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Ak'bal (Night) / 1 Zots (Bat) - 3/260 -
1. a. An abrupt,
natural electric discharge in the atmosphere. b. The visible flash
accompanying such a discharge.
2. Informal. A sudden,
improbable stroke of fortune.
To discharge a flash of
Moving or occurring with
remarkable speed or suddenness.
[Middle English, gerund of
lightnen, to illuminate, and lighten (lightnen, from lighten), from Old
A single flash of lightning contains about one
volts of electricity.
A "fulgerite" is fossilized lightning.
when a powerful lightning bolt melts the soil into a glass-like state.
Vajra - lightning bolt weapon wielded by Indra
the Hindu pantheon
Carnivorous animals will
not eat another animal that has been hit by a lightning strike.
State Building about seven times a year.
Nikola Tesla holds the
world's records for the longest man made lightning coming out of his
lab in Colorado Springs in the late 1800's.
documentary video _Quake, Rattle & Roll -
Lightning, Weapons Of The Gods_ (vhs/ntsc)
- footage of ball lightning on
- storm chasing
- weather balloon release
- benjamin franklin kite re-enactment
- what exactly is lightning - strikes
go up from ground
- interferometer - self launched
miniature rockets to trigger lightning
- actual lightning strikes over
argentina in real time from the space shuttle
- red sprites - 60 miles high, blue jets
- ball lightning - plasma lab in tokyo, japan
artist dave archer - lightning, paint, plates of glass
- navajo weapon of the gods
ideogram is carved in a rock face in the Rio Majes valley in south
probably around 300 A.D. It might possibly mean lightning.
gestalts in Western ideography, are combined in this ideogram. The
for danger, heat, energy,,
is combined with the arrow sign,
which stands for directed movement. It is the Western world's
common ideogram for lightning, thunderstorm, and high
current. It is also a general sign for mythology in some
and for the field or subject of electricity in other
When it appears in a photographic
(e.g. on cameras), it signifies flashlight or flash bulb.
Turned upside down, ,
it is used to indicate television station on certain maps.
station, on some maps.
As a sign for lightning it is rather
synonymous with the ancient sign , the staff of Zeus or Jupiter, depicting a bundle of
lightnings symbolizing divine power.
release _Ride The Lightning_ CD
on Elektra (1984)
track _Ball Lightning_ MP3
by Rocket From The Crypt_ off of _Scream, Dracula, Scream_ CD
techno track _Ball Lightning_ MP3 (vK)
by Mark Hawkins off of _Diabolical Liberties_ 12" on Uglyfunk #003
track _Lightning Crashes_ MP3
by Live off of _Throwing Copper_ CD
- 604 release
_Lightning Rods/King Of New York_ 12" by Cydonia on Blue
Room Released (1999)
- track _Lightning Teleportation_ MP3 by Bill
Laswell off of _Points Of Order_ on Innerhythmic (2001)
- 604 track _Lightning Storm_ by Ochi
- track _Lightning Strikes (Not Once But
Twice)_ (Live) MP3 by The Clash
off of _Clash On Broadway_ CDx3
- artcore track _Lightning Bolt_ MP3 by Antioch Arrow
off of _The Lady Is A Cat_ 12" on Gravity
- IDM track _Balsa Lightning_ MP3 (192k) by u-Ziq off of _Salsa With Mesquite_ on
- track _White Lightning_ MP3 by Doo Rag off of _Chuncked And Muddled_ CD on Bloated
- (comes with free foam and patch in a
track _White Lightning (Live)_ MP3 by Higher
Intelligence Agency & Biosphere off of _Polar Sequences_ on Beyond
- avant garde free jazz track _Strange
Strings (Featuring Lightning Drum)_ MP3 (192k) by Sun Ra
& His Astro Infinity
Orchestra off of _Strange Strings_
12" on Thoth Intergalactic/Saturn (1967)
- track _The Lightning Pot_ MP3 by Baka Beyond off of _Sogo_
- hard rock track _Thunder & Lightning_ MP3 by Thin Lizzy off of _Thunder & Lightning_
12" on Wounded Bird (1983)
- thrash metal track _Lightning/Thunder_ MP3
(160k) by Hirax
- track _Summer And Lightning_ by Electric Light Orchestra off of _Out Of The Blue_
12"x2 on Jet (1977)
- alternative country noise track _Lightning
Boxer_ MP3 by Royal Trux
off of s/t on Drag City (1992)
- drum & bass
track _White Lightning (mixed 5:05)_ MP3 (160k) by Optical & Rymetyme off of _Creeps_
12"x5 on Virus Recordings #003 (2000)
- track _Teenage Lightning_ by Coil off of _Love's Secret Domain_ CD (1991)
- industrial track _Teenage Lightning
(Lost Sounds Of Warsaw Remix)_ MP3 (192k) by Coil
- noise rock track _Teenage Lightning_ MP3
(vK) by Skullflower off of 7" on Sympathy For The
Record Industry (1992)
- hardcore noise entity Lightning Bolt
- track _A
Diet Of Nuts & Grapes_ MP3 (32k) off of _Your Soaking In It: Sounds &
Smells Of Load Records_ compilation CD
- track _Waiting For The Snake Assassin_
MP3 (96k) off of
_Troubleman Mix Tape_ CDx2 on Troubleman Unlimited
- track _Fleeing The Valley Of Whirling
Knives_ MP3 (192k) off of s/t on
Load #026 (2001)
Lightning On Demand