Posts Tagged ‘Trololo’

Well, Dear Reader, you know I am just a teensy bit obsessed with Mr Trololo. And then I saw this, courtesy of Patti’s Facebook page. Oh joy, oh frabjous day, yet once more. How do people have time to do this stuff? No idea. Well, I am just glad they do. Enjoy.

Then on an entirely different slant – if you have time and are feeling thoughtful, have a look at Stephen Fry a few years ago talking about the Roman Catholic Church. Now, I am not an atheist, and I am not especially anti Roman Catholicism – although I disagree with many things about the Roman church to be sure – but my God this is a great piece of public polemical speaking which deserves a wide audience.

I think God loves Stephen Fry. He certainly over-endowed him with grace.

Right, YouTube is just too damned addictive. And it’s dinner time. Pip pip.

Eduard Khil became a web sensation after decades-old TV footage of him singing was uploaded to YouTube. Sadly he has now died.

He had been taken to hospital last week after suffering a stroke.

Although a household name in Russia, Khil was best known around the word as Mr Trololo, after decades-old TV footage of him performing I Am So Happy to Finally Be Back Home was uploaded to YouTube in 2009.

The song became known as “Trololololololololololo” because of Khil’s distinctive vocal performance.

The “Trololo” meme re-ignited interest in Khil’s singing career, with his performance receiving a massive 12 million views since November 2009. I guess that will be a couple of a million more in the next few days.

Khil himself was flattered by the attention, saying:

“It’s nice, of course! Thanks for good news! There is a backstory about this song. Originally, we had lyrics written for this song but they were poor. I mean, they were good, but we couldn’t publish them at that time. They contained words like these: ‘I’m riding my stallion on a prairie, 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, so we, (composer) Arkady Ostrovsky and I, decided to make it a vocalisation. But the essence remained in the title. The song is very playful – it has no lyrics, so we had to make up something for people would listen to it, and so this was an interesting arrangement.”

Thank God the original lyrics were crap. And so a legend was born. Rest in peace, Mr Trololo.

(Herald Sun and many others)