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Brainstorm (Latvian: Prāta Vētra)
Is a Latvian pop/rock band. The band became popular internationally in 2000, when they finished third in the Eurovision Song Contest 2000 with the song "My Star".
The band was formed in the summer of 1989 in Jelgava, Latvia by four former classmates – Renārs Kaupers, Jānis Jubalts, Gundars Mauševics and Kaspars Roga. Soon after, their classmate Māris Mihelsons also joined the band.
In September 1992 Brainstorm released their first single "Jo tu nāc" (Because You Come) and finished 9th in the Latvian popular music contest, the "Michrophones" questionnaire. After this came their first album, Vairāk nekā skaļi (More than Loud) 1993. The main single from that album is "Ziema" (Winter), which has also a video.
Latvia’s National Dish – Grey Peas and Bacon
200g Grey Peas (or yellow split peas if grey peas are unavailable) 60 g Bacon 40g Onion
If using grey peas, soak them for a few hours and boil on low heat until soft.
If using yellow split peas, bring to a boil and then let simmer for 35 minutes until soft.
Fry up bacon and onion
Mix the three together.
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