bang bang // pharmakon [nancy sinatra cover]
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The Dnepropetrovsk Maniacs - Killed 21 people, they started with small animals and moved to humans.
Please read the description before you decide wether or not to watch it.
"One video was leaked to the Internet, showing the murder of 48‑year-old Sergei Yatzenko. He is seen lying on his back in a wooded area, and is struck repeatedly in the face with a hammer held inside a plastic bag. One attacker stabs Yatzenko in the eye and abdomen with a screwdriver. Yatzenko is then struck with the hammer to ensure he is dead. The attack lasts over four minutes, during which the victim lapses in and out of consciousness. One murderer is seen smiling towards the camera during the video. The murderers walk back to their car, showing that the crime took place close to the side of a road, next to their parked car. They discuss the murder calmly, expressing mild surprise that the victim was still breathing after a screwdriver was plunged into his exposed brain. The suspects then wash their hands and the hammer with a water bottle, and begin to laugh.”
Not a video to be taken lightly, but an intense experience, this video is a great example of how the tools that humans have created can effect us in negative ways, it turns out that this video inspired a similar pair of young men in Russia:
“On April 5, 2011, two youths, Artem Anufriev (born 1992) and Nikita Lytkin (born 1993), known as the Academy maniacs were arrested in connection with six murders and attacks on residents in Akademgorodok in Irkutsk, Russia. The attacks, which involved a mallet and knife, began in December 2010. Both were arrested after a video recording showing a female body being mutilated with a knife was found on a camera belonging to Litkin’s uncle, who had become suspicious. According to media reports, the youths were influenced by reading about the Dnepropetrovsk maniacs on the Internet. A psychiatric examination found them sane, and they told doctors they chose weak people as their victims.”
Vance Joy - Riptide
I was introduced to this song on two occasions and have loved it since. It’s whimsical, catchy, and particularly summery (which is ironic since it snowed here in Edmonton yesterday).
Vance Joy took a very literal approach with the music video which is always fun. Seriously though. The next time you’re out dancing, try to literally dance out the lyrics. I promise that you’ll have a good time. And that’s what this song is for me. A good time.
Vance Joy is from Melbourne and Riptide comes from his 2013 EP God Loves You When You’re Dancing.
I hope you all enjoy this song and video and I hope you have a wonderful Saturday!
The times we had
oh, when the wind would blow with rain and snow
were not all bad
we put our feet just where they had, had to go
never to go
the shattered soul
following close but nearly twice as slow
in my good times
there were always golden rocks to throw
at those who, those who admit defeat too late
those were our times, those were our times
and i will love to see that day
that day is mine
when she will marry me outside with the willow trees
Neck, chest, waist to floor
Easy to take, you could take me in fours
Make me a deal, a day a piece
Take it all, just stay a week
I’ll take you in pieces
We can take it all apart
I’ve suffered shipwrecks right from the start
I’ve been underwater, breathing out and in
I think I’m losing where you end and I begin
Basic space, open air
Don’t look away, when there’s nothing there
I’m setting us in stone
Piece by piece, before I’m alone
Air tight, before we break
Keep it in, keep us safe
It’s a pool of boiling wax
I’m getting in
Let it set
Got to seal this in
Can’t adjust, Can’t relearn
Got to keep what I have, preserve