Today, a song by two determined young Slovenians and a reality check.
First, here is a song that I can’t stop playing. It’s got a certain something. It’s by a Slovenian duo called Zajtrk (“Breakfast”) and I only learned of them very recently. The title means “I’ll make paradise”. Give it a listen and then I’ll translate the lyrics.
I'LL MAKE PARADISE by Zajtrk I'll drop out of school and travel the world I'll caress our beloved blue planet from head to toe I'll save humanity from economic crisis I'll marry an American to get him a visa I'll sew the ozone back to how it used to be For each and every creature alive I'll make paradise I'll make paradise I'll tear down factories and plant a garden a mole will help me till the earth rains will water it, birds will fertilise it, the scary bear that writes jokes for children will guard it. I'll flip a crooked finger to ugly dictatorship and open doors to democracy everywhere I'll make paradise Those who force children into labour I'll shut behind wire fences To those who mock another colour of the skin I'll steal all the flowers in front of their houses and to women with bags made from animal skin I'll stuff and mount their husbands I'll make paradise Lies, hatred, wrongdoings, sadistic bastards, acid rain, grey ozone - bye bye 'cause I'll make paradise Translated by MMM
And now maybe you’re curious about them. Have you got some sort of mental picture about these two performers, the girl singing, the guy on the guitar? Have a look and see if there is a match between expectations and reality. For me it wasn’t. I love how she performs and how the audience reacts.
Whereas in fact what I’ll really do is see if I can stay awake long enough to see how two NBA games finish with one as yet unbeaten Slovenian this season in each (Luka Dončić in Dallas Mavericks, Goran Dragić in Miami Heat). Both teams are 2 out of 2. Talking of paradise. (Actually basketball, if unclear.)
And now have some photos from my paradise now. They are not very good because it was hazy, but they are from today. This is the Orbetello lagoon with flamingos and other flyers. It may be early days but they seem awfully few compared to previous years. Paradise, ow.
ADD-IT: The games ended. I’m still awake. Both teams with Slovenians lost after leading most of the time. I better stop writing about current events.