Once, I was travelling on a train from Petersburg to Moscow with some companions. We shared our compartment with a young Tatar called Vadim, of whom I have published a drawing at another place
In the morning, while approaching Moscow, we had the compartment's radio turned on, and the conductor apparently had a very nice taste in music, because one of the many excellent Russian rock music stations was tuned in.
There was one song that particularly spoke to my soul, a dark song about Russian soldiers who are forced to fight in the Caucasus. I considered asking Vadim which band it was that performed it, but after getting caught ogling at his hairy chest through the mirror the evening before, I preferred not to (I already had a boyfriend at that time ...). I assumed that I could find the song on the internet if I just wrote down fragments of the lyrics that I could search on later on.
Well, that was two years ago. I've been searching for that song all over the internet ever since, to no avail.
To no avail until ... tonight.
I have a meeting with my Romanian course early tomorrow morning, but I can't sleep. So, I was surfing randomly on the internet, and at some point I once more went to check out a website about Russian music that had links to my own web page about Russian music
. I had browsed through the different bands presented earlier this evening, and downloaded a song by the band Lyube and listened to it.
I had for a long time thought that Lyube made kind of disturbing music, mostly because of the bad assortment of files at one particular Russian mp3 site, but this one song - "Pozovi menya tiho po imeni" - was very nice.
So, now that I couldn't sleep, I thought I might just as well download the other Lyube song, "Davai za" that they had on that website, and see if it was good, too.
As soon as I started to listen to it, the song sounded kind of familiar. It was about soldiers in the Caucasus wars. And at the words "Nas ubivayut, no my vyzhivaem" I knew that this was the song I had heard on the train two years ago, and that I had been searching for almost two years.
What we all should learn from this:
1. It's okay to surf the internet when you should in fact be sleeping.
2. Don't underestimate the band Lyube.
3. Life is indeed full of wonders.
Download both of the songs and read about Lyube here:http://dime32.dizinc.com/~russmus/bands-lyube.htm
Posted at 1:17 am by turukhtan