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Pekko Käppi has just released his first and waited fullleight album on Peippo. He is king of jouhikko and singing, but he also angle old hit songs from archives files.

 

Whats up?

mitä kuuluu?

 

Thanks for asking.  I feel quite good. We came from Turkey last night. It was sort of a necessary vacation that really hit the spot.

 

What do you do?

mitäs teet?

 

Last thing I really did was: finished editing some stuff, cleaned the table at the work, bought an axe and I felt relieved. I also got some hot kemenche stuff on c-tape from Istanbul. They are in such bad shape that I have to transfer them asap. A cigarette would be nice. I just quit though, so I get some satisfaction of not going to have a cigarette.

 

Where are you?

missä olet?

 

Home!

 

What do you want to say?

mitä haluat sanoa?

 

I wonder if anyone has the Tenpole Tudor album for sale where the guys are standing in armors in from of a castle with rockabilly hairdos? I have only the covers.

 

how would you describe a nice day?

kuvaile kiva päivä?

 

Right now I would like to be at the countryside chopping wood with the splendid piece of craftsmanship I got some time ago. Swimming in Aegean Sea wouldn´t be that bad either.

 

I belive?

uskon?

 

Many things. I do believe that one can learn to play by going to the falls (or crossroads etc.) at midnight.

I would like to believe, for example that there would really exist this hole at the North Pole where one can enter inside the Earth to the a sort of opposite world where the giants live.

 

I dont?

en usko?

 

I don’t believe that the hair of a mare would be that good material for strings or a bow.

 

favorite food?

suosikki ruoka?

 

It depends. I had some delicious meatballs some time ago with tomato based red wine sauce and rye pasta. Oatmeal porridge with a bit of apple jam and milk also “blows my tattoos to the outer space”, as Mr. Laurila would put it.

 

loud or silent?

kovaa vai hiljaa?

 

Yeah!

 

what is successful show?

kuvaile onnistunut esitys?

 

Timeless sweat is one good sign.

 

mention few?

mainitse pari?

 

Circle at Ilosaarirock many years ago.

 

what did you listen last?

mitä kuuntelit viimeksi?

 

Dallape’s greatest hits and an interview of an old fiddler from Konnevesi. Also the first side of Asik Veysel’s solo album.

 

what are you going to do in summer?

mitäs meinaat tehdä kesällä?

 

Well, I have to admit that I am replying this interview so late that the summer is gone and it went fast; I did some gigs, hanged out at summer cottage, chopped and piled some wood.

 

walk or cycle?

kävellen vai pyörällä?

 

I ride the bike or more likely walk by it, because of the steep hills in our neighborhood.

 

walk or swim?

kävellen vai uiden?

 

It depends.

 

frog, free or dog?

sammakkoa, vapaa vai koiraa?

 

Dog.

 

say hey!?

terveiset!?

 

Thanks to the cab driver Mr. Khan. He drove me and my friend Lari to the Chicago airport some time ago. It was nice to listen his monologues in the afternoon traffic jam. The topics dealt with conspiracy theories, religion, basic issues of good life, legends and how different kind of music affects one’s brain.