DRB Feel-Good Issue #19

Link - by Avi Abrams

Some joyful stuff to brighten up your day
Mixed images flow: cars, girls, etc.

With all this glorious summer going on all around us, here is a reminder to check your friends' status updates on Facebook from time to time:

(Greek marble relief, about 100 B.C. - more info)



One of the most enchanting works by Michael Whelan, and possibly the most romantic science fiction painting ever:

(image credit: Michael Whelan)

One of the better works by Thomas Kinkade, with a distinct vintage American feel:

(image credit: Thomas Kinkade)

Epic art from "Five Star Stories" by Mamoru Nagano - these are huge robot machines standing on guard, not just knight figures (click to enlarge):

Beautiful sci-fi art from the 1930s Age of Wonder pulp magazine, by Frank R. Paul:


Mixed fresh links for today:

Star Wars Equipment Arrives for the Shooting of a New Film - [leaked footage]
Weird Japanese Candy - [interesting, Japan]
"At Home With Hitler" feature from "Homes & Gardens" - [wow history]
Inside a Toothpaste Tube Factory - [photography, scroll right]
Greatest Maritime Explorers in History - [cool info]
Bizarre Cryptic Time Watch from Japan - [cool video]
Get to know these animals before they's GONE - [cool info]
Music Vault Unleashed the Huge Selection of Live Rock Videos - [great find]
We did not have kittens here for a while - [fun video]
Very endearing puppet in Manhattan - [wow video]
Strobe Motion: Pretty Neat Installation - [wow video ad]
Eastbound & Down: Watch the Bandit Run! - [cool music video]
Race up the mountain on extreme electrical vehicle - [wow video]
Which pulp fiction author had 15 pennames? - [find out here]



Currently listening to:

Fool's Garden (Germany) - "Cook It A While" 2005 - power pop, sunshine
Peter London - "Bless You" 1964 - British beat, romantic
The Sandpipers - "Come Saturday Morning" 1967 - baroque beat, sunshine
Alexey Rybnikov (Russia) - Guitar Theme from the movie "Zvezda (The Star)" - romantic, melodic, instrumental
Tinkerbells Fairydust - "Never My Love" 1969 - 1960s beat, baroque pop
Rondo Veneziano (Italy) - "Mare Tranquillo" 1993 - ambient instrumental
Peter Thomas Orchestra (Germany) - "The Last of the Mohicans - Der Letzte Mohikan" 1968 - western theme
Tinariwen (Morocco) - "Amassakoul 'N' Tenere" 2009 - world, Moroccan music
Danny Janssen & The Scooby-Doo - "Recipe For My Love" 1968 - upbeat, sunshine
The Flee Rekkers - "Sunday Date" 1963 - guitar beat instrumental
The Arbors - "Just Let It Happen" 1967 - 1960s beat, romantic
Paul Mauriat Orchestra (France) - "She's A Little Bit Sweeter" 1970 - upbeat instrumental
The Reivers - "Constantly" 1967 - bubblegum, beat
Johnny Young & Kompany (The Easybeats) - "Good Evening Girl" 1965 - garage, upbeat
Armando Trovaioli (Italy) - "The Getaway" from the movie "Sette Volte Sette" 1967 - happy, vocal group
Autechre - "Augmatic Disport" 2008 - techno, electronic, ambient
Riccardo Fogli (Italy) - "Tu cosa fai stasera" 1982 - vocal, melodic
Francesco De Masi (Italy) - "Ringo's Long Ride" from "Ringo, il volto della vendetta" 1968 - western theme
Ian & The Zodiacs - "This Empty Place" 1964 - Merseybeat
Duncan Browne - "Give Me, Take You" 1968 - singer-songwriter
Pendragon - "Desert Of Time" 1969 - psychedelic, freak-out
Georges Delerue (France) - Theme from the movie "L'Oiseau Bleu" 1981 - instrumental
Moby - "Porcelain" 2000 - electronic, ambient
The Money Jungle - "Away, Away" 1971 - baroque pop
Ennio Morricone (Italy) - "Invito All'Amore (Silent Love)" from "Il Grande Silenzio" 1968 - absolutely epic instrumental
Roger Whittaker - "Don't Let Them Change" 1971 - happy, western-style
Brian Wilson - "In My Moon Dreams" 1988 - unreleased surf instrumental

(American singer Linda Ronstadt)



1937 Horch 853 A - more info:

(images via)

This is a 3D model by TigerFather (Alexander Novitski) from Kiev, Ukraine - see more of his work here.

For example, here is another of his renderings, the glamorous in a very special Communist way "GAZ-13 Chaika" (Seagull):

(image via)

Porsche 917 KH Coupe, 1970 -

(image via)

The Jet Age in 1950s car advertising:

1967 Ferrari Dino 206 Competizione Prototipo:

(images via)

This awesome double-decker bus was spotted in Osaka Station, Japan - Neoplan "Megaliner":

(image via)



BEAUTIFUL ACTRESSES: Sylva Koscina, Raffaella Carra, Sandra Milo, Leslie Caron, Jennifer Jones, Colleen Corby, Barbara Lass, Natalie Wood, Terry Moore, Shirley Jones, Sally Field, Christine Carere:

(Candice Bergen (left image); on the right: art by Donato Giancola)

Hayley Mills in the "The Truth About Spring", 1965:

Jean Peters in a good old western:

German actress and singer Brigitt Petry; and Norwegian / German singer Wencke Myhre -

RUSSIAN ACTRESSES: Irina Kupchenko, Galina Belyaeva -

Zhanna Prokhorenko and Lyudmila Savelyeva:

Russian teen actress Mila Berlinskaya, circa 1974:

Very cool manga-style ladies by Meago (Magda from Poland):

(image credit: http://meago.deviantart.com/art/Tea-time-211291494)


Until next time! Keep the sunshine, folks... have a nice vacation somewhere -

... and stay away from any monsters (especially from the "Ghost in the Invisible Bikini")! -



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Blogger Felonius Monk said...

Lyudmila Savelyeva caught my eye. Talk about beautiful!


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