Please Stand Up
"Please Stand Up" was the second single from British Sea Power's second album Open Season. It heralded a pop-oriented and produced sound for the band. Despite predictions of it being a crossover hit, it failed to grab the attention of the public and was not popular with many of the band's fans; the video was much more commercialised than the band's normal, efforts with Super 8 film but was banned by MTV in the United States for including the line A little excitement makes us wetter wetter. The band have said that they were disillusioned by the response to the track and plan to branch off in a different direction on future releases; the song peaked at number 34 on the UK Singles Chart. "Please Stand Up" - 3:13 "Over in the Corner" - 3:48 "Please Stand Up" - 3:13 "Grey Goose" &- 3:28 "Chicken Pig" - 5:18Also features the promo video for "Please Stand Up" as a CD-ROM extra. "Please Stand Up" – "Gale Warnings in Viking North" – ^ BRITISH SEA POWER BANNED!, NME Online, 4 May 2005. Official website
Sabbath in Christianity
Sabbath in Christianity is the inclusion or adoption in Christianity of a Sabbath day. Established within Judaism through Mosaic Law, Christians inherited a Sabbath practice that reflected two great precepts: the commandment to "remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy" and God's blessing of the seventh day as a day of rest in the Genesis creation narrative and declared as made for man by Jesus; the first of these provisions was associated in Judaism with the assembly of the people to worship in the Temple in Jerusalem or in synagogues. The position now dominant in Western Christianity is that observance of the Lord's Day honours, supplanted or superseded the Sabbath commandment in that the former "celebrated the Christian community's deliverance from captivity to sin and worldly passions, made possible by the resurrection on the first day of the week." Early Christians observed the seventh day Sabbath with prayer and rest, but they gathered on the first day. By the 4th century, Catholics were observing the first day, Sunday, as their day of rest, not the seventh.
A Sabbatarian movement within Oriental Orthodoxy began in the 12th century in Ethiopia and gained momentum in the 13th establishing itself as the norm in that region. The modern Orthodox Tewahedo churches observe a two-day Sabbath, including both Sunday. Influenced by Puritan ideas, the Presbyterian and Congregationalist, as well as Methodist and Baptist Churches, enshrined first-day Sabbatarian views in their confessions of faith, observing the Lord's Day as the Christian Sabbath. Beginning about the 17th century, a few groups of Restorationist Christians took issue with some of the practices of the churches around them, sometimes questioning the theology, so accepted throughout 16 centuries. Seventh-day Sabbatarians, they broke away from their former churches to form communities that followed Seventh-day Sabbath-based practices that differed from the rest of Christianity also adopting a more literal interpretation of law, either Christian or Mosaic; the Hebrew Sabbath, the seventh day of the week, is spoken of loosely as "Saturday" but in the Hebrew calendar a day begins at sunset and not at midnight.
The Sabbath therefore coincides with what the Gregorian calendar identifies as Friday sunset to Saturday sunset. The first day of the week coincides with Gregorian Saturday sunset to Sunday sunset; the Sabbath continued to be observed on the seventh day in the early Christian church. To this day, the Sabbath continues to be observed in line with the Hebrew Sabbath timing in the church calendars in Eastern Orthodoxy and Oriental Orthodoxy. On the other hand, the current canons of the Roman Catholic Church define a day as beginning at midnight. Early Christians continued to rest on the seventh day. By the 2nd century AD some Christians observed Sunday, the day of the week on which Jesus had risen from the dead and on which the Holy Spirit had come to the apostles. Paul the Apostle and the Christians of Troas, for example, gathered on Sunday "to break bread". Soon some Christians were not the Sabbath. Patristic writings attest that by the second century, it had become commonplace to celebrate the Eucharist in a corporate day of worship on the first day.
A Church Father, stated that for Christians, "the sabbath had been transferred to Sunday". In his book From Sabbath to Sunday, Adventist theologian Samuele Bacchiocchi contended that the transition from the Saturday Sabbath to Sunday in the early Christian church was due to pagan and political factors, the decline of standards for the Sabbath day. While the Lord's Day observance of the Eucharist was established separately from the Jewish Sabbath, the centrality of the Eucharist itself made it the commonest early observance whenever Christians gathered for worship. In many places and times as late as the 4th century, they did continue to gather weekly on the Sabbath in addition to the Lord's Day, celebrating the Eucharist on both days. No disapproval of Sabbath observance of the Christian festival was expressed at the early church councils that dealt with Judaizing; the Council of Laodicea, for example, mandated only that Sabbath Eucharists must be observed in the same manner as those on the first day.
Neander has suggested that Sabbath Eucharists in many places were kept "as a feast in commemoration of the Creation". The issues about Hebrew practices that continued into the 2nd century tended to relate to the Sabbath. Justin Martyr, who attended worship on the first day, wrote about the cessation of Hebrew Sabbath observance and stated that the Sabbath was enjoined as a temporary sign to Israel to teach it of human sinfulness, no longer needed after Christ came without sin, he rejected the need to keep literal seventh-day Sabbath, arguing instead that "the new law requires you to keep the sabbath constantly." With Christian corporate worship so aligned with the Eucharist and allowed on the seventh day, Hebrew Sabbath practices involved the observance of a day of rest. A common theme in criticism of Hebrew Sabbath rest was idleness, found not to be in the Christian spirit of rest. Irenaeus citing continuous Sabbath observance, wrote that the Christian "will not be commanded to leave idle one day of rest, keeping sabbath", Tertullian argued "that we still more ought to observe a sabbath from all servile work always, not only every seventh-day, but through all time".
This early metaphorical interpretation of Sabbath applied it to the entire Christian life. Ignatius, cautioning against "Judaizing" in his letter to the Magnesians, contrasts the Jewish Sabbath pract
Geese are waterfowl of the family Anatidae. This group comprises the genera Branta. Chen, a genus comprising'white geese', is sometimes used to refer to a group of species that are more placed within Anser; some other birds related to the shelducks, have "goose" as part of their names. More distantly related members of the family Anatidae are swans, most of which are larger than true geese, ducks, which are smaller; the word "goose" is a direct descendent of Proto-Indo-European root, ghans-. In Germanic languages, the root gave Old English gōs with the plural gēs and gandres, Frisian goes and guoske, New High German Gans, Gänse, Ganter, Old Norse gās; this term gave Lithuanian: žąsìs, Irish: gé, Latin: anser, Ancient Greek: χήν, Dutch: gans, Albanian: gatë, Sanskrit hamsa and hamsi, Finnish: hanhi, Avestan zāō, Polish: gęś, Romanian: gâscă / gânsac, Ukrainian: гуска / гусак, Russian: гусыня / гусь, Czech: husa, Persian: غاز. The term goose applies to the female in particular. Young birds before fledging are called goslings.
The collective noun for a group of geese on the ground is a gaggle. The three living genera of true geese are: Anser, grey geese, including the greylag goose, domestic geese. Two genera of geese are only tentatively placed in the Anserinae. Either these or, more the goose-like Coscoroba swan is the closest living relative of the true geese. Fossils of true geese are hard to assign to genus; the aptly named Anser atavus from some 12 million years ago had more plesiomorphies in common with swans. In addition, some goose-like birds are known from subfossil remains found on the Hawaiian Islands. Geese are monogamous. Paired geese are feed more, two factors that result in more young; some Southern Hemisphere birds are called "geese", most of which belong to the shelduck subfamily Tadorninae. These are: Orinoco goose, Neochen jubata Egyptian goose, Alopochen aegyptiaca The South American sheldgeese, genus Chloephaga The prehistoric Malagasy sheldgoose, Centrornis majoriOthers: The spur-winged goose, Plectropterus gambensis, is most related to the shelducks, but distinct enough to warrant its own subfamily, the Plectropterinae.
The blue-winged goose, Cyanochen cyanopterus, the Cape Barren goose, Cereopsis novaehollandiae, have disputed affinities. They belong to separate ancient lineages that may ally either to the Tadorninae, Anserinae, or closer to the dabbling ducks; the three species of small waterfowl in the genus Nettapus are named "pygmy geese". They seem to represent another ancient lineage, with possible affinities to the Cape Barren goose or the spur-winged goose. A genus of prehistorically extinct seaducks, Chendytes, is sometimes called "diving-geese" due to their large size; the unusual magpie goose is in the Anseranatidae. The northern gannet, a seabird, is known as the "Solan goose", although it is a bird unrelated to the true geese, or any other Anseriformes for that matter. Well-known sayings about geese include: To "have a gander" is to examine something in detail. "What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander" or "What's good for the goose is good for the gander" means that what is an appropriate treatment for one person is appropriate for someone else.
Saying that someone's "goose is cooked" means that they have suffered, or are about to suffer, a terrible setback or misfortune. The common phrase "silly goose", used when referring to someone, acting silly. "Killing the goose that lays the golden eggs," derived from an old fable, is a saying referring to any greed-motivated, unprofitable action that destroys or otherwise renders a favourable situation useless. "A wild goose chase" is a futile waste of time and effort. There is a legendary old woman called Mother Goose; the oldest collection of Medieval Icelandic laws is known as "Grágás". Various etymologies were offered for that name: The fact that the laws were written with a goose quill. Carboneras, Carles. "Family Anatidae". In del Hoyo, Josep. Handbook of Birds of the World. Volume 1: Ostrich to Ducks. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. Pp. 536–629. ISBN 84-87334-10-5. Terres, John K.. The Audubon Society Encyclopedia of North American Birds. New York: Wings Books. ISBN 0-517-03288-0. Anatidae media on the Internet Bird Collection
Fantastic Mr. Fox (film)
Fantastic Mr. Fox is a 2009 American stop motion animated comedy film directed by Wes Anderson, based on Roald Dahl's 1970 children's novel of the same name; the film is about a fox who steals food each night from wealthy farmers. They are fed up with Mr. Fox's theft and try to kill him, so they dig their way into the foxes' home, but the animals are able to outwit the farmers and live underground; the film was released in the autumn of 2009 and stars George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe, Michael Gambon, Owen Wilson. For Anderson, it was his first animated film and first film adaptation. Development on the project began in 2004 as a collaboration between Anderson and Henry Selick under Revolution Studios. In 2007, Revolution folded, Selick left to direct Coraline, work on the film moved to 20th Century Fox. Production began in London in 2007, it was released on November 13, 2009, has a 92% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
While raiding Berk's Squab Farm, Mr. Fox and his wife Felicity become caged. Felicity reveals to Fox that she is pleads with him to find a safer job if they escape. Fox reluctantly agrees. Two years the Foxes and their sullen son Ash are living in a hole. Fox, now a newspaper columnist, feels unhappy with his life and moves the family into a better home in the base of a tree, ignoring the warnings of his lawyer Badger about how dangerous the area is for foxes; the tree is located close to facilities run by three farmers: Walter Boggis, Nathan Bunce, Franklin Bean. Soon after the Foxes move in, Felicity's nephew Kristofferson Silverfox comes to live with them, as his father has fallen ill with double pneumonia. Ash finds this situation intolerable. Longing for his days as a thief and his friend Kylie Opossum steal produce and poultry from the three farms. Angered, the farmers decide to kill Fox, they camp out near his home. When Fox emerges, the farmers open fire but only shoot off his tail, they attempt to dig Fox out.
After demolishing the site of the tree, the farmers discover. Reasoning that the Foxes will have to surface for food and water the farmers wait at the tunnel mouth. Underground, Felicity is upset; the group encounters Badger and many other local animal residents whose homes have been destroyed by the farmers. As the animals begin fearing starvation, Fox leads them on a digging expedition to tunnel to the three farms, robbing them clean. While the other animals feast and Kristofferson begin to reconcile after Kristofferson defends Ash from a bully; the cousins return to Franklin's farm. When they are interrupted by the arrival of Franklin's wife, Ash escapes, but Kristofferson is captured. Discovering that Fox has stolen their produce, the farmers and the fire chief flood the animals' tunnel network with cider; the flood forces the animals into the sewers. Fox learns that the farmers plan to use Kristofferson to lure him into an ambush and heads to the surface to surrender, which would mean his demise.
The animals are confronted by Franklin's security guard, who attacks Ash and Felicity. Hearing his son's cries, Fox returns and fights Rat in an electrical room until Fox pushes him into an electric generator, electrocuting him. Before dying, Rat confesses Kristofferson's location. Fox asks the farmers for a meeting in town near the sewer hub where he would surrender in exchange for Kristofferson's freedom; the farmers set up an ambush. Fox and Kylie slip into Franklin's farm. Ash frees Kristofferson and braves enemy fire to release a rabid beagle named Spitz to keep the farmers at bay; the animals become accustomed to living in the sewers with others considering moving in. Ash and Kristofferson become good friends. Fox leads his family and Agnes to a drain opening built into the floor of a supermarket owned by the three farmers. Celebrating their new food source and the news that Felicity is pregnant again, the animals dance. Joe Roth and Revolution Studios bought the film rights to Fantastic Mr Fox in 2004.
In 2006, Mark Mothersbaugh stated. Wes Anderson signed on as director with Henry Selick, who worked with Anderson on The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, as animation director. Anderson stated. Cate Blanchett was prearranged to voice Mrs. Fox, but she left the role for undisclosed reasons; the story the novel covers would amount to the second act of the film. Anderson added new scenes to serve for the film's end; the new scenes precede Mr. Fox's plan to steal from the three farmers and follow the farmers' bulldozing of the hill, beginning with the flooding of the tunnel. Selick left the project, to work on the Neil Gaiman story Coraline in February 2006, he was replaced by Mark Gustafson. 20th Century Fox became the project's home in October 2006. In September 2007, Anderson announced; the director chose to record the voices outside rather than in a studio: "we went out in a forest, went in an attic, went in a stable. We went underground for some things. There was a great spontaneity in the recordings because of that."
The voices were recorded be
With the Lights Out
With the Lights Out is a box set by the American rock band Nirvana, released in November 2004. It contains three CDs and one DVD of rare or unreleased material, including b-sides, rough rehearsal recordings and live recordings; the box set's title comes from a lyric from the band's 1991 single, "Smells Like Teen Spirit." Rumors of a posthumous Nirvana box set, or anthology, first surfaced in the mid-1990s, not long after the death of the band's singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain in April 1994. It was announced that a 45-track box set would be released in September 2001, to mark the 10th anniversary of the band's breakthrough album, but a legal battle between Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, surviving Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, precluded this from happening. Much of the dispute centered on "You Know You're Right", a song recorded in January 1994 during the band's final studio session. Grohl and Novoselic had wanted it for the box set, but Love blocked the song's release, sued them for control of Nirvana's legacy.
Love's lawsuit asserted that "the parties have fundamentally different concepts of how to manage the musical and artistic legacy of Kurt Cobain", which resulted "in a stalemate of decision making." She believed that "You Know You're Right" would be "wasted" on a box set, instead belonged on a single-disc compilation similar to the Beatles' 1. In 2002, the legal battle was settled, "You Know You're Right" appeared on the "best-of" compilation Nirvana; this paved the way for what became the With the Lights Out box set, which arrived in November 2004, over three years after its original release date but with more music than had been promised, including an acoustic demo of "You Know You're Right." Before the release of With the Lights Out, a promotional EP entitled Selections from With the Lights Out was sent out to radio stations, featuring the songs "White Lace and Strange," "Blandest," "Lithium", "Heart-Shaped Box" and "You Know You're Right" from the box set. "Lithium" was released as an exclusive iTunes downloadable single on November 22, 2004.
The music video for the original version of "In Bloom," made in 1990 and first released on the Sub Pop Video Network Program VHS compilation in 1991, was -re-released to music television to promote the box set.. The video appears on the box set's DVD. An online trailer was released for the box set, featuring footage from the DVD and audio from the three CDs. With the Lights Out is packaged in heat-sensitive material which changes color when touched, revealing images of recording session tapes; each of the three CDs loosely represents the rare recordings from three periods in Nirvana's history, in line with the band's three studio albums, Nevermind and In Utero, which were released in 1989, 1991 and 1993 respectively. The DVD contains rare live rehearsals from throughout the band's career, it includes a 60-page booklet which contains liner notes by Thurston Moore of the American rock band Sonic Youth and journalist Neil Strauss, as well as photographs and a chronological catalog of the band's recording history, including studio sessions and radio appearances, live performances and home demo recordings sessions.
The band's May 6, 1987 radio session at KAOS 89.3 FM in Olympia, Washington is mislabeled as being from April 17, 1987. With the Lights Out received positive reviews from music critics, many of whom saw it as a valuable glimpse into the band's musical evolution. Julian Marshall of the NME called it "a humanising and heartbreaking document of a man who, in five years, changed the face of music by accident." John Jeremiah Sullivan of New York Magazine called it "an appropriately eccentric testament to Cobain’s talent." However, several critics felt it contained too much second-rate material never intended for official release. Mark Richardson of Pitchfork wrote, "Those hoping for a trove of overlooked gems will be disappointed... Put, there's enough good stuff here for a solid single disc." Tim O'Neil of PopMatters wrote, "The majority of the material presented here will appeal only to a select group of hardcore fans, music historians and critics."Nielson Soundscan reported that as of 2016, With the Lights Out has sold 546,000 copies in the US alone.
All songs written except where noted. March 7, 1987 show in Raymond, Washington."Heartbreaker" – 2:59May 6, 1987 radio session at KAOS 89.3 FM, Washington."Anorexorcist" – 2:44 "White Lace and Strange" – 2:09 "Help Me, I'm Hungry" – 2:41Summer 1987 band rehearsal in Aberdeen, Washington."Mrs. Butterworth" – 4:05January 23, 1988 studio session at Reciprocal Recording Studios, Washington. Producer: Jack Endino."If You Must" – 4:01 "Pen Cap Chew" – 4:02January 23, 1988 show at the Community World Theatre, Washington."Downer" – 1:43 "Floyd the Barber" – 2:33 "Raunchola" / "Moby Dick" – 6:241986–1988 solo 4-track home recordings, Washington."Beans" – 1:32 "Don't Want It All" – 2:26 "Clean Up Before She Comes" – 3:12 "Polly" – 2:30 "About a Girl" – 2:44June 6, 1988 studio session at Reciprocal Recording Studios, Washington. Producer: Jack Endino"Blandest" – 3:56Spring 1989 studio session at The Evergreen State College Audio Studio, Washington. Producer: Greg Babior."Dive" – 4:50August 20/ 28 studio session at Reciprocal Recording Studios, Washington.
Producer: Jack Endino. (Studio session for "the J
Nirvana was an American rock band formed in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1987. It was founded by guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic. Nirvana went through a succession of drummers, the longest-lasting and best-known being Dave Grohl, who joined in 1990. Though the band dissolved in 1994 after the death of Cobain, their music maintains a popular following and continues to influence modern rock and roll culture. In the late 1980s, Nirvana established itself as part of the Seattle grunge scene, releasing its first album, for the independent record label Sub Pop in 1989, they developed a sound that relied on dynamic contrasts between quiet verses and loud, heavy choruses. After signing to major label DGC Records, Nirvana found unexpected worldwide success with "Smells Like Teen Spirit", the first single from the band's second album Nevermind, which has now been ranked as one of the greatest songs in the history of rock music. Nevermind has been called one of the greatest albums of all time and has sold over 30 million copies worldwide.
Nirvana's sudden success popularized alternative rock and grunge, Cobain found himself referred to in the media as the "spokesman of a generation", with Nirvana considered the "flagship band" of Generation X. After touring and releasing Incesticide and Hormoaning, Nirvana's third studio album, In Utero, was released to critical acclaim; the album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart and featured an abrasive, less mainstream sound and challenged the group's audience and has since sold over 15 million copies worldwide. In Utero would be Nirvana's last studio album in their active career. Nirvana's active career ended following the death of Cobain in 1994, but many various posthumous releases have been issued since, overseen by Novoselic and Cobain's widow Courtney Love; the posthumous release MTV Unplugged in New York won the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 1996. Overall, Nirvana have received twelve awards from twenty-five nominations winning an American Music Award, Brit Award, Grammy Award, seven MTV Video Music Awards and two NME Awards Since its debut, the band has sold over 25 million records in the United States alone, over 75 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time.
Nirvana has been ranked as one of the greatest music artists of all time with Rolling Stone placing them at number 27 on their list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time" in 2004, at number 30 on their updated list in 2011. Nirvana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in its first year of eligibility. Cobain and Novoselic met while attending Aberdeen High School, although they never connected, according to Cobain; the pair became friends while frequenting the practice space of the Melvins. Cobain wanted to form a band with Novoselic, but Novoselic did not respond for a long period of time. In persuading Novoselic to form a band, Cobain gave him a demo tape of his project Fecal Matter. Three years after the two first met, Novoselic notified Cobain that he had listened to the Fecal Matter demo and suggested they start a group; the pair recruited Bob McFadden on drums. In early 1987, Cobain and Novoselic recruited drummer Aaron Burckhard; the three practiced material from Cobain's Fecal Matter tape but started writing new material soon after forming.
During its initial months, the band went through a series of names, starting with Skid Row and including Fecal Matter and Ted Ed Fred. The group settled on Nirvana, which Cobain said was chosen because "I wanted a name, kind of beautiful or nice and pretty instead of a mean, raunchy punk name like the Angry Samoans". With Novoselic and Cobain having moved to Tacoma and Olympia, Washington the two temporarily lost contact with Burckhard; the pair instead practiced with Dale Crover of the Melvins, Nirvana recorded its first demos in January 1988. In early 1988, Crover moved to San Francisco but recommended Dave Foster to the band as his replacement on drums. Foster's tenure with Nirvana lasted only a few months. Cobain and Novoselic put an ad in Seattle music publication The Rocket seeking a replacement drummer, which only yielded unsatisfactory responses. Meanwhile, a mutual friend introduced them to Chad Channing, the three musicians agreed to jam together. Channing continued to jam with Cobain and Novoselic, although the drummer noted, "They never said'okay, you're in,'" and Channing played his first show with the group that May.
Nirvana released its first single, a cover of Shocking Blue's "Love Buzz", in November 1988 on the Seattle independent record label Sub Pop. They did their first interview with John Robb in Sounds who made the release single of the week; the following month, the band began recording its debut album, with local producer Jack Endino. Bleach was influenced by the heavy dirge-rock of the Melvins and Mudhoney, 1980s punk rock, the 1970s heavy metal of Black Sabbath. Novoselic said in a 2001 interview with Rolling Stone that the band had played a tape in their van while on tour that had an album by The Smithereens on one side and an album by the extreme metal band Celtic Frost on the other, noted that the combination played an influence as well; the money for the recording sessions for Bleach, listed as $606.17 on the album sleeve, was supplied by Jason Everman, subsequently brought into the band as the second guitarist. Though Everman did not play on the album, he received a credit on