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Dec. 29th, 2010 | 02:42 pm
mood: amusedamused

I know I'm posting too many Youtube videos again these days, but this is really cute. I was just searching for different renditions of "hava nagila" on Youtube, I came across a video titled "Hava Nagila Texas Style".

Naturally, I had to check that out. And indeed, it's just what it says on the tin (although it takes a bit of time to pick up pace, so if you're impatient, fast forward to 0:40):

Cute, isn't it? :) Could still use a bit more fiddlin', though, not to mention some square-dancin'! Yee-haw!

I should probably also mention that there's a political organization that's apparently behind this whole thing; I don't know anything about those folks (although having had Jerry Falwell on the board doesn't inspire confidence), and I'm only posting this video because the music itself was cute.)

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Mystic

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from: mysticorca
date: Dec. 29th, 2010 06:04 pm (UTC)
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In the US, especially in politics, there is a worrying trend to believe that Israel can do no wrong... something that no government should be entitled to.

That being said, I'm more curious about that strange creature of a fiddle he's playing. I've never seen anything like it before. I assume it's electric.

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Schnee

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from: schnee
date: Dec. 29th, 2010 09:46 pm (UTC)
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It's actually similar in Germany. Conservative politicians in particular will often float claims that Germany has a duty to side with Israel no matter what because of the nazi era; personally, I disagree, and I think that IF there is a historic duty towards Israel, it's to be honest and to criticize when criticism is due.

From what I hear, criticism of Israel's government in German media is actually appreciated in Israel, too; I once read an interview with a guy from Israel (I don't recall who anymore, but it was not a politician) who lamented the fact that Israel's own papers were often far too uncritical of the government, and that as such, he was happy to see a more critical position being taken in German newspapers.

It's probably a topic that's a minefield, though, doubly so in Germany.

Heh, but it is a rather curious one, isn't it? Definitely electric, I'd say; I've not seen one like it before, but then, I'm not too familiar with electric fiddles in general.

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AeroFox

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from: aerofox
date: Dec. 29th, 2010 11:35 pm (UTC)
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The fiddle caught my attention as well!

Looks like it might be one of these, though I didn't do much research.

I nearly choked on the price though! (O.O)

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Schnee

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from: schnee
date: Dec. 29th, 2010 11:43 pm (UTC)
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Wow, quite a bit, yeah.

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AeroFox

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from: aerofox
date: Dec. 29th, 2010 11:54 pm (UTC)
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Still, it is fun music!

Thanks for posting it ^_^

*snugs*

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Schnee

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from: schnee
date: Dec. 30th, 2010 12:54 am (UTC)
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You're welcome. :) *hugs*

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Canis Rufus

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from: canisrufus_uk
date: Dec. 29th, 2010 06:28 pm (UTC)
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*ignores the politics completely*

A fun, if rather strange video :P


....it is sometimes a shame when particular people or groups are behind would would otherwise bee pretty cool things :P

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Schnee

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from: schnee
date: Dec. 29th, 2010 09:47 pm (UTC)
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*noddles* It's probably best to ignore the politics outright and simply appreciate the music in all its cute quaintness. ;)

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