On August 28, 1955, while visiting family in Money, Mississippi, 14-year-old Emmett Till, an African American from Chicago, is brutally murdered for allegedly flirting with a white woman four days earlier.  His assailants—the white woman’s husband and her brother—made Emmett carry a 75-pound cotton-gin fan to the bank of the Tallahatchie River and ordered him to take off […]

Apart from being a blues musician, Thomas was a gravedigger and folk artist known for his sculptures featuring actual human teeth.

Born 14 October 1926 in Eden, Mississippi, died 26 June 1993 in Greenville, Mississippi. Thomas was raised by his grandparents, who gave him his nickname “Son” as a term of endearment. In 1967 he was discovered by researcher William Ferris, who documented his life in the book “Blues From The Delta” and in five films.

The Pentagon Papers, officially titled Report of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Vietnam Task Force, is a United States Department of Defense history of the United States’ political and military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967. The papers were released by Daniel Ellsberg, who had worked on the study; they were first brought to the attention of the […]

The Alien in the Freezer case (or should we call it The Muppet in the Freezer) was an alleged encounter with an extraterrestrial being fabricated by John Bradley Rutter, going under the alternate identity “Dr. Johnathan Reed”. The story became popular across the UFO and alien research community for many years, but was ultimately exposed as hoax. Dr. Jonathan Reed […]

This blogpost is mainly for those new to these music genres, but the veterans might enjoy the documentaries included on this page. A BBC documentary from 1994, one on LTJ Bukem, Goldie etc.

I mainly have experience and knowledge within the Drum ‘n Bass scene, the 1990’s is what is closest to my heart, and especially the so-called “Liquid” stuff without vocals is what gets me.

Rude boy, rudeboy, rudie, rudi, and rudy are slang terms that originated in 1960s Jamaican street culture, and that are still used today. In the late 1970s, there was a revival in England of the terms rude boy and rude girl, among other variations, being used to describe fans of two-tone ska. The use of these terms moved into the more contemporary ska punk movement as well. […]

The phantom time hypothesis is a historical conspiracy theory asserted by Heribert Illig. First published in 1991, it hypothesizes a conspiracy by the Holy Roman Emperor Otto III, Pope Sylvester II, and possibly the Byzantine Emperor Constantine VII, to fabricate the Anno Domini dating system retrospectively, in order to place them at the special year of AD 1000, and to rewrite history. According to this scenario, the entire Carolingian period, including the figure of Charlemagne, is a fabrication, with a “phantom time” of 297 years (AD 614–911) added to the Early Middle Ages.