An Incredible Medley of Three Popular Iron Maiden Songs Performed on a Gorgeous Triple Neck Guitar

Musician Luca Stricagnoli, who previously performed a hauntingly beautiful cover of the U2 song ‘With or Without You‘ on his custom namesake triple neck guitar crafted by Italian luthier Davide Serracini, played an absolutely incredible original acoustic medley of three different Iron Maiden songs on that very same instrument.

“Iron Maiden”, arranged and performed by Luca on his Reversed Triple Neck Guitar built by Davide Serracini, is a medley of the band Iron Maiden. It contains three iconic pieces of the band: “Fear Of The Dark”, “The Trooper “and “Phantom Of The Opera”.

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A Wayward Chicken Rudely Walks Across a Freshly Paved Concrete Sidewalk Leaving a Trail of Footprints

While workers in Mooroolbark Victoria, Australia were laying down a new sidewalk, a wayward chicken came out of nowhere and rudely walked across the wet cement, leaving a trail of distinctive footprints in her wake. The clever workers decided to find a way to keep the bird occupied while they fixed the mess she made.

So we were working away in a busy suburban area when I look up to find a nothing but a chicken walking through all our freshly paved work. We bullfloated the concrete and chicken got distracted by the yellow star picket caps and pecked at them for the rest of the job.

Chicken Footprints in cement

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How Perfectionism Combined With a Rotating Roster of Brilliant Session Musicians Made Steely Dan So Good

In a brilliantly and detailed analysis, the knowledgeable music essayist Polyphonic takes a look at the absolute genius of Steely Dan. He specifically speaks to the absolute need for perfection on the parts of both Walter Becker and Donald Fagen that drove them to use a rotating roster of absolutely brilliant session musicians whose respective styles embodied the mood of the specific song.

While Steely Dan is driven by the core two members Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, those two alone don’t make up the band. In fact I think the proper way to think of Steely Dan isn’t even really as a band. Instead I think that Steely Dan was an aesthetic carefully curated by Becker and Fagen and that aesthetic is one that relied on intense perfectionism, unique lyricism and a rotating roster of talented session musicians.

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Jim Cummings, The Iconic Voice Behind Winnie the Pooh, Tigger and Darkwing Duck

Jim Cummings, the iconic voice behind Winnie the Pooh and Tigger too, sat down with Great Big Story to talk about his amazing career in voice-over work. In addition to the classic A. A. Milne. characters, Cummings has also provided his affable voice to such characters as Razoul in Aladdin, KAA in Jungle Book 2, Ray in The Princess and the Frog, Pete of The Goof Troop and his favorite Darkwing Duck.

What do the lovable Winnie the Pooh and the ferocious Tasmanian Devil have in common? Voice actor Jim Cummings! He’s brought the honey-obsessed bear (and sidekick Tigger) to life for the last 30 years. And that’s not to mention some 400 other credits…We sat down with Jim to uncover the man behind the voice, and to learn which of his iconic characters he identifies with most closely (hint: it’s someone who wears a cape).

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Italian Free Immersion Diver With a Fin Sets Women’s World Record at an Astounding Depth of 107 Meters

On the very last day of the 2018 Vertical Blue competition at Dean’s Blue Hole, Bahamas, Italian free immersion diver Alessia Zecchini set the women’s world record for the deepest dive in the shortest amount of time with fin. Zecchini pierced the surface of the water and then descended straight as an arrow down until she reached her mark at an astounding 107 meters. She then turned around and came right back up just as smoothly. This who process took less than four minutes to accomplish. The beautiful footage of this incredible feat was taken by Diveye Cinematography.

On the very last day of #VB2018 Alessia Zecchini cements her position as the winner among the female athletes and the absolute overall points winner for the entire competition (including beating the men!)

Also on that same day Japanese diver Sayuri Kinoshita set the record for deepest dive without fin to an amazing 97 meters down in just a hair over two minutes. The ascension took the whole time to just a bit under four minutes.

On the last day of #VB2018 Sayuri Kinoshita proves she is a force to be reckoned with when she takes back the free immersion World Record from Alessia Zecchini and wins gold with this powerful WR setting performance to 97m FIM.

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At Eternity’s Gate, A Semi-Factual Biographical Film That Goes Inside the Brilliant Mind of Vincent Van Gogh

At Eternity’s Gate is a very creative, semi-factual, fantastic biographical film by Julian Schnabel that goes inside the brilliant mind of the tortured and beleaguered artist Vincent Van Gogh (Willem DaFoe) and his interactions with other such as his his brother Theo (Rupert Friend), a priest (Mads Mikkelson) and most famously Paul Gaugin (Oscar Isaac). The film will be part of the New York City Film festival on October 12, 2018, then widely released on November 16, 2018.

This is not a forensic biography, but rather scenes based on Vincent van Gogh’s (Academy Award® Nominee Willem Dafoe) letters, common agreement about events in his life that present as facts, hearsay, and moments that are just plain invented.

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— Mads Mikkelsen Official (@theofficialmads) September 5, 2018

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Talented One-Armed Musician Brilliantly Performs a Beautiful Violin Arrangement With a Prosthetic Bow Arm

Violin With Prosthetic Arm

Manami Ito is a woman of many talents. Not only is she a champion Japanese paralympic swimmer and nurse by trade, she also plays the violin beautifully. This list of accomplishments alone would be quite impressive, but with Ito, it’s even more so because she only has one arm. Ito’s lack of limb doesn’t appear to present a problem as she uses a minimal prosthetic arm that moves and flexes smoothly with the bow.

(translated) her indomitable spirit captures many audiences. A lecture and a duet like a violin is a brilliant woman acknowledged by everyone.

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If You Fall, A Loving Father Teaches His Daughter How to Ride a Bicycle in the Face of Family Discord

In the wonderfully heartwarming animation “If You Fall” by Tisha Deb Pallai, a little girl named Lila is learning how to ride a bicycle, but is not yet ready to ride alone. As this is happening, Lila’s parents, he a struggling artist and she a television news reporter, are finding themselves at odds due to the disparity between their respective income and time, causing d great deal of resentment. When Lila goes for her first solo bike ride, she ends breaks her leg but in doing so, repairs her fractured family.

8 year old Lila takes on the daunting task of learning how to cycle, as she faces an unfamiliar parental role-reversal at home.

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Stunning Short Film About a Visitor to an Uninhabited Planet Shot Entirely by a Drone in the Utah Desert

The Visitor” by Australian filmmaker and designer Pete Majarich is an absolutely stunning, atmospheric short film about a lone astronaut exploring the vast expanse of red-dusted land upon an uninhabited planet. This fantastic piece was shot entirely using the “active track” feature on a DJI Mavic Air drone, which captured from above the seemingly extra-terrestrial landscape of the southern Utah desert inside Monument Valley.

Looking Out

Walking on the Desert

The Visitor Mountains

Armed with a camera drone, I travelled to Utah to capture the alienesque landscape of the desert on film. …Like many people, I’ve always wanted to visit Mars. But, it’s so far away. Last month I did the next best thing: I traveled to the deserts of Southern Utah. The landscapes there are otherwordly. Desolate. Stark. Abandoned. Millions of miles of dry, dusty red rock. You can truly get a sense of the millions of years of wind and water it’s taken to form the terrain.

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