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By the time she left school, she’d already written songs like `Kiss With A Fist’, and knew she wanted to make music but not how to go about it. So after a year working behind a bar she went to art school, making tents under the desk to sleep off her hangovers while trying to convince her tutors she was an installation.

It wasn’t until she wrote the haunting `Between Two Lungs’ that it all came together. Instead of percussion, Florence pounded the studio walls with her hands. She built the melody on the piano even though it’s not an instrument she knows how to play, and recorded the backing vocals first, before writing the top line. It’s bonkers and totally unconventional, but of course it is also glorious - a strange but yearning song about losing yourself in love. “I’d found my voice, and I just felt euphoric,” she recalls. “It’s been a real process of me learning that the way I wanted to do it was actually the right way.

—  How coming up with Between Two Lungs cemented Flo’s sound

Mil V-8 single-engine prototype helicopter, the grandfather of the legendary Mi-8/17 series of transport/multirole helicopters.

Featuring a single AI-24 2,010 kW (2,700 shp) Soloviev turboshaft engine, originally designed to power fixed-wing aircraft, and a 4-bladed main rotor layout, it began as a simple upgrade to the piston-powered Mil Mi-4, as that was the only way her designer and founder of the Mil company, Mikhail Mil, could realize his dream of building an utilitarian turbine-powered helicopter, as the soviet military was happy with the Mi-4 and didn’t feel the need for a new machine.

The original single piston-engine Mi-4.

But thanks to Nikita Khrushchev, whom after a trip to America wanted a VIP helicopter of his own, like the S-58 he got to ride into, the machine was eventually developed into it’s current 2-engine and 5-blades design; the gas turbine, a Klimov TV2-117, being purposely-designed for helicopter use, earning the designation Mil Mi-8, NATO reporting name Hip

The VIP S-58, a VH-34D model that pushed Khrushchev into helping the Mi-8.

The TV2 gas turbine, the world’s most popular helicopter engine. 

Originally sold to the soviet civilian market, basically just Aeroflot, the advent of the Vietnam War and the greatly publicized use of the Bell UH-1 “Huey” in that war finally convinced the Soviet military to procure the aircraft, leading to massive orders and a production run that continues to this day, making the Mi-8/17 family THE most successful helicopter in history, with over 17,000 units produced, and in service with over 80 countries world-wide.

Many of the variants of this machine build over the years, from transport to attack, to even electronic warfare, the last machine being the MD revision that greatly reshaped the fuselage. 

In the case of my country Colombia, it entered service in 1996, after the arrival of 10 reconstructed Mi-17 1V variants (abandoned air frames left incomplete after the collapse of the USSR, that were later refurbished and finished and at a lower price), where it gained the nickname “La Papaya” (the Papaya) due to it’s shape, becoming the first helicopter model in Army service.

This machine is the closest we have to an actual flying truck, serving both civilian and military clients in every corner of the world, from the scorching African deserts, to the remove and unforgiving Himalayan mountains, a testament of the simple design philosophy of the soviets.
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By Organization for Transformative Works

Bandmate Bokuto Koutarou declines to comment

by Futakuchi Kenji, for Tokyo Daily

At the Light Machine concert last night, tensions ran high between pretty-boy frontman Oikawa Tooru and dark-haired guitarist Kuroo Tetsurou. Before their setlist was half done, the duo were glaring at each other across the stage, and when they left the venue after the show, drummer Bokuto Koutarou was walking between his bandmates to keep them separate.

When Tokyo Daily asked Bokuto for comment at the afterparty, he responded, “WOOOOOO!”. The interview was cut short when Bokuto then spilled the majority of his beer on the Tokyo Daily reporter’s jeans.

Light Machine’s new single, Spine Out Of Place, is out on iTunes now.

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Me: I love how soft Malec is. How every touch is significant, every look says more than a hundred cliche speeches ever could. How they perfectly encapsulate the feeling of falling in love for the first time, where the butterflies in your stomach have machine guns and a single word can make you feel like you can fly. 

Also Me: I don’t understand why they’re not making out every time they’re alone. You’re trying to tell me that a man who waited a century to find love again and one who finally accepted that it was okay to love whoever the hell he wanted aren’t going to be all over each other every chance they get? Warlocks I can buy, same with half-angel demon hunters, but this is trying my suspension of disbelief.