Monday, 27 September 2010
You may have not heard a word about David Bowie, but he is one of the most influential musicians the British Isles have produced lately. This is "Space Oddity", David Bowie's first big hit back in 1969. Major Tom is a fictional character Bowie created. He is an astronaut, his departure from Earth is successful and everything goes according to plan, but he then cuts off contact with Ground Control. His last transmission is "Tell my wife I love her very much" and the response is that "she knows"...
After some archaeogogical search, I have found Space Oddity original video, with the very Bowie playing Major Tom. Or if you click here you will get to see an interesting vid too... Enjoy!
Thursday, 16 September 2010
by The Huffington Post News Editors
It was a school night, and Elizabeth Eckford was too excited to sleep. The next morning, September 4, 1957, was her first day of classes, and one last time she ironed the pleated white skirt she’d made for the occasion. It was made of pique cotton; when she’d run out of material, she’d trimmed it with navy-blue-and-white gingham. Then she put aside her new bobby socks and white buck loafers. Around 7:30 a.m. the following day, she boarded a bus bound for Little Rock Central High School.
Other black schoolchildren were due at Central that historic day, but Elizabeth would be the first to arrive. The world would soon know all about the Little Rock Nine. But when Elizabeth Eckford tried to enter Central, and thereby become the first black student to integrate a major southern high school, she was really the Little Rock One. The painfully shy 15-year-old daughter of a hyper-protective mother reluctant to challenge age-old racial mores, she was the unlikeliest trailblazer of all. But as dramatic as the moment was, it really mattered only because Elizabeth wandered into the path of Will Counts’s camera.
You can read more about the history here.
photo by Will Counts/Arkansas History Commission