Warning: I have had a stiff gin and tonic while being in a rush to the airport! Anything goes here, I am committed to my Black Fridays! Cheers, we made another week.
In March I decided to travel to Budapest for a week. The intrigue was elevated by images of large Communist sculptures, a massive bridge, bizarre Hungarian bath houses as seen in the Grand Budapest Hotel, along with Budapest's enormous architecture.
This trip's story will be for another day, however for some context regarding my Hungarian fascination and history, and in honor of my Black Friday promise, I bring you a great listen on NPR.
On a commute and in travels to Hungary, I heard about a song, from a Hungarian composer, Rezső Seress, who fantasized about "changing the world with his music" and "he did" but in a VERY creepy bizarre way.
Here is a quote from the interview from NPR's darker side...which I LOVE...
"Welcome back to SNAP, the "Blackout" episode. Today, we're featuring stories where darkness falls in some very strange ways."
Some back history on Hungary, it was not too long ago when the last terrorist regime pulled out, and Hungary began to bloom as a new society. Even today there is evidence of healing and tears, a great example is the House of Terror, a museum highlighting the history of terror regimes throughout Hungary (I highly recommend). The museum holds many memories along with the actual rooms where torture and terror took place.
In the 1930's, a heavy dark cloud was cast over this vulnerable country. To make matters worse, along comes this song...Gloomy Sunday. Remember? This dude wanted to "change the world".
Note: I am on my 2nd gin and tonic.
So here you have it, Gloomy Sunday. A song that was BANNED from Hungary for the causation of several suicides...HERE. Thank you NPR for being just as creepy as me. Enjoy the listen!
Below is a clip from the interview...if you are still not convinced.
Happy Black Friday from Creepy Girl Travels, #2.