The Commitments…

the Irish are black people of the Europe. And people from Dublin are the blacks of the Ireland :-).

This movie about the bunch of friends, musicians and singers, who want to break-trough and become the famous band of white-soul, is simply great!

It is filled with humorous dialogues, jokes and, of course, with the huge load of excellent soul music!

I have to thank to my girlfried D. who showed me this movie – missing this piece-of-art would be a terrible mistake!

So – listen to the soundtrack and let me know, whether you like it!

List of songs:

  1. Mustang Sally
  2. Take Me to The River
  3. Chain of Fools
  4. The Dark End of The Street
  5. Destination Anywhere
  6. I can’t Stand The Rain
  7. Try a Little Tenderness
  8. Treat Her Right
  9. Do Right Woman Do Right Man
  10. Mr. Pitiful
  11. I Never Loved a Man
  12. In The Midnight Our
  13. Bye Bye Baby
  14. Slip Away

Video – Mustang Sally

(do you know the guitarist? 🙂 )

Wanna know more?

The Commitments – Internet Movie Database

The Commitments – Wikipedia

The Commitments – last.fm

Have a nice day!

RB

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Technical note:
Since one of my audio servers changed the policy and do not provide direct links, all of my musical blogs, which were linked to this server are dead…. If you try to play the songs and you will see “Error opening file”, this is the case…
I am really sorry for that, but I cannot do anything..

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Czech version of my blog can be found here:

bednarik.blog.idnes.cz

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B. Innes – The history of torture

It’s difficult to start… I have spent the weekend with this book and I’ve got to say, that it is really something. My friend lent me this book. Originally, I just wanted to know something about how cruel could people be to each other in the Middle Ages, but this book is far more complex… And with today’s context of legally allowed torturing, its content is almost clairvoyante.

While reading this book, you will experience the excursion into the history and development of torturing. Not only across the time, but also across the regions and cultures of this planet.

But, do not expect, that you will find some detailed instructions how to torture people. Not at all. Author works primarily with the historical commentaries or detailed testimonies of the (survived) victims and with historical pictures or illustrations. There is only a few of really shocking photos or pictures.

But even only the description and testimonies of the victim are enough. And it is not surprising, that the roots of putting people to torture are things as, fear of the uncommon or unknown, paranoia, greed, lust for vengeance and, of course, the satisfaction of making people suffer.

So, if you want to know, how cruel have people been to each other, read this book. It does not take a long time to read it, but the impression it gives is really strong.

Have a nice day

RB

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Czech version of this blog can be found here:

bednarik.blog.idnes.cz