Tuesday, March 31, 2009

CULTURAL CURIOSITY (WTF?): Stalin's mouthpiece in my kitchen (still)

Greetings comrade! (1945 state issued radio in my kitchen)

One of the first things Stalin did after he took Lviv from Poland? He installed himself into every private apartment. He has only one channel, you can't turn him off and you can't unplug him. You can only lower the volume on Sir Mustache. "News" all. day. long. and at 24:oo he goes quite after singing me the national anthem (which I appreciate).

SCRIBBLINGS: fucoid flees future porn set
CULTURE SHOCK: Commie paranoia, 2009
TRANSMISSION RESUMED

5 comments:

Mona said...

For some reason that post reminded me of 'The Conet Project'!
regards/

fucoid said...

yeah, i can see that. just did a wiki, now i know where the feedback comes from on wilco's foxtrot album. i will have to revisit

Mona said...

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot indeed. i really liked the use of that. It is funny I had lived with that album for a year or so before it was finally released and still their high point i think. Have you seen the doco from that time 'I am going to break your heart'? If you haven't i can stick that in the package too.
Regards/

fucoid said...

no haven't seen it...

foxtrot is a special album to me. i heard about from an english guy i met in a pub in paris. he was so ecstatic that i went and bought a copy. now it forever gives me memories of paris.

Bluesfrau said...

Wot - 's he coming out of a time travel spiral?
Maybe he'd be happier today...