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Eurovision: Die Hard with a Vengeance

In honour of Jasna being here we are watching the Eurovision semi-finals that I happily had on tape.

This particular version of Eurovision semi-finals is an especial delight because it is its Yug incarnation, taped off of satelite show by a friend of mine, and it's fantastic because not only does it feature two utterly zombified presenters but it has these little strips of text that appear on top of the screen and provides important news and updates such as *Don't forget the massacres of the Serbs in Kosovo* and football scores.

On top of which the entries that never made it to the finals are incredibly amusing. :D

E.g. Estonian song- five women with hunting knives and one huge man with shaved head (except for two little artistic tufts of hair like devil's horns on the drums) sung I am informed in the *south Estonian dialect*. It's quality, it really is. It looks like someone has taken the extras off of Pocohontas and teamed them up with the guy who beat the drums for the galley slaves to row in rhythm in Ben Hur

I will treasure this tape forever.


Jasna has been expanding on her fascinating music theories relating to Eurovision. Namely, that 1) we should encourage Kosovo and Montenegro and Vojvodina to split away so that at the next Eurovision they can all give us 12 points and Serbia will be unbeatable.

2)That in order to have some success UK ought to split as well and have separate Scottish, Welsh and English entries who can rally around each other.

3)That since Monaco and Andorra participated next year we ought to have an entry from the Vatican with some sexy dancing nuns, and lyrics by the Jesuits and that she would vote for this mutant wholeheartedly.

We have also been laughing at the Croat man's lyrics In my heart is harmony/When you're close to me

And this is from a Yug newspaper I am fascinated with, a sort of Serb equivalent of the Daily Star

*So near and yet so far! Zeljko Joksimovic and the "Ad Hoc" orchestra have taken Serbia & Montenegro to second place at this year's Eurovision (..) The Ukranian entry (the *wild* Ruslana) won by 17 points thanks to an effective choreography and the fact that SSSR split up into more countries than the Socialist Federal Republic Yugoslavia.

Teee heeee heeeee

And here is Zeljko's consolation prize, as Ruslana gets jiggy with him:



I hope verlaine feels suitably moved by this demonstration of friendship between our two most ancient nations.

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livemeat
May. 18th, 2004 03:19 am (UTC)
2)That in order to have some success UK ought to split as well and have separate Scottish, Welsh and English entries who can rally around each other.


You miss the point:-

The Repuiblic of Ireland was financially crippled for all times because the voting masses [both of them]
kept making Eire the winners - consequently they had to put on the whole thing three or four years on the trot.

A brief look at traditional Welsh/Scottish/English culture:
caber tossing, morris dancing, sheep inteference etc etc,
indicates wuite how, and also why, binge drinking has become the nations stalwart activity
rainsinger
May. 18th, 2004 03:34 am (UTC)
You miss the point:-

The Repuiblic of Ireland was financially crippled for all times because the voting masses [both of them]
kept making Eire the winners - consequently they had to put on the whole thing three or four years on the trot.


True, but Jasna really enjoys her schemes of world domination.

A brief look at traditional Welsh/Scottish/English culture:
caber tossing, morris dancing, sheep inteference etc etc,
indicates wuite how, and also why, binge drinking has become the nations stalwart activity.


LOL
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