This is a wonderful site. Obscure bands deserve this sort of treatment. I heard the first SS album when it came out and was very impressed. I never knew there were more albums. But I did catch Timo's contribution to John Mill-Cockell's album "Gateway". 😀
Monday, 14 February 2022
Hi Rob, so glad you liked the website. For all the people I've talked to about SS you are the first to mention Timo on JMC's album. That's pretty kool. The purpose of this website is to keep alive Timo's music and correct all the misinformation on the www about SLAM/Timo. Thanks so much for your kind compliments. I hope you enjoy listening to the other albums.
Tuesday, 15 February 2022
Hi Ray, Thank you for the extraordinary 45th Massey Hall Anniversary presentation. You never cease to amaze me with the way you use media; the music tracks from the album sounded great! on my headphones to complement the documentation/press clippings and very beautiful photos of Massey Hall, not only to recreate the ambiance and grandeur of the event; but also to highlight the new Massey Hall book... nice touch. In addition, I really liked the way you used the actual performance photos from the event as well and just short of having a video to work with you did a great job of recreating a memory, and also creating a first-class representation of the event for the website. I'll bet the guys in the band are thrilled by your hard work and dedication ... great job Ray! I'm still a big fan after all these years.
Friday, 24 December 2021
Thanks Pete for the incredible compliments. They are especially appreciated knowing you were there for the concert at Massey. I'm thrilled you liked the video. I only wish we were able to have filmed all or even part of the concert. Too bad cell phones weren't invented 20 years earlier!
Saturday, 25 December 2021
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Note from SS Admin: During the rebuild of this website I have deleted the '45th Anniversary Presentation' Pete refers to. Funny, but the day I did this just happens to be the 46th Anniversary of the Massey Hall concert
Thursday, 22 December 2022
I've been a fan of Symphonic Slam since 1976 when I bought the album because of its trippy cover by Mati klarween. I loved the power and diversity of the music so much that I went to see them at the Massey Hall concert.They were incredible live so much power only wish the concert was longer.As much as i loved the album I was blown away seeing them live. I knew they released a 2nd album but I could never find it until it was released on cd in 2011. I'm so glad to have found this website I never knew they released so many more albums.I've been listening to them all week. Even though the musicians were always different I enjoyed listening to how Timo Laine evolved over the years.Its a shame A&M records never gave them a chance & only released the 1 album
Sunday, 30 May 2021
Thanks so much Tim for your comments. I'm glad you found the website and were able to discover more of Timo's music. Glad to see you've been a fan for so many years!
Monday, 31 May 2021
OMG...what a treat to open my iPad this morning and find this! How are you dear Timo! Where are you living now...I still see parts of the old gang, Beasley, Borden, Loeck...talk to Joe and only briefly all those Mexicans from Orange County ? hope you're doing well...would love to see you! Sending this on to the boys...much love from your river sister, Catherine xoxo
Tuesday, 13 April 2021
My deepest thanks to Ray my trusted road manager and friend for creating a complete history of my music and art. His work documented it all with no details left out. Symphonic Slam and my music can live on for all to enjoy forever.
Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Thanks so much Timo for all your amazing music and making it all available in one place for SLAM fans to be able to enjoy. And finally now there is a complete history of what you accomplished, instead of pieces of it spread around the internet, quite a bit of it 'not exactly accurate'. I especially love the one where I read you were Canadian of Norwegian descent.😄😅😂 Your approval means the world to me, thank you my friend. (SS Admin - Ray Furlotte😎)
Wednesday, 14 April 2021