"Flowing" is a song by the group 311. It first appeared on the 1999 album Soundsystem, was released as the second single from the album, it was included on 311's Greatest Hits'93-'03 album in 2004. The song did not obtain as much attention as the first single from Soundsystem, "Come Original", but did reach #17 on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart; the lyrics depict lead singer Nick Hexum's bout with insomnia. "Flowing" "Flowing" "Flowing" Official music video on YouTube
Off Centre was an American sitcom that aired on The WB network from October 14, 2001 to October 31, 2002. Created by Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz, Danny Zuker, the series was promoted as "from the guys who brought you American Pie"; the series is centered on the lives of two twentysomething friends, British stud Euan Pierce and play-it-safe American Mike Platt, after they move into the posh Hadley Building on New York's Centre Street. Rounding out the cast are Mike's girlfriend, Liz Lombardi, their wacky friend, Vietnamese restaurant owner Chau Presley, secretly sensitive gangsta rapper Status Quo. Euan Pierce – A womanizing graduate of Oxford University, suave Brit Euan works as an investment banker and is reckless with money, as seen in the lavish apartment he shares with Mike, which includes of all things, a $2,000 airplane propeller. Among the skeletons in his closet are his "fruity" middle name and the fact that he used to riverdance, he is loosely based on subsequent roommate Euan Rellie. Mike Platt – Unlike his Oxford roommate Euan, Mike is hardly financially stable, for most of the series he works for a non-profit organization, writing letters on behalf of political prisoners, protesting overfishing of the delicious Chilean sea bass, performing other deeds that he cares little about, as he chose the job because it was close to his apartment.
Mike went on to a short-lived career at a video game company before working as the sound guy for porn films, into unemployment. Mike dated Liz for over a year, his attempts to break up with her during the first episode of the second season were thwarted when she dumped him first. Before Eddie Kaye Thomas was cast as Mike, both Will Friedle and Josh Radnor were attached to the role at one time. Liz Lombardi – Mike's girlfriend for over a year, Liz was seen trying to get Mike to better himself and take more control of his life. Chau Presley – Chau is Mike and Euan's Vietnamese restaurateur friend, his restaurant is called Qui Nhon. Some of his wacky antics consists of accidentally burning Mike's apartment, making money betting at illegal cock fights, dating a homeless girl who showed signs of being insane, he is the most free-spirited of the group. He is looking for new schemes to attract the ladies, some of which work, some of which don't, his excuses and explanations are outlandish. He once claimed that Euan had a bedspread made of puppies in order to woo a contestant on The Real World away from him.
Nathan Cole, aka. Status Quo – A Grammy-Award-winning rapper followed by his "posse people" MC French and DJ Cheddar, he lets down his tough facade around his friends, he secretly enjoys cooking, owned a fastidiously groomed standard poodle named D'Artagnan, is close friends with Martha Stewart and once dated Cher. He had a long-time crush on Liz, but they refrained from pursuing a relationship, realizing that they couldn't risk their friendship and Scrabble games. Dr. Barry Wasserman – Appears in "The Unkindest Cut" and "P. P. Doc II: The Examination Continues." Wasserman is a urologist. Dedicated to his work, he calls his car "The Penismobile", he has to explain to people that he's not joking, he is the urologist of choice for P. Diddy, Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan, which makes him irresistible to women. Wasserman moved into the Hadley building after his wife committed suicide, he makes jokes about his dead wife that no one finds funny but him. Jordan – Introduced as a sort of female counterpart to Chau, Jordan is Liz's friend, according to Euan, has no social filter.
Jordan says whatever is on her mind with no concern for the people around her, which creates several embarrassing situations in restaurants. She and Chau dated, before an argument about, hotter - Owen Wilson or Luke Wilson ended their relationship, she works as an assistant to Dr. Wasserman. Jordan refuses to use slang words for the notion of'sexual intercourse', thereby referring to it as such or otherwise as coïtus. Among the shows notable guest stars were Carmen Electra, American Pie alumni Eugene Levy, Jason Biggs and Shannon Elizabeth. Tanya Roberts guest starred in one episode as an older woman who ends up dating Euan; the show featured one-off appearances by Jenna Fischer in "The Backup" and Zachary Quinto in "Diddler on the Roof" before they found fame on The Office and Heroes, respectively. There was One Tree Hill star Bethany Joy Galeotti, and Perrey Reeves in "A Cute Triangle" prior to her turn on Entourage. The show aired on The WB network on Sunday nights in its first season, was renewed for a second season to be part of a new Thursday night comedy block.
However, the move to Thursday did not help the lowly-rated show, it was cancelled seven episodes into the second season, leaving two episodes unfilmed. While it aired, the show was controversial for its raunchy content, as topics addressed included threesomes, circumcision and masturbation. On March 4, 2002, as the show faced pressu
Taboo (2002 film)
Taboo is an American mystery thriller film directed by Max Makowski, written by Chris Fisher, starring Nick Stahl, Eddie Kaye Thomas, January Jones, Amber Benson, Derek Hamilton, Lori Heuring. It was released by Columbia Tristar Home Videos on January 14, 2002. Six friends, Elizabeth, Kate and Benjamin, play a game which consists of “yes” and “no” questions that are to be answered anonymously. Once the cards are shuffled, the questions are read aloud and answered by another participant of the game; the questions are personal, covering topics such as sex and incest. Some of the questions posed included "would you sleep with a relative?” and “would you have sex with a minor?” A year the group all meet again at Christian’s and Elizabeth’s new mansion for a New Year's Eve dinner. The night goes well until the electricity powers out and a package arrives at the door containing six cards; these words are associated with the questions that were posed during the Taboo game that they played the previous year.
Horrified by the package, Elizabeth decides to get more wine to alleviate everyone’s concerns. Adam, whose question was, “would you have sex with a minor”, follows Elizabeth to the wine cellar and accuses her of arranging the delivery of the package. Elizabeth tells her friends that she was attacked by Adam; when Christian and Elizabeth go back to the cellar, they find Adam with a knife to lodged in his stomach and the word “rapist” attached to the knife, used to stab him The couple joins the rest of the group downstairs. Piper, in her drunken state, brings up Christian's father’s past affair with a prostitute. Once he impregnates her, he vanishes. Piper questions Benjamin’s sexuality, he reveals that he is dating Kate to show his parents that he is not gay in order to keep his inheritance. Shortly after, as Elizabeth and Christian go to a room to speak they discover Benjamin in their bathtub, killed via electrocution with the "homosexual" card beside the tub. While Elizabeth begins to look for Christian, Kate approaches Elizabeth with a shotgun, accusing her and Christian of killing Adam and Benjamin.
As Elizabeth runs downstairs to look for Christian, Elizabeth finds Piper murdered by means of a dog collar strangulation with the word "infidel" lying adjacent to her lifeless body. As Elizabeth continues to search for Christian, Kate confronts Elizabeth again, angered by the incessant accusation, Elizabeth attempts to shoot Kate, but much to her dismay, the gun was not loaded. Kate becomes infuriated so she decides to blindfold Elizabeth, lead her to Christian’s location using “hot” and “cold” signals; as Kate and Elizabeth reach upstairs, Christian shoots Kate in the head and the couple transport her body to the living room along with the other bodies. Christian coerces Elizabeth to confess of setting up the game in order to expose the others’ moral weaknesses and exploited their secrets as leverage for blackmail. Christian reveals to Elizabeth that he is the killer and reasons that his motive was to protect Elizabeth because the group had become aware of her deception and they were going to take advantage of the dinner gathering to get revenge against Elizabeth.
Shortly after his revelation, Christian discloses that the others have faked their deaths as a ruse to assure Elizabeth would confess to her deceit, astonished with these news, Elizabeth flees while Christian chases her. Meanwhile, Kate sets out to find Elizabeth's card from the game a year ago and discovers that Elizabeth divulged that she would have sex with a relative. Having no time to react, Kate is locked in the room. Christian finds Elizabeth, who tries to seduce him, she reveals that she is Christian’s sister from his father’s affair. He proceeds to shoot Benjamin and Adam, bludgeon Piper with his shotgun, stabs Kate with a pool cue. Once the murder spree is complete, Elizabeth demands Christian half of their father’s fortune, they negotiate the matter over dinner, only to find out that Christian has poisoned the wine. Elizabeth's final question of what will happen to Christian lingers unanswered as he too takes a glass of the poisoned wine to live up to his family’s motto of “virtue and justice.”
Nick Stahl as Christian Turner, a wealthy man that inherited his father's wealth, known as the hypocrite. Eddie Kaye Thomas as Adam, the person blackmailed for having sexual interactions with a minor, known as the rapist. January Jones as Elizabeth, Christian’s fiance and sister, who did not receive a word from the package. Lori Heuring as Katie, the only person willing to have sex for money, known as the prostitute. Derek Hamilton as Benjamin pays Kate to be his girlfriend to keep his inheritance, known as the homosexual. Amber Benson as Piper, an alcoholic and Christian’s ex-girlfriend, known as the infidel. Reviewers agree that despite an impressive cast, the film is awful. David Nusair of Reel Films Reviews states that Nick Stahl, the lead actor proved his abilities in the film In the Bedroom and Bully. Chris Fisher’s screenwriting is singled out for criticism. Reviewer Eric Snider criticizes the screenwriting, singling out the dialogue for special criticism as awkward and unbelievable, suggests that Taboo it intended to
Natalie Portman is a film actress, producer and director with dual Israeli and American citizenship. She is the recipient including an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards. Portman made her feature film debut as Mathilda, the young protégée of a hitman, in Léon: The Professional. While still in high school, she gained international recognition for starring as Padmé Amidala in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace and received critical acclaim for playing a precocious teenager in the comedy-drama Anywhere but Here. From 1999 to 2003, Portman attended Harvard University for a bachelor's degree in psychology, she continued acting while at university, starring in The Public Theater's 2001 revival of Anton Chekhov's play The Seagull and the sequel Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones. In 2004, Portman was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and won a Golden Globe Award for playing a mysterious stripper in the romantic drama Closer; the Star Wars prequel trilogy concluded with Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, following which Portman portrayed a wide variety of roles.
She played Evey Hammond in V for Vendetta, Anne Boleyn in The Other Boleyn Girl, a troubled ballerina in the psychological horror film Black Swan, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Portman went on to star in the romantic comedy No Strings Attached and featured as Jane Foster in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Thor and Thor: The Dark World. For portraying Jacqueline Kennedy in the biopic Jackie, Portman received her third Academy Award nomination. Portman's directorial ventures include the short film Eve and the biographical drama A Tale of Love and Darkness. In 2008, she served as the youngest jury member of the Cannes Film Festival. Portman is vocal about the politics of America and Israel, is an advocate for animal rights and environmental causes, she is married to the dancer Benjamin Millepied. Portman was born on June 1981, in Jerusalem, her parents are both Jewish. Her parents gave her the traditional Hebrew name of "Neta-Lee", she is the only child of Shelley, an American homemaker who works as Portman's agent, Avner Hershlag, an Israeli fertility specialist and gynecologist.
Her maternal grandparents and Arthur Stevens, were from Jewish families who moved to the United States from Austria and Russia. Natalie's paternal grandparents and Zvi Yehuda Hershlag, were Jewish immigrants to Israel. Zvi, born in Poland, moved to what was Mandatory Palestine in 1938 and became an economics professor, his parents died at the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. One of Natalie's paternal great-grandmothers was born in Romania and was a spy for British Intelligence during World War II. Portman's parents met at a Jewish student center at Ohio State University, where her mother was selling tickets, they corresponded after her father returned to Israel and were married when her mother visited a few years later. In 1984, when Portman was three years old, the family moved to the United States, where her father received his medical training. Portman, a dual citizen of the United States and Israel, has said that although she "really love the States... my heart's in Jerusalem. That's where I feel at home."
Portman and her family first lived in Washington, D. C. but relocated to Connecticut in 1988 and moved to Jericho, New York, on Long Island, in 1990. While living in the Washington, D. C. area, Portman attended Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Maryland. Portman learned to speak Hebrew while living on Long Island and attended a Jewish elementary school, the Solomon Schechter Day School of Nassau County in Jericho, New York, she graduated from Syosset High School in Syosset, Long Island in 1999. She studied ballet and modern dance at the American Theater Dance Workshop in New Hyde Park, New York, attended the Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts in Wheatley Heights, both on Long Island. Portman skipped the premiere of her film Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, so she could study for her high school final exams; as a student, Portman co-authored two research papers. Her 1998 high school paper, "A Simple Method to Demonstrate the Enzymatic Production of Hydrogen from Sugar", co-authored with scientists Ian Hurley and Jonathan Woodward, was entered in the Intel Science Talent Search.
In 2002, she contributed to a study on memory called "Frontal lobe activation during object permanence: data from near-infrared spectroscopy" during her psychology studies at Harvard. In 2003, Portman graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. "I don't care if ruins my career," she said in 2002. "I'd rather be smart than a movie star." At Harvard, Portman was Alan Dershowitz's research assistant. While attending Harvard, she was a resident of Lowell House and wrote a letter to the Harvard Crimson in response to an essay critical of Israeli actions toward Palestinians. Portman returned to Israel and took graduate courses at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the spring of 2004. In March 2006, she was a guest lecturer at a Columbia University course in terrorism and counterterrorism, where she spoke about her 2006 film, V for Vendetta. Portman has professed an interest in foreign languages since childhood and has studied French, Japanese and Arabic. Portman performed in local troupes.
At the age of 10, a Revlon agent asked her to become a child model, but she turned down the offe
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle is a 2004 American stoner comedy film and the first installment of the Harold & Kumar series. The film was written by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, directed by Danny Leiner; the story follows Harold Lee and Kumar Patel as they decide to go to the fast food chain White Castle after smoking marijuana, but end up on a series of comical misadventures along the way. The film features Fred Willard, Paula Garcés, Anthony Anderson, Dan Bochart, Ethan Embry, Jamie Kennedy, Bobby Lee, Christopher Meloni, Ryan Reynolds, Shaun Majumder, David Krumholtz, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Malin Åkerman, Neil Patrick Harris, who plays a fictionalized version of himself. Investment banker Harold Lee is persuaded by his colleagues to do their work while they leave for the weekend. Meanwhile, Kumar Patel attends a medical school interview, but intentionally botches it to prevent getting accepted. Harold is attracted to his neighbor, but is unable to admit his feelings. After smoking marijuana with Kumar, seeing an advertisement for White Castle, the pair decide to get hamburgers to satisfy their hunger.
After traveling to the nearest White Castle in New Brunswick, they find it replaced by "Burger Shack" but learn of another White Castle in Cherry Hill. Kumar suggests stopping at Princeton University to buy more marijuana. Kumar buys marijuana from one of the students and they are discovered by campus security and forced to flee, losing their marijuana after it falls in the toilet. Harold and Kumar resume their drive, when Kumar pulls over to urinate, a raccoon gets in the car and bites Harold. Kumar takes Harold to a hospital where older brother work. Kumar steals ID badges to obtain medical marijuana, but after being mistaken for his brother, Kumar is forced to perform surgery on a gunshot victim and, after the surgery, the patient tells them how to reach White Castle. Kumar spots Maria at a movie theatre, decides to get her attention so Harold can talk to her, but Harold panics and crashes the car, they are rescued by a tow-truck driver, who takes them to his house to repair their car. Harold and Kumar are propositioned by Freakshow's alluring wife, but after Freakshow suggests a foursome and Kumar flee in disgust.
Kumar picks up a hitchhiker, Neil Patrick Harris, high on ecstasy. Harold and Kumar go into a convenience store to get Harris drives away in their car; the duo are harassed by a racist police officer for jaywalking. Harold attempts to punch Kumar for antagonizing the officer, but ends up punching the officer instead, resulting in his arrest. Kumar fakes a 911 call to distract the breaks into the station to free Harold. After Harold and Kumar flee the pair encounters an escaped cheetah. After smoking marijuana with it, they decide to ride it to White Castle, but Harold goes unconscious after hitting his head on a branch. After encountering a group of extreme sports punks who have been harassing the pair and Kumar steal their truck. A police officer chases them, they are trapped. Spotting the White Castle below and Kumar use a hang glider from the truck to reach their destination; the pair are disheartened to find they have no money. Harris appears, pays for their meal as an apology for stealing their car.
Kumar realizes he wants to be a doctor, but is afraid of conforming to the stereotype of Indians becoming doctors. Harold notices his co-workers pull up with two women and gets angry at them because they said they had to work with clients but were out partying, he threatens to get them fired and humiliated if it happens again. After returning to their apartment they encounter Maria. Harold professes his feelings for her and they kiss, she will return in ten days. Kumar convinces Harold to go with him to Amsterdam to pursue Maria, reminding him that marijuana is legal in the Netherlands. John Cho as Harold Lee, a second generation Korean-American man working at his first job in investment banking. Kal Penn as Kumar Patel, a second generation Indian-American whose family thinks that he will become a doctor like his father and brother. Paula Garcés as Maria Perez and Kumar's neighbor, on whom Harold has a crush. Neil Patrick Harris as a fictionalized version of himself. Ryan Reynolds as an OR nurse David Krumholtz as Goldstein and Kumar's neighbor and Rosenberg's roommate Eddie Kaye Thomas as Rosenberg and Kumar's neighbor and Goldstein's roommate Brooke D'Orsay as Clarissa, twin sister student at Princeton University who agreed to smoke weed with Kumar Kate Kelton as Chrissy, twin sister student at Princeton University who agreed to smoke weed with Kumar Christopher Meloni as Randy/Freakshow, a car mechanic with infected pimples on his face and neck who fixed Harold and Kumar's car Sandy Jobin Bevans as Officer Palumbo, a police officer Fred Willard as Dr. Willoughby, medical school dean who interviewed Kumar Robert Tinkler as J.
D. Anthony Anderson as the Burger Shack Employee Siu Ta as Cindy Kim, student at Princeton University who has a crush on Harold Malin Åkerman as Liane, Freakshow's wife Dov Tiefenbach as Bradley Thomas, student at Princeton University who sold weed to Kumar Gary Anthony Williams as Tarik Jackson, a philosophical black man, arrested for being black Boyd Banks as E. R. Patient Gary Archibald as Nathaniel Brooks Craig Stevens as Ralph Jamie Kennedy as Creepy Guy Ethan Embry as Billy Carver While living in Los Angeles, screenwriters Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg decided to write a low-budget stoner film and base the main characters on their high school frien
Scorpion (TV series)
Scorpion is an American action drama television series created by Nick Santora for CBS. The series stars Elyes Gabel, Katharine McPhee, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jadyn Wong, among others. Loosely based on the life of its executive producer and self-proclaimed computer expert Walter O'Brien, the series centers on O'Brien and his friends helping to solve complex global problems and save lives; the series premiered on September 22, 2014. On October 27, 2014, CBS placed a full season episode order for the first season. In March 2017, CBS renewed the series for a fourth season, which premiered on September 25, 2017. Scorpion received mixed reviews during its first season; the succeeding seasons achieved a more favorable reception. On May 12, 2018, CBS cancelled the series after four seasons. Scorpion is said to be the last line of defense against high-tech threats around the globe. Drawing on a diverse set of skills and experience such as coding and engineering, they are able to solve these situations; the team tackles a variety of problems, many of which are complicated.
While they are called into service by the Department of Homeland Security, they accept work from private individuals and organizations. Elyes Gabel as Walter O'Brien, a genius with an IQ of 197. Katharine McPhee as Paige Dineen serves as office manager for the team, helps to'translate' the real world for them, helping them interact with the people they meet. In turn, the team helps her understand Ralph. Eddie Kaye Thomas as Tobias "Toby" Meriweather Curtis, M. D. is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist with an IQ of 170. His gambling addiction causes trouble for the team and him. Jadyn Wong as Happy Quinn, a gifted mechanical engineer. E. M.'s "Shiny Happy People". After her mother died in childbirth, her father gave her up for foster care. Ari Stidham as Sylvester Dodd, a gifted mathematician and statistician, he is a sensitive person and struggles with obsessive–compulsive disorder and anxiety, harbors fears of germs, air transportation and open water, among others. Robert Patrick as Agent Cabe Gallo, a former Marine and an FBI agent before joining Homeland Security.
Riley B. Smith as Ralph Dineen, Paige's son, he interacts well with the team, on occasion, assists with cases. Camille Guaty as Megan O'Brien is Walter's sister and Sylvester's wife, who had multiple sclerosis, a condition that Walter sought to "fix" to repay the favor of her always being there throughout his childhood. Brendan Hines as Drew Baker is Ralph's biological father, a struggling minor-league baseball player. Daniel Zolghadri as Young Walter David Fabrizio as Paul Merrick is the Director of Homeland Security. After the events of season 1, Merrick was demoted and reassigned as Homeland Security's liaison to NASA. Andy Buckley as Richard Elia is a billionaire technology mogul who wants Walter to work for his company. Jamie McShane as Patrick Quinn is a father of Happy. Joshua Leonard as Mark Collins is a former member of Team Scorpion. Alana de la Garza as Adriana Molina is the new Director of Homeland Security, Merrick's successor as of "Fish Fillet" she is no longer interacting with team Scorpion since Cabe called her a disappointment for offering to leave Sylvester in a prison to die.
Kevin Weisman as Ray Spiewack is Walter's new buddy from community service. After Paige leaves the team Ray temporarily joins Scorpion, he conducts Toby and Happy's wedding, sometimes hangs out outside the Scorpion headquarters. Peri Gilpin as Katherine Cooper is the Deputy Homeland Security Director who takes over for Molina as Scorpion's Homeland liaison. Pete Giovine as Chet is Happy's "date", a comedian, her comedy coach. Horatio Sanz as Heywood "Jahelpme" Morris is a lawyer with his own TV commercial who first takes on Sylvester's game-show contract case eventually becomes the team's personal attorney. Brooke Nevin as Linda is a matchmaker in speed dating whom Walter ends up dating in an attempt to try to connect with others. Scott Porter as Tim Armstrong is a Homeland Security trainee and former Navy SEAL, whom Cabe brings in to work with Scorpion. Armstrong starts to develop feelings for Paige on their first meeting, he soon takes Paige out on a date. Armstrong takes Paige to a jazz concert upon Walter's insistence.
Although established as a master chief petty officer, Tim's uniform for the United States Marine Corps birthday ball in "We're Gonna Need a Bigger Vote" is that of a lieutenant. In "Don't Burst My Bubble", Paige and Tim are reveale
311 is an American rock band from Omaha, Nebraska. The band was formed in 1988 by vocalist and guitarist Nick Hexum, lead guitarist Jim Watson, bassist Aaron "P-Nut" Wills, drummer Chad Sexton. In 1992, Doug "SA" Martinez joined to sing and provide turntables for 311's albums. 311 have released twelve studio albums, two live albums, four compilation albums, four EPs and four DVDs. After a series of independent releases, 311 was signed to Capricorn Records in 1992 and released the albums Music and Grassroots to moderate success, they achieved greater success with their 1995 triple platinum self-titled album, which reached number 12 on the Billboard 200 on the strength of the singles "Down" and "All Mixed Up", the former of which topped the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks in 1996. The band's next three albums—Transistor and From Chaos —were successful, with the first going platinum and the last two going gold, their 2004 compilation album Greatest Hits'93–'03 was certified platinum. The band's most recent studio album is 2017's Mosaic.
As of 2011, 311 has sold over 8.5 million records in the United States. The band's name originates from the police code for indecent exposure in Omaha, after the original guitarist for the band was arrested for streaking. 311's first independent release was the Downstairs EP, recorded in 1989 in Nick Hexum's basement. Unlike many of their releases, it had no cover art, it features the song "Feels So Good,", recreated/remastered in the album Music, a staple of most of 311's live shows. In 1990, 311 produced their second independent release, Dammit!, recorded at IEV Studios in Papillion, Nebraska. In 1991, Tim Mahoney replaced Jim Watson on guitar and 311 released their third independent release, recorded at Rainbow Recording Studios in Omaha, released with greater numbers than Dammit!. While Dammit! only printed 300 cassettes, Unity had 1000 CDs and 500 cassettes printed and was distributed through consignment and sold at shows. The band began to headline shows such as The Ranch Bowl and Sokol Auditorium.
In 1992, S. A. Martinez, making various appearances with 311 over the past years as a vocalist, was asked to join the band. 311 recorded a six-track demo, called Hydroponic recorded at Rainbow Recording Studios, moved to Los Angeles. Within their first few months, 311 was signed to Capricorn Records.311 considers their first show to be held on June 10, 1990, opening for Fugazi in Omaha, Nebraska, at the Sokol Auditorium. Their first major record, Music was released in 1993; the single "Do You Right" received airplay on modern rock stations and reached No. 27 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. However, the album failed to chart at the time. Notable, the album was produced by Eddie Offord, who famously produced Yes and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Financing their own tour, the band drove around in an old RV borrowed from Sexton's father, towed a Volkswagen bus which held their equipment. After tackling a steep incline while en route to an Omaha show, the RV caught fire; the only door out of the vehicle was surrounded by flames.
All of their equipment and possessions were lost, though no one was injured. The band continued their tour; the following year, they released Grassroots. In 1995, 311 released the self-titled 311. Produced by Ron St. Germain, the album was recorded live in contrast to their previous two albums in which all instruments were recorded separately; the first single "Don't Stay Home" was a modest success, reaching No. 29 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. But the follow-up single "Down", released 14 months after the album, received heavy airplay on mainstream radio, the accompanying music video was on MTV's rotation; the song hit No. 1 on the Modern Rock chart. The band made their network television debut on Late Night with Conan O'Brien on August 23; the third single, "All Mixed Up", enjoyed identical success, reaching No. 4 on the Modern Rock chart. They appeared on Late Show with David Letterman playing "Down". In the following years, 311 continued touring and on August 5, 1997, they released Transistor which debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200, their highest position on that chart.
The album went platinum. In 1998, 311 released a live album from a 1997 performance in New Orleans, Louisiana. 311 released Omaha Sessions, a compilation album from their early independent releases. In 1999, 311 released Soundsystem; the song "Come Original" reached No. 6 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. The second single, "Flowing", had American Pie's Eddie Kaye Thomas featured in the music video. In 1995, the band purchased a recording studio in North Hollywood, called The Hive; the band has recorded every album at The Hive since 2000, beginning with the sessions for From Chaos, 311's sixth major record release. From Chaos was released in late 2001, its first single, "You Wouldn't Believe" featured basketball star Shaquille O'Neal in the video. Their seventh major release, came in 2003. In Summer 2003, 311 launched their inaugural Unity Tour; the tour included openers G. Love & Special Sauce, O. A. R. and Something Corporate. In 2004, 311 covered The Cure's "Love Song" which became a No. 1 hit on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.
It reached No. 59 on the Billboard Hot 100, their first single to reach that chart. It was featured on the soundtrack for the motion picture 50 First Dates and a few months on their own Greatest Hits'