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My Prague Vlog #17 – Brno, Bratislava and more…


Original YT playout date: 23 January 2010
Duration: 50:48

We experience the opulence of Grand Hotel Brno, see Brno station, visit Bratislava again, and also see me greet the guests to our Christmas party in Czech and see the live musicians we had.
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My Prague Vlog # 16 – Hills of the north


Original YT playout date: 23 January 2010
Duration: 47:59

We have another few days in Prague before Christmas, watch some of the preparations happen, witness an Accenture poster featuring Tiger just days before Accenture drop him for philandering, and take a drive up north to Vrchlabi. See a huge maneating shark turn into a little pet in the reception of a Prague hotel. Learn about the Christmas outdoor sausage shops, the stuffet chop in Hybernia restaurant and some of the funny features of Prague’s airport.
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Prague Vlog #15 Don’t give up on your taxis


Original YT playout date: 20 December 2009
Duration: 15:14

Taxi ride and some own-brand music in the second part.
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Hailing and the Taxi – My Prague Vlog #14


Original YT playout date: 17 December 2009
Duration: 10:54

After not uploading anything with me in it for a while, in protest at my account having received a strike, I can now happily inform that the strike was removed this morning and therefore my strike on producing output is also over. I have a backlog of footage to put up now, this is Prague footage from about two months back, including taxi driver with appropriate name Milan Demeter and a sudden hailstorm, as well as the woman who tried to trap my colleague in her revolving door man trap.., Enjoy.
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Let’s get out of here


Original YT playout date: 7 November 2009
Duration: 22:53

In the third of the three videos featuring my recent drive from Warsaw to Prague and back, unexpected diversions at night force me to drive through the ancient settlement of Kozieglowy, or “the place of the goats’ heads”, a place besmirched by pagan rituals in the past and till today a major supplier of pagan Christmas trees to the rest of the country and an accident blackspot. It is like a Polish road equivalent of Haiti and the Bermuda Triangle all rolled into one. One gets the impression that the very road is haunted…
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Into and back out of Prague


Original YT playout date: 31 October 2009
Duration: 1:03:03

We continue the journey from Opole and go through Klodzko towards Prague. Can any of my viewers recognise the work of literature being played in the night drive through Klodzko – and the voice actor?

The next day we show unbroken footage of how to drive out of the centre of Prague in the direction of Wroclaw.

Don’t miss the third and final part of this epic drive where we have to brave the awful place of Kozieglowy at night.
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Road Rant between Czestochowa and Opole


Original YT playout date: 31 October 2009
Duration: 46:09

We are driving on the way to Prague from Warsaw – this is part one of three videos taken on the same drive.

Topics covered include a discussion on the origins of pilgrimages and whether they should have such a central place in many people’s view of the Christian faith, then a live look at some of the places in Poland where there is still a German minority living unresettled after the war, and a glimpse of Opole city centre, and its inspiring sculptitudes.
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Prague Vlog #13 – Curtain Call


Original YT playout date: 10 October 2009
Duration: 1:08:30

A musical trip down memory lane while walking to lose weight in Prague.
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Prague Vlog #12 – Entropa!


Original YT playout date: 6 October 2009
Duration: 50:17

An Evening in the presence of 370 members of Four separate Chambers of commerce. This was Prague’s business event of the Autumn, in the presence of one of Europe’s most talked about pieces of Modern Art, Entropa.

Produced for the Czech Presidency of the EU, it managed to spark off diplomatic rows between the humorless of different countries around the Union, leading to its censorship. It was also removed from Brussels prematurely by the artist as a protest against the way his own nation’s politicians behaved during the czech presidency.

Stereotypes both widely acknowledged and some more recondite are trundled out, but the most personalised satire is reserved for Klaus, the czech president, whose Euroskepticism and Eco-skepticism are quote-mined in the Czech section of Entropa, although I found myself in broad agreement with his sentiments.

The sections with the red cross showing contain background music by myself. Some was adlibbed, some was composed earlier. The song whistled at the end is my latest composition, but it doesn’t have any words or a title yet.

By the way, if you want to book the venue for functions from just a dozen people up to 2,000, I took the card of the curator of the Dox museum, and can put you in contact. They are underfunded, and need whatever help from the business community they can get.”
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Prague Vlog #11


Original YT playout date: 23 September 2009
Duration: 25:58

Features a taxi ride to the airport with no commentary. Some of the music is home-made. The Russian song sung by me is my Russian version of Mark Maysey’s own song “When all we need is love” which you should definitely look up on YouTube.
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Prague Vlog # 10 – Left, Right, Left, Right!


Original YT playout date: 30 August 2009
Duration: 1:10:15

Featuring the beauty of the sky while flying in, tips on how to get to the city from the airport without spending more than necessary, and a walk one evening in Prague.

Features discussion about the now dismantled alphabet man statue, about rotator cuff injuries and a cover of mine of a famous Ralph Mc Tell song.

It could be my best Prague film so far, so get a coffee, pull up a chair, and enjoy!
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Prague Vlog #9 – Collecting Sophie


 

Original YT playout date: 22 August 2009
Duration: 56:25

We drive from Prague to Colmar in France and back via Prague to Warsaw to bring Sophie back from her Grandparents.
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