Author Archives: David J. James

Huliganov’s Finnish Experience #1 – Arrivalli


Original playout date: 18 December 2007
Duration: 9:50

Yes, indeed. It’s the long awaited Finland trip series kicking off. As you can tell the mike on my new camera is a big let down and I’m still learning how to shoot with it, but look at the quality of some of the pictures in the end and you’ll see it’s not like I threw my money entirely away on that Lumix Panasonic
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Minsk, Belarus


Original playout date: 17 December 2007
Duration: 2:57

In 2004, Belarus, in one of its first Eurovision appearences, decided to sing in English, but I defy anyone to understand any sentient message in the entire performance. Quiet a catchy tune, though. It didn’t make it to the final and in fact Belarus rarley do, although one of their boys has won it for Norway. They have more luck with the Children’s ESC.
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Huliganov’s Canadian “Eh”xperience – part 5 – Montreal Nights


Original playout date: 17 December 2007
Duration: 18:25

Still in Montreal. The show hots up with jugglers and drag queens flouncing around one night and Nancy Hernandez live on the second night.
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Stuttgart


Original playout date: 17 December 2007
Duration: 17:15

Christopher and Kasia once again in the third in a trio of Baden-Wurttemberg cities.
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New World in the Morning


Original playout date: 15 December 2007
Duration: 2:29

When I recorded this piece, which was an idea to put a bit of Elvis into the Roger Whittaker number, I weighed I think my record ever weight of 140 kgs. By the time I uploaded it I was about 130 kgs and looking a little slimmer. Treat this as the “before” photograph to compare with later videos…
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Impromptu Rant against Cowk and Papsy


Original playout date: 14 December 2007
Duration: 3:44

Don’t drink these awful products, which are part of the globalisation which is reducing your choice and your freedoms. Support your local Carbonated Soft Drinks producer this Christmas instead.

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Christmas family musical muckaround


Original playout date: 9 December 2007
Duration: 15:39

This is not exactly seasonal for the time I am uploading this to this blog, but I am simply putting my old films up here in order and right now I am 10 years and six months behind the original play out times. I hope that this figure will get lower and lower.
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Huli’s Canadian “Eh”xperience #4 – Montreality Show


Original playout date: 12 December 2007
Duration: 11:46

“In this part we move to Montreal. I go for a photographic tour round the city with my colleague from Turkey, Deniz, whom you may also remember from one of the films in the Hungarian series.

Features a lot of the sights from the old part of Montreal as wll as some of the skyscrapers in the newer part of the centre.”
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Holiday in Alsace #12/12 – The journey home


Original playout date: 8 December 2007
Duration: 13:17

Yes, we’ve reached the 12th and final part of the Alsace holiday saga, and I hope that you enjoy the road trip shots, the rare photo of my wife as a 19 year old, the impromptu Borat impersonation and the music of the UK Mr Big (NB not the same as the US group of the same name) and the full version of the song which has started each episode of this series, namely “Ne me quitte pas” by Brel, a song that launched many translations such as Shirley Bassey’s “if you go away” in the 1950s but none of them come in my opinion anywhere near the original, which must be in the top ten French language songs of all time.
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You raise me up


Original playout date: 7 December 2007
Duration: 5:11

This was, had been, a delightful rendition of “you raise me up” sang with my wife joining in the end. Unfortunately Mr Groban’s label are a bunch of money-groban pigs who grobbed the audio track. I replaced it with something because I was forced to, but of course it is not the same, and people are grabbing the ad money for that one now anyway, which was not what was promised at the time. I got done many times with the ridiculous rigmarole around music, even buying commercial music with licenses didn’t help and even composing my own was no guarantee, it is nuts, I’m telling you.
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Huliganov’s Canadian “Eh”xperience – Part 3 – Canadian vineyards and Niagara-on-the-Lake


Original playout date: 6 December 2007
Duration: 6:10

Canada may not be noted as a wine producing nation, but there are some vineyards and here they are.
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Huliganov’s Russia #8 – the Bronze Horseman


Original playout date: 5 December 2007
Duration: 13:01

“The Bronze Horseman is the main theme here – both footage of the famous statue and a recitation of the prologue to the famous poem by Pushkin inspired by the statue.

Lovers of the vintage Huli style will find something for themselves here, as will lovers of Billy Joel…
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