California (Mylène Farmer song)
"California" is a 1995 song recorded by the French artist Mylène Farmer. It was the third single from her fourth studio album, Anamorphosée, was released on 26 March 1996; the song marked her only collaboration with north-american movie screenwriter and director Abel Ferrara, who directed the expensive music video in which Farmer appears both as a bourgeois woman and a prostitute. A tribute to California, the song is deemed as one of Farmer's signature songs and has been performed during most of the singer's subsequent tours, it has met with relative success in France and Belgium, became one of her hits in Russia. Farmer wanted to release "California", one of the most daring songs of the album, via the marketing for Anamorphosée. However, it was released many months after, as the third single, but was aired on radio. Many fans regard this song as one of the most emblematic of Farmer. Among the different media for this single, there was a CD single distributed in a limited triptych digipack edition, a CD maxi which contains six tracks – this one is the only CD maxi in Farmer's career still for sale because, based on the number of tracks, it is referenced by Universal as a "mini-album" and is re-edited.
"California" was released in Germany with a new white cover. The various remixes are the result of a collaboration between Laurent Boutonnat / Bertrand Châtenet, various American DJs: Niki Gasolino & Peter Parker, Nils Ruzicka, Ramon Zenker. Two versions of the promotional CD were sent to radio stations on 29 February 1996; the designer Henry Neu said he was proud of having created it. The song is available on Anamorphosée in its original version, on the best of Les Mots in the shorter radio version; the song is placed at the beginning of the second CD, just before "XXL" and "L'Instant X", which does not comply with the chronological order of release of the singles respected in the track-listing. It was remixed in 2003 by Romain Tranchart and Rawman for the compilation RemixeS. "California" is the only song from the album Anamorphosée to refer to its singular name, was the second of Farmer's songs with an English title, after "Beyond My Control". The song begins with different sounds evoking the street: a door that slams, an English voice in a loudspeaker, a siren of a police car.
Farmer referred to her desire to live in America to make a new start in her life. The song has a "nagging rhythm" and "Anglo-Saxon sonorities". Lyrics play with "anglicisms and onomatopoeia". According to the psychologist Hugues Royer, the song is "the symbol of the rebirth by the exile"; the song is a tribute to California. The lyrics display a elegant vocabulary, with an alternance of lines and puns in French and English. There are many literary references: for example, the phrase "Vienne la nuit et sonne l'heure et moi je meurs / Entre apathie et pesanteur où je demeure" alludes to the French poem Le Pont Mirabeau, written by Guillaume Apollinaire, which contains the verse "Vienne la nuit sonne l'heure / Les jours s'en vont je demeure"; the video was directed by director Abel Ferrara. Producer Anouk Nora said. Farmer tried to contact him after seeing his film on a similar theme, Snake Eyes, with Madonna. In interviews, Farmer stated she phoned Ferrara many times they met in New York, she told him she wanted to play the role of a prostitute in the video, she wrote the screenplay in collaboration with him.
The video, a 5:18 Requiem Publishing production which cost about 600,000 euro, making it the most expensive music video of the year, was shot for three days and two nights in Los Angeles. Ferrara was puzzled by Farmer's insistence that he direct, she offered 200,000 dollars to shoot a three-minute music video which became a short film. Ferrara said; the man who plays Farmer's lover is the American actor Giancarlo Esposito, real prostitutes who appear in the video. Farmer said that she talked with the prostitutes before filming to learn more about prostitution and commented: "Freedom, for me, it may be a bitch who prostitutes on Hollywood Boulevard. We all have a vulgar side in us. Sex is an integral part of our lives", she said. At the beginning of the video, a young, rich couple is preparing to attend a reception. Meanwhile, a prostitute and a pimp are violently quarrelling. From her car, the rich woman looks at the prostitutes on the sidewalk and sees her double threatened with a knife by her pimp who murders her.
After the society reception, the rich woman gets bored and goes to the toilet where she disguises herself as a prostitute and joins those outside. She makes love with the pimp and savagely kills him to avenge the murdered prostitute; the first images of the video were published by French magazine Voici, which had managed to illegally acquire some shots during the production. In an interview on Paris Première in 1996, Farmer explained that the video, does not reflect her perception of California, adding: "It is a little caricature I would say, it is still focused on prostitution. Los Angeles is not only prostitution. I always wanted to play a prostitute and I admit that for "California", it came spontaneously, and so I called Abel Ferrara who evokes prostitution in his
California (Belinda Carlisle song)
"California" is a pop song written by Rick Nowels, Billy Steinberg and Maria Vidal, produced by David Tickle for Belinda Carlisle's sixth studio album A Woman and a Man. It was released as the album's fourth single in the UK and the third single in Australia as a CD single; the music video was directed by Philippe Gautier. Australian CD single"California" "In Too Deep" "Circle in the Sand" UK CD single 1"California" "Leave a Light On" "Live Your Life Be Free" "Heaven Is a Place on Earth" UK CD single 2"California" "Big Scary Animal" "I Get Weak" "In Too Deep" Lyrics
Hopalong Cassidy or Hop-along Cassidy is a fictional cowboy hero created in 1904 by the author Clarence E. Mulford, who wrote a series of popular short stories and many novels based on the character. In his early writings, Mulford portrayed the character as rude and rough-talking, he had a wooden leg. From 1935, the character—as played by movie actor William Boyd in films adapted from Mulford's books—was transformed into a clean-cut, sarsaparilla-drinking hero. Sixty-six popular films appeared; as portrayed on the screen, white-haired Bill "Hopalong" Cassidy was clad strikingly in black. He was well spoken, with a sense of fair play, he was called upon to intercede when dishonest characters took advantage of honest citizens. "Hoppy" and his white horse, Topper traveled through the West with two companions—one young and trouble-prone with a weakness for damsels in distress. The juvenile lead was successively played by James Ellison, Russell Hayden, George Reeves, Rand Brooks, Jimmy Rogers. George Hayes played Cassidy's grizzled sidekick, Windy Halliday.
After Hayes left the series because of a salary dispute with producer Harry Sherman, he was replaced by the comedian Britt Wood as Speedy McGinnis and by the veteran movie comedian Andy Clyde as California Carlson. Clyde, the most durable of the sidekicks, remained with the series. A few actors of future prominence appeared in Cassidy films, notably Robert Mitchum, who appeared in seven films at the beginning of his career; the 66 Hopalong Cassidy pictures were filmed by independent producers who released the films through the studios. The first "Hoppies", as the films were known, were distributed by Paramount Pictures to favorable returns, United Artists was the distributor after Paramount, they were noted for outdoor photography. Harry Sherman wanted to make more ambitious movies and tried to cancel the Cassidy series, but popular demand forced Sherman back into production, this time for United Artists. Sherman gave up the series in 1944. To do this, he gambled his future on Hopalong Cassidy, mortgaging most of what he owned to buy the character rights from Mulford and the backlog of movies from Sherman.
In the first film, Hopalong Cassidy got his name after being shot in the leg. Hopalong's "drink of choice" was the nonalcoholic sarsaparilla. Boyd resumed production in 1946, on lower budgets, continued through 1948, when "B" westerns were being phased out. Boyd thought Hopalong Cassidy might have a future in television, spent $350,000 to obtain the rights to his old films, approached the fledgling NBC network; the initial broadcasts were so successful that NBC could not wait for a television series to be produced and edited the feature films to broadcast length. On June 24, 1949, Hopalong Cassidy became the first network Western television series; the success of the television series made Boyd a star. The Mutual Broadcasting System began broadcasting a radio version, with Andy Clyde as the sidekick. In January 1950; the series and character were so popular that Hopalong Cassidy was featured on the cover of national magazines such as Look and Time. Boyd earned millions as Hopalong from merchandise licensing and endorsement deals.
In 1950, Hopalong Cassidy was featured on the first lunchbox to bear an image, causing sales of Aladdin Industries lunch boxes to jump from 50,000 units to 600,000 units per year. In stores, more than 100 companies in 1950 manufactured $70 million of Hopalong Cassidy products, including children's dinnerware, roller skates, soap and jackknives. There was a new demand for Hopalong Cassidy features in movie theaters, Boyd licensed reissue distributor Film Classics to make new film prints and advertising accessories. Another 1950 enterprise saw the home-movie company Castle Films manufacturing condensed versions of the Paramount films for 16 mm and 8 mm film projectors. In January 1950 Dan Spiegel began to draw a syndicated comic strip with scripts by Royal King Cole. Thanks to the earlier series which showed edited versions of his films, Boyd began work on a separate series of half-hour westerns made for television; the theme music for the television show was written by L. Wolfe Gilbert; the show ranked number 7 in the 1949 Nielsen ratings, number 9 in the 1950-1951 season and number 28 in 1951-1952.
The success of the show and tie-ins inspired juvenile television westerns such as The Range Rider, Tales of the Texas Rangers, Annie Oakley, The Gene Autry Show, The Roy Rogers Show. After Boyd's death, his company devoted to Hopalong Cassidy, U. S. Television Office, retained control of Cassidy films but, by the mid-1960s, had withdrawn them from television and sales in home movie markets; this remained the situation until the mid-1990s, after many Cassidy fans had died, when the company made available to The Western Channe
California (1927 film)
California is a 1927 American Western silent film directed by W. S. Van Dyke and written by Marian Ainslee, Ruth Cummings and Frank Davis; the film stars Dorothy Sebastian, Marc McDermott, Frank Currier and Fred Warren. The film was released on May 1927, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Tim McCoy as Capt. Archibald Gillespie Dorothy Sebastian as Carlotta del Rey Marc McDermott as Drachano Frank Currier as Don Carlos del Rey Fred Warren as Kit Carson Lillian Leighton as Duenna Edwin Terry as Brig. Gen. Stephen W. Kearny California on IMDb
California (Blink-182 album)
California is the seventh studio album by American rock band Blink-182, released on July 1, 2016 through BMG. Produced by John Feldmann, it is the first album by the band to feature vocalist/guitarist Matt Skiba, who replaced former member Tom DeLonge. After touring and releasing the band's sixth album Neighborhoods, it became difficult for the trio to record new material, due to DeLonge's various projects. After disagreements, the remaining members of the group—vocalist/bassist Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker—sought separation from DeLonge and recruited Skiba, best known as the frontman of rock band Alkaline Trio, in his place. California was March 2016 with Feldmann, he was the group's first new producer since longtime collaborator Jerry Finn. Prior to his involvement, the trio began writing together in September 2015 and completed dozens of songs, they decided to shelve them upon working with Feldmann to start fresh, they proceeded to record another 28 songs. The band, as well as Feldmann, would spend 18 hours in the studio a day, aiming to start and complete multiple songs in that timeframe.
The album's title comes from the band's home state of California, its artwork was illustrated by the street artist D*Face. The album debuted at number one in the US and several other countries, was the group's first domestic chart-topper in 15 years, first in the UK, it received a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Album. Its first two singles, "Bored to Death" and "She's Out of Her Mind", charted well on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart. California received mixed reviews from music critics, with some praising the band's return to their classic sound and others criticizing the length of the album as well as Feldmann's input and production; the band supported the album with a large headlining tour in North Europe. A deluxe edition of the album, containing eleven new songs, was released in May 2017. After reforming in early 2009, Blink-182 toured worldwide and the group released its sixth studio album, Neighborhoods; the band members recorded the majority of the album on their own in different studios, resulting in an extension of the bandmates' miscommunication and tension.
The trio parted ways with their record label, Interscope in 2012 self-releasing an extended play, Dogs Eating Dogs, that holiday season. Plans for a seventh Blink-182 album were delayed numerous times due to guitarist Tom DeLonge's involvement in his other group, Angels & Airwaves, as well as other projects. In the interim, the band mounted an anniversary tour for its self-titled fifth album, headlined the Reading and Leeds festivals. By the time DeLonge spoke to Rock Sound in November 2014, there was still little work completed on the album: "We're just getting to that point of starting... There's no timeline at the moment." By the time a record deal was finalized one month DeLonge backed out of recording and performing commitments by email—which led bassist Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker to seek legal separation from him in what Hoppus described as a "friendly divorce" from DeLonge. Hoppus soon revealed that it was "a very difficult struggle" to corral DeLonge into working with the group, while Barker asserted that DeLonge's behavior was motivated by money.
He claimed that he quit the band more than once prior to the group's separation. DeLonge countered these accusations by arguing that he was being forced to drop his other projects, calling their actions "defensive and divisive." As he continued to pursue said projects—including a solo album composed of purported Blink-182 demos, To the Stars... Demos and Ends—he related to the press that he was "totally willing and interested in playing with those guys again." Meanwhile, Blink-182 performed two club shows and a slot at the Musink Tattoo Convention & Music Festival in March 2015 with Alkaline Trio vocalist/guitarist Matt Skiba filling in for DeLonge. Barker and Hoppus met with Skiba over a lunch to discuss filling in for DeLonge, began rehearsals with the group. After the shows, Skiba returned to Alkaline Trio for a string of dates and released Kuts, an album from his other band, The Sekrets. After legal battles with DeLonge were worked out, Skiba rejoined Blink-182 as an official member, the trio began preparations for new music in August 2015.
The trio began writing together for the first time at Barker's studio, Opra Music in North Hollywood, in September 2015. The group recorded demos for upwards of 30 -- 40 songs. California was produced by John Feldmann and recorded at his studio, Foxy Studios, in Woodland Hills, California between January and March 2016. Feldmann the frontman of the band Goldfinger, became better known for his production work with artists such as 5 Seconds of Summer and All Time Low. Barker was the first to reach out to Feldmann about producing, he had known the members of Blink-182 for over two decades, as the group had performed shows with Goldfinger. He is the first new producer to work with Blink-182 since the death of the band's longtime producer, Jerry Finn, who last worked with the band in 2003. Feldmann "worshipped" Finn and his approach to producing. "I never thought there'd be anybody that could come close to replacing Jerry, John is the closest that we've come to someone who could fill that capacity," said Hoppus.
The group invited Feldmann to hear its demos, he suggested that the band regroup at his studio the next day to make a fresh start. The next day, the group wrote three songs, including the lead single "Bored to Death"; as the band continued to write and record, the trio chose to shelve their earlier reco
California (Lenny Kravitz song)
"California" is the second single produced, written and performed by Lenny Kravitz from his album Baptism, released on June 9, 2004