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Originally posted by iwilliam
Originally posted by happykat39
Don't forget this 1936 British SciFi classic, "Things to Come", starring Raymond Massey. The inspiration for the Paul McCartney "Wings" band and initial album cover came from this movie and the group of people in the movie who called themselves "Wings Over the World".
Very interesting connection. Can you please tell me where you got this info?
I googled something like "wings mccartney 'things to come' " and the only relevant link I noticed was this:
Which does seem to have a speculative tone.
Also-- to which album are you referring? Wikipedia says their first album was "Wild Life" and the cover depicts the band in a stream, so I'm confused. Interestingly, the link I gave above also mentions the album cover thing. Elaboration would be appreciated.
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The band name is said to have come to McCartney as he was praying in the hospital while Linda was giving birth to their second child together, Stella, in September 1971. Paul McCartney recalled in the film Wingspan that the birth of Stella was "a bit of a drama"; there were complications at the birth and that both Linda and the baby almost died. He was praying fervently and the image of wings came to his mind. He decided to name his new band "Wings".
Originally posted by intrptr
reply to post by happykat39
Interesting. The way I "recall" it was the Wings over the World tour was a tour of the world by jet. They flew everywhere they went so hence the name. Weren't they the "Band on the Run"?
But freaky poster as well. It looks like "Things to Come". And reminds me of all the bombing that goes on in the world today.
Originally posted by olaru12
On thing you forgot about the demise of the Roman Empire...
They poisoned themselves due to using Lead pipes and containers to carry water and wine.
Lead poison results in diminished mental capacity and insanity.
Lead in gasoline emissions springs to mind eh?edit on 1-1-2013 by olaru12 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by MrSpad
These things are fun but, of course completely inacurate. For every parallel you can find a hunded ways the differ, Even the parallels are only that at first glance. Fun exercise but that is all it is.
Originally posted by happykat39
There is some controversy as to whether or not Tyler actually authored this, but nevertheless it fits our national situation today so closely as to be scary.
Alexander Fraser Tyler, Cycle Of Democracy (1770)
A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury.
From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over lousy fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.
The average of the world's great civilizations before they decline has been 200 years. These nations have progressed in this sequence:
From bondage to spiritual faith
from faith to great courage
from courage to liberty
from liberty to abundance
from abundance to selfishness
from selfishness to Complacency
from complacency to apathy
from apathy to dependency
from dependency back again to bondage.
Originally posted by Shuye
reply to post by tothetenthpower
The Roman Empire also dictated the course of the world by their worldviews, culturally expanding themselves to wherever they could.
The Romans even came up with the term "Bread & Circuses", which means low cost entertainment was being used to distract the populace from the issues around them.
No doubt there are much similarities, history does repeats itself countlessly.