Do you remember what you should do when darkness surrounds you? Yes – you need to summon your Patronus, and the black shadow will dissipate. I always loved this powerful image that helped me to visualize what I feel so often, especially these days. I loved the duet of Kerry Ellis and Brian May for quite a while – starting from the time when I … Continue reading Some Things That Glitter May Be Gold
Last night I looked at the calendar and realized that it’s almost February 25, George Harrison’s birthday. Two years ago today I wrote an essay in Russian – as a way of thanking one of my biggest heroes for everything I have learned from him – and now, I think, I want to say it in George’s language. Several years ago, in time of need, … Continue reading George
The mini-essay experiment continues… This one turned out a bit gloomy. V. You laugh at every joke, drag your blanket blindly, fill your heart with smoke…and the first thing that you want will be the last thing you’ll ever need. That’s how you fight it – Wilco, ‘How to Fight Loneliness’ Rock music constitutes an essential part of my personality, and because of that, I … Continue reading Tiny Essays – Part 2
I asked my friends to send me the lines from their favorite songs so that I could write mini-essays about each of them. And here is the result. I. I don’t know how / You were inverted Being an old Beatles fan I knew this song all my life. And yet, this version, played by great late Jeff Healey, gave me a different insight into … Continue reading Tiny Essays – Part 1
Thank you for stopping by! We are two friends talking and writing about things we love – music, films, theater, art, and literature. If you came across this page for the first time, please take a look at our manifesto that outlines the main goals and principles of this project. This page is a work in progress, please bear with us! If you know Russian, … Continue reading Welcome!