When Boris from my novel LIONS is introduced, faint stirrings of balalaikas are playing in the background. Most people I know don’t know what that sounds like, so I wanted to share this clip of a Russian Take on The Eagles. What I don’t get is the guy on the right: either he has a really strong left arm, or his instrument is rigged to his belt or something. It’s entertaining either way.
Somali pirates and pop music: Check out this article. I loved the line about Justin Bieber.