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Dhamptastic

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A historian's view: The timeline is screwed up.

For instance, the Battle of Jaxartes was three years after Alexandria by Egypt was founded. Further: the lyrics make no distinction between which Alexandria was founded. There were something like 18 Alexandrias founded, or renamed, by Alexander. Does it mean Alexandria on the Oxus? Alexandria Ariana? Alexanderia the Furthest? (which was less further than other Alexandrias)

And he swore to "free" Asia Minor? Worthington, I think I recall, argued for a possibility that maybe Philip II was seeking vengeance for the Persian Wars: conflicts in which Macedon generally sided with Persia. Implying they sought to expunge their own disgrace for being on the wrong side, politically, even if Persia does get a "technical victory" for removing Greece as a threat (assuming you disagree with ancient Greek sources which say Persia wanted purely conquest, which disagree with all other ancient sources which agree that Persia wanted to secure their flank by beating Greece down, which they did). Anyway, there's no real grounds for agreeing with Macedonian propaganda that Alexander sought "freedom" for Ionian Greeks. But a hell of a lot for generally agreeing with Greek propaganda that Alexander simply wanted to conquer. After all, Alexander would have achieved the former goal after one battle. And was offered it after Issus, and declined it "...if I were Parmenion".

Anyway.

Also, Darius fled after Arbela (Gaugamela), in verse 4, not in verse three. And fled isn't the right word. He sought to build a new army out of the majority of the empire that remained, but Bessus killed him. And Bessus is the one who fled, to solidify control over the eastern half of the empire. And the ensuing campaign is the rest of verse 3, as Alexander invaded Bactria and Sogdiana to secure recalcitrant Satrapys...and tangle with the Scythians to secure his northern flank in a similar way as the Persians probably invaded Greece to secure their western.

WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME, BRUCE DICKINSON?

Great song.
 

Dadditude

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I like a lot of different music, but this one - I can't even remember I originally discovered it. It was, however, instant love.


This one, though, I remember seeing the video for it on a Channel Frederator podcast (I don't think they still do one anymore), and again it was love at first listen.
 

BobCrees

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I got into Ska when I was in the Army serving in Germany -




The reason being that a) It had a good beat to dance to b) No one had any idea about 'Northern Soul'. But like they say Northern Soul was not just about the music, it was a 'Life Style'

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BobCrees

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Finally I have found a descent documentary on Northern Soul - Sorry it is 30 minutes long, but it does have some music in it and does help to explain my passion for the 'Scene'. I do hope you will listen to it all.


The last tune in the above video always gets me up on the 'floor' - Why as it was one of the last tunes played at Wigan Casino.


And even 35 years plus later, still brings a tear to my eye when I hear it.
 
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Dunadain

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This music used for a Zombiekitty teaser. Wayne never had a chance to carry through posting all this, but this was one of the best commercials for the game I've ever seen. Especially since it was all fan-made!

 

Secretz

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Lately I've been obsessed with the song "In the House in a Heartbeat" and all the various remixes and covers I run across. Here are some of the better ones I've run across...





The following will probably be reallly controversial...it's a mash up of "In the House" in a Heartbeat and "Omen" by The Prodigy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRnr8ZKPS4A
 
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