Capricorn Sister
2016.02.06
THE STAGE IS CALLING

DEAR FRIENDS! I'M SITTING IN A BAR IN DOWNTOWN TURKU, LISTENING TO A DJ PLAY AWESOME TUNE AFTER TUNE FROM THE GREAT 90'S. AND I'M MUSING OVER THE FACT THAT YES, SISTER CAPRICORN IS GOING ON TOUR!

THE YEAR 2015 WAS A YEAR FOR HIBERNATION AND LETTING THE MUSIC AND THE SONGS GROWN IN SILENCE AND PEACE. SLOWLY AND SURELY SONGS HAVE MATURED AND A FEW OLDIES AND ONE OR TWO NEWBIES HAVE FOUND THEIR FINAL FORM. I EVEN VENTURED OUT ON AN UNFAMILIAR ROAD AND TOOK PART IN A COMPOSITION COMPETITION AND WROTE THE MUSIC TO LYRICS IN SWEDISH (MY MOTHER TONGUE).
SO DURING 2015 I'VE GATHERED ENERGY, SECURITY AND MOMENTUM TO GO FULL THROTTLE IN 2016! A FEW DATES ARE ALREADY BOOKED, CHECK THEM OUT HERE. MORE IS STILL TO COME, INCLUDING DATES IN THE ARCHIPELAGO IN THE SUMMER TIME AND MAYBE SWEDEN IN AUTUMN! ALSO PLANNING ON RECORDING THE LIVE GIGS WHICH HOPEFULLY WILL RESULT IN A FEW BOOTLEG TAPES. I'LL KEEP YOU POSTED ON WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH THAT HERE OR ON FACEBOOK. FOR NOW, ENJOY THE TUNES ON SOUNDCLOUD, CHECK THE BOOKED DATES, SEE YOU AT THE SHOWS!
A whole lotta love and stay gold! -Sister C

ON THE TURNTABLE: THE LAST INTERNATIONALE: MOANIN' AT MIDNIGHT ::: INTERPOL: NOT EVEN JAIL



2015.01.12
STAY GOLD

WOW. A YEAR WENT BY JUST LIKE THAT. IN A HEARTBEAT. A LOT HAS HAPPENED DURING 2014, THE USUAL BLEND OF GOOD AND BAD BUT MOST OF ALL GROWTH! DURING 2014 I PLAYED A FEW SHOWS BUT MOSTLY ORGANIZED SHOWS FOR OTHERS AND FOCUSED ON FINISHING SOME LONG TIME HANGING LOOSE ENDS. TOWARDS THE END OF 2014 I MADE A NEW YEARS RRESOLUTION: THAT COME 2015 I WILL FILL MY LIFE WITH MORE MUSIC ON ALL FRONTS. I REALIZED THAT MAKING AND PLAYING MUSIC HAD SLIPPED FURTHER DOWN THE LADDER OF IMPORTANCE AND PRIORITY. AND IT DIDN'T FEEL TOO GOOD. SHURE LIFE MOVES IN EBB AND FLOW AND SOMETIMES YOU'RE RIDING HIGH AND OTHER TIMES IT'S SLOW TIME IN THE VALLEY. YET IT BOTHERD ME THAT I WASN'T GIVING THE ONE THING I LOVE THE MOST IN LIFE THE ATTENTION IT DESERVED. A CHANGE WAS NEEDED.

THE OTHER DAY I WAS READING THE SUNDAY CULTURE SECTION OF A NEWSPAPER AND THERE WAS A PICTURE OF A MESSAGE BOARD WITH A CUT-OUT ON IT THAT READ: "A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE IS NOT KNOWLEDGE. IT IS IMAGINATION". IT REALLY HIT HOME. BECAUSE WITHOUT IMAGINATION THERE IS NO WAY TO DREAM YOURSELF AWAY TO PLACES AND SPACES AND FEELINGS THAT ARE IMMUNE TO THE REAL WORLD. TO CREATE IS TO STEP INTO THIS NEVER-NEVER LAND INSIDE ONESLEF AND LET GO OF ALL INHIBITIONS, DO'S AND DON'T'S AND EXPECTATIONS OF THE OUTSIDE WORLD. ANOTHER GREAT THING THAT HAPPENED DURING THE FALL WAS: MUSIC. I FOUND SOME REALLY COOL BANDS THAT HAVE HELPED ME OUT OF SOME RANDOM HINDERING FUNK AND NOW I FEEL MORE ALIVE AGAIN. FOR ME, I DON'T NEED DRUGS OR TO LIVE LIFE TO THE MAX OR TO SEEK OUT EXTREME STATES OF MIND. I LIVE AND BREATHE MUSIC. THAT'S MY FUEL, MY FIRE, MY DRUG OF CHOICE, MY EVERYTHING.
SO IT GIVES ME GREAT PLEASURE TO ANNOUNCE THAT I WILL START OFF THE YEAR WITH A GIG! I WILL BE PLAYING AT BAR SOINTU TUESDAY THE 13TH OF JANUARY AND IT IS THE KICK-OFF GIG FOR TURKU BAND FESTIVALWHICH IS AN AMAZING EVENT WHERE 60 BANDS PLAY LIVE DURING 4 DAYS! I'M VERY EXCITED AND CAN'T WAIT TO GET THINGS ROLLING! HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE SHOWS, NEW MUSIC AND PICTURES ARE COMING DOWN THE ROAD. LET'S KICK THIS YEAR OFF WITH A BANG!
A whole lotta love and stay gold! -Sister C

ON THE TURNTABLE: THE LAST INTERNATIONALE: WE WILL REIGN ::: FIRST AID KIT: STAY GOLD ::: PEARL JAM: GETAWAY



2013.10.21
We Become Ourselves

TIME FLIES WHEN YOUR HAVING FUN RIGHT?! IT'S BEEN A WHILE SINCE I'VE POSTED SOME NEWS, HAD TO TAKE A BREATHER AFTER THE SUMMER BECAUSE BOY WAS IT A CRAZY SUMMER! THE PAST SUMMER I PLAYED MORE GIGS THAN I HAD THOUGHT I WOULD AND IT WAS WONDERFUL AND SPONTANEOUS. ALSO WHAT KEPT ME BUSY DURING THE SUMMER WAS THE GIG EVENT FOR Telmu WHICH INCLUDED 13 DATES WITH DOUBLE THE AMOUNT OF ARTISTS. CRAZY - GOOD - TIMES!

AS FOR NOW I'LL BE TAKING A BREATHER TO WRITE SOME NEW TUNES THAT HAVE BEEN CREATING THEMSELVES AT THE BACK OF MY MIND. I WILL ALSO DO SOME RECORDINGS DURING THE WINTER MONTHS WHICH I'M QUITE EXCITED ABOUT, AS WELL AS GETTING SOME LIVE DATES IN AFTER NEW YEAR'S! AND WHO KNOWS, A GIG OR TWO MIGHT JUST TURN UP BEFORE THIS YEAR COMES TO AN END :)

I'LL KEEP YOU POSTED ON THE PROGRESS OF RECORDINGS AND LIVE DATES AND THE LIKE. IN THE MEANTIME, LISETEN TO OLD AND NEW TUNES, INDULGE IN LATE NIGHTS WITH GOOD MUSIC AND KEEP WARM AS THE WORLD GOES TOWARDS WINTER.
A whole lotta love! -Sister C

ON THE TURNTABLE: REBEKKA KARIJORD: WE BECOME OURSELVES ::: SMOKE FAIRIES: DEVIL IN MY MIND ::: QUOTSA: SMOOTH SAILING



2013.06.18
Bones

TODAY I DID A RANDOM GIG AT THE Turku Acoustic-FESTIVAL INFOTENT. IT WAS QUITE AWESOME ACTUALLY! IT WAS A TENT WITH TWO WALLS AT THE MARKET SQUARE DOWN TOWN, THE SUN WASN'T SHINING, THE WIND WAS BLOWING AND RAIN KEPT KEPT ON MAKING THE PAVEMENT LOOK ALL POLKA DOTTY. I'VE PLAYED A FEW TIMES OUTDOORS OVER THE EYARS AND I HAVE TO SAY I KINDA LIKE IT! THE ACOUSTICS OF AIR AND THE WHOLE WIBE OF NOT BEING 'RESTRICTED' BY AN INTERIOR, BUT RATHER HAVING A RANDOM STRAND OF HAIR PULLED BY THE WIND, TO SMELL THE AIR. AND IN A SENSE YOU BECOME PART OF SOMEONE'S SOUNDTRACK TO A MOMENT OF THEIR DAY. TO PLAY AND BE PRESENT IN MY SONGS AND STILL BE ABLE TO FOLLOW THE PEOPLE AROUND ME. I GOT REAL NERVOUS RIGHT BEFORE I GOT TO THE TENT BUT FELT ELATED AND PLEASANTLY SATISFIED AFTERWARDS.
I WAS INVITED TO COME PLAY AGAIN NEXT WEEEK IF I HAVE THE CHANCE AND I'LL TRY AND MAKE IT!

IN OTHER NEWS:
I'VE BEEN WRITING AND RE-WORKING SONGS AND I'M REAL EXCITED BECAUSE I'VE GOT AT LEAST 3-4 NEW SONGS AND THEY ARE ROCKING!! BEEN TIED UP IN MY 'SMALL' SUMMER PROJECT TELMU GOES KAHVILA 2013, BUT NONE THE LESS I'VE GOT A FEW GIGS COMING UP DURING THE SUMMER AND I'LL TRY TO SQUEEZE IN SOME MORE ALONG THE WAY! GO SWIM OR TO A FESTIVAL OR TAKE A ROADTRIP IF YOU HAVE THE CHANCE, THE SUMMER IS SHORT BUT SWEET.

ON THE TURNTABLE: MAD SEASON: LOCOMOTIVE ::: QUOTSA :::GRAVEYARD: LIGHTS OUT

whole lotta love and summer sweetness
- Sister C



2013.04.30
IT'S NICE TO FEEL ALIVE

IT NEVER CEASES TO AMAZE ME THE POWER OF PLAYING LIVE. THE WEBRELEASE GIG WENT FANTASTIC! THE CROWD WAS GREAT, THE VIBE WAS VERY PRESENT AND WARM. THE SHOW WAS BOTH RECORDED AND FILMED AND AS A SPECIAL TREAT THERE ARE NOT ONE BUT T W O LIVE TRACKS ADDED ON THE MUSIC PAGE. GO LISTEN AND ENJOY! I KNOW I WILL..OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN!

THERE ARE MORE GIGS AND STUFF IN THE PLANNING, AS SOON AS THE CHILLY SPRING WILL GIVE AWAY TO WARM SUMMER BREEZES ALL WILL BE REVEALED. FOR NOW THOUGH I LEAVE YOU WITH BULLETPROOF AND bls #3 BY YOURS TRULY, LIVE AND UNCENSORED!

ON THE TURNTABLE: LED ZEPPELIN I-IV ::: JEFF BUCKLEY: SKETCHES FOR MY SWEETHEART, THE DRUNK

keep on stumblin' with ease <3
- Sister C



2013.04.04
-ALIVE- SHE CRIED!

EXCITEMENT TURNED UP TO ELEVEN! WHY? BECAUSE IN A MERE WEEK I'LL BE PLAYING AT MY OWN WEBPAGE LAUNCH PARTY! THE POSTERS ARE UP, THE GANGS ALL BEEN NOTIFIED, SONGS ARE PLAYED OVER AND OVER AGAIN...YES SIR, I HAVE A FEELING THIS WILL BE TRULY ACES!

ON THE SIDELINE OF GIG ANTICIPATION, I'VE BEEN LISTENING TO A LOT OF MUSIC LATELY. BEEN PLAYING AND MAKING IT TOO, BUT FOR ME WHAT HEALS ME, GETS ME GOING, KEEPS ME GOING AND EVENS ME OUT IS MUSIC. DON'T NEED NO MAGIC CURE. ALL I NEED ARE THE FAMILIAR TUNES THAT GO STRAIGHT FOR THE CORE OF MY BEING.
IT MIGHT SOUND REALLY CHEESY BUT THEN SO BE IT. OFTEN IT'S LIKE HAVING THIS DARK INTENSLY GLOWING ROUNDNESS WITHIN THAT COMES ALIVE WHEN I LISTEN TO OR PLAY MUSIC. AND I AM FOREVER GREATFUL FOR IT BECAUSE MY LIFE WOULD BE A SNOOZEFEST WITHOUT IT.

SO WHEN YOU SHOW UP A WEEK FROM NOW ON FRIDAY 12TH OF APRIL I'ILL PROMISE YOU A GOOD TIME AND AWESOME TUNES! AND FOR THOSE WHO CAN'T MAKE IT, BE SURE TO CHECK BACK HERE FOR LIVE FOOTAGE AND HOPEFULLY SOUND ASWELL FROM THE GIG! AND NATURALLY THERE WILL BE MORE GIGS DURING THE SUMMER, NOT TO WORRY!

ON THE TURNTABLE: MAD SEASON::ABOVE & A LOT OF ALICE IN CHAINS

AWESOMENESS! and a whole lotta love!
- Sister C



2013.03.05
WORDS AND MUSIC - THE ONLY INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE

SOME TIME HAS PASSED SINCE MY LAST POST BUT I ASSURE YOU IT'S BEEN EVENTFUL! FOR A LONG TIME NOW I'VE BEEN FEELING A BUILD UP OF MUSIC AND NEW SONGS INSIDE MY HEAD AND BODY AND NOW THAT WINTER IS SLOWLY MELTING AWAY I FEEL IT BUILDNG UP LIKE MAJOR WAVES ROLLING UP OUT ON THE OCEAN BEFORE THEY CRASH DOWN ON THE SHORE. AS I WRITE THIS I'M BATHING IN SUNLIGHT AND FLOWING ALONG TO THE TUNES OF THE NEW SOUNDGARDEN ALBUM.
THE ART OF IMMERSING ONESELF COMPLETELY IN MUSIC IS AT TIMES A HARD ONE BUT VERY VERY GRATIFYING AND INVIGORATING!

APART FROM WRITING MY OWN MUSIC AND PLAYING LIVE, JUST ME AND MY GUITAR, I PLAY IN A BAND. IT'S ALL QUITE NEW BUT SO MUCH FUN! PLAYING IN A BAND IS SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THAN JUST WORKING WITH ME, MYSELF AND I. IT'S HARDER BUT MORE EXCITING. IT OPENS UP A NEW DIMENSION TO MAKING MUSIC, IT'S SUPER COOL IN THAT REALLY CHILDLIKE JOYOUS WAY!

MY GOAL RIGHT NOW IS BOOKING GIGS, WRITING NEW SONGS FOR ME AND WITH THE BAND, AND JUST MAYBE YOU GUYS MIGHT BE SEEING BOTH sister capricorn AND THE BAND LIVE COME SUMMER!

ON THE TURNTABLE: SOUNDGARDEN::KING ANIMAL

peace out and a whole lotta love!
- Sister C



2013.01.01
I HAVE ARRIVED, WHERE'S MY STAGE?!

I'M FINALLY HERE. MY OWN SPACE, ON MY OWN TERMS. WITH NOTHING BUT MYSELF. MAY I PRESENT TO YOU: sistercapricorn.com!

THE ONE THING I REALLY ENJOY AND PROBABLY ONE OF THE STRONGEST REASONS I KEEP ON MAKING MUSIC IS PLAYING LIVE. THE EXCITING AND SAME TIME SCARY KICK I GET FROM BEING ON STAGE AND KNOWING THAT WHILE I'M LIVE I CAN DO NOTHING WRONG. WHILE IT'S MY STAGE YOU PLAY BY MY RULES.

THE LIVE EXPERIENCE, THE SOUND AND VIBE IS ALSO WHAT I LOOK TO BRING TO TAPE. WHILE PLAYING LIVE IS WHAT I LOVE TO DO IT IS ALSO A PERFECT TIME TO TRY OUT TUNES TO SEE WHICH ONES COULD END UP RECORDED. SOME TUNES ARE FUNNY IN THE WAY THAT THEY ONLY WORK LIVE WHILE OTHERS ARE MORE VERSATILE.

THE PAST FEW YEARS I'VE WORKED MORE TOWARDS PLAYING LIVE AND PLAYING WITH OTHER PEOPLE. THE NEW YEAR WILL INCLUDE MORE LIVE GIGS AND A FEW NEW PROJECTS. THIS IS NOW THE OFFICIAL HOME OF SISTER CAPRICORN AND I WELCOME YOU TO HAVE A POKE AROUND, LISTEN TO SOME TRACKS. THANKS FOR COMING, CHECK BACK SOON AND SEE YOU AT THE GIGS!!

a whole lotta love and rock 'n' roll!
- Sister C












Gig poster for recent gig

Sister Capricorn infront of a red brick wall