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Deftones is an American alternative metal band formed in Sacramento, California in 1988. It was formed by Stephen Carpenter, Abe Cunningham and Dominic Garcia. During their first five years, the band's lineup changed several times, but stabilized in 1993 when Cunningham rejoined after his departure in 1990; the lineup remained stable for fifteen years, with the exception of keyboardist and turntablist Frank Delgado being added in 1999. The band is known as one of the most experimental groups to have come from the alternative metal scene, are sometimes dubbed by critics as "the Radiohead of metal". Deftones have released eight albums since their inception. After the lineup settled in 1993, the band secured a recording contract with Maverick Records, subsequently released their debut album Adrenaline in 1995. Promoting the album by touring exhaustively with other bands in the scene, Deftones managed to gain a dedicated fan base through word of mouth, their sophomore album Around the Fur was released in 1997, reached chart positions along with its singles, became the band's first to receive certification from the RIAA.

The band found further success with their third album White Pony, which saw a transition away from their earlier, more aggressive sound into a more experimental direction. Its lead single "Change" is the band's most commercially successful single, the track "Elite" won a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance, their self-titled fourth album was released in 2003. While the group's critical success continued, sales proved to be lackluster compared to White Pony; the follow-up, Saturday Night Wrist, was released in 2006 after a temporary falling out within the band due to creative tensions. Its completion was delayed by personal issues within the band, some of which influenced its material. In 2008, while Deftones were working on an album tentatively titled Eros, Cheng was involved in a traffic collision; as a result, he was left in a minimally conscious state until his death in 2013 of cardiac arrest. After Cheng's accident, Deftones halted production on Eros. Quicksand bassist Sergio Vega, who had filled in as a touring member to replace Cheng became his permanent replacement.

The band released Koi No Yokan in 2010 and 2012 respectively. Their latest release, titled Gore, was released in 2016; when Stephen Carpenter was 15 years old, he was hit by a car while skateboarding. Confined to a wheelchair for several months, he began teaching himself guitar by playing along to bands such as Anthrax, Stormtroopers of Death and Metallica; the driver paid Carpenter a cash settlement that allowed the band to purchase equipment, but Abe Cunningham commented in a 2007 interview that the story about the settlement was "a myth about how our band was started." Carpenter and Chino Moreno were childhood friends. All three went to C. K. McClatchy High School in Sacramento and remained friends through the city's skateboarding scene. Carpenter was a fan of heavy metal, Moreno was interested in hardcore punk bands such as Bad Brains and post-punk and new wave bands such as Depeche Mode; when Moreno found out that Carpenter played guitar, he set up a jam session with Cunningham, who played drums, the three began playing in Carpenter's garage around 1988.

They recruited bassist Dominic Garcia some time after, the band became a four-piece. When Cunningham left Deftones to join Phallucy, another band from Sacramento, Garcia switched to drums. Chi Cheng joined to play bass, the band recorded a four-track demo soon afterwards. John Taylor replaced Garcia on drums in 1991, until Cunningham's return in 1993. Within two years, the band began playing club shows and expanded their gigging territory to San Francisco and Los Angeles, where they played shows alongside bands such as Korn. While closing for another band in L. A. after the majority of the audience had left, the band impressed a Maverick Records representative. They were signed to the label after performing three of their songs for Freddy DeMann and Guy Oseary. Carpenter created the band's name by combining the hip hop slang term "def" with the suffix "-tones,"; the name is a pun on the term "tone deaf." The band's debut album, was recorded at Bad Animals Studio in Seattle and released on October 3, 1995.

It was produced by Deftones and Terry Date. While they were unsuccessful, the band built a dedicated fan base through extensive touring, word-of-mouth and Internet promotion. Through their efforts, Adrenaline went on to sell over 220,000 copies, it is regarded as an important part of the 1990s nu metal movement. An early track which predated Adrenaline but did not make the album's final cut was "Teething"; the band can be seen performing the song live during one of the film's scenes. The album spent 21 weeks on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, reaching a peak position of 23; when asked what he attributed the album's success to, Cheng responded. We've been together for eight years, on the road for two, we do it with honesty and integrity—and the kids can tell"; the album was certified gold by the RIAA on July 7, 1999, was certified platinum on September 23, 2008. Regarding t

Hudson Ford

Hudson Ford were a UK rock band-style duo, formed when John Ford and Richard Hudson left Strawbs in 1973. The original lineup featured Hudson and Ford along with Chris Parren on keyboards, Mickey Keen on guitars, Gerry Conway on drums. Conway was replaced by Ken Laws. Mickey Keen left the band in December 1974 and was replaced by Mick Clarke of The Roy Young Band. Mick Clarke was not replaced; the lineup remained stable from that point until the group dissolved in late 1977. The first album Nickelodeon featured session musicians including Rick Wakeman. In 1979 they re-surfaced billed as The Monks. Hudson and Ford had been in Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera in the mid 1960s and they both left that group and joined Strawbs, where they stayed until forming "Hudson Ford". John Ford – vocals, bass guitar, guitar Richard Hudson – vocals, sitar Chris Parren – keyboards Mickey Keen - guitar Gerry Conway - drums Ken Laws – drums Mick Clarke - guitar Nickelodeon Free Spirit Worlds Collide Repertoire - compilation Daylight Hudson Ford - The A&M Albums "Pick Up The Pieces" - - Number 8 "Burn Baby Burn" - - Number 15 "Floating In The Wind" - - Number 35 "Are You Dancing" - List of performers on Top of the Pops List of former A&M Records artists

2014 Liberty Bowl

The 2014 Liberty Bowl was an American college football bowl game played on December 29, 2014, at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee. The 56th edition of the Liberty Bowl, it featured the Texas A&M Aggies of the Southeastern Conference and the West Virginia Mountaineers of the Big 12 Conference, it began at 1:00 p.m. CST and aired on ESPN, it was one of the 2014 -- 15 bowl games. Sponsored by automobile parts and accessories store AutoZone, it was known as the AutoZone Liberty Bowl; this was the first meeting between these two teams. This was the 2nd Liberty Bowl appearance for both schools, Texas A&M's first was in 1975 and West Virginia's was in 1964; this was the first for Texas A&M as a member of the SEC and the first for West Virginia as a member of the Big 12. Source

Priyatama (2014 film)

Priyatama is a 2014 Marathi film. The film is the story of Parsha and Gauri in a small village of Maharashtra in 1951, who fall in love despite belonging to different social classes and opposite lifestyles. Priyatama was released in theaters on 14 February 2014. Parsha belongs to a community in Maharashtra, known as "Potraj", who are said to be messengers of Goddess Lakshmi, devote their entire lives to this service; this community travels around and makes temporary shelters at each village, feeding themselves on grains donated by villagers, as they are not allowed to live normal lives. Members of Potraj carry a whip, called Korda, practice mortification of the flesh, as a way to please Lakshmi. Parsha soon meets Gauri, a sweet young village girl belonging to a rich family, her father is Sarpanch of that village. Gauri is scared of Parsha, but soon she begins to see a different person in him and they both start developing feelings for each other, their mutual feelings get stronger with every meeting.

Soon, they realize that they cannot live without each other, conflict arises when they face rough reactions from both ends of society. The film draws inspiration from Shakespeare's play and Juliet. Siddarth Jadhav as Parsha Girija Joshi as Gauri Sagar Satpute as shiva The soundtrack of Priyatama was composed by Chaitanya Adkar while the lyrics were provided by Prakash Holkar and Abhay Inamdar. Official website


The syssitia were, in Ancient Greece, common meals for men and youths in social or religious groups in Crete and Sparta but in Megara in the time of Theognis and Corinth in the time of Periander. The banquets spoken of by Homer relate to the tradition; some reference to similar meals can be found in Carthage and according to Aristotle, it prevailed still earlier amongst the Oenotrians of Southern Italy. The origin of the syssitia is unknown. In Sparta, where the system was most evolved, they were called pheiditia; the term is a corruption of φιλίτια philitia, a word corresponding to the Cretan Hetairia. It was a daily obligatory banquet comparable to a military mess. Before the 5th century BC, the ritual was referred to as the ὰνδρεῖα andreia "belonging to men". Obligation was total. Lesser excuses, such as being away on a hunt, implied a requirement to provide a present to the table; the participation at syssitia was, as for other aspects of agoge, obligatory for membership in the Homoioi, the peers.

Spartans were admitted from the age of twenty after a ritual described by Plutarch in his Life of Lycurgus: "each man in the company took a little ball of soft bread, which they were to throw into a deep basin, which a waiter carried round upon his head. And if there were but one of these pieces in the basin, the suitor was rejected, so desirous were they that all the members of the company should be agreeable to each other; the basin was called caddichus, the rejected candidate had a name thence derived". It was possible for the young man to be presented by his erastes, a father figure, the elder in a pederastic relationship; each person was supplied with a cup of mixed wine, filled again when required, although drunkenness was not tolerated. Following a main meal of black broth, an επαικλον was served, which consisted of game, fruit and other delicacies. Alcman tells that at the banquets and drinking entertainments of the men it was fit for the guests to sing the paean; the arrangements were under the supervision of the polemarch.

Each member was required to contribute a monthly share to the common pot, the φιδίτης phidites, of which the composition has been noted by Dicaearchus: 77 litres of barley, 39 litres of wine, 3 kilograms of cheese, 1.5 kilograms of figs, 10 Aegina obolus, which served to purchase meat. That served to prepare the main dish, the black broth, of which Athenaeus noted the ingredients: pork, salt and blood; the kleros, the allotment given to each Spartan and cultivated by helots, was supposed to allow all citizens to pay their share. If that proved impossible, they were excluded from the syssitia.. The number of members in each syssitia remains vague. According to Plutarch in Life of Lycurgus, there were 15 men in each syssitia, but in his Life of Agis, the king divides his 4,500 citizens into 15 phidites of 400 or 200 members, 7 phidites of 400, 7 of 200, 300 hippeis; the ancient Cretan name for the syssitia was andreia, the singular of which (ὰνδρεῖον was used to denote the building or public hall in which they were given.

The name (εταιριαι hetairiai was used. As in Sparta, the meals were for male youths only. Based on at least one source, however, it is possible that in some of the Dorian states, there were syssitia of young unmarried women; the citizens were divided into messes that appear to have been along kinship lines, but vacancies were filled at the discretion of the members. Ζευς'Εταιρειος was the presiding deity. According to Dosiadas, cited in Athenaeus, each town in Crete had two public buildings; the upper part had two tables for foreign guests, tables for the citizen members and a third table to the right of the entrance for Zeus Khenios used for offerings and libations. Cretan syssitia were distinguished by temperance, they always sat at their tables in times, when the custom of reclining had been introduced in Sparta. The entertainment began with prayer to the libations; each of the adult citizens received an equal portion of fare, with the exception of the Archon, or "Master of the Tables".who was in ancient times one of the Kosmi and more a member of the Gerousia.

The Archon received four portions: "one as a common citizen, a second as President, a third for the house or building, a fourth for the furniture", which seems to imply that the care of the building and the provision of the necessary utensils and furniture were his responsibility. A free-born woman managed service, she had three or four male assistants under her, each of whom again was provided with two menial servants. Strangers were served before citizens and before the Archon

Bernhard Heisig

Bernhard Heisig was a German painter and graphic artist. Long-time director of the Leipzig Academy and a leading figure in East Germany's "Leipzig School," which included Wolfgang Mattheuer and Werner Tübke, he painted in the tradition of Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, Oskar Kokoschka, his experiences from World War II on both the western and eastern fronts were a recurring subject in his art beginning in the late 1960s, it is for these works that he is best known in the West. Regarded on both sides of the Berlin Wall in the 1980s, he was at the center of controversy after German unification when his painting Time and Life was selected to hang in the German parliament; the painting is a panorama of German history and hangs in the cafeteria on the first floor of the Reichstag building.. The controversy was part of the larger German-German Bilderstreit over what role East German art and artists should be allowed to play in the new Germany. April Eisman, Bernhard Heisig and the Fight for Modern Art in East Germany.

ISBN 1-64014-031-X. April Eisman, "Denying Difference in the Post-Socialist Other: Bernhard Heisig and the Changing Reception of an East German Artist." Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Culture, no. 2: 45-73. Renate Hartleb, Bernhard Heisig. Karl Max Kober, Bernhard Heisig. Jörn Merkert & Peter Pachnicke, Bernhard Heisig: Retrospektive. Dietulf Sander, Bernhard Heisig als Buchillustrator. Media related to Bernhard Heisig at Wikimedia Commons