Saturday, April 22, 2017
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Sunday, April 09, 2017
Thursday, April 06, 2017
1320: The Scots reaffirm their independence by signing the Declaration of Arbroath. Therefore today is Tartan Day. And today's Throwback Thursday is to Scotland.
Saturday, April 01, 2017
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Today's Throwback Thursday takes us to the March 30th, 1891, when British Steamer "Utopia" sank off Gibraltar killing 574.
Because that's what utopias usually do.
The antithesis of utopia, in the common understanding, is dystopia. I'd argue that the latter is rather a mirror image, distorted whenever possible, but it's not the complete opposite. It's probably almost the same ontic entity but with one tiny molecule of some quality more. It's not another quality. It's like chocolate. One may dream a world of chocolate to live in. But after some time within a world like this, having nothing more to eat or drink, not seeing anything else but chocolate flowers, one might shoot themselves between the eyes.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
I've been going through a list I made this month when was roaming the YouTube in search of a nice music and I thought about sharing some Taiwanese music I came across that didn't make any list or couldn't be included into any TT. I could easily make 50 posts only with Jay Chou's songs, but here I tried to put some reins on my smiling stupid face.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Friday, March 17, 2017
Thursday, March 16, 2017
"I have one aim—the grotesque. If I am not grotesque I am nothing."
On this day, in 1898, died Aubrey Vincent Beardsley.
Today's Throwback Thursday is inspired by his work. Because he was inspired by Michelangelo. Bless him.
Sunday, March 12, 2017
The series that ended only after the first season. Ended with a cliffhanger, but that's nothing surprising, lot of them ended like this. I'll be honest, I wasn't even sure to continue watching after a very confusing first episode, mixing timelines of the events. It was a hard watch, as for me, but I'm glad I persevered through - in overall I tremendously enjoyed this little sci-fi series about clash of species. Clash of politics.
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Monday, March 06, 2017
|Author of the portrait - Jacopo del Conte (fragment)|
He didn't celebrate the day, his leech family remembered him only when they needed the money (granted, they always needed it), they even attributed Pietà to someone else the first day it was uncovered (so our Artist had to carve his name on the belt across Mary's chest). That is why we are here to celebrate!
By buying a 5-meter long block of a discarded Carrara marble we'll never be able to turn into David.
Saturday, March 04, 2017
Thursday, March 02, 2017
|Books and lilacs. Two lovely things. Also Lilac Wine by Jeff Buckley.|
Since today is World Book Day, Throwback Thursday is to the book inspirations in music. When I was drawing up a list, I came up with over 70 songs that had any references to books, so I had to cut the list short.
And no, no Iron Maiden here, because they made references to
every most of the classic books.
I was trying to find anything based on the Faust, but except for Muse and one song I couldn't remember the artist of, I had to give up.
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Friday, February 24, 2017
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Thursday, February 09, 2017
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
SyFy series are either hits or misses. They can make an absolute genius-infused ones or a complete rubbish. There's nothing in between. The Expanse belongs to the former category. I have to admit, their series are the first ones I ever check out; maybe because of my penchant for science-fiction or maybe I just am a masochist.
Saturday, February 04, 2017
Thursday, February 02, 2017
Today's TT is to February 2nd 1962 - when 8 of 9 planets aligned together for the first time in 400 years!! Oh-em-gee!! It means absolutely nothing except for the fact I can write this post 55 years later! This is why the songs are inspired by planets. AKA: some of my faves crammed into a horribly far-fetched category to satisfy my needs!
Saturday, January 28, 2017
It is a difficult show and it helps if people could have some real knowledge about the Church's doctrines from a real source and not hearsay, own suppositions and unverified stories you can hear all the time. The main topic of these episodes is possession and the ways of dealing with that. If someone doesn't believe in possessions - they will find the show rubbish. If someone entertains an idea of a spiritual disturbance, they might find it intriguing. And even if someone is neither, well, this is a great show, with solid acting and great cinematography.