The American who smuggled Russian rock music out of the USSR

In the 1980s, Joanna Stingray brought us music that we weren’t supposed to hear – underground rock from behind the Iron Curtain. 

Along the way, she befriended Russia’s greatest rock legends, fell in love, made some music videos, and got banned from attending her own wedding. 

Join us as we take a deep dive into Joanna’s video diaries from Russia, as she pulled back the Iron Curtain with a little help from an album called Red Wave.

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So my foot’s been broken for over a month and i have literally not left my house. this week i went back to work and it almost killed me (i have no upper body strength and crutches are not the easiest.) 
In 2 weeks I can get the cast taken off and switch to a special walky shoe. 
Just in time for Punk Rock Tribes, thank god. ****praying emojis****


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