Category Archives: Me singing with introductions

In this section, before I sing the song, I speak some nonsense as a background to it.

Huliganov sings Iglesias


Playout date: 5 May 2007
Duration: 6:48

Viktor Huliganov has a large loricariid heavy with eggs but with no males to mate with, hanging around his ear.
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Car-aoke!


Playout date: 5 April 2007
Duration: 15:39

Again travelling to the north of the country of Poland, which I like very much.
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Huliganov’s “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes”


Playout date: 17 March 2007
Duration: 7:23
Views at the time added to HTV: 2,751
Likes at the time added to HTV: 9
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 5
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 64.3%
Comments at time added: 3
Total interactions at time added: 17
Total interactions to views 0.6%
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: None
Location: Home
Other people featured: None
Genre: Intro’d song
Music used: Platters “Smoke gets in your eyes”
Languages used: English
Animals/plants featured: None
Other remarks:

Annoyed at people smoking in restaurants, while awaiting the enaction of the EU interdictioin which finally came but after this, Huliganov sings the old 1950’s protest song against smoking cigarettes “Smoke gets in your eyes”

Quote of the clip: “I’m telling you you are bastards, you cigarette people, so sue me!”

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…

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”.

RL102-3 Huliganov’s Basic Russian Grammar Lesson 3


Playout date: 14 February 2007
Duration: 20:32
Views at the time added to HTV: 29,306
Likes at the time added to HTV: 162
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 2
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 98.8%
Comments at time added: 49
Total interactions at time added: 213
Total interactions to views 0.7%
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – medium use
Location: Home
Other people featured: None
Genre: Lesson
Music used: Dashkiewicz Theme from Sherlock Holmes at start and the Russian version of “My Way” at the end.
Languages used: English and Russian
Animals/plants featured: None
Other remarks:

This lesson talks about names and their diminuative forms. It finishes with a joke and a song – Huliganov certainly does it his way.

Quote of the clip: “Their wives would have carried on calling them Volodya long after the public would not have dared to do so.”

You’re my best friend


Playout date: 13 February 2007
Duration: 6:55
Views at the time added to HTV: 8,836
Likes at the time added to HTV: 23
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 8
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 74.2%
Comments at time added: 8
Total interactions at time added: 39
Total interactions to views 0.4%
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – medium use
Location: Home
Other people featured: Ken Bankston
Genre: Intro’d song
Music used: “You’re my best friend”
Languages used: English and Russian
Animals/plants featured: None
Other remarks:

One of my viewers, Uptodat, asked for a Don Williams number, but when I heard this I knew it was one I wanted to dedicate to Elena, and you will see some of our wedding photos in a gallery.

Thanks to my Hawaiian and Californian buddy, Ken Bankston, a super musician, provided the guitar and a backing vocal for this. I also play the mouth organ a little in it, and translate one verse in Russian.

Quote of the clip: “I’m always hungry”

Huliganov sings Piaf


Playout date: 3 February 2007
Duration: 4:06
Views at the time added to HTV: 556
Likes at the time added to HTV: 9
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 7
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 56.3%
Comments at time added: 3
Total interactions at time added: 19
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – medium use
Location: Office
Other people featured: None
Genre: Intro’d song
Music used: La vie en rose, Piaf
Languages used: French and English
Animals/plants featured: Ameca splendens in background
Other remarks:

It’s important to get the throaty r just right when singing Piaf, so obviously Viktor Dmitrievitch Huliganov would not be the consummate performer he is without gargling a bit and doing some warm-up exercises before embarking on this French classic, extolling the virtues of a life in pink.

RL102-2 part 2


Playout date: 31 January 2007
Duration: 11:13
Views at the time added to HTV: 27,284
Likes at the time added to HTV: 208
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 2
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 99.0%
Comments at time added: 73
Total interactions at time added: 283
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – medium use
Location: Home and Office at Jazdow
Other people featured: None
Genre: Lesson
Music used: Ya Vas Lyubil (“I loved you”) by Pushkin, a capello
Languages used: English and Russian
Animals/plants featured: None
Other remarks:

An explanation of the varying degrees of formality and how to address someone in Russia, the idea of “vy” and “ty”, when to use name and patronymic, when to use diminuatives. Explanation of how the periphrastic “do” is not present in Russian, and that the present tense contains I do, I do do, and I am doing. Owing to the size, the lesson is split into two parts.

RL102-1 basic Russian grammar lesson 1


Playout date: 8 January 2007
Duration: 22:57
Views at the time added to HTV: 141,294
Likes at the time added to HTV: 585
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 23
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 96.2%
Comments at time added: 217
Total interactions at time added: 825
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – heavy use
Location: Home
Other people featured: None
Genre: Lesson
Music used: Moscow Nights/Podmoskovnye vechera cover
Languages used: Russian, English
Animals/plants featured:
Other remarks:

The pronouns are a very useful thing to learn early in the study of Russian. They show us the way other words, nouns and adjectives, might be likely to behave, and they stand in for a wealth of nouns the learner, by definition, does not yet know.
This lesson, the first of the actual grammar course proper following on from the alphabet course, is one of my highest watched videos and highest appreciated ones of all time.
The intro music is the theme from Sherlock Holmes by Daszkiewicz.

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