Manufactured This Way

If you’ve paid even the slightest attention to news about Romania lately you know that this past week the artist known as “Lady Gaga” came to Bucharest to perform in front of some 35,000 people. Originally there was a minor scandal as it was thought that the Ministry of Tourism under “evil” Elena Udrea’s administration had paid for the concert but when it was discovered … Continue reading Manufactured This Way

The Persistence of Music in Romania

If you spend just a couple of weeks in any kind of urban environment in Romania you’re going to find that certain songs will get hammered into your consciousness whether you like it or not. What am I talking about? Scanning the Romanian FM radio band, you will find the vast majority of (musical) stations to be extremely similar, based on just a few formulas: … Continue reading The Persistence of Music in Romania