Them vs. You vs. Me
Them vs. You vs. Me is the fourth full-length studio album from Canadian alternative rock band Finger Eleven; the album was rumoured to be titled Sense of a Spark. The album was released on March 6, 2007; as of May 17, 2008, the album has sold 650,342 copies in the United States and has been certified Gold by the RIAA. The album won the 2008 Juno Award for Rock Album of the Year. AllMusic senior editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine was conflicted with the album, praising the flourishes of disco-rock and funk in tracks like "Paralyzer" and "Lost My Way" but felt there wasn't enough of it in "a collection of otherwise colorless but capable by-the-book alt-rock", concluding with: "So, the variety of rhythms, along with the increasing emphasis on acoustic-based power ballads, gives Them vs. You vs. Me the greatest musical variety of any Finger Eleven record, but they remain boxed in by their good intentions: they remain a group that's too polite to dislike but too well-mannered to remember." Chris Willman of Entertainment Weekly said of the band's change in musical direction throughout the record, "Mostly, their newfound malleability results in cravenly radio-baiting ballads like ”I’ll Keep Your Memory Vague” — a title that may describe listeners’ reaction to this forgettable fare."
All tracks written by Finger Eleven. "Change the World " - 3:43 "Sacrifice " - 3:45 "Them vs. You vs. Me" - 4:12 "Falling On " - 3:18 "Paralyzer " - 3:34 AlbumSingles
Alternative rock is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became popular in the 1990s. In this instance, the word "alternative" refers to the genre's distinction from mainstream rock music; the term's original meaning was broader, referring to a generation of musicians unified by their collective debt to either the musical style or the independent, DIY ethos of punk rock, which in the late 1970s laid the groundwork for alternative music. At times, "alternative" has been used as a catch-all description for music from underground rock artists that receives mainstream recognition, or for any music, whether rock or not, seen to be descended from punk rock. Alternative rock broadly consists of music that differs in terms of its sound, social context and regional roots. By the end of the 1980s, magazines and zines, college radio airplay, word of mouth had increased the prominence and highlighted the diversity of alternative rock, helping to define a number of distinct styles such as noise pop, indie rock and shoegaze.
Most of these subgenres had achieved minor mainstream notice and a few bands representing them, such as Hüsker Dü and R. E. M. had signed to major labels. But most alternative bands' commercial success was limited in comparison to other genres of rock and pop music at the time, most acts remained signed to independent labels and received little attention from mainstream radio, television, or newspapers. With the breakthrough of Nirvana and the popularity of the grunge and Britpop movements in the 1990s, alternative rock entered the musical mainstream and many alternative bands became successful. In the past, popular music tastes were dictated by music executives within large entertainment corporations. Record companies signed contracts with those entertainers who were thought to become the most popular, therefore who could generate the most sales; these bands were able to record their songs in expensive studios, their works sold through record store chains that were owned by the entertainment corporations.
The record companies worked with radio and television companies to get the most exposure for their artists. The people making the decisions were business people dealing with music as a product, those bands who were not making the expected sales figures were excluded from this system. Before the term alternative rock came into common usage around 1990, the sort of music to which it refers was known by a variety of terms. In 1979, Terry Tolkin used the term Alternative Music to describe the groups. In 1979 Dallas radio station KZEW had a late night new wave show entitled "Rock and Roll Alternative". "College rock" was used in the United States to describe the music during the 1980s due to its links to the college radio circuit and the tastes of college students. In the United Kingdom, dozens of small do it yourself record labels emerged as a result of the punk subculture. According to the founder of one of these labels, Cherry Red, NME and Sounds magazines published charts based on small record stores called "Alternative Charts".
The first national chart based on distribution called the Indie Chart was published in January 1980. At the time, the term indie was used to describe independently distributed records. By 1985, indie' had come to mean a particular genre, or group of subgenres, rather than distribution status; the use of the term alternative to describe rock music originated around the mid-1980s. Individuals who worked as DJs and promoters during the 1980s claim the term originates from American FM radio of the 1970s, which served as a progressive alternative to top 40 radio formats by featuring longer songs and giving DJs more freedom in song selection. According to one former DJ and promoter, "Somehow this term'alternative' got rediscovered and heisted by college radio people during the 80s who applied it to new post-punk, indie, or underground-whatever music". At first the term referred to intentionally non–mainstream rock acts that were not influenced by "heavy metal ballads, rarefied new wave" and "high-energy dance anthems".
Usage of the term would broaden to include new wave, punk rock, post-punk, "college"/"indie" rock, all found on the American "commercial alternative" radio stations of the time such as Los Angeles' KROQ-FM. Journalist Jim Gerr wrote that Alternative encompassed variants such as "rap, trash and industrial". In December 1991, Spin magazine noted: "this year, for the first time, it became resoundingly clear that what has been considered alternative rock – a college-centered marketing group with lucrative, if limited, potential- has in fact moved into the mainstream"; the bill of the first Lollapalooza, an itinerant festival in North America conceived by Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell, reunited "disparate elements of the alternative rock community" including Henry Rollins, Butthole Surfers, Ice-T, Nine Inch Nails and the Banshees and Jane's Addiction. That same year, Farrell coined the term Alternative Nation. In the late 1990s, the definition again became more specific. In 1997, Neil Strauss of The New York Times defined alternative rock as "hard-edged rock distinguished by brittle,'70s-inspired guitar riffing and singers agonizing over their problems until they take on epic proportions".
Defining music as alt
Letters from Chutney
Letters from Chutney is the debut album recorded by the Canadian rock band Rainbow Butt Monkeys, now known as Finger Eleven. It features a different sound than Finger Eleven's subsequent albums, with funk and grunge influences; the album is out of print, however it is available on Amazon.com for special order. The album produced three singles; the name of the album comes from a dog with a missing eye that the band found on the side of the road. They gave it the name Chutney. All songs by Rainbow Butt Monkeys. "Circles" "As Far as I Can Spit" "Danananana" Scott Anderson – vocals James Black – guitar, vocals Rick Jackett – guitar Sean Anderson – bass Rob Gommerman – drums
Glenn Thomas Jacobs is an American professional wrestler, actor and politician. A Republican, he is the Mayor of Tennessee. In professional wrestling, Jacobs is signed to WWE, he began his professional wrestling career on the independent circuit in 1992, wrestling in promotions such as Smoky Mountain Wrestling and the United States Wrestling Association before joining the World Wrestling Federation in 1995. Jacobs played various characters until 1997, when he was repackaged as Kane, the mentally disturbed, monstrous/demonic younger half-brother of The Undertaker, with whom Jacobs would alternatively feud or team as The Brothers of Destruction. Following his debut, Kane remained a pivotal component of the WWF's "Attitude Era" of the late 1990s and early 2000s, defeating the era's "poster boy" Stone Cold Steve Austin for the WWF Championship in his first pay-per-view main event at King of the Ring in June 1998, he has continued to headline PPV cards through 2018, has appeared in more of such events than any other performer in WWF/WWE history.
Within WWE, Kane is a 12-time world tag team champion. He is a two-time Intercontinental Champion and a Money in the Bank winner, as well as the third man to complete WWE's Grand Slam. Kane holds the record for cumulative Royal Rumble match eliminations at 44. In a 2015 interview, veteran wrestler Ric Flair described Kane as "the best in the world". Outside of professional wrestling, Jacobs has made numerous guest appearances in film and on television, including the lead role in the 2006 WWE Studios production See No Evil and its 2014 sequel, he is a longtime supporter of libertarian political causes. In March 2017, Jacobs announced that he was running for the mayoral seat of Knox County, Tennessee as a Republican. On May 1, 2018, he won the Republican primary election for the mayoral seat of Knox County, on August 2, went on to win the general election. Jacobs was born in the Spanish town of Torrejón de Ardoz to a United States Air Force family, stationed in Spain at the time of his birth, he grew up near St. Louis and attended high school in Bowling Green, where he excelled in football and basketball.
Jacobs earned a degree in English literature at Northeast Missouri State University, now known as Truman State University, where he played both basketball and football. In the ring, Jacobs was first known as Angus King when he debuted in the St. Louis, Missouri area with the CSWA in 1992, owned and run by Jacobs's childhood friend Mark Morton. Jacobs moved south and began wrestling as Doomsday, appearing as the Christmas Creature in the United States Wrestling Association and as Unabomb in Smoky Mountain Wrestling, where he held the SMW Tag Team Championship with Al Snow in a team called The Dynamic Duo. During his time in the USWA, Jacobs held the USWA Heavyweight Championship. Jacobs worked for Pro Wrestling Fujiwara Gumi under his real name. In 1993, Jacobs lost his only match for World Championship Wrestling to Sting. In 1994 and 1995 Jacobs wrestled in the World Wrestling Council in Puerto Rico feuding with Invader #1. Jacobs competed in his first World Wrestling Federation bout as Mike Unabomb at the February 20, 1995 Raw taping, defeating Reno Riggins in a dark match.
He wrestled intermittently as Unabomb through August. Jacobs made his first television appearance with the company as Isaac Yankem, DDS, Jerry Lawler's private dentist, in a vignette on the June 26, 1995 episode of Raw. Placing emphasis on Jacobs's imposing height and weight, Yankem was portrayed as a monstrous figure whom Lawler had hired for the purpose of ridding the WWF of his longtime nemesis, Bret Hart; the character's in-ring debut occurred at a Superstars taping on August 15, where Jacobs lost to Hart by countout. At that month's SummerSlam event, Yankem was disqualified when he hung Hart by twisting him in the top and middle ropes by his neck, he lost to Hart in a steel cage match in the main event of the October 16 episode of Raw, in a tag team match against Hart and Hakushi, in which he was partnered with Lawler, on the November 6 episode of the show. After his initial run with Hart, Jacobs's push dwindled and he was part of an unsuccessful team in an elimination match at November's Survivor Series.
He participated in the 1996 Royal Rumble match in January and continued to headline occasional Raw tapings, albeit as a jobber to the stars. The remainder of Yankem's televised run through April included losses to The Undertaker, Jake Roberts, Marc Mero and The Ultimate Warrior. Jacobs was used on a series of live events in Kuwait in May, as well as a September tour of South Africa, after which the Yankem gimmick was retired. In September 1996, play-by-play announcer Jim Ross introduced Jacobs as Diesel, Rick Bognar as Razor Ramon, as part of a criticized storyline mocking the departure of former employees Kevin Nash and Scott Hall while attempting to portray Ross as a disgruntled employee; the pair competed as a tag team, losing a WWF Tag Team Championship match to titleholders Owen Hart and The British Bulldog at December's In Your House 12: It's Time. As Diesel, he lost to The Undertaker via disqualification in the main event of the December 22 edition of Superstars and scored a Shotgun Saturday Night victory over Marc Mero on January 11, 1997.
Diesel and Ramon last appeared on television at th
WWE Raw known as Monday Night Raw or Raw, is a professional wrestling television program that airs live on Monday evenings at 8 pm ET on the USA Network in the United States. The show's name is used to refer to the Raw brand, to which WWE employees are assigned to work and perform; the show debuted on January 11, 1993 and has since been considered as the flagship program of WWE. Raw moved from the USA Network to TNN in September 2000, rebranded to Spike TV in August 2003. On October 3, 2005, Raw returned to the USA Network; as of April 2019, all episodes of the show, older than 30 days, are now available on demand on the WWE Network. Since its first episode, Raw has broadcast live from 208 different arenas in 171 cities and towns in eleven different nations. Following the 1000th episode on July 23, 2012, Raw became a three-hour broadcast from two hours, a format, reserved for special episodes. Beginning as WWF's Monday Night Raw, the program first aired on January 11, 1993 on the USA Network as a replacement for Prime Time Wrestling, which aired on the network for eight years.
The original Raw was sixty minutes in length and broke new ground in televised professional wrestling. Traditionally, wrestling shows were taped on sound stages with small audiences or at large arena shows; the Raw formula was different from the taped weekend shows that aired at the time such as Superstars and Wrestling Challenge. Instead of matches taped weeks in advance with studio voice overs and taped discussion, Raw was a show shot and aired to a live audience, with angles playing out as they happened. Raw originated from the Grand Ballroom at the Manhattan Center, a small New York City theater, aired live each week; the combination of an intimate venue and live action proved to be a successful improvement. However, the weekly live schedule proved to be a financial drain on the WWF. From Spring 1993 up until Spring 1997, Raw would tape several week's worth of episodes after a live episode had aired; the WWF taped several weeks worth of Raw from the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York in April 1993, again in June and October.
The first episode produced outside of New York was taped in Bushkill, Pennsylvania in November 1993 and Raw left the Manhattan Center permanently as the show would be taken on the road throughout the United States and had in smaller venues. On September 4, 1995, the WWF's chief competitor World Championship Wrestling began airing its new wrestling show, Monday Nitro, live each week on TNT, which marked the start of the Monday Night Wars. Raw and Nitro went head-to-head for the first time on September 11, 1995. At the start of the ratings war in 1995 through to mid-1996, Raw and Nitro exchanged victories over each other in a contested rivalry. Beginning in mid-1996, due to the nWo angle, Nitro started a ratings win-streak that lasted for 84 consecutive weeks, ending on April 13, 1998. On February 3, 1997, Raw went to a two-hour format, to compete with the extra hour on Nitro, by March 10, it was renamed to Raw Is War, it was during the time Raw would be aired live more often. After WrestleMania XIV in March 1998, the WWF regained the lead in the Monday Night Wars with its new "WWF Attitude" brand.
The April 13, 1998 episode of Raw Is War, headlined by a match between Stone Cold Steve Austin and Vince McMahon, marked the first time that WCW had lost the head-to-head Monday night ratings battle in the 84 weeks since 1996. On January 4, 1999, Mick Foley, who had wrestled for WCW during the early 1990s as Cactus Jack, won the WWF Championship as Mankind on Raw Is War. On orders from Bischoff, Nitro announcer Tony Schiavone gave away this taped result on a live Nitro and sarcastically added, "That's gonna put some butts in the seats" resulting in over 600,000 viewers switching channels to Raw Is War to see the underdog capture the WWF Championship; this was the night that Nitro aired a WCW World Heavyweight Championship match in which Kevin Nash lay down for Hollywood Hogan after Hogan poked him in the chest. On June 28, 2000, Viacom won the landmark deal with the WWF to move all of its WWF programs stemming from the lawsuit action against WWF from USA Network; the new television contract and the subsequent purchase of competitor WCW led to many changes in WWF's programming content.
Raw Is War premiered on TNN on September 25, 2000. WCW's sharp decline in revenue and ratings led to Time Warner selling selected assets such as the WCW name and contracts to the WWF in March 2001 for $3 million; the final episode of Nitro, which aired on March 26, 2001, began with Vince McMahon making a short statement about his recent purchase of WCW and ended with a simulcast with Raw on TNN and Nitro on TNT including an appearance by Vince's son Shane. The younger McMahon interrupted his father's gloating over the WCW purchase to explain that Shane was the one who owned WCW, setting up what became the WWF's "Invasion" storyline. Following the purchase of WCW and the September 11 attacks, the program was retitled as Raw on October 1, 2001, permanently retiring the Raw Is War moniker. In March 2002, as a result of the overabundance of talent left over from the Invasion storyline, WWF instituted a process known as the "brand extension", under which Raw and SmackDown would be treated as two distinct divisions, each with their own rosters and championships.
Shortly thereafter, the WWF was required to change the name of the company to World Wrestling Entertainment. On March 10, 2005, Viacom and WWE decided not to go on with the agreement with Spike TV endin
Metalworks Studios is a music recording studio in Mississauga, Canada. It was established in 1978 by Gil Moore of the Canadian rock group Triumph. Over a span of 40 years, Metalworks is the 17 time recipient of Canadian Music Week's'Studio of the Year'. Since 1978 Metalworks Studios, has expanded into a six studio facility offering in-house tracking and mastering, as well as video editing and DVD authoring. In 2004, Metalworks Studios launched an adjacent educational facility. Metalworks Studios has won 17'Studio of the Year' awards at Canadian Music Week from 1998-2015. Metalworks has a total of six studios, including four with live rooms for in-house recording and mixing, a mastering suite, a sixth facility dedicated to video editing; the control room in Studio 1 features a vintage 32x8x32 Neve 8036 console, re-engineered by Stuart Taylor and Dave Dickson. The tracking room features a 1,200-square-foot solid maple studio floor, combined with a high ceiling surrounded by wood and stone walls.
The control room in Studio 2 features an 80-input Solid State Logic 4080 G+ console with Ultimation and Total Recall. The adjacent 280-square-foot tracking room features high ceiling. Studio 2 includes a private lounge; the control room in Studio 3 features the Solid State Logic 4040 G/E console. The adjoining ISO-Booth is designed for instrumental overdubs as well as voice work, the studio includes a modern lounge featuring a skylight. Studio 4 is a video editing and DVD/Blu-ray authoring facility specializing in visual production and still menu design, interactive features, post-production, audio/video encoding, authoring. Studio 5 is a mastering suite featuring: Steinberg WaveLab, Pro Tools HD3, Avalon, Studer A820 1/2" Tape Machine, Weiss, TC System 6000, Mark Levinson and more. Online mastering services are provided by this facility; the control room in Studio 6 features an 80 input Solid State Logic 9080 J console with Ultimation, Total Recall & SL959 5.1 Surround Matrix. This large-scale mixing facility is capable of recording and mixing in 5.1 with a Pro Tools 10 HD3 accel system.
A 9 ft film screen and Sony video monitors are available for DVD and Film/TV applications, the room is Dolby authorized. The adjacent 550-square-foot tracking room features a stone fireplace and high ceiling, is surrounded by an oak paneled private lounge and billiard area; the recording studios at Metalworks provide tracking, digital editing, audio post-production, CD mastering capabilities. Video editing and DVD/Blu-ray authoring services are made available by a dedicated video editing facility in Studio 4. Metalworks Production Group, a sister company of Metalworks Studios provides in-house event options within several of the studios allowing for video and staging system services for live events and recordings. Teenage Heads Catherine Zeta-Jones Renée Zellweger Steven Seagal Richard Gere Denise Richards 2014 Canadian Music Week Recording Studio of The Year 2013 SME Excellence Award - Ontario Business Achievement Awards 2013 Canadian Music Week Recording Studio of The Year 2012 Canadian Music Week Recording Studio of The Year 2011 Canadian Music Week Recording Studio of The Year 2009 Canadian Music Week Recording Studio of The Year 2008 Canadian Music Week Recording Studio of The Year 2007 Canadian Music Week Recording Studio of The Year 2006 Canadian Music Week Recording Studio of The Year 2005 Canadian Music Week Recording Studio of The Year 2004 Canadian Music Week Recording Studio of The Year 2003 Canadian Music Week Recording Studio of The Year 2002 Mississauga Board of Trade and the Arts Award in recognition of ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Arts Community of Mississauga’ 2002 Canadian Music Week Recording Studio of The Year 2001 Canadian Music Week Recording Studio of The Year 2000 Canadian Music Week Recording Studio of The Year 1999 Canadian Music Week Recording Studio of The Year 1998 Canadian Music Week Recording Studio of The Year Metalworks Institute is a registered private career college and the sister company of Metalworks Studios and Metalworks Production Group.
Metalworks Institute offers diploma programs in: Audio Production and Engineering, Entertainment Business Management, Show Production and Event Management and Music Performance and Technology (Drums & Percussion, Bass Guitar, Guitar and Vocals. Metalworks Institute is an official Digidesign pro school. Media related to Metalworks Studios at Wikimedia Commons
Much (TV channel)
Much is a Canadian English language Category A specialty channel owned by Bell Media. The channel airs comedy programming oriented towards young adults; the channel launched on August 31, 1984, under the ownership of CHUM Limited, as one of the country's first specialty channels. Upon its launch, for much of its life, the network aired music programming, including blocks of music videos and original series focusing on musicians and artists. In the years since, the channel has cancelled the majority of its original music programming due to budget and staffing cuts, as well as shrinking interest in music videos on linear television due to the growth of online streaming. Since the channel phased out its music programming in the 2010's. MuchMusic was licensed on April 2, 1984 by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to CHUM/Citytv, it had faced competition from two other proposed services. One of them, CMTV Canadian Music Television, was deemed not to have sufficient financial resources.
The third applicant was Rogers Radio Broadcasting. The CRTC believed that the Canadian market could only support one music video service and CHUM's proposal was chosen because of various commitments it had made and the company's expertise in music programming; the station was patterned on City Limits, an overnight weekend rock music show which had aired on sister station CITY-TV since 1983. Shortly thereafter, MuchMusic was launched on August 31, 1984 as one of the first Canadian cable specialty channels, it was headed by the channel's founders John Moses Znaimer. The first video played on MuchMusic was "an early music-to-film synchronization short from the 1920s which featured Eubie Blake performing Snappy Songs." The first video made for television air play was Rush's "The Enemy Within". Making use of CHUM's facilities and production teams, the channel produced many specialty musical and variety programs, including the long-running dance program Electric Circus and the late 1980s game show Test Pattern, Citytv programs such as City Limits and The New Music became integral parts of the MuchMusic schedule.
The channel's format consisted of an eight-hour daily block which mixed scheduled programs with VJ-hosted general "videoflow", which would be repeated two more times to fill the 24-hour schedule. Some variance from this model was seen with the late-night programs City Limits and Too Much 4 Much, live specials such as Intimate and Interactive. In 1994, MuchMusic began distribution in the United States through Rainbow Program Holdings. MuchMusic is well known for its annual music awards show that airs every Father's Day called the MuchMusic Video Awards, it is promoted for weeks before the night of the MMVAs. MuchMusic has been credited with helping to foster a vibrant Canadian music scene because of the Canadian content broadcast rules which mandated native musical acts had a secure and prominent place on the channel's video schedule; as well, MuchMusic funds the creation of new Canadian music videos through MuchFACT and produces the popular album series Big Shiny Tunes and MuchDance. In 2002, MuchMusic introduced promos that consisted of one of twelve images of a VJ posing in front of the network's logo, lasting for only 1/60th of a second each.
The "quickies" were recognized with a Guinness World Record for the world's shortest television commercial. In July 2006, Bell Globemedia announced that it would purchase CHUM for an estimated $1.7 billion CAD, including MuchMusic. The sale was subject to CRTC approval and was approved in June 2007, with the transaction completed on June 22, 2007 while the Citytv stations were sold to Rogers Media that same year. Since MuchMusic has aired a vast number of non-music related programs. Before those programs aired, Much Mega Hits was a prominent program that played various music videos based on singles. In 2010, the CRTC rejected a request by CTVglobemedia to reduce the percentage of music video programming that the channel shows from 50 to 25 percent. CTV's second request to the CRTC to reduce and reposition its Canadian programming was denied. For the reasoning behind these requests, CTV explained that "music videos no longer distinguish the service as they are available through other sources."
This has drew the ire of notable artists. Bell Canada gained control of MuchMusic through its takeover of CTVglobemedia on April 1, 2011, in effect changing the company's name to Bell Media. Shortly thereafter, MuchMusic received a new look and a new "Much" logo, while continuing to add non-music television series dramas and reality shows. Since September 2013, the channel has been airing more comedy programming targeting young adults during the late afternoon and primetime hours, much of it moved from The Comedy Network; such shows included Comedy Central series, reruns of The Simpsons and The Cleveland Show, as well as Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Conan. These changes came when Comedy's request for license amendments to reduce requirements for Canadian content and increase the amount of animated programming it could air was denied. Most of the channel's previous non-music programming, such as the teen dramas Pretty Little Liars and Degrassi, moved