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SEPT. 11

FDNY: America’s heroes
Despite the mistakes of the US government, the American people by and large are peace-loving
and value life


PRAY FOR PEACE
No War in Iraq
МОЛИТЕСЬ ЗА МИРА
Война в Ираке - НЕТ

Pope Speaks Out for Peace
Visit the
Orthodox Peace Fellowship
Antiwar.com

America Attacked 9 1 1
A Flash presentation of photos
The World Grieves
A photo gallery
Metropolitan Laurus Speaks About the Attacks
From the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, New York
TCR Editorial
Cartoon by Vance Lehmkuhl
On the real threat to American freedoms

I am proud that American Christians (as far as I can see through media) are more pacific than the secular world.
Yakov Krotov, Russia


MUSIC

GEORGE HARRISON 1943-2001

‘I’d rather be one of the devotees of God than one of the
straight, so-called sane or normal people who just don’t understand that man is a spiritual being, that he has a soul.’ 
- George Harrison, 1982
Photo tribute

‘Spiritual Beatle’, 58,
dies of cancer.


Words to The Inner Light
(Lao-Tzu, Tao Te-Ching, No. 47)

All Things Must Pass, George Harrisons solo masterpiece

A SOBER ASSESSMENT
See this excellent article on how George Harrison (the only born Catholic Beatle, BTW) was an apostate and hypocritical about it. Obviously I do like a lot of his music (I have and listen to All Things Must Pass on beat-up vinyl), and the sincerity and bits of truth in his Hare Krishna-derived acquired faith, but understand why others think his songs are dreary, and factoring out my pro-George bias can agree with Joe Sobrans assessment: nice guy, competent musician but (except for a few brilliant songs that deservedly are pop standards now) overall a mediocre songwriter.
  • БЕЛЫЙ ОСТРОГ/THE TWO SIBERIANS
    These Moscow-based guys originally from Irkutsk ROCK! Part Russian folk, part classical, part American country, part rock sometimes peaceful but never boring. Dont let the acoustic guitar and electric violin fool you this isnt sleepy Windham Hill-style New Age. Artjom Yakushenko can make his T-bone violin wail like a rock guitar solo, and the guitar in the hands of Yuri Matveyev is like a machine gun, a mandolin, or a домра, depending on the song. They could be the Two Guys from Hackensack, NJ and theyd still rock, but a little Russian soul doesnt hurt.

RELIGIOUS

WWII REVISIONISM
Truth vs. National Myth

Boom


OTHER

THANKS, PRESIDENT BUSH!
The US government admits the unborn are people


DECEMBERGIRL ON DISC
Review of Marina Belicas solo CD and Dec. 14, 2000 show