Monthly Archives: September, 2012

Tribute to the late, great Marc Bolan

Marc Bolan, English singer/songwriter musician with Glam Rock band T.Rex was Born September 30th 1947. Formed in 1967  T.Rex originally formed as Tyrannosaurus Rex, After a solitary performance as a four-piece the group immediately broke up. Bolan retained the services of percussionist Steve Peregrin Took and the duo began performing acoustic material. The combination of …

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Standing on the edge of the Hoover Dam

American musician and producer/engineer David Barbe was born September 30, 1963. known for his work as a songwriter, singer, guitarist, and bass guitarist in Sugar, Mercyland, and Buzz Hungry, ) he is director of the Music Business Certificate Program at the University of Georgia. He is chief of Chase Park Transduction studio in Athens. Barbe …

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Tribute to Truman Capote

American author Truman Capote was born September 30, 1924 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  His stories, novels, plays, and nonfiction are recognized literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1958) and the true crime novel In Cold Blood (1966), which he labeled a “nonfiction novel.” At least 20 films and television dramas have been produced from Capote novels,. …

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Doctor Who – The Angels take Manhattan

The Angels Take Manhattan sees Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) her on-screen husband Rory, played by Arthur Darvill, River Song (Alex Kingston) and the Doctor face those terrifyingly creepy adversaries, the Weeping Angels, who appear in New York and the Doctor and Co. have to try and rid the city of the terror, but this time the …

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Spiderman’s Amazing sequel

Actor Andrew Garfield and director Marc Webb announced on Friday that they have signed on for a sequel to The Amazing Spiderman. The pair, who put a new spin on the Spider-Man movie franchise this summer, hope to build on their previous success.The film, released just five years after Sam Raimi concluded his trilogy with …

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Tribute to Tintoretto & Caravaggio

Venetian painter Tintoretto was born September 29, 1518 , real name Jacopo Comin. He was a and a notable exponent of the Renaissance school, and was dubbed Il Furioso For his phenomenal energy in painting. His work is characterized by its muscular figures, dramatic gestures and bold use of perspective in the Mannerist style, while …

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Mika Hakkinen & Lewis Hamilton

Finnish race car driver Mika Häkkinen, was Born September 28th 1968 Finnish racing driver and two-time Formula One World Champion. Mika Häkkinen was born 28 September 1968 in Vantaa near Helsinki. After success in karting and a near win at the 1990 Macau Grand Prix, Häkkinen joined Lotus in 1991 where he remained until 1992. Häkkinen joined McLaren as a test driver in 1993 …

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The Father of Supercomputing – Tribute to Seymour Cray

American electrical engineer and supercomputer architect Seymour Cray was born September 28, 1925 in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin . His father was a civil engineer who fostered Cray’s interest in science and engineering. As early as the age of ten he was able to build a device out of Erector Set components that converted punched paper …

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The Casual Vacancy by J.K.Rowling

I would like to read JK Rowling’s latest novel The Casual Vacancy, which goes on sale on 27th September 2012 and is already set to be a bestseller with many shops already reporting big pre-order demands. The novel is set in  a town called Pagford which is, seemingly, an English idyll, full of  the hanging baskets, the war …

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Tribute to Robert Palmer

The late, great Grammy Award-winning English singer-songwriter Robert Palmer sadly passed away in Paris, France, on 26th September 2003 at the age of 54. Born 19 January, 1949 in Batley, Yorkshire. He was known for his distinctive voice and the eclectic mix of musical styles on his albums, combining soul, jazz, rock, pop, reggae and blues. …

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