Clay tablet

In the Ancient Near East, clay tablets were used as a writing medium for writing in cuneiform, throughout the Bronze Age and well into the Iron Age. Cuneiform characters were imprinted on a wet clay tablet with a stylus made of reed. Once written upon, many tablets were dried in the air, remaining fragile; these unfired clay tablets could be soaked in water and recycled into new clean tablets. Other tablets, once written, were fired in hot kilns making them durable. Collections of these clay documents made up the first archives, they were at the root of first libraries. Tens of thousands of written tablets, including many fragments, have been found in the Middle East. In the Minoan/Mycenaean civilizations, surviving writing is that used for accounting. Tablets serving as labels, with the impression of the side of a wicker basket on the back, tablets showing yearly summaries, suggest a sophisticated accounting system. In this cultural region the tablets were never fired deliberately, as the clay was recycled on an annual basis.

However, some of the tablets were "fired" as a result of uncontrolled fires in the buildings where they were stored. The rest are still tablets of unfired clay, fragile. Writing was. In Mesopotamia, writing began as simple counting marks, sometimes alongside a non-arbitrary sign, in the form of a simple image, pressed into clay tokens or less cut into wood, stone or pots. In that way, recorded accounts of amounts of goods involved in a transaction could be made; this convention began when people developed agriculture and settled into permanent communities that were centered on large and organized trading marketplaces. These marketplaces traded sheep and bread loaves, recording the transactions with clay tokens; these very small clay tokens were continually used all the way from the pre-historic Mesopotamia period, 9000 BCE, to the start of the historic period around 3000 BCE, when the use of writing for recording was adopted. The clay tablet was thus being used by scribes to record events happening during their time.

Tools that these scribes used were styluses with sharp triangular tips, making it easy to leave markings on the clay. Pictographs began to appear on clay tablets around 4000 BCE, after the development of Sumerian cuneiform writing, a more sophisticated partial syllabic script evolved that by around 2500 BCE was capable of recording the vernacular, the everyday speech of the common people. Sumerians used. Pictograms are symbols that express a logogram, as the meaning of the word. Early writing began in Ancient Egypt using hieroglyphs. Early hieroglyphs and some of the modern Chinese characters are other examples of pictographs; the Sumerians shifted their writing to Cuneiform, defined as "Wedge writing" in Latin, which added phonetic symbols, syllabograms. Text on clay tablets took the forms of myths, essays, proverbs, epic poetry, laws and animals. What these clay tablets allowed was for individuals to record who and what was significant. An example of these great stories was The Story of Gilgamesh.

This story would tell of the great flood. Remedies and recipes that would have been unknown were possible because of the clay tablet; some of the recipes were stew, made with goat, garlic and sour milk. By the end of the 3rd Millennium BCE the "short story" was first attempted, as independent scribes entered into the philosophical arena, with stories like: The Debate between Bird and Fish, other topics. Communication grew faster. Important and private clay tablets were coated with an extra layer of clay, that no one else would read it; this means of communicating was used for over 3000 years in fifteen different languages. Sumerians and Eblaites all had their own clay tablet libraries; the Tărtăria tablets, the Danubian civilization, may be still older, having been dated by indirect method to before 4000 BCE, dating from as long ago as 5500 BCE, but their interpretation remains controversial because the tablets were fired in a furnace and the properties of the carbon changed accordingly. Fragments of tablets containing the Epic of Gilgamesh dating to 1800–1600 BCE have been discovered.

A full version has been found on tablets dated to the 1st millennium BCE. Tablets on Babylonian astronomical records date back to around 1800 BCE. Tablets discussing astronomical records continue through around 75 CE. Late Babylonian tablets at the British Museum refer to appearances of Halley's Comet in 164 BCE and 87 BCE. Clay tokens system Code of Hammurabi Sanskrit Complaint tablet to Ea-nasir, the oldest known complaint letter


SomeKindaWonderful is an American rock band from Cleveland, consisting of Jordy Towers on vocals, Sw1tched singer Ben Schigel on drums, Justin Andres on bass and keys and Sarah Dryer on percussion and vocals. Towers, a singer-songwriter signed to Interscope Records, formed the band in January 2013 during a visit to Olmsted Falls, Ohio after meeting and befriending local musicians Matthew Gibson and Schigel at a bar heading to a studio and recording the song "Reverse"; the band signed to Downtown Records and released their self-titled debut studio album on June 16, 2014. "Reverse" was released as their debut single and garnered initial support from Los Angeles modern rock station KROQ peaking at number 1 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. The band went on a US tour supporting New Politics and Bad Suns in Fall 2014. Spring 2015 they did "Burn It Up Tour," supported by Marc Scibilia. Following all of this, each of the members, except Jordy Towers, decided to retire from the touring life to start families.

In 2016, Towers decided to start creating new SomeKindaWonderful music. SKW was his brain child and didn't want to give it up since the success of "Reverse" kept fans wondering where SKW had gone. In July of the same year, Towers connected with German producer Nikolai Potthoff and started creating a new sound for SKW. Towers says, "I have captured the natural progression of where SKW should be; as we all know the musical landscape changes so and I think we've created some timeless records here and have changed with the times nicely" The EP is forthcoming. The lead single, released in July 2017, features rapper Casey Veggies. Towers says, "the track is a bass heavy alt soul song we wrote in 10 minutes one night on sleep deprivation and weed." Towers came into music as a rapper. Touring with Lupe Fiasco as his opening act on "The Cool" tour in 2008 when Towers went by the name "Optimus." Official website

The Partridge Family Album

The Partridge Family Album is the first studio album by The Partridge Family. It was released in October 1970 and included their first recording, "I Think I Love You", it has a picture of the whole family on the back and a small picture of David Cassidy and Shirley Jones. The album cover is made to look like an old-fashioned photo album; the original release of the album included a framed color photograph of the group. The exterior label promoting the inclusion of the hit song was affixed to the jacket itself, not the shrink wrap; the album reached #4 in the U. S. on the Billboard album chart and #6 in neighbouring Canada on the RPM 100 national album chart. It was engineered by Bob Kovach, it was arranged by Mike Melvoin, Billy Strange, Wes Farrell, Don Peake. A few of the songs on the album feature a choral pop sound by The Love Generation, who were the original voices of The Partridge Family before it was discovered that David Cassidy could sing, they were Ron Hicklin and Jackie Ward. Shortly after production on the first album and TV show began David Cassidy was promoted by Wes Farrell to lead singer.

From that point on they provided the backup vocals for all of the Partridge Family albums, along with Shirley Jones and assorted other singers. The songs on the album were written by such people as Tony Romeo, Terry Cashman, Tommy West, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil. All tracks from the album were featured in first season episodes of the TV show "Brand New Me" "Point Me in the Direction of Albuquerque" "Bandala" "I Really Want to Know You" "Only a Moment Ago" "I Can Feel Your Heartbeat" "I'm on the Road" "To Be Lovers" "Somebody Wants To Love You" "I Think I Love You" "Singing My Song" David Cassidy, Shirley Jones - vocals Dennis Budimir, Louie Shelton, Tommy Tedesco - guitar Joe Osborn, Max Bennett - bass Larry Knechtel, Mike Melvoin - keyboards Hal Blaine - drums