Di-Rect – Blind for You

November 25, 2007

Di-Rect is a Dutch band with kinda boysband image, having a couple of cool songs nevertheless. Heard them first with this one on a trip to Hoofddorp, a town I love very much, adding up to my attitude to this song.

The original:

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Living End – Prisoner of Society

November 21, 2007

The video is mirrored by a mistake.

The original video:

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Sonnet 61 in Russian

November 20, 2007

Lyrics: Samuil Marshak‘s translation of Shakespeare‘s sonnet #61.

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Ya ne lyublyu ironii tvoey (I don’t love your irony)

November 20, 2007

Lyrics: Nikolay Nekrasov

This song was written four years ago, a descent age for it to go public I guess.

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Offspring – Dirty Magic

October 11, 2007

This song made me into Offspring and punk rock generally back in 1996. Time to pay back I guess. Didn’t catch the pitch in some moments, but it’s a one-take record, just like a punk record should be.

The original:

Lyrics after the jump.

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Anastasia Prihodko – Tri Zimy (Three Winters) (originally by Taisia Povaliy)

October 9, 2007

A re-cover of Anastasia Prihodko’s cover of a Taisia Povaliy’s song. Anastasia Prihodko is a participant of the Russian “Fabrika 7” show (Russian analogue of the “American Idol”). She has the greatest voice in the show, and this song is just amazing in its Russian-ness.

The original:

Lyrics and translation after the jump.

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Arcady Severny – Gospoda Oficery

October 6, 2007

This is the song that gives me goosebumps each time I perform it. Definitely my favourite. Though not the best performance this time.

The song is about the doom fate of the officers of the white army during the Russian Civil War.

Lyrics and translation after the jump.

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