January 22, 2010 at 16:57 (A Music Moment, Charitable Acts, Olden Days, Oprah)
Tags: Bob Marley, Lauryn Hill, Rihanna
Redemption song was originally sung by Bob Marley and was sung again later on by Lauryn Hill and his son Ziggy Marley. Rihanna chose the song to sing for the Hope for Haiti Benefit Concert. Here, she performs it on Oprah. We disliked the way she sang this but it is for a good cause and we give you another option just in case you felt the same.
Enjoy and Watch the concert tonight on Youtube.
January 16, 2010 at 20:44 (Filmy Fun, Olden Days)
C&C Music Factory released Just A Touch Of Love in 1991 with Sister Act coming out the following year.
January 15, 2010 at 23:51 (Olden Days, Quote, Self)
The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly – that is what each of us is here for. – Oscar Wilde
January 15, 2010 at 00:18 (Olden Days, Where are they now)
This is a woman who takes care of herself. If you don’t recognize her, you should. It’s Jennifer Beals from 1983’s Flashdance looking FABULOUS at the premiere of her newest film Book of Eli. Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman and Mila Kunis also star in the post-apocalyptic film.
Hmm, aren’t most films coming out nowadays ”futuristic” or after some disaster? Mysterious.
Anyway, welcome back to movies Dancing Queen!
January 14, 2010 at 21:03 (A Music Moment, Olden Days)
The music video is unique and we love that the song reminds of us of the old days.
Hope it won’t be 2020 when she decides to release another album.
January 14, 2010 at 12:33 (Artistry, Hollywood, Olden Days)
The multi-million dollar 25-year photographic collection from Michael H. Epstein and Scott E. Schwimer including but not limited to Clark Gable, Veronica Lake, Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo will hit the auction block March 25 2010.
Epstein remarked, “It’s time for Scott and me to share the fruits of our 25-year collection with the rest of the world, I am certain that Scott and I will be back collecting once the auction is over.”
Works by Man Ray, Cindy Sherman, Helmut Newton and Richard Avedon hosted by California-based house Profiles in History will also be available at the auction.
Nothing like glamour to brighten up the day.
To see a gallery of what is to be sold, click here!
January 13, 2010 at 02:08 (Europa, Oddities and Crazy, Olden Days, Politics, Tragic Times)
Otto Guensche, an SS officer, Heinz Linge, a valet and Martin Bormann, Hitler’s secretary were the first to discover the cadavers of Hitler and Eva Braun, his wife and were recorded giving testimony to this in a Berchtesgaden courtroom in Bavaria on October 25 1956. Their account of the incident was hidden in the Munich public records office and was recovered by Spiegel for the narrative to be heard by scholars and historians.
Guensche and Linge say that they had heard the gun shots that killed the dictator on April 30 1945.
Linge who died in 1980 said, “When I entered to my left I saw Hitler on the sofa, Hitler had his head bent forward somewhat and I could see a bullethole approximately the size of a penny on the right side of the temple.” Guensche, who died three years after Linge was not as forthcoming about Hitler’s demise stating, “Hitler sat on the arm of the sofa with his head hanging down on the right shoulder which was itself hanging limp over the back of the sofa. On the right side was the bullethole.”
Afterwards they aided in removing the bodies around 3:30 pm, cremating them in a ‘devastated garden of the Reich Chancellery’.
Due to the recording being lost and both men being captured by the Soviets following the fall of Berlin, it allowed Josef Stalin the Russian leader at the time to perpetuate the myth that Hitler might have escaped and been on the run.
In the court’s conclusion, they formally declared ‘the former leader of Nazi Germany dead so that his fortune and rights to his book “Mein Kampf” could be seized by the state government.’
We have never known exactly how he died except that he had been found with his wife but this recording might find some comfort for those who lost people during the war.
January 10, 2010 at 14:30 (Cosmetics, Oddities and Crazy, Olden Days, Science & Technology)
It seems modern people were not the only ones using make-up for decoration and ritual purposes. In Spain, scientists have uncovered evidence that firmly indicates Neanderthals may have used make-up 50,000 years ago in discovering shells they used as make-up containers to store pigment residues.
The archaeologist from Bristol University in the UK Professor, Joao Zilhao, who led the study told the BBC that “this is the first secure evidence for their use of cosmetics. The use of these complex recipes is new. It’s more than body painting.” Previous evidence of this make-up use was found in Africa where Neanderthals may have been using black sticks of the pigment manganese for body paint.
It is also speculated that the shells may have been used as jewellery but as make-up containers, yellow pigment they could have been used as foundation as well as red power mixed with a stunning black mineral can be used to indicated that Neanderthals were not as dim-witted as they have been generalized to be.
Though Professor Zilhao doubts that the popular ideology of Neanderthal ‘caveman mentality’ will dispel, he hopes “the association of these findings with Neanderthals is rock-solid and people have to draw the associations and bury this view of Neanderthals as half-wits.”
Cosmetics à la caveman, interesting! It does give us new evidence about our ancestors and how they play a part of how we live today
January 9, 2010 at 23:01 (Baubles & Trinkets, Filmy Fun, Oddities and Crazy, Olden Days)
Over the years, we have seen some of our favourite childhood toys make it into brights lights, cameras and action in films. Some were good, some were bad and some scared us…a lot.
Here are a few of our favourites!
Optimus Prime, the Autobots and the Decepticons became larger than life in the film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, which earned $813 million overall in the box office, more than its predecessor Transformers!
Even the Bratz dolls got their 15 seconds in 2007!
And who could forget He-man, originally an 80s plastic toy from Mattel. Dolph Lundgren reenacted the little plastic man in Masters of the Universe of 1987.
Meanwhile Frank Langella played archnemesis Skeletor opposite to He-man.
Pixar’s Toy Story I and II introduced Mr. Potato Head as the master of disguised and was voiced by comedian Don Rickles! Memorable and classic!
Though the 1985 comedy of the board game Clue was made into a film, it wasn’t so great even if it starred Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd and Madeline Kahn.
Some toys did not become so cheerful and adorable when they became animate. Take Chucky in Child’s Play from the 80s for example, the scariest bad toy on the block. It is rumoured he was inspired by sweet My Buddy or Cabbage Patch Kids dolls.
Oh Chucky, you homicidal maniac.
It really is amazing to see how toys translate to the silver screen though even if Chucky is nightmare-inducing crazy. We will never be able to look at Cabbage Patch again.
January 9, 2010 at 22:05 (A Music Moment, Musica, Olden Days)
Tags: Kate Bush
We remember Kate’s music from such a long time ago. We kinda wish everyone did!
January 9, 2010 at 22:02 (A Music Moment, Olden Days)
Tags: Kate Bush, Placebo
Though you might recognize this song from quite a long time ago, we might also know it has been re-used for the Daybreakers soundtrack. Something you might not know is that this was originally sung by Kate Bush, who has one of the most unique voices we have ever heard.
We like both versions but we adore Kate and think she needs to be recognized!
January 9, 2010 at 00:16 (Food/Gastronomy, Gifts & Contests, Olden Days)
If you do or know someone who looks like an 8-year-old brown-haired Shirley Temple, this could be your lucky day. Little Debbie is celebrating her 50th anniversary this year and felt it was time to replace the cherished image with a similar looking sweetheart!
And there’s a prize! A $5,000 scholarship, various and sundry gift cards and 50 cases of Little Debbie say-goodbye-to-your-arteries-and-diet-plan snacks! Yay!