Sunday, May 27, 2018

Books I've read in 2018 - Part II

So earlier I wrote about the books I've read in 2018 uptil then:
Isaac Asimov - I robot
Michael Chrichton - Dragon Teeth
Svetlana Alexijevitsj - Zinkjongens (Zinky boys)
Dan Abnett - First and only

Recently, I've rushed through more books:
Alex Boogers - Onder een hemel van sproeten (Under a sky of freckles)
A depressing look into the life of different people living in the suburbs of a Dutch city. Dementia, bullying, racism and suicide. Not a happy go lucky book, but great literature nonetheless.

Ian F. W. Beckett and John Pimlott - Counter- insurgency. Lessons from history.
This book describes insurgency combat from Oman, to Algeria, to Rhodesia to South America and of course, Vietnam. The mistakes, the working tactics and the very complex nature of insurgency warfare and why it is so hard to compare one insurgency conflict directly to another.

Dan Abnett - Ghostmaker
The second book in the Gaunt's Ghost series. Great to relive these stories. I'd say one of the best sci-fi warstories series there is.

William R.  Forstchen - One second after
Wow. This just kept me reading. America gets hit with nukes in such a way that the EMP fall out takes out most if not all electricity and devices (incl most cars). The descend into chaos of a modern America is scary, detailed and grim.
William R. Forstchen - One year after
This book starts one year after the end of 'One second after' (which describes the first year since the EMP attack). How America slowly crawls back up but is faced with foreign armies within its borders and power hungry people abusing power in the rebuilding government. From hydropower to re-engineered cars. I'm looking forward to reading the last book.

Youtube Sunday... 27th of May 2018

Newphew - En wannabe Darth Vader
I don't know much Danish...but he wants to be Darth Vader, that's for sure.

Dragonborn ft Jacob Bellens - The Words
Also check Dragonborn's track 'Dark water' on spotify (couldn't find it on youtube).
The refrain of the song below is used as the theme for the tv series Dicte. Which you should watch.

Daturah - Ghost track
Instrumental rock. Love it. Not new, but new to me.

Mono - Pure as snow
I could listen to this all day.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Books I've read in 2018 - I robot ; Dragon teeth; Zinky boys; First and only

Isaac Asimov - I robot 
I've watched the movie ages ago, but hadn't read anything by Asimov until this year. After getting used to the way he writes (well, it's around 67 years old; from 1950!) I really enjoyed it. I felt there was one small hole in the plot when they're searching a certain robot, but it doesn't bother me too much.

Michael Chrichton - Dragon teeth
It's been years since I read the Jurassic Park novels, but I really enjoyed those back then. Dragon teeth was a gamble for me, but wow. A historical cowboy and indian paleontology story!

Svetlana Alexijevitsj - Zinkjongens (Zinky boys)
If ever there was a book that could convince people of the horrors of war, this is it. Emotional, in the face interviews with those Russians (military and civilian alike) who went to Afghanistan and with those who stayed behind either mourning the loss of a relative or telling about the traumatized relatives who came back.

Dan Abnett - First and only
Re-read it for the first time in ages. Still an awesome book. If you're looking for an introduction into warhammer 40k sci-fi books, this is one hell of a start. I'm planning to re-read all Gaunt's ghost novels since I've got The Warmaster waiting on the shelf.


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Youtube saturday 12th of August 2017

It's been ages. Just didn't make the time...
Will try to post regulary again. 22Tracks is no more, so most 'new' music will probably come through my Discover Weekly or Release radar or via via.

Elsiane - Space between us
Dreamy. If you like this, check out more.

Lamb - Wise enough
Came across this track by Lamb while watching Netflix's Sense8. In the meanwhile I've found way more musical gems by Lamb. Check them out if you didn't know them before.

Amon Tobin - Slowly
A bit weird, but I like it.

Eisbrechter - Was ist hier los
sounds like a wink towards Rammstein.

Electric citizen - Light years beyond
A bit stoner-rock meets Black Sabbath or something.

Buck 65 - Whispers of the waves
'Your tears are like mine, but the answer is no' . Poetic stuff.

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Youtube saturday 20th of February 2016

The devil makes three - Old number 7
Hard knock life. Do check out the entire album (this one's from self named album The devil makes three).

Spidergawd - El corazon del sol
Saw them live in Groningen last tuesday (17th), one of the best concerts I've seen in the past year.

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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Youtube saturday 13th of February 2016

Birdy - Keeping your head up (Don Diablo remix)

Ok Go - Upside down and inside out
They always have great video's and catchy songs.

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Saturday, February 06, 2016

Youtube saturday 6th of february 2016

It's been quite a while, but I'm back picking up the YTS posts. Some good music to get you through the weekend. Not new per se, but (relatively) new to me.

Deftones - Prayers/Triangles
Melodious noise. Love it.

Halestorm - Mayhem

Mr Oizo ft Charli XCX - Hand in the fire
Still mostly remembered for Flatbeat, but this worth while to watch and listen.
Love the other puppet too!

Waldruna - Helvegen (the way to hell)
As heard in Vikings.

Death hawks - Black acid
black's trippy that's for sure.

Baroness - Morningstar
A stronger album than the one before, and that's saying something.

Portico quartet - Ruins
A timelapse of the view in this image would've made this even better

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Youtube saturday 26th of September 2015

Florence and the machine - Ship to wreck 
From their new album

Graveyard - Too much is not enough
From their new album. Stay one more song is already my favourite, but not yet on youtube :)

Ghost BC - Cirice
Doom rock or something.

Lux Lisbon - Bullingdon club
Found me on twitter, give their music a chance.

Shinedown - Black cadillac