morte

January 19, 2017 by  
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The death mask of the most brilliant inventor in human history, Nicola Tesla. Shown here in the collection of the Henry Ford Museum in Dearnborn, Michigan.

This is the rocking chair that President Abraham Lincoln was using in the Presidential box at Ford’s Theater (no affiliation with Henry Ford) in Washington D.C. when he was shot point blank in the back of his head.

This is the view of Lincoln’s chair as it would have been seen by his assassin, actor John Wilkes Booth, who entered the Presidential box from a small wooden door to Lincoln’s left side. The single soft lead bullet was fired left to right, back to front into the President’s head, from Booth’s Derringer pistol.

The chair is still stained with the dying President’s blood, as confirmed in recent years with the advent of DNA testing.

This is the SS-100-X Lincoln Continental limousine that President John Kennedy was riding in when he was assassinated in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas, in November of 1963.

The car was used for about 15 years after the assassination, and the current museum piece has been significantly modified and altered since 1963. Both President Johnson and President Nixon used this vehicle while in office.

This is the seat location John Kennedy was in when he was shot to death, sitting next to his wife Jacqueline Kennedy.

Locomotives

January 18, 2017 by  
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These massive machines are part of the collection at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.

Ferrite Equine

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Painted Signs

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Signs Everywhere

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R.I.P. ITZ DOLLY

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#DiaryOfABrokenDoll

Poletown East

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TONIGHT! Blackalicious at the Magic Bag

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Thursday Jan 12th at the Magic Bag, Ferndale
Doors at 8pm


In a hip-hop career that has stretched past a decade, Blackalicious has earned respect the old-fashioned way–rising through honesty, commitment, and artistry. Blackalicious is an American hip hop duo from Sacramento, California made up of rapper Gift of Gab (born Tim Parker) and DJ/producer Chief Xcel (born Xavier Mosley). They are noted for Gift of Gab's often "tongue-twisting", multisyllabic, complex rhymes and Chief Xcel's "classic" beats.
Like a few other West Coast rap acts, including the Pharcyde and Jurassic 5, Blackalicious has generally favored what hip-hoppers call the "positive tip"; in other words, its lyrics have often been spiritual and uplifting rather than violent or misogynous. Like a lot of experimental alternative rappers, Blackalicious can be quirky and eccentric; nonetheless, spirituality is a big part of the group's music. Although Blackalicious wasn't formed until the early '90s, its members had known each other since the late '80s. Founding members Gift of Gab (Timothy Parker) and Chief Xcel (Xavier Mosley) first met in Sacramento, CA, in 1987 when they were students at John F. Kennedy High School. Neither of them was originally from Sacramento; DJ/producer Xcel (who was going by DJ IceSki at the time) was a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, while rapper Gift of Gab was from Los Angeles' suburban San Fernando Valley.
The two went their separate ways after Gift of Gab (also known as Gabby T) graduated from Kennedy High in 1989, but they were reunited in Davis, CA, in 1992. By that time, Xcel had become a student at the University of California at Davis and the Gift of Gabhad moved to Davis to form Blackalicious with him. UC Davis was where Xcel had started working with a hip-hop crew named SoleSides, whose members included DJ Shadow, Lateef the Truth Speaker, and Lyrics Born. SoleSides Records was the name of the SoleSides Crew's Northern California record company and in 1994, that label released Blackalicious' debut single "Swan Lake." Although not a triple-platinum smash, the single was a small underground hit that fared well among alternative rap audiences. The following year, SoleSides Records released a Blackalicious EP titled Melodica. By late 1997, SoleSides Records had transformed into Quannum Records, and in 1999, Quannum put out another Blackalicious EP, A2G.
In 2000, Quannum released the group's full-length debut Nia (whose title is the Swahili word for purpose). After being together eight years, Blackalicious finally signed with a major label when, in late 2000, the Californians were added by MCA. In April 2002, Quannum/MCA released Blazing Arrow, which boasted guest appearances ranging from vocalist Zack de la Rocha (of Rage Against the Machine) to the Roots' ?uestlove to veteran soul singer Gil Scott-Heron. After the requisite tour, both Xcel and Gab began developing solo material; Quannum released both Maroons' Ambush (Chief Xcel with Latyrx's Lateef the Truth Speaker) as well as a Gift of Gab solo LP, Fourth Dimensional Rocketships Going Up. The pair returned in 2005 for their third album, The Craft, with a contract in hand from the Anti- label

Take Me Home

January 11, 2017 by  
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The Gathering Gloom

January 10, 2017 by  
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