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Mon, 20 Dec 2004

Bering Strait / Bering Strait
Bering Strait Years ago when I lived in Los Angeles, I'd spend many an evening in yuppie bars drinking margaritas and gin & tonics and generally doing things to my body that it won't let me do any more. One night a friend insisted we go to a bar he'd discovered on Wilshire Boulvard in Santa Monica where they performed arias from opera. What was funny was that he didn't even like opera; he was just fascinated by the idea of a bar that featured it.

So we went. And the bar was good. And they took a break from the opera for their special song of the evening: a little number by Tom Lehrer called I Hold Your Hand In Mine. Which is a particular favorite of mine. So the whole opera bar thing turned out to be a success. But that's not the point of the story.

The point is that a while back I was watching 60 Minutes. And they had a report on this country band called Bering Strait. And what was special about them is that they're all Russian. And now they're in America, doing their country music. And even though I don't much like country music, I bought their album. Because the idea of a Russian country band was enough to make up for the fact that they're a country band.

Besides, these folks can sing. It's not like that Leningrad Cowboys1 CD I bought. There's no excuse for that one.

  1. Who are neither cowboys nor from Leningrad. Which is neither here nor there, but I just thought I'd mention it.
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