Lazarus (David Bowie song)
"Lazarus" is a song by English rock musician David Bowie. It was released on 17 December 2015 as a digital download, making it the second single from his twenty-fifth studio album, Blackstar, it is Bowie's last single. The single received its world premiere on BBC Radio 6 Music's Steve Lamacq on the day of its release as a single. In addition to its release on ★, the track is used in Bowie's off-Broadway musical of the same name; the official music video, directed by Johan Renck, was released on 7 January 2016, three days before Bowie's death. Bowie never performed the song live, but on 17 December 2015, Michael C. Hall appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, singing "Lazarus" to promote both the single's release and the musical running at New York Theatre Workshop starring Hall."Lazarus" was Bowie's first top 40 hit single on the Billboard Hot 100 in more than 28 years, landing at number 40 in the week after his death. Billboard ranked "Lazarus" at number 40 on their "100 Best Pop Songs of 2016" list.
Pitchfork listed "Lazarus" on their ranking of the 100 best songs of 2016 at number 5. In the annual Village Voice's Pazz & Jop mass critics poll of the year's best in music in 2016, "Lazarus" was ranked at number 8. According to Bowie's producer Tony Visconti, the lyrics and video of "Lazarus" and other songs on the album were intended to be a self-epitaph, a commentary on Bowie's own impending death; the official music video for "Lazarus", featuring a shorter edit of the song lasting just over four minutes, was uploaded on 7 January 2016 to Bowie's Vevo channel on YouTube. The video was directed by Johan Renck in November 2015; the filming location was a studio in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. The video is shown in a 1:1 aspect ratio and prominently features Bowie, appearing with a bandage and buttons sewn over his eyes, lying on a deathbed. A director's cut exists restoring the original widescreen aspect; the video finishes with Bowie retreating into a dark wardrobe. In the scenes featuring the wardrobe, Bowie is wearing a diagonally striped suit referencing the back cover of the 1991 CD reissue of the Station to Station album, where he is pictured sitting on the floor drawing the kabbalistic Tree of Life.
The Tree of Life is referenced in the Station to Station lyrics, a "magical movement from Kether to Malkuth". The video was nominated for three awards: Best Direction, Best Cinematography and Best Editing, at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Personnel adapted from ★ liner notes. MusiciansDavid Bowie – vocals, mixing, production Tim Lefebvre – bass Mark Guiliana – drums Donny McCaslin – saxophone Ben Monder – guitar Jason Lindner – wurlitzer organ, keyboardsTechnical personnelTony Visconti – production, mixing engineer Joe LaPorta – mastering engineer Kevin Killen – engineering Erin Tonkon – assistant engineer Joe Visciano – assistant engineer Kabir Hermon – assistant engineer Tom Elmhirst – mixing engineer Lazarus of Bethany Rich man and Lazarus
Love This Giant
Love This Giant is a studio album made in collaboration between David Byrne and St. Vincent, released on 4AD and Todo Mundo on September 10, 2012, in the United Kingdom and a day in the United States. Byrne and Annie Clark began working together in late 2009, using a writing and promotion process that Byrne had used on his 2008 collaboration with Brian Eno Everything That Happens Will Happen Today; the duo had played together live at a St. Vincent show and on the album Here Lies Love; the performers enlisted a variety of brass musicians to augment their songwriting and toured over the following year to promote the album. The two artists met in 2009 at a Radio City Music Hall benefit concert for the AIDS/HIV charity Dark Was the Night. However, the collaboration stemmed from a second meeting, at New York thrift shop Housing Works, where Björk and Dirty Projectors were performing. A concert organizer suggested Clark try a similar collaboration, their work was slated just for a single live performance, but Clark suggested adding brass to their line-up and the two realized they could write original music around horns.
"I suggested brass as a prominent voice because, at the time David and I decided to write songs together, I had just done the Actor record with a lot of woodwind and a lot of strings on it. So I hadn't explored brass and I wanted to. We were going to do a night of music at a bookstore for charity. So I was thinking, Okay, it could be a small ensemble: just me and David and a couple of guitars and we'll call it a day, but obviously it grew and grew and grew. Brass was a way to bridge what we do in some sort of middle ground; when we toured the album, just the sheer number of people onstage was exciting and overwhelming, these people organised the stage movement in fun and idiosyncratic ways and it made for such a lighthearted, beguiling show." – Annie ClarkThe musicians composed lyrics in person and via e-mail, which resulted in an entire album's worth of material. Byrne and Clark each wrote and sing their own lyrics, with the exception of "The Forest Awakes"—which Byrne wrote, but Clark sings.
The instrumentation and funk grooves discouraged Byrne from writing his typical personal lyrics to writing about larger themes and Clark emphasized the art music nature of the recordings while composing. The album cover was inspired by Beauty and the Beast, with Byrne as a "Buzz Lightyear-like" beauty and Clark as a grotesque beast; the duo intended a plastic Beauty and feral Beast as a joke about the age difference between the two, but altered their idea when they met the prosthetics designer. David Byrne and St. Vincent worked with digital promotions company Topspin Media to distribute the promotional single "Who" and create embeddable widgets to stream the album. A music video directed by Martin du Thurah was released on September 4 for "Who". Jon Dolan of Rolling Stone gave the song three and a half out of five stars, calling the collaborators' chemistry "shocking." In reviewing the track, WNYC's John Schaefer drew parallels between their use of brass instruments and Byrne's previous work on The Knee Plays.
On July 30, the track "Weekend in the Dust" became available for streaming on the album's official website. On September 2, the full album became available for streaming via NPR. Byrne and Clark appeared on the September issue of Filter and performed on the September 10 episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. On November 1, 2012, Byrne and Clark performed on The Colbert Report; the duo toured to promote the album with a backing band that includes eight brass players, St. Vincent's keyboardist Daniel Mintseris, My Brightest Diamond's drummer Brian Wolfe. Like Byrne's previous Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno Tour, the performers engaged in complex choreography onstage while performing. Byrne simultaneously did book readings to promote his book How Music Works; the promotional EP Brass Tactics was released via Topspin's platform on May 28, 2013. "Cissus" – 3:14 "I Should Watch TV" – 3:32 "Lightning" – 3:12 "Marrow" – 3:46 "Road to Nowhere" – 4:27 Love This Giant has received positive reviews.
Reviewing the album, BBC Music's Jude Clarke calls it "a perfect cerebral pop pairing" that "improves and deepens on each listen" due to the songwriting and the singers' voices. Bram E. Gieben of The Skinny praised the "engaging musical conversation" between the two singers, but criticized the musicianship for lacking experimentation and Heather Phares of AllMusic agrees that the album is lacking in Clark's "guitar acrobatics." The Guardian's Maddy Costa has praised the vocals as well, contrasting them from subtle and seductive to "soft and whispy... with the glint of a razor blade."The Independent's Andy Gill and Simmy Richman consider the brass instrumentation the greatest strength of the album with the latter declaring the work "a skewed and funky instant classic." Robert Leedham of Drowned in Sound praised the "jaunty trombones" and "jubilant trumpet-lead fanfare" as well, but found the alternating vocals weak and Byrne-centric. In 2012 it was awarded a silver certification from the Independent Music Companies Association, which indicated sales of at least 20,000 copies throughout Europe.
The album was Byrne's first solo effort to reach the Billboard Top 40, peaking at 23. All songs written by David Byrne and Annie Clark, except where noted "Who" – 3:50 "Weekend in the Dust" – 3:05 "Dinner for Two" – 3:43 "Ice Age" – 3:13 "I Am an Ape" – 3:05 "The
Shameless (season 4)
The fourth season of Shameless, an American comedy-drama television series based on the British series of the same name by Paul Abbott, premiered on January 12, 2014, at Sunday 9:00 p.m. EST on the Showtime television network. Executive producers are John Wells and Andrew Stearn, with producer Michael Hissrich; the season concluded after 12 episodes on April 6, 2014. The show’s season premiere brought in 1.69 million viewers, while the episode airing February 2, "Strangers on a Train", received 1.22 million total viewers, its lowest rated episode of the season. The season finale scored 1.93 million viewers, becoming the show’s highest rated episode for the season. Now that Fiona has a steady job and Lip is enrolled in college, it looks like the Gallaghers may have a shot at happiness, but when you're down and out, moving up isn't so easy. Frank's liver fails, forcing him to find a donor or live out his last days, Carl takes it on himself to find him an organ donor. Fiona is arrested on two felony charges when 3-year old Liam gets into some cocaine she was given for her birthday and ends up in the hospital.
Lip meets a young woman named Amanda who helps him through a difficult time. Lip begins a relationship with Amanda. Debbie attempts to reinvent herself. Ian comes back from the army drastically changed. Veronica finds out that she's pregnant with triplets, Kevin reveals that the bar is losing money, Carol refuses Veronica's request to abort her own baby fathered by Kev. On January 29, 2013, Showtime announced; the show's fourth season began production on September 20, 2013 and began filming the following week, premiered on Sunday, January 12, 2014. Official website List of Shameless episodes on IMDb
Lazarus of Bethany
Lazarus of Bethany known as Saint Lazarus or Lazarus of the Four Days, venerated in the Orthodox Church as Lazarus the Four Days Dead, is the subject of a prominent miracle of Jesus in the Gospel of John, in which Jesus restores him to life four days after his death. The Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic traditions offer varying accounts of the events of his life. In the context of the seven signs in the Gospel of John, the raising of Lazarus is the climactic narrative: exemplifying the power of Jesus "over the last and most irresistible enemy of humanity—death. For this reason it is given a prominent place in the gospel."A figure named Lazarus is mentioned in the Gospel of Luke. The two Biblical characters named "Lazarus" have sometimes been conflated but are understood to be two separate people; the name Lazarus is used in science and popular culture in reference to apparent restoration to life. There are numerous literary uses of the term; the biblical narrative of the raising of Lazarus is found in chapter 11 of the Gospel of John.
A certain Eleazer is introduced as a follower of Jesus, who lives in the town of Bethany near Jerusalem. He is identified as the brother of the sisters Martha; the sisters send. Instead of traveling to Bethany, according to the narrator, Jesus intentionally remains where he is for two more days before beginning the journey; when Jesus arrives in Bethany, he finds that Lazarus is dead and has been in his tomb for four days. He meets first with Mary in turn. Martha laments that Jesus did not arrive soon enough to heal her brother and Jesus replies with the well-known statement, "I am the resurrection, the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die"; the narrator here gives the famous simple phrase, "Jesus wept". In the presence of a crowd of Jewish mourners, Jesus comes to the tomb. Over the objections of Martha, Jesus has them roll the stone away from the entrance to the tomb and says a prayer, he calls Lazarus to come out and Lazarus does so, still wrapped in his grave-cloths.
Jesus calls for someone to remove the grave-cloths, let him go. The narrative ends with the statement that many of the witnesses to this event "believed in him." Others are said to report the events to the religious authorities in Jerusalem. The Gospel of John mentions Lazarus again in chapter 12. Six days before the Passover on which Jesus is crucified, Jesus returns to Bethany and Lazarus attends a supper that Martha, his sister, serves. Jesus and Lazarus together attract the attention of many Jews and the narrator states that the chief priests consider having Lazarus put to death because so many people are believing in Jesus on account of this miracle; the miracle of the raising of Lazarus, the longest coherent narrative in John aside from the Passion, is the culmination of John's "signs". It explains the crowds seeking Jesus on Palm Sunday, leads directly to the decision of Caiaphas and the Sanhedrin to kill Jesus, it is notable that at John 11:11, after being told by His disciples to fear those who would kill Him, after the parable about living in darkness, Jesus references his own parable and states that Lazarus sleeps, that He will go "wake him up".
The disciples thought Jesus meant Lazarus was sleeping in verse 12. In verse 14, Jesus speaks plainly and tells them that "Lazarus has died"; this is to be clear that Lazurus has died in the flesh, is not sleeping or unconscious. A resurrection story, similar is found in the controversial Secret Gospel of Mark, although the young man is not named there specifically; some scholars believe that the Secret Mark version represents an earlier form of the canonical story found in John. The raising of Lazarus is a popular subject in religious art. Two of the most famous paintings are those of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio and Sebastiano del Piombo. Among other prominent depictions of Lazarus are works by Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Ivor Williams, Lazarus Breaking His Fast by Walter Sickert. Paintings of the Resurrection of Lazarus The reputed first tomb of Lazarus is in the Leitrim and continues to be a place of pilgrimage to this day. Several Christian churches have existed at the site over the centuries.
Since the 16th century, the site of the tomb has been occupied by the al-Uzair Mosque. The adjacent Roman Catholic Church of Saint Lazarus, designed by Antonio Barluzzi and built between 1952 and 1955 under the auspices of the Franciscan Order, stands upon the site of several much older ones. In 1965, a Greek Orthodox church was built just west of the tomb; the entrance to the tomb today is via a flight of uneven rock-cut steps from the street. As it was described in 1896, there were twenty-four steps from the then-modern street level, leading to a square chamber serving as a place of prayer, from which more steps led to a lower chamber believed to be the tomb of Lazarus; the same description applies today. The first mention of a church at Bethany is in the late 4th century, but both the historian Eusebius of Caesarea and the Bordeaux pilgrim do mention the tomb of Lazarus. In 390 Jerome mentions a church dedicated to Saint Lazarus, called the Lazarium; this is confirmed by the pilgrim Egeria in about the year 410.
Therefore, the church is thought to have been built between 333 and 390. The presen
Dr. Stan's Prescription, Volume 2
Dr. Stan's Prescription, Volume 2 is a limited edition, live archival recording by the American rock band moe. Chosen by band archivist Dr. Stan Lobitz, it chronicles the first night of the second annual moe.down in Turin, New York on August 31 2001. It was released on February 10, 2009. Disc one"Intro" "Moth" "Lazarus" "Bring You Down" "Brent Black"Disc two"Bass Jam" "St. Augustine" "Time Ed" "Moth" "Banter" " The Reaper" moe. Vinnie Amico – drums Rob Derhak – bass, vocals Chuck Garvey – guitar, vocals Jim Loughlin – percussion Al Schnier – guitar, vocalsProductionProduced by moe. Archived by Dr. Stan Lobitz
Ra's al Ghul
Ra's al Ghul is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics as an adversary of the crime-fighting vigilante, Batman. Created by editor Julius Schwartz, writer Dennis O'Neil, artist Neal Adams, the character first appeared in Batman #232's "Daughter of the Demon"; the character is one of Batman's most enduring enemies and belongs to the collective of adversaries that make up Batman's rogues gallery, though given his high status as a supervillain, he has come into conflict with Superman and other heroes in the DC Universe. Most notable as the leader of the League of Assassins, Ra's al Ghul's name in Arabic translates to "Head of the Ghoul", he is the son of Sensei, the father of Talia al Ghul, Nyssa Raatko, Dusan al Ghul, the maternal grandfather of Damian Wayne. Stories featuring Ra's al Ghul involve the Lazarus Pits, which restore life to the dying; the Lazarus Pits have prolonged Ra's life, making him dangerous as he has honed his combat skills for centuries.
Ra's al Ghul has been featured in various media adaptations. The character was voiced/portrayed by David Warner in Batman: The Animated Series, Liam Neeson in The Dark Knight Trilogy, Jason Isaacs in Batman: Under the Red Hood, Dee Bradley Baker in the Batman: Arkham video game series, Oded Fehr in Young Justice, Matt Nable in the Arrowverse television series, Alexander Siddig in Gotham. IGN's list of the Top 100 Comic Book Villains of All Time List ranked Ra's as #7. Created by editor Julius Schwartz, writer Dennis O'Neil and artist Neal Adams, he was introduced in Batman #232's "Daughter of the Demon"; the character's creation and depiction was inspired by other works of fiction, such as the 1969 James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service, the Fu Manchu fiction. The Bond film has international crime lord Draco wanting the agent to marry his daughter Contessa Teresa. Another visual antecedent for Ra's al Ghul and his daughter Talia are found in Saloud and Princess Dala in the 1963 film The Pink Panther.
Ra's al Ghul is an international criminal and terrorist mastermind whose ultimate goal is a world in perfect environmental balance. He believes. Ra's tries to assault the world's human populace with a biological weapon, such as a genetically-engineered virus, he is aided in this quest by the Lazarus Pits, reservoirs of rejuvenating chemicals that restore the dead and dying to life. He regards Batman as his worthiest opponent, addressing him as "Detective" out of respect for his intellectual brilliance, has sought to make the Dark Knight as his successor, he is one of the few criminals in Batman's rogues gallery to have deduced his secret identity as Bruce Wayne, but keeps silent on the matter due to the same sense of respect for Batman. For his own part, Batman's opposition to Ra's is complicated by both his own respect for al Ghul's genius and his attraction to his daughter, which she reciprocates. Ra's al-Ghul's real name, early life, exact age have been described differently by various writers.
His Post-Crisis origin story is told in the graphic novel Batman: Birth of the Demon by Dennis O'Neil and Norm Breyfogle. As told in Birth of the Demon, Ra's al Ghul was born over 600 years before his first appearance in Batman comics, to a Bedouin tribe of nomads in a desert somewhere in the Arabian Peninsula, near a city whose inhabitants' ancestors had journeyed there from Morocco. Developing an interest in the sciences at an early age, Ra's abandoned his tribe to live in the city, where he pursued life as a researcher, he subsequently married a woman named Sora. Ra's discovered the secret of the Lazarus Pit, he saves a dying prince by lowering him into it; the prince, sadistic to begin with, is driven insane by the Lazarus Pit. He proceeds to strangle Sora, on whom he has had his eye for some time; the sultan, unwilling to admit to himself his son's culpability, declares Ra's guilty of the crime and sentences him to a slow, tortured death in a cage with Sora's corpse. Ra's is set free by the son of a dying elderly woman.
The son feels. Ra's and the son head into the desert to seek the tribe of Ra's' birth. Ra's convinces the head of his tribe, his uncle, to follow Ra's in his quest for revenge by promising the downfall of the sultan. By understanding the germ theory of disease hundreds of years before anyone else, Ra's is able to infect the prince with a deadly virus by sending him contaminated fabrics; when the sultan comes to ask Ra's to cure the prince again, Ra's kills both his son. Ra's leads his tribe to raze the city to the ground and kill all of its inhabitants. Subsequently, Ra's declares himself "Ra's al Ghul", the "Demon's Head". Batman: Birth of the Demon provides a rough figure of 500 years for Ra's al Ghul's age. Due to living so long, he is assumed to have lost track of. Azrael #6 places Ra's age closer to 450 years; as he tells Jean Paul Valley, "I appear to be a vigorous fifty. I am a vigorous four hundred and forty-eight...or is it four hundred and fifty-three? I lost count during the Black Plague.
No matter". In Batman Annual #25, Ra's al Ghul is described as a "700-Year Old Internation
Kamran Rashid Khan, better known by his stage name Lazarus, is a Detroit-based American rapper and physician of Pakistani descent. He is known for his singles GODFLOW and Man On A Mission along with his songs Drug of Choice, Open Heart Surgery, Underdog, MTBK and Decapitation Chamber featuring Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Royce da 5'9", Bohemia and Ghostface Killah respectively. Kamran Rashid Khan was born in Michigan to a Muslim family from Pakistan, he attended Wayne State University where he received a Bachelor's degree in Biology and Michigan State University where he studied medicine. While studying medicine, Lazarus built a career in Hip Hop, he started rapping without a stage name but changed his name to Lazarus due to hate crimes and racial stereotyping. He told in an interview to The Source that after 9/11 he felt that his chances of becoming a rapper were finished and that his stage name metaphors the biblical character, resurrected from the dead. Lazarus gained popularity through freestyle rapping on radio stations in Detroit.
He won many rap battles on FM 95.5 and FM 105.9. His singles were played on FM 98. Lazarus started making mixtapes and performing at venues in Detroit including opening up for G-Unit and D12. In 2005, he was interviewed by Discovery Channel and was featured in the documentary titled “The Real 8 Mile,”, hosted by Charlie LeDuff. Lazarus released his debut album Chapter One: The Prince Who Would Be King in 2007 which led to receive him three nominations “Lyricist of the Year,” “Song of the Year,” and “Artist of the Year” at the 2007 Detroit Hip Hop Awards; the album had 18 tracks including a featured track with Royce da 5'9". The album spawned the single Let The Game Know; the single received over a million views on YouTube and its music video was directed by Anthony Garth. Another music video of the single Drug of Choice from his mixtape Lazarus Story received worldwide coverage and gained over a million views on YouTube, it was filmed in Pakistan. In 2013, Lazarus signed to Russell Simmons' YouTube multi-channel network All Def Digital and in 2014 he released the single Open Heart Surgery featuring D12's rapper Bizarre.
It won the award for "Song of the Year" at the 12th Underground Music Awards in New York City. Lazarus released his single Underdog featuring Royce da 5'9" in July 2015; the track was introduced by Chuck D of Public Enemy. In October 2015, he opened up for Ludacris at his concert in Texas, he was featured on the song "Raw As It Gets" from D12's 2015 mixtape Devil's Night. The mixtape was promoted by Shady Records. In January 2016, Lazarus released the track Fearless featuring Crooked I in which he criticized Donald Trump; the song included the verse: “Donald wants my arm embedded, Muslims cannot stay here. Now I'm feeling like a mutant but am I Magnus or Xavier?” In an interview with Examiner.com, he said regarding this verse: “It’s like the comic book "X-Men." As silly as it may sound, Muslims are the new mutants of today’s society. Senator Kelly in the "X-Men" and Donald Trump are saying the same thing. There is supposed violence taking place by Muslims somewhere, now we must propose a ban on them all.”
Lazarus released the music video of Underdog featuring Royce da 5'9" in February 2016 under All Def Digital. The music video of Raw As It Gets from D12's mixtape Devil’s Night was released in August 2016. In January 2017, Lazarus and Punjabi rapper Bohemia released their collaborative track MTBK featuring Deep Jandu and Shaxe Oriah; the single was produced by Kali Denali Music as a tribute to the late Labh Janjua and its music video crossed 3 million views on YouTube. His next single Man On A Mission produced by Dub Muzik was released in August 2017. DesiHipHop.com reviewed it positively saying "Lazarus just dropped his most creative song to date." The music video for the song was produced and directed by Lazarus himself. It was released under his independent record company Laz Army Records and reached over a million views on YouTube. Lazarus toured Pakistan in October 2017 and released his next video Pakistan in November 2017 in which he rapped about the country in the Urdu language and dedicated it to the well renowned Pakistani poet Allama Iqbal on his birthday.
In December 2017, Lazarus celebrated the 10 year anniversary of his received 2007 track GODFLOW by releasing a music video for it. The video was shot in Lahore and produced by the visual effects team of Muhammad Shah; the song was produced by Alpha-Bet. It was released on New Year's Eve under Laz Army Records and attained over a million views on YouTube on its first week of release. In March 2018, Lazarus was featured on the track Raindrops alongside Royce da 5'9", Obie Trice and Swifty McVay of D12 on the mixtape No Parachute; the song was produced by Dub Muzik and introduced by Chuck D. In July 2018, Lazarus dropped the song Decapitation Chamber featuring Ghostface Killah of the Wu-Tang Clan; the song was produced by Rebel of KhanArtists and introduced by Chuck D. Lazarus toured with Ghostface Killah in Canada to perform the single; the song was awarded a plaque for having reached 5 million downloads off the Wu-Invasion Mixtape it was featured on hosted by Ghostface Killah and DJ Symphony. In August 2018, Lazarus performed alongside Swifty McVay of D12 and Obie Trice in Pontiac, Michigan to promote the soundtrack of Devil’s Night: Dawn of the Nain Rouge starring Eminem’s brother Nathan Mathers.
Lazarus was featured on the soundtrack on the song titled. Lazarus performed on the ‘Shady Gang National Tour’ alongside Swifty McVay, Obie Trice and Crooked I. In October 2018, Lazarus released the music video of Decapitation Chamber