Monthly Archives: November 2017

Myfanwy


Playout date: 1 March 2007
Duration: 6:20
Views at the time added to HTV: 15,862
Likes at the time added to HTV: 76
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 6
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 92.7%
Comments at time added: 27
Total interactions at time added: 109
Total interactions to views 0.7%
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – medium use
Location: Jazdów 8A, Warsaw
Other people featured: None
Genre: Intro’d song
Music used: Myfanwy
Languages used: English, Welsh
Animals/plants featured: Ameca splendens in tank behind
Other remarks:

For several St David’s Days Huliganov became a Russian singing Welsh songs. This is the first of them, Myfanwy.

Early commentators made very encouraging remarks, one saying it made her father cry. I hope that was encouraging…

On friendship and Enmity


Playout date: 28 February 2007
Duration: 24:34
Views at the time added to HTV: 4,628
Likes at the time added to HTV: 71
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 4
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 94.7%
Comments at time added: 14
Total interactions at time added: 89
Total interactions to views 1.9%
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – slight use
Location: Jazdów 8A, Warsaw
Other people featured: Blueclue52, also known as Kevin
Genre: Linguistic Meandering
Music used: “Chto za druga my imeem” (What a Friend we have in Jesus in Russian)
Languages used: English, Russian
Animals/plants featured: Ameca splendens in tank behind
Other remarks:

In answer to the question from a viewer I was later to get to know personally, Huli talks about the various nuances of words for “friend” along with some etymogicalies.

This was the first of a series of series of Linguistic Meanderings, a kind of Hulirant but about words and language. Somehow or other we get into homes and mortgage fraud in the UK, in order to illustrate that the difference between the different “friend” words and ideas are similar to the words describe “house” and “home” – these nuances require in some languages different words, in others they don’t. What does this tell us about the priorities in different nations’ cultures?

In the end we have the description of the true Friend, and the Russian version of the hymn “What a Friend we have in Jesus”.

Quote of the clip: “It is better if your wife is your friend than your enemy”

Snowy Road


Playout date: 26 February 2007
Duration: 9:11
Views at the time added to HTV: 3,474
Likes at the time added to HTV: 12
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 2
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 85.7%
Comments at time added: 6
Total interactions at time added: 20
Total interactions to views 0.6%
Camera: Panasonic DMZ -FZ30
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – slight use
Location: Load between Czarnkow and Szamotuly including Lubasz
Other people featured: None
Genre: Environmental
Music used: “Galactic Time” by Aalborg Ambient Soundtracks
Languages used: None
Animals/plants featured: None
Other remarks:

As many reading this will know, I went on to do a load of driving videos, but this was one of the earliest attempts, showing the road between Czarnków and Szamotuły in -6 degree cold and snow everywhere. Very typical Polish road scenery.

Originally it contained a musical backing track with several pieces that did not obscure my commentary, however it was an early copyright claim and so it had to be replaced by a new soundtrack which still produced a copyright claim after the next goalposts change, so I lost by better audio and am left with no advantage to having a piece called “Galactic Time” by Aalborg Ambient Soundtracks in place of my usual vibrant commentary. Does anyone wonder why I have mainly no music on my later videos?

Czarnkow Quaint Hotel Room


Playout date: 25 February 2007
Duration: 6:05
Views at the time added to HTV: 3,108
Likes at the time added to HTV: 6
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 5
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 54.5%
Comments at time added: 2
Total interactions at time added: 13
Total interactions to views 0.4%
Camera: Panasonic DMZ -FZ30
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – medium use
Location: Czarna Hanka hotel in Czarnkow
Other people featured: None
Genre: Environmental
Music used: “Everybody knows”, Leonard Cohen, karaoke version
Languages used: English
Animals/plants featured: None
Other remarks:

A litte dark and atmospheric, a reminder of how my vsits to Czarna Hanka hotel in Czarnkow used to be when I used to be the auditor of a nearby noted factory.
It demonstrates the use of fizzy orange flavoured vitamin pills. This occasioned the sarcasm of some commentators ho pretended that they did not have them in their own countries, and were amazed by them.

RL102-4 part 2


Playout date: 25 February 2007
Duration: 10:40
Views at the time added to HTV: 16,934
Likes at the time added to HTV: 107
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 1
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 99.1%
Comments at time added: 30
Total interactions at time added: 138
Total interactions to views 0.8%
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – medium use
Location: Home
Other people featured: Elena
Genre: Lesson
Music used: To ne veter vetku klonit
Languages used: Russian, English
Animals/plants featured: None
Other remarks:

Today’s lessons is about 1a verbs, adverbs and vocabulary building.

I am joined by my lovely wife looking suitably sad in the very sad Russian song “It’s not the wind that bends the bough”.

Sing


Playout date: 24 February 2007
Duration: 3:32
Views at the time added to HTV: 1,506
Likes at the time added to HTV: 14
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 7
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 66.7%
Comments at time added: 3
Total interactions at time added: 24
Total interactions to views 1.6%
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: None
Location: Home
Other people featured: Sophie
Genre: Family
Music used: “Sing a song” by Carpenters, karaoke version.
Languages used: English
Animals/plants featured: None
Other remarks:

More musical messing around to develop the cute leetle keed.

Quote of the clip: “Don’t worry if it’s not good enough for all of You Tube to hear” – this seems to be my motto…

RL102-4 part 1


Playout date: 21 February 2007
Duration: 12:52
Views at the time added to HTV: 35,732
Likes at the time added to HTV: 169
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 3
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 98.3%
Comments at time added: 55
Total interactions at time added: 227
Total interactions to views 0.6%
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – medium use
Location: Home
Other people featured: None
Genre: Lesson
Music used: Daszkiewicz theme from Sherlock Holmes
Languages used: Russian and English
Animals/plants featured: None
Other remarks:

The groups that used to be in FB have been taken away, the Google group is also superseded by the Facebook group “Huliganov’s Russian Lessons Really Work” apologies if anyone’s time gets wasted by looking for these groups, hopefully you find the up to date groups, and also of course the GoldList Method User Group on FB.

Today’s lessons is about 1a verbs, adverbs and vocabulary building.

Quote of the clip: “Ostorozhno, tam gulyayut po-russki!”

More Musical Mucking Around


Playout date: 20 February 2007
Duration: 3:50
Views at the time added to HTV: 382
Likes at the time added to HTV: 4
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 4
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 50.0%
Comments at time added: 6
Total interactions at time added: 14
Total interactions to views 3.7%
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – slight use
Location: Home
Other people featured: Sophie
Genre: Family
Music used: Some pieces from Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera.
Languages used: English
Animals/plants featured: None
Other remarks:

“She ‘as been well taught, by a grreat mastaire!” and now you see how I went about turning my kid into a real angel of music. Ie, keep it not too serious.

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