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Postby bignaf » Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:20 pm

ekii! write stuff about Tuva here.
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Postby Shapley » Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:28 pm

Why didn't you put this in the Geography thread?

I've never been to Tuva, but it looks like an interesting place. What is your interest with the former Soviet State?

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Postby Catmando » Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:42 pm

*ig, is your interest in Tuva due to the Tuvans being famous for their "throat singing"?
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Postby Serenity » Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:15 pm

Catmando wrote:*ig, is your interest in Tuva due to the Tuvans being famous for their "throat singing"?


If they were birds, I guess they would be warblers.
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Postby navneeth » Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:17 am

I know for a fact that physicist, Nobel Laureate and amateur bongo player Richard Feynman had some sort of connections with Tuva.

http://www.fotuva.org/

http://feynman.com/
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Postby BigJon » Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:22 am

I was going to see the Tuvan throat singers when they appeared in my backyard last month. That was until I found out the festival tickets were $45 for the evening. Sorry, not in the budget right now.
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Postby bignaf » Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:28 pm

Catmando wrote:*ig, is your interest in Tuva due to the Tuvans being famous for their "throat singing"?


mostly. but they're really fascinating for many other reasons.
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Postby bignaf » Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:41 pm

Shapley wrote:Why didn't you put this in the Geography thread?

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Tuva is unique, it can't rub shoulders with all the others.
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Postby bignaf » Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:24 pm

Believe it or not, the camel was once the most magnificent of all the animals! It's true! He had beautiful big horns with golden tips, and a long, thick, bushy tail.

Day after day the camel used to stand beside the river, admiring his reflection in the water.

One day while he was standing there, down from the hills came the Siberian stag.

"Ekii, Teve!" said the stag. This is the way to say, "Hi, camel!" in Tuvan. "My brother," he went on, "you have the most magnificent horns I have ever seen. Won't you loan them to me? I'm going to a party and I'd like to get dressed up."

"My horns?" said the camel. "I'd hate to give away my horns."

"Don't worry," said the stag, "I'll bring them right back tomorrow."

"Tomorrow? All right," said the camel, "But make sure that you do."

And so Teve the camel took off his magnificent horns and loaned them to the stag. The stag ran off into the mountains.

Teve stood beside the river, admiring what was left of his reflection.

Pretty soon along came the horse.

"Ekii, Teve!" said the horse. "My brother, you have the most beautiful tail I have ever seen. Won't you loan it to me? I'm on my way to a horse-race, and I'm sure I'd win if I had your tail."

"Chok!" said the camel. That is the Tuvan way to say, "No!" "I already loaned out my horns and I just can't loan my tail too."

"Don't worry, brother. I will bring it right back after the race is over."

"You're sure?" said Teve. "All right, but make sure you bring it right back,"

He took off his long, thick, bushy tail and gave it to the horse. The horse galloped away across the steppe.

The camel stood there beside the river, peering off into the distance, looking for his friends.

He waited all day. He waited the next day, and the day after that.

Neither the stag nor the horse ever came back. The stag stayed far away in the mountains and forests. As for the horse, whenever he meets a camel, he shies away.

And from that day to this, the camel has remained the angriest of all the animals!

This, and many other great Tuva-related items are available from http://www.tuvatrader.com
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Postby Serenity » Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:54 pm

BigJon wrote:I was going to see the Tuvan throat singers when they appeared in my backyard last month. That was until I found out the festival tickets were $45 for the evening. Sorry, not in the budget right now.


I like your sense of humor; you're cracking me up. :rofl:
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Postby BigJon » Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:47 pm

Serenity wrote:
BigJon wrote:I was going to see the Tuvan throat singers when they appeared in my backyard last month. That was until I found out the festival tickets were $45 for the evening. Sorry, not in the budget right now.


I like your sense of humor; you're cracking me up. :rofl:

Can you explain what I wrote that struck you funny? I'm so trying to work hard on my funny, and a little feedback might help.
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Postby Serenity » Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:29 pm

Don't you know that explaining kills the funny part; you either get it right away or it's not funny.

After I said that if Tuvan throat singers were birds they would be warblers. You posted that you were going to go see the Tuvan throat singers in your backyard and I thought you were referring to warblers in your backyard. And then I mentally pictured birds in my head singing like human Tuvans and that is what I found funny...birds singing human-like...................

I told you it wasn't gonna be funny after explaining it
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Postby BigJon » Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:20 pm

I get it now, funnier that I know.
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Postby bignaf » Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:50 am

dude! I hope a bunch of throat singers land in my backyard! maybe I should put out a throat-singer-feeder, full of blood sausage and araka?! :crazy:
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Postby bignaf » Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:14 am

Check if Huun-Huur-Tu will be near you. here's their schedule:

October 5-6 Swarthmore, PA - details TBA
October 7 Bloomington, IN - Lotus Fest
October 8 Chico, CA - California State University Chico
October 10 Berkeley, CA - Ashkenaz
October 11 Berkeley, CA - Essex Junction Middle School
October 12 Wolcott, VT - Wolcott High School
October 14 Shelburne Falls, MA - Hilltown Folk
October 19 Edmonton, Alberta - McDougall United Church
October 20 Calgary, Alberta - Knox United Church
October 21 Victoria, BC - Alix Goolden Hall
October 22 Vancouver, BC - Canadian Memorial Church
October 23 Boise, ID - Arts NW
October 25 Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
October 27 Ashland, OR - Arielle St. Clair
October 29 Olympia, WA - Capitol Theatre
November 1 Lopez Island, WA - Lopez Center for the Arts
November 2 Bothell, WA - Northshore PAC
November 3 Denver, CO - Swallow Hill
November 4 Colorado Springs, CO - Pikes Peak Library
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Postby piqaboo » Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:44 am

My image was of a group of men sitting on fences and branches in BigJon's backyard, singing away, with neighbors standing agog in thier yards.
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Postby bignaf » Fri Oct 06, 2006 10:19 am

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Postby bignaf » Sun Oct 08, 2006 7:41 pm

don't forget to vote once every day.
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Postby BigJon » Sat May 26, 2007 12:45 pm

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Postby bignaf » Mon May 28, 2007 8:34 am

pretty amazing.
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