Daisy (Dog's Eye View album)
Daisy is the second studio album from the American rock band, Dog's Eye View. The follow-up to the band's successful 1995 album, Happy Nowhere, Daisy was released on August 19, 1997. Dog's Eye View's singer and songwriter, Peter Stuart, publicly stated that work for Daisy was more difficult for him than for 1995's Happy Nowhere. In 2000, Stuart told MTV News, "The band worked for the first record, but on the second record, it just felt like I was carrying this albatross." He criticized their record label, Columbia Records, for a lack of support with Dog's Eye View's sophomore effort. Stuart announced a break from Dog's Eye View after Daisy's release to pursue a solo album. Dog's Eye View did not reunite again until production began for their third album, Tomorrow Always Comes, released in 2006. "The Trouble With Love" - 4:04 "Homecoming Parade" - 4:22 "What Do You Do?" - 3:16 "Last Letter Home" - 4:10 "Falling in Place" - 4:30 "Let It Lie" - 3:50 "Goodbye to Grace" - 3:48 "Vows" - 4:14 "Hollywood" - 4:49 "Did You Get Hurt" - 5:14 "The Shallows" - 3:40 "Umbrella" - 3:33
Erigeron glaucus is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common name seaside fleabane, beach aster, or seaside daisy. This wildflower is native to the coastline of Oregon and California where it grows on beaches, coastal bluffs and dunes; this is a perennial daisy reaching heights between 5 and 30 centimetres with branching, nodding stems which may be glandular and hairy to hairless. It grows from a stout rhizome and produces thick, rounded to spoon-shaped leaves, sometimes with a few teeth along the edges, each two to 13 centimeters long, its stems bear inflorescences of one to 15 flower heads which are variable in size from one to over three centimeters wide. The centers contain golden yellow disc florets and the edges are fringed with ray florets which may be long or quite short, are shades of deep blue and purple to nearly white. While typical habitats include coastal bluffs, one specialised plant association is found within the two Cupressus macrocarpa dominant forests in Monterey County, California.
Erigeron glaucus occurs in several different plant associations. One of the specialized habitats is within the Monterey Cypress forests of the Central California coast. C. Michael Hogan and Michael P. Frankis. 2009. Monterey Cypress: Cupressus macrocarpa, GlobalTwitcher.com ed. N. Stromberg Jepson Manual. 1993. Jepson Manual Treatment: Erigeron glaucus United States Department of Agriculture Plants Profile Calphotos Photo gallery, University of California
Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling
Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling known as GLOW or G. L. O. W. was a women's professional wrestling promotion that began in 1986 and continued in various forms after it left television. Colorful characters, strong women, over-the-top comedy sketches were integral to the series' success. Most of the performers were actresses, dancers or stunt women hoping to enter show business; the Bleacher Report ranked GLOW at #15 on its list of the 25 worst wrestling promotions in 2011. GLOW was created by David B. McLane, based on his seeing the reactions of fans to women's wrestling when he was an announcer and promoter with the World Wrestling Association, run by Dick the Bruiser; the Bruiser didn't think it would work in Indianapolis. Women's wrestling was regarded as a novelty act, McLane was advised to drop the idea. McLane went to Hollywood, posting casting notices in Variety. Over 500 women showed up to audition at The Hyatt on Sunset; the first audition was at Gold's Gym. From that group, a dozen women began six weeks of training at the Broadway Boxing Gym at 108th and Broadway in Watts, Los Angeles.
Mando Guerrero was chosen to train them. McLane brought in wrestling veteran Cynthia Peretti, known in wrestling as Princess Jasmine, to take over from Mr. Guerrero. Peretti wrestled as the character known as "Pepper". McLane formed a partnership with the television distribution company known as the Independent Network Incorporated, headed by former Lorimar-Telepictures executive Irv Holender. Holender's previous credits had included producing Gumby, revived about the same time, it was through Holender that McLane met Meshulam Riklis, chairman of Rapid-American Corporation, a conglomerate of companies, which included ownership of the Riviera Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Riklis arranged for GLOW to be hosted from the Riviera Hotel. Holender's firm was in charge of distribution and McLane headed the venture. Matt Cimber, who had directed the movie Butterfly, starring Riklis' wife Pia Zadora, was brought in to provide creative services and direct the shows. A number of the original dozen GLOWs moved to Las Vegas and were supplemented by local women, many, actresses and showroom dancers.
Lauri Thompson, now a Las Vegas attorney, played Susie Spirit. She was lead dancer in the Folies Bergère at the Tropicana. Thompson recruited others, creating a recruiting chain of other dancers. One of those, Lorilyn Palmer, who played Colonel Ninotchka, took over training the new women. Jeanne Basone, a phlebotomist at the time, was the first GLOW Girl hired and played the character Hollywood, says David McLane. Basone appeared in Playboy, part of a pictorial titled Lethal Women, she started her own wrestling Production Company HollywouldProductions. The show was introduced at the 1986 NATPE Convention. Following the successful initial sale to 30 major television markets in the US and 6 other countries, McLane brought in Jackie Stallone, mother of Sylvester Stallone, to play kayfabe GLOW owner and the manager of the Good Girls. Kitty Burke as Aunt Kitty, was the manager for the Bad Girls. Stallone had been promoting a physical fitness gym for women only; the syndicated GLOW TV show was produced for four seasons.
Seasons 1 and 2 were shot at the Riviera on Saturday afternoons with a casino crowd. McLane and the majority of the original cast left the company in a dispute over the domination of low brow, Hee Haw style comedy Cimber had infused into the show. McLane's new promotion became Powerful Women of Wrestling. Seasons 3 and 4 were filmed at a former warehouse building three miles east of the Riviera hotel which would be a Harley-Davidson outlet. Cimber cast new actresses to play the wrestlers, they wrestled eight matches per live event. The show itself differed from Vince McMahon's World Wrestling Federation in that the venture held live events only for the purpose of taping television programming, versus running live shows in various city locations each week, they had actual television seasons consisting of 26 episodes that were each rerun once to complete the year, with a total of 104 episodes produced and aired. As Cimber focused on producing, Andrew Hecker directed episodes. A fifth season was being shot.
Hecker directed an initial revival attempt in 1991, which became the pay per view special, GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling: Canvas Carnage, which included clips from every performer in the company's history including McLane's return as host. McLane created Women of Wrestling directed by Hecker, in 2000. McLane performed as the ring announcer and host for Seasons 1 and 2. McLane's announcing voice was replaced in Season 2 to add more comedy feel to the episodes, using Miles Headlock, "Motormouth" Mike Morgan. Steve Blance was the senior referee in Season 2 before becoming GLOW's "commissioner" in Seasons 3 and 4, he was the regular recipient of a GLOW Girl beatdown in Season 2. Johnny Cafarella hosted Seasons 3 and 4, was the figurehead owner and served as company manager after the departure of McLane in 1987; each of the GLOW performers had their own rap song. It was shown on videotape prior to that wrestler's match. Similar to other wrestling promotions' use of wrestler-specific entrance themes, this gimmick may have been influenced by the Chicago Bears' "Super Bowl Shuffle".
The music for the rap was written by Hank Donig, who did the music for the firs
Nothing Is Sound
Nothing Is Sound is the fifth studio album by American alternative rock band Switchfoot. It was released on September 13, 2005, debuted at number three on the Billboard 200; the first single from this album was "Stars,", the number one most-added song on Modern Rock Radio, received much airplay on alternative rock stations upon release. A second single "We Are One Tonight" was released in early 2006, but without much success on the Billboard charts; the album was marred by major controversy over the inclusion of XCP copy protection distributed on all copies of the disc. This led to bassist Tim Foreman posting a detailed work-around on the band's website. Nothing Is Sound was at the forefront of the Sony BMG CD copy prevention scandal, which led to the recall of all CDs that contained the protection. After the large success of Switchfoot's previous record, The Beautiful Letdown, the band found itself touring and were forced to work on most of the new record while on the road; as a result, many of the songs on Nothing Is Sound made their public debuts at various shows on the tours.
Every night on tour, the band would write parts to new songs, test them out during the shows."There's nothing like playing a new song in front of real people with real opinions. The people at those shows, they shaped this song as much as anyone," lead singer Jon Foreman said. Nothing Is Sound is characterized as being a much "darker" album compared to Switchfoot's other releases. Jon Foreman hinted that the album could be viewed as "a dark chapter revealing more mysteries to be solved". Lyrically the songs explore topics ranging from loneliness, the end of the world, anti-entropy, the commercialization of sex; the band has always viewed the album as being more hopeful than anything, pointing to songs like "The Shadow Proves the Sunshine" as how a dark theme can be positive. Foreman says, "I may write about how everything is meaningless, but it’s a hopeful thing for me to be proven wrong.". The song is a fan favourite and is played live at their shows. Musically, the record features the most densely layered guitar work by the band to date.
This is attributed to the official addition to the band of touring guitarist Drew Shirley, whose work on the song "Golden" provided a "mellow, ethereal roof over top of the song," as Foreman noted. "Noise never sounded more beautiful!" In October, just over a month after its original release date, Nothing Is Sound was certified gold by the RIAA for selling 500,000 copies. The incredible pacing tapered off following the revelation of Sony's rootkit on the disks; the November 1, 2006 edition of Billboard magazine reported that Nothing Is Sound had sold 549,000 units. It debuted on the Billboard 200 at number three, being the highest that any Switchfoot album has placed. "Stars" is the best charting single of the album, reaching as high as 16 on the modern rock chart, number 68 on the Billboard Hot 100. In November 2005, it was revealed that Sony was distributing albums with Extended Copy Protection, a controversial feature that automatically installed rootkit software on any Microsoft Windows machine upon insertion of the disc.
In addition to preventing the CDs contents from being copied, it was revealed that the software reported the users' listening habits back to Sony and exposed the computer to malicious attacks that exploited insecure features of the rootkit software. Though Sony refused to release a list of the affected CDs, the Electronic Frontier Foundation identified Nothing Is Sound as one of the discs with the invasive software. Bassist Tim Foreman posted a way around the protection on the bands message boards; the original post was soon deleted, which caused some people to speculate that Sony would sue the band over this issue. However, no legal action has been taken. Jon Foreman would say that he felt the album was "tainted" by this. An additional copy protection problem was found on some of the disks that were published by EMI; these disks contained. Some copies of that version were recalled due to incorrect copy protection settings, although they were exchanged for other copy-protected copies with the correct settings.
A DualDisc version of Nothing is Sound was released with standard editions of the album. Notable is the fact; the DVD-side of the album featured the entire album in 5.1 Surround sound, includes an 30-minute-long documentary on the making of the album. Switchfoot's first music video from this album is "Stars", filmed entirely underwater. Switchfoot has since released a live video version of "Stars", another two videos for the album's second single "We Are One Tonight"; the band filmed a video for the song "Happy Is a Yuppie Word" in anticipation of its being released as the first single. However, it was never formally released, but was included on the DVD Switchfootage 2 along with a video for The Blues. In addition to the mainstay tracks listed above, the album was released with extra material at different stores. Albums purchased at Target stores contained an extra track called "Goodnight Punk"; the song was considered for the album The Beautiful Letdown but was cut from the final selection. Albums purchased at Wal-Mart contained a Christmas song called "Old Borego" as a bonus track, which Jon Foreman had penned earlier for a charity album released locally in the band's hometown of San Diego.
In Japan, the album was released with an alternative version of "Dare You to Move", featured during a montage in the band's DVD "Switchfootage", along with
Glebionis coronaria called Chrysanthemum coronarium, is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family. It is native to the Mediterranean region, it is naturalized in East Asia and in scattered locations in North America. Glebionis coronaria is used as a leaf vegetable. English language common names include garland chrysanthemum, chrysanthemum greens, edible chrysanthemum, crowndaisy chrysanthemum, chop suey green, crown daisy, Japanese-green. A leafy herb, the garland chrysanthemum is one of the few annual plants in its genus, it has yellow ray florets grouped in aromatic, bipinnately lobed leaves. The vegetable grows well in mild or cold climates, but will go into premature flowering in warm summer conditions. Seeds are sown in early fall. "The plant is rich in minerals and vitamins with potassium concentrations at 610 mg/100 g and carotene at 3.4 g/100 g in edible portions. In addition, the plant contains various antioxidants that have potential long-term benefits for human health, although toxic properties have been observed.
Extracts from C. coronarium var. spatiosum have been shown to inhibit growth of Lactobacillus casei, a beneficial human intestinal bacterium." The plant's greens are used in many Asian cuisines. They appear in Cantonese dishes and Hong Kong cuisine in stews and hotpots; the leaves are an important ingredient in Taiwanese oyster omelettes and, when young, are used along with stems to flavor soup and stir-fry. In Japan, it is called "spring chrysanthemum", is used in nabemono. Korean cookery uses the greens in soups and alone as a side dish. In a hotpot, it is added at the last moment to the pot to avoid overcooking. In Crete, a variety of the species called mantilida has its tender shoots eaten raw or steamed by the locals
Osteospermum, is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the Calenduleae, one of the smaller tribes of the sunflower/daisy family Asteraceae. They are known as the African daisies. Osteospermum used to belong to the genus Dimorphotheca, but only the annual species remain in that genus; the genus Osteospermum is closely related to the small genus Chrysanthemoides, such as C. incana and C. monilifera. The scientific name is derived from Latin spermum, it has been given several common names: African daisy, South African daisy, Cape daisy and blue-eyed daisy. There are about 50 species, native to Africa, 35 species in southern Africa, the southwestern Arabian Peninsula, they are half-hardy subshrubs. Their alternate leaves are green; the leaf form is lanceolate. The leaf margin is entire; the daisy-like composite flower consists of disc florets and ray florets, growing singly at the end of branches or sometimes in inflorescences of terminal corymbose cymes. The disc florets are pseudo-bisexual and come in several colors such as blue and purple.
The hardy types show a dark blue center in the disc until the yellow pollen is shed. The ray florets are female and are found diverse colors such as white, pink, mauve to yellow; some cultivars have "spooned" petals such as "Pink Whirls". Many species flower a second time late summer. Hardy types show profuse flowering in the spring. Osteospermum are popular in cultivation, where they are used in summer bedding schemes in parks and gardens. Numerous hybrids and cultivars have been grown with a wide range of tropical colors. Yellow cultivars tend to have a yellow center. Plants prefer a warm and sunny position and rich soil, although they tolerate poor soil, salt or drought well. Modern cultivars flower continuously when watered and fertilised well, dead-heading is not necessary, because they do not set seed easily. If planted in a container, soil should be prevented from drying out completely. If they do, the plants will go into "sleep mode" and survive the period of drought, but they will abort their flower buds and not come back into flower.
Moreover, roots are susceptible to rotting if watered too profusely after the dry period. Most sold cultivars are grown as annuals, are hybrids of O. jucundum, O. ecklonis and O. grandiflorum and can be hardy to -2 °C. If hardy, they can be grown as shrubs. Cultivars: Osteospermum acanthospermum Osteospermum amplectens Osteospermum attenuatum Osteospermum australe Osteospermum barberae Osteospermum breviradiatum, Lemoenboegoe Osteospermum burttianum Osteospermum calendulaceum L. f. Stinking Roger Osteospermum caulescens Osteospermum clandestinum Osteospermum dentatum Osteospermum ecklonis Norl. Cape marguerite, blue-and-white daisybush Osteospermum fruticosum Norl. Trailing African daisy, shrubby daisybush Osteospermum grandidentatum, Yellow trailing daisy Osteospermum grandiflorum Osteospermum hyoseroides Osteospermum imbricatum Osteospermum jucundum T. Norl. South African daisy Osteospermum microphyllum Osteospermum monocephalum Norl. Osteospermum muricatum E. Mey. Ex DC. Osteospermum oppositifolium Osteospermum pinnatum Osteospermum polygaloides Osteospermum potbergense AR Wood & B.
Nord Osteospermum rigidum Osteospermum rotundifolium Osteospermum sinuatum Norl. Osteospermum spinescens Osteospermum subulatum DC. Osteospermum tomentosum Osteospermum triquetrum L. f. Osteospermum vaillantiiA phylogenetic study has revealed that several changes had to be made to this genus: Osteospermum section Blaxium belongs in the genus Dimorphotheca the subgenus Tripteris had to be separated from Osteospermum the genus Oligocarpus has to be separated from Osteospermum Osteospermum sanctae-helenae, endemic to St. Helena, belongs to Oligocarpus. New species are still being discovered, such as O. australe, O. burttianum and O. potbergense. Nordenstam, B. and Bremer, Kare. "Tribe Calenduleae" in: Asteraceae: Cladistics and Classification. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press, 1994. ISBN 0-88192-275-7. Pp. 365–376. A phylogenetic study of the Calenduleae - Bertil Nordenstam & Ida Trift Osteospermum.com - a website with lots of information and photographs Sunadora Osteospermums
Daisy (Bonnie Pink song)
"Daisy" is Bonnie Pink's twelfth single. The single was released under the East West Japan label on October 16, 1999. Shortcut Daisy Not Ready Toughness Hang Glider