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Huliganov’s “Gynynymopedie No 1”


 

Original YT playout date: 8 June 2008
Duration: 3:18

The sad sounding staple is presented by Huliganov and a strong cup of coffee…
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Huliganov’s “Almost There”


Original YT playout date: 31 May 2008
Duration: 4:16

A rendition of the Andy Williams number “Almost There”. One of my perennial favorites.

My parents had an Andy Williams album and I used to listen to it as a boy and sing along to the songs quite a bit. So I tend to know some of this guy’s repetoire fairly well. Indeed I would describe myself as an Andy Williams fan and would be happy to visit his birthplace
one day. If there is one artist that deserves the london Philharmonic makeover more than any other (sorry Buddy, sorry Carpenters, I love you too) then this is the one it has to be, and it hasn’t happened yet. I don’t know if it’s in te pipeline, but if someone is in the know then maybe they can get this project going.

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Huliganov’s Venice Experience #1 – Visionary Sinkers


Original YT playout date: 31 May 2008
Duration: 22:22

This is the beginning of a short series about Venice and actually I am pretty happy about this one, it is, for the technology I had, quite attractively done. Of course I get nowt, as the third party music takes any cash that might conceivably come from the ads they run, but I didnt have really the big picture back in those days. At least I made some nice things I can enjoy looking back on and hope you will also.
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Huliganov does Actual Fluency


 

Here’s a video featuring me, audio only you’ll be glad to know, but not from my own Channel. Thanks to Kris Broholm for this.

There is a fuller interview that I do for the Actual Fluency Podcast in my David James voice, this was done as Huli, but unfortunately the technology failed. The stereo, if you have a stereo system, is actually really good, what there is of it.

Enjoy.

Later on today will be the Thursday Poll for this week, on a topical topic, there’s a tautology, this is just an extra post snuck in.

Two Years of Huliganov – The Quest


Original YT playout date: 28 May 2008
Duration: 14:51

“Yes, it was exactly two years previously to this that Huliganov first sprang into existence. This video speaks of the ongoing quest to find the unattainable star, and says that not expeditions to Mars, but work upon ones own character, is the best way to find your destiny, and by the mercies of the Lord which are new every morning, you can treat this day as the first in the rest of your life – it’s never too late to be the person you want to be.

Featuring an atrocious rendition of Brel’s song “”La Quete”” known to the English speaking world as “”The Impossible Dream”” from ‘The Man from La Mancha’.”
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In Old Madrid (Huliganov’s Madrid Experience #3)


Original YT playout date: 23 May 2008
Duration: 26:18

“In the third part of Huliganov’s Madrid series we get into the old town centre of Madrid.

The song at the beginning of this series, which many of you have asked about, is available to purchase on

http://astore.amazon.com/wwwusenetposc-20/102-8302334-6748953?node=10&page=2

If you buy it there, I get 4 cents.

I don’t need 4 cents, so buy it somewhere else if you can get it cheaper!”
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In Old Madrid (Huliganov’s Madrid Experience #3)


Original YT playout date: 23 May 2008
Duration: 26:18

“In the third part of Huliganov’s Madrid series we get into the old town centre of Madrid.

The song at the beginning of this series, which many of you have asked about, is available to purchase on

http://astore.amazon.com/wwwusenetposc-20/102-8302334-6748953?node=10&page=2

If you buy it there, I get 4 cents.

I don’t need 4 cents, so buy it somewhere else if you can get it cheaper!”
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Walking in Madrid (Huliganov’s Madrid Experience #2)


 

Original YT playout date: 18 May 2008
Duration: 25:03

Another chance to see my colleague Kasia, as we walk around in Madrid, drinking water and seeing booksales. Read the rest of this entry

Llegar en Madrid (Huliganov’s Madrid Experience #1)


Original YT playout date: 11 May 2008
Duration: 22:24

Going to Madrid, but this is not yet part of the madriid series coming up as the focus is on seeing my place from the air here.
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Huliganov’s Turkish Experience #21 – Journey home from Turkey


Original YT playout date: 4 May 2008
Duration: 14:08

The 21st and final part of Huliganov’s Turkish experience – final that is until I go back there in 2014, This rounds off the current series, and some folks from Turkey who watched all 21 episodes concluded that I came away with a better understanding of Turkey than most visitors they know about, which I took as a great compliment. I think Turkey’s a fantastic place. Much better than I thought it would be.

Before my first visit I did not want Turkey to join the EU because they might spoil it by introducing Islam. Now I’m more worried that the EU could actually ruin their successes, built originally by the massive statesman Ataturk. They have a secular society, which means that although Islam is the majority religion, most people in the big cities are fairly disinterested and the clerics and zealots don’t get to push everyone else around. They know how to deal with Islam in their society, we don’t. We give the Islamic pushers more room to manoeuvre than they get in Turkey, and the EU would probably end up telling Turkey to give more freedom to the religious conservatives, allowing them to wear their scarfs in Parliament, etc, as well as forcing them to stop preparing certain local delicacies which we think are not healthy, like sheeps’ intestines.

In the end one way or another, we may be destined never to be in the same Union, but we should be close friends with Turkey, and allow them the best trade and mobility relations with our countries.”
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