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Post  pinhedz on Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:53 am

Which of these is the original, and which is photoshopped? scratch


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Post  Yakima Canutt on Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:09 pm

If you're in San Diego, Ocean Beach is a good place to buy drugs (and less exposure than say Mission Beach). The tacos are also decent there.

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Post  pinhedz on Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:57 pm

Albert sez musicians should not have to pay for drugs.  

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Post  pinhedz on Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:53 am

No big deal here--just one of those summer concerts for the local park system, but the sound is pretty good.  This one is out there in remote outpost of Manassas--which the Yanquis call "Bull Run." It starts with Waltzes, but gets more Russian later on.  

Due to the shortage of  pickers (people are mostly out of town on vacation this time of year) Svetlana is picking and conducting from a sitting position (she's the lady in black).

There's an unfortunate young man in the audience with tourette's syndrome making noises like a billy goat.

Jim the ex-marine plays his revolutionary-war military drum at one point.

Around 12:00 we get some nice (quietish) interplay between Andrey's balalaika and Svetlana's prima domra.

Andrey "slow-hand" Saveliev is very audible until the sound system goes dead in the second half--then it becomes an all acoustical event, but the audience said they could still hear (he's still sounding good in his solos after 56:00).

As usual--in Manassas--the train comes through during the quietist number.


btw, this vid is not public--but ATU members get special privileges:


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Post  Yakima Canutt on Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:15 pm

whaa, are you talking smak about Andrey, or is it that Andrey is using world-famous Smolensk Slow-Hand Method ...

Reminds me I heard the other day that Ted's best boyhood friend, Gil, had Tourette's but Ted didn't find out til they had already been frens for 6 years ... thing is Ted would always yell and cuss right back at Gil, you see, Ted thought it was their special buddy rapport thing. talk about yer bunkerbuster shell rite

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Post  pinhedz on Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:02 am

user wrote:whaa, are you talking smak about Andrey, or is it that Andrey is using world-famous Smolensk Slow-Hand Method ...
It's true that Dave Apollon is showier than Andrey.

But Dave--being a typical "plectrum player"--is all about the razzle-dazzle, cheap thrills, and playing to the peanut gallery. bounce

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Post  pinhedz on Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:55 pm

Overheard on the web:
"...& the way Svetlana's hair bounces as she conducts... sensational."

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Post  pinhedz on Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:31 am

The little goose from Smolensk is back. What a Face 

Henry, the new goose-horn player, will be playing the goose instead of the pinhed, because he is a goose-horn specialist (it's true, the pinhed hit some wrong notes last time, but when you're a goose, people make allowances geek ).  

Dear friends,
Here is the proposed concert program for our November performances:

Kalinka on a Saturday Night
Kamarinskaya
Irina Zagornova-solo piece /The dark cherry shawl /
Irina Zagornova-solo piece / My na lodochke katalis' /
Russian Waltz
Shall I go to the river
Irina Zagornova piece TBD
Irina Zagornova piee / Ya na gorku shla - see the music on Wednesday/
Smolensky Gusachok
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Raspryagayte....
Polushko-Pole
Irina Zagornova piece / Utushka Lugovaya , will be ready soon /
Irina Zagornova piece / Techet Volga/
Barinya
Vinyat.... - Andrey solo
Ural Dance - Andrey solo
Shutochnaya- Andrey's encore
Moskva Zlatoglavaya
Bright Moon - encore

I hope you will enjoy this program of Russian Folk music.
Svetlana

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Post  pinhedz on Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:34 am

This will put the repaired finger to the test.  

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Post  pinhedz on Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:50 am

Svetlana wrote:Irina Zagornova-solo piece / My na lodochke katalis' /
Fun fact: "na lodochke katalis' " (which means "went for a boat ride")

rhymes with "tselovalis," which means "intensely making out."

Irinia Zagornova does not sing like Olga--she's more gypsy/country like.

I think I know everybody in this video Very Happy 




But I don't know anybody in this video:  


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Post  pinhedz on Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:20 am

At long last, Svetlana has seen fit to dedicate a concert to the Little Goose From Smolensk.  


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Post  pinhedz on Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:23 am

And Irina Zagornova will sing the song about making out on the boat, but the goose horn will be the hi-lite.  
It always is. What a Face

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Post  pinhedz on Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:56 am

This morning Svetlana hardly whipped and abused me at all. scratch 

Doesn't she love me anymore? Neutral

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Post  pinhedz on Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:02 am

Today she was mostly persecuting Marie.

I'm afraid she's lost interest in the pinhed. Crying or Very sad

 


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Post  pinhedz on Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:50 pm

Today she was focussing on the zhaleika and rozhok players making the goose noises for the upcoming performance of "The Little Goose From Smolensk."

The gooses noises were getting completely out of hand.  With some people, having their own zhaleika just makes them crazy.Shocked

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Post  pinhedz on Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:47 pm


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Post  pinhedz on Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:22 am

Last night was the dress rehearsal with Irina Zagornova.

I'd be lyin' if I didn't say there were quite a few rough edges.


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Post  pinhedz on Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:24 am

The gooses are sounding really good, tho.  

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Post  pinhedz on Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:02 am

Good news--everybody did good last night (except that one place where Vic messed up).

The gooses and Irina were both good--different, but both good.

Today we do it all again, and then party.  

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Post  pinhedz on Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:11 pm

At the party we played back the video of the "Smolenskiy Guzachok" performance.

Svetlana said "Oh NO! The gooses are IN TUNE."  

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Post  pinhedz on Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:48 pm

After our brilliant performance at the old folks home on Sunday, Svetlana said to me "You must have practiced all night."  Smile 

Of course, that could be her way of saying "You must have only started practicing the day before."  

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Post  pinhedz on Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:36 am

As you can see, this year's Russian New Year's Ball is in a new location--the Cosmos Club.

Many dignitaryish-looking folks were there: http://washingtonlife.smugmug.com/Other-1/The-Russian-Ball-2014/36014470_j59wBB#!i=3020893137&k=rCv6Wj5&lb=1&s=A

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Post  pinhedz on Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:37 am

Unfortunately Svetlana did not get snapped--but Zhenya did:






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Zhenya, as you can clearly see, is Ukrainian.

In four weeks the Marunyches are coming to play with the Svetlana's orchestra--assuming nothing bad happens to them in Київ in the meantime. Neutral 


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Post  pinhedz on Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:37 am

^
The decision by the powers that be is that the balalaikas will try not to get all political.

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