Monthly Archives: May, 2015

John Connolly

Prolific Irish Novellist John Connolly was born 31 May 1960. He is best known for his series of novels starring private detective Charlie Parker. Connolly graduated with a BA in English from Trinity College, Dublin, and an M.A. in journalism from Dublin City University. Before becoming a full-time novelist, he worked as a journalist, a …

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Tintoretto

Italian Renaissance artist Tintoretto sadly Died May 31, 1594. 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 …

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Karl Bartos and Fritz Hilpert (Kraftwerk)

Karl Bartos, the German singer-songwriter and keyboard player with German Electronic music pioneers Kaftwerk and Electronic Was Born 31 May 1952 and Fritz Hilpert, The German drummer with Kraftwerk was Born 31 May 1956. Kraftwerk (meaning power plant or power station) are an influential electronic music band from Düsseldorf, Germany. KRAFTWERK LIVE TORONTO 2014 The …

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W.Heath Robinson

Best known for his wonderfully outlandish illustrations of all sorts of wierd & wonderful contraptions, the English cartoonist W. Heath Robinson, was born May 31st 1872 In the UK, the term “Heath Robinson” has entered the language as a description of any unnecessarily complex and implausible contraption, similar to “Rube Goldberg” in the U.S. “Heath …

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Jon Bonham (Led Zeppelin)

Best remembered as the drummer of Led Zeppelin, The late great Jon Bonham was born 31st May 1948. Led Zeppelin are widely considered to be one of the most successful, innovative and influential rock groups in the history of music. They were formed in 1968 after former Yardbirds Guitarist Jimmy Page recruited vocalist Robert Plant, drummer …

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Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

The epic magic and fantasy novel Jonathan Strange and Mister Norrell, by Suasanna Clark Has been adapted for Television By the BBC, so I thought I would read the original novel. It is set In nineteenth-century England amidst the Nepoleonic Wars. It starts after a reclusive practicing Magician named Mr Gilbert Norrell, is approached by …

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Dune

I recently watched the Epic science fiction film Dune again. Based on the 1965 Frank Herbert novel of the same name, It takes place In the year 10,191, the known universe is ruled by Padishah Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV (José Ferrer). The most important substance in his galactic empire is the spice melange, which has …

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Topper Headon (The Clash)

Topper Headon, English drummer and songwriter with British Punk bands the Clash and Mirkwood was born 30 May 1955. He joined the Clash in 1976 alongside Joe Strummer Mick Jones and Paul Simonen as part of the original wave of British punk. Before joining The Clash Strummer also had previous musical experience with The 101ers, …

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Wilbur Wright

American Aviation Pioneer and eldest of The Wright brothers, Wilbur Wright sadly passed away 30 May 1948. Born April 16, in 1867. Wilbur, together with his younger brother Orville. is credited with inventing and building the world’s first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, on December 17, 1903 …

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Boris Pasternak

Russian poet and novelist Boris Leonidovich Pasternak sadly passed away 30 May 1960 due to the effects of lung cancer. Born 10 February 1890. Pasternak aspired to be a musician. Inspired by Scriabin, Pasternak studied at the Moscow Conservatory. In 1910 he abruptly left for the German University of Marburg, where he studied under Neo-Kantian …

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