A crazy man, a cat, and a doctor.
November 17, 2007 12:19 PM   Subscribe

CrazyRussianMusicVideoFilter: I saw a great video by a Russian band from maybe 15 years ago, centering around an insane guy (real video, but made to look old), a cat (animated), and a painting that shows a doctor coming to bring him something (just strange). I was told the song was essentially about the same, and possibly titled with something about a cat. The band was named something like ночь, but youtube isn't coming up with anything like what I remember. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
posted by devilsbrigade to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Sounds like this.
posted by effigy at 1:10 PM on November 17, 2007 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Bingo.
posted by devilsbrigade at 1:36 PM on November 17, 2007

Человек и кошка плачут у окошка
Серый дождик каплет прямо на стекло.
К человеку с кошкой едет неотложка,
Человеку бедному мозг больной свело.

Доктор едет, едет сквозь снежную равнину.
Порошок целебныйй людям он везет.
Человек и кошка порошок тот примут,
И печаль отступит, и тоска пройдет.

Человек и кошка дни с трудом считают,
Вместо неба синего серый потолок.
Человек и кошка по ночам летают,
Только сон невещий крыльев не дает.

Где ты, где ты, где ты, белая карета?
В стенах туалета человек кричит.
Но не слышат стены, трубы словно вены,
И бачок сливной, как сердце, бешенно стучит.

Man and cat cry by the window
A gray rain falls right on the glass.
To the man and cat comes the emergency medical service,
The poor man's brain has gone nuts.

The doctor drives, drives through the snowy plain.
He brings a healing powder to people.
The man and cat take this powder,
And sadness goes away, and grief passes.

Man and cat count the days with difficulty,
Instead of a blue sky, a gray ceiling.
Man and cat fly at night,
Only the unprophetic dream doesn't give wings.

Where are you (3x), white carriage?
In the walls of the toilet the man cries out.
But the walls don't hear, pipes like veins,
And the overflow pipe, like a heart, beats crazily.

Here's a page on Feodor Chistyakov, the bandleader.
posted by languagehat at 6:34 PM on November 17, 2007

Rats, I just realized I mistranslated бачок сливной—it's not "overflow pipe" (whatever that is), it's the tank or cistern of the toilet, the thing with the flush handle on it.
posted by languagehat at 9:25 AM on October 14, 2008

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