When I was here in October, I discovered the delight that is Holly Dolly. Today I was impressed to discover that it is still the most requested song on at least one of the various TV music channels I have. Everyone I played this to back in NI hated it, but that’s mostly because they’re all philistines who can only hear the annoying crazy frog eurobeat.

None of them had enountered the Loituma Girl meme so they couldn’t even appreciate it on that level (cf. Cognoscenti vs. Intelligentsia). Most, however, have quite liked Loituma’s version of Ievan Polkka when I’ve introduced them to it. Estonian is fairly close to Finnish so maybe once I’ve been here a lot longer I’ll actually be able to sing along…

Salivili hipput tupput täppyt äppyt tipput hilijalleen

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