DRB Feel-Good Issue #22

Link - by Avi Abrams

Some joyful stuff to brighten up your day

Welcome to the new issue of Dark Roasted Blend's "Feel-Good" series: mostly bright and sweet collection of images designed to propel you along your day with a smile on your face and a spring in your gait.

A monster black hole lurking inside one of the tiniest galaxies known

(artist's concept: NASA, ESA, and D. Coe and G. Bacon (STScI), via)

"Astronomers have found an unlikely object in an improbable place: a monster black hole lurking inside one of the tiniest galaxies known. The dwarf galaxy containing the black hole is the densest galaxy ever seen, cramming 140 million stars within a diameter of about 300 light-years (just 1/500th of our Milky Way galaxy's diameter). However, the black hole inside the galaxy is five times the mass of the black hole at the center of our Milky Way. This suggests that the dwarf galaxy may actually be the stripped remnant of a larger galaxy that was torn apart during a close encounter with a more massive galaxy. The finding implies that there are many other compact galaxies in the universe that contain supermassive black holes." - full story



War of the Worlds? Awesome steampunk art featuring Arc de Triomphe, by Korean concept artist Jae-Cheol Park:

(image via)

"Observatorium II: The Orrey Room" by Dennis Allain, great steampunk environment, all the way back from 2007:

(image via)

Stunning, inspirational image:

(original unknown)

Truly epic science fiction art:

(original unknown)

(left: space art by John Berkey)

Great "KamAz" suit, by Russian 3D artist Alex Vasin:

(images via)

Psychedelic Cat artwork, original unknown:

William Turner's Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, c1825-8, watercolour on paper; National Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide -

Surreal photography by Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, see more here:

(image credit: Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison)


Mixed fresh links for today:

Unique Deep-Sea Species Captured on Camera - [wow video]
Stunning Baatara Gorge Waterfall info - [wow nature]
iPod Classic is gone... here are some thoughts - [insightful article]
Building Spiral Turbines, ca 1930 - [retro pics]
Miniature Smaug Dragons! info - [wow nature]
Ten Most Expensive Cars - [compilation]
Beautiful fore edge painting on a book - [cool gif]
Soothing: Bunny Takes a Shower - [fun video]
Incredible Blind-Folded Rubik's Cube Solving - [wow video]
Anti-littering Vigilante on a Bike - [fun video]
Ferrets playing in packing peanuts - [fun video]
Rush Hour to the Max! - [wow video]



The Madd - "Good Evening Girl" (neo-Merseybeat pop, Dutch 2009)
King Crimson - "Song Of The Seagulls" (amazing melody from this prog group, 1967)
Stelvio Cipriani - "Belo Orizonte: Sei Morto Mi Chiamano Alleluja" from "Testa t' Ammazzo, Croce" movie (western, 1971)
The Spotnicks - "Last Date", "Western Guitar" (surf instrumentals from Sweden, 1962)
Judee Sill - "Lady-O", "The Archetypal Man" (rare baroque pop UK gems, 1966-1971)
Ennio Morricone - "Liberta" from "Il Mercenario" (epic instrumental, 1968)
The Cascades - "Shy Girl" (cute pop song from 1963)
Robert Pregadio - "Un Pomeriggio di Sole" from "La Settima Donna" movie (pretty cool funk, 1978)
Candy Flip - "Strawberry Fields Forever (New Version)" (1991 psych pop)
Rondo Veneziano - "Misteriosa Venezia" (baroque pop, Italy 1988)
The New Colony Six - "Hold Me With Your Eyes" (1968, sunshine pop)
Nico Fidenco - "A Picture of Love" from "Emanuelle Perche" movie 1977
The Phoenix Trolley - "When Charley's Doing His Thing" (UK pop psych, 1967)
Pino Donaggio - "Nella Chiesa" theme from "Don Camillo" movie (instrumental 1984)
The Candy Dates - "Show Me How To Live" (great Merseybeat, 1965)
Bruno Nicolai - "Canto d'inverno" from "Girasole" (awesome melody, 1969)
Franco Campanino - Theme from "Napoli si ribella - A Man Called Magnum" (instrumental, 1977)
The Wondermints - "Darling" (awesome power pop, 1999)
Jean Michel Jarre - "Les chants magnétiques, pt. 2" (absolutely awesome space synth, 1981)
Splitsville - "Forever" (power pop, 1991)
Georges Delerue - "Danielle Theme" from "Le Point De Mire" (beautiful theme from 1977)
The Kinks - "Till the End Of the Day" (rocking garage-like Merseybeat, 1965)
Fancy - "Flames of Love" (legendary Italo-disco, 1989)
Paul McCartney & Wings - "One More Kiss" (cute love song, 1972)

Dave Brubeck "Blue Rondo a la Turk" jazz 1959:

(image credit: Zev Hoover)

The photo above is by 15 y.o. photographer Zev Hoover (FiddleOak), his Flickr stream is well worth visiting!



Really classy chocolate truck: beautiful promo vehicle Bernard 110 Chocolat Menier:

AA Patrol car made from a Mini, seen in Scotland:

(original unknown)



BEAUTIFUL ACTRESSES: Deborah Walley, Rita Moreno, Leslie Caron, Barbara Rush, Jean Seberg, Anne Francis, Joey Heatherton, Grace Kelly, and others (see info under images):

Deborah Walley

Annie Girardot

Wenche Myhre

Jean Seberg

Rita Moreno

Joey Heatherton

Grace Kelly, Natalie Wood

Giorgia Moll in Sears catalogue! and Sandra Milo

(left: cosplay by Astrokarrie, via, right: anime character from Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet)

Can you guess who this is? -

Zooey Deschanel


Marina Neelova:

Russian movie "Klyuchi ot Neba" (Keys from the Sky):

Girl soldiers from the 1972 Soviet movie "A Zori Zdes Tikhie" (The Dawns Here Are Quiet) - Ekaterina Markova, Evgenia Simonova:

Tamara Syomina:

Anastasiya Vertinskaya:

Mila Berlinskaya in 1974 Russian movie "Bolshoe Kosmicheskoe Puteshestvie" (Great Space Adventure):



Rest your eyes on this one - very harmonious, peaceful composition:

(original unknown)

The cutest hedgehog Darcy - photos by Shota Tsukamoto, Tokyo, see more here:

Robots vs. Humans!

Howl's Moving Castle? - No, the Neverwas Haul at 2010 Burning Man (read more):

Until next time! Keep the sunshine, folks.



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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love it so much if you made a youtube playlist for all your feel good music!


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