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Butthole Surfers

Butthole Surfers is an American rock band formed in San Antonio, Texas by singer Gibby Haynes and guitarist Paul Leary in 1981. The band has had numerous personnel changes, but its core lineup of Haynes and drummer King Coffey has been consistent since 1983. Teresa Nervosa served as second drummer from 1983 to 1985, 1986 to 1989, 2009; the band has employed a variety of bass players, most notably Jeff Pinkus. Emerging from the 1980s hardcore punk scene, Butthole Surfers became known for their chaotic live shows, black comedy, a sound that incorporated elements of psychedelia, noise rock, punk as well as their use of sound manipulation and tape editing. Although they were respected by their peers and attracted a devoted fanbase, Butthole Surfers had little commercial success until 1996's Electriclarryland; the album contained the hit single "Pepper" which climbed to number one on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart that year. Butthole Surfers formed at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas during the late 1970s, when students Gibson "Gibby" Haynes and Paul Leary Walthall met for the first time.

Though it was their overall strangeness and shared taste in non-mainstream music that caused them to become friends, both appeared to be headed for conventional careers. Haynes, as captain of Trinity's basketball team, as well as the school's "Accountant of the Year," soon graduated to a position with a respected Texas accounting firm, while Leary remained in college working on his MBA degree. In 1981, Haynes and Leary published the magazine Strange V. D. which featured photos of abnormal medical ailments, coupled with fictitious, humorous explanations for the diseases. After being caught with one of these pictures at work, Haynes left the accounting firm and moved to Southern California. Leary, at the time one semester shy of his degree, dropped out of college and followed Haynes. After a brief period spent selling homemade clothes and linens emblazoned with Lee Harvey Oswald's image, the pair returned to San Antonio, launched the band that would become Butthole Surfers. Haynes and Leary played their debut show at a San Antonio night club, The Bonham Exchange, in 1981.

By 1982, the band were backed by the sibling rhythm section composed of bassist Quinn Mathews and his brother, drummer Scott Mathews. The band did not gain a following in San Antonio, purchased a van to return to California that summer. During a brief concert at the Tool and Die club in San Francisco, Dead Kennedys frontman and Alternative Tentacles overseer Jello Biafra witnessed their performance and became a fervent fan. Biafra invited the group to open for Dead Kennedys and T. S. O. L. at the Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles, soon made an offer that would launch their recording career. The band returned to San Antonio to record at BOSS Studios. However, the Mathews brothers did not enter the studio with Leary; the bass position was taken over by Bill Jolly, who would play on Butthole Surfers' next two releases, a number of drummers participated. The last of these, King Coffey, is still with the band to this day. Released on Alternative Tentacles in July 1983, the resulting EP, Butthole Surfers, offered songs with provocatively absurd titles like "The Shah Sleeps in Lee Harvey's Grave" and "Bar-B-Q Pope", alternately sung by Haynes and Leary.

The album cover, like the many bizarre illustrations that would accompany Surfers' succeeding work, was designed by the band itself. Teeming with humor, Butthole Surfers laid the foundation for, it influenced at least one future superstar in Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, who listed it as one of his ten favorite albums in his Journals. Cobain went on to list the album "Pee Pee the Sailor" by Butthole Surfers as one of the fifty most influential albums for Nirvana's sound. Cobain would meet his wife, Courtney Love of Hole, at a Butthole Surfers/L7 concert in 1991. Soon after the release of Butthole Surfers, the band recruited a second drummer, Teresa Nervosa, who had played with Coffey in a number of high school marching bands in the Texas' Fort Worth and Austin areas, she and Coffey would drum in unison on separate, stand-up kits, adding to the spectacle of Surfers' ever-evolving stage show. Though Nervosa and Coffey referred to themselves, were referred to, as siblings, it has since been revealed that the two only presented themselves as such due to their similar appearances, are not related.

With her arrival, the band's core "classic lineup" — Haynes, Leary and Nervosa — was in place. With the exception of a number of different bass players and Nervosa's brief sabbatical from late 1985 to 1986, it remained unchanged until her final departure in 1989. In 2008, she returned to the band — their website announced 2009 tour dates including "Teresa Taylor". In 1984, the band returned to BOSS Studios to record enough material for two full-length albums. Both were offered to Alternative Tentacles, with the first being Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac. Before either album could be released, Alternative Tentacles had to acquire the master tapes from Bob O'Neill, BOSS Studios' namesake and owner, he refused to release them until he'd been reimbursed for the sessions, Alternative Ten

Stan Kenton Presents Gabe Baltazar

Stan Kenton Presents Gabe Baltazar is an album by Gabe Baltazar. It was the last recording by Stan Kenton's Creative World Records label prior to Kenton's death on August 25, 1979, it was the last of the "Stan Kenton presents..." series of albums. Though never reissued on CD the recording is critically acclaimed and does a good job highlighting the jazz talents of a legendary jazz artist at the peak of his playing career, he is backed up by a 17 piece big band on most cuts, a string section is added to one track. Both producer Wayne Dunstan and saxophonist Gabe Baltazar lived in Hawaii after having been on the Stan Kenton orchestra together in the 1960s, both serving in Kenton's sax section. Dunstan had approached Baltazar in October 1978 about having the money to record and arrange ten charts for Baltazar to be featured on for a new recording; when Dunstan had got back to him there was no music for the sessions but Dunstan had the money to go ahead with the recording. Both Dunstan and Baltazar arranged for the recording to be at Capitol Studios in Hollywood.

The musicians they chose for the album were the players from the orchestra of the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, many of whom had toured with the Kenton orchestra. The band for this recording is an all-star cast of jazz musicians based in Los Angeles during that time. There was no music prepared when both Dunstan and Baltazar had flown to Los Angeles for the recording. Don Menza had a whole book of leftover compositions and arrangements from an aborted set of recording sessions for Frank Rosolino. Four of the seven charts for the Baltazar LP are from that earlier Rosolini/Menza collaboration that had never been recorded; the other three compositions and arrangements for the recording dates were obtained from another Kenton alum Bill Holman and Ángel Peña who Baltazar had first met in June 1969 in Hawaii. The recording sessions were completed in 1979 at Capitol. There was no label lined up for the distribution for the record. Baltazar ` shopped' it to one of them being Herb Alpert at A&M Records.

He brought the recording to Stan Kenton at his office at Creative World Records in Los Angeles. Kenton was happy with the product, "I'd be glad to endorse it." This would be the last of any albums the Creative World label would produce and the last of the "Kenton presents..." series, started in the 1950s. Baltazar spoke with Kenton a week before his death in August 1979 and paid gratitude for both the 1979 album release and for his career as a jazz musician which Kenton was a key part of. "Gabe Baltazar was one of the last significant soloists to graduate from the Stan Kenton Orchestra. Because he has spent much of his career living in Hawaii and has recorded little, he has been underrated for the past 30 years; this out-of-print LP, his debut as a leader, features Baltazar's alto in front of a big band with strings, playing a program arranged by Don Menza. It is a good but not quite definitive showcase for Gabe Baltazar, one of the few he has had on record as a leader to date." Scott Yanow, Allmusic Guide Track Listing All tracks are written by: #1 #5-7 comp./arr.

By Don Menza, #2 by Bill Holman, #3 and #4 by Ángel Peña, strings on #4 by Chuck Hoover. Tracks 1-7 - January 9–11, 1979 in Hollywood, California at Capitol Studios Contractor - Hy Lesnick Conductor – Don Menza Alto saxophoneGabe Baltazar Saxes/reeds – Bud Shank, Bill Green, Jack Nimitz, Bob Cooper, Bill Perkins, Phil Ayling Trumpet – John Audino, Ray Triscari, Conte Candoli, John Madrid French horns – Vincent DeRosa, Richard Perissi, Art Maebe, George Price Trombone – Lloyde Ulyate, Tommy Shepard, Gil Falco Bass Trombone – George Roberts Piano - Pete Jolly Guitar - Tommy Tedesco Bass – Chuck Domonico DrumsSteve Schaeffer, John Guerin, Earl Palmer Percussion – Dale Anderson Violins - Jimmy Getzoff, Sid Sharp, Murray Adler, Alfred Lustgarten, Josef Scheonbrun, Bonnie Douglas, Jack Goodkin, Henry Roth Violas - Barbara Simons, Virginia Majewski Cellos - Ray Kelley, Igor Horoshevsky Harp - Dorothy Remsen Producer: Wayne Dunstan Assistant producer: Bill Cole Engineer: Hugh Davies Mastering: Dave Ellsworth Cover photos: Courtney Harrington Graphics: Lexington Avenue West, Hollywood Gabe Baltazar Stan Kenton Stan Kenton presents Gabe Baltazar.

Creative World Records. 1979. Garneau, Theo. If It Swings, It's Music: the Autobiography of Hawaiʻi's Gabe Baltazar Jr. Honolulu: University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2012. Harris, Stephen; the Kenton Kronicles Dynaflow Publications, Pasadena, CA. 2000. Sparke, Michael. Stan Kenton: This Is An Orchestra. University of North Texas Press. 2010. Quirino, Richie C. Mabuhay Jazz: Jazz in Postwar Philippines. Anvil Press. 2008. Catalog record for Stan Kenton Presents Gabe Baltazar at the United States Library of Congress Stan Kenton Presents Gabe Baltazar at AllMusic Stan Kenton Presents Gabe Baltazar at Discogs OCLC 8107870, 763134721, 67117168

Michael Fougere

Michael Fougere is an American-Canadian politician, the current mayor of Regina, Saskatchewan. He was elected mayor on October 24, 2012 with 42 percent of the vote among nine candidates, running on a platform that included housing, regional economic development and continuing the Regina Revitalization Initiative. Prior to being elected as mayor of Regina, Fougere served as a city councillor in Ward 4 which covered the majority of the city's south-eastern neighbourhoods, being re-elected five times. Prior to his election as mayor, Fougere served on various civic boards such as the Wascana Centre Authority, Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association, Tourism Regina and the Regina Downtown Business Improvement District. Fougere was the lone candidate that supported the funding arrangement between the city, the province and the Saskatchewan Roughriders for the construction of the new Mosaic Stadium, which opened in 2016. In January 2019, Fougere came out in support of an NHL game to be played at Mosaic Stadium

Sing Me Back Home (song)

"Sing Me Back Home" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Merle Haggard and The Strangers. It was released in November 1967 as the first single and title track from the album Sing Me Back Home; the song was The Strangers third number one. The single spent two weeks at a total of 17 weeks on the country chart; the song was among several notable Haggard songs that touched on a common theme of his 1960s and early 1970s recordings -- prison. Haggard himself spent three years at San Quentin State Prison in California for his role in a botched robbery."Sing Me Back Home" draws upon Haggard's relationships with two fellow inmates: Caryl Chessman, the "first modern American executed for a non-lethal kidnapping". Here, the singer takes the role of an inmate at a state penitentiary, where a condemned prisoner is being led toward the death chamber; the inmate, who plays guitar and sings in his jail cell to pass the time, is asked to perform a final song at the condemned prisoner's request before he and the guards continue on.

As the song is completed, he reflects on a church choir's visit to the prison just a week earlier, where members performed hymns for the inmates. The Everly Brothers recorded a version of the song for their 1968 album Roots along with another Haggard song, "Mama Tried". Joan Baez recorded the song, along with another Haggard song, "Mama Tried", in 1969, during sessions for her One Day at a Time album, though neither song was included on the final album; the Flying Burrito Brothers recorded a version with Gram Parsons singing that never appeared on a studio album but was included in the 1974 compilation, Close up the Honky Tonks. A 1969 live recording by the Byrds, was released on the 2006 box set, There Is a Season; the Grateful Dead performed the song 38 times in concert between 1971 and 1973. Marianne Faithfull recorded the song as a collaboration with Keith Richards for her 2008 album Easy Come, Easy Go. Don Williams has performed the song

Charles F. Masterson

Charles F. Masterson was born in New York, New York and received a B. A. from Long Island University in 1938. He earned a M. A. and a Ph. D. from Columbia University in 1939 and 1952, respectively. Shortly after the Eisenhower administration became settled in the White House, there appeared the need to keep the public informed of the current policies and goals of the President and his administration. Thus, shortly after Inauguration Day, Val Peterson was appointed to a position as an Administrative Assistant to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, he was to act as presidential liaison with independent agencies. Upon his leaving in March of that same year to assume the post of Administrator of the Federal Civil Defense Administration, Walter Williams and his special assistant, Stanley M. Rumbough, Jr. assumed the task of liaison between the White House, the cabinet departments and independent agencies. Walter Williams brought into the White House to establish a system of nationwide economic reporters, resumed his duties at the Commerce Department in late 1953.

In September 1953, his position was filled by Charles F. Masterson, a former associate of both Rumbough and Charlie Willis, having worked with them in the National Citizens for Eisenhower organization in the 1952 campaign. Masterson, prior to joining the White House staff, had been in the public relations business in New York City and before that a college professor. Dr. Masterson was a man of varied talents. For ten years, he was ranked among the top 25 tennis players in the United States, his highest ranking being 14, he was the author of a beginners book on golf. During the period in which Dr. Masterson worked on the White House Staff, the Executive Branch Liaison Office performed three major functions. First, it acted as the liaison between the White House, Cabinet departments and the independent agencies. To accomplish this and Rumbough brought about the production of Fact Papers; these fact papers were issued weekly. These papers were meant to acquaint members of the Eisenhower team with information on current administration problems and goals, in brief, legible form.

Fact Papers were duplicated and sent throughout the country by the Young Republicans, the Women's Division of the Republican National Committee and members of the Republican Congressional Committee. As of January 1955, actual circulation of the Fact Papers had reached 100,000. Spokesmen for the administration were urged to use the Fact Papers as a ready reference in their speeches and other contacts with the public; the second function was that of liaison between the White House and the Republican National Committee. The Executive Branch Liaison Office provided Fact Papers for its distribution and for use as copy in its publication "Straight From the Shoulder." The third function of this office was not as a speakers’ bureau, but as a speakers’ coordination center, i.e. it organized and established a system for using speakers’ bureaus throughout the Executive Branch. This procedure helped to relax the strained national-state party relations. Aside from his other duties, Dr. Masterson helped to draft speeches and correspondence for various members of the White House Staff.

He infrequently drafted speeches for use by the President. Dr. Masterson resigned from the staff of the Executive Branch Liaison Office on November 28, 1956, returning, in association with Stanley Rumbough, Jr. to a public relations office in New York City. Masterson died in May 1998 at the age of 80. Records of Charles F. Masterson, Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library

Gordon Harris (urban planner)

Gordon Harris is a Canadian urban planner and President and CEO of SFU Community Trust. In his role at the Trust he provides leadership in the development of UniverCity, an award-winning sustainable community adjacent to Simon Fraser University on Burnaby Mountain in Burnaby, British Columbia. Under Harris' leadership, UniverCity has received a number of major awards including: a 2012 City of Burnaby Environment Award, a 2012 Planning Institute of British Columbia Award of Excellence, a 2011 Canadian Institute of Planners Award for Planning Excellence, a 2011 Federation of Canadian Municipalities Sustainable Communities Award, a 2009 Urban Land Institute Award for Excellence. Harris, an independent planning consultant, was named to head SFU Community Trust in 2007, his expertise in urban–based economic analysis and land use planning and development earned him recognition by the Planning Institute of British Columbia, the Canadian Institute of Planners, the Economic Developers Association of Canada, the International Council of Shopping Centres.

His clients have included many of the most successful land developers and retailers in North America as well as some of Canada’s larger municipalities and senior government departments and agencies. His international work has included projects in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Montenegro and China. A longtime advocate of sustainable development, Harris was an early supporter of Smart Growth BC and Canadian Business for Social Responsibility. A popular lecturer on sustainable development and economic analysis, Mr. Harris received a BA in Urban Geography from the University of Alberta in 1980. In 2009, he was elected to the College of Fellows of the Canadian Institute of Planners in recognition of his leadership in all aspects of the planning profession, he serves on the board of the BC Arts Council and is a member of the Planning and Realty advisory committee of Canada’s National Capital Commission. Http://www.univercity.ca https://www.sfu.ca/