Ra Ra 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. [Read more…]