you look a bit perkier
npr:

nprontheroad:

This is the calm before the storm known as WOMEX.
Every October, thousands of music professionals — artists, managers, presenters, label executives, press folks and the like — descend on some European city for five days of nonstop showcases, panel discussions, meetings, film screenings and schmoozing. Officially, it’s the World Music Expo, but I’ve never heard anybody call it that in all the years I’ve been coming, off and on. (This is my seventh time at this particular rodeo.)

A friend of mine calls this the “WOMEX vortex,” and he’s not wrong. This is SXSW for the international set, and where a huge chunk of music business transactions take place, with more than 2000 delegates coming from about 100 countries. Want to know what hot acts from Europe, Asia, Africa and beyond are going to be hitting the North American touring circuit in the next one to two years? This is the place to find most of them first.

WOMEX moves to a different European city every year. This year’s WOMEX is taking place in Santiago de Compostela, a small city in the northwest of Spain, in the region of Galicia. Santiago is best known as a pilgrimage site for devoted Catholics, who walk hundreds of miles across ancient paths to reach the Santiago Cathedral and what, as legend has it, is the tomb of the apostle James.

But as of tomorrow, the tourist mix is going to include a couple of thousand folks who might be more interested in Saint Cecilia — the patron saint of music. (Remember the old Simon and Garfunkel song?) Me, I’m taking one last deep breath today before diving in.

NPR Music’s Anastasia Tsioulcas is taking over our NPR on the Road Tumblr this week to blog about her trip to the WOMEX Festival, the “SXSW for the international set.” This year it’s taking place in Santiago de Compostela, a small city in the northwest of Spain. Questions for Anastasia? Send them to our inbox or the NPR on the Road inbox.
- Kate

npr:

nprontheroad:

This is the calm before the storm known as WOMEX.
Every October, thousands of music professionals — artists, managers, presenters, label executives, press folks and the like — descend on some European city for five days of nonstop showcases, panel discussions, meetings, film screenings and schmoozing. Officially, it’s the World Music Expo, but I’ve never heard anybody call it that in all the years I’ve been coming, off and on. (This is my seventh time at this particular rodeo.)
A friend of mine calls this the “WOMEX vortex,” and he’s not wrong. This is SXSW for the international set, and where a huge chunk of music business transactions take place, with more than 2000 delegates coming from about 100 countries. Want to know what hot acts from Europe, Asia, Africa and beyond are going to be hitting the North American touring circuit in the next one to two years? This is the place to find most of them first.
WOMEX moves to a different European city every year. This year’s WOMEX is taking place in Santiago de Compostela, a small city in the northwest of Spain, in the region of Galicia. Santiago is best known as a pilgrimage site for devoted Catholics, who walk hundreds of miles across ancient paths to reach the Santiago Cathedral and what, as legend has it, is the tomb of the apostle James.
But as of tomorrow, the tourist mix is going to include a couple of thousand folks who might be more interested in Saint Cecilia — the patron saint of music. (Remember the old Simon and Garfunkel song?) Me, I’m taking one last deep breath today before diving in.

NPR Music’s Anastasia Tsioulcas is taking over our NPR on the Road Tumblr this week to blog about her trip to the WOMEX Festival, the “SXSW for the international set.” This year it’s taking place in Santiago de Compostela, a small city in the northwest of Spain. Questions for Anastasia? Send them to our inbox or the NPR on the Road inbox.

- Kate

Ian McKellen, photograph by Graham Harrison (1981)

saralou23:

Tom & Charlotte - Peaky Blinders 2x03

jglnews:

Joseph Gordon-Levitt by Jeff Vespa
Joe is featured in a book called "The Art of Discovery: Hollywood Stars Reveal Their Inspirations", which gets released today. The picture above is a quick screencap from this “Making Of” video. If anybody purchases the book, please share what he says about his inspirations.

            

jglnews:

Joseph Gordon-Levitt by Jeff Vespa

Joe is featured in a book called "The Art of Discovery: Hollywood Stars Reveal Their Inspirations", which gets released today. The picture above is a quick screencap from this “Making Of” video. If anybody purchases the book, please share what he says about his inspirations.

            


- tommy by dustin cohen -

( my edit of the gift that keeps on giving )

- tommy by dustin cohen -

( my edit of the gift that keeps on giving )

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) You must get discouraged because more people believe in Santa Claus than in you. Well, let’s face it; Santa Claus has had more publicity, but being #2, perhaps you try harder.

charlie bane of olde, after pussy_posse

[  but charlie bane would rather watch tommy fight  ;o))  ]

Monkey-May / Cillian-Tommy - meet cute1
46 plays

— charlotte’s character intro — may fitz-carleton

goodness! / no, not much <— shelby version of meet cute

tommy / alfie - rules [NSFW]
262 plays

( just going with beginning cos reminds me too much of you-know-who )


"They never see you coming, do they Bob?"
    - The Drop (2014)
"They never see you coming, do they Bob?"
    - The Drop (2014)
Ricki Tarr, Tinker Tailor Solider Spy

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— have ferret will travel —


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tennessee …


Tennessee Williams &amp; Marlon Brando (1948)

Tennessee Williams & Marlon Brando (1948)

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  * JUST COUNT HOW MANY TIMES OUR TOM (HARDY) IS MENTIONED *

pbsthisdayinhistory:

October 16, 1859: John Brown Attacks the Armory at Harpers Ferry
On this day in 1859, abolitionist John Brown set out for the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia in an attempt to capture guns and incite a slave revolution. 
Things didn’t go according to plan. The local militia pinned Brown and his men down. In the end, ten of Brown’s men were killed (including two blacks and both of his sons), seven were captured (two of these later), and five had escaped. 
Brown and his surviving men were quickly tried, sentenced, then executed. John Brown’s statements during his trial reached the nation, inspiring many with his righteous indignation toward slavery. The raid ultimately hastened the advent of the Civil War. 
Learn more details on the Harpers Ferry Raid with American Experience's detailed recap. 
Image: Harper’s Weekly Illustration of U.S. Marines attacking the firehouse which John Brown used as a fort during his raid on Harper’s Ferry.

pbsthisdayinhistory:

October 16, 1859: John Brown Attacks the Armory at Harpers Ferry

On this day in 1859, abolitionist John Brown set out for the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia in an attempt to capture guns and incite a slave revolution. 

Things didn’t go according to plan. The local militia pinned Brown and his men down. In the end, ten of Brown’s men were killed (including two blacks and both of his sons), seven were captured (two of these later), and five had escaped. 

Brown and his surviving men were quickly tried, sentenced, then executed. John Brown’s statements during his trial reached the nation, inspiring many with his righteous indignation toward slavery. The raid ultimately hastened the advent of the Civil War. 

Learn more details on the Harpers Ferry Raid with American Experience's detailed recap. 

Image: Harper’s Weekly Illustration of U.S. Marines attacking the firehouse which John Brown used as a fort during his raid on Harper’s Ferry.