Thursday, March 30, 2017

Throwback Thursday Part 25

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

Taiwan songs

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

Throwback Thursday Part 24

In 1903 on this day, Wright brothers obtained a patent for a plane. Therefore, today's Throwback Thursday takes us on a flight.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Bookshelf Part 3

Another month, another post.
Last few weeks I've been reading lots of boring, scientific-ey stuff not worthy being mentioned here. Also, gros of those are in my own native language and I doubt anyone would be interested to hear about a book on hermeneutics.
Without further ado, let's do it!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Nat King Cole's Birthday

There will never be the voice quite like his. I wanted to fill the background with hearts, but then I said to myself: damn girl, you have more class than this. I'll swoon in silence then.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Throwback Thursday Part 23

"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

[Review] The Event

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

Throwback Thursday Part 22

Today's Throwback Thursday is to 1891 when a Great Blizzard in England killed 200 people and 6000 animals. And lasted for 4 days.
That's why today's motif is - snow. Granted, there's this one song I won't be putting here.

Monday, March 06, 2017

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni's Birthday

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

Antonio Vivaldi's Birthday

Vivaldi was born in 1678. The most beautiful music was composed during Baroque, you know. That's why I'm throwing Beethoven into Baroque too.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

New Releases From Taiwan 2017/1

I had almost 400 songs to listen to since November, so forgive me for not including all of them.Honestly, no country can beat Taiwan right now in terms of MV making and the sheer spectrum of songs. The tairyuu is no joke.

Throwback Thursday Part 21

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