Overnight Thread…

Hi All,

Hope your Labour Day weekend is off to a good start.

Tchaikovsky – Marche Slave

  • FactsWillOut

    I’ll see your Tchaikovsky and raise you a Saudi Black Metal band who hates Islam and who have to play and record in secret at the risk of being beheaded:



    Makes those Christian-hating metal bands look like the pussies that they actually are.

    H/T Outi

  • AlanUK

    If anyone wants a bit more background to Marche Slave, http://www.bhso.org.uk/repert-144-Tchaikovsky-March-Slave.htm
    They have single page explanations/background notes to many classical pieces.

  • canminuteman

    I have been watching “The Great War” channel on youtube. This is a channel that covers WW1, history, week by week 100 years after the fact. I have a lot of chatching up to do since I only recently found it. There is one weekly episode of about 10 minutes duration that coves what happened that week 100 years ago from a political and military perspective. They also do other episodes on different aspects of the war. The program is really well done although the presenter comes across a bit like a high school history teacher, albeit a better one than you likely had in high school. For anyone who is interested in this subject I highly recommend this channel.

    • FactsWillOut

      I’ll check it out.
      I always figured that what we are seeing now is the slow refilling of the global power vacuum that happened when, in 1918, the Ottoman, Russian, Austro-Hungarian and British empires all collapsed.

      WW1 was a tragedy of incredible scope, and I think WW2 and the rising of Islam, communism, fascism, PC, etc are part of the results of that tragedy.

      • El Martyachi

        That’s mainly why Woodrow Wilson is higher on my time-machine kill list than Hitler.