January 23, 2017
Rinat Voligamsi (Russian, b. 1968), Dusk. Ursa Major, 2010. Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm
"Rinat Voligamsi is a Russian painter who retrieves vintage images of the Russian countryside and of military life and alters them in a surrealist fashion. The artist’s intervention provides a humorous view on the depicted subjects while introducing a mysterious and somehow dark atmosphere.
"Archival images of the Soviet period are brought back to life to become fragments of an absurd narrative."
Vivaldi - Classic Music Dubstep (Polar Remix)
January 22, 2017
Ten remote Roman forts
"Roman military borders and fortifications were part of a grand strategy of territorial defence in the Roman Empire. Forts, Castra and military camps stretched across the vast empire, in concentration on the borders and in some of the most remote of locations to enforce Roman authority and control."
Emmylou Harris & Mark Knopfler - Love And Happiness
Thanks to Mr. Percifield.
January 21, 2017
William S. Burroughs - Roosevelt after inauguration
BANKS - Trainwreck
January 20, 2017
Newt Gingrich - Understanding Trump & Trumpism (Pt 2)
Dua Lipa - Blow Your Mind | BRITs 2017 Critics’ Choice
January 18, 2017
Ark II - Episode 1 - The Flies (1976)
Warpaint - Billie Holiday
January 15, 2017
Pete Burns - The Last Interview (2016)
Dead Or Alive - That's The Way (I Like It) (Top of the Pops 1984)
January 14, 2017
Vice-Admiral Sir George Strong Nares KCB FRS (24 April 1831 – 15 January 1915)
"His next appointment was to the brand new Philomel-class gunvessel Newport, which he commissioned and took to the Mediterranean for survey work, including a survey of the Gulf of Suez, accessed by the newly opened Suez Canal. The Suez Canal opened in November 1869, and although the French Imperial yacht L'Aigle was officially the first vessel to pass through the canal, Newport, commanded by Nares, actually passed through it first. On the night before the canal was due to open,Nares navigated his vessel, in total darkness and without lights, through the mass of waiting ships until it was in front of L'Aigle. When dawn broke the French were horrified to find that the Royal Navy was now first in line and that it would be impossible to pass them. Nares received both an official reprimand and an unofficial vote of thanks from the Admiralty for his actions in promoting British interests and for demonstrating such superb seamanship.
"In recognition of his work in the Gulf of Suez, Nares was promoted to the rank of captain in 1869."