Archive for June, 2016

OperaNow_julyaug16

I do have a soft spot for opera but I am in no way an expert on the subject. I love Maria Callas though. Enough to buy CDs and books about her career and life. And here she is on the July/August cover of UK publication Opera Now.

Wonderful.

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DP_CR_225

Nice Ritchie Blackmore interview from 1995 in Classic Rock 225 (Eric Clapton cover). Neil Jeffries talked to Ritchie for hours and it is presented as “The Lost Interview” here. It is a really nice one and it spans over eight pages which includes good photographs from his days in Deep Purple and Rainbow. “Stranger In Us All” was in the cards when this interview was made. He does indicate that this album might be the last rock album, and 21 years later that is still true.

Ross Halfin took the shot seen at the first spread.

Deccabeatgirls

Another nice compilation from Ace Records in the UK. “Love Hit Me! Decca Beat Girls 1962-1970” features 24 tracks by 21 artists. Billie Davis, Dana Gillespie, Marianne Faithful, Beverley, Twinkle, The Orchids, The Satin Bells, Truly Smith, Adrienne Poster, Lulu, Barry St. John, Goldie & The Gingerbreads, The Exceptions, Louise Cordet, Sandra Barry & The Boys, Elkie Brooks, Jean Martin, Beryl Marsden, The Vernons Girls, and Babbity Blue. Two songs each by Marianne Faithful, Billie Davis and Twinkle.

Nicely done.

Playboy_Czechrepublic_july16

The July issue of the Czech Republic edition of Playboy sports a rather nice cover. In fact, it is absolutely lovely in my humble opinion. I think that the Playboy Empire is far bigger than people know. Something to be proud of if you are a Yank. Hell, I love it and I live in Sweden.

Nice.

Europe is boiling

Posted: June 30, 2016 in General, Magazines

LEspresso_27_july7_16

I see a lot of magazine covers in Europe like this one now, expressing the anger that people are feeling about the globalists bid on non democratic world order. This is Italian publication l´Espresso (issue 27) having their say. I have friends who are for the EU project, but they still don´t like what they see now. So what will happen when they roll out the Superstate? One army, one tax system, one set of laws for all…

We live in interesting times.

The secret weapons of WWII

Posted: June 30, 2016 in General, Magazines

HistoriskaOgonblick_2_16

This one has been out for a while now here in Sweden, Historiska ögonblick (issue) 2 2016. Major feature on the super weapons of the Third Reich. Most of that stuff ended up Stateside, including the scientists behind them. The CIA imported quite a lot of Nazis against the expressed will of President Eisenhower. In secret of course. When President Kennedy wanted to tear the CIA down to a million pieces a few years later… Well, that didn´t happen did it.

The military industrial complex that Eisenhower warned us about when he left office is still out there and it may still kill us all.

Motorsport_august16

UK publication Motor Sport takes a look at the classic 1967 movie “Grand Prix” with James Garner in the August 2016 issue.

Cool.