Another “Updated” year, 2018

Again traditionally, we give our new year message with a song of Iron Maiden like previous years. I do not write its lyric this year. I can just say that, music and lyrics are very good, as always. 😎

And, I am thinking how the year of 2017 passed. I see that one thing came forward prominently:

Update

I realize that I was plenty updated in 2017!

Life on the planet earth has always kept me energetic. In 2017, I was more energetic because I was constantly updated.

“Updating” is not my statement. This is the new name of the “price increase” to almost every price pulls out of the public’s pocket, from the roads to the bridges toll, from the electricity to the milk or to the tomato (in a very wide range) by the government wing generally used this year. The government’s economy authorities does not say “price increase” anymore; instead of “increased” they use “updated.” The word of “increased” almost will be removed from the literature.

I’ve also had the pleasure of updating myself abundantly!

I didn’t miss the opportunity!

For example, when I learned how to live on with a salary increase of up to maximum 8% per year, I have been updated with pleasing.

While the salary was raised up to maximum 8%, I was happier when hearing the 50% or more updating of electricity bill, food prices, transportation expenses or etc at the same time. (according to consumer associations calculations, for example, 51 Turkish liras are the taxes of 100 Turkish liras electricity bill) Because I had been updated again!

When I was in the update mode, I’ve found myself by thinking on how it would be like to bring Tesla to this time and to make free electricity for the public. Time machine is the only way to bring him to this era! If I would be updated so much, maybe I could invent a time machine!

I thought how I might be more up-to-date, while I am more updated. Because, you are so much updated that you are feeling yourself like brand-new beyond time!

For example, due to even straw was imported from abroad countries (and according to news of November, the prices of straw were raised 100% in 3 months), the price of milk of the cows who ate straw has also “increased”; sorry Updated!

But wait a minute! The cows are also imported from Germany, Austria and etc.

I wonder, do they milk the cowIs on the ships while they came; I do not know. Even thinking about it, has updated me.

When the price of raw milk has updated 20 Turkish kurush (about 7 cents), caused to update milk products such as cheese with 40% plus price at markets, updated me more! For example, right now the news said that the updating champion was butter in 2017; January 2017 1kg butter was 25 Turkish liras–December 2017 1 kg same brand butter is 65 Turkish lira.

I am never mentioning the price of gasoline, as long as I started to use public transport more, I realized that I was not considering gasoline money anymore.

But then when “updated” price comes to public transport, I think, the best is bicycle. If it would not be, we will run.

I do not know how can I be updated while I run, but I am certain to find a way!

Next to all of them, it was the bread that disappointed me! I wanted to be updated with it, but it did not. Even last month, a news has fallen to the newspapers: “230 thousand tons of wheat will be imported” (No, Anatolia is not a “wheat silo” of the region anymore, until ten years ago, it was; like eveything, the wheat comes from abroad.) I was so happy when saw that news! I was waiting a “great” update with the new bread prices! But it has not happened! Authorities reduce the weight of the bread instead of the update! So, a lower weight bread was going to be taken with the same price. It was a complete disappointment for me!

By the way,

I am not a selfish extraterrestrial, so I have not forgotten my earthling friends, while I was constantly updated. Of course they are being updated too. But I thought maybe they did not notice this yet, and I did them a favor.

Every new year eve, I buy books as present. But the book prices have also been updated almost 30% in this year. This year I’ve bought “one” book(novel) for two friends; it was expensive because the book was at the updated price. I divided down the middle of the book in two, copied it’s back and face covers via printer. I wrote “Volume One” on the first part, and “Volume Two” on the other. I glued the covers face to both. I gave the first volume (that is actually the first half of the book) to an earthling friend, and the second volume(rest of the book) to the other. I updated them as well and strengthened their friendship by providing them to exchange books with each other. Haha!

-What are you planning to do next year, Migo? Will you give the pages of the book one by one to the people!

-Hmmm, maybe, why not WD? That’s a good idea.

-It’s not a good idea, Migo! You alien, this is not a good idea! I cannot believe I will spend another year with you, Migo! Damn!

-So, don’t we wish “happy new year” for us?

-Let’s just say that! It would bring end your crap at least! Happy New Year, my beloved readers! Also, you see what I am dealing with!

-Happy new year my earthling friends! We know that we will be updated more in 2018. But even if it would be with the updates, the good part is that we still be all together in peace and good health. 😉

Mutlu Yeni Yıllar! — С новым годом! — Happy New Year!

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Palestine…

Cold in the night my mind is freezin
Why do they fool me how disgracin
Meaningless war, no one can leave it
Why do they live on people bleedin

Hiding this truth, we kill the peace, man
Pray for these thousands in the eastland, thousands in the east…

Lie on the ground, I’ll still be thinkin
How they accept this life in true sin
Unreal is the peace, that we still believe in
I hear this sound of madness growin

Fighting with hatred feeds the rich men
Pray for these thousands in the eastland, thousands in the east…

…..

*Pentagram is Turkish heavy metal band; but at this song, “1000 in the Eastland” the lyric is in English. It has great music, great melody, great lyrics!

Happy 3rd anniversary

It’s been 3 years from the day when we started blogging. Unlike the 1st and 2nd anniversaries, this time today I feel like a truck crossed over me. I’ve been ill for a week, and I can not tell you that I’m still good. But more fine I guess.

Last week I had a chance to think about what’s missing in these years.

WD and I thought about this too much. No, no, not too much actually, just it came to our minds. 🙂

Looking at the years of war in the history of the world, it is obvious that everything is the same or very similar with todays. There is war, there is a cold war, there are stupid managements, there is hunger, there is poverty and etc.

What is missing in today’s, unlike the previous ones? There are no songs and singers who can help to mankind survive at the period. I have added the magnificent Leonid Kharitonov from Vietnam War and cold war years in here. I guess what I mean will be understandable when you listen his song.

 

 

And, Happy 3rd anniversary with you all, my Earthling friends!

 

 

Despite all bad things, the spring has come to Asia Minor and Mediterranean also beyond east

Come with me to the Eastern Mediterranean and beyond…

I get to experience new customs and new cultures which I feel makes me a better and wiser person. There’s a lot that we read and hear about when it comes to other parts of the world but actually visiting and experiencing another country in person is quite different. It’s a big world out there. […]

please continue for this amazing, kind of cinematic music history of the region, Come with me to the Eastern Mediterranean and beyond… — Eyes on Europe & Middle East

The war that it’s not for me

When we were at war

When we were at war
When we were at war
There everyone used to think about their
Beloveds or about their wives
There everyone used to think about their
Beloveds or about their wives
And I could certainly think
And I could certainly think
About the times when I looked at a pipe
In her blue smoke
About the times when I looked at a pipe
In her blue smoke
Like when she lied to me sometimes
Like when she lied to me sometimes
But the his girl’s heart gave love
to someone else for a long time
But the his girl’s heart gave love
to someone else for a long time
But I didn’t think about them at all,
But I didn’t think about them at all,
I just smoked a pipe
with bitter Turkish tobacco,
I just smoked a pipe
with bitter Turkish tobacco,
I just shoot bullets faithfully
I just shoot bullets faithfully
hoping to appease my pain
and to set a limit to our hostility
hoping to appease my pain
and to set a limit to our hostility
When we will be at war,
When we will be at war,
to meet the bullets flying
on our black horse
to meet the bullets flying
on our black horse
But it looks like death it’s not for me
But it looks like death it’s not for me
and my black horse
carries me away from the fire again
and my black horse
carries me away from the fire again
….
….
Famous Cossack folk song from famous Kuban Cossack Choir, my Earthling friends. 🙂 I didn’t translate, I copied and paste it from a link in here. If there is a mistake in translate, I will check and translate in a couple days, but it seems to me right now, of course this may be an effect of vodka:) Right now, every words seem good for me, haha! Briefly, the song says, “the war it is not for me”. Good point! Any war it is not good for me too!

 

The Alexandrov Ensemble; Red Army Choir

Actually today I was going to add another post. But when thinking whole year of 2016 and how much bad it’s passed, in compliance with 2016’s soul(yes the years have soul, but only very few of the humankind knows that), one of the last posts of this year should haven’t been surprise.

This is my favorite Russian folk song. It is not so well known as Kalinka in the western world on the planet. But for me it has better rhythm, melody than Kalinka. The song was made for glorify also recall the female partisans at the Russian Civil War(1917-1922) in 1940, but in 1942 some words and music changed and become todays’ shape.

Some days its’ lyric is kept on my saying. Especially you should hear me along with WD, while singing this song. We cannot sing good as you can predict, but we love to shout out especially the part of “da raskudryavyii, reznoooyy…” so much.

According to WD “actually we can sing good, but unfortunately we always kept the bar high, we try to sing it like these serious but warm guys with uniform.” WD asked me one day why we always listened this song from Red Army Choir. We’ve searched this song performance from other artists. And we couldn’t find good performance as much as Red Army Choir. We know that we can never sing like these men; on the other side we know that we can never take pleasure from another artists who sing this song more than Red Army Choir anymore.

The other artists had no wrong actually. We loved Red Army Choir, because. We were wanting to listen it from Red Army Choir, because. Still we do…

The devastating news came four days ago: “A Russian plane Tu-154 with 92 people aboard, including the well-known military band Red Army Choir, crashed into the Black Sea on its way to Syria on Sunday, Dec 25, minutes after takeoff from the city of Sochi.”

64 members of the ensemble have been the victims of this horrible event. 64 members of the Academic Song and Dance Ensemble of the Russian Army; so almost the entire choir team, except for three soloists who were not on board that day.

After repeating the news, now I want you to look at this video again, my Earthling friends. Starting from the top-back side soloists, take the soloists this video out of one by one. The screen is slowly wiping while I look at it; the sound is fogging, the rhythm of the song is changing. I find myself by looking at the screen with a pain at the end. Like a deleted piece of art, like half of a Van Gogh painting! What a pain!

While the planet is sinking in more sh*t at every passing second, the beauties are disappearing from humanity’ hands.

Actually of course Red Army Choir is a strong and legendary choir. It is kind of a symbol for the Soviet Union. I believe in this pain will turn back to them as progressive power.

Already at the east, the pains would return as hard as the soil and as strengthening like the cold. The pains have to return like that already, there isn’t any alternative to survive.

From 1928 to todays they have been still standing.

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Photo: RIA Novosti via lenta.ru: The team of birth is October 12, 1928, when the ensemble gave the first concert in the Central House of the Red Army in Moscow. Then it was called Red Army Song Ensemble.
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Photo: “Kommersant” / “Spark” via lenta.ru: In 1943, Alexander Alexandrov who wrote the music for the anthem of the Soviet Union, which later became the music of the anthem of the Russian Federation. In the photo: the ensemble rehearses in front of one of the first performances of the national anthem.
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Photo: Vladimir Savostianov / TASS via lenta.ru: Choreographic scene “Invitation to the Dance” performed by members of the ensemble, 1970.

Looking at this magnificent history of Red Army Choir, we may also notice the size of the place of the artists that we will feel the lack of.

We will remember you with respect and love…

Вечная память погибшим… Покойся с миром, героям!

…da raskudryavyiiii, reznooooooy….

photos were quoted from https://lenta.ru/photo/2016/12/25/aleksandrov/