Here is an exclusive HQ photoshoot from me – FHM 2003. They’re not the “HQ” over 1000px versions that were posted a year ago. They’re the full over 4100px. The tags aren’t as permanent since the photoshoot is set against a white background. Please be considerate and don’t take advantage of that. The girls look beautiful, and it’s by far one of my favorite shoots. I am incredibly lucky to own the magazine, too! Enjoy!
As promised, I’ve uploaded the HQs I was talking about on the previous entry. And with the help of Wojo, I’ve got slightly more background information: the conference is in Lodz and the Bar performance is in Wroclaw. Enjoy! And now I only remain with 10 other Polish HQs.
Hi, guys!!! Haven’t written to you for a long time - so many things to do! I haven’t even told you how we went to Cyprus Island!!! So, me, Parvis and a little company of my close people took a little break before Beliy Plaschik video shoot - and went for a week to Aphrodite’s Island! We swam, sunned and when we got tired of it - we rented a car with Parvis and just drove around the island and even drove up to the mountains. I love Parvis so much! It’s the first man in my life, with whom we have fun together, get tired together... We’ll have the coolest family and many kids! I just realize that this person is my first true love!!! And what about you? Are you in love??? I asked to post some pictures. Do you like them?? Yulia
I’ve uploaded 16 more exclusive HQs from the 2002 show in Poland, “Festival Kultur.” I also have HQs from the bar they performed in on Lena’s 18th birthday (or at least, I assume) and an early press conference – all from Poland. Stay tuned.
The truth is, behind the scenes, we’ve been discussing a new AML layout since a month after version 3. We’ve went through at least 15 different test layouts, made by myself, Lauren, Tim, etc. Nothing seem to be good enough. But then we realized, it’s not that big of a deal. We can change the layout often, and our visitors would be more pleased that way. So, on the spur of the moment, a friend of mine with a site called untitledpixels.org designed us a layout.
And with that, we’ve been working hard to bring you this new version, with moving, coding, writing, and adding new content. Have a look around and tell us what you think. P.S. the site is going to be under construction for a few hours.
Amanda on 10.20.07 @ 09:44 PM CST [link]
Finding t.A.T.u. short preview
Below is a combination of clips put together by t.A.T.u.’s management of the new movie, “Finding t.A.T.u.” This is not the official trailer and will not be published for promotional use. The video was uploaded by me on YouTube on October 16, with over 187,000 views, but was removed by Angels Kiss, which we could assume is the copyright holder. Nevertheless, enjoy the preview on the original server.
Our forum has a new skin! It’s specifically for the wonderful Halloween season we’re currently in.
To see the full new skin, you’ll have to be a member. From there, go to your profile, at the top of the page, and scroll down to “Board Style”. Select “Halloween” and scroll down to the bottom of the page and hit submit. Enjoy!
Lauren on 10.14.07 @ 04:08 PM CST [link]
New Troy blog
Thursday, October 11, 2007 Still Alive in LA! @ 2:34 PM EST G'day Guys, long time no talk
How have you all been? I haven't forgotten about you! Just really busy this end. Sorry for the lack of blogs.
I've been in the studio, recording and working on my music. Enjoying the beautiful weather here in LA, even though its starting to slowly cool off. Getting lots of exercise and spending lots of time again in the studio.
Alot happening at the moment, but nothing I can really talk about just yet. But I can promise you all will be surprised and I can't wait to let the cat out of the bag. All I'll say right now is, its something to do with a collaboration and a special song. Wink You'll have to keep checking in to see what's coming your way very soon!
So I've posted more pics on my web site. Yes finally I hear you say. "Kazakhstan Tour July 2007" Check them out!
How are you going to celebrate your birthday this year?
Well, since my last year's birthday was...so to say, fun :-) this year I feel... I actually have no mood to celebrate it - I'm spending my birthday in America and with, let's say, the closest people who work with us. And Julia is not really job anymore, it's my very close person, she's just my family. And when I'm back, I think we could have a party in the family circle. Maybe we go out, maybe we just have a little home celebration... I mean, I don't want to throw a huge party... And also I'm just 23... Well, I think I'll have a real big party on my 25th birthday.
Do you expect any special presents, anything unusual?
No, actually. I'm not expecting anything. The main thing for me is to have my family and close people with my, and as for presents... The important thing is attention, that's the way I live.
Is birthday an important day for you or not?
I think it's practically the same as before, no difference. Sure, each year some months beforehand you already start counting days before your birthday... My mom always did like this: Each year after I fell asleep on birthday night, the whole family would leave presents in my room. And when I woke up, the first thing I did was opening all my presents. And this was such a wow! Super! The biggest happiness. And now my birthday is kinda... ok, yeah, another birthday. I think, it's more my mom's day now, because she worked hard that day, suffered giving me birth, with all problems and pains. So, it's like that... It's a pity she suffered so much because of me... And my personal feeling is just thank you to her that I live in this world, in this particular time and place and that things are the way they are.
How about Julia? Isn't she afraid to shoot the video, to record songs being so many months pregnant? One should be very careful.
Thanks God, she feels great, hopefully it goes on in this way up to the child's birth. I think there won't be any problems with this. Afraid?... Why be afraid? Actually everything's "in Gods hands"... So I think that everything will be ok.
Amanda on 10.11.07 @ 02:30 PM CST [link]
Beliy Plaschik photos
Find first photos from the shooting of the new t.A.T.u. video on the song "Beliy Plaschik" ("White Robe"). The shooting took place in Los Angeles last weekend.
…We’ve been shooting Saturday from 3 PM to 3 AM, and Sunday from 12PM to 6 AM. Everybody’s dead tired, but we really felt this only when we finished.
I’m not going to tell you about the video and how all creative team feels about the work done. You’ll see and judge yourself.
Lena and Julia, tired but alive and safe, left Los Angeles with the evening plane on Monday, and on Tuesday night they were back home.
Amanda on 10.10.07 @ 05:09 PM CST [link]
Gallery Update: Sheremetyevo Airport
Source: Tvoj den
Candids of a very pregnant Yulia and her boyfriend "husband" Parviz arriving at the Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow, Russia heading to Los Angeles, USA. According to Tvoj den, Parviz left the airport after seeing Yulia to her seat and she flew to L.A. alone.
Dear Lenka, I've been a fan of you for nearly 5 years now, and your voice and your beauty have gotten even better each passing year. I hope you get the time off you deserve to celebrate your special day, to relax and enjoy a good book or do other things you enjoy doing. Thanks for all your dedication to t.A.T.u. and I'll always support you. Love always, Amanda Scott.
Today Lena Katina turns 23! At 10 am (Moscow time) you may catch Lena accepting congratulations at Love Radio /106,8 FM/. And during the day Lena will share some other news not exactly connected with her birthday. /www.lovewradio.ru/ online version
Guys, thank you very much for leaving birthday wishes for Lena on the forum! We'll make sure Lena sees them all.
Lenok, h.a.p.p.p.y. b.i.r.t.h.d.a.y.!
I ripped a HQ mp3 from the LoveRadio.ru's online stream. Unfortunately it's only 1 minute long. But it's nice to hear Lena's voice.
Everybody knows the awkward Karoke versions. They have a instrumental hardly like the original. And feature some random vocals in the chorus, of someone who needs singing lessons. But we love them anyway because they amuse us.
Show Me Love Karoke Version 256kbps 6.08 MB • Download
Not Gonna Get Us Karoke Version 256kbps 6.44 MB • Download Amanda on 10.03.07 @ 06:35 PM CST [link]
Rumors concerning Waste Management and Upravleniye Otbrosami
As many of you have probably noticed, websites such as Wikipedia and various other sources have been updated containing information about new tracks for both Waste Management and Upravleniye Otbrosami. We would like to remind you that Wikipedia is a user-edited encyclopedia, and that information may be altered by anybody. When we're able to, Amanda and I try to correct the information on these websites, but it's not possible to do so all the time. So we're taking the time to inform you that so far, the tracks listed below (while possibly official), have not been confirmed by anybody at T.A. Music or anybody in connection with them, including AML.
• Little Men • Poison (To Become) • Heavens • Round About • Forgive • I'm Yours • Carousel
The only songs confirmed for Waste Management (English Album), are as follows. • You and I • Little People • Don't Regret • White Robe
The only songs confirmed for Upravleniye Otbrosami (Russian Album), are as follows.
• You and I (English) • Chelovechki (Little People) • Ne Zhaley (Don't Regret) • Beliy Plaschik (White Robe) • Dvesti Dvadtsat (220) • Vremya Luni
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to ask us on the TagBoard, or visit the AML forum here.
Tim on 10.03.07 @ 03:17 PM CST [link]
One year online!
It was around 7 P.M. on October 1st, 2006, my internet connection was out, and I was very bored. I opened up photofiltre (graphics program) and worked on a layout that was neon, and featured a silhouette (from a D&M show): two things I artistically love. It was mediocrity at its best, considering I hadn’t had experience in creating website layouts as often as I do now.
Little did I know, aside from a vague idea, that I would create a popular fan site that would seize to have over 7 million hits, with an average of over 40 thousand hits a day, and featured on tatu.ru’s best non-offs. All of this in 1 year. We’ve maintained a success, through good and bad, that there’s no denying.
A big thank you to everyone who made this possible, aside from me and my parents. t.A.T.u., Lauren, our visitors, ezyrewards.com, dreamhost.com, help from our staff Tim and Angie, and our closest friends Nicole and Ashley.
Amanda on 10.01.07 @ 02:49 AM CST [more..]