Saturday, May 18, 2013

Rare footage of the LASD

This is posted as rare (colorized) footage of the LASD doing "trick shooting" at their range.  They are doing such things as shooting objects out of hands and cigars out of mouths.  Yeah, you don't see that happening today but back then...  Still, it's pretty cool footage!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

"Good People"

Hat tip to The Smallest Minority for this one.

Acts of kindness.  People can be good.

Astronaut Chris Hadfield does "Space Oddity."

Commander Hadfield apparently recorded and mixed this cover of "Space Oddity" originally sung by David Bowie.

OK, it's a lot of fun!  Plus he's got a great voice.

I've seen a few band remake Major Tom/Space Oddity.  But this is the best cover I've heard so far.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Update on my search for Djembe!

A little bit ago I posted that I was looking for information on a group by the name of Djembe.  Recently I got a response from a comment that I had left on YouTube.

They gave me the following link:  Djembe - Russian Gothic.  This gave me a list of the songs, a little bit of the bands info, and the album artwork.  It helped me out a lot!

Apparently I had all of Djembe's music stored somewhere.  Originially I had it on some Zip disks...  which had gone bad.  (I actually have an external Zip disk reader!)  I had given my wife a bunch of R/W CDs for her to use... and she found that I had already used one.  When she gave it to me, I found that I had a lot of music on it.  Long story short, I was able to identify some of the music as Djembe, but I was able to ID the rest of the music after I compared it to the list on the Web Page.

Thus, the Djembe album was called "Medieval Hits."  It was listed as "unpublished" in 2000.  The album contained four tracks.
1. In Taberna
2. Saltarello
3. Tourdion
4. Maria Virgine
5. Palestinalit

The following is copied directly from the above link:

Artistic Director
Igor Tiouvaev - darabucca (african drum), fluters, hemshorn, vocal

Georgy Efimov - violin, flute, vocal
Nikolay Soloviev - djembe (african drum), china cymbals, bells, vocal
Svetlana Galkina - synthesizer, percussions, vocal
Irina Efimova - tambourine, ancient cymbals, vocal
Sergey Firsov - djembe (african drum), vocal
Sergey Barsukov - saaz, hud (eastern stringed instruments played by plucking)

It makes me feel good that I've been able to get this information.

I have come to a conclusion...

I have come to a conclusion...

Eventually, everything in America shall become illegal.  With the exception of illegal immigration, of course.