Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Snow returns to Pilsen

...and Austria sees record October snow...



Richard Müller: Snow.

Richard Müller: Snow

Translation by L.M.

0:26 When there's snow
0:31 things are so clean.
0:35 Millions of white guarantees
0:40 are quietly falling to my legs.
0:45 And I am calling the Lord
0:49 to say what's in my heart:
0:52 let the angels flap
... their feather quilts for a long time.
... keep on flapping their feather quilts.

0:59 When there's snow,
1:03 it's so quiet.
1:07 Only breath can be heard.
1:13 And the beats of the heart: bim bum.
1:17 I am kissing every snowflake.
1:21 Under the legs, the little snow is
... melting like in children's picture booklets.

1:35 When there's now,
1:39 everything's cracking down due to the frost.
1:42 January tears are dropping to the ground.
1:49 Underneath us everything's creaking gently.
1:52 On our little shoes, we have ski.
1:57 All of us are like in a fridge,
... whether we're saints or infidels.

2:43 We're so nicely clean and fresh,
2:47 when the snow is snowing everywhere to us.
2:51 We're so nicely clean and fresh,
2:55 when the snow is snowing everywhere to us.
2:59 We're so nicely clean and fresh,
3:03 when the snow is snowing everywhere to us.
3:07 We're so nicely clean and fresh,
3:11 when the snow is snowing everywhere to us.

3:14 We're so nicely clean and fresh,
3:18 [it's so clean around]
3:19 when the snow is snowing everywhere to us.
3:22 [when there's snow]
3:23 We're so nicely clean and fresh,
3:26 [it's so quiet]
3:27 when the snow is snowing everywhere to us.

3:30 [only breath]
3:31 We're so nicely clean and fresh,
3:34 [is usually heard]
3:35 when the snow is snowing everywhere to us.
3:38 [when there's snow]
3:39 We're so nicely clean and fresh,
3:42 [it's so clean]
3:43 when the snow is snowing everywhere to us.

3:46 [when there's snow]
3:47 We're so nicely clean and fresh,
3:50 [it's so quiet]
3:51 when the snow is snowing everywhere to us.

3:56 We're so nicely clean and fresh,
3:59 when the snow is snowing everywhere to us.
4:03 We're so nicely clean and fresh,
4:07 when the snow is snowing everywhere to us.
It's time for the annual deja vu. It was snowing in Pilsen. Yesterday and today. The volume was negligible in front of my windows. But friends and family members in other parts of Pilsen (and especially elsewhere in Central Europe) reported intense snow. The temperature stays near 0 °C, the freezing point.

Austria got record October snow, see Google News or Radio Netherlands.

Things are probably much worse in Poland and elsewhere, see Reuters India. See also a fresh video from the Moravian roads. Nearby boys suffering from dementia got the idea to confuse the seasons. :-)

You may remember the same posting in 2007 and 2008 except that now it comes one month earlier! The Reference Frame reported the first snow on November 11th, 2007 and November 21st, 2008. Not too surprisingly, I am not gonna claim that it is a proof of the coming ice age.

Below the break, I add one more classic song about snow, by Mr Jarek Nohavica (the video was created by an amateur).



This romantic/angry has very funny lyrics. Let me share it with you a little bit:

Jarek Nohavica: The Ladian Winter

0:15 A snowflake after a snowflake
... is falling from the skies
0:20 She waits for a little moment
... before it melts down.
0:24 On his old tabouret,
... [Czech painter] Mr Lada is sitting.
0:27 He's drawing pictures
... of the winter landscape.

0:31 The Ladian winter
... is behind the windows.
0:34 And the heart is being seized
... by the white nostalgia.
0:38 The Ladian winter,
... kids and their sledges.
0:42 And I am walking with them
... to the cathedral of the Lord.

0:45 Bim bum bim bum bim bum bim bum
... bim bum bim.

1:00 This white wet garbage
... is falling behind my collar.
1:04 It's already the fourth month in a row
... being still December.
1:10 In the evening, I throw this stuff away.
... I lubricate my back.
1:14 In the morning, I wake up.
... And the bitch is falling again.

1:21 Kids already have frozen bones.
... They're already sledging only because it's their duty.
1:28 It's freezing like a pig.
... Thirty degrees below the freezing point.
1:32 My car can't even cough.
... Nuggets are being created in the Mogul oil.
1:37 Convoys of cars: step, another step.
... Because like every year, the road maintenance guys
... are surprised intensely that the snow has dropped on their roads.

1:49 The Pendolino [fast train] is standing somewhere in the windthrows.
... All of its CD-ROMs have frozen.
1:57 And the cops? They're securing it from a distance.
... Buried in an Aral [truck?].

2:03 The Ladian winter
... is behind the windows.
2:08 And the heart is being seized
... by the white nostalgia.
2:10 The Ladian winter,
... kids and their sledges.
2:14 And I am walking with them
... to the cathedral of the Lord.

2:16 Bim bum bim bum bim bum bim bum.

2:24 On the Vysočina Hills,
... they closed the D1 superhighway.
2:27 The camions were playing a hunting game.
2:31 The so-called Summer Tire Rally.
... Near the hills by Meziříčí,
... they were in a hurry with watermelons.
... And now they are [you know where, in the ass].

2:42 On the TV1 public channel, Studio Snow.
... Ms Voldánová is sitting on the sledges.
2:52 And in Prague, they face a calamity like in Siberia.
... three centimeters of snow. And near the museum, four.

3:09 As I see the [national hill] Říp under snow from a distance,
... I tell myself: forefather Czech [from the legends],
... you have been a terrible CIP.
3:15 If you managed to walk for a few extra miles,
... I could be relaxing in my swimming suit somewhere in the warmth.
3:24 Instead of being afraid to do shopping in TESCO.
... Because their flat roofs are covered by those piles of snow.

3:33 Moreover, while my nose and face is frozen,
... I hear provocateur Nohavica on the radio:

3:40 The Ladian winter
... is behind the windows.
3:44 And the heart is being seized
... by the white nostalgia.
3:47 The Ladian winter,
... kids and their sledges.
3:51 And I am walking with them
... to the cathedral of the Lord.

3:54 Bim bum bim bum bim bum bim bum.

[Sorry, it would be way too time-consuming to refine the English in these translations...]

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