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Alluvium

Alluvium is loose, unconsolidated soil or sediment, eroded, reshaped by water in some form, redeposited in a non-marine setting. Alluvium is made up of a variety of materials, including fine particles of silt and clay and larger particles of sand and gravel; when this loose alluvial material is deposited or cemented into a lithological unit, or lithified, it is called an alluvial deposit. The term "alluvium" is not used in situations where the formation of the sediment can be attributed to another geologic process, well described; this includes: river sediments, or glacially-derived sediments. Sediments that are formed or deposited in a perennial stream or river are not referred to as alluvial. Most alluvium is geologically Quaternary in age and is referred to as "cover" because these sediments obscure the underlying bedrock. Most sedimentary material that fills a basin, not lithified is lumped together as "alluvial". Alluvium of Pliocene age occurs, in parts of Idaho. Alluvium of late Miocene age occurs, for example, in the valley of the San Joaquin River, California.

Chisholm, Hugh, ed.. "Alluvium". Encyclopædia Britannica. Cambridge University Press

Bruce Elia

Bruce Louis Elia is a former college and professional American football player. In college, Elia played on both the defensive teams for The Ohio State Buckeyes. Professionally, he was a linebacker with the San Francisco 49ers. Elia is one of the few Ohio State players in the modern era to start on both the offensive and defensive teams, he grew up in Cliffside Park, New Jersey and graduated from Cliffside Park High School in 1971, where he had played as both a running back and linebacker. He was recruited to Ohio State by head coach Woody Hayes as a fullback. Before the third game of the 1972 season, Elia was claimed by The Ohio State defensive coordinator, made into a linebacker. Early in the 1973 season starting fullback Champ Henson was injured, freshman backup Pete Johnson was judged unready to take over. Hayes moved Elia back to the offense as fullback; that season Elia led the Buckeyes in scoring. In 1974, he was the team's leading tackler. Elia was selected in the fourth round of the 1975 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins as a linebacker.

Prior to the 1976 season he was taken by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the expansion draft. Tampa traded Elia, wide receiver Willie McGee and a second-round draft pick to the San Francisco 49ers for quarterback Steve Spurrier. Elia spent the next three years with the 49ers. Elia is a real estate broker in Fort Lee, New Jersey and resides in Cliffside Park

The Destroyed Room: B-Sides and Rarities

The Destroyed Room: B-sides and Rarities is a compilation album by Sonic Youth. This album contains tracks only available on vinyl, limited-release compilations, imports and B-sides to international singles; the tracks, which include unreleased material, were hand-picked by the band. The album was released on December 12, 2006. A double vinyl LP edition with two extra tracks was released in early 2007 on the band's own Goofin' Records label; the cover image, as well as the album's name, is "The Destroyed Room", a 1978 photograph by Canadian artist Jeff Wall. The album has a score of 65 out of 100 from Metacritic based on "generally favorable reviews". Filter gave the album a score of 91% and called it "an impeccably selected hodgepodge." NME gave it a score of 7 out of 10 and stated: "You hear a band capable of genuine prettiness as well as arch cleverness." However, other reviews are average, mixed or negative: The Austin Chronicle gave the album 3 of 5 stars and called it, "a sonically interesting mess but proof that not everything record should be released."

Under the Radar gave it 6 stars out of 10 and said it was "often more exciting and experimental than previous work." Playlouder gave it 3 stars out of 5 and stated that "some of this record is excellent and after all this time can still sound like four teenagers kicking up a racket in a rehearsal room." Uncut gave it 3 stars and called it "a nicely ambient version of their usual hellacious harmonics, but a reminder how the band have attained creative control on a major label." Now gave it 3 stars and said it was "more for the dedicated convert than the curious." Hartford Courant gave it an average review, said of the songs, "Even when they're abrasive, the songs are fascinating for what they show about the band's creative process." Drowned in Sound gave it a score of 5 out of 10, said, "The majority of this record meanders along like a fuel-starved express train whose driver has taken an extended lunchbreak. Billboard gave the album a mixed review, saying it was, "overall, worth a spin or two, but one hopes there's a better stash left to sample."

Yahoo! Music UK gave the album 3 of 10 stars, called it "an aimless blur of humming amps, pointless mucking about with effects, dreary jams propelled by meandering guitar interplay, bleak, endless droning." CD version"Fire Engine Dream" – 10:22 "Fauxhemians" - 4:04 "Razor Blade" - 1:08 "Blink" - 5:27 "Campfire" - 2:19 "Loop Cat" - 5:39 "Kim's Chords" - 6:02 "Beautiful Plateau" - 3:07 "Three Part Sectional Love Seat" - 8:16 "Queen Anne Chair" - 4:37 "The Diamond Sea" - 25:48Double vinyl version"Fire Engine Dream" – 10:22 "Fauxhemians" - 4:04 "Is It My Body?" - 2:49 "Doctor's Orders" - 4:20 "Razor Blade" - 1:08 "Blink" - 5:27 "Campfire" - 2:19 "Loop Cat" - 5:39 "Kim's Chords" - 6:02 "Beautiful Plateau" - 3:07 "Three Part Sectional Love Seat" - 8:16 "Queen Anne Chair" - 4:37 "The Diamond Sea" - 25:48 Fire Engine Dream - outtake from Sonic Nurse. - Alice Cooper cover.