I am sitting here going through my emails and am listening to a man singing somewhere outside. He is playing an accordion-like instrument--can't remember the word for it--and singing an old Ukrainian folk song. I could just as well be in some village sitting at some table listening to the talk and the singing. But I'm connected up here to the Internet with my laptop--all high tech--and this guy is singing outside our window.
There is something kind of nice and quaint about it. Couldn't happen in the US.
UPDATE 6/27: My wife informs me that it was a baiyan. She says that most people would call it a harmoshka, as King called it in the comments, but it is technically a baiyan, a larger instrument.