Glasses is a live album by multi-instrumentalist and composer Joe McPhee, recorded in 1977 and first released on the Swiss HatHut label 1979. Allmusic gave the album 3 stars. All compositions by Joe McPhee except as indicated "Glasses" - 18:30 "Naima" - 8:10 "New Potatoes" - 15:25 Joe McPhee - tenor saxophone Reto Weber - percussion
What You Don't See
What You Don't See is the second studio album by American pop punk band The Story So Far. The Story So Far signed to Pure Noise in March 2010; the band released their debut album in June 2011. The band supported I Call Fives in July; the band toured alongside Handguns in August. The band supported Senses Fail in November. From late February to early March 2012 the band went on the Pure Noise Records Tour alongside Handguns, I Call Fives, The American Scene and Forever Came Calling. In early November, the band supported New Found Glory on the Road to Warped Tour in the UK. From late November to mid-December, the band supported New Found Glory on the 10th anniversary tour for their Sticks and Stones album; the band listened to New Found Glory when they were younger and did not expect to tour with them in their lifetime. On December 31, 2011 it was announced. In March 2012 it was announced. In August it was posted; the band recorded in the fall. In an October 2012 interview with Alternative Press bassist Kelen Capener revealed the band were "just starting drum ".
The band went to the studio with 13 songs but were writing new material during the record process in case they want to drop any of the written material. The band were figuring out what attempt to expanded on it; the album was produced by Steve Klein of New Found Sam Pura. Klein visited the band to see what material they had and gave them tips. Guitarist William Levy said the new album was "heavier and more melodic" compared to Under the Soil and Dirt. Levy reassured that the album is "still us, it's just more focused." The song structures were "thought out a little better" and "parts that we came up with are more interesting." Capener mentioned the group were not "trying to write something stylistically different" to their previous material. The new material "shows maturation" but retains the "same youthful energy and angst we've always loved." On November 22, the band announced. On January 16, 2013 What You Don't See was announced and the track listing and cover art was revealed; the band toured Australia in January with support from Anchors.
"Right Here" was released as a single on February 5. On February 26, "The Glass" was made available for streaming; the band co-headlined The Suppy Nation Tour with Man Overboard through April. On March 11, "Empty Space" was made available for streaming via Rock Sound; when the band had finished recorded, they showed the album to their friends. "Empty Space" attracted their attention "and made a few heads bob", according to Capener. As a result, the band made a music video for it based on families' reaction; the video was released two days it was directed by Kyle Camarillo. In early March 2013 the album leaked and as a result the band were selling vinyl copies of it on tour. On March 25, the album was made available for streaming, a day it was released through Pure Noise; the band toured the UK and Europe from late April to mid May with support from The American Scene and Gnarwolves. The band played on the 2013 edition of Warped Tour; the band Save Your Breath supporting. The band toured in November and December with support from Stick to Your Guns, Such Gold and Rotting Out.
The band supported A Day to February 2014 on their tour of Europe. On March 16, the band performed at South by So; the band played on the 2014 edition of Warped Tour. The band supported The Wonder Years in October; the band supported New Found Glory in November on their Pop Punk's Not Dead tour of the UK. Reviews have been highly positive, with a Metacritic score of 84, indicating universal acclaim. Alternative Press described the album as "thoughtful and passionate", one that "will help young listeners navigate the murky waters of growing up." AllMusic reviewer Fred Thomas wrote that the album's 11 songs were "new blasts of melodic pop-punk." Thomas compared it to "many great punk records", in that it "breezes by in just under 30 minutes". The album was placed at number 9 on Rock Sound's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2013" list; the album debuted at number 46 on the Billboard 200. It sold over 13,500 copies in the first week; as of April 2015, the album has sold 63,000 copies domestically. All songs written by Kelen Capener, Kevin Geyer, William Levy and Ryan Torf.
"Things I Can't Change" – 2:52 "Stifled" – 2:12 "Small Talk" – 2:43 "Playing the Victim" – 2:50 "Right Here" – 2:35 "Empty Space" – 2:29 "The Glass" – 2:47 "All Wrong" – 3:02 "Bad Luck" – 2:21 "Face Value" – 2:52 "Framework" – 3:08 Personnel per booklet. Footnotes Citations Sources What You Don't See at YouTube
Glass is a non-crystalline, amorphous solid, transparent and has widespread practical and decorative uses in, for example, window panes and optoelectronics. The most familiar, the oldest, types of manufactured glass are "silicate glasses" based on the chemical compound silica, the primary constituent of sand; the term glass, in popular usage, is used to refer only to this type of material, familiar from use as window glass and in glass bottles. Of the many silica-based glasses that exist, ordinary glazing and container glass is formed from a specific type called soda-lime glass, composed of 75% silicon dioxide, sodium oxide from sodium carbonate, calcium oxide called lime, several minor additives. Many applications of silicate glasses derive from their optical transparency, giving rise to their primary use as window panes. Glass will transmit and refract light. Glass can be coloured by adding metallic salts, can be painted and printed with vitreous enamels; these qualities have led to the extensive use of glass in the manufacture of art objects and in particular, stained glass windows.
Although brittle, silicate glass is durable, many examples of glass fragments exist from early glass-making cultures. Because glass can be formed or moulded into any shape, it has been traditionally used for vessels: bowls, bottles and drinking glasses. In its most solid forms it has been used for paperweights and beads; when extruded as glass fiber and matted as glass wool in a way to trap air, it becomes a thermal insulating material, when these glass fibers are embedded into an organic polymer plastic, they are a key structural reinforcement part of the composite material fiberglass. Some objects were so made of silicate glass that they are called by the name of the material, such as drinking glasses and eyeglasses. Scientifically, the term "glass" is defined in a broader sense, encompassing every solid that possesses a non-crystalline structure at the atomic scale and that exhibits a glass transition when heated towards the liquid state. Porcelains and many polymer thermoplastics familiar from everyday use are glasses.
These sorts of glasses can be made of quite different kinds of materials than silica: metallic alloys, ionic melts, aqueous solutions, molecular liquids, polymers. For many applications, like glass bottles or eyewear, polymer glasses are a lighter alternative than traditional glass. Silicon dioxide is a common fundamental constituent of glass. In nature, vitrification of quartz occurs when lightning strikes sand, forming hollow, branching rootlike structures called fulgurites. Fused quartz is a glass made from chemically-pure silica, it has excellent resistance to thermal shock, being able to survive immersion in water while red hot. However, its high melting temperature and viscosity make it difficult to work with. Other substances are added to simplify processing. One is sodium carbonate; the soda makes the glass water-soluble, undesirable, so lime, some magnesium oxide and aluminium oxide are added to provide for a better chemical durability. The resulting glass is called a soda-lime glass. Soda-lime glasses account for about 90% of manufactured glass.
Most common glass contains other ingredients to change its properties. Lead glass or flint glass is more "brilliant" because the increased refractive index causes noticeably more specular reflection and increased optical dispersion. Adding barium increases the refractive index. Thorium oxide gives glass a high refractive index and low dispersion and was used in producing high-quality lenses, but due to its radioactivity has been replaced by lanthanum oxide in modern eyeglasses. Iron can be incorporated into glass to absorb infrared radiation, for example in heat-absorbing filters for movie projectors, while cerium oxide can be used for glass that absorbs ultraviolet wavelengths; the following is a list of the more common types of silicate glasses and their ingredients and applications: Fused quartz called fused-silica glass, vitreous-silica glass: silica in vitreous, or glass, form. It has low thermal expansion, is hard, resists high temperatures, it is the most resistant against weathering. Fused quartz is used for high-temperature applications such as furnace tubes, lighting tubes, melting crucibles, etc.
Soda-lime-silica glass, window glass: silica + sodium oxide + lime + magnesia + alumina. Is transparent formed and most suitable for window glass, it has a high thermal expansion and poor resistance to heat. It is used for windows, some low-temperature incandescent light bulbs, tableware. Container glass is a soda-lime glass, a slight variation on flat glass, which uses more alumina and calcium, less sodium and magnesium, which are more water-soluble; this makes it less susceptible to water erosion. Sodium borosilicate glass, Pyrex: silica + boron trioxide + soda + alumina. Stan
Methamphetamine is a potent central nervous system stimulant, used as a recreational drug and less as a second-line treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and obesity. Methamphetamine was discovered in 1893 and exists as two enantiomers: levo-methamphetamine and dextro-methamphetamine. Methamphetamine properly refers to a specific chemical, the racemic free base, an equal mixture of levomethamphetamine and dextromethamphetamine in their pure amine forms, it is prescribed over concerns involving human neurotoxicity and potential for recreational use as an aphrodisiac and euphoriant, among other concerns, as well as the availability of safer substitute drugs with comparable treatment efficacy. Dextromethamphetamine is a much stronger CNS stimulant than levomethamphetamine. Both methamphetamine and dextromethamphetamine are illicitly trafficked and sold owing to their potential for recreational use; the highest prevalence of illegal methamphetamine use occurs in parts of Asia, in the United States, where racemic methamphetamine, levomethamphetamine, dextromethamphetamine are classified as schedule II controlled substances.
Levomethamphetamine is available as an over-the-counter drug for use as an inhaled nasal decongestant in the United States. Internationally, the production, distribution and possession of methamphetamine is restricted or banned in many countries, due to its placement in schedule II of the United Nations Convention on Psychotropic Substances treaty. While dextromethamphetamine is a more potent drug, racemic methamphetamine is sometimes illicitly produced due to the relative ease of synthesis and limited availability of chemical precursors. In low to moderate doses, methamphetamine can elevate mood, increase alertness and energy in fatigued individuals, reduce appetite, promote weight loss. At high doses, it can induce psychosis, breakdown of skeletal muscle and bleeding in the brain. Chronic high-dose use can precipitate unpredictable and rapid mood swings, stimulant psychosis and violent behavior. Recreationally, methamphetamine's ability to increase energy has been reported to lift mood and increase sexual desire to such an extent that users are able to engage in sexual activity continuously for several days.
Methamphetamine is known to possess a high addiction liability and high dependence liability. Heavy recreational use of methamphetamine may lead to a post-acute-withdrawal syndrome, which can persist for months beyond the typical withdrawal period. Unlike amphetamine, methamphetamine is neurotoxic to human midbrain dopaminergic neurons, it has been shown to damage serotonin neurons in the CNS. This damage includes adverse changes in brain structure and function, such as reductions in grey matter volume in several brain regions and adverse changes in markers of metabolic integrity. Methamphetamine belongs to the substituted phenethylamine and substituted amphetamine chemical classes, it is related to the other dimethylphenethylamines as a positional isomer of these compounds, which share the common chemical formula: C10H15N1. In the United States, dextromethamphetamine hydrochloride, under the trade name Desoxyn, has been approved by the FDA for treating ADHD and obesity in both adults and children.
Methamphetamine is sometimes prescribed off label for narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia. In the United States, methamphetamine's levorotary form is available in some over-the-counter nasal decongestant products; as methamphetamine is associated with a high potential for misuse, the drug is regulated under the Controlled Substances Act and is listed under Schedule II in the United States. Methamphetamine hydrochloride dispensed in the United States is required to include a boxed warning regarding its potential for recreational misuse and addiction liability. Methamphetamine is used recreationally for its effects as a potent euphoriant and stimulant as well as aphrodisiac qualities. According to a National Geographic TV documentary on methamphetamine, an entire subculture known as party and play is based around sexual activity and methamphetamine use. Participants in this subculture, which consists entirely of homosexual male methamphetamine users, will meet up through internet dating sites and have sex.
Due to its strong stimulant and aphrodisiac effects and inhibitory effect on ejaculation, with repeated use, these sexual encounters will sometimes occur continuously for several days on end. The crash following the use of methamphetamine in this manner is often severe, with marked hypersomnia; the party and play subculture is prevalent in major US cities such as San Francisco and New York City. Methamphetamine is contraindicated in individuals with a history of substance use disorder, heart disease, or severe agitation or anxiety, or in individuals experiencing arteriosclerosis, hyperthyroidism, or severe hypertension; the FDA states that individuals who have experienced hypersensitivity reactions to other stimulants in the past or are taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors should not take methamphetamine. The FDA advises individuals with bipolar disorder, elevated blood pressure, liver or kidney problems, psychosis, Raynaud's phenomenon, thyroid problems, tics, or Tourette s
A roze koek is a typical Dutch pastry. It consists of a small flat cake with a layer of pink fondant icing; the best-known brand is Glacé. In the city of Amsterdam, the cakes are sometimes referred to as moesselientjes. On occasion the cakes are sold in alternative varieties, with the pink icing replaced by a different colour. During Koningsdag and football championships the icing is changed to orange, at Easter time the icing is yellow; the food dye used in Glacés, carmine, is produced from female cochineals, a scale insect
Glass is a 2003 EP by The Sea and Cake. "To the Author" – 5:28 "To the Author" – 6:10 "Traditional Wax Coin" – 4:59 "An Echo In" – 4:30 "Tea and Cake" – 4:00 "Interiors" – 3:21 "Hotel Tell" – 8:52
Glass (1958 film)
Glass is a 1958 Dutch short documentary film by director and producer Bert Haanstra. The film won the Oscar for Documentary Short Subject in 1959; the film is about the glass industry in the Netherlands. It contrasts the handmade crystal from the Royal Leerdam Glass Factory with automated bottle making machines. Short segments of artisans making various glass goods by hand are joined with those of mass production, it is acclaimed to be the perfect short documentary. Glas on IMDb Glas on Aeon