We are off to Paris tomorrow — and my youngest is looking forward to Disney Animatronics so much, that he did a drawing today of his favourite Animatronic from a video game he plays — his name is Springtrap
I think the pic is very good — for someone who just turned 8.
> Oleksa Єromіn (WILDTRACER) wrote in reply to post:
>> No, I didn't. I have listened to her song a while ago. If it's R'n'B, I can tell you that I have listened to other singers of this genre — Gloria Gaynor and Whitney Houston quoted2
> > Gloria Gaynor and Whitney Houston were strong prominent singers, especially Whitney Houston. R'n'B is Rythm and Blues — the genre was popularized a lot in 1940s in the States by the African American communities and has some of its roots in gospel music (gospel — people singing in churches, which they love to do in Christian black communities). Soul and jazz also have their roots there. And in the UK also — black music played a huge role — the UK had colonies in Africa, America, various islands, etc. There was a lot of exchange, cultural exchange and so on. Sometimes it is impossible to say where some genres started off — in black or white communities. At one point in the very beginning even Rolling Stones were promoted as an R'n'B band, so were the Who and the Animals — British R'n'B. At one point, although their main genre was of course rock and rock drew from many genres — R'n'B, country, etc. It's a long subject. quoted1
Oleksa Єromіn (WILDTRACER),
P. S. What else i wanted to add re RnB, RnB is a subgenre of soul of course and with soul — the biggest breakthroughs were in 60s and 70s and there was a legendary American record company called Motown. It was first based in Detroit. Motown recorded the most talented soul artists of the last century, almost everything that came after — as far as soul — is practically a rip off of this (remixes, etc.):
Motown Greatest Hits Full Album ♪ღ♫ 100 Greatest Motown Songs ♪ღ♫ Motown Songs 60s 70s Hits
Motown is (well, was) massive in music, anybody who is involved in music knows the name. In 2011 the Motown was relaunched and also right now -well, for a couple of years now there's been running a musical in London (in Shaftesbury Avenue Theatre) called «The Motown musical». And it is going to continue till November 2019 as it is a resounding success, the audiences are full - all this time (!!!!).
Such was my acquaintance with Depeche Mode and Arctic Monkeys. At first when I heard 'Stripped' I didn't find anything special, but after listening Rammstein cover and comparing it to the original, I found it quite good.
And then were 'Strangelove', 'Personal Jesus' and so on. Actually, have you heard that cover? It is nice because of original metal vision of the song, not a simple resinging with other voice. I wasn't able to find on YT version I've heard, so here is one from Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/87940404
> I am not trying to convince you to take any kind of drugs (God forbid) You got me totally wrong. quoted1
Here you say that 'Experiences — they add to your life wisdom'. But in my opinion some experiences should not be taken, for example with hard drugs. You see that most of people do not lose their control drinking, so you can think that it is not harm. But if it is not valid for my organism? I heard that some acquainted of my parents and friends when they drank first their behaviour was just unpredictable. How can I know that my first experience, even in some club, will be my last? So I don't want even to try some things.
Secondly, drugs are just a chance to loose your mind for a while and get out from this world and its problems, what stands for surrender. You can perfectly see that in 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas', when heroes didn't want to accept the change of the world and dead of free hippy generation. So except just physiological reasons I see here also moral reasons.
That's why my personal advice to one will be not taking any drugs at all even if his/her friends just want to 'share' with him this experience and get high together.
> And in the UK also — black music played a huge role — the UK had colonies in Africa, America, various islands, etc. quoted1
I didn't hear anything of UK Black music. As I know in the Great Britain there wasn't any Black minority, even a tiny one. In 20−30th all jazz music was associated with America, and now too. The most popular jazzmen were African Americans.
> We haven't discussed literature here so far. I have never read Howard Lovecraft. What does he write about? But to be honest — I haven't read a book in a long time now. — don't know why, just haven't got around to it at all. quoted1
He is a great American fiction writer of the horror genre. He lived in the beginning of 20th century and wrote short stories and small novels about things that his heroes could not understand and explain. Maybe, the main motto of his prose is described in the very beginning of his 'Call of Cthulhu':
The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.
Not so hideously, but his vision is quite true. In the beginning of the 20th century scientist thought that Newton mechanics are able to explain everything in the whole Universe, but the inability of adequate describing the light phenomena created the Einstein's relativity theory and quantum theory. You cannot tell where the electron or proton is at this moment: if you know the time, you do not know the place and vise versa. What are the black wholes? What is gravitation? What is the blacks matter, of which more than half, if I am not mistaking, of the universe consists (matter, that you can hold and see, is just 15%)? As one Greek philosopher said, if his own knowledge is a round, that bigger the round is, more and more questions he cannot answer.
But that is science. Lovecraft made very interesting world of dark and sinister creatures, some of them you may know from popular culture, for instance the octopus-dragon-like god Cthulhu:
And the best of his work is his style which includes exquisite vocabulary and interesting storytelling.
Also, he was fond of British. He even didn't use simplistic American spelling but English (old-fashioned 'connexion', 'aeons' against 'eons', 'ised' against 'ized'). Sadly he had hard financial and health problems and wasn't recognised during his lifetime. But after his death, thanks to his friends, his works became popular and influenced much of the modern horror genre including Steven King. He is like a Tolkien in fiction and horror.
Also, Redhead, I am confused a bit with English names for genres. In Slavic countries there is a word 'фантастика', as you know, that has wide meaning. It is perfect definition for Lovecraft genre. but in English I know only the 'science fiction' term, which fits more Stanislav Lem or Ray Bradbury. Can I use fantasy in this case, or is it only for Harry Potters and magic?
And I have promised some nice music to you. I hope it's new for you":
It is the mix of French and Arabian language because the singer has Algerian roots.
I have found this band interesting enough, also because of the diversity of their songs. And the perfect 2D animation, especially in the last one ('Rock it for me'). The last is just an opening song from 'Spices and Wolf' animated series, but I loved so much soft instrumental part and singer's lovely voice!
Oleksa Єromіn (WILDTRACER) wrote in reply to post:
> Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
>> I think the pic is very good — for someone who just turned 8. quoted2
>What, 'Five nights at Freddy's'? But it's so lame quoted1
Is it really? I have no idea to be honest. You are obviously challenging my 8 year old, who thinks 5 nights at Freddie’s series 3 (where Springtrap is the main hero) is the best thing since sliced bread. How old are you? 10?12?
> And I have promised some nice music to you. I hope it's new for you": > > > It is the mix of French and Arabian language because the singer has Algerian roots. > > >
> I have found this band interesting enough, also because of the diversity of their songs. And the perfect 2D animation, especially in the last one ('Rock it for me'). > The last is just an opening song from 'Spices and Wolf' animated series, but I loved so much soft instrumental part and singer's lovely voice! > quoted1
Some nice tracks, but you also wrote a load of nonsense really, I will comment in detail later.
I will comment on the tracks when I get back to London and also re black music in the UK, etc. Apart from Disneyland itself this time round we are also gonna visit Disney studios — it’s fascinating apparently and the kids are old enough now to find it interesting — all the stuff about film making etc — Star Wars, Marvel Avengers etc