The idle ramblings of a Jack of some trades, Master of none

Last summer, an unlikely star appeared on the Internet - a poorly dressed Tajik gastarbeiter who brilliantly performed the song 'Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Aaja' from the Hindi film 'Disco Dancer' with such verve that he was a hit on YouTube. Soon his fame spread into the world at large, and Roman Gruzov located him in Kolomna, a little town in the Moscow region. Roman found out that the Tajik was not a Tajik, and, wholly unexpectedly, ended up helping the singer along his career in show-business.

Roman Gruzov
wrote up the story in the online journal Big Town (Bolshoi Gorod), and I have very loosely translated his tale here. In case you're wondering, this is the story of the man who appeared in that video I posted a few days ago. [Via Neeka]


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