Before the availability of the tape recorder and during the 1950s, when vinyl was scarce, people in the Soviet Union began making records of banned Western music on discarded x-rays. With the help of a special device, banned bootlegged jazz and rock ‘n’ roll records were “pressed” on thick radiographs salvaged from hospital waste bins and then cut into discs of 23-25 centimeters in diameter. “They would cut the X-ray into a crude circle with manicure scissors and use a cigarette to burn a hole,” says author Anya von Bremzen. “You’d have Elvis on the lungs, Duke Ellington on Aunt Masha’s brain scan — forbidden Western music captured on the interiors of Soviet citizens.”
THIS IS FUCKING AWESOME
Traveling on only $500 each allowed us experiences that we would have missed if we had waited for “ideal” circumstances. We slept under the stars in New Mexico and stayed at the houses of total strangers in Denver. Strangers in Flagstaff let us eat at their graduation party and park rangers in Utah told us where to find free camping. New friends from the Internet bought us doughnuts in Chicago and old friends from the Internet insisted on paying for every expense in Detroit. We viewed incredible sights, met the kindest people, and made lifelong memories.
Sacrifice for your dreams; it’s worth it.
russian grandma cats complaining about their grandchildren and swapping recipes
This brings me joyOhhhhh….
omg the last one
I WENT TO COLLEGE WITH THAT GUY HE WAS MY FRIEND’S RA
this episode was awesome
To ALL the Black artists, athletes, actors/actresses, and authors.
To all artist*
NO. To all BLACK artists.
a black man is clearly talking to/about other black people so how you out here trying to say ‘all people’, sit down
Aaww! Somebody was tryna be sweet lol 💚
Let’s throw it all the way back to freshman yr 😂