DRB Feel-Good Issue #32

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 give you inspiration for the entire week ahead:

Hubert Latham over the channel on July 19, 1909 (photo by Topical Press):

(image via)

Space shuttle "Atlantis":

(image credit: NASA )

Lena's Pillars (Lena's Stone Forest) rock formations on Lena river near Yakutsk, Russia (see more):

(image Evgene Kaspersky)

One of the beautiful ancient "khachkar" stone carvings in Noratus, Armenia:

(image via)


"Space Battleship Yamato 2199" anime - watch it here

Magical watercolors by Heatherlee Chan:

(image credit: Heatherlee Chan)

"Brain Bot" by Pablo Castano (click to enlarge) - see more here:

(image credit: Pablo Castano)

Great cyberpunk interior by Victoria Eng (fragment, see the whole image here)

(image credit: Victoria Eng)

Spectacular landscapes by Kunrong Yap (his whole gallery is highly recommended):

(image credit: Kunrong Yap)

Original concept art by Paul Felix for Disney's Tarzan:


Mixed fresh links for today:

The Ruins of the Soviet Space Shuttles - [space, abandoned]
Stupendous: Starquake! - [wiki, scroll down]
Deliciously scary art by Alex Andreev - [surreal art, nsfw]
Overgrown Chinese Fishing Village - [abandoned]
Unique and Huge ww2 Photo Archive (Third Reich) - [history]
Mongol Military Tactics & Organization - [fascinating]
"Most Dangerous Roads" Mapping Project - [cool site]
Art Deco Postage & Airmail Stamps - [retro, collection]
Wild Animals Loose in the City (Floods in Georgia) - [pics, in Russ.]
What will your action figure look like? - [great gift idea]
Twin Tornadoes Over Colorado - [extreme nature]
Bacteria in Petri Dishes - [unexpected, pic]
Japanese weird puzzle box - [geek video]
Humble Beginnings: ELO on TV in 1974 - [neat music video]
Giant Helicopter Mi-26 picks up smaller helicopter - [wow video]
Avalanche: Run, Rabbit, Run! - [wow video]
The Last Guardian: epic fantasy preview - [wow video]
Play "Cheeseria" game, if bored - [gaming]



Currently listening to:
(feel free to copy-paste this in YouTube, most of entries on this list can be found there)

The Five Americans - "7.30 Guided Tour" (intelligent sunshine pop, 1967)
Alessandro Alessandroni - "Hotel Promenade" from "L'Ora del Cocktail" (instrumental, Italy 1978 - here)
Electric Light Orchestra - "Calling America" (positive pop, 1985)
The Thomas Group - "Ordinary Girl" (sunshine pop, 1968)
Tommy Sands - "All The Little Children" from "Singing of the Times" (classic folk, 1985)
The Fabulous Four - "For You And For Me" (neat beat, Sweden 1966)
Chad & Jeremy - "Don't Make Me Do It" (baroque pop, 1966 UK)
Peter Doyle - "Like I Love You" (forgotten Merseybeat, 1965)
Ennio Morricone - "Lei Mia Ama" from "D'Amore Si Muore" (beautiful, Italy 1972)
The Playground - "The Rain, The Wind And Other Things" (great sunshine pop, 1967)
The Ladybug Transistor - "Oceans in the Hall" (surreal indie gem, 2001)
The Collage - "Any Day's A Sunny Afternoon" (baroque sunshine pop, 1968)
Fred Bongusto - Theme from "Le Faro Da Padre" (relaxing, 1974)
The Poets - "Call Again" (great beat ballad, UK 1965)
Ennio Morricone - "Viaggio In 4" from "Le Ruffian" (happy melody, 1983)
Gene Pitney (music by Alberto Baldan Bembo) - "Lei Mi Aspetta" (epic song, Italy 1966)
Silly Wizard - "Sweet Dublin Bay" (great Scottish folk, 1983)
Paul Mauriat - "A Frenchman In Dublin" (French instrumental, 1980 - it evolves)
The Fortunes - "Look Homeward Angel" (beautiful song, UK 1966, here)
Chad & Jeremy - "TransAtlantic 1966" (pop psych, UK 1969)
Rondo Veneziano - "La Stravaganza" from "Concerto per Vivaldi" (new baroque, 1993)
ELO - "Don't Walk Away" (great baroque pop ballad, 1980)
Marcello Giombini - "Seli (Love Theme)" from "Perry Rhodan: 4-3-2-1... morte" (great theme, Italy 1969)
White Plains - "I've Got You On My Mind" (sunshine baroque pop, UK 1968)
The Alan Parsons Project - "Time" (pop masterpiece, 1981)
DJ Orion & J.Shore - "Architect's Dream" (downtempo, chillout, Finland 2011)
Solarstone - "Intercity" (spacesynth, 1hr of uplifting trance, UK 2012 - here)

Agnetha Faltskog and ABBA



BEAUTIFUL ACTRESSES & SINGERS: France Anglade, Millie Perkins, Michele Mercier, Natalya Selezneva, Anne Francis, etc:

France Anglade, Romina Power

Susan Dey

Susan Dey

Millie Perkins, Tatiana Lavrova

Suzi Quatro

Hayley Mills, Lee Remick

Michele Mercier as "Angelique"

Romina Power

Natalya Selezneva, Sally Field

Jocelyn Lane (Jackie Lane)

Agnetha Faltskog, Al Bano & Romina Power

Pascale Petit

Anne Francis

Jenny Agutter

Marina Neelova, 1975

Natalya Selezneva in Russian movie "Operation Yi"

Ingrid Pitt, Suzi Quatro, unknown

Alice Faye

Macha Meril

right: Michelle Mercier

Michelle Mercier

Imogen Hassall

Piper Laurie and Victor Mature in "Dangerous Mission", 1954

left: Britt Ekland

Britt Ekland

Jane Fonda as Barbarella

(image credit: Michael Tarasov)

Sylva Koscina, Wencke Myhre

Russian actress Marina Neelova, 1973

"I'd like a little airplane for two":

Girls in the Soviet Union in 1966:

(photos by Lev Porter, via)

Beautiful summer art by Steve Hanks - highly recommended (some nsfw):

(image credit: Steve Hanks)


Children enjoying their visit to the San Francisco Museum of Art (photo 1975, Life Magazine) -

(image credit: LIFE Magazine)

No peeking! -

Gadget of the Week:

Did you lose your cat? -

Until next time! Keep the sunshine, folks.




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Anonymous Dwarry Gon said...

The proper comment to the last picture would be "do you have some ketchup"

Blogger anthrax2525 said...

The man with the Project was Alan Parsons, not "Alan Parson", as is written here.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first phot is not Paul Latham, it's Hubert Latham.


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