Watch David Bowie Perform ‘Oh! You Pretty Things’ In Special 1972 Performance [HD Video]

first_imgFrom the Best of Bowie DVD, this video was recorded on February 8, 1972 for The Old Grey Whistle Test on BBC, though it wasn’t broadcasted until over ten years later. The song was written by David Bowie in 1971 for the album Hunky Dory and features simple piano playing with powerful lyrics that question the dedication of present society.Ten years into his career, Bowie was entering his Ziggy Stardust stage and influencing popular culture to join his trends of anti-traditionalism. “Oh! You Pretty Things” invokes concepts of the ever-evolving races of humanity, providing images of strangers joining to better understand the state of society, with refrain lyrics like “You gotta make way for the Homo Superior” and ongoing urges to “wake up” and think about “the world to come.”Watch the uplifting performance below:Tedeschi Trucks Band included the Bowie song as a bonus track on their most recent album Let Me Get By. Watch a live version below:last_img read more

Man Pleads Guilty to Fatally Choking Suffolk Corrections Officer

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Anthony Oddone pleaded guilty Wednesday to manslaughter in the death of a Suffolk County Correction’s Officer moonlighting as a bouncer in the Hamptons.Anthony Oddone, whose conviction in a fatal Hamptons bar brawl was overturned last year, pleaded guilty Wednesday to manslaughter at the urging of the victim’s family who expressed reservations about reliving the case a second time at trial, prosecutors said.As part of the agreement, Oddone, 31,will return to court on March 19 when he’ll be sentenced to five years and four months in prison, the same amount of time he’s served in an upstate prison, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office said.“While the office was confident of earning another conviction, the victim’s family wanted to be spared the trauma of a second jury trial, and their wishes were the primary factor in the decision to accept Oddone’s guilty plea,” District Attorney Thomas Spota said through a spokesman.The guilty plea stems from the fatal Aug. 7, 2008 bar fight in which off-duty Suffolk County Corrections Officer Andrew Reiser, who was moonlighting as a bouncer at Southampton Publick House, was chocked to death. Resier was declared brain dead two days after the fight.The two became involved in scuffle after Oddone refused Reiser’s orders to get down from a table he was dancing on top of, prosecutors said.Oddone was convicted of manslaughter in 2010. But a New York State Appellate Court last December overturned the verdict and ordered a new trial because of the prosecutors refusal to allow his defense attorney to refresh the memory of a witness whose testimony about the length of the chokehold conflicted with earlier statements she had made.Oddone’s attorney could not be reached for comment.last_img read more

Approval for townhouses gives buyers a choice

first_img46 Burlington Street, East Brisbane.The property, in one of Brisbane’s blue-chip suburbs, sold on September 5 for $990,000.The buyers have the choice to keep the property as it stands and land bank, transform the Queensland into a family home, or renovate the existing house and build a further two dwellings.“This was a rare opportunity to secure a sensational parcel of prime East Brisbane real estate enjoying great development potential,” Ms Roche said.The property is a short stroll to the iconic Gabba Cricket Ground, Churchie, bus transport, Mowbray Park City Cat Terminal, local parks and an array of restaurants, cafes and wine bars. 46 Burlington Street, East Brisbane.A four-bedroom, one-bathroom property at East Brisbane has sold for just shy of $1 million.Ray White – East Brisbane selling agent Madi Roche marketed the property at 46 Burlington St as being “ready to go with DA approval confirmed”.“Envisage three freehold dwellings on this 607sq m allotment (existing dwelling plus two townhouses),” she said in her listing.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“The approved plans will be available to all genuine buyers.”last_img read more

TER prototypes take to the rails

first_imgINTRO: The first of two pre-production TER regional diesel trainsets for French National Railways was unveiled at Orléans on March 26NINE of France’s 20 région presidents attended the ceremonies at Orléans station on March 26 to mark the arrival of French National Railways’ first TER diesel trainset. Their presence was more than symbolic; 11 of the régions are buying 105 of the streamlined railcars at Fr24·75m each to take over local and cross-country passenger services outside the Paris suburban area.The arrival of the first set at the capital of Centre région came almost three years after Centre’s President Maurice Dousset signed the joint development convention with SNCF on behalf of the régions. The two pre-series units are due to enter revenue service on Centre’s Paris – Chateaudun – Vendlast_img read more

Enerplex parking lot shows ‘green’ design

first_imgThe heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding that occurred on July 29 affected many low-lying areas in the city, including parking lots.However, new designs in parking lots have decreased the possibility of such flooding problems as what occurred at the Totem Mall.The Enerplex parking lot is one that was designed in a more ‘green’ manner.- Advertisement -According to the Director of Engineering Services Horacio Galanti, the lot was designed with a Storm Detention System, with two catchment areas. During a rainfall, the water travels along the surface to various catchbasins positioned around the parking lot and into a system of underground pipes.From the pipes, the water is stored in underground plastic chambers and subsequently released into the main storm system at a controlled rate.Together, both catchment areas can hold up to 225 cubic metres of water at any one time and would take approximately 2-3 hours to empty.Advertisement The design of the system allows the area to act similarly to a grass surface.Under the new Subdivision and Development Servicing Bylaw, this type of system has been mandatory in residential subdivisions and large commercial and institutional areas since June 2009.last_img read more