There’s something special about Machinedrum’s epic creative output in the last year or so. Some critics think his diversity is a distraction; an unfocused barrage of ideas that leave the listener confused. Of course, one would only have to actually listen to his music in the appropriate…
I already had an Ital Tek track ready for my Classic Sounds From the Future compilation that i’ll be posting soon as a welcome gift. I then found this little gem over at Donky Pitch, so I guess there’ll be 2. Expect this and a trove of other forward thinking sounds.
Only one person has made a real effort to reverse the country’s course, and lately he’s given up, too. At the start of last year, upon finishing his legendary tenure as Mossad chief, Meir Dagan, then the country’s unchallenged supreme warrior, did the unprecedented. He began speaking out openly against an attack on Iran, calling it “the stupidest idea I’ve ever heard,” and warning that afterward, “the regional challenge that Israel would face would be impossible.” He was going public, he explained, because “there is no one to stop Bibi and Barak” from undertaking such a “dangerous adventure” now that he and the other military and intelligence chiefs, who had the clout to rein in the political leadership, were retiring.
Can anyone in Israel right now verify that all Israelis are for this? Or is this just media sensationalism, like the lead up to the Iraq War, when it also seemed like all American’s were pro-war (despite mass protests and demonstrations)? Because either way it’s probably going to happen.
There is an additional modern embellishment to The Golden Legend, provided by American Greetings to History.com, and widely repeated despite having no historical basis whatsoever. On the evening before Valentine was to be executed, he would have written the first “valentine” card himself, addressed to the blind daughter of his jailor Asterius, signing as “From your Valentine.”
St Valentine was persecuted as a Christian and interrogated by Roman Emperor Claudius II in person. Claudius was impressed by Valentine and had a discussion with him, attempting to get him to convert to Roman paganism in order to save his life. Valentine refused and tried to convert Claudius to Christianity instead. Because of this, he was executed. Before his execution, he is reported to have performed a miracle by healing the blind daughter of his jailer…
It’s safe to say Skrillex won’t need to live illegally in warehouses anymore—according to industry insiders, the DJ earns roughly $100,000 per night to spin at nightclubs. He performed 150 shows in 2011 and figures to make the Forbes Celeb 100 this spring.