Ukraine’s Run for Sziget

Nearly twenty years ago was the first of Ukraine’s run for Sziget, most didn’t even understand what had happened, but the band Braty bluzu from the wonderful pre-Carpathian town of Kalush were the first to perform at the even then well-renowned music festival, in a newly revive democratic Eastern Europe! Yesterday, I was informed of…

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Do you have a social media reach of over 100K? If so you may consider lending your reach to an initiative by two Canadians. I was an expat in Ukraine for nearly ten years, my friend is still there. On June 18, 2014 Nadiya Savchenko was abducted by Russian backed terrorists and against the rules…

Putin Huilo adopts Star KIC 9696936

It’s just incredible what extents Vladimir Putin will go to so that he can have an influence not only in Eurasia, but throughout the Milky Way. Just goes to illustrate just how it is that Putin-Huilo! It now becomes even clearler why Putin was so upset with the aborted launch of the Angara rocket on…

September 23, 2011 – My Letter to Bryan Adams on Euro-2012

Mr. Bryan Adams, O.C., O.B.C. c/o Mr. Bruce Allen Suite 520 – 425 Carrall Street Vancouver, BC V6B 6E3 Canada Dear Mr. Adams, I am writing to you with regard to your planned performance on October 28, 2011 in the city of Lviv, Ukraine at the opening ceremony for the Lviv football stadium for the…

The City That Never Sleeps – Review

The City That Never Sleeps… Review of Myroslav Levytsky‘s   “The City That Never Sleeps” CD released in 2011. Written by: William (Vasyl) Pawlowsky CD The City That Never Sleeps Date published: 08/24/2011 4.75 / 5 stars Some time ago I discovered that my old friend Myroslav Levytsky had just put out a new CD.…

Getting it together….through Jazz

In the past I have blogged about all kinds of music related festivals that take place during the summer months, however, what I’m going to impart today is a little different in that the festival I’m going to tell you about doesn’t take place in the summer. Unfortunately for me I had never been able…

Breeders of Xenophobia or the Big Lie Theory boys…

Not long ago one of my blog entries was entitled, “A different type of Ulster! Also run by Creoles”. Within that entry I noted that there are four K’s which run current day Ukraine. A few days later, one of those Creoles, member of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Vadym Kolisnichenko, reared his ugly head…

Twenty years old and still fresh today – OPALNIY PRYNZ

Anyone who has taken the time to peruse the pages of my blog has probably already figured that I am an individual who can and has worn many different hats. At times I have received some positive commentary and encouragement while at others I have become engaged in heated debate. Nevertheless, I always try to…

A long time coming Made in UA

When one has spent more than ten years of their life in Ukraine and has made many different friends from many different walks of life, but primarily those who are involved in the development of contemporary Ukrainian cultural life you start to miss those friends a great deal when you are far away from that…

Andriy Valaha – RIP

Today, I received an e-mail from good friend of mine Myroslav Levytsky, it was not good news! The subject line read Andrij Valaha and that was it. The only time I receive such short messages they indicate bad news. The message was almost telegraphic: “he did not regain consciousness, Andriy Valaha died”. On October 30,…