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Category: polish songs

11/25/10 10:48 - 41.ºF - ID#53165

Zurawie (Cranes)



Kapela ze Wsi Warszawa (Warsaw Village Band) - exponents of alternative Polish Folk Music
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Category: polish songs

11/24/10 11:25 - 32.ºF - ID#53163

Generacja nic (Generation Nothing)

Cool Kids of Death - Generacja nic.



English Translation (quick and dirty):

The light is not in you
Went off like bad dreams
Modern man
It's definitely not you
The light is not in me
Went dark sometime
Modern man
It's definitely not me
I know that together we can achieve a lot
Who has more is right?
And we can create a new generation

Generation Nothing
Generation No
Generation No One
Generation Bad
It can not succeed
It ends
Generation Nothing
Generation No

The light is already not in us
Went dark sometime
The movement is no longer in the eye
This is urban guerrilla warfare
Take everything out of the house
Burn the Bed
break down the door
Build a barricade
Defend yourself to the last drop of blood
The light already is not in us
Burned out

Polish Lyrics:

Światła nie ma w tobie
Zgasło jak złe sny
Nowoczesny człowiek
To na pewno nie Ty
Swiatła nie ma we mnie
Zgasło kiedyś tam
Nowoczesny człowiek
To na pewno nie ja
Wiem że razem można wiele
Kto ma więcej ten ma rację
A my stwórzmy całkiem nową generację

Generacja nic
Generacja nie
Generacja nikt
Generacja źle
To nie może się udać
To się kończy śle
Generacja nic
Generacja nie

Światła już w nas nie ma
Zgasło kiedyś tam
Nie rzucamy się już w oczy
To jest miejska partyzantka
WynieÅ› z domu wszystko
Podpal łóżko
wyważ drzwi
Zbuduj sobie barykadÄ™
Broń się do ostatniej krwi
Światła już w nas nie ma
Wypaliło się

Generacja nic
Generacja nie

Generacja nic
Generacja nie
Generacja nikt
Generacja źle
To nie może się udać
To się kończy śle
Generacja nic
Generacja nie
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Category: polish songs

11/24/10 12:00 - 34.ºF - ID#53157

Minus Zero

Talking to (e:tinypliny) about my Polish experience, made me in a fit of Polish madness think that I should do a "Polish Song of the Day" on E-strip even though Warsaw isn't exactly on the Elmwood Strip.

This song is by Lady Pank . The video is directed by Zbigniew Rybczyński

This video references many Polish and American stereotypes both in Poland and in the U.S.

The video was filmed on Battery Park City landfill in lower Manhattan in 1985.



(The English language lyrics have very little to do with the Polish language lyrics). Less Than Zero would be a better translation of the original song title.

Lyrics:

Ula models for top magazines
See her smile in her pink limousine
Queen of lipstick, shampoo and suncreams,
She's the fun of every man's dreams
She thinks she's ooh-la-la,
But she's just la-de-da

Minus zero

Flies to Rio when Rio is sunny
Never sweats,'cause she stands in the shade
She's a honey, and brings in the money
Works for pleasure, but always gets paid
She oozes sex appeal,
But she just isn't real

Minus zero

Ula models for top magazines
See her smile in her pink limousine
Queen of lipstick, shampoo and suncreams,
She's the fun of every man's dreams
She thinks she's ooh-la-la,
But she's just la-de-da

Minus zero
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10/22/10 10:51 - 47.ºF - ID#53003

11 Years Gone

My mom died a few hours from now 11 years ago. She would have been 71 on August 25.

Here are a few of my favorite photos of her.

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She visited the Falls in 1970

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My mom and I at a reception in 1974
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09/16/10 11:58 - 55.ºF - ID#52757

Drag and Drop Test

OK, this is what I figured out. In the gnome Linux Mint 9, drag and drop does NOT work from the Desktop or if the file manager and firefox windows do not overlap.

But it does work if the file manager and the firefox winows DO overlap.

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None of this works on a heavily-patched PCLinuxOS 2007 box with KDE 3.5.9 and Firefox 3.6.9. Because the PCLinuxOS is rather old and very far away from a vanilla install, I reckoned I should try something more modern like Linux Mint.

(e:leetee) suggested that the problem might be that the drag and drop won't be supported from the Desktop so I tried drag and drop from the File Manager on both boxes. Linux Mint worked if the windows overlapped. But, alas, the ancient PCLinuxOS box was just too old and cranky and refused to work. Thank you for all your efforts, (e:paul). I think the mystery is solved. There is no more reason for you to do anything about this. It's a combination of user error and old software.
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08/12/10 09:33 - 73.ºF - ID#52434

Smells Like Rockin Robin

I've been a big fan of Mark Vidler (No relation to the East Aurora retail family) and Go Home Productions for more years than I can remember. I'm still in awe of his Sex Pistols - Madonna mashups.

MIchael Jackson's Rockin Robin and Nirvana's Smells like Teen Spirit mashed up. How does he come up with the combinations? If you are anything like me, you won't be able to listen to either song in quite the same way after seeing this.


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07/30/10 09:30 - 71.ºF - ID#52336

Goodbye Bass Pro; Hello, IKEA

I say now that Bass Pro is officially gone (and I don't believe that they were actually going to be here anyway) the Powers That Be should try to get an IKEA to replace it.

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05/04/10 06:41 - 60ºF - ID#51502

21st voter

I just voted in the School Board election. I was the 21st voter at my local polling place for two election districts combined.

I heard that turnout was low. But I had no idea it i was this low.
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03/29/10 09:07 - 42ºF - ID#51293

Still more monkeys than people

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I found this by accident on the google web. The Costa Verde hotel has a "house" that is made out of the fuselage of a 727.

The little boy in me says "golly gee, it's swell!"

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11/28/09 11:42 - 38ºF - ID#50393

It's Snowing in Iceland


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It's snowing in Stykkisholmur, Iceland right now. It's not snowing in Buffalo, USA.

And I say that the latter is a good thing.
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