Friday, April 27, 2012

5 on Friday - Set 116

Travis at Trav's Thoughts invites everyone to lay down a short set of music that takes their fancies for his 5 on Friday meme.

Tomorrow I'll be shooting the book covers and the book trailers for my Scorpius series. A lot of work, all heading for the big day.


In the meantime, if you'd like to see what's been turning my crank for the past month, let me introduce you to a Russian telenovela series--already ten years old--which I discovered on You Tube and have been watching obsessively ever since.

It's called Bednaya Nastya (Poor Anastasia) and is a sumptuous feast for the eyes--in more ways than one.

What really freaked me out was the ornate doors to Baron Korf's study. They pretty much match the doors I had in my mind for the ones leading to the duke's drawing room in my Scorpius serial. So weird.

There's lots of music in the series, as one of the main characters, Anna, is a singer. For this week's set, here are five songs which appear in the show.

1 - Sun

This is a gypsy song performed at the ball, by the singers featured in the video.

2 - Mne ne zhal (I Don't Regret) Sergey Lee, Anton Makarsky and Ariana

This is the main theme song for the series. The second male singer actually has a featured role in the series.

3 - Sey Potseloy (That Kiss) Ariana

This is a song Anna sings in the very first episode, eliciting this unrequited-love response from the hunky Vladimir:

4 - Vospominanie (Reminiscence) - Ariana

5 - The Heart of a Thousand Candles

Not sure of the singer for this one, but he has quickly grown on me. I love his voice.

This seems to be a fan video, using a song that doesn't come from the show. But in the compilation, you get a good idea of the story line between Vladimir and Anna.


Mike Golch said...

interesting set.thanks for sharing these great tunes.

Cherie said...

Good luck with all the shoot for the book cover and stuff. The telenovela reminds me of a Russia version of Masterpiece Theater. It looks beautiful. A far cry from Soviet productions.

Jamie White said...

I really like hearing music in other languages. It just adds a whole other dimension to the music.

Travis Cody said...

I'm such an American. I forget that Hollywood is not the be-all-end-all for quality television acting and entertainment.

I enjoyed hearing something new.