Do you know the way to Tampere? (WMA, if that doesn’t work, click on the next link)
Click on the above file for the long-promised Tampere file. This is one of those songs that is hilarious to anyone that worked at a Finnish mobile phone company back in 2003, and less funny to most people in the world.
I was the suppressed (normal?) Finnish man with the speaking part, as well as the singer of the verses with the higher notes. Mark Stephenson was the excellent main vocalist, and a Welsh man who still works at the company was the arranger and the actual talented real musician of the group.
The song was about a career-conscious man from Finland’s second city, Tampere, trying to make his way in the big leagues in Espoo — the Helsinki suburb where the company’s headquarters are located.
If you guys like my songs, I can upload a few more of them once I manage to convert them from MiniDisc (which is worth a blog post of its own!).