CBS SF: In an interview I found, you mention finding inspiration from “Amon Dull, Can, Hawkwind, all the 70’s German scene, 70’s Miles Davis, electronic and prog stuff” — which explains a lot about why I immediately fell in love with the album, because that’s all music I obsess over. You also mention that you listen to a lot of soundtrack music. Is there any particular film soundtrack or composer you’d single out as an influence or favorite? … [Read more...] about CBS SF Talks To Guitarist Jean Fossat Of French Psych Band Slift
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On Sunday, a young politician, Valery Kostenok, and his friends realized that Navalny’s plane was not landing in Vnukovo, so they grabbed their car and rushed to Sheremetyevo airport to catch up with Navalny. “Police detained us, when we were coming out of the restroom in the airport, they already knew my vehicle—I guess video cameras had been watching us,” the 21-year-old told The Daily Beast. Kostenok’s girlfriend is worried about his safety, but he says one month in jail in 2019 changed him: “I am not afraid of anything, my team and I are determined that grass root democracy is possible in Russia. History seems to repeat itself in Russia; but it did not end well for Stalin and his men. Our job is not to allow that to happen again, make Russia free and democratic—we are this country’s future.” … [Read more...] about Stalin’s Monsters Resurrected in Statues and Public Portraits in Putin’s Russia
On women in boxing: “I think they’re very nice when they’re walking around that ring, holding them cards. I like them actually. They give me inspiration when I’m tired. I’m all for it. I’m not sexist. I believe a woman’s best place is in the kitchen and on her back. That’s my personal belief. Making me a good cup of tea, that’s what I believe.” … [Read more...] about Will Boxer Tyson Fury Pay the Price for His Knockout Homophobia?
At the beginning of his revolt, Guaidó’s popularity hovered over 70 percent. He had the backing of 60 countries around the world—including the U.S. and much of Europe—which recognized him as Venezuela's rightful president. But as the opposition fizzled, the Venezuelan public has lost faith. “The opposition leading figures have only around a 25 percent approval rating, including Guaidó and [Leopoldo] López,” says Luis Vicente León, a sociologist and a director of Datanálisis, a major polling firm based in Caracas. … [Read more...] about Maduro Is More Powerful Than Ever as Venezuela Collapses
A North Korean double amputee who fled North Korea on crutches says President Donald Trump sent a warning when he spoke of human rights violations in North Korea. During Tuesday night's State of the Union address, Trump said, "No regime has oppressed its own citizens more totally or brutally than the cruel dictatorship in North Korea. ... … [Read more...] about North Korean Defectors Want Biden to Be Forceful with Kim Jong Un