Monthly Archives: September, 2014

Songs of Innocence by U2

Lately I have been listening to Songs of Innocence, the thirteenth studio album by Irish rock band U2 which was Released on 9 September 2014 to all iTunes Store customers at no cost, on iTunes, iTunes Radio, and Beats Music until 13 October 2014, when it will receive a physical release by Island Records. It …

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Marc Bolan (T.Rex)

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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Hughes AH-64 Apache

The Boeing/Hughes AH-64 Apache helicopter first flew on 30 September 1975. The Boeing AH-64 Apache is a four-blade, twin-engine attack helicopter with a tailwheel-type landing gear arrangement, and a tandem cockpit for a two-man crew. Originally, the Apache started life as the Model 77 developed by Hughes Helicopters for the United States Army’s Advanced Attack …

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Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet

The Boeing 747 was rolled out and shown to the public for the first time at the Boeing Everett Factory on September 30 1968. The Boeing 747 is a wide-body commercial airliner and cargo transport aircraft, often referred to by its original nickname, Jumbo Jet, or Queen of the Skies. It is among the world’s …

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They’re Creepy and they’re Kooky, mysterious and spooky

Best remembered as an American cartoonist who created the Addams Family and known for his particularly black humour and macabre characters, Charles “Chas” Addams, sadly Passed Away on September 29, 1988 at St. Clare’s Hospital and Health Center in New York City. Born 7 January 1912 in Westfield New Jersey, His father encouraged him to …

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Let’s chase the dragon

Originally posted on whizzbang 1698:
Best known as the lead vocalist of the band Suede. English singer-songwriter Brett Anderson,  celebrates his birthday on 29th September. So here are a few tunes courtesy of YouTube, Wow it really takes me back to my younger years hearing all these great tunes again. Metal Mickey The Beautiful Ones So…

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Lockheed/Boeing F-22 Raptor

The Lockheed Martin/Boeing F22 Raptor made its debut 29 September 1990. This single-seat, twin-engine fifth-generation supermaneuverable fighter aircraft uses stealth technology and was designed primarily as an air superiority fighter, but has additional capabilities that include ground attack, electronic warfare, and signals intelligence roles. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics are the prime contractor and are responsible for …

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Tintoretto

Italian artist Tintoretto was born 29 September 1518 in Venice. His real name was Jacopo Comin, and he was a notable exponent of theRenaissance school. For his phenomenal energy in painting he was termed Il Fuioso. His work is characterized by its musculr figures, dramatic gestures, and bold use of perspective in the Mannerist style, …

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Caravaggio

Italian artist Michelangelo Merisi or Amerighi da Caravaggio; was born 29 September 1571. He was active in Rome, Naples, Malta, and Sicily between 1592 and 1610. And his paintings, which combine a realistic observation of the human state, both physical and emotional, with a dramatic use of lighting, had a formative influence on the Baroque …

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Herman Melville

American novelist, short story writer And Poet, Herman Melville died 28 September 1891. Born 1st August 1819, in New York City. He wrote mainly during the American Rennaissance Period, and is best known for his novel Moby-Dick. His first three books, including Typee and Moby Dick, gained much contemporary attention (the first, Typee, becoming a …

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