Video dispatch 3: Vladimir Putin sings “Blueberry Hill” (& opera in the mall)

December 16, 2010

VLADIMIR PUTIN AND DANCING ISRAELI SOLDIERS

This is the third in a series of “Video dispatches”.

I attach five music videos below.

-- Tom Gross


OPERA AMONG THE SHOPPERS OF TEL AVIV

The shoppers are singing a much-loved chorus piece from Verdi’s Il Trovatore.

Filmed, July 2010 in the Friday morning food market atTel Aviv’s Dizengoff shopping center.

 

VLADIMIR PUTIN SINGS "BLUEBERRY HILL"

Vladimir Putin, the Russian Prime Minister (and probably soon to be president again) last week sang “Blueberry Hill,” the popular 1940s American hit. When he rode bareback on wild stallions across the Russian heartland, that was for votes. This time it’s for charity, with the likes of Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Kevin Costner and other Hollywood celebrities in the audience.

Stalin also wrote poetry.



Filmed, December 2010. Video courtesy of the Russia Today Television network.

 

WE ARE FAMILY (OF DICTATORS)

This video was made by the Iranian opposition movement and is very popular among Iranian bloggers.


 

IDF SOLDIERS ROCK THE (HEBRON) CASBA


This was filmed in the summer of 2010 on a Hebron side street early in the morning. I was in Hebron twice recently and, like other West Bank towns, the city is in many ways prospering. The streets and markets are for the most part full and crammed with goods and people.

Nevertheless, on past record, the UN and certain West European governments may well condemn this dance as a war crime.

 

US SOLDIERS DANCE TO LADY GA GA IN AFGHANISTAN


This was filmed in the summer of 2010.

 

Other dispatches in this video series can be seen here:

* Video dispatch 1: The Lady In Number 6

* Video dispatch 2: Iran: Zuckerberg created Facebook on behalf of the Mossad

* Video dispatch 4: While some choose boycotts, others choose “Life”

* Video dispatch 5: A Jewish tune with a universal appeal

* Video dispatch 6: Carrying out acts of terror is nothing new for the Assad family

* Video dispatch 7: A brave woman stands up to the Imam (& Supporting Bin Laden in London)

* Video dispatch 8: Syrians burn Iranian and Russian Flags (Not Israeli and U.S. ones)

* Video Dispatch 9: “The one state solution for a better Middle East...”

* Video dispatch 10: British TV discovers the next revolutionary wave of Israeli technology

-- Tom Gross


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