I'm sitting at my desk in work the other day and the phone rings.
"G" says I.
"Start wearing purple, wearing purple..." sings a voice in a bad Ukrainian accent, yet somehow familiar.
"Uh, green is sort of my color" I counter.
"Gogol Bordello - have you heard of them?" asks my brother Peter on the other end.
"Sounds familiar - do tell." I encourage him on.
And tell he does - of Ukrainians, Russians, Israelis - gypsy music, punk, ska?
"I'll check em out." I promise. And now I'm glad that I did. One thing that I've read is that if you get the chance to see them live, do so! Now!
So here go the links:
The Band's site: Gogol Bordello.com
NPR: for details and concert footage.
MySpace: for, well some more of their music.
And now some visuals:
Maybe I should rethink the whole green thing.
Have a great weekend, Shabbat Shalom and a general plentiful of all things pleasing.
from the DJ formerly known as Lampsha (which sounds rather at home with the Gogol Bordello).