March 20, 2018

John A. Nagl - Modern War in Theory and Practice

"Dr. John A. Nagl lectures at the 31st Annual Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Lecture Series.

"Dr. Nagl served as an Armor Officer in the US Army for 20 years and is one of the most influential US military officers of his generation. He was heavily involved in the adoption of a counterinsurgency strategy in Iraq and Afghanistan in the mid-2000s. He also appeared on The Daily Show.

"Dr. Nagl graduated with distinction from West Point with the class of 1988 and received his masters degree from Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. He served as a tank platoon commander during the First Gulf War. Recognizing the changing nature of warfare, he returned to Oxford to pursue a PhD. His dissertation, entitled Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife: Counterinsurgency Lessons from Malaya and Vietnam, became one of the fundamental academic texts used to argue for a change in US policy in Iraq and Afghanistan. In the mid-2000s, he was on the team that helped write the Army and Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual that outlines US counterinsurgency strategy. Knife Fights, Dr. Nagl's recently released memoir, details his experiences in the modern American military."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 01:44 AM

Heilung | LIFA - Krigsgaldr LIVE

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 01:42 AM

March 18, 2018

Napoleon's Greatest Foe, Sidney Smith

"Admiral Sir William Sidney Smith, GCB, GCTE, KmstkSO, FRS (21 June 1764 – 26 May 1840) was a British naval officer. Serving in the American and French revolutionary wars, he later rose to the rank of admiral. Napoleon Bonaparte, reminiscing later in his life, said of him: 'That man made me miss my destiny'."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 02:44 PM

The Orphan’s Story

"Four hundred years after it was written, a lost and supposedly cursed Golden Age novel chronicling the splendour, adventure and violence of Spain’s imperial zenith has been published for the first time."

Historia del Huérfano, or The Orphan’s Story, charts the progress of a 14-year-old Spaniard who leaves Granada and heads to the Americas to seek his fortune. Its hero ricochets around the Spanish empire, from the high-society fiestas of Lima to the mephitic mines of Potosí, and goes on to witness Sir Francis Drake’s attack on Puerto Rico and the sacking of Cádiz.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at 02:43 PM

Eliot Sumner - Firewood

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 02:42 PM

March 17, 2018

Gareth Pugh Spring/Summer 2018

"‘This is not a show.’ Nick Knight and Gareth Pugh offer an exclusive visual insight into Pugh’s S/S 18 collection presented here as fashion film. In collaboration with philosophical artist Olivier de Sagazan, Pugh explores the extremities offered by the elements and the raw physicality of humanity."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 07:18 AM

Jaded ft. Ashnikko - Pancake

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 07:17 AM

March 16, 2018

Frontline - United States of Secrets (2014)

"Award-winning PBS documentary about NSA, data collection, Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft, Verizon, ATT, Snowden and much more. What we now know about the leaks from the Whistleblowers about privacy intrusion on all internet and phone users worldwide including the US citizens."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 05:58 AM

Daughter - Medicine (Sound Remedy Remix)

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 05:57 AM

March 15, 2018

Elon Musk Answers Your Questions! | SXSW 2018

"From space travel to deep earth boring, Elon Musk shares his opinions on AI, Mars, and business. He explores his early years as an entrepreneur that led to creating some of the most cutting-edge companies on the planet, in the planet and beyond. Oh, and there is a great little ditty at the end.

"About SXSW: Started in 1987, South by Southwest (SXSW) is a set of film, interactive, and music festivals and conferences that take place early each year in mid-March in Austin, Texas. SXSW’s original goal was to create an event that would act as a tool for creative people and the companies they work with to develop their careers, to bring together people from a wide area to meet and share ideas. That continues to be the goal today whether it is music, film or interactive technologies."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 07:09 AM

Kiasmos - Full Performance (Live on KEXP)

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 07:07 AM

March 14, 2018

De Niro's Barbudan Land Grab (2018)

"The Caribbean paradise Barbuda has been owned by descendants of the island's former slaves for nearly 200 years. In the wake of hurricane Irma, is their ownership at threat from a government land grab?"

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 06:38 AM

Lusine - Just A Cloud

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 06:34 AM

March 13, 2018

What Waits Below (1984)

What Waits Below is worth a look if only for the quite stirring introduction and Synclavier driven soundtrack.

The US military is running a test for a special type of radio transmitter, to be used to communicate with submarines, in a deep system of underground caves in Central America. When the signal from one of the transmitters suddenly disappears, a team of soldiers led by Major Elbert Stevens (Bottoms) and cave specialists led by Rupert 'Wolf' Wolfsen (Powell) including scientist Leslie Peterson (Blount) are sent in to find out what happened.

Exploring deep underground, they stumble upon a tribe of albino cave-dwellers who have apparently been isolated from the rest of the world for thousands of years. The cave-dwellers are hurt by radio frequencies and are able to see in infra-red frequencies, tracking the explorers by their body heat.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at 11:44 PM

Aurora - Murder Song (5, 4, 3, 2, 1)

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 11:41 PM

March 12, 2018

Fred - Ep. 1 The World at your Feet (1982)

"Frederick Dibnah, MBE (28 April 1938 – 6 November 2004) was an English steeplejack and television personality, with a keen interest in mechanical engineering.

"When Dibnah was born, Britain relied heavily upon coal to fuel its industry. As a child he was fascinated by the steam engines which powered the many textile mills in Bolton, but he paid particular attention to chimneys and the men who worked on them. He began his working life as a joiner, before becoming a steeplejack. From age 22, he served for two years in the armed forces, as part of his National Service. Once demobilised, he returned to steeplejacking but met with limited success until he was asked to repair Bolton's parish church. The resulting publicity provided a welcome boost to his business, ensuring he was almost never out of work."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 08:28 AM

Time Zone - World Destruction (1984)

"A side project of Afrika Bambaataa, featuring John Lydon and Bill Laswell. Support the artist, buy their work."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 08:23 AM

March 11, 2018

Jamie Magnus Stone - Orbit Ever After (2017)

"Orbit Ever After" by Jamie Magnus Stone
Love transcends all boundaries. Even in space.

Nigel has fallen in love. But when you live in orbit, aboard a ramshackle space hovel with the most risk-averse family imaginable, it isn't easy to follow your heart - especially when the girl of your dreams is spinning around earth the wrong way!

Writer / Director: Jamie Magnus Stone
Producers: Chee-lan Chan & Len Rowles
Nigel: Thomas Brodie-Sangster
Dad: Mackenzie Cook
Mother: Bronagh Gallagher
Grandpa: Bob Goody
The Girl: Naomi Battrick

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 06:34 AM

Ólafur Arnalds - Full Performance (Live on KEXP)

"Icelandic artist Ólafur Arnalds performs live on KEXP from KEX Hostel in Reykjavik during Iceland Airwaves '12. Recorded on November 1, 2012."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 06:32 AM

March 10, 2018

The metroolis of tomorrow

"Hugh Ferriss (1889 – 1962) was an American delineator (one who creates drawings and sketches of buildings) and architect. According to Daniel Okrent, Ferriss never designed a single noteworthy building, but after his death a colleague said he ‘influenced my generation of architects’ more than any other man. Ferriss also influenced popular culture, for example Gotham City (the setting for Batman) and Kerry Conran’s Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 11:04 AM

Illenium feat. Joni Fatora - Fortress

No light in the distance
We were shadows holding on (holding on)
All the things I resisted
Now far from gone (far from gone)
Armor on, you use your heart as a fortress
Ticking bombs, all the weapons are useless
So can you just let down your guard
Before everything is marred
I move on, you use your heart as a fortress

How'd you get so far away from me? [repeat]

Armor on, you use your heart as a fortress
Ticking bombs, all the weapons are useless
You use your heart as a fortress

So can you just let down your guard
Before everything is marred
Armor, you use your heart as a fortress

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 11:01 AM