Make surreal video lemonade of the lemons of noisy neighbors #Neighbors & Hoods#People#neighbors#noise#videos June 5 | Ariel Meadow Stallings offbeatariel So this one time, the condo beneath ours was completely gutted and remodeled, with heavy construction for a couple weeks. The construction guys listened to a lot of Russian pop while they worked. Hours and hours of it. At a certain point, it got so ridiculous that I had to capture it. No tape deck, so I used my camera…but then I had to figure out something to fill the screen with while recording the ridiculous music. This very odd video was the result. Obviously, audio is key — and patience doesn't hurt. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Meadow Stallings Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives, loves, and dorks out hard in Seattle, WA. @offbeatariel @offbeatbride PREVIOUS $7 chair makeover: from meh to OMEHGAWD! NEXT My dream house: a retro waterfront condo in Seattle Toggle comments [ 17 ] Ha! I needed this cute little nonsense today. Thanks for sharing! 2 agree Reply There is something oddly meditative and soothing about the faint Russian pop combined with the Aloha man nodding. 7 agree Reply Totally this. Things I also love: 1. "Dude, you guys, I love this one." 2. The sassy interview 3. Finger high kicks 3 agree Reply Perhaps I'm lunch-hour-drunk, but that was FANTASTIC. Reply Delightfully bizarre. Reply Ariel you are you most fantastically fabulous finger dancer I have EVAR had the chance of seeing finger dance…. No shit…. AMAZING! 3 agree Reply To make it more bizzare, this isn't pop. It's a genre called "shanson," a kind of Soviet/Russian prison folk. It deals with issues that would be familiar to the singers, such as life in forced labor camps, being imprisoned by an unfair justice system, etc. It's kinda like Russian gangsta rap. What I'm saying is, those are some tough contractors. The specific song seems to be called "My First Love." I tried to google it, but that's the title of like half the songs in the genre. 8 agree Reply Thanks for the details Dima! That makes it even more interesting! 1 agrees Reply OMG WUT!? Thank you so much for sharing that. I'm totally fascinated, and if I weren't traveling this week I'd go disappearing down a google rabbit hole of shanson. This is one of those moments when I love the internet. 4 agree Reply down the rabbit hole I go… Reply That's hilarious! Reply I'd take that any day over the guy that lived below me in Boston next to the Conservatory. He suuuucked at playing the sax. He would play this awful new age music (at least I guess it was new age) and make squawking duck noises with the sax. Sometimes he'd do it at 3am. Reply Sassy's sherpa blanket! My son has and LOVES this blanket–from Fred Meyer? Reply It was a gift, but that sounds about right! Reply this makes me think of this movie which seems like it should be sad, but is EPIC. Reply YOU HAVE A SUNSHINE BUDDY. I've never met (okay, we haven't met, but still) another human who owns one. YR SO COOL. Reply Omg this is awesome. The chill bobblehead was the best part (and Sassybarf). I love it when things like this happen…. and cue dramatic finger dancing! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.