What is this all about anyways?
Who? Mr. Bojangels - 27 y.o
What? Blog in Croatian
When? First published Oct.08.2006 until ?
Where? Hollywood, CA, USA
Why? To take part in a severe contest between intelligence, which presses forward, and an unworthy, timid ignorance obstructing our progress.
How? Via Web 2.0
October 08, 1967: Marxist revolutionary and guerrilla leader Che Guevara was captured in Bolivia.
October 09, 1940: John Lennon was born.
October 10, 1979: The Pac-Man arcade game is released to the Japanese market by Namco.
October 12, 1810: The first Oktoberfest was held in Munich.
October 14, 1957: "Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley was released.
October 16, 1923: The Walt Disney Company is founded by Walt Disney and his brother Roy.
October 18, 1954: Texas Instruments announces the first Transistor radio.
October 22, 1964: Drazen Petrovic was born.
October 31, 1517: Martin Luther posts his 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg.
December 1: World AIDS Day, observed today each year since 1988.
December 6, 1897: London becomes the world's first city to host motorised taxicabs.
December 7, 1941: Attack On Pearl Harbor.
December 8, 1980: John Lennon is murdered by Mark David Chapman in New York City.
December 18, 1865: Slavery in the US was abolished when the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution was adopted.
December 28, 1612: Galileo Galilei becomes the first astronomer to observe the planet Neptune.
December 29, 1984: Band Aid were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' and Madonna was at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Like A Virgin.'
January 7, 1782: The first American commercial bank, Bank of North America, opens.
January 8, 1981: B.S was born.
January 10, 49 BC: Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war.
January 15, 1992: The international community recognizes the independence of Slovenia and Croatia from Yugoslavia.
January 17, 1994: A magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits Northridge, California.
January 20, 1937: Franklin D. Roosevelt is inaugurated for a second term as President of the United States.
January 27, 1977: Record company EMI sacks the controversial punk rock group the Sex Pistols.
January 31, 1876: The United States orders all Native Americans to move into reservations.
February 7, 1964: Beatlemania arrives in the US-The Beatles have arrived in New York at the start of their first tour of the US.
February 18, 1885: Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is published for the first time.
March 8, 1948: The US Supreme Court rules that religious instruction in public schools violated the Constitution.
March 10, 1876: Alexander Graham Bell makes the first successful telephone call by saying "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you."
March 21, 1685: Johann Sebastian Bach was born.
March 29, 1871: The Royal Albert Hall is opened.
April 8, 1973: Pablo Picasso has died of a heart attack.
April 20, 1999: 12 students and a teacher die in the Columbine High School massacre.
May 11, 1981: Bob Marley dies of melanoma in Miami, Florida at age 36.
May 21, 879: Pope John VIII gives blessings to duke Branimir and to Croatian people, considered to be international recognition of Croatian state.
June 18, 1967: Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar on stage at the Monterey Pop Festival.
June 29, 1997: Mike Tyson bites off a piece of his opponent Evander Holyfield's ear during a boxing match.
July 07, 1985: Boris Becker becomes the first unseeded player, the youngest male and the first German to win the Wimbledon at age of 17.
July 13, 1923: The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood.
August 17, 1982: The first Compact Discs (CD's) were released to the public in Germany.
September 13, 1503: Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David.
September 23, 1926: John Coltrane was born.
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Pjesma koja mi je trenutno u glavi:
10/8/06 Wolf Like Me - TV on the Radio
10/9/06 I'm Losing You - John Lennon
10/10/06 Waiting Room - No Doubt ft. Prince
10/11/06 Thunder on the Mountain - Bob Dylan
10/12/06 Blind Leading the Blind - Mick Jagger ft. Dave Steward
10/14/06 Level - The Raconteurs
10/16/06 Workingman's Blues #2 - Bob Dylan
10/18/06 Hump De Bump - Red Hot Chili Peppers
10/22/06 All I Want - Joni Mitchell
10/25/06 Monkey 23 - The Kills
10/30/06 All The Young Dudes - Mott The Hoople
11/03/06 All of You - Miles Davis Quintet
11/15/06 Since I've Been Loving You - Led Zeppelin
11/17/06 Sailing to Philadelphia - Mark Knopfler and James Taylor
11/20/06 One More Chance (Paul Oakenfold Urban Mix) - Michael Jackson
11/23/06 Dancing With Mr.D - The Rolling Stones
11/27/06 If It Be Your Will - Leonard Cohen
12/01/06 Don't Give Up (Africa) - Bono and Alicia Keys
12/06/06 Digging in the Dirt (Secret World Live) - Peter Gabriel
12/08/06 I Just Shot John Lennon - Cranberries
12/13/06 8 Ball - Underworld
12/19/06 Final Straw - R.E.M.
12/28/06 The Payback - James Brown
12/29/06 Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
01/07/07 Lost Children - Michael Jackson
01/08/07 Original Of The Species - U2
01/10/07 Oh What A Beautiful Morning - Ray Charles ft.Count Basie Orchestra
01/17/07 I Am the Walrus - The Beatles
01/20/07 Float On - Modest Mouse
01/27/07 Monkey Wrench - Foo Fighters
01/31/07 Women - Wolfmother
02/07/07 Frank Sinatra - Cake
02/18/07 Poncho & Lefty - Townes Van Zandt
03/08/07 Jolene - Randy Smith
03/10/07 Satellite of Love - Lou Reed
03/21/07 Maybe I'm Amazed- Paul McCartney
03/29/07 Nutty - Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane
04/08/07 North American Scum - LCD Soundsystem
04/20/07 Romance in Durango - Bob Dylan
05/11/07 Fidelity - Regina Spektor
05/21/07 Wake Up - Rage Against the Machine
06/06/07 The Perfect Crime #2 - The Decemberists
06/18/07 Icky Thump - The White Stripes
06/29/07 Sposa Son Disprezzata - Cecilia Bartoli
07/07/07 Futures - Zero 7 Ft. Jose Gonzalez
07/13/07 You Can't Fail Me Now - Loudon Wainwright
08/17/07 Down Boy - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
08/24/07 One More Cup of Coffee - Bob Dylan
08/26/07 Queer - Garbage
09/13/07 Ball And Biscuit - The White Stripes
09/23/07 Hey Eugene - Pink Martini
10/23/07 The Underdog - Spoon
10/27/07 Chelsea Dagger - Fratellis
11/02/07 Radio Nowhere - Bruce Springsteen
11/18/07 Teardrop - Jose Gonzales
11/30/07 Nature Springs - The Good, The Bad And The Queen
12/05/07 1234 - Feist
12/18/07 Breaker - Low
01/05/08Cold Turkey - Lenny Kravitz
01/11/08 Apartment Story - The National
01/24/08 Old man - The Walkin´Jennys
02/07/08 Summertime (live at Woodstock) - Janis Joplin
02/17/08 Mansard Roof - Vampire Weekend
03/03/08 New York - Cat Power
03/26/08 Supernatural Superserious - R.E.M.
Zadnji Dobar/Odlican/Savrsen film koji sam gledao:
10/11/06 Good Night and Good Luck
10/14/06 The Beat That My Heart Skipped
10/25/06 The Squid and the Whale
10/30/06 American Beauty
10/31/06 Winter Passing
11/02/06 The Departed
11/20/06 Don't Move
11/22/06 Match Point
12/02/06 Me and You and Everyone We Know
12/05/06 School of Rock
12/11/06 An Inconvenient Truth
12/20/06 Grizzly Man
01/10/07 Memory of a Killer
01/14/07 Hidden (Cache)
01/15/07 Little Miss Sunshine
01/20/07 Cinderella Man
02/06/07 The Devil Wears Prada
02/16/07 Flags of Our Fathers
03/25/07 The Sopranos - Season 2
04/19/07 Melinda and Melinda
05/11/07 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
05/21/07 Last King Of Scotland
06/06/07 Deliver Us From Evil
06/11/07 The Sopranos - Season 3
07/10/07 Raging Bull
08/24/07 The Day of the Jackal
09/06/07 Black Snake Moan
10/16/07 Taxi Driver
10/22/07 Sidewalks of New York
10/26/07 Notes on a Scandal
11/01/07 Reign Over Me
12/05/07 High Fidelity
12/09/07 The Queen
12/17/07 The Office - Season 1
12/27/07 Finding Nemo
03/12/08 The Darjeeling Limited
03/14/08 The Rage in Placid Lake
When all the world is young, lad, And all the trees are green; And every goose a swan, lad, And every lass a queen; Then hey for boot and horse, lad, And round the world away; Young blood must have its course, lad, And every dog his day.
When all the world is old, lad, And all the trees are brown; And all the sport is stale, lad, And all the wheels run down; Creep home, and take your place there, The spent and maimed among: God grant you find one face there, you loved when all was young.
"A lot of time, you just have to go down many roads to get where you are going...The important thing is to keep moving." Bob Dylan, 1971.
The question is not what we are willing to kill for" rekao je Gandhi "but what are we willing to die for."
Mirsad, it was a name for Sarajevo, not for London. Now his name is Miro, but I think he should love his name. Names in my country are like flags, you can live or die because of your name.
"L.A. is a strange place. As long as you think it's strange, then you're all right. I think it's strange, and I am pretty damn strange too." Bono, 1989.
"Non bene pro toto libertas venditur auro"
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Evo odgovora na pitanje drage nam ClockWork:
Optimizam je kakvog nisam vidio dugo, Ovo su moji vec treci izbori, i nikada nije bilo ovako uzbudenje. Jon Stewart, komicar, je rekao da je prvi puta u zivotu vidio eye contact na ulicama New Yorka. Iako je Terminator republikanac, Kali je o Regana debelo Demoratska (zato su i proglasili Bamu za predsjednika te minute kada su se zatvorila biracka mjesta ovdje na zapadu). Ja misam pre-lud za Obamom, ali sta je je, ljudi su sretni i vidi se da je "hope" i "change" u zraku. Koliko od toga ce ostati kada prode medeni mjesec, budemo vidjeli.
Mislim da crnci na zalost grijese, jel misle da sada vise nece biti rasizma i da je sve u buduce oke, ali da je netko koji je crn i koji se jos zove Hussein uspio preci/proci sve predrasude, je zaista povjesni dogadaj o kojemu ce nasa dijeca citati u skolskim knigama, i po mome koji ide odma uz govore MLK-a i JFK-a.
Nadalje, meni osobno koji sam u bankarskom/financijskom sektoru, optimizam u buducnost i manja bojazljivost moze puno pomoci da se vratim na zelene grane i da se svi izvadimo iz ove sada vise ne samo Amercike vec i Svjetske krize...prema tome, bring it on. Yes WE Can !!!
-I still love you all-B