Friday, August 20, 2010


Here are some fun videos I found. The first is an amusing song about Soviet History set to the "Tetris" melody, which I only vaguely knew to be based on a Russian folk song:

And I found this one after a small amount of research. The "Type A" song in Tetris is based on the melody of "Коробейники," arranged for the game by Hirokazu Tanaka. The song tells the beginning of a story (fully told by Nikolay Nekrasov's poem of the same name) about a young peddler and a girl named Katya. (The Cyrillic lyrics are in the info section of the Youtube page)