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A March 8th Ukrainian Love Song-Дякую тобі

As you’re congratulating all the wonderful women in your life I thought I would give you a lovely background song to do it to.  Since I’ve been posting lots about music lately I thought this beautiful love song by Okean… Continue Reading →

Ukrainian Song of the Day: Квіти в волоссі-Бумбокс

As many of you might remember, I also love Ukraine and Ukrainian.  In fact, some of my most favorite music comes from Ukrainian artists.  So I think it’s only fair to include a few of my favorite Ukrainian songs. Boombox… Continue Reading →

Russian Song of the Day: Это по любви–Мумий Тролль

Several years ago I posted about my like for Mummy Troll, and I how I attended their concert here in my city a couple of years ago. Well, it was my friend Pasha who introduced me to their music. He… Continue Reading →

Russian Song of the Day: Мне нравится

One of my favorite types of Russian song is when they put famous poems to music.  This is one area that I feel English music is lacking.  Why has no one done this in English to the great poems of… Continue Reading →

Russian Song of the Day: Ты неси меня река–Любэ

I have so many favorite Russian songs. It’s so hard to choose. I could do post after post of all the great music that I have grown so fond of and has given me such pleasant nostalgia for these past… Continue Reading →

Russian Song of the Day: Катюша

My first introduction to this song was at the sweet little slapdash dinner that my Russian host-grandmother had thrown together for me when she found out it was my 20th birthday.  She invited her son, his wife and daughter as… Continue Reading →

Russian Song of the Day: Полковнику никто не пишет-Би-2

Because I had just been left to my own resources when looking for Russian music, I was having a hard time finding the good stuff.  I was listening to a lot of романсы, which are charming in their own way,… Continue Reading →

Russian Song of the Day: Троллейбус-Кино

The first Russian music I ever heard was Kino, and I adored it immediately. See, Russian music has a very special place in my heart because it was what I used to teach myself Russian. I would find songs on… Continue Reading →

Russian Word of the Day: Фамильярность-familiarity

What more unromantic word than ‘familiarity’? Ugh. Right? WRONG!!! Two of my MOST favorite poems in Russian play upon the concepts of formality and familiarity in Russian. First to fully appreciate these poems you have to understand some things about… Continue Reading →

Russian Word of the Day: Стихи-poems

I love poetry.  I especially have a special love for Russian poetry because 1) it’s brilliant and 2) that’s partly how I taught myself Russian was by studying and memorizing Russian poetry.  And since it’s the season of love I… Continue Reading →

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