This is a very dramatic song. It talks about fighting for “the truth” and all the steps the listener should go through to do so — though I have no idea what that truth is supposed to be. Seriously, this song could be about anything. White supremacy. Furries. Ghosts. Drywall construction techniques.
Beyond the singers, dressed like they’re auditioning for the sequel to We Stand in the Shadows, there’s also the guy in Khal Drogo cosplay who manages to entertain me constantly by how afraid he is of that sword he’s swinging around. I really hope this was the first rehearsal.
Sadly, it doesn’t matter how many rehearsals this group gets in, because Romania has been disqualified from participating in Eurovision this year for not paying their dues. Perhaps we should have a… moment of silence. (See what I did there?)
And speaking of things no will see, for the first time the Eurovision finals will be televised live in the US, on Logo TV.
Latvia, a country found between Lucbessonistan and Wongkarwaivania, offers us this chilling vision of someone in George Michael circa 1987 cosplay getting kidnapped by someone in Diary of a Lost Girl cosplay. The kidnappee then dances in front of a mirror in a concrete cell in what I can only describe as the world’s saddest rave.
This plays like the most depressing Celine Dion song ever, which is saying something.
The lyrics of 1944 are about Stalin’s deportation of ethnic Tartars from the Crimean Peninsula during WWII as collective punishment for some Tartars helping the Nazis occupy the peninsula. It’s certainly a fraught subject, and I’m sure any connection to current events in either Russia or the Ukraine is completely coincidental.
This song falls into the sub-genre of Eurovision songs that sound like James Bond themes, and like Octopussy the title is never mentioned in the lyrics. A little odd, because the song is constructed from meaningless English clichés (“This tale of love, larger than dreams”, “And I’d fight for you, give my life for you/My heart”), so how hard would it be to slip the word “fairytale” in there?
I’ve decided to start blogging again.
This blog will mostly be random thoughts on pop culture and such. I’m also planning a regular feature called “My Serious Universe,” but that will probably be a couple weeks coming.
Beyond that, I’m hoping to post daily, or nearly so.
(My ulterior motive for posting this is to see if my social media links are working.)