18 September – If you really love the love you say you love

Another week and another birthday, and it’s from our friends in Luthuania. As you’ll know, they have an interesting selection process down Kaunas way that seems to last some 51 weeks. Or is that just how it feels? This year’s was no exception and the result was a confusing choice to say the least. There are, of course, some Lits who try several times, some before and after a successful appearance.

Today’s birthday boy Sasha Son/Sasha Song (né Dmitrijus Šavrovas/Dmitry Shavrov) got to the party in Moscow in 2009, but also tried in 2010. It strikes me that Mr Šavrovas/Shavrov/Son/Song likes to cram lots of words into his song, a bit like in the killer lyric I’ve selected above. He also has a nice line in cocked hats and has the ability to play the piano whilst walking away from it. What a star!

Sasha is 34 today.

Su gimtadieniu, Sasha!