A PROPOS OF NOTHING: POST-PUNK-ROCK FOR THE POST-YOUNG POST-SOVIET CROWD

Enfant terrible of the post-90’s Russian rock, the paradigmatically potty-mouthed St. Petersburger Sergei Shnurov, with his new, supposedly more wistfully sedate and mature band, “Ruble”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hquZZhdU9kw. Key lyrics: “Got the same f***ing wood as when I was a boy./ Life’s not aging me at all./ In my f***ingly rad f***ing suit,/ I’m f***ing it out on my guitar…” Joseph Brodsky nervously smoking in the corner, to adopt the modern-day Russian phraseological construct.

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