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Re: What song are you listening to right now?
« Reply #240 on: 10 Dec 2019, 01:16 »

Re: What song are you listening to right now?
« Reply #241 on: 10 Dec 2019, 16:35 »
Anyone going to hop on this Christmassy tangent, or are we all a bunch of humbugs?  (roll)

Sure :P




WT jeebus F was that?!  (laugh) (laugh)

Re: What song are you listening to right now?
« Reply #242 on: 12 Dec 2019, 16:04 »
Ms Hunt's from another thread:


Re: What song are you listening to right now?
« Reply #243 on: 12 Dec 2019, 16:05 »
OK back to Christmas:


Re: What song are you listening to right now?
« Reply #244 on: 18 Dec 2019, 23:02 »
I'm a history nerd and a Swede, I pretty much had to link this:

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Re: What song are you listening to right now?
« Reply #245 on: 19 Dec 2019, 20:12 »

Re: What song are you listening to right now?
« Reply #246 on: 21 Dec 2019, 14:06 »
I'm a history nerd and a Swede, I pretty much had to link this:


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In an era characterized by almost endless warfare, Gustavus Adolphus inherited three simultaneous and ongoing wars of his father at the age of sixteen. Two of these were border wars with Russia and Denmark, and a more personal war (at least for his father) with Gustavus' first cousin, King Sigismund III Vasa of Poland.[7] Of these three wars that were passed onto his rule, the Danish war was the most acute one.[8]

During his reign, Sweden rose from the status of a Baltic Sea basin regional power to one of the great powers of Europe and a model of early modern era government. Gustavus Adolphus is famously known as the "father of modern warfare",[9] or the first great modern general. Under his tutelage, Sweden and the Protestant cause developed a number of excellent commanders, such as Lennart Torstensson, who would go on to defeat Sweden's enemies and expand the boundaries and the power of the empire long after Gustavus Adolphus's death in battle. Spoils meant he became a successful bookraider in Europe, targeting Jesuit collections.[10]

Called "The Golden King" and "The Lion of the North", he made Sweden one of the great powers of Europe, in part by reforming the administrative structure. For example, he began parish registration of the population, so that the central government could more efficiently tax and conscript the people.[11] Historian Christer Jorgensen argues that his achievement in the field of economic reform, trade, modernization, and the creation of the modern bureaucratic autocracy was as great as his exploits on the battlefields. His domestic reforms, which transformed a backward, almost medieval economy and society, were in fact not only the foundations for his victories in Germany, but also absolutely crucial for the creation and survival of the Swedish Empire.[12]

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustavus_Adolphus_of_Sweden

Wow, that's quite the CV. (laugh) I have to admit I know none of the main actors from the Swedish Empire, but I'll definitely read up more on this guy.

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Re: What song are you listening to right now?
« Reply #247 on: 24 Dec 2019, 15:49 »
TVTV$ - Daddy drank our Christmas money
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Re: What song are you listening to right now?
« Reply #248 on: 27 Dec 2019, 20:41 »

Re: What song are you listening to right now?
« Reply #249 on: 29 Dec 2019, 11:25 »
Wow, that's quite the CV. (laugh) I have to admit I know none of the main actors from the Swedish Empire, but I'll definitely read up more on this guy.
That's the great thing about Sabaton, all their best songs have a great history lesson in them!

Anyway, as great a strategist as Gustavus Adolphus was, one of his main faults was overeating, and it's even said his weight contributed to him being killed in Leipzig as he was too
heavy for his nearest men to carry him to safety after he got injured. So naturally, Swedes decided to commemorate his death day by eating a pastry!

Re: What song are you listening to right now?
« Reply #250 on: 31 Dec 2019, 06:54 »
And I guess you could reenact  one of his wars by buying a jelly danish and smashing it into a Gustavus pastry?









Sorry I’ll let myself out...
« Last Edit: 31 Dec 2019, 06:57 by manannan »

Re: What song are you listening to right now?
« Reply #251 on: 01 Jan 2020, 22:06 »
And I guess you could reenact  one of his wars by buying a jelly danish and smashing it into a Gustavus pastry?









Sorry I’ll let myself out...
Well, technically it was the Germans that got to him at Leipzig, but I guess doing combining the pastry with a bratwurst wouldn't be as tasty!  (laugh)

Re: What song are you listening to right now?
« Reply #252 on: 04 Jan 2020, 09:37 »


Edit: I found kind of a cool fan made vid:

« Last Edit: 04 Jan 2020, 12:29 by manannan »

Re: What song are you listening to right now?
« Reply #253 on: 04 Jan 2020, 21:13 »
I do enjoy some Crystal Castles.  Hadn't heard that song before.  I like the typical dark aesthetic.

The fan video is interesting for sure.  I'll have to find a copy of that freaky vampire movie they pulled the clips from.

I'm listening to Babes of Atlantis.  Current track is All Over Again.  Love this one.