Observations of an American journalist in Azerbaijan, Russia and USA.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I'm leaving this country in a few weeks. It seems like getting ready for leaving a place, especially a foreign country, engenders a certain sweet melancholy in me, and I can get hung up on certain music. When I left Russia more than decade ago, it was Rain Dogs, a Tom Waits album. This time, I've been listening to an album by hope for agoldensummer. When I was back in the States a month ago or so, I saw the two sisters who form the core of the group perform. They have some really magical tunes and beautiful voices. If you're leaving a country soon, you might want to check it out.