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Und der Haifisch, der hat Tränen...

15th Sep 2022

Und der Haifisch, der hat Tränen...

"Haifisch" (German: "Shark") is the third single from the 2009 album Liebe ist für alle da. Right before announcing the video premier, the info letter from Rammstein's website left this quote regardin …

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The Velvet Underground & Nico debut album

20th Jul 2022

The Velvet Underground & Nico debut album

Released in March 1967, the album was recorded in 1966 while the band was featured on Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable multimedia event tour. It gained attention for its experimental perform …

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NO MORE MR. NICE GUY | ALICE COOPER

16th Jul 2022

NO MORE MR. NICE GUY | ALICE COOPER

This was the third single from Billion Dollar Babies, the sixth studio album by Alice Cooper (the name of both the singer and the band at the time). This was the band's most commercially successful al …

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THE DIVISION BELL | PINK FLOYD

16th Jul 2022

THE DIVISION BELL | PINK FLOYD

Long-time Floyd collaborator Storm Thorgerson provided the album artwork. He is famously known for always recreating his cover shots in real life. He never employs trick photography, cropping or editi …

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LADY GODIVA | DON'T STOP ME NOW

16th Jul 2022

LADY GODIVA | DON'T STOP ME NOW

"Don't Stop Me Now" is a song by the British rock band Queen featured on their 1978 album Jazz that was released as a single in 1979. Written by Freddie Mercury. LADY GODIVA, Old English Godgifu …

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​JAUTRAIS PĀRĪTIS.

21st May 2022

​JAUTRAIS PĀRĪTIS.

LV    Pagājušā gadsimta 50. gados Rīgas Porcelāna fabrikā tika izgatavotas dažādas porcelāna figūriņas. Daudziem tās saistās ar atmiņām no pagājušajiem laikiem. Nostaļģija. Statuetes ir …

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LĪGO!

21st May 2022

LĪGO!

LV    Gada visīsākā nakts vairs nav aiz kalniem.Jāņi, Līgo vai Zāļu vakars – ko nu kurš svinam. Taču viens ir skaidrs – Jānis būs visu uzmanības centrā, lai kā šos svētkus saucam. Tad n …

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​The Piano Has Been Drinking.

2nd May 2022

​The Piano Has Been Drinking.

LV (English translation below)The Piano Has Been Drinking ir dziesma, kuru sarakstījis un izpildījis Toms Veitss (Tom Waits). Reti kurš mūziķis tik daudz un kompetenti ir dziedājis par alkoholu un tā …

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Latviešu kino citāti.

14th Nov 2021

Latviešu kino citāti.

Latviešu kino var vai nu patikt vai nepatikt, bet tas ir un paliek unikāls. Daudziem latviešu filmas ir neatņemama atmiņu sastāvdaļa. Filmas paliek atmiņā ar savu sižetu, labo aktieru tēlojumu, mūziku …

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nau.

6th Oct 2021

nau.

[LV] Latviešu leksikas kuplināšanā ievērojamu ieguldījumu ir devis lielākais latviešu dzejnieks Rainis. Jaunvārdu veidošana Rainim bija nepieciešama viņa literārajā darbībā, jo latviešu dzejas valoda …

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LZ 129 Hindenburg

23rd Sep 2021

LZ 129 Hindenburg

20 Sept 1968, Led Zeppelin (recording under the name of The Yardbirds) started recording their debut album at Olympic Studios, Barnes, London, England. The album took only about 36 hours of studio tim …

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FAT BOTTOMED GIRLS

23rd Sep 2021

FAT BOTTOMED GIRLS

On September 17, 1978, The video for Queen's single 'Bicycle Race' was filmed at Wimbledon Stadium, Wimbledon, UK. It featured 65 naked female professional models racing around the stadium's track on …

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DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

11th Jun 2021

DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

INVISIBLE SIDE OF THE MOON. Looking at the moon, you will surely see the familiar spots and shadows on its surface. Our ancestors saw exactly the same month after sunset many thousands of years a …

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​Vinyl is in fashion again!

4th May 2021

​Vinyl is in fashion again!

Vinyl is in fashion again!Fashion on vinyl records has returned, and there is no shortage of worshipers.I remembered my childhood. The parents had records at home, mostly various record studio Melodij …

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Mēs būsim lieli...

5th Apr 2021

Mēs būsim lieli...

Mēs jūs piespiedīsim mīlēt Raini! Dramaturgs Gunārs Priede lugu "Es jūs piespiedīšu mīlēt Raini" pabeidza 1973. gadā. Par pamatu lugas nosaukumam kļuva izteikums, kas piedēvēts kādai valdonīgai, taču …

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Jānis Rainis, galvā....

5th Apr 2021

Jānis Rainis, galvā....

Raiņa dzīvesbiedres Aspazijas dienasgrāmatas izpēte likusi apstrīdēt vienu no populārākajiem mītiem par Raiņa pseidonīma izvēli – izrādās, ka Jānis Pliekšāns savu pseidonīmu neesot vis izvēlējies no k …

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MAUKAS LOHI

24th Feb 2021

MAUKAS LOHI

As I have written before, my friends know that I often notice mistakes and inaccuracies in the use of language. I also notice the peculiarities of other languages or interesting translations that make …

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KALSARIKÄNNIT

11th Feb 2021

KALSARIKÄNNIT

At a time, when all kinds of gatherings and parties, cafes and bars are closed, there is nothing left but to have fun in your own home alone.What amazing opportunities sometimes hide different languag …

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The Hard One / Smagais

1st Feb 2021

The Hard One / Smagais

I've already written about my passion for music and my record collection. I listen to a variety of music - classical, jazz, blues and pop, but the largest and most basic part of my collection is hard …

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Deep Lilla

20th Jan 2021

Deep Lilla

I've translated into Latvian the name of one old, famous and still relevant rock band. Here's what came out. In turn, respecting the opinion of a rather well-known Latvian group (D …

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EDUARDS

10th Jan 2021

EDUARDS

If my son already has Paul's shirt design, then Eduard's design must have too! And there is no shortage of popular Eduards in Latvia. Here's one of them!Ja reiz manam dēlam ir Paula krekla dizain …

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PAULS

8th Jan 2021

PAULS

My son Eduards is a cool boy. Lively, open and friendly.At the age of three, he chose the name himself for baptism - Pauls. I decided to create a special shirt design for him with that name in honor o …

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HELLS ANGELS

7th Jan 2021

HELLS ANGELS

It's very personal. My cousins - Austris and Viesturs Bergmanis. To begin with, both of them at one time had a pretty serious impact on my musical tastes.Austris made electric guitars and all kin …

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​SAM/SME

7th Jan 2021

​SAM/SME

This is not for sale, I just want to brag a little.Once, working for Optibet, I created a logo for the world's TOP 1 beach volleyball team SAM / SME (Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Jānis Šmēdiņš) Šis …

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I Believe In ROCK! Es ticu ROKAM!

7th Jan 2021

I Believe In ROCK! Es ticu ROKAM!

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS DIG! (It is tricky to explain this pun to those who do not speak Latvian. Approximately – Latvian - ROKAM! = English - DIG! also ROCK!) One day I was ask …

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MANGAĻSALA

5th Jan 2021

MANGAĻSALA

MANGALSALA is a neighbourhood of Northern District in Riga, the capital of Latvia. It is located on the right bank of Daugava River, on the coast of Gulf of Riga. This is the very first part of the ci …

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Lat It Be

Posted by Alvis Inne on 3rd Nov 2020

Lat It Be

When the Republic of Latvia was proclaimed in 1918, it had no national currency. It was a currency chaos Russian Czarist Rubles and German Ostmarks were all used at the same time. The first Latvian na …

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