Original playout date: 21 December 2007
“We leave Imatra and start to go up country to Puumala. On the way, I take a hitchhiker, Kai, who it turns out lives in England only a few miles away from my first wife and kids. He came back to check up on his property, and he gave me some interesting insights into the region only a few of which you hear here, as this was where my panasonic ran out of batteries and the Fuji picks up the thread from the start of the next instalment. At first you can hear I went out of character when Kai was in the car, but I didn’t want to intimidate him and have him thinking he had got into a car with some crazy person driving, so I hope you’ll understand why that bit is off-accent and off-character. Read the rest of this entry
Original playout date: 4 December 2007
This is a video response to Kenbank and Drew’s Christmas duet. I missed taking part although invited as I was in Finland (series coming up) and I duet with myself doing different voices.
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Playout date: 13 February 2007
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
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Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – medium use
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
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”