This is a favorite xmas song:
"Far Away Boys" - Flogging Molly
That's not very exotic, I guess unless you are from Eastern Europe.
Whoa! I'm having an epiphany right now...
So normally it wouldn't seem like listening to rock music would gel with Orthodoxy, because we are shunning our vain and materialist culture, right? And rock seems to in many ways epitomize that? BUT...if we are authentically roleplaying at being culturally Orthodox, then there is a strong likelihood that we would be enamored with most things Western. Especially that loud rock music, so in order to seem like a typical Russian of my general age, for instance, I actually should be an American trying to be like a Russian trying to be like an American. Clothes, music and everything. So listening to rock music and becomes OK, but even something on the fringes of the mainstream like Flogging Molly might be too obscure for their cassette tape factories, so I'd think more Wal-Mart rock and get some Disturbed or something.
Now the clothes are going to be the difficult part to pull off because normally those roleplaying like to wear strange and exotic Russian cultural clothing or at least button up the top button on their dress shirt with no tie, but in this case since a Real Russian youth wants to be an American I should get some confused and slightly tacky t-shirts with references to popular characters.
No joke, I actually had an exchange student from Russia in a graduate class who turned out to be an OLD BELIEVER - the PRIESTLESS KIND. You don't get much more effing authentic than that. So what did he look like/ listen to, etc? He usually wore some shirt with Homer Simpson on it and had some really ugly uneven haircut with a slight mullet to it. This guy was unintentionally hipster ironic. So if that's what the purest Orthodoxy looks like, then I guess that's what I'll do. I'll dress like an American and listen to popular music that is about 5 years behind.
Man, being Orthodox is really hard to figure out sometimes...