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Wednesday 3 June 2020

The Long Goodbye: Part 13

Part 13 of our EU Grand Tour brings us to Hungary, land of spas and goulash. Also the home of Zsa Zsa Gabor, Ferenc Puskas, Franz Lizst, Laszlo Biro and these formidable performers.

I went to Hungary once. I liked it very much and I would like to go again. I realise that reads like something a primary school child would produce if asked to write about their holidays, but the creative juices aren't really flowing at the moment. Maybe I need a couple of shots of palinka to stir them up.
"Fekete Beat" - Sarolta Zalatnay

"R├ęszeg Hajnalok" - Bergendy

"Vetettem Violat" - Marta Sebestyen

"Sunhanni" - Kampec Dolores

"Tiz Ev Az Uton" - Kati Kovacs & Locomotiv GT

You may notice a common theme to the videos. It would appear that in 1976 some bright spark decided to ship a job lot of pop stars down to Lake Balaton and shoot all that year's promo videos in one go to save money.

The lake works nicely as the backdrop for some wholesome fun while Beata Karda is smiling sweetly, but it all becomes slightly seedy when Hairy Gyorgy turns up. And you have to feel sorry for Corvina who get fobbed off with a pedalo. Presumably the budget had nearly run out by then.


  1. Georgie writes: Hairy Gyorgy is more hairy than Guy The Gorilla.

  2. He is. I got confused by the changing number of young ladies. There are 4 at the hammock, 5 in the jeep, back down to 4 at the lilo, and either 3 or 4 on the yacht. All of a sudden it then leaps up to 6 jogging out of the lake, before going down to 5 again on the bikes. What's going on?

    1. I have to report that at the beginning of the video, with Hairy Gyorgy lying in his hammock with a rather satisfied look whilst slightly jiggling about I did wonder if there was some self-pleasuring going on.