These are the most depressing things about Yaroslavl leisure park. First, the street musician with an old accordion and then the Kraken monster amusement ride backed by some German industrial metal soundtrack.

The first one is sad just because it is sad – a man in his forties, singing soviet love songs in a trembling disappearing voice, a worn-out Nescafe tin beside him.

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And the other one – I’m thinking of an ordinary park employee pressing the button to power this ride, about the harnessed green and yellow plastic monster being, about this toyish sinister heavy metal music he is to perform to, the no escape feeling and the repetitiveness of it all – strange but super sad.

Recorded August 21st, 2010 (SP-TFB-2)
Published August 25th, 2010.

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