In the Lonely Hour (Deluxe Edition)
Sam Smith | Latch (Acoustic)
"Now I’ve got you in my space, I won’t let go of you."
Mahsuri was the daughter of a couple who moved from their native Phuket to the island of Langkawi in search of a better life. She was the most beautiful in all of Langkawiand married the warrior Wan Darus. As was required of him, her husband had to go to war, leaving Mahsuri behind to fend for herself. It was during this time that Mahsuri befriended a young man named Deraman. The village chief’s wife was jealous of Mahsuri’s beauty. She spread a rumour that Mahsuri was unfaithful and was having an affair with Deraman in the absence of Wan Darus. Eventually the rumours grew strong enough that the villagers openly accused her of adultery. Mahsuri pleaded her innocence, but no one believed her.
Mahsuri was to be tied to a tree and stabbed to death but it didn’t work. After every execution attempt failed, Mahsuri told them to kill her with her family’s kris. When she was stabbed, white blood flowed from the wound, signifying her innocence. Some birds flew above her to cover her body. With her dying breath, Mahsuri cursed Langkawi to have seven generations of bad luck. The kingdom was soon taken over by Siam. The villagers at Padang Mat Sirat burned their own paddy fields rather than let them fall into the hands of the Siamese.
White out in El Calafate, Argentina (November 2011)
Kanye West performs at the Wireless Music Festival in Birmingham on July 6, 2014
Carey Mulligan photographed by Carolina Palmgren, April 2011
Miroslav Klose announces his retirement from international football! Thank you for all the effort you have put into each and every game, in order to make each and every world and euro cup special for all of those watching. We will never forget your famous flips on the pitch. We salute you. You truly are a football legend.
We all know the story. Virginal girl, pure and sweet, trapped in the body of a swan. She desires freedom but only true love can break the spell. Her wish is nearly granted in the form of a prince, but before he can declare his love her lustful twin, the black swan, tricks and seduces him. Devastated the white swan leaps of a cliff killing herself and, in death, finds freedom.
Black Swan (2010)
ah, the bravery of the soldier.
Ten Feet Tall
Afrojack feat. Wrabel