Sunday, September 30, 2012

Where did the month go?

Crikey, September's almost over. I made a resolution at the beginning of the month to post something to the blog at least once a week. Obviously I have not met that goal...

It's been a good month, though. I've made a ton of progress on my book. Allyson and I had a very nice trip to Singapore (for medical reasons—but good medical reasons; more on that later). The weather here in Ulaanbaatar has been simply gorgeous lately. I know it will be -40 C/F soon enough, but right now, as I like to tell Allyson, we are the perfect distance from the sun...

Earlier this year on the blog I mentioned that I'd seen Leo Sayer performing in a Buffalo Sabres sweater. Well, I recently came across a YouTube video of (my new favorite band) Procol Harum performing in 1976—and the guitarist is wearing a Sabres sweater!


Sunday, September 02, 2012

All You Need Is Xайр


The Beatles are coming to Ulaanbaatar! Not the real Beatles, of course—that would be a neat trick—but a Beatles tribute band called the Bootleg Beatles. They will perform a free concert at Sukhbaatar Square next weekend. The Beatles are huge in Mongolia. There's even a monument to them in the city center (pictured above). I'm hoping to interview the Bootleg Beatles for a story about Beatlemania in Mongolia that I'm working on. I wonder if Paul and Ringo know they're big on the Steppes...

UPDATE: Here's the ad for the concert that's running on local TV: