So I was sitting here last night despairing – well perhaps not despairing but really wondering hard – about what I could post for Lunedi Lunacy. It’s been a few days since I’ve put anything up other than my hands in despair (and this time I mean it) at work. And that is one of the reasons that I’ve been MIB (Missing in Blogging) – work! What was suppose to be a three day work week has turned into five and a bit this week, five next and five the following. So much for part-time!
But enough of my whinging – time for a bit of cheering up! My friend Auld Hat had the habit of posting the occasional Russian cartoon on her old blog and they were always charming if a trifle sad and often very, very strange. Last night when my FB friend Richard posted a musical cartoon by the now defunct Russian group Nol’ he described it in the same way: rather charming the way Russian cartoons are, and a little sad. He did miss out on the “strange” bit and I think this little gem qualifies for that adjective.
Nol’ was a rock group based out of St Petersburg in the 1980-90s and The Man and the Cat appears to have been one of their earlier hits. Not understanding Russian I looked up the lyrics and the cartoon has very little relationship to them other than there being a man, a cat and a medical man. The group folded in 1992 when, from what I can make out, Fyodor Chistyakov, the lead singer, tried to murder someone because she was a “witch”. He spent some time in the infamous Kresty Prison and ended up in a psychiatric hospital. When he was released he joined the Jehovah’s Witness and gave up his rock career.
Now how is all that for Lunedi Lunacy?
On this day in 1569: First recorded lottery in England.