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Stas Sagdeyev and Alex Vitkovskiy performing Love of my Life

Hello world! We've been working on something with Alex lately. And it's not even one of my songs (yay!). We've wanted to record an acoustic cover for one of the greatest songs, "Love of my Life" (F. Mercury), for a long time. However, what's the point of recording it if it might get deleted from YouTube, right? But since, at some point (I don't know when exactly), YouTube changed the policy, now allowing people to share revenue with the rights owner (thus, compensating unpaid royalties), we decided to do it...

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"Wow! I can rotate it any way I want!" - sagdeyev.com goes responsive

Hi everybody! I am really excited because what I was obsessed with for over a month is now finished.

The idea of creating a new design for my website from scratch came up when I discovered how far ahead technologies and demands of modern web design were. When I opened this site in late 2011 I just wanted to have my own place to share my works end express my opinion. Not so many people were talking about some serious web-surfing using mobile phones or smartphones back then. I, personally, didn't even expect having many visitors. However, some of the articles (especially ones dedicated to Freddie Mercury and "his" Montreux) attracted quite a constant and growing traffic to my website. The list of top 5 articles people are reading goes like this...

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Ukrainian flag

This is going to be pretty much one of the most serious posts in my blog so far. There’ll be no pictures or videos. You’ve seen them all. I... don't feel very good writing this because I know it is probably not going to change anything. I had doubts about finishing and posting this article but the events of last Friday, 2nd of May in Odessa pushed me to do it. Moreover, I am now getting used (since December) to hear many (and I mean, MANY) questions from my non-Russian/Ukrainian-speaking colleagues like “So, what do you think about the events in Ukraine?”. Well, I'm finally ready to tell you what I think.

Bits And Pieces

Hi everybody! This summer we decided to try something new with my wife Sachiko. Since people in Japan don't know so much about Odessa or Ukraine, we had thought that it would be a fun...
Oh boy! What a night! We just finished watching Queen's legendary "A Night at the Odeon" concert with Alex. Actually, we got so excited that afterwards, we just had to re-watch some selected songs from...
I'm glad to share with you the news that an old friend Alyosha Semenenko just won the second prize of the Queen Elisabeth violin competition. Congratulations!
I think that Richard Marx's "Endless Summer Nights" is one of the most beautiful and at the same time one of the saddest songs about love ever written. We recorded a "live" acoustic cover together...
I'm going from Berlin to Zurich by bus and I've just been forced to buy a full separate ticket for my viola. Why can't I put it on a shelf like usual? Because if the...
The results of the 1st international Boris Goldstein violin competition have just been published and the places go as follows: Grand Prix - Mone Hattori 1st place - Aleksey Semenenko/Stefan Tarara 2nd place - not...
It isn't a time to talk about how bad was new "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie but could somebody explain why in the world the Turtles have a Manley Massive Passive device in their van?!...