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Rory Gallagher

In memoriam: Rory Gallagher – A Million Miles Away (live, 1977)

Here’s the great Rory Gallagher performing live the song “A Million Miles Away” (1977). Not only is Rory on fire here, but so are the whole band. R.I.P. Rory…

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BLACK SABBATH - "War Pigs" (Live Video)

Black Sabbath – “War Pigs” (live, 1970)

In the following video, Black Sabbath perform their masterpiece “War Pigs” live at the Olympia Theater in Paris, France (December 20, 1970). This was almost 52 years ago, but it still rings true, in fact every line Ozzy sings is still true word for word. Geezer had it dead-on when he wrote this damn song. This is a lyrical masterpiece. As someone wrote, this is “a stark and grim reminder of how the reckless and selfish decisions of a few would affect the lives of many“. Watch and feel it.

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Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - One Of These Days (Live At The Roundhouse)

Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets – One Of These Days (Live)

Set the controls for your diaries: Athens – 4/6/2022… Nick Mason et al will be playing live the best early Pink Floyd songs in Athens Technopolis venue. Until then, enjoy this live performance of “One of These Days”…

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Summer’s Rain

Scars are the wounds that we show
Time only heals
When you’re letting go

Savatage

Track 10 on Savatage’s Gutter Ballet (1989) and the one with Criss Oliva’s best solo ever.

And the 2011 accoustic version:

Blackened 2020

Metallica: Blackened 2020, the social-distanced version

Metallica gave us a new awesome version of their classic Blackened song playing from their homes! Blackened was the first track of the 1988 studio album …And Justice for All.

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Great Movies: District 9

District 9 is one of these movies that tell you a lot of real-world stories using exotic, if not superficially irrelevant, metaphors. In this case, the metaphor is simple: aliens have come to our planet, but without a clear purpose (peaceful or not). Rather, an alien mother-ship appeared over a South African city one day in 1982 and stayed there until the humans decided to enter and investigate what’s in there. What they found was thousands of alien insect-like beings without a leader, without food, without something to do or go. They looked… stranded thus the human government decided to confine them initially in a camp, called District 9, just outside the city…

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Magnified reality

Here’s a series of 31 images taken with a Dino-Lite digital microscope. I won’t go in details about the original source of the images, since most of them are pretty obvious (i guess).
Some of them are of poor quality, due to trembling hand or low resolution of Kamoso (KDE’s picture retriever). Anyway, have fun…

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