Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Margurete Clark (Billy Lodgeson) with James Strates Shows, 1949

Margurete Clark (Billy Lodgeson) with James Strates Shows, 1949. 
James Taylor of Shocked & Amazed! and Ward Hall:
"Margurete Clark" was actually Billy Lodgeson (or Logsden), who also played a half-and-half. Billy, the half man, half woman, and Margurete, the Siamese twin, appeared as a two-in-one act - that's why "her" face is covered in the photo.
"Margaret Clark was the generic name for whoever wore the gaff baby out of the belly. Often whoever was available man or woman would be pressed into service. It was generally a drag queen. Jerry Ross worked it on Claude Bently's show, and it was BILLY LOGSDEN who owned one and used it on several shows. Billy had two brothers who also did half and half, and at times was Margaret Clark. One of the brothers was "Louise Logsden" and the other was Pinky Pepper who also worked and at one time owned a girl show. I don't remember which one it was who was murdered in about the late 60s. They were from Louisville, KY. I believe those gaffs were made by another half and half, Cleo Renee who also made the beautiful lion face girl gaffs. After Cleo died (she lived on Midway St., now the house of Lance Gifford- magician) I wanted a Margaret Clark. I had one made, but it was so bad we never attempted to use it. I wish I had a good one now (and someone to work it)." -Ward Hall, 2002
Valiumbitch - More Than One Not Yet Two
 Nasty Taste - Рисуя свой мир...
 Organ Grinder - Zzyzx

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Antiphrasis - Wiedergeburt
 VA - Darkness Is Thy Kingdom - A Journey Into Dark Metal Sounds Volume 2

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

NOAA - Lightning storm over Boston. 1967

NOAA - Lightning storm over Boston. 1967
 Megadeth - Unplugged in Boston
 VA - French Metal - Entre ciel et terre
 DJ Ideal - Dubstep Mix 4
 Poor Man's Riches - Energy
Ramorae - Soundscape IV 'Storm'

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Masterfister - Third Prophecy
 Malignant Eternal - Tårnet

Monday, 28 November 2011

Zoya Anatolyevna Kosmodemyanskaya

Zoya Anatolyevna Kosmodemyanskaya. She is one of the most revered martyrs of the Soviet Union. Zoya was assigned to the partisan unit 9903 (Staff of the Western Front). Of the one thousand people who joined the unit in October 1941 only half survived the war. At the village of Obukhovo near Naro-Fominsk, Kosmodemyanskaya and other partisans crossed the front line and entered territory occupied by the Germans. They mined roads and cut communication lines. On November 27, 1941 Zoya received an assignment to burn the village of Petrischevo, where a German cavalry regiment was stationed. On November, 27th in 2 o'clock in the morning Boris Krajnov, Vasily Klubkov and Zoe Kosmodemjanskaja have burnt in Petrischevo three houses (residents Karelova, Solntseva and Smirnova) in which German officers and soldiers settled down; thus at Germans 20 horses were lost. With approach of evening on November, 28th, at attempt to burn S.A.Sviridov's to shed (one of the policemen appointed by Germans), Kosmodemyanskaya it has been noticed by the owner. The lodged Germans caused by last have seized the girl (about 7 one o'clock in the evening). To Sviridov for it have given a bottle of vodka (subsequently it is sentenced by court to execution). On interrogation it has named as Tanya and has not told anything certain. Having stripped naked, it beat belts, then put to it hour during 4 hours drove its barefooted, in one linen, along the street on a frost. Local inhabitants Solina tried to join tortures and Smirnova, thrown in it a kettle with slops also.
Solina and Smirnova subsequently have been sentenced to execution. 
At 10:30 next morning, it have deduced on street where the gallows has already been built; on a breast to it have hung up the tablet with an inscription «Houseburner». The Germans left Zoya's body hanging on the gallows for several weeks. Eventually she was buried just before the Soviet liberation in January 1942.
 Coverage - Victim of War
 Niden Div. 187 - Towards Judgement

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Permixtio - Ethere split
 Corpse Knife - Mutilated Autopsy

Friday, 25 November 2011

John Bauer - The Golden key

John Bauer - The Golden key
 Klabautamann - The Old Chamber
 Wende - Wende
Mortiis - Stjernefødt

Ted Nasmith - No Way Down

Ted Nasmith - No Way Down
 Blind Guardian - Nightfall in Rome
 Rossomahaar - Quaerite Lux In Tenebris...

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Arthur Rackham - Illustrations of Wagner's opera The Rhinegold and the Valkyries

Arthur Rackham - Illustrations of Wagner's opera The Rhinegold and the Valkyries. 
"I flee for the first time / And am pursued: / Warfather follows close / ... / He nears, he nears, in fury! / Save this woman! / Sisters, your help!"
 Charles Gerhardt, National Philharmonic Orchestra - Richard Wagner - Orchestral Music
 Lord Wind - Rites of the Valkyries
Valaskjalf - Hrodvitnir - Split - Under The Banner Of Vinlandic Heathen Might

Hurricane Elena in the Gulf of Mexico from Space Shuttle Discovery on September 1, 1985

Hurricane Elena in the Gulf of Mexico from Space Shuttle Discovery on September 1, 1985. Hurricane Elena, with wind speeds in excess of 110 miles per hour (177 kilometers per hour). Almost the entire storm can be seen in this high-oblique photograph. For instance, a number of thunderstorms with their overshooting tops, the spiral bands of numerous thunderstorms leading to the eye of the hurricane, and numerous cloud gravity waves within the spiral bands can be seen. Some portions of the eye wall, where the most destructive winds of the storm occur, are also visible. This storm eventually made landfall near Gulfport, Mississippi.
Hurricane Elana in the Gulf of Mexico, exact location unknown. The presence of a tight, well formed, gyre and elevated cloud berm bordering the eye, are indicators of a very powerful and dangerous hurricane with very high internal cyclonic wind speeds.
 Tilaris - Were Stars Are Born
 Skyline Symmetry - Tossing & Turning

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Carl Gustav Carus - The Goethe Monument

Carl Gustav Carus - The Goethe Monument
 Angelrust - Paradox
 Vladimir Ashkenazy - Schumann - Kreisleriana, Humoreske, Sinfonische Etuden, Fantasie
Roland Maria Stangier - Johannes Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem

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Enshadowed - Cremation Odes
 Before the War - Flames Of Wrath

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

War poster - Madrid. The 'Military' Practice of the Rebels. If you tolerate this your children will be next - Ministerio de Propaganda. 1936. Spain

War poster - Madrid. The 'Military' Practice of the Rebels. If you tolerate this your children will be next - Ministerio de Propaganda. 1936. Spain
 Afewloosescrews - Four O' Five
 Eversor (Ita) - The Cataclysm
 Keller - Spreading Evil
 Stretch - Forget The Past
 The Horror - War All The Time split

Zdzisław Beksiński - 1970

Zdzisław Beksiński - 1970
 Zharmaq - Humánkaptár
 Freizin Terror - Bangkit Dan Menghantam

Monday, 21 November 2011

Salvador Dalí - Geopoliticus Child

Salvador Dalí - Geopoliticus Child
 Dickless Tracy - The New Domination
 Thorn - ...Never Forget
Adetar - The World Is Damned