Rah Rah Rasputin, Lover of the Russian Queen
There was a cat that really was gone.
With the announcement of indictments against 13 Russian nationals (and a separate indictment for a Californian!) Russia is back in the news again. Here’s a musical nod to one (in)famous Russian—Rasputin—that was composed and performed by the German disco group Boney M. back in the late 70s. Here it is re-imagined by Alexey Rom for a mechanical organ built in 1905—the 81-key Marenghi Organ. We can only speculate whether Russia’s contemporary (Ras)Putin is exerting some kind of mysterious exotic power over Donald Trump, but Trump’s actions certainly fuel that speculation.
For the curious, a YouTube version of the original release, with lyrics in the page notes, is here.
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