Life's Rocky Start

PBS - Nova: Life's Rocky Start (2016)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Jan. 14, 2016
PBS - Nova: Life's Rocky Start (2016)

PBS - Nova: Life's Rocky Start (2016)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3054 Kbps | 53mn 5s | Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 1.30 GiB
Genre: Documentary

Four and a half billion years ago, the young Earth was a hellish place - a seething chaos of meteorite impacts, volcanoes belching noxious gases, and lightning flashing through a thin, torrid atmosphere. Then, in a process that has puzzled scientists for decades, life emerged. How did it happen? NOVA joins mineralogist Robert Hazen on the rocky trail to resolve this enduring mystery.
R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant (1986/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant (1986/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 38:29 minutes | 1,63 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Released in 1986, Lifes Rich Pageant is R.E.M.’s fourth studio album, recorded by vocalist Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and drummer Bill Berry at John Mellencamp’s Belmont Mall Studios in Indiana. Produced by Don Gehman, renowned for producing a string of punchy, soulful heartland-rock albums by Mellencamp, Pageant includes the singles “Fall On Me” and “Superman.” The album was R.E.M.’s first to achieve Gold certification status, and it reached No. 21 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the band’s then-highest chart position. „Lifes Rich Pageant“ has been largely overshadowed by its more commercially successful follow-ups, but it remains one of R.E.M.'s strongest albums.

BBC Focus UK - Answers to Lifes Big Questions 2017  Magazines

Posted by nextek at April 24, 2017
BBC Focus UK - Answers to Lifes Big Questions 2017

BBC Focus UK - Answers to Lifes Big Questions 2017
English | 100 pages | True PDF | 28 MB

R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant (1986) Expanded Reissue 1993  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 10, 2017
R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant (1986) Expanded Reissue 1993

R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant (1986) Expanded Reissue 1993
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 393 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Alternative Rock, College Rock, Jungle-Pop | Label: I.R.S. | # 0777 7 13201 2 5 | 00:51:46

Fables of the Reconstruction was intentionally murky, and Lifes Rich Pageant was constructed as its polar opposite. Teaming with producer Don Gehman, who previously worked with John Mellencamp, R.E.M. developed their most forceful record to date. Where previous records kept the rhythm section in the background, Pageant emphasizes the beat, and the band turns in its hardest rockers to date, including the anthemic "Begin the Begin" and the punky "Just a Touch." But the cleaner production also benefits the ballads and the mid-tempo janglers, particularly since it helps reveal Michael Stipe's growing political obsessions, especially on the environmental anthems "Fall on Me" and "Cuyahoga." The group hasn't entirely left myths behind – witness the Civil War ballad "Swan Swan H" – but the band sound more contemporary both musically and lyrically than they did on either Fables or Murmur, which helps give the record an extra kick. And even with excellent songs like "I Believe," "Flowers of Guatemala," "These Days," and "What if We Give It Away," it's ironic that the most memorable moment comes from the garage rock obscurity "Superman," which is sung with glee by Mike Mills.
Bold Expressive Painting: Painting Techniques for Still Lifes, Florals and Landscapes in Mixed Media

Bold Expressive Painting: Painting Techniques for Still Lifes, Florals and Landscapes in Mixed Media by Annie O'Brien Gonzales
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1440338604 | 144 pages | EPUB | 71,3 MB

Bill Conti - Rocky II: Original Motion Picture Score (1979)  Music

Posted by Efgrapha at March 21, 2016
Bill Conti - Rocky II: Original Motion Picture Score (1979)

Bill Conti - Rocky II: Original Motion Picture Score (1979)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 215 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 88 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: EMI-Manhattan Records | # CDP 7 46082 2 | 00:34:09

The rare sequel that improves upon its predecessor, Rocky II expands on the uplifting approach exemplified by Bill Conti's immortal "Gonna Fly Now" to create a score that's both more cohesive and more emotional. Writer/director/star Sylvester Stallone affords Conti a wider emotional berth this time around, allowing for poignant, melancholy themes like "Vigil" alongside fist-pumping anthems like the climactic "Overture" – as before, Conti employs little more than solo piano, a small string ensemble, and a potent brass section, and it's to the composer's enormous credit that he can forge such larger-than-life music from relatively few instrumental elements. "Gonna Fly Now" even reappears, this time with a children's choir in tow, and sounds better than ever. Not even Frank Stallone's "Two Kinds of Love" can torpedo this one.

Bill Conti - Rocky: Original Motion Picture Score (1976)  Music

Posted by Efgrapha at March 20, 2016
Bill Conti - Rocky: Original Motion Picture Score (1976)

Bill Conti - Rocky: Original Motion Picture Score (1976)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 178 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 79 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Liberty | # CDP 7 46081 2 | 00:31:23

Composer Bill Conti's iconic score for Sylvester Stallone's tale of over-the-hill Philadelphia boxer Rocky Balboa ranks as one of the most memorable and instantly recognizable pieces of film music ever applied to celluloid. The first Rocky is still the best, with classic cues like "Going the Distance," "Fanfare for Rocky," the "Final Bell" and "Gonna Fly Now" – the latter was actually a hit single – eschewing the myriad of questionable AOR songs that would end up cluttering future installments.

Rocky Fretz - The Path Ahead...and Steps Then Taken (2009)  Music

Posted by varrock at Aug. 21, 2015
Rocky Fretz - The Path Ahead...and Steps Then Taken (2009)

Rocky Fretz - The Path Ahead…and Steps Then Taken (2009)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Tracks: 12 | 49:43 min | 114 Mb
Style: New Age | Label: Rocky Fretz

Organic, acoustic piano driven New Age Music. Produced by Will Ackerman founder of Windham Hill featuring Michael Manring, T-Bone Wolk, David Cullen, Eugene Freisen, Jeff Oster, Patrick O'leary, Will Ackerman, Derrik Jordan, Dan Greenspan and Noah Wilding.

Rocky Balboa (2006)  Video

Posted by Efgrapha at Aug. 13, 2014
Rocky Balboa (2006)

Rocky Balboa (2006)
DVD9 | ISO | NTSC, 16:9 (720x480) VBR | 01:41:40 | 8.37 Gb
Audio: English AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps; French AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps | Subs: English, French, Spanish
Genre: Drama, Sport

Sylvester Stallone returns to the director's chair for Rocky Balboa, the fifth sequel to the film that made him a superstar 30 years before. The movie begins with Rocky (Stallone) still mourning the death of his loyal and beloved wife, Adrian, who died three years previously after losing a battle against cancer. Rocky owns an Italian restaurant and spends his days living in his working-class Philadelphia neighborhood, visiting with his customers, and telling stories about his past. His grown son has a job as a business professional, but the relationship between the two is strained. Rocky's growing dissatisfaction leads him to attempt to purge the feelings of frustration and loss by applying for a boxing license. When the current heavyweight champion, Mason "The Line" Dixon (Antonio Tarver), needs to rehabilitate his image as a pretty boy who has never shown any real heart in the ring, his manager offers Rocky an exhibition match.
R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant (1986/2012) [2011 Remaster] {Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz}

R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant (1986/2012) [2011 Remaster]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 38:13 minutes | 489 MB
Official Digital Download - Source: | Front cover

R.E.M.’s fourth studio recording, Lifes Rich Pageant, is a pivotal release that saw the band evolving into bona fide rock legends. It was their first album to achieve Gold status and is included on Slant Magazine’s “100 Best Albums of the Eighties.” Teaming up with producer Don Gehman, the album is a politically-conscious work that addresses social progress and environmental issues. Lifes Rich Pageant includes the hit singles “Fall On Me” and “Superman.” The album is a hard-rock affair that is both inspirational and uplifting.