Here you have it, “Bakalina”. Slovenian power-duo to see us into the new year. Some common sense at last.
He is an eco-farmer who normally makes cheese and only appears elsewhere briefly to do concerts and make records, she is an accountant.
They come from the part of Slovenia closest to Italy, and he sings in pristine farmer’s dialect that is joy to the ears. They are honest and they hate repression.
Look into their eyes as they are performing their groundbreaking “Banda kravatarska” (“A necktie-wearing clique”) in front of President of Slovenia (who, as the singer says before the song, “was informed of tonight’s repertoire and didn’t decide on a necktie”) and the band of neckties.
“The Funeral of Europe”, recorded at the barb wire on the border between Slovenia and Croatia last December for Slovenia’s Independence Day:
The last song is called “The End of the World”. Let’s see if we can do something about it.
And here are two photos from roughly the part of Slovenia where Bakalina comes from. This is Most na Soči, just that the proverbially green Soča river didn’t wish to cooperate on that day. And a little reminder that one should not pee where one drinks. 😀
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