Saturday, December 18, 2004

Pictures from Pias

Special thanks to Marianne for supplying the following pics from Pias Cafe:

Tribute to 5204

My old buddy Rock Demon (real name withheld to protect the innocent) has been working on the extremely ambitious 5204 project - one song for every week of the year! As a tribute to him, I've done a cover version of one of the tunes, "Lipstick", a great song with hilarious lyrics. Check out the original first before you read on! It's #4 in the 5204 player, or if you have problems with the player, try this link.

I naturally decided to do an instrumental version, so that I didn't have to sing the x-rated lyrics, and because the tune has some killer melody lines that were fun to play! I originally intended it to have more of a 60s "garage instrumental" sound ala Link Wray/Pulp Fiction, but somehow it ended up sounding more 80s I think. (Which is the time I started playing the guitar, no escaping your roots I guess.) I managed to squeeze in a few blues licks as well:-)

And here, without further ado, is my tribute to 5204:

And just for laughs, here's the waveform graphic of my recording. Listen to the original lyrics, and see if you can find any metaphoric connection;-)

Thanks to Rock Demon for the great song, I hope you enjoy!

Cheers from per

News from the Fingerprints Band

The Fingerprints Band just finished its final gig this year a few hours ago. We shared a double bill with folk rockers Svarttrast at Pias cafe here in Trondheim. We played to a select audience who seemed to enjoy themselves, and so did I and the rest of the band! Hopefully I'll be able to post some pictures from the event later on.

The band has done no less than THREE gigs in 2004, which is monumental considering that we had NO gigs since 2000! Two very pleasant gigs at Pias, and another fun gig for the local blues club. (See some snapshots of that one here.)

I enjoy playing with Espen and Raymond immensely, and I hope that we'll be able to book some gigs for 2005 as well. Hope to see you then!

Cheers from Per

Merry X-mas everybody!

Howdy folks,

I just changed the format for the news page here at fingerprintsweb. It is now in fact published in the form of a blog! (But because blogs are so hip that they're going to be extremely unhip in 2005 or so, I'm going to stick with calling it the news page!)

This website is still in its infant stage, and I'm trying to keep things as simple as possible while I tinker with various ideas. So please bear with me while I fool around. This site is really meant to showcase my musical work as opposed to, say, my web design skills.

I'd like to take this opportunity to wish all the visitors a merry X-mas and a happy new year. I'll be back next year with more exciting music for you!

All the best and cheers from Per