Under the Boards
Under the Boards is the sixth studio album by the American rock band Saves the Day. On December 30, 2006, vocalist/guitarist Chris Conley mentioned that Saves the Day were "workin on new material." On February 1, 2007, Conley said the group had finished 13 songs demoing for the next album, which would be titled Under the Boards. The group were aiming to release the album in the fall. In April and May, the band went a co-headlining tour with Say Anything. During the tour, a live video of a new song entitled "Can't Stay the Same" was posted online. Following the tour, the band began recording Under the Boards. A post on the website Punknews.org said of the album and its relationship to the band's previous album, Sound the Alarm and subsequent album, Daybreak: The band is co-producing the 13 songs with Marc Hudson and Eric Stenman at their studio in northern California. Under The Boards continues a story about self-discovery that began with last year's Sound the Alarm and will conclude with a third album, Daybreak, to be released next year.
Says frontman Chris Conley: "Sound The Alarm is an expression of discontent. Under the Boards is reflection and remorse. Daybreak is acceptance." Conley notes that parts of the album are darker than Sound the Alarm as it is the transitional chapter of the trilogy, but adds, "It's going to be an interesting listen. There are a lot of different moods in these songs." Says Soloway, "'Woe', is the heaviest song we've written and two of the songs,'Get Fucked Up' and'Can't Stay The Same', might be the most poppy tunes we've done. Under the Boards is the second album of a trilogy with the theme of self-discovery, it was followed by Daybreak. Conley said. Under the Boards is reflection and remorse. Daybreak is acceptance." Conley said that the three-album concept was: "just a bit of a therapeutic experiment". I felt like all twisted up and broken inside and just angry and confused and depressed and sad and I couldn’t deal with the world or myself. So I was just like this has got to end, I have to at least try and get a grip on the world and on myself.
So I dove into the depths of my mind and brought out what I was finding... Under The Boards dealt with how all of, making my life unbearable, I realized I had to change so that album was the transitional part, starting to transition out of that dark place, because you realize how its effecting your life. Conley said Under the Boards was the "most honest and therapeutic music I've made, it was written during the hardest time in my life." Several of the album's tracks were written as far back as 2003 after the In Reverie sessions. The song "Woe", for example, was the first song. Conley called "Woe" the "darkest song on the record and the darkest song I've written, and it is the most cathartic lyric I've written." Conley said "Turning Over in My Tomb" was "the moment when I decide to stick around and face the facts and learn how to make the most of this life, instead of being crushed by the weight of my history." "Can't Stay the Same" was posted on the group's Myspace profile on August 17, 2007. On September 7, "Get Fucked Up" was posted on the group's Myspace profile.
On September 18, Under the Boards was announced for release. In October, the group went alongside Single File and Dr Manhattan. On October 19, "Radio" was made available for streaming via the band's e-card. Under the Boards was made available for streaming via the group's Myspace profile on October 23, was released on October 30 through Vagrant; the album features a DVD. "Can't Stay the Same" was released to radio on November 5. Between late March and early May 2008, the group co-headlined the Bamboozle Roadshow with Armor for Sleep. In April, the band appeared at the Bamboozle Left festival; the album charted at number 119 on the Billboard 200. All lyrics written by all songs written by Saves the Day. "Under the Boards" – 3:15 "Radio" – 2:13 "Can't Stay the Same" – 2:48 "Get Fucked Up" – 3:03 "When I'm Not There" – 2:46 "Lonely Nights" – 3:05 "Bye Bye Baby" – 2:36 "Stay" – 3:25 "Getaway" – 2:46 "Because You Are No Other" – 1:59 "Kaleidoscope" – 3:18 "Woe" – 3:05 "Turning Over in My Tomb" – 3:26 Under the Boards at YouTube
Buy, Buy Baby
"Buy, Buy Baby" is the eighteenth episode of the American television series Will & Grace's eighth season. It was directed by series producer James Burrows; the episode aired on the National Broadcasting Company in the United States on March 30, 2006. Guest stars in "Buy, Buy Baby" include Britney Spears, Wanda Sykes, George Takei. In the episode, Jack's talk show Jack Talk is revamped, after right-wing conservatives take over the gay network, OutTV; the new owners hire the ultra-conservative Amber-Louise as Jack Talk's new co-host, infuriating Jack. While Jack is deciding whether or not he will stand up to his new bosses, Karen desires a baby of her own. After seeing Grace so happy about her pregnancy, Karen decides she wants a baby and offers to pay a surrogate to carry one for her. Before the airing of "Buy, Buy Baby", a press release from NBC revealed that the episode would include a scene in which Spears hosted a Christian cooking segment called "Cruci-fixins"; the name of the segment was met with protest from Christian groups, who accused it of mocking Jesus' crucifixion.
The network canceled the segment after criticism from the American Family Association. "Buy, Buy Baby" received mixed reviews and, according to Nielsen ratings, was watched by 3.7 million households during its original broadcast. Jack learns that OutTV, the gay television network where he is employed, has been bought by a "large corporation" and that his talk show Jack Talk will have a co-host "to widen the audience." Not in favor of the idea, Jack meets his co-host, Amber-Louise. During an episode of Jack Talk, Jack is stunned to realize that OutTV, bought by right-wing conservatives, have made changes to the show, including it being renamed Talk Time USA. Not thrilled at the idea, Jack is told to compromise, she asks him to go along with it. Jack gets on board and informs his guest, actor George Takei, that the network asked that he not reveal he is gay on the show. Will tells Jack not to be let himself be pushed around, to stand up for who he is. Jack takes Will's advice and does not compromise, which costs him his job.
Grace's pregnancy prompts Karen to have a baby of her own. She pays Cricket, to carry her child. Grace, bewildered at the idea of Karen having a baby, suspects that the only reason is that she is having one. Karen, dismisses the idea. Meanwhile, Cricket begins to have second thoughts on becoming Karen's surrogate, following Karen's strange behavior towards her and Karen's admission on how she and her husband, will raise the child; this prompts Cricket to quit and Karen revealing to Grace that the only reason she wanted a baby was to help her marriage. She admits that she has thought about leaving her husband. "Buy, Buy Baby" was written by Kirk J. Rudell and directed by series producer James Burrows. In February 2006, it was confirmed, she rehearsed with the cast on February 11, 2006, recorded her lines in front of a live audience on February 13 and February 15, 2006. Spears' appearance on Will & Grace was her first acting performance on prime-time television, her first television appearance since giving birth to a child in September 2005.
The show's creators, David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, thought she did a "surprisingly good job". On March 28, 2006, the Human Rights Campaign announced that actor George Takei would appear in the episode, in support of Gay, Lesbian and Transgender issues since coming out as gay. In addition, actress Wanda Sykes appears as Cricket; the episode first aired on NBC in the United States on March 30, 2006. According to a press release for "Buy, Buy Baby" released by NBC in February 2006, the episode was to air on April 13, 2006, the day before Good Friday and the crucifixion of Jesus. In the press release, NBC said the episode would include a scene in which Spears hosted a Christian cooking segment called "Cruci-fixins"; the name of the segment was met with controversy from Christian groups, who called it a "mockery" of Jesus' crucifixion. According to the American Family Association, pressure from themselves and NBC's affiliates, caused NBC to cancel the segment and move the episode's air date. NBC, stated that the "Cruci-fixins" segment was "erroneous information" mistakenly included in the press release and that it was an idea for another episode that had yet to be written.
An NBC spokesperson stated: "The reference to'Cruci-fixins' will not be in the show and the storyline will not contain a Christian characterization at all. We value our viewers and sincerely regret if this misinformation has offended them." AFA responded by claiming that the network was "lying" in its claim that the segment had never been a part of the episode. A statement on AFA's website read: In an attempt to confuse the public, the network issued an intentionally misleading statement that left the impression that AFA had lied to our supporters; when NBC said that the script'has yet to be written,' what they didn't tell you is that the'story board' had been completed and the offensive material was scheduled to be a part of the episode. The story board contains the outline of the program; that is the reason for the detailed description of the episode issued by NBC in their initial press release. The bottom line is that the actions taken by AFA online supporters like you caused them to rewrite the episode and remove
Big Brother & the Holding Company (album)
Big Brother & the Holding Company is the debut album of Big Brother and the Holding Company, with Janis Joplin, their main singer. Recorded during three days in December 1966 for Mainstream Records, it was released in the summer of 1967, shortly after the band's major success at the Monterey Pop Festival. Columbia took over the band's contract and re-released the album, adding two extra tracks, putting Joplin's name on the cover. Several tracks on the album were released as singles, the most successful being "Down on Me" on its second release, in 1968; the band signed to Bob Shad's local record label Mainstream Records while stranded in Chicago after a promoter ran out of money when their concerts did not attract the expected attendance. Initial recordings took place in Chicago in September 1966, but these were not satisfactory, the band returned to San Francisco; the band recorded the tracks "Blindman" and "All Is Loneliness" in Los Angeles, these were released by Mainstream as a single, which did not sell well.
After playing at a "happening" in Stanford in early December 1966, the band travelled to Los Angeles to record 10 tracks between 12 and 14 December 1966, produced by Bob Shad. The album was released by Mainstream Records in August 1967, shortly after the band's major success at the Monterey Pop Festival. Two tracks, "Coo Coo" and "The Last Time", were released separately as a single, while the tracks from the previous single, "Blindman" and "All Is Loneliness", were added to the remaining eight tracks; when Columbia took over the band's contract and re-released the album, they included "Coo Coo" and "The Last Time", put "featuring Janis Joplin" on the cover. The album has been reissued in various formats a number of times since 1967; the album was a minor success, peaking at number 60 and producing a Top 40 hit with the song "Down on Me". In a retrospective review for Allmusic, Joe Viglione -- whose previous reviews have periodically been called into question -- feels the production by Bob Shad is weak, though the material and the performances are respectable.
Big Brother and the Holding Company Janis Joplin – vocals Peter Albin – bass guitar Sam Andrew – guitar, vocals David Getz – drums James Gurley – guitar, vocals Sources
Telefone is the debut mixtape by American rapper Noname. Announced in 2012, the mixtape faced numerous delays and was released four years on July 31, 2016 as a free digital download, it features guest appearances from Saba and Smino, among others. The mixtape was met with universal acclaim. Pitchfork ranked opening track "Yesterday" as the 37th best track of 2016. Noname performing under the stage name Noname Gypsy, announced to fans in 2012 that her debut project would be titled Telefone. Noname first gained attention through her guest feature on the song "Lost" by Chance the Rapper from his second mixtape Acid Rap. In July 2013, Hypebeast reported that Noname's debut mixtape Telefone was "due out soon" and Fact reported in August 2013 that the mixtape was "set to drop any day now". In January 2014, Noname stated that her first project Telefone would be either an extended play or mixtape, depending on if she could afford to pay for mixing. However, 2014 and most of 2015 passed with no new information on Telefone.
Noname made reference to her fans anxiously awaiting the frequently-delayed project on Mick Jenkins' "Comfortable" from the mixtape The Waters, rapping "Noname on the comeup, Telefone never coming out, what's the hold up? / Where you been at? Where the print at?" Noname was nicknamed the "Jay Electronica of Chicago" for managing to stay relevant despite only releasing music sporadicly. On January 17, 2016, Noname released the song "All I Need" onto SoundCloud. On April 4, 2016, Noname shared produced by Saba and Phoelix. In June 2016, Noname moved to Los Angeles to finalize Telefone with Saba and Cam O'bi; the group used two Airbnb rentals to house makeshift studios. That same month, Noname shared on Twitter that Telefone would be released in late July and feature twelve tracks. In a June 2015 interview, Noname was asked about the title Telefone, she responded: I named it Telefone because I like the idea of what it means to be on the phone with someone for the first time and all its little intricate idiosyncrasies.
From the awkwardness to the laughter or various intimate conversations you can have over the phone, I want my project to be conversational. I want people to feel like they’re on the phone with me, getting to know me better than a text message or a tweet; the artwork for Telefone was painted by Nikko Washington, the art director for Chicago collective SaveMoney. Washington had done the cover art for Noname's tracks "All I Need" and "Freedom Interlude", but had never hand-painted a cover before. Noname asked Washington to make the cover depict the balancing act of death. Washington kept with this request, painted a child as "a reflection of a young African-American child in this world right now. I tried to make her represent Noname, but not be her." Telefone was released to rave reviews from critics. The Guardian called it "nostalgic, intricate coming-of-age hip-hop." Pitchfork called it a "stunning debut" and gave the song "Diddy Bop" their "Best New Track" honor, with Jayson Greene writing: "Diddy Bop" is luxurious and easy and warm, a reminiscence about good times, or better ones.
Her voice is in a playful and confident middle range between forestalling and slam poetry, her lyrics carve out enough details to fill the song with an entire imagined cast of characters—jealous boyfriends griping at girls in love with Raz-B from B2K. Stereogum wrote that on Noname possessed "a potency and urgency in her complicated, spoken word-esque cadences and subdued delivery that escapes many of her more animated peers." Consequence of Sound concluded that "the louder her music is played, the brighter her cadence glows, giving her lyrics a type of 3D craft that makes Telefone a diary of lessons too relevant to keep to yourself." "Diddy Bop" featuring Raury and Cam O'bi was Beats 1's World Record on August 8, 2016. All tracks written by Fatimah Warner. Additional writing on track 10 by theMIND. Notes ^ signifies an additional producer "All I Need" contains uncredited vocals by Phoelix and L-Boog Credits adapted from Noname's SoundCloud. Noname – lead vocals, songwriting Cam O'bi – executive producer, additional vocals Phoelix – executive producer, additional vocals Akenya – additional vocals Cameron Boswell – audio engineering for Eryn Allen Kane Nick Breton – audio recording Elton "L10mixedit" Chueng – mixing, mastering Ralph Gene – drums Saba – additional songwriting Ron Spraggins – audio engineering for Akenya theMIND – additional vocals, additional lyrics Nikko Washington – artwork
They Never Saw Me Coming
They Never Saw Me Coming is the debut album by TQ released on November 10, 1998 in the United States and May 8, 1999 in the United Kingdom. TQ wrote every word on They Never Saw Me Coming, with the lion's share of the sparse, on-point production handled by Mike Mosley of Steady Mobbin Productions. Mosley's outstanding studio work with such artists as Tupac Shakur and E-40 speaks for itself. "Mike and I like and respect each other," TQ acknowledged. "He's serious about his work, like I am. By motivating each other, we both gave my project 110 percent." "Bye Bye Baby", a Mosley/Ty Howard produced track, is based on a true story about a woman shot by a drive-by bullet meant for her man. "Darling Mary" is a playful ode to urban life's blunted reality. A horrifying drug-related incident from TQ's past was the source of "Remember Melinda". "The bottom line," TQ states, "is that this album is about my life, the lives of the people that are close to me, those that influenced me."
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (musical)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a musical with a book by Joseph Fields and Anita Loos, lyrics by Leo Robin, music by Jule Styne, based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Loos. The story involves an American woman's voyage to Paris to perform in a nightclub; the musical opened on Broadway in 1949, a London production was mounted in 1962, there was a Broadway revival in 1995. It was made into a 1953 film of starring Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe; the popular songs "Bye Bye Baby" and "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" were introduced in this musical. An adaptation called Lorelei was performed on Broadway in 1974. Act IIn the 1920s, Lorelei Lee, a blonde from Little Rock and her friend Dorothy Shaw board the ocean liner Ile de France, to embark for France. Lorelei and her boyfriend, Gus Esmond, are parting for a while. On the ship, Lorelei has many admirers, including the rich Philadelphian Henry Spofford III, an Englishman, Sir Francis Beekman. Lorelei is worried that Gus will find out about an old secret of hers and break off their engagement, she is afraid to open a wire that she receives from him.
Meanwhile, Dorothy flirts with a group of olympic sportsmen. Lorelei disapproves of this as the Olympians are poor. Lorelei chooses Josephus Gage. For Dorothy she chooses Henry Spofford. Lady Beekman is trying to sell her tiara to an American. Lorelei wishes to buy it, but does not have the money, so she decides to persuade Sir Francis to lend her the money. On arrival in Paris and Henry are becoming attracted to each other. Two French detectives and Louie Lemanteur, are looking for Lorelei, trying to recover Lady Beekman’s tiara, they don't speak much English. Josephus Gage arrives with Lorelei, it is suggested that everyone have cocktails, to Mrs Spofford’s delight, but Josephus does not drink, instead eating raw carrots. Henry, left alone with Dorothy, proposes marriage. Gus arrives and discovers that Lorelei is dating Josephus, his father has always disapproved of Lorelei. Gus retaliates by dating a dancer, promising to make her a star. Act IIEveryone is at a Paris club. Lady Beekman and the two detectives are still trying to recover her tiara.
Sir Francis is there with two ladies. Lorelei and Dorothy are there with Henry. Gus nearly comes to blows with Josephus; the floor show includes performances by Coquette. Lorelei sings too. Gus tells Lorelei, she admits that she shot a man in Little Rock. The Americans go home. Lorelei delays marrying Gus until his father accepts her. Mrs. Spofford gives Dorothy some advice. Gus's father, Mr. Esmond and finds that Lorelei is wearing a dress covered in his buttons and that she knows everything about his business, he approves of the marriage. The musical opened on Broadway at the Ziegfeld Theatre on December 8, 1949 and closed September 15, 1951, after 740 performances, it was produced by Herman Levin and Oliver Smith, directed by John C. Wilson, choreographed by Agnes de Mille, with vocal direction by Hugh Martin. Financial backers included Jr.. The original cast featured: Carol Channing as Lorelei Lee Yvonne Adair as Dorothy Shaw Rex Evans as Sir Francis Beekman Anita Alvarez as Gloria Stark Eric Brotherson as Henry Spofford Jack McCauley as Gus Esmond George S. Irving as Josephus Gage Irving Mitchell as Mr. Esmond, Sr. Alice Pearce as Mrs. Ella Spofford Reta Shaw as Lady Phyllis Beekman June Kirby as Sun BatherSeveral blonde actresses, including Betty Hutton, Jayne Mansfield, Mamie Van Doren, Barbara Eden and Morgan Fairchild, have starred in regional and summer stock productions of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes over the years.
The musical ran in the West End at the Princes Theatre, opening on August 20, 1962 for 223 performances, featured Dora Bryan as Lorelei Lee, Anne Hart as Dorothy, Bessie Love as Mrs. Ella Spofford. A revised version entitled Lorelei opened on Broadway at the Palace Theatre on January 27, 1974, ran for 320 performances; this production starred Carol Channing, for which she received a Tony Award nomination, Best Actress in a Musical. The Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam, revival ran in November 1994, featured KT Sullivan as Lorelei Lee, Karen Prunzik as Dorothy Shaw, Jamie Ross as Josephus Gage, Allen Fitzpatrick as Gus Esmond; the production transferred to Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre on April 10, 1995 and closed on April 30, 1995 after 16 previews and 8 performances. A concert staging of the musical was mounted as part of the "Discovering Lost Musicals" series directed and produced by Ian Marshall-Fisher at Barbican Cinema 1 in London in 1997, which featured Louise Gold as Lorelei Lee, Kim Criswell as Dorothy Shaw, Di
Bye, Bye, Baby (Baby Goodbye)
"Bye, Baby" is a popular song written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio, a member of The Four Seasons whose version of the song made it to No. 12 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1965. On the original issue of the single, the title was "Bye Bye Baby"; the song is about saying goodbye, not because the person is unloved, but rather the relationship is adulterous. After a winding seven-bar introduction in B minor, the song settles into a triplet-swing beat and thereafter alternates between two keys, F-sharp major and A major, bridging the gap with a five-step chromatic pivot-modulation. A cover version by British group The Symbols reached No. 44 in the UK Singles Chart in 1967. A cover of the song by the Bay City Rollers sold a million copies and hit No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart for six weeks from March 1975. It ended the year; the Four Seasons' version is quite sparse in instrumental backing, instead carried by the vocals, while the Bay City Rollers' version is faster and has a fuller backing sound. Played a whole step lower, it includes an eight-bar guitar solo by Eric Faulkner, not present in the original.
In the film Love Actually, the song is played by Daniel at his wife's funeral, by the DJ at Juliet and Peter's wedding reception. The anime Magical Hat uses a Japanese language variation of the song as ending theme; the Bay City Rollers' version was used in the soundtrack of the 2002 Channel 4 adaptation of White Teeth by Zadie Smith.