September 11 2001 – Memories of Countless Losses

For many people the events of September 11 2001 seem to have occurred just yesterday. I like many others who are old enough to remember can in their mind’s eye picture exactly where they were during that brutal attacks on the World Trade Center on that beautiful Tuesday morning. At that time I was living…

One year after the death of Ilko Kucheriv

A year ago today many lost a good friend, my friend, Iryna, lost a caring husband and companion and two young ladies lost a father. Before that tragic day arrived, my friend Ilko Kucheriv, was waging a battle of a lifetime, which unfortunately he lost. The outpouring of support and positive thoughts and prayers from…

Music, life, discussion and FUN

That is what listeners of Kyiv’s Radio Continent 94.2 FM are in for every Friday during their drive home, wrapping up things at work or simply just listening to a station that was once a bastion of free news prior to being shut down on March 3, 2004 when it was broadcast on the 100.9…

A Good Friend of Music Returns

Last night on my way from the office I heard my old mobile ring. Later when I examined the missed calls I didn’t recognize the number! Shortly thereafter I received a text message from a good friend: “Sholokh just came into Baraban looking for you!” I immediately called her to see if he was still…