Sunday, March 16, 2008

From Russia with Love

I've been on a soundtrack kick off and on for the past several years so I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the writing on this record I found says Muzika Iz Kinofilmov or "Music for Films". (I guess I could have figured that out from the illustration, but I sort of thought it was a building or a space station till I looked more closely.) My dad did the translating for me—he learned Russian in the Air Force. In the '60s when the cold war was in full swing, he was stationed in Pakistan, Crete, and a number of other places, listening in on Soviet radio conversations for pieces of useful intelligence. Not surprisingly, he has some crazy stories. That's him, below left.

Unknown from Muzika Iz Kinofilmov MP3

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's me (Dad) on the left. The guy on the right is "Windy" Armstrong. We're on a ferry boat in the harbor at Pireus after an all-night crossing from Crete. The "FIX" sign in the background is for Fix beer, Greece's finest. I like retsina better. That says something about Greek beer. It was a rough crossing. Half the people on the boat were REALLY seasick and the other half were trying to find someplace upwind from them.