Boris Grebenshikov's "Radio Silence': What I Am Listening To Write This Minute

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In 1980, at the height of the final USSR dictator Leonard Brezhnev's rule, Brois Grebenshikov  was fired from his job for throwing a frisbie at the State sponsored rock show his band Aquarium was playing. 8 years later, Gorbachev and Perestroika had happened and Boris came to the West as a solo artists, releasing an excellent sp;p album produced by Dave Stewart. It died a death and Boris returned to what would soon be Russia again and remains a very popular rock star. What remains is the title track off the album, the excellent "Radio Silence".. A whirling hard rocker which …

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Being For The Benefit Of Emperor Akihito

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Now Universal Records are helping out Japan, a compiliation benefit album featuring usual suspect U2 and newbie Rihanna… as well as some other what is sure to be big names. After Bangladesh, after Live Aid, after Haiti (but not after Farm Aid which appears to work), perhaps it is time to simply fess up. The US Entertainment industry is clueless when it comes to providing charity relief in foreign countries. Everybody gives their time and energy with no end game in sight, with no concept, as to how theses hundreds of millions of dollars will effect the victims on the …

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