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A look into the future from 1930’s Soviet Russia

So what did the future look like from 1930s Soviet Russia …

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Soviet Russia vision of the future from the 1930s

A glimpse into the future from 1930s Soviet Russia shows a sense of dreamy futuristic technology if this early artwork has anything to do with it. I found this image from 9Gag.com, Their website is worth a look.

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Free Documentary: Road to Death Bolivia

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Many would have seen videos on “The Road to Death in Bolivia before, however I really like what Free Documentary have done to go into more details about “The Road to Death” in this documentary version, if you like this video, please checkout their YouTube Channel for more of these and more videos, they have an awesome channel.

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Quoting below from their description of this video

“The Carretera de la muerte – the road to death- is one of the most dangerous roads in the world. Year after year many people die here. We accompany trucker Omar and his co-driver Jaime on their trip across the Andes, encountering cyclists, mountain bikers and coca-farmers on the way.”

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Fairytale of New York by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl

Shane MacGowan and Kirsty MacColl do an awesome job of this duet on Fairytale of New York.

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The Pogues Fairytale of New York

Fairytale of New York, One of my favourite all time Christmas Songs, right up beside Bruce Springsteen doing Santa Claus is coming to town, Sorry, i’m off track a little, back to Fairytale of New York, so this is one of those Christmas songs I don’t mind playing anytime of year.

The Song is a written as a collaboration between Jem Finer and Shane MacGowan and has its roots back in 1985, however was first released as a single on 23rd Novemeber 1987 by their Band The Pogues. The song was written as a duet, with the Pogues’ singer MacGowan taking the role of the male character and singer-songwriter Kirsty MacColl the female character.

Some Interesting facts about the song via Wikipedia

“Although the single never reached the coveted UK Christmas number one, being kept at number two on its original release in 1987 by the Pet Shop Boys’ cover version of “Always on My Mind”, it has proved enduringly popular with both music critics and the public: to date the song has reached the UK Top 20 on thirteen separate occasions since its original release in 1987, including every year since 2005, and was certified platinum in the UK in 2013. The song has sold 1.18 million copies in the UK as of November 2015. In the UK it is the most-played Christmas song of the 21st century. “Fairytale of New York” has been cited as the best Christmas song of all time in various television, radio and magazine related polls in the UK and Ireland.”

So if good music is your thing, sit back and enjoy a few minutes of this great duet by the Pogues and Kirsty MacColl

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Alex Dyson, Independent for Wannon launches policies via Interpretive Dance

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Alex Dyson for Wannon

The Australian Federal Election is now less than a week away, An Independent Candidate for the electorate of Wannon in Victoria, Alex Dyson has launched his campaign via an Interpretive Dance Display outlining his policies. It’s well worth the minute to watch.

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