My first memory of music criticism was given by an alcoholic uncle, the funny, better looking one. Crushed by the success of his older brother, he took to pronouncing truths that were really just his opinions. In the midst of a heated argument about the merits of the Rolling Stones versus The Beatles, he stood up and said that both are incapable shits as they require a microphone to even be heard, but Shalapin, the opera singer, on the other hand, now there was a man who could rapture a crowd with nothing but his voice.

Russians are advanced in knowledge due to a highly developed post-feudal system and a giant reservoir of natural resources, but are always aware that everything is about to fail. All mechanical equipment fails due to the weather, people fail because they know that their mechanical equipment will fail, the political regimes will fail because they are just recycling sociopaths; even time is frustrated not knowing the direction in which it flows.

The only thing a person in that environment can depend on is their own undependable self, and that is indeed a ripe field for outlandish behavior. In this list are the people who live as rock stars ought to live, but do so quietly until captured on tape.

Jumping

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIFZcsVcRH8

Climbing

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX0cZLr8554

Driving

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz7Q648WPlg

Running around and jumping

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmMmSu6gews

Taking medicine

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRgF9xr7jjc

Being a police

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH-KsE9Gk5I

Dancing

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7-iF0fKu_E

Going for a walk

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEaiC5jEx7U

Going to a concert

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMgAQijOKUQ

Driving

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxQVcipl_u0