Surfer Of Life
Episode 50

Apocalyptica's Paavo Lötjönen - Over 1500 Shows Step By Step

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Despite the success which includes millions of sold albums and over 1500 shows Paavo Lötjönen has kept his feet on the ground. He is enjoying the ride small steps at a time and believes that this is one of the secrets why Apocalyptica is still going strong. 

Join us as we talk with Paavo about:

- How was Apocalyptica based
- What type of instruments he played when he was young
- How was he raised in a classical music family
- How much does physical condition effect playing cello
- Shifting energy through music
- How does it feel to travel many weeks with the band

19:47 What kind of an impact success has on Paavo
23:03 The importance of focusing on the present

24:12 How Apocalyptica has stayed together over 20 years

28:08 Tour life after getting children

32:24 One big rule that Apocalyptica has before the shows

The power of the mountains

37:00 Nervousnes and the control over it
How he overcomes his fear of performing

46:00 You can't fool the audience

49:37 Alpine skiing as his biggest passion 
Power of the mountains

55:00 Best part of being a successful musician

56:50 Is it good to follow your passion

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