Thursday, February 06, 2014

Must-See TV: The Colbert Report Interviews Pussy Riot


Switching from our usual focus on vintage movies and animation, rooted strictly in the 20th century, there was the rare television event Your Blogmeister actually likes to watch earlier this week on February 4. Comedian and host Stephen Colbert interviewed Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina, two musicians, songwriters and activists from Moscow performance art/ punk rock band Pussy Riot. The outspoken rock n' roll octet scared the hell out of "Bad Vlad" Putin to such an extent, he had Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina arrested and imprisoned.



Even through the interpreter, wry humor is quite evident throughout this interview.



It could have only been better if Pussy Riot got to also play music on the show. They appeared Wednesday night at the Amnesty International concert at Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn (and again, at least this time around, did not get the opportunity to play music). Many throughout the world applaud the band's courage and wish them well.

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