The Mix

DRB Feel-Good Issue #23

Link – by Avi Abrams

Some joyful stuff to brighten up your day
Mixed images flow: cars, girls, etc.

Welcome to the new issue of Dark Roasted Blend’s “Feel-Good” series: mostly bright and sweet collection of images designed to propel you along your day with a smile on your face and a spring in your gait.

ChronodeVFD: A Cyberpunk Wristwatch (William Gibson and Reddit approved), build around the Soviet-surplus IVL2-7/5 VFD display tube by J. M. De Cristofaro, aka “johngineer” – more info

(image credit: J. M. De Cristofaro)



“Arms Outstretched”, by Hanyijie – see more here

(image credit: Hanyijie)

“The Orbit” by Carlos NCT from Spain:

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Some great vintage Japanese sci-fi covers and posters:


Mixed fresh links for today:

The Surprising Complexity of Old-School Calculators – [wow tech]
Galloping, dinosaur-eating crocodiles in Sahara – [stuff of nightmares]
Ursula Le Guin’s Brave Speech – [at the National Book Awards]
Insect sculptures made from the old watch parts – [geek art]
Mordor? No, Iceland! Very Beautiful – [wow nature]
California: A Dangerous Place – [wow book, highly recommended]
If you travel in Japan, you need to know this – [info, pics]
Epic World-Record Truck Jump – [wow video]
Satisfying: Industrial Wood Splitter – [cool video]
Must See Car-Ad, press “R” while watching – [wow video]
The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made – [wow video]
Japan Maglev Train, French Train Speed Record – [wow videos]
Skyscraper World’s Tallest Roller Coaster – [wow video, preview]
Try this game on GamesFreak – [if bored]



Currently listening to: (feel free to copy/paste this in YouTube and listen on!)

Paul McCartney – “So Bad” (classic pop, 1983)
West End Boys – “Summertime” (UK sunshine, 1974)
Margie Singleton – “Magic Star” (vocal version of “TelStar”, 1964)
Riz Ortolani – Theme from “Non si sevizia un Paperino” (Italian movie, 1974)
Deas Vail – “Cages” (neat alternative, 2009)
Paul McCartney & Wings – “The Broadcast” (just a guy talking, 1979)
Luis Bacalov – Theme from “Lo Chiamavano King” (epic western, 1971)
Secret – “Serdce Na Tvoem Beregu” (Russian, ELO-style, 1987)
Marco Rochowski – “Cosmic Renaissance” (neo space-synth, Germany, 2009)
The Marvingers – “Leave the Light On” (cool guitar instrumental, 2010)
The Corrs – “My Lagan Love” (beautiful Irish song, 2005)
The Sundowners – “Blue-Green Eyes” (UK acid psych pop, 1968)
Milk & Honey – “Hallelujah” (no, not that Leonard Cohen’s song)
Ennio Morricone – “Ricerca dell’anima gemella” (from “Al Cuore Si Comanda”, 2003)
The Unforscene – “Little Toy” (US garage scene, 1967)
Pupo – “Chissa se domani” (Italo-disco, 1981)
The String-A-Longs – “Mathilda” (surf revival instrumental, 1986)
Jane Birkin – “Fuir le bonheur de peur qu’il ne se sauve” (French chanson, romantic, 1983)
Bruno Nicolai – “Land Raiders” (epic western theme, 1970)
Jet – “Look What You’ve Done” (great power pop, 2003)
Jean-Michel Jarre – “The Emigrant” (live, epic melody, 1988)



BEAUTIFUL ACTRESSES: Anne Francis, Sarah Miles, Deborah Walley, Catherine Spaak, Jutta Hoffmann, Gigliola Cinquetti and more, with some cool vintage cars shown in-between.

Anne Francis

Catherine Spaak in “I Dolci Inganni” (1960)

Jane Fonda

Mitzi Gaynor

Christine Carere, Marylin Monroe

Deborah Walley

Sarah Miles

Pascale Petit

Susan Dey

Sally Field and Gigliola Cinquetti

Jutta Hoffmann

Ingrid Pitt, Leslie Caron

Britt Ekland

Russian actress Larisa Golubkina



Get rid of your TV!

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Magical winter forest in Switzerland, photographed by Robin Halioua:

(image credit: Robin Halioua)

“Opposites” together: Tom Jones with Janis Joplin, 1969 -


Some snow problems…

Getting ready for the Thanksgiving dinner!

American actress Mary Philbin vs. the Turkey Monster:

Until next time! Keep the sunshine, folks.