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40 years ago, Overnite Sensation was released.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrjftS1J ... e=youtu.be

I enjoyed that. Thanks. It never occurred to me that the 2 headed roadie fucked the grapefruit.

Interesting walkthrough...

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41 years ago...The Grand Wazoo Orchestra made its live debut at Hollywood Bowl.
39 years ago...Roxy & Elsewhere was released.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:25 pm 
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The X Files debuted on TV...

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78 years ago, composer Arvo Pärt was born

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:27 am 
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78 years ago, composer Arvo Pärt was born

I discovered his works in the last few years and he has some of the most at beautiful compositions I ever heard!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:17 am 
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Forty-Five years ago today, Bill Doss (of Elephant 6 Collective groups The Olivia Tremor Control, Black Swan Network, The Sunshine Fix, The Apples in Stereo and Chocolate USA) was born in Louisiana.
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Doss would go on to collaborate with such bright young musical minds as Jeff Mangum (of Neutral Milk Hotel fame), Julian Koster (of The Music Tapes, Chocolate USA and Major Organ & The Adding Machine), Robert Schneider (of The Apples in Stereo fame) and Will Cullen Hart (of The Olivia Tremor Control, Black Swan Network and Circulatory System) to create some of the most extraordinary music of the post-Zappa world.

(1996) Music from the Unrealized Film Script, Dusk at Cubist Castle by The Olivia Tremor Control
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vjpk9e_vB8Y
(1999) Black Foliage: Animation Music, Volume 1 by The Olivia Tremor Control
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I88hjF7_e8g

The Olivia Tremor Control live at the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival, Union Park, Chicago, IL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEdgbxZS_U0
Recorded July 13, 2012, a mere seventeen days before Bill's tragic passing -- but no less riveting a performance from a band full of guys in their forties, all of 'em are "over the hill" so to speak, and yet the way they're so clearly having fun on stage... it just puts a warm feeling in my heart; I feel all kinds of good vibes that I know carry to the loved ones Bill left behind, and to wherever Bill's music is played, heard and loved.

The Sunshine Fix - "Enjoy the Teeth" (2004)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUuJ3Jhg8pM
The Sunshine Fix - "Digging to China" (2002)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2tGqZpKKJU
The Sunshine Fix - "I'll Be Gone" (1993)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv71jOkgP0U

"It seems to me that THAT OLE SUN still comes up anyway!" - Bill Doss, January 2002

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60 years ago today:

1953 – Israeli military commander Ariel Sharon and his Unit 101 special forces attacked the village of Qibya on the West Bank, destroying 45 buildings, killing 42 villagers, and wounding 15 others.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qibya_massacre

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100 years ago today Vinicius de Moraes, co-composer of one of Zappa's favourite, Garota de Ipanema, was born.

Zappa: Guitar Improv Over Girl From Ipanema - Philly 88 Soundcheck (everywhere but most audible from 3:23 onwards):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKzXcoczLzk

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1956 – In the midst of the Suez Crisis, during an invasion of the Gaza Strip, Israeli soldiers shot dead hundreds of Palestinian refugees and local inhabitants in Khan Yunis.

The Khan Yunis massacre occurred in the Palestinian village of Khan Yunis and the nearby refugee camp of the same name in the Gaza Strip on November 3, 1956. In the midst of the Suez Crisis, the Israeli military had begun an invasion and occupation of the Gaza Strip in an effort to acquire neighboring Egyptian territories. Having conquered Khan Yunis, Israeli soldiers shot dead hundreds of Palestinian refugees and local inhabitants in one of two massacres carried out by the IDF soon after the occupation of the Gaza Strip. The circumstances that led to the deaths of these Palestinian men are highly disputed, with IDF sources claiming they met armed resistance upon approaching the village. Eyewitness accounts from both soldiers and onlooking civilians report that Israeli forces systematically lined up, executed and search the homes of Palestinian men in an effort to root out those who possessed firearms, all this being made in an effort to extinguish resistance from the Egyptian aligned Palestinian fedayeen.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khan_Yunis_massacre

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100 years of Albert Camus
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110 years of Ary Barroso
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50 years ago today, JFK was cowardly murdered...
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Today is Wear Your Favourite Band Shirt To Work - day, for the 6th time. Don't forget it!

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50 years ago today, also:
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On the Origin of Species, published by Charles Darwin on 24 November 1859, is considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology. Darwin's book presented evidence that the diversity of life arose through a branching pattern of evolution with common descent caused by the mechanism of natural selection. Prior to its publication various evolutionary ideas had been proposed to explain new findings in biology, but the English scientific establishment, closely tied to the Church of England, believed that species were unchanging parts of a designed hierarchy and had rejected ideas of transmutation of species and of humans being related to animals. The book attracted widespread interest, and generated scientific, philosophical, and religious discussion. This debate contributed to establishing secular science based on scientific naturalism. Within two decades there was widespread scientific agreement that evolution had occurred, but until the modern evolutionary synthesis in the 20th century there was much less agreement on the significance of natural selection.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_the_Origin_of_Species

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1859:

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Today, 100 years of scientific work massification:

1913 – Ford Motor Company began operating the world's first moving assembly line for the mass production of automobiles.

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Was he (Darwin) only an MA? I was nearly an MSc ('til I lost my unbackedup research data on a third rate PC in 1997 :twisted: ).
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It was 20 years ago today...

Frank Zappa embarked in his Last Tour, forever lingering with the Big Note:


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Thanks, Maestro.

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9 years since the Damageplan shooting... rest in peace, Dime...

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9 years since the Damageplan shooting... rest in peace, Dime...


Which coincides with 33 years ago that John Lennon was shot.

Rest in peace to Dime and Lennon.

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Before I get flamed for this post. I am well aware of the not so pleasant history between Zappa and Lennon over the renaming of King Kong, and the lost royalties from that. Still doesn't mean he deserved to be assassinated.


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9 years since the Damageplan shooting... rest in peace, Dime...


Which coincides with 33 years ago that John Lennon was shot.

Rest in peace to Dime and Lennon.

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Before I get flamed for this post. I am well aware of the not so pleasant history between Zappa and Lennon over the renaming of King Kong, and the lost royalties from that. Still doesn't mean he deserved to be assassinated.

...which coincides with 19 years of the passing of Antônio Carlos "Tom" Jobim, Brazilian composer, musician, and singer (b. 1927), of the Girl From Ipanema (and many more) fame, which Zappa enjoyed as proven by this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKzXcoczLzk#t=03m23s

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45 years ago today, a dark page in Brazilian history begun to be written:

AI-5

The Ato Institucional Número Cinco – AI-5 (English: Institutional Act Number Five) was the fifth of seventeen major decrees issued by the military dictatorship in the years following the 1964 coup d'état in Brazil. Institutional Acts were the highest form of legislation during the military regime, given that, issued on behalf of the "Supreme Command of the Revolution" (the regime's leadership) they overruled even the Nation's Constitution, and were enforced without the possibility of judicial review.

AI-5, the most infamous of all Institutional Acts, was issued by President Artur da Costa e Silva on December 13, 1968

Written by then Minister of Justice, Luís Antônio da Gama e Silva, it came as a response to earlier events such as a march of over fifty thousand people in Rio de Janeiro to protest against the murder of student Edson Luís de Lima Souto by a member of the Military Police of Rio de Janeiro, the March of the Hundred Thousand, and the decision of the Chamber of Deputies denying authorization to prosecute Congressman Márcio Moreira Alves, which called Brazilians to boycott the celebrations of September 7 (Independence of Brazil). It also aimed to consolidate the ambitions of a group inside the military, known as "hardline", unwilling to give the power back to the civilians anytime soon.

The immediate consequences of the Institutional Act Number Five were:

-the President of the Republic was given authority to order the National Congress and the State Legislative Assemblies into forced recess; this power was used as soon as AI-5 was signed, resulting in the closure of the National Congress and all the Legislative Assemblies of the Brazilian States (with the exception of São Paulo) for almost a year; the power to order the National Congress into recess would be used again in 1977.;
-The assumption by the President of the Republic and the Governors of the States, during the periods of forced recess of the federal and state Legislatures, respectively, of the fulness of the legislative power, enabiling the President and the Governors to legislate by means of decree-laws, that had the same force and effect as statutes passed by the legislative Chambers. This power included the power to legislate constitutional amendments.
-the permission for the federal government, under the pretext of "national security", to intervene in states and municipalities, suspending the local authorities and appointing federal interventors to run the states and the municipalities;
-the preliminary censorship of music, films, theater and television (a work could be censored if it was understood as subverting the political and moral values) and the censorship of the press and of other means of mass communication;
-the illegality of political meetings not authorized by the police;
-the suspension of habeas corpus for crimes of political motivation.
-the assumption by the President of the Republic of the power of sacking summarily any public servant, including elected political officers and judges, if they were found to be subversive or un-cooperative with the regime. This power was widely used to vacate the seats of Opposition members in the Legislative branch, so that elections would be held as usual, but the composition of the Legislature resulting from the elections would be dramatically changed by the deprivation of office of Opposition legislators, effectively transforming the Federal, State and even municipal legislatures in rubber-stamp bodies.
-the assumption by the President of the power to decree the suspension of political rights of citizens deemed subversive, depriving them for up to ten years of the capacity of voting or of standing for election;
-the instant legitimacy of certain types of decrees issued by the President, that were made not liable to judicial review. Under those provisions, the Institutional Acts themselves, and any action based on an Institutional Act (such as a decree suspending political rights or removing someone from office), were not subject to judicial review.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AI-5

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73 Years ago today :D

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Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
14 days (sic) ago yesterday:

The Varginha's ET incident
(aka the Brazilian Roswell or the cosmic Watergate):


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The Varginha UFO incident was a mass-media information incident, mainly by TV, in Varginha, Brazil, in 1996 involving popular reports of unidentified flying objects and strange creatures (allegedly extraterrestrials) which were supposedly captured by Brazilian officials. However, no Brazilian officials affirm the unusual history.

http://www.ufo.se/ufofiles/english/issue_3/varginha.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varginha_UFO_incident

http://www.ufoevidence.org/Cases/CaseSubarticle.asp?ID=503


18 years ago today, we had our larger than Roswell ET crash case...

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