Sunday, December 14, 2008

Gadjo’s Video Jukebox #5

Yes, we’re back in the USSR (that’s the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic)! After the last post’s rather rough offerings, I'm trying here to repair the damage done to both this country's and my own reputations. First up, highly accomplished headline act Vopli Vidoplasova with a video that seems to be an affectionate tribute to Bollywood cinema:



Now music by the superfast folk-ska act Haydamaky - featuring Jim Carrey on drums, it would seem! - and Ukrainians enjoying themselves at a festival:

16 comments:

Gorilla Bananas said...

Was that a nun appearing near the end of the festival clip? I have a suddenly acquired a deep affection for Ukrainian culture.

The Dotterel said...

Well, it's a darn site better than X factor! (Not that I watched it - just read everybody else's comments.) I wondered what Jim Carrey was doing!

scarlet-blue said...

Mrs P is probably having lots of 'work' done in preparation for Jct 11. Probably at some fancy lido somewhere...

1) Bollywood version of MammaMia?

2) Yes, Jim Carrey! Seemed very Greek?!
Sx

No Good Boyo said...

Skrypka, the Vopli lead singer, is a stand-up bloke. Mrs Boyo once flew in the same plane as him to Hurghada. During the flight he put up with drunken music criticism from almost all the other passangers with remarkable good humour.

Gadjo Dilo said...

Bananas, yes, I think it was a nun, and I was as impressed as you and (I imagine) the cameraman to see her there!

Dot, Jim Carrey just has to be one of life's drummers - in fact I'm surprised that he doesn't do this more often.

Scarls, Mamma Mia?? I shudder at your cultural references but still like you lots. Isn't a lido some kind of open-air, cold-water place? She'll be frozen like an ice lolly - tell her to get back indoors this instant!

Boyo, I'm happy to hear you say that - I really admire the man and his music. Why were these drunken Ukrainians critisising him?? They should have been in awe to have their modern-day Taras Shevchenko on their plane!

No Good Boyo said...

Ukrainians are hard to please unless you give them money, pork fat and guns. Oleh had none on these on him. He did an album of covers called "Vidrada" that I can strongly recommend.

scarlet-blue said...

Oops... I meant spa!
Yes, I pride myself for my cringe inducing references ;o)
Sx

Gadjo Dilo said...

I've got that one, Boyo, yes, and I also like his Live in Kiev very much. Oh dear, Ukrainians sound more Russian than I'd expected, and there was me hoping that they'd just stick with the pork fat and maybe a vat or two of horilka.

Oh, a spa, Scarley. Yes. that does sound more her. Tell her to come over here, we've loads of very reasonable priced spas where they use a legendary anti-aging drug called Gerovital on you - it's banned in the West.

scarlet-blue said...

Blimey! Sounds good to me!
Sx

Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

When you get to Poland, check out one of the weirdest crossover acts in existence: roots reggae meets Polish gorale mountain fiddle with the Twinkle Brothers and the Trubke Trebunie family fiddlers. Rockin!

Mrs Pouncer said...

You know, it is really extremely vexing to drop in, unannounced, to a friend's forum to find your good name besmirched and besmeared with foul innuendo. I am too busy for "work", as you put it. This evening I had a spray tan in the new no-appointment-required place in Cross Street (Mrs Boyo and Wendy might be interested) and last Weds had mini-minor Botox, the teensiest amount, just off Lambs Conduit - so not exactly SPA territory. Disaster last Tues though, Scarls. I had EXTENSIONS! Looked fucking appalling - Cher c. 1982. Cut them out.

Gadjo Dilo said...

it's great, Scarley, Jackie Kennedy, Marlene Deitrich and Kirk Douglas can't all have been wrong.

Good heavens, Daph, that really is the strangest thing, and yet it works and is rather endearing! One can only believe that Rastafarians and Poles in national costume must be good for one another.

Welcome back Mrs Pouncer, I've missed you savagely! Scarlet seems to know an awful lot about your movements - no, I don't mean those ones - but maybe she got it wrong that time. Our local spa can offer you a cheaper rate than you were getting at Lambs Conduit - in fact if you climb through the hole in the fence and bring your own mud then it's free!

scarlet-blue said...

I have been to the saloon, sorry salon this morning. I am now proper blonded and my shades of Autumn a distant and painful memory...
Extentions Mrs P? Noooo... have you ever thought about low-lights?
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Sir Monocle said...

and George Michael on vocals.
I think I may have seen some relatives there. My name is Tarasiuk.

Gadjo Dilo said...

You sound lovely, Scarlet, just ready for the festive season

Welcome Sir Lord Tarasiuk Monocle. George Michael? I'm not sure I've seen Mr Michael from that angle before.

No Good Boyo said...

Vitayemo!

Are you one of the Foreign Ministry Tarasiuks?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarasyuk