Adam Ant

Stuart Leslie Goddard, better known as Adam Ant is an English singer and musician. He gained popularity as the lead singer of new wave group Adam and the Ants and as a solo artist, scoring 10 UK top ten hits from 1980 to 1983, including three UK No. 1 singles. He has worked as an actor, appearing in over two dozen films and television episodes from 1985 to 2003. Born in Marylebone, Ant began his musical career playing bass in the band Bazooka Joe. From 1977 to 1982 he performed as Adam and the Ants and their debut album Dirk Wears White Sox reached number one on the UK Independent Albums Chart. Prior to recording his second album as Adam and the Ants, he asked producer Malcolm McLaren to manage his band, who instead took his backing band to form Bow Wow Wow. Ant regrouped with new members, including Marco Pirroni to release his second album Kings of the Wild Frontier, it reached number one in the UK Album Chart, spawned three hit singles and the album was the UK number one selling album in 1981 and won Best British Album at the 1982 Brit Awards.

He released his third and final album with the group, Prince Charming, which spawned two UK number one singles "Stand and Deliver" and "Prince Charming". In 1982, he disbanded his group for a solo career retaining only Marco Pirroni as a bandmember and co-songwriter for solo albums, his first solo album was Friend or Foe, which the debut single "Goody Two-Shoes" reached number one in the UK and Australia in 1982 and became his first top 20 hit in the United States. The album reached number five on the UK Albums Chart and number 16 on the US Billboard Album Chart, becoming his most successful solo album, his next two solo albums Strip and Vive Le Rock were less commercially successful in the UK and US and were a noted stylistic departure of his earlier rock albums being more grounded in pop and dance. During this time, Ant began to focus on an acting career performing on stage and in television and movie roles throughout the 1980s and 1990s, he released his fourth solo album Manners & Physique, produced by André Cymone and featured a Minneapolis sound.

Despite the US Top 20 success of the single "Room At The Top" from that album, Ant was dropped from MCA Records and the recorded Persuasion was shelved and never released. He signed with Capitol Records to release Wonderful, which featured more acoustic songs than his previous albums; the single "Wonderful" became Ant's third US Top 40 hit single. After a long break from music, Ant returned with his album Adam Ant Is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner's Daughter, released on his own label Blueblack Hussar Records. Despite the independent self-release, the album reached number 25 on the UK Albums Chart, only one place lower than Wonderful, released 18 years earlier. Since 2010, Ant has undertaken an intense reactivation of his musical career, performing live in his hometown of London and beyond and releasing a new album and completing six full-length UK national tours, four US national tours, two Australian tours and with a fifth US tour scheduled and a further album completed and awaiting release.

Stuart Goddard was born in London. He was the only child of Betty Kathleen Smith, his father had served in the Royal Air Force and worked as a chauffeur, his mother was an embroiderer for Norman Hartnell. His home was two rooms in St John's Wood, he recalls: "There was no luxury, but there was always food on the table.” He is of partial Romani descent. This heritage became a basis for a theme in his work: a concern for oppressed minorities, his parents divorced when Goddard was seven years old and his mother supported him by working as a domestic cleaner working for Paul McCartney. Goddard's first school was Robinsfield Infants School, where he created a considerable stir by throwing a brick through the head-teacher's office window on two consecutive days. In the aftermath of this incident, Goddard was placed under the supervision of teacher Joanna Saloman, who encouraged him to develop his abilities in art and whom he credited as the first person to show him he could be creative. Goddard attended Barrow Hill Junior School where he boxed, was a member of the cricket team and passed the eleven plus exam to gain a place at St Marylebone Grammar School, an all boys school where he enjoyed history lessons, played rugby and became a school prefect.

After taking and passing six O levels and three A levels in English and Art, Goddard attended Hornsey College of Art to study graphic design and for a time was a student of Peter Webb. He dropped out of Hornsey, short of completing his BA, to focus on a career in music; the first band Goddard joined was Bazooka Joe. Since starting his course at Hornsey, Goddard had married fellow student Carol Mills, with whom he lived at her parents' residence in Muswell Hill. Shortly after, he developed anorexia. "I just didn't eat," he has said of this period, "I wasn't attempting to slim, I was attempting to kill myself." Goddard took an overdose of all the pills he could find in his mother-in-law's kitchen cabinet. After having his stomach pumped, he was sent to Colney Hatch psychiatric hospital in North London being discharged after 3 months on condition of supervision by Mills. "I was fucked-up in the head. Things went. I just became a vegetable for three months. I couldn't talk to people. I was ill and, part of the reason I left college."Upon his discharg

Kan'i itaku station

A kan'i itaku station, sometimes abbreviated as kantaku station, is a form of train station in Japan, operated by an entity other than the railway company using the station. These stations are operated by the local municipality, an agricultural cooperative, a store in front of the station, or a private individual. Other than the entity operating the station, there is no difference to the passenger using the station; the station attendant sells passenger tickets through a ticket window and posts the train schedules, while the train conductor or driver handles collection and validation of tickets in most cases. Because the station attendant does not directly deal with the passengers outside of ticket sales, the types of tickets they can sell is limited to fare tickets and books of tickets; because of this, kantaku stations are considered only one step above an unmanned station. There are a few places within the JR East and JR Kyushu, where the station attendant at a kantaku station handles the collection of the tickets as well as selling the tickets.

An exception to this are many of the kantaku stations operating within the area serviced by JR Central which have the MARS logo above the ticket window. These stations can sell tickets for any train within the JR Group, though most cannot be exchanged at a regular railway company operated station. Research Center of JR tickets - JR Central Research Center of JR tickets - JR Hokkaido

Mueang Chanthaburi District

Mueang Chanthaburi is the capital district of Chanthaburi Province, eastern Thailand. Neighboring districts are Khao Khitchakut, Khlung, Laem Sing, Tha Mai of Chanthaburi Province. Mueang Chanthaburi is divided into 11 sub-districts, which are further subdivided into 98 administrative villages. There are three towns in the district: Chanthaburi consisting of sub-districts Wat Mai. Chanthanimit consisting of sub-district Chanthanimit. Tha Chang consisting of parts of sub-district Tha Chang. There are seven sub-district municipalities in the district: Khai Noen Wong consisting of parts of sub-district Bang Kacha. Salaeng consisting of sub-district Salaeng. Phlapphla consisting of parts of sub-district Phlapphla. Bang Kacha consisting of parts of sub-district Bang Kacha. Phlapphla Narai consisting of parts of sub-districts Khlong Narai and Phlapphla. Nong Bua consisting of parts of sub-district Nong Bua. Ko Khwang consisting of sub-district Ko Khwang. There are four sub-district administrative organizations in the district: Khlong Narai consisting of parts of sub-district Khlong Narai.

Khom Bang consisting of sub-district Khom Bang. Tha Chang consisting of parts of sub-district Tha Chang. Nong Bua consisting of parts of sub-district Nong Bua.