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November 7, 2008 11:48 PM   Subscribe

Jozin z bazin Mladek & Banjo Band, worth waiting to 2:00. "The song is about this monster Jozin who lives in the swamps somewhere in Moravia and eats only people from Prague - the city snobs."

previously

Lyrics in English l Jozin from the bog - Jozin z bazin (English subtitles) l The political parody version, "Donald marzy" with lyrics on the right l About Ivan Mládek l Other vids and songs by the same songwriter, who designed the Guitariano - 'Keyboard for Guitarists'.

Earworm and granny dancing combo: Jozin z bazin vs Granny

Bonus granny dancing! In NYC, in Eastern Europe, elsewhere in Eastern Europe.
posted by nickyskye (30 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Not a double? Maybe it was just the link of the week where I live?
posted by pracowity at 12:20 AM on November 8, 2008


You linked to it in a thread this February, in the previously.
posted by nickyskye at 12:28 AM on November 8, 2008


Crop duster, it's a crop duster, not a plane with white powder. Oh, the fond childhood memories. The band had insanely funny songs (some taste at Abbreviations-Zkratky, YT) while acting dead serious.
posted by Laotic at 12:30 AM on November 8, 2008


Rock on. Then, for that special someone who has everything.
posted by netbros at 12:37 AM on November 8, 2008


You linked to it in a thread this February, in the previously.

Ah. Maybe it was just the link of the week where I live.
posted by pracowity at 12:46 AM on November 8, 2008


I need that plaid jacket. I really do.

Note that when they finally cut to a shot of the whole band, we see a washboard player. This reminded me that I've been meaning to make an FPP on that venerable folk percussion instrument, the washboard. Soon as I can get around to it.

Oh, and, thanks for the post, nickyskye. This is my new favorite band, I think.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:00 AM on November 8, 2008


Nice one Nicky- I have my party piece for the next time I meet the Czech in-laws- just have to get the sideburns.
posted by Gratishades at 4:13 AM on November 8, 2008


Oh- video with Englkish subtitles here.
posted by Gratishades at 4:22 AM on November 8, 2008


Ha! It's so funny to see that here.
One of my fave Mladek songs is Medvedi, nevedi.

There's also one about a hamster on a railroad track, and another about a girl with marmalade on her face. His music really appealed to me as a child. Still does, in fact. :)

Thanks for the link!
posted by quietfish at 4:33 AM on November 8, 2008


What is that bell-shaped instrument that appears to make the grunting sounds, played by that third guy?

Great stuff!
posted by Forktine at 4:57 AM on November 8, 2008


Brilliant video here Sedem Statecnych (Magificent Seven) by same guy Ivan Mladek, about Mexicans making Becherovka and being threatened by bandits. The statue near the end is brilliant.
posted by Gratishades at 5:33 AM on November 8, 2008


This is the You Tube search term that justs keeps giving! The original song again but with 50 Cent video. Can't recommend enough!
posted by Gratishades at 5:38 AM on November 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


Forktine- apparantly it is a cow-bell (I know he's blowing in it but heard from two different sources it is a cowbell).
posted by Gratishades at 6:06 AM on November 8, 2008


When I am a Babička I shall dance like the kids do
With a red headscarf which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on Becherovka and pantsuits
And zmrzlina, and say we've no money for butter.
posted by piratebowling at 6:44 AM on November 8, 2008 [3 favorites]


I really like the guy who just pops up from the bottle of the screen and starts doing that endearingly hokey little dance.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 6:57 AM on November 8, 2008


THis is feckin' great! Completely nuts!
posted by notsnot at 7:08 AM on November 8, 2008


I saw this on Warren Ellis's site a while back and have been fascinated with it ever since. The night after I first saw it I couldn't think about the man with the glass pane without laughing out loud, for quite a bit, really. My roommates were understandably concerned. I don't know why but the weird out-of-time surreal tone of it just hits the right button. The parody's not bad either.

I'm going to try and phonetically memorize this song now. Goodbye.
posted by Muttoneer at 8:17 AM on November 8, 2008


Oh, and the link with subtitles is really nice to have. Thanks.
posted by Muttoneer at 8:20 AM on November 8, 2008


I kept expecting the guy in the plaid jacket to raise his hand and belt out, "Here I come to save the daaaaay!"
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 9:11 AM on November 8, 2008


In my nightmares I spend my middle age as the dancing man in the dark suit.

Note to self: Never grow a bead again, ever.
posted by ChrisHartley at 9:55 AM on November 8, 2008


Look closely, the dancing beard guy is actually Kiefer Sutherland.
posted by found missing at 10:22 AM on November 8, 2008


As President, I will enact a law requiring all bands to have a mandatory Dancing Beard Guy.
posted by not_on_display at 10:47 AM on November 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


And all mandatory Dancing Beard Guys are required by law to have tiny flappy hands.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 11:05 AM on November 8, 2008 [2 favorites]


Wow. New favorite.

As a bonus, it led me to something in the comments that I will use in Internet discussions forever.
posted by jinjo at 11:33 AM on November 8, 2008


This is great—thanks, nicky! Two things:

1) I am willing to serve as Dancing Beard Guy for any band that has an earworm and strange instruments but lacks a Dancing Beard Guy; and

2) Becherovka is awful stuff—if you're not Czech, don't let anyone foist it on you.
posted by languagehat at 12:09 PM on November 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


Also,

3) Thanks for that great link, jinjo!

and

4) (*puts on language hat*) It's really Jožin z bažin. (*takes off language hat, dances beardedly*)
posted by languagehat at 12:14 PM on November 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


it was just the link of the week where I live?

plz aecplene what this is??? where live u?

"Here I come to save the daaaaay!"

omg, you're right, it's very Andy Kaufman doing his Mighty Mouse routine.

Becherovka is awful stuff

*zips to google. ah "Becherovka is a herbal bitters made in Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic, flavored with anise seeds, cinnamon, and approximately 32 other herbs, first sold in 1807." blech. Did somebody foist that stuff on you? Oh, and love your dancing style!
posted by nickyskye at 1:30 PM on November 8, 2008


In case you want more dancing bearded guy.
posted by eye of newt at 3:30 PM on November 8, 2008 [2 favorites]


Did somebody foist that stuff on you?

I've visited Prague twice and had a guy visit me in NYC from Prague, and of course he brought a nice big bottle of Becherovka with him, because you can't get Becherovka in the States, can you? Everybody should drink Becherovka, it's good for you with all those herbs! Like you say, blech.
posted by languagehat at 5:52 PM on November 8, 2008


Becherovka is awful stuff

It tastes like Christmas! It's a little boozy package of Christmas in a shotglass, or over ice, or mixed with seltzer to make s "breton." What's not to like about that?
posted by piratebowling at 9:18 AM on November 9, 2008


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