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Started No Man's Sky yesterday and partly explored two planets, so there' s just 18,446,744,073,709,549 more to go...See you later... #ps4 #NoMansSky
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Traditional lamentations have existed among the Baltic-Finnish people living within the sphere of influence of the Orthodox Church: the Karelians, Veps, Ingrians, Votes and the Seto. In Karelia the lamentations were called weeping songs (itkuvirsi), and their performance was described as “crying with a voice”. The lyrics of the Karelian lamentations are beautiful and often highly complex, and their performance combined strict adherence to traditional forms with highly emotional personal improvisation. Ritual laments were performed as a farewell to friends and family members – for a young girl leaving her home, young man travelling to war, or a deceased going to the otherworld.

The death laments, sung with a particular piercing voice, began when the body was washed in the sauna. The deceased's closest female relative would weep to the washers, asking them to free the deceased from worldly dirt and make them was white and pure as a swan. The deceased was then dressed in pure white and carried to his home and placed on a bench under the icons. It was believed that the dead heard everything people said and sung about them. The person performing the lamentation sat next to the head of the deceased and sang on their behalf while wearing a white cloth (cloth of tears) in her hand.

In Karelia wake has been traditionally held where relatives and neighbors gathered to remember the dead. During the wake people ate, sang, told stories about the deceased and guided him to the otherworld with prayers. Cup of coffee or tea, pies and a cup of water were placed for the deceased, so that their soul could feed and wash itself. Experienced "weeping woman" often visited the house to perform lamentations on the behalf of the deceased. Lamentations were not performed during the night, however, as the deceased was allowed to rest in peace.

On the funeral morning the deceased was awakened with a lamentation and asked to get up for the last time and join the family and villagers for breakfast. If the deceased was dear to the performer of the lamentation, they could weep for a long time, and describe their grief and dreary life without their loved one. The deceased was asked to bring greetings to the afterlife, to tell the other dead about the life of the living, and also about the deceased's own life. Weeper asked the deceased to act as an advocate of the living members in front the ancestral spirits, so that the ancestors would allow good luck and success for the living ones.

As the coffin was later carried from the house, weeper asked forgiveness from the house, yard, lake shores and the fields. The lamentations asked forgiveness if the deceased had any way insulted these places in word or deed during their lifetime. It was believed that in order to obtain peace in the afterlife, one had to atone all the bad things they had done while living. The weeper also asked forgiveness in the name of the deceased from the people who had to escort him to his grave. As people approached the burial ground, the weeper called for the deceased's ancestors to come, open the gates of the otherworld and welcome the new dead.

Lamentations continued throughout the burial ceremony. Weeper always hugged to person on whose behalf they spoke to the deceased. The lyrics of the lamentations wished the deceased could continue to keep contact with their relatives and hear their words. Certain kind of hope of reunion is characteristics of the lamentations - not reunion in the afterlife, but in this world. The deceased was hoped to return as a bird, a butterfly or a flower. In mother's lamentation children were hoped to return from the otherworld as little birds that rejoice under the window, and in daughter's lamentation the late father was hoped to come back as a white swan in the spring when ice melts from the lake.

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Retrokki arvioi The Outer Sonicsin cd:n:
Retrokki blog reviews The Outer Sonics' cd:

https://retrokkiblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/12/retrokki-kuuntelee-the-outer-sonics-violet-2016/

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Progen, rockin ja popinkin välimaastossa navigoiva yhtye Pirkanmaalta. Hiidensointi-yhtyeen levyjä on retosteltu tälläkin foorumilla: monen musiikkilajin mehevää keitosta. Ei ehkä helpoimmin sulava…
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18.8 kuitenkin Tampereella Jack The Roosterissa.

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Running Moose Prog Night: The Outer Sonics + Rikk Eccent solo + Nisula Electric Gypsies - On The Rocks, Helsinki - 5.10.2016 - Tiketti
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