Friday, March 05, 2010

"You need only watch this video... understand why you're already a fan."

At least according to the Fans of Eduard Hill Facebook page. My son "tweeted" the link tonight. I wonder what my college experience might have been like with an internet.

Anyway, you're going to love this.


Alexander said...

This guy SOOOO looks like a few of my uncles from Poland!

D.B. Echo said...

From the Wikipedia page on this guy - "Eduard Khil" - there is a translated quote of his explanation of this song:

Thereby hangs a tale about this song. Lyrics were written for it, but they were poor. I mean, they were good, but one couldn't publish them at that time. They contained words like these: "I'm riding my stallion, so-and-so mustang, and my beloved Mary is thousand miles away knitting a stocking for me". Of course, we failed to publish it at that time, and we, Arkady Ostrovsky and I, decided to make it a vocalise. But the essence remained in the title. Yes, it's a little prankish – it has no lyrics, so we had to make up something for people would listen to it, and so there was an interesting arrangement.

—Eduard Khil