explosion [pronounced the French way]

Today I felt like having some colour brought out and so I found this, taken on one of my strolls earlier this autumn.


With it I give you this perfect piece of Saturday night fever á la 1950's. The Baseballs cover of Rihanna's Umbrella. Not heard of them? Well, they have Finland on her knees, topping the charts for weeks and selling out their tour in 4 minutes (!). That's faster than U2 and Madonna managed to do. From Deutschland, via Finland, with love. (can't access the official music video on youtube, sadly, damn copyright laws!)



We Finns are a quirky kind of people when it comes to music. Did you hear the story about the Kurdish wedding singer who suddenly became famous in Finland because of a hilarios youtube-video? *sigh*

I'll tell ya. A Finnish student found a video and "translated" the words into Finnish. Or not really, more like dug deep and came up with words in Finnish, that sounded like what he was singing.

Tadaa! He sings Finnish, in a quite... bold way. So, this video has almost 2 million views (considering we are a nation of only 5 million, that's a lot) and then someone finds this guy in Syria, gets him on a plane to Finland, where he is paraded for a couple of weeks in front of the media, doing gigs etc. And the Finns love it. He even records a cd while here. This man, who have never been outside Syria in his life, is suddenly a celebrity in, of all places, Finland.

We call him Pensselisetä > brush uncle, because that's what one of the parts in the refrain sounds as. The papers report "today Pensselisetä went to sauna", "Pensselisetä and his band enjoys a night out in Helsinki" etc etc....


Yeah.... we're a crazy bunch indeed. Which you'll definitely understand if you click the link below... it's not that funny, even if you understand Finnish.



Anyway, have a great weekend all dear flickrites! Shake those limbs, strut that booty! :)

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  • StevenBrisson PRO 6y

    Of fine Finnish fenceh....so vibrant of color, shallow in depth & with a sweet siren song in your quirky heart. Brill.
  • **Aina** PRO 6y

    so cool, great bokeh
    ❤♫♪♪ Paul's Place ♫♪♪ ❤
  • Hannah 6y

    Thank you all so much! But then I'll also state, that because of you all I'm starting to get addicted to this damn place. Poff! There goes my normal life. Bang! There went the man.
    (ignoring the fact that I spent way too much time on the net already before this and that there hasn't been a man in sight for a good while, of course, and that my main reason for this all is to feed my eyes and my soul, and no, sorry, but it doesn't involve indulging in the content of your profile pictures, but the other things you post. But all that is so easy to forget, right?) ;)

    Oh and purpleface, a special thank you to you girl! Those kind of comments make me do the banana-dance, :D. And then I suddenly stop and think: "wait, what?" and go back to my humble self.
    But seriously, thank you, I'm truly glad you do, :).
  • Rudolf Vlček PRO 6y

  • 6line8 6y

    Great! I love the colours!
  • light thru my lens PRO 6y

    Love all of this: the sharp focus, the shallow dof and.... THE COLORS!!!!!!! Looks like a painting, and those colors are simply amazing (did I say it before?) Love it!

    Funny story... I started the video but I don't speak kurd nor finnish... so.... but I recognise that kind on behaviour as we catalans make similar crazy things. Did you see the spanish "singer" who went to Eurovision Contest in 2008? He's not a singer, he's an actor, and it all started as a joke of a catalan (and very intelligent... he won a lot of money with all the story) tv-showman. Here he is: Baila en Chiqui-Chiqui :-) if you're curious...

    Seen in my contacts' photos. ( ?² )
  • Andrea 6y

    The colours are fabulous.
    I fear the winter...We shall see what is in store.
    Thanks for adding this to the flickHER pool. I love it.
  • كـيّان الهوتي 6y

  • Hannah 6y

    Thank you all the rest too, :).
    light thru my lens: hah, I can't watch it for more than 30 seconds, and I speak Finnish, :D.
    I do remember that Chiqui-Chiqui-gyu, "uno, dos, tres", "el robocop" and that weird pronunciation of Michael Jackson, heh. If I remember correctly many here liked it, especially teenagers, who I overheard singing the refrain. Oh yeah.
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  • BeautifulRust PRO 6y

    You're a special lady, that's for sure. This colourful sweet shot is such a happy sight for sore eyes. :)
  • mimar.a 6y

    Superb composition and wonderful colors!!!!!
    Really beautiful image and great focus..!
  • Hannah 6y

    Thank you Melisa Coloiera, BeautifulRust and mimar.a! :)
  • Esther Vasquez PRO 6y

    The colors are amazing!
    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • Jeff Eickhoff 6y

    Fantastic color, Hannah. The optical mixing of color is terrific.
  • Hannah 6y

    Thank you Esther!
    And a big thank you to you Jeff, I was quite overwhelmed by all the comments I saw when I logged on, :). I really appreciate each and every one of them.
  • sunsinger PRO 6y

    Delightful image! Gorgeous tones and dof.
  • Hajar* 6y

    Oh wow! This is beautiful. And your photostream has this hazy dreamlike quality that also manages to be sharp and vivid at the same time. I love it!
  • Hannah 6y

    Thank you sunsinger, :).
    Hajar*, wow... I'm quite taken by your words, love the way you described my stream, and I'm just so glad you like it! :)
  • Silvia Barge 5y

    Lindos colores.
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