It once occurred to me that a concert isn't that much different from celebrating a birthday: in a concert I sing first, then drink some light wine; at a birthday, I drink first, then sing. And further—at a concert there's possibility of setting up an apparatus and making homestyle music together. I bethought myself: what would happen if we combined these two forms of celebration?
The experiment was undertaken on November 28, 1998 at the Moscow club "Oracle of the Blessed Bottle," with the participation of a small group of friends and close acquaintances. The result was a touching evening and the recording you are now holding.