Hump Day Unusual Moment: Pesnyary’s Rushniki

September 1st, 2010, 12:00 pm by Sara

Pesnyary was a nine piece Belarusian folk/rock band. Here’s their 1971 hit, Rushniki, featuring psychedelic/surf guitar over a distinctively modern sounding breakbeat. It ends with a bang, and then cuts to a rather hilarious shot of a completely underwhelmed audience.

Want to know what the lyrics are about? Here’s what Google Translate gave me. I don’t think it’s a perfect translation, but perhaps it has something to do with laundry?

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Saturday Janka was driving near a river.
Under the willow Alain soap towel.
Share-Alain ford countryman,
Where is the horse to move to the river?

-Adchapisya, boy, go anyhow where,
NOT Musti I only clean water.
In mourning Janka head panic
Upustsila girl Belenky towel.

-Janka, my sakolik, help faster
Oh, floating-Rushnychok disappears from sight!
-Any Alain, but I’m afraid of water,
Potseluet first, because I utaplyus.

Supynivsya bay under the willow thick
Janke kissed on the river Lena.
So quietly on earth …
The river is far towel floated.

8 thoughts on “Hump Day Unusual Moment: Pesnyary’s Rushniki”

  1. LP says:

    wow yes a bit unusual….speaking of that where have those nipperdogs been? I think I need a nipperdog fix.

  2. Kirsten says:

    Yes we need Nipper dogs and they should be wearing hats.

  3. LP says:

    Yeah….it has been at least a month…since we have seen them. What gives? Trouble with the ASPCA after the last post?

  4. Sara says:

    They were at summer camp. They’re back now, and since The People have spoken, so there will probably be a photo on Friday.

    (Sorry, no hats; it takes an entire box of cookies to get them to pose that way, and Cale is on a vet-imposed diet.)

  5. Kirsten says:

    Drat! The tinfoil shot made it look deceptively easy to outfit the dogs in head-wear.

  6. LP says:

    I am having trouble waiting that long……We crave that special look when they wear hats… flare day is classic shot

  7. Old Belarusian saying I just made up:
    собак в полотенце шляпы могут двигаться рек

  8. Sara says:

    Wow, it’s like a Zen koan:

    “dogs in hats, towels can move rivers”

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