Category Archives: Belarus

The World According to Irina


Original YT playout date: 7 February 2010
Duration: 1:26:04

This was the footage on my sister-in-law’s mobile phone after she needed to clear it off after having it with her all the time and taking photos and films with it from time to time. It includes our family here in Warsaw, my wife’s and her family in a small farm in deepest Belarussia, and some footage from her final class at school in Warsaw and the fun she had with her classmates then and also on New Year’s with fireworks. In the main it’s Christmas 2008- Summer 2009 footage. I did a tiny bit of post-production and added some music on, but in the main it’s not my film, it’s the world according to Irina.
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The Pinsky Minsky Boys live on the Chugunka


Original YT playout date: 20 June 2009
Duration: 1:33

“My sister in law, Irina, caught this rare footage of buskers actually singing and playing in tune on the “”chugunka””, or Belarusian train, between Pinsk and Minsk. They are an unknown, presumably unsigned act, so I decided to describe them to science and give them the name “”The Pinsky Minsky Boys””. I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot from them, so come on, WMG, UMG and all the other MGs out there, get you skates on, send your scouts over to Belarus and sign them up!

If you are A MUSICAL ACT without a label, and you want to be given a vacuous name for your group or band, then get in contact with me containing a few details about yourself. Be sure to include “”Silly Name Required”” in the subject header.”
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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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