some years ago,when I was playing Burnout Paradise,I was driving around the mountains at night,when the radio started playing classical music.Back then I wasn’t into classical music at all apart from Rondo alla Turca and Hungarian Dances No.5 and I was like,why do they play classical music in a racing game.Furthermore (at least back then) I found the music to be quite boring.Maybe I’d like these pieces now,who knows,gotta play again some time.Anyways,a certain image popped up in my head:Driving an expensive car on curvy mountain roads in the middle of the night with the speakers punping epic classical music with the volume all up.The thing is,I still find a lot of classical music to be quite boring,petty tinkling.Of course there are epic pieces as well (today I kept humming a Schubert piece all day long,cause I couldn’t get it out of my mind). What I’m trying to say is,that I still have to few classical pieces to fill a late night drive through the mountains.Until then I’m going to tag songs for the ride with #late night drive
This song reminded me of the #late night drive thing,so it’s the first on the list.Gonna add the tag to the Schubert piece as well and if already posted to the aforementioned Rondo alla Turca and the Hungarian Dances No 5.
Have some good late night drives in expensive cars on curvy mountain roads.
I started using the tag #late night drive on my music blog to make a list of songs to play,when I ever get to drive an expensive cars on curvy mountain roads in the middle of the night.
It’s gonna be only classical music.Normally I put my playlist on shuffle and there’s a melodic death metal song after a jazz song and after this there’s a reggae song.I like that kind of randomness.This blog is a mix of random pictures and text,it’s fresiak’s randomness.However in this specific case,it’s JUST classical music.I dunno,how long it will take to make the list,but if you’re into classical music,feel free to head over to my blog every once and a while and check the tag.anyways hope you all have nice late night drives in expensive cars on curvy mountain roads.
Qian Hongyan was just four when she lost both her legs. A speeding trucker left her for dead as she crossed the main road in her village of Zhuangshang in southern China.
For nearly two years Qian was immobile as she didn’t even have enough of her body left to sit up in a wheelchair. Doctors said her only hope of being able to move by herself again would be extensive surgery to allow her to be fitted with prosthetic limbs.Her parents couldn’t afford this treatment.
Qian’s granddad Yuan came up with a simple but effective treatment to get her moving again. He took a basketball the village boys had discarded and cut a hole just big enough for tiny Qian to fit into, padded the inside with stiff floor mats from his car, then propped her up inside. All of a sudden Qian was able to stabilize herself and was able to by move herself by rolling the ball in any direction she wanted. She supported herself using wooden handles.
From that day on Qian would not be stopped by any obstacle. She went back to school, started to play with her friends again, and started to get back the life of any girl her age. She began professional swimming training in 2007 and defied the odds of her double amputation to become one of the first members of the Yunnan Youth Swimming Club.
She won three gold medals in last year’s Yunnan Para Games and took a gold and two silver medals at the National Swimming Championship for the Disabled (Under 18) in 2009 before continuing impressively at this year’s Para Games.
I should have added this in the original post but after attention in the Chinese press, Qian traveled to Beijing to receive free artificial limbs at the China Rehabilitation Research Center, a center that has been providing help to the disabled in China for over 20 years. At 18 years old she is ready for her full adult prosthetics.
“some historians think that michelangelo was drawing god in a human brain. very few people knew what one looked like at the time; but michelangelo had dissected cadavers and would have known. it even has the hint of a brain stem. if true this would have been a great “fuck you” to the pope whom he was not friendly with but also would have meant god was in a human brain, or created by man.”
also michelangelo painted a baby angel flipping off the pope
the blond one, you see his right hand? that’s called the fig and it’s an old world european gesture for ‘fuck you” because apparently Pope Juluis II was a total raging asshole and everyone hated him
but nobody ever noticed this little fucker because the ceiling was so high
and then thirty years later they called michelangelo back to paint the wall behind the altar and he wasted no time in painting the gates of hell behind the pope’s chair
what a badass
It amuses me to this day how much Michelangelo hated his job