Category Archives: Historical

Something in the way she knows…

A very HQ vrsion of the original promo released for “Something” by the Beatles

World War I & II Propaganda Posters from around the World

Some Blues

Cotton Fields – Leadbelly

‘Devil Got My Woman’ SKIP JAMES

Blind Boy Fuller – Bus Riders Blues

Son House – Death Letter Blues

Black Snake Moan – Blind Lemon Jefferson

Leadbelly-Midnight Special

 

Buzludza Peak – the flying saucer monument from Bulgaria

Buzludzha is a historical peak in the Central Stara PlaninaBulgaria and is 1441 metres high. In 1868 it was the place of the final battle between Bulgarian rebels led by Hadji Dimitar and Stefan Karadzha and the Turks. In 1891 the socialists led byDimitar Blagoev assembled secretly in the area to form an organised socialist movement. In honour of this act was built the Buzludzha Monument, one of the symbols of the socialism in Bulgaria.

Its now abandoned. lolz

Buzludzha is reached by a 12 km side road from the Shipka Pass[1].

Animal Farm

Britain’s first animated feature, which, despite the title and Disney-esque animal animation, is in fact a no-holds-barred adaptation of George Orwell’s classic satire on Stalinism, with the animals taking over their farm by means of a revolutionary coup, but then discovering that although all animals are supposed to be equal, some are more equal than others…

In 2000, The New York Times printed an article alleging that the CIA had been covertly involved in the purchase of the film rights from Orwell’s widow. They subsequently went on to modify the screenplay from the original novel to overemphasize the anti-communist byline of the original story.[2]

(The CIA’s funding and deep editorial involvement in the film is demonstrated and thoroughly examined in Daniel Leab’s 2007 book Orwell Subverted: The CIA and the Filming of Animal Farm (2007; Pennsylvania State University Press[3]). The CIA continues to decline Freedom of Information Act requests concerning the film.)