’d end up having two horses this year again. Good grief.

So yeah, me and Emelie came to the stable one and a half hour before it started, rode one horse instantly, Kadesh for me and Champis for her. Then we got a break and I got some quality with my dearest Lady Axa. I really miss her. We took in a couple of horses, then the last girl came and the whole camp started. Riding two more horses (Falkenstein and Ballymoon) and fixing all.

Now I’m totally dead. Just drinking cola. And it feels good to know I’m gonna loose shitloads of weight doing this. YES.

NP: Fugitive – Danger Danger
// Sara


Posted in Uncategorized on July 27, 2011 by Sara Hammerzmith

Liverecording from Tammerfest. I really miss it, I can’t wait to see them again. But it will take a fucking while as it seems right now. “Hot” is as well in my opinion the best song by them so far. And it’s NOT easy to beat “One More Time”.

I’m furios oh it smells like strawberries…… Okay, back on topic.. No.. the smell came back… hold on.

Okay. Now it’s gone. Okay. Today is the last working day for the week. Oh yes. Feels good. What am I then furios about, well, I’m supposed to attend to a ridingcamp, or well, sort of, and the thing here is that you can choose between two diffeent times. However, we never (not last year either) got to choose time, so now we are here. The day before, and we don’t even know what time we are supposed to be there. My friends mother called the stable, and they said they’d write it in the guestbook later.

Have they done that? Nooo. And I have asked twice, and I got the answer yesterday from a non-responsible person: “You can choose between two different times”. Yeah, thanks, but I knew that already. We hope they will put out the times later today or answer my email to them, else we have no fucking clue when to be there. And no, they have no telephone time to cal them today… Oh dear.

But now I’ll do something else to enjoy my last hours before work.

This is my 400th post by the way. WOHO.

NP: Echo Chamber – The Ark
// Sara


Posted in Uncategorized on July 26, 2011 by Sara Hammerzmith

I just updated my calendar with possible shows. Not sure if you are aware or have noticed – but the bold ones are the gigs that are confirmed once, in other words, booked and all shit. The ones I write out without bolderness is gigs I plan to go to, but yet have not booked all parts to. Like Stala&SO. in Helsinki. I got the exchanged money and entrance money, but I haven’t booked the flights yet, so yeah, just partially done you know.

Then there might of course occur gigs that I don’t even write up, like the Badmouth releaseparty that wasn’t planned at all it was more like “OH YES!” planned the day before. I do that alot. Just suddenly change my mind about a gig. Like with Lordi in Paris. I didn’t plan it at all, we had planned Hannover, but it didn’t work out. So just one week before the show I was like OH SCREW IT and booked flight, hotel and tickets. Just a week before. Two days later I convinced Martine to join in aswell, especially since I was travelling from Gardemoen. That was overepic shit. Her first Lordishow and everything oh my!

I counted my gigs, I usually since 2007 have around 40+ shows at year (yes, I do count all bands at one concert individually, so you know EXACTLY what bands I have seen and when, just because I went to Gaga doesn’t mean I saw… …. Semi Precious Weapons you know?) AND HAHA, I was like what are the bands name and I knew it was something with weapons and the moment I got on Google I remembered. FAIL.

But 2009 was somewhat a low year, only 33 shows. HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE, I don’t understand how did I survive? I didn’t have Lady Axa at the time, she came to the ridingschool in Fall 2009, and I “got” her first in 2010, so that’s not it… I don’t understand how I survived.

It’s 17 days ’til Röjet. Then its 10 days til The Ark. Then 21(!!) days til Stala. 2 Days til The Ark, 10 days to Ted Poley and so on. So Maybe it’s kicking off after Röjet then. But right now I’m dying. CONCERT NAAAOOOOWWWWWW.

I need it now. And it’s the band Badmouth(Chris LeMon) on the picture!

And yes.  Before I forget it. It’s the precious Simon Cruz’s birthday today.

Happy Birthday love, always and forever!

I don’t understand why I even dare post this without watermark, but I guess I just trust you guys!

// Sara

FOR THE LOVE OF.. Concerts.

Posted in Uncategorized on July 25, 2011 by Sara Hammerzmith

Concerts might be the absolute best place on earth. With people with the same passion with…

You know. I’m not gonna speak here. There is a twitter account called ConcertWeirdos and what they say… It’s so true. I’ll quote:

“Those friends on fb who are actually in the bands you are quoting the lyrics to…..awkward. #concertweirdos #sugg

“”Can we stop by ___ before the show?”…”ARE YOU CRAZY THERE’S NO TIME!”…”But it’s like 6am?”… #concertweirdos

“Pointing & slapping your friend’s arm profusely because you see a celebrity that you love. #concertweirdos

“When a small band you love is growing so fast and you can’t help but to feel mixed emotions. Proud/Worried #concertweirdos

“”Looking all HERP DERP while taking a picture next to the person of your dreams. -___- #concertweirdos

“That timer thing at the bottom of the webpage while you’re buying tickets. That stresses me out! #concertweirdos

“You idiot, he’s MY favorite. End of story. #concertweirdos

“Feeling more comfortable w/ concert friends you just met than w/ some people you’ve known your whole life. #concertweirdos

“”There’s bands that you love, then there’s bands that you know you’ll stay true to no matter what for now and forever. #concertweirdos

“Knowing which side of the stage your favorite band member stands. #concertweirdos

“Going to a concert and having the band come up to you and know you by name. #concertweirdos #sugg

“Walking into a venue & recalling everyone you’ve met there in the past<3 #concertweirdos #sugg


These are just some, but also each and everyone of them fits in on me. Don’t you feel it too?

// Sara

The Favourite Member

Posted in Tankar och funderingar, Uncategorized on July 23, 2011 by Sara Hammerzmith

Of all my really close bands I have a favourite member. Kita, Stala, Simon Cruz, Pepe Salohalme, Kicken, Teeny, Oscar Dronjak, Jepson, Leo Leoni and so on. This is the people in the band that somehow spoke to me in some way, it’s something about them that I really like for no special reason. For some of these persons, I have even met and interacted with a lot, and become “close” to (not close as a friend, but as a fan), some of the recognize me by sight and even say hello when they see me.

These people are necessarily not at all the best musicians in the world, or in the band. Some of them might even be pretty mediocre. What makes them the favourite member, is the chemistry. The chemistry between Me and Them. I remember with Kita. He was standing on the drums, waving his drumsticks. It was after the victory of ESC. And I just fell for him. I don’t know why I remember it so clearly, but still. After this, I met him on almost every show I’ve seen him on. He has been extremly kind to me each time, and that’s why he have stayed my favourite member. I still like and love all the others in Lordi, but it’s something about Kita that makes him… closer.

Same with Pepe, Simon, Kicken and the rest. I don’t know particulary how they spoke to me, but they did, and it have lasted strongly.

Today a fanpage of Crashdiet asked the members of it to write their favourite member. I think each and everyone, including Dave Lepard and Olliver Twisted had one lover at least. Then we have some Olliver-haters. What the fuck.

But that’s not it. What caught my attention, was the people saying “Any real fan can’t have a favourite member”.
Well. Yes, obviously we can. I just feel closer to Simon for various reasons I don’t intend to bring up. It’s about human chemistsy, like I stated, not wheter he is the best musician in the band or not.

Second thing they said was “There is only one true Number one and that is Dave, why aren’t everyone saying that“.

Okay. That is just ridiculous. I respect Dave Lepard very highly, and the circumstances with him is extremly tragic. But. I was NOT a fan of Crashdiet when he was in it, I didn’t even know they existed until he died. Nor did I know him. I actually found out about his departure from a friend I met through another band, who was rather close to Dave.

Okay, back on topic. I don’t know him in any kind of way and was not a fan when he was alive. It is extremly, and would be, extremly disrespectful from my side, to say that I love him and miss him, when I never had him in my life. You can’t really miss someone you never had, you know?

Kitas departure from Lordi was something very difficult for me, because of mine and his state of relationship (so to speak). If anyone, would come and a new Lordifan and all of a sudden say they MISS Kita and LOVE HIM when they NEVER met him.. I’ll go beserk. Because if they miss and love him, who never had him in his life or never met him (as Kita), how much don’t I miss him then?

I’d rather say that the disrespectful people in this case, is the people who think you should “love” and “miss” Dave Lepard because you “should” not because you actually do. I respect him. A Lot. And I feel very sorry for his close ones for their loss, all my condolences. But. I don’t miss him. I don’t love him. I didn’t know him.  So sorry. I can’t say I love him or miss him. If it makes me a bad person, then go ahead and hate me. But you really need to think about the one who ACTUALLY knew him.

He is not the best singer. He is not the most attractive singer.
 But he is my favourite singer.

// Sara

The Sims Memory #2

Posted in The Sims, Uncategorized on July 20, 2011 by Sara Hammerzmith

I had alot good old memories planned for this occasion, but I moved them all asied to praise the holy Chemistrytables return, and give you a good old memory from the days I was obsessed with it.

This does contain spoilers, just so you are aware!

Or this did actually happen before I got obsessed with it. My sim had been doing it for quite a while, and after a while he did eventually get another color than blue, and he got purple. Oooh, interesting. So I made him drink it. And what happened?

He turned into a zombie. I was like WAIT WHAT THE FUCK. He turned into a fucking zombie, and started wandering around like a maniac breaking stuff. I was furious and sat there crying, what the hell had I done to my sim? And once again I found myself crying, mainly because I thought this would last forever, which it luckily didn’t.

Other furios moments I’ve had with the chemistrylab is when I have gotten the lightgreen, which lowers their needbars to 0, and generally it’s a dead end and the Sims dies. I have been able to save them, but it’s hard.

Having this in my backpack, it will be more than interesting to see what the chemistry table in Generations has to offer. I’ll keep you updated.

The Sims 3 Generations

Posted in The Sims, Uncategorized on July 20, 2011 by Sara Hammerzmith

Oh yeah. I had my nameday yesterday, and just because I’m a spoiled brat, I get presents. I got a hairdryer, and The Sims 3 Generations!

But I discovered something kind of amazing when I looked at the back off it. In general, this game won’t fully work with The Cullens, so I guess I’ll use Nikki Knife to experience it to the fullest, but some parts will work! And the part I’m really looking forward to, is this one…

The chemistryset is back!! You rememver it from The Sims(1)? You got it in the expansionpack Livin’ It Up, and in all honesty, and I really mean it, the chemistryset/table is actually one of the thing I have missed the most throughout The Sims 2 and The Sims 3. I remember I used to be addicted to it, buying multiple of them just to try… Oh wait. That’s like, a The Sims Memory of it’s own! I’ll take it down in it’s own entry.

Either way, I’m so glad it’s back that I’ll put Edward on it right now. No, considering I know what this table has been doing in the past, there is no way in hell I’ll put my most precious Rosalie on it… And I don’t think she has time either.. or wait… this has to be supervised carefully… Eh what the heck, lets put the ENTIRE Cullen family on each table and see what happens. But I’ll let Edward and Jasper drink it, because I simply don’t care if they die…  alright, enough said! Now it’s time for me to go out for a little while so my computer can rest and then – GENERATIONS TIME!!!

My Rosalie from The Sims(1) showing off how to work the table. Sadly she has no higher logic than to provide the blue one…. Do you guys remember this table?

// Sara

Röcklöss Löw in Tampere

Posted in Concerts, Finland, Uncategorized on July 19, 2011 by Sara Hammerzmith

Alrighty folks! After catching my breathe a bit I do now intend to tell you all about it. It began early. Or maybe late? Already at 00.05 did the bus leave here from my hometown with the destination Arlanda. Sofia joined in later and then… the adventure began. We had our breakfast around 6, sandwich and coke for me and… sandwich and juice for her I think it was.

After that, we went to check in and through the securitycontrol. AND THE SECURITY OH MY GOD. The queue… It covered half fucking Arlanda!!!!! FUCK!!

Either way, we looked up our gate and then went to get maked up. And seriously, that was the worst… I mean… I have never been so stressed. We went into a toilet, each one, and turns out it was ONLY two toilets in this room, and… so many people decided to come when we were there! They dragged the doors and shit. Good thing is that there was a sign right outside saying there are more toilets on the other side. Puh. But fuck, the stress….

After that.. We sat down. It was approximatley around one hour left until boarding.. So we put some Reckless Love music on and then we just snapped. We took egopics, and we took weird pics and I don’t even….

Well. At this point, time moved on really fast and we had to hurry to our gate because it turns out we had gone to the wrong gate. Good thing we were in good time at least! The flight went really smooth and we landed in Helsinki a bit to early, and that combined with that the airport shuttlebus was late, we got into Helsinki 20 minutes earlier than we had expected too!

Unfortuneatley, all this travelling had made us sick. And considering we had a two hour train ride infront of us, and then another one, this wasn’t good. But since we had gotten these extra 20 minutes, and already had an hour and a half over until the train left, we figured we would go look for a pharmacy. And on our way to Kamppi to look for one, we found Argo! My phone had fucked up so I couldn’t reach him. Good thing he recognized us! And even better, we found a pharmacy next to the trainstation, so we didn’t need to go to Kamppi! Life was good.

After that. We hit McDonalds to pick up lunch to have on the train later, and then we went to our stop at the trainstation. It was like an hour until the train would leave, so we picked up ice cream and then just… sat down. And took a few pictures. Always.

Train came, we went on and just… rode on it. But haha oh my god this train ride….

First, there is a town in Finland with the most hilarious name ever. Träskända. It means Swampbutt kind of. Maybe it’s just fun in Swedish, but give me a break… TRÄSKÄNDA?!?!?! Hahahaha.

Second, we decided after a while to have lunch. At this point we realized how generous McDonalds is with Ketchup, they had given us… SO MUCH! Less fun was that, in the middle of lunch we were asked to switch train : ( and on the new train there were no seats… PARTY ON THE FLOOR!!!… Yeah. And to wrap up this hilariousness, when Sofia was having her burger, it got her lipstick on it. I couldn’t help it, I had to sing “Lipstick” by Jedward.

Yeah well… That pretty much covers it! After a while we did hit Tampere, and it had been raining seas during the trainride, but the moment we stepped out… the sun came! And the sun is here I’m going crazy from the heat… oh sorry, sidetracked! We went to Stockmann and then some musicstores before ACTUALLY going to Tammerfest. To leave to pick up some snacks to have. Then we were back again! To queue.

Reckless Love must be heavy metals Backstreet Boys. This is the one band that is ALL hot, all their songs are catchy and… there were only girls in the line. Not one boy. Except from Argo. Hahahahahahaha… Oh my god.

And yes… we queued. We fixed our hair again, it had gotten kinda messy. While doing that Sofia did all the Crashdiet faces… Oh my god..

Yeah. Of course it started to rain. HEAVILY. Good enough it lasted just an hour or such. There aren’t much to say about the queueing but one thing really upset me.

There was a girl there, she wasn’t from Finland. And there was no information in English what so ever. And apparently the sign said, no professional cameras. Fair enough. But this girl happened to have one. And they neglecgted her entrance, or they would the guard told her. And they couldn’t find a place to put it away for her, safe. How did this end? She had to leave. She couldn’t go to the concert. That makes me so fucking upset. Here she spent probably SHITLOADS of money, more than us, to get here, and this is how they treat her. Great hospitality! Same with toilets. They had no toilets outside, and we were not allowed to go inside just to go to the bathroom. This is, in all honesty, the first festival or concertarena at ALL that this has happened. In Paris they let us in the arena just to use the bathroom, same at Alice Cooper in 2008. Because they know we are no fucking lunatics, we just wanna use the bathroom. This festival, Tammerfest, has no fucking hospitality. Please remember that.

Okay. Then they let us in after a while. Still like, only girls there. Only girls in the front row. Hahaha. First band, in the metalgenre, I see this happen to. Haha, oh the lulz! Either way. Right on time they began.  And this concert was just… amazing. We weren’t many fans there, maybe what, 50-60? But it felt like we were a million. Probably because their fans are like Sabatons fans. Really die hard. Know everything, and do everything. I loved it, every moment of it. The band was really good on stage too. Best moment was “Hot”… Oh my god.. you could really hear the entire small crowd in the bridge..”You dont know you don’t  know, yeah you don’t, you don’t know whats hot if you have not seen this girl she will go all the way, I know, she is hot, she is hot like CALIFORNIA!”

God. Just amazing. But as you know, a more specific review will come on Hå

And I really fancied the girls who stripped in “Hot” . So much kudos to you!

After the gig we went straight to a cafeteria to take a cup of coffe. Hahaha, I hate how uncool it sounds. But hey, we needed the energy! After that we went back to the trainstation to take a train back to Helsinki where we had dinner and then hit the airport again. And there… we tried to sleep for a few hours. We got there around midnight. We “woke up” somewhat around 6 or something, all the noise, oh god the noise! And this was the same spot me and Anthalerero had been sleeping at after Stala&SO. It’s like my own spot on Helsinki Airport. How amazing isn’t that? We had breakfast, I noticed my earring was gone, Argo left for Estonia and then we were two..

And we snapped. Again. We went to our gates, and then we snapped. We played dead and played hookers and built moneytowers, planned igloo buildings and… when we was supposed to get out of the sofas we were lying on we were too lazy to sit up so we rolled off it instead… What the fuck… “What The Hell Did We Do?” fits extremely well here…

After a while we went in the security blablablabla, sat by our gate… when we heard it. Our plane was delayed. DELAYED. We had spent 15 hours already. And now we had to wait even longer. After an hour we could finally board our plane. There was a little hope, we could make it to our bus! Or not. Once boarded we learned that we had to wait for 40 minutes before we could take off. WHAT THE HELL.

We did eventually take off, mum got us new bustickets and then we waited at the busstop at Arlanda for an hour until we FINALLY got on the bus home. With the same driver who drove us to Arlanda a day ago.

And then.. finally home after some ridiculous 48 hours. But it was so worth it. It’s always worth it when you do it for your boys. And Reckless Love… if it’s ANY boys whom it’s worth for, Reckless Love is the guys. This was extremly worth it.. Can’t wait to do it again!

// Sara

Reckless Love for your bands part 2

Posted in Tankar och funderingar, Uncategorized on July 19, 2011 by Sara Hammerzmith

I just read something on Jedward Swedish Street Teams site. It was upsetting. It was about how Jedwards fans are idiots.

I wonder why. Why do anyone take their time to trash another fanbase like this.
I don’t care if they say bad things about Jedward, be my guest. Why don’t you go ahead and trash Lordi, Getter Jaani and Lady GaGa as well while you’re at it. I don’t care.

What I DO care about, is the fans. I was ‘raised’ in my musiccareer by the book called “Fans” written by Fredrik Strage that thaught me how to be a fan. And somewhere along my journey with my bands, I also came to care alot about the fans of the band.

The people that lives, breath, eat and shit (as Martin Sweet said) the bands music, that lives for them. They are my passion as much as the music itself, and wheter its Rihanna, Crashdiet or as in this case, Jedward, it doesn’t matter. To see those people, that have met each other BECAUSE of the band, to see them unite together and show their love and affection to the band, to live out their passion to their favourite band.. It makes me happy, it makes me cry.

I don’t fancy hip hop much, as an example. But if I came across a passionate hiphoper, my first thought isn’t “fucking idiot who listens to hiphop” but “oh my god, a passionate music fan! much love” and my day has been made.

I guess it’s all about passion. If you are TRULY passionate about music, and have your own favourite band/artist, you don’t trash others. People have trashed me for Lordi, but it has ALWAYS been people without a favourite band, without the passion, the TRUE passion for music. I stand by my opinion in saying that it must be like that in this case too.

I was at Reckless Love this sunday. We weren’t many, 50-100 people maybe only. But we are diehard Reckless fans. We have our own made Reckless Love stuff. In “Hot” Olliver could stop sing, and you could still hear a big clear “CALIFORNIA” from the fans, because we are die hards. We know every word, every song. And we show our love and appriciation to them like this. We were united, together, thanks to Reckless Love

I have also met my best friends through music. Martine through Lordi, Sara through Lady Gaga and Sofia through Crashdiet. They are my absolut best friends, and I’m thankful to each and everyone of these bands/artists who made this possible.

This is what it is all about. I don’t understand, how you can ever trash down on anyone because of what music they like. Not when it has united people like this. Not if you are a passionate musicfan yourself. Cause if you still claim to be once this has been done, I guess we are just on different levels. Very so much.

Swedish fans at Eurovision Song Contest 2011. The passion… Oh my god.

If you don’t feel the passion.. Keep searching. If you don’t even consider watching because you find it stupid, I have nothing else to say to you. And no, you are not supposed to see the band. Just feel it. FEEL IT.

// Sara

Reckless Love for your bands.

Posted in Concerts, Finland, Tankar och funderingar, Uncategorized on July 18, 2011 by Sara Hammerzmith

Oh my god. And I though Stala&SO in February was a killer. This one was fucking worse.

Bus from here to Arlanda, four and a half hour. At Arlanda, four hours, 35 minutes on plane, two hours to kill in Helsinki, two hours on train. 3 hours queueing in heavy rain, one hour of the most freeing concert I have ever been to. One hour of killing time in Tampere, two hours trains back 16(!!!) hours on Helsinki airport, two ours on plane, one hour at arlanda, four hours bus home.

No sleep, just waiting and travelling. I was dead when I got home. It was a killer.

But it’s what you do. Anyone who dares to call themself a big musicfan and has a favourite band like this, would do ANYTHING and a little more for them. This was a killer, as well as it really was nothing. I’d go through fire and ice for my band, and I guess you would too. Everything for my bands, they are the air I breathe, they keep me alive. This is the least I could do for them.

I love you eternally, all of you.

I would do it all for you, would do it all do it all for me?
(pic from Tampere)

/ Sara