[Media] What are you listening to _right now_?

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  1. goose

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  2. Novak

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    About the German Sinto boxer Johann 'Rukeli' Trollman.

    'Trollmann became famous in the late 1920s. On 9 June 1933, he fought for the German light-heavyweight title and although he clearly led by points over his opponent Adolf Witt, the fight was judged "no result". The audience rebelled, and the Nazi officials were forced to acknowledge Trollmann as the victor. Six days later, however, he was again stripped of the title. A new fight was scheduled for 21 July, with Gustav Eder as Trollmann's opponent. Trollmann was threatened that he had to change his "dancing" style or lose his licence. Trollmann, of Sinti heritage, arrived the day of the match with his hair dyed blonde and his face whitened with flour, the caricature of an Aryan. He took the blows of his opponent as he was asked for five rounds before he collapsed.

    The persecution of Sinti and Roma in Germany dramatically increased in the following years. Sterilization often preceded their internment in concentration camps, and Trollmann too underwent this operation. In 1939 he was drafted into the Wehrmacht, and fought on the eastern front. He was wounded in 1941 and was returned to Germany as a result. The Gestapo arrested him in June 1942, and he was interned in Neuengamme concentration camp. He tried to keep a low profile, but the camp commandant had been a boxing official before the war and recognized Trollmann. He used Trollman as a trainer for his troops during the nights. The prisoners committee decided to act, as Trollman's health deteriorated. They faked his death and managed to get him transferred to the adjacent camp of Wittenberge under an assumed identity. The former star was soon recognized and the prisoners organized a fight between him and Emil Cornelius, a former criminal and hated Kapo (a prisoner given privileges for taking on responsibilities in the camp, often a convict working for a reduced sentence or parole). Inevitably Trollmann won. Cornelius soon sought revenge for his humiliation and forced Trollmann to work all day until he was exhausted, before attacking and killing him with a shovel. Trollmann was just 35 years old.'
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    But hey let's make another biopic about Steve Jobs.
     
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  3. GlitteryCake

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    I am very happy to say that I saw Tove Lo in concert last night.

    I picked up her album without any intention of becoming a huge fan and wow, I contradicted myself!

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    (Taken by me)

     
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  4. Novak

    Novak Active Member

    Whoa, that's some grade A concert photography. Magazine worthy.
     
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  5. Bigxavy

    Bigxavy New Member

    ViniloVersus! an excellent rock band from Venezuela!
     
  6. GlitteryCake

    GlitteryCake Active Member



    Crash Test Dummies were my favourite band for a majority of my childhood. I enjoy his low voice!
     
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  7. Deadlock

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    Blast from the past ... haven't heard that for 20 years!
     
  8. Skevin

    Skevin Member



    Another blast from the past, because yes, 2013 qualifies as the past. Britney exhibits her impressive vocal range. A one to watch.
     
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  9. Deadlock

    Deadlock Pacmonster

    Even with the sound down I liked that :razz::biggrin:
     
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  12. GlitteryCake

    GlitteryCake Active Member



    Happy Holidays.
     
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  14. Atreyu

    Atreyu Member

    If you listen to this with some good headphones, its like you are on an intense adventure! :eek::biggrin:

     
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  16. Peter

    Peter Administrator

    This is simple but an Old Skool classic and I love it:

     
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