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June 28 “Secret Russian Agents”

They rounded up some “Russian spies” living in the U.S. today.   Undoubtedly, their orders were to live normal lives and report back random tidbits about American life.   It makes you wonder, couldn’t they just watch a satellite feed of CNN America in Russia and get the same information?   I’m sure there is a lot more to it than that.   I’m not into intrigue too much living in quasi-rural North Carolina.   And my poker face could use some work, so I’m probably not the best candidate for a job like that anyway.     Although, I will visit Russia one day, judging from the PBS documentaries, it is a beautiful place.  And I’m a huge Dostoevsky fan.   Thanks for listening!

June 13th “Riding the Waves with Rasputin”

I just finished an audio book called “Rasputin’s Daughter” that was pretty good.  I’ve always been intrigued with Rasputin and his roll in taking down the Romanov dynasty.   My favorite class in college was ‘Russian Culture through Film’ which featured a great Russian movie about Rasputin.

This song is kind of about the rumors surrounding his family.   His daughter did move to LA and become a Lion tamer and she was mauled by a bear eventually.    Kind of a morbid subject, but I put a little light twist on the chorus.


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