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Eddie Hazel

Edward Earl Hazel was an American guitarist and singer in early funk music in the United States who played lead guitar with Parliament-Funkadelic. Hazel was a posthumous inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted in 1997 with fifteen other members of Parliament-Funkadelic. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1950, Hazel grew up in Plainfield, New Jersey because his mother, Grace Cook, wanted her son to grow up in an environment without the pressures of drugs and crime that she felt pervaded New York City. Hazel occupied himself from a young age by playing a guitar, given to him as a Christmas present by his older brother. Hazel sang in church. At age 12, Hazel met Billy "Bass" Nelson, the pair became close friends and began performing, soon adding drummer Harvey McGee to the mix. In 1967, the Parliaments, a Plainfield-based doo wop band headed by George Clinton, had a hit record with " Testify." Clinton recruited a backing band for a tour, hiring Nelson as bassist, who in turn recommended Hazel as guitarist.

Hazel could not be reached. After Nelson returned from the tour, he tried to recruit Hazel, his mother at first vetoed the idea, since Hazel was only seventeen, but Clinton and Nelson worked together to change her mind. In late 1967, the Parliaments went on tour with both Hazel. In Philadelphia Hazel met and befriended Tiki Fulwood, who replaced the Parliaments' drummer. Nelson and Fulwood became the backbone of Funkadelic, the backup band for the Parliaments, only to become an independent touring group when legal difficulties forced Clinton to temporarily abandon the name "Parliaments"; the switch to Funkadelic was complete with the addition of Bernie Worrell. Funkadelic, Free Your Mind... And Your Ass Will Follow and Maggot Brain were the first three albums, released within two years. All three albums prominently featured Hazel's guitar work; the third album's title song, "Maggot Brain", consists of a ten-minute guitar solo by Hazel. Clinton told Hazel during the recording session to imagine he had been told his mother was dead, but learned that it was not true.

Music critic Greg Tate described it as Funkadelic's A Love Supreme. In 2008, Rolling Stone cited this as number 60 on its list of 100 greatest "guitar songs" of all time. Nelson and Hazel quit Funkadelic in late 1971 over financial disputes with Clinton, though Hazel contributed to the group sporadically over the next several years; the albums America Eats Its Young and Cosmic Slop featured only marginal input from Hazel. Instead, Hazel began appearing on 1990 and A Song for You. For the 1974 Funkadelic album Standing on the Verge of Getting It On, Hazel co-wrote all of the album's songs. On six of those songs the songwriting credit was in the name of Hazel's mother. Hazel had a significant presence as arranger and lead guitarist on the same year's Parliament album, Up For The Down Stroke. In 1974, Hazel was indicted for assaulting an airline stewardess and an air marshal, along with a drug possession charge. While Hazel was in jail, Clinton recruited Michael Hampton as the new lead guitarist for Parliament-Funkadelic.

In the next several years, Hazel appeared on Parliament-Funkadelic albums, although his guitar work was featured. One song that featured Hazel's lead guitar is "Comin' Round the Mountain" on Hardcore Jollies. In 1977, Hazel recorded a "solo" album, Game and Guitar Thangs, with support from other members of Parliament-Funkadelic, including vocals from the Brides of Funkenstein, he was absent from One Nation Under a Groove, Funkadelic's most commercially successful album. Hazel made another prominent appearance in "Man's Best Friend" on the George Clinton album Computer Games, as well as the track "Pumping It Up" from the P-Funk All Stars album Urban Dancefloor Guerillas. On December 23, 1992, Hazel died from internal liver failure. "Maggot Brain" was played at his funeral. Three collections of unreleased recordings have been released posthumously: The 1994 four-song EP Jams From the Heart, 1994's Rest in P and 2006's Eddie Hazel At Home. Other recordings by Hazel have appeared on albums by other musicians.

Several albums produced by Bill Laswell, including Funkcronomicon have featured Hazel's guitar. Bootsy Collins has incorporated recordings of Hazel in some of his recent releases, for example, "Good Night Eddie" on Blasters of the Universe; the band Ween recorded a tribute to him called "A Tear for Eddie" on their album Chocolate And Cheese. There is an image of Hazel on the back of Primal Scream's album Give Out But Don't Give Up. John Frusciante recorded a tribute to Hazel's "Maggot Brain" on his 2009 album The Empyrean in the nine-minute-long "Before the Beginning". Hazel has been featured on a number of lists of greatest guitarists of all time, he was 43 on the list of Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time and was ranked at 88 in a similar list by Uncut Magazine. Solo recordings Game and Guitar Thangs, Warner Bros. A Night for Jimi Hendrix Jams From the Heart, JDC - EP Rest in P, P-Vine At Home, Eddie Hazel The Basement Rehearsals See Parliament discography and Funkadelic discography Liner notes to Live: Meadowbrook, Michigan – 12 September 1971

Vic Lynn

Victor Ivan Lynn was a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is notable as the only player in NHL history to play for all of the Original Six teams. In 1943 Lynn played one game for the New York Rangers. In 1944, he failed to impress the team's brass; as such, Lynn was sent to play for the Indianapolis Capitals of the AHL. Several years after Lynn had been given the cold shoulder by not only the Wings, but the Montreal Canadiens as well, he landed in Buffalo of the AHL, it was at that time that Toronto Maple Leafs GM Conn Smythe was in search of some fresh talent to spark his sagging club. He got a tip to watch young Lynn as a possible solution to his roster woes. Smythe ended up bringing the speedster to Toronto. In Toronto, Lynn joined Howie Meeker and Ted Kennedy to form "The K-L-M Line." The trio clicked for three seasons of successful hockey with Stanley Cup victories in 1947, 1948 and 1949. On November 16, 1950, Lynn was traded to the Boston Bruins with Bill Ezinicki for Fernie Flaman, Leo Boivin, Ken Smith and Phil Maloney, where he played for a short time before heading to the minors with the Cleveland Barons of the AHL.

In 1953, he got one more shot at the top with the Chicago Black Hawks where he played his final NHL games near the end of the year. His career statistics included 76 assists for 125 points in 327 games, he registered 274 penalty minutes. Lynn was the head coach of the Prince Albert Mintos of the SJHL in 1958–59 and of the Saskatoon Quakers of the SSHL in 1962–63. Biographical information and career statistics from, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database Picture of Vic Lynn's Name on the 1949 Stanley Cup Plaque Vic Lynn's obituary


Tamaulipas the Estado Libre y Soberano de Tamaulipas, is one of the 32 states which comprise the Federal Entities of Mexico. It is divided into 43 municipalities and its capital city is Ciudad Victoria. Located in northeastern Mexico, it is bordered by the states of Veracruz to the southeast, San Luis Potosí to the southwest, Nuevo León to the west. To the north, it has a 370 km stretch of the U. S.–Mexico border along the state of Texas, to the east it is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico. The name Tamaulipas is derived from Tamaholipa, a Huastec term in which the tam- prefix signifies "place". No scholarly agreement exists on the meaning of holipa. Another explanation of the state name is. In addition to the capital city, Ciudad Victoria, the state's largest cities include Reynosa, Nuevo Laredo and Mante; the area known as Tamaulipas has been inhabited for at least 8,000 years. Several different cultures have gone during that period. Tamaulipas was populated by the Olmec people and by Chichimec and Huastec tribes.

Between 1445 and 1466, Mexica armies commanded by Moctezuma I Ilhuicamina conquered much of the territory and transformed it into a tributary region for the Mexica empire. However, the Aztecs never conquered certain nomadic indigenous groups in the area. Although Hernán Cortés conquered the Aztecs rather a gradual process was needed for Spain to subjugate the inhabitants of Tamaulipas in the 16th and 17th centuries; the first permanent Spanish settlement in the area was Tampico in 1554. Further settlement was done by Franciscan missionaries. Repeated indigenous rebellions weakened colonial interest in the region. What is now Tamaulipas was first incorporated as a separate province of New Spain in 1746 with the name Nuevo Santander; the local government capital during this time moved from Santander to San Carlos, to Aguayo. The territory of this time spanned from the San Antonio River to the northeast to the Gulf of Mexico south to the Pánuco River near Tampico and west to the Sierra Madre Mountains.

The area became a haven for rebellious Indians who fled there after increased Spanish settlements in Nuevo León and Coahuila. In the mid-17th century, various Apache bands from the Southern Plains, after acquiring horses from Europeans in New Mexico, moved southeastward into the Edwards Plateau, displacing the native hunting and gathering groups. One of these groups was known as Lipan. After 1750, when most Apache groups of the Central Texas highlands were displaced by Comanche and moved into the coastal plain of southern Texas, the Europeans of the San Antonio area began referring to all Apache groups in southern Texas as Lipan or Lipan Apache. Many Indian groups of missions in southern Texas and northeastern Mexico had been displaced from their territory through the southward push by the Lipan Apaches and were still hostile toward Apaches, linking arms with the local Spanish authorities against their common foe. By 1790, Europeans turned their attention from the aboriginal groups and focused on containing the Apache invaders.

In northeastern Coahuila and adjacent Texas and Apache displacements created an unusual ethnic mix. Here, the local Indians mixed with displaced groups from Chihuahua and Texas; some groups, to escape the pressure and migrated north into the Central Texas highlands. In 1824, after the Mexican War of Independence from Spain, the fall of the Mexican Empire, Tamaulipas was one of the 19 founder states of the new United Mexican States. During the fights between centralists and federalists that soon followed, the successful Texas Revolution led to the creation of the Republic of Texas in 1836; the new republic claimed as part of its territory northern Tamaulipas. In 1840, it became a part of the short-lived Republic of the Rio Grande. In 1848, after the Mexican–American War, Tamaulipas lost more than a quarter of its territory via the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, its capital was kept at Aguayo, renamed Ciudad Victoria in honor of Guadalupe Victoria, first President of Mexico. The French occupation and reign of Emperor Maximilian during the 1860s was difficult for Tamaulipas, at least on the borders and in the city of Tampico.

Portions of Tamaulipas supported the republican forces led by President Benito Juarez in resisting the French in the north. Two years after French occupation began, Tamaulipas as a state acceded to Maximilian's rule, the last French soldiers left the state in 1866, leading up to Maximilian's execution and fall of the Second Mexican Empire in 1867. However, the years after Maximilian's defeat were great growth in Tamaulipas. International trade began to blossom with the coming of the railroad to Tampico, developing as not only a port city but as an industrial and commercial center; the railroad allowed goods to flow from the mines and cities of the interior and the Texas border to Tampico for processing and shipment. This, in turn, caused significant growth in towns such as Nuevo Laredo. Since the revolution of 1910, successive governments have dedicated themselves to building industry and infrastructure in Tamaulipas, including communications and educational systems. Norb

Lääne-Harju Parish

Lääne-Harju Parish is a rural municipality in northern Estonia. It is a part of Harju County; the municipality has a population of 12,865 and covers an area of 645.71 km². The population density is 19.9238/km2. The parish was formed as a result of the administrative reform in 2017 when four municipalities – Keila Parish, Padise Parish, Vasalemma Parish and the town of Paldiski – were merged to become Lääne-Harju Parish; the current mayor is Jaanus Saat. There are 6 small boroughs and 46 villages in Lääne-Harju Parish. Administrative centre of the municipality is a town; the small boroughs are Ämari, Karjaküla, Keila-Joa, Klooga and Vasalemma. The rest of the settlements are villages: Alliklepa, Altküla, Änglema, Audevälja, Harju-Risti, Illurma, Kasepere, Keibu, Kloogaranna, Kulna, Kurkse, Kõmmaste, Käesalu, Langa, Laoküla, Lehola, Lohusalu, Maeru, Meremõisa, Metslõugu, Määra, Niitvälja, Padise, Pedase, Põllküla, Suurküla, Tuulna, Tõmmiku, Veskiküla, Vilivalla, Vintse. Official website

Nikolay Rybakov

Nikolay Igorevich Rybakov is a Russian public and political figure, leader of the Russian Unitied Democratic Party "Yabloko" since 2019, executive director of the Bellona - St. Petersburg, the board member of the Transparency InternationalRussia. Born in, Leningrad, USSR, in 1978, Nikolay graduated at the Petersburg State Transport University in the academic department of Economics of the Construction Industry. Nikolay started his career at age 13 in agriculture and in construction. From 1997 till 2000, he worked as an assistant to the deputy of the Legislative Assembly of Saint Petersburg, Mikhail Amosov, he was elected to the municipal council in the municipality "Svetlanovskoe" in St. Petrersburg and served one term from 2000 to 2004. At the same time in 2001–2003, he was teaching law in the school for children who were hard of hearing. In 2004 was elected to the municipal council in the neighboring municipality "Grazhdanka" and became a chair of the budget and information committee. In 2006, he was elected as the head of the municipal administration in the municipality "Grazhdanka".

In 2008 was evicted out of his post. According to one story, it so happened because he and the head of the municipal council Olga Shtannikova initiated a law draft, which banned public financing of the construction of Okhta Center—a skyscraper office of Gazprom. However, according to another story, he was removed from his post for the initiation of the investigation, which showed violations in the conscription process in municipality. In 2008–2015, he worked as an executive director of the Environmental Rights Centre BELLONA. In 2010–2015, he was the chief editor of the Internet media "", in 2014–2015, he was the chief editor of the magazine Environment and Rights. Since December 2015, he is the vice-chair of the Yabloko party. Nikolay Rybakov was elected as the fourth chairman of the Yabloko party on the 21st congress of the party, with 69 votes out of 137; the 21st party congress was held on the 14th of December 2019. Nikolay Joined the youth wing of the Russian United Democratic Party Yabloko in 1995 at the age of 16.

In 1999–2000, he was the chair of the youth wing. In 2005, he was elected in the bureau of the St. Petersburg branch of the party. From 2005 to 2009 was an editor of the party bulletin Democrat. Since 2008, he is the member of the national bureau of the party. In 2015 he ran for the position of the chair in the party but did not win and became a vice-chair, while Emilia Slabunova became a chair. One of the organizers of the public protests against construction of a skyscraper Okhta Center close to the historical part of Saint Petersburg. Was one of the suitors bringing this case to the court; the complaint was against the city government order to allow construction of the 400-meter-high office for Gazprom on the border of the historical center. The court adjudicated but after the large public campaign, the St. Petersburg government decided to abolish the order. Nikolay Rybakov is one of the authors of the movie about crimes during the second Chechen war «Aldy. No limitation period" together with Ekaterina Sokiryanskaya from Elena Vilenskaya.

The journalist and human rights activist Natalia Estemirova, assassinated in 2009, an actor Aleksey Devotchenko were contributing to the movie. In March 2000 at the age of 21 was elected in the municipal council of the municipality Svetlanovskoe with the most votes among all candidates in all municipalities in St. Petersburg. At the polling station closest to the home address of Nikolay Rybakov he received 54% of votes. In December 2002 was running for the Legislative Assembly of Saint Petersburg in Vyborgsky district under the block the SPS+Yabloko and came on the second place. In March 2004 was elected in the Municipal council of the municipality Grazhdanka. Till December 2004 combined council work in two municipalities. On the elections in municipality Svetlanovskoe on 19 December 2004 received 75% of votes; however as a result of ballot stuffing in favour of the United Russia candidates was not acknowledged as an elected candidate. The procurator of St. Petersburg initiated proceedings on electoral fraud but the investigation was not conducted properly and was closed.

Was a candidate to the Legislative Assembly of Saint Petersburg in 2007 and in 2011. Participated in national elections as a candidate on the party list in 2007 and 2011. On the Yabloko General Assembly on 1–3 July 2016 was placed in the party list for the 2016 Russian legislative election on the seventh place in the national part of the list, he was running for office in Central St. Petersburg single-member constituency №216. According to official data Rybakov received 13.98% of votes in the constituency. The Yabloko list did not get any MPs in the 7th State Duma. Due to a lot of electoral frauds Yabloko did not acknowledge the results of elections and appealed to court; however the Supreme Court has denied the claim. On the regional elections on 18 September 2016 was the first in the Yabloko list for the Legislative Assembly of Leningradsky region. Yabloko did not get any seats in the Assembly because according to the official data the party got less than 5% of votes. History of the garden near the Silver pond.

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Sakura (album)

Sakura is a full-length album from electronic artist Susumu Yokota, released in 1999 in Japan on Skintone and on 11 September 2000 in the United Kingdom on The Leaf Label. It was named as the top electronic release of the year 2000 by The Wire; some tracks sample elements of Harold Budd's album "The Pavilion of Dreams". Track two, "Tobiume", samples the opening track. Track six, "Gekkoh", features a sample from the opening of Steve Reich's "Music for 18 Musicians", contains elements of Young Marble Giants' "The Taxi". Track eight, "Azukiiro No Kaori", contains samples from the Return to Forever song "Sometime Ago/La Fiesta" from Return to Forever. Track nine, "Kodomotachi", features a sample from Joni Mitchell's song "Songs to Aging Children Come" from Clouds. Track ten, "Naminote", features a sample from Chick Corea & Gary Burton's track "Señor Mouse" from Crystal Silence. All tracks are written by Susumu Yokota