Club Contact

The new MP3 blog from London's club Contact. The idea is to allow people to hear new music they wouldn't have otherwise found but, if anyone has any copyright issues with a particular song, i'll take the link down. Songs are only available for a limited amount of time.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Tina Karol has a fair way to go before she catches Ruslana in the national icon stakes but her willingness to sing pa-Russki and profess love for her "Rashan boy" haven't prevented the Maidan stallholders from doing a brisk trade in her t-shirts. As you can see, they're primarily intended for the army of rake-thin Slavic girls but, luckily, having to survive on Ukrainian food meant i had no problem fitting in to one.

Eurovision is a serious business in Ukraine and anyone representing the country is going to generate a fair amount of loyalty, especially if they do it with bravura displays like Karol's in Athens. She remains an endearing performer despite her tendency to ham it up rather bizarrely, like an aged 1930s starlet hallucinating a vast adoring crowd throwing bouquets of roses at her, in the slower songs. Vishe Oblakov displays her stridant voice over a Tatu-esque electro backing.

Tina Karol - Vishe Oblakov


  • At 3:07 pm, Blogger Adrian said…

    Excellent. Can you tell me if she really sings that Brazilian men "like the bitch" in Russian Boy? I love mangled English pronunciation.

  • At 3:48 pm, Blogger ShariVari said…

    It does rather sound like "Brazil is close to heaven and i love the bitch".

    Just wait until you hear the Stereoliza album. You can have hours of fun writing down what you think the lyrics are and comparing them to the ones in the booklet.

  • At 12:21 pm, Blogger Adrian said…

    It's the beach. Tina Karol loves the beach.

    It's taken me this long to work that out.

  • At 7:11 pm, Blogger Chig said…

    Ah, this reminds me of the media conference for the ten 'winners' of the qualifier at last year's Eurovision. Shiri Maymon spouted out the usual guff about how everyone would be welcome to visit Israel, one of the reasons being 'we have lovely beaches'. Except it didn't sound like beaches. Even the people from FYRoM around me knew it was funny. They laughed, and I had to bite my notebook in order not to appear unprofessional. It was a glorious Eurovision moment.


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