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Little Fyodor and Babushka, with the Wryeteous Py Bayk Jammbory, Saturday, October 28, at Penny Lane in Boulder, were nominees for this year's Westword Music Awards--and you can bet that no one was more dumbfounded by this turn of events than Fyodor, who since the early Eighties has been making music that's about as mainstream as the Sons of the Gestapo. Unlike the Sons, however, Fyodor and Babushka, his co-conspirator, are as benign, tolerant and compassionate as their slogan: "Idiots are closer to God." If that's correct, yours truly is on his way to heaven. And Little Fyodor is a saint.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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