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Dancing with Gorbachev News

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The Gorbs rip the crowd a new one at the Hellenic Club!   Hey Zeitgeisters, As you know, my band Dancing with Gorbachev (DWG) has had some teething problems over the last three months, so I am pleased to announce that our new line-up is really starting to smoke. Just to introduce or possibly re-introduce […]

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Mikhail’s Gravy

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Zdravstvuite, Zeitgeisters! Years ago, I watched a documentary on the band REM. Their method for coming up with album names involved pinning up a list in the studio while they worked on that album and band members would add names to the list as the mood took them. If memory serves, Michael Stipe said two […]

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To Be Continued News

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Hi Zeitgeisters, For those of you who want to know what’s happening with my band “To Be Continued” here’s a couple of nuggets of new info. Firstly, we are thinking of changing our name again. At the moment, “Dancing with Gorbachev “ is the front runner. Secondly, here’s a photograph of us in front of […]

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Shoes Life

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Hail Zeitgeisters, Sometimes bad shows will throw up good lines. I was watching a new episode of LAS VEGAS on the Free-2-Air. Don’t know why. I have no excuses. Was it some fugitive Cheryl Ladd infatuation left over from my 70s boyhood? Nope. My favourite Charlie’s Angel was Tanya Roberts. Did I think James Caan […]

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Stone Cold Art

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Hail Zeitgeisters, Cast your mind back to the last time you read Quotations from Chairman Mao Tsetung (the so-called “Little Red Book”). Mao wrote the following: “The socialist system will eventually replace the capitalist system; this is an objective law independent of man’s will. However much the reactionaries try to hold back the wheel of […]

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Issue A Denial

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Hi Zeitgeisters, Just saw a movie on the old free-to-air telly (if I call it that, people think I have cable) called PLAYING BY HEART. It asked me to believe that Sean Connery and Gena Rowlands were the parents of three daughters, Madeleine Stowe, Gillian Anderson and Angelina Jolie. And these daughters hooked up with […]