Pretty certain I posted this here a year ago when I became aware of it. Apparently became an enormous internet fad, a rare one which I totally support. However if you have not seen this, I would mark it as quite deliciously and playfully odd, I believe dating to Soviet television of the mid to late sixties. And apparently some sort of versions have gotten as far as The Family Guy, so its pretty well known. Even have checked out a couple of interviews with this gentleman,Eduard Khil was his name, including a message for world peace, seemed a very dear man, passed away in St Petersburg Russia today at 76. youtu.be/2Z4m4lnjxkY
And OMG, while I'm busy shirking responsibility, and while IA is game in recent years for playing with others, how much would I have dug IA doing a duet on Trololo. I know he would have found and enhanced any useful melody, would have found something from a Rimsky Korsakov angle too, and would have out weirded the Trololo man, with side value of temporarily resurrecting Ian's popularity to an area I would rather not revisit. Plus it seems the Russians really like Ian. Gorbachev would have got a chortle out of such an arrangement I am pretty sure. Would have worked better up til about 93, as I know Ian would want to get physical with that piece.
maddogfagin: May 7 is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 238 days remain until the end of the year.
May 7, 2019 6:59:01 GMT
rabey: Hi John/bunkerfan and Steelmonkey.
May 7, 2019 23:08:40 GMT
rabey: Thanks for the interest. Unfortunately because Ian/Tull is doing his own book when I sent a request to find John I got stonewalled, even though I have a signed contract by Ian from 2013 stating I was doing a DVD version of The book. I also have had trouble
May 7, 2019 23:11:47 GMT
rabey: I guess after 5 years Ian forgot this even existed. Imean, he never even listed my book with all the other books that have been out of print for decades, yet mine and Tim S still have books in print and we're not mentioned.
May 7, 2019 23:13:11 GMT
rabey: I just get the impression that this AND having just dealt with Tull are all they care about really and it peeves me when the truth is when I first got my original contract with a US publisher to write the book with quotes on 3 other books on ELP,Crimson,
May 7, 2019 23:21:53 GMT
rabey: and YES, I contacted both Martin and Dave from AND and offered involvement in writing and photography. but Dave said no interest and martin was happy to get his photos printed just for credit. Later Daves book arrived and martin wanted 100 bucks a shot.
May 7, 2019 23:25:00 GMT
rabey: Anyway, The publisher refused the cost of photos, Martin wrote the only negative review of the book in print except for Amazon where a few stinkers stalled it's movement, but basically there was nothing advertising the book outside the UK.
May 7, 2019 23:29:01 GMT
rabey: I have to find a better way to post.
May 7, 2019 23:29:21 GMT
steelmonkey: Fights about history, public knowledge and more personally researched knowledge are pretty hard to untangle...but nothing takes away your contributions to total Tull information.
May 8, 2019 21:35:56 GMT
rabey: Very Kind, Steelmonkey!
May 9, 2019 1:33:24 GMT