Saturday, January 10, 2015

Alex and Shostakovich

First, Alex scores a 98% on an online communism quiz, then rejects individuality via blog post. Now he's trying to convince me that he's the reincarnation of the 20th century Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich. Shostakovich was one of the composers/artists called out by the Zhdanov Doctrine for essentially not being "Russian enough." The government wanted imperialist, pro-communism music to boost morale. He took up the government's "suggestion" and started making music in their way (bye bye, individuality...). Shostakovich also looks exactly like concerned Alex with glasses:
Look at the swoop. Look at the swoop.

Here's Shostakovich's Jazz Suite No. 2. It's not too long. Alex enjoys it: Coincidence?

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