Sedaka's Back is a compilation album by American singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka. The record, composed of selections from his previous three albums, released only in the UK, was released on Elton John's label, The Rocket Record Company, in 1974. Three singles were released from this album: "Laughter in the Rain", "The Immigrant" and "That's When The Music Takes Me." The latter two songs were both Top 40 hits. Included were songs that were turned into hits by other artists: "Solitaire" and "Love Will Keep Us Together"; the album reached No. 23 on the US Billboard album charts and was certified Gold for shipping half a million sales. Tracks 1, 6, 7, 10, 12, were derived from The Tra-La Days Are Over Tracks 2 and 5 were derived from the album Solitaire Tracks 3, 4, 8, 9, 11, were derived from the album Laughter in the Rain "Standing On The Inside" saw a 45 rpm release as the B-side of "That's When The Music Takes Me". "That's When The Music Takes Me" saw a 45 rpm release in 1974 and scored a #27 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1975.
"Laughter In The Rain" saw a 45 rpm release in 1974 and scored #1 on the Adult Contemporary charts in 1974 and #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1975. "The Immigrant" was released on a 45 rpm single in 1974 and scored a #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 and a #1 on the Adult Contemporary charts in 1975. "Endlessly" served as the B-side of "Laughter In The Rain". Many of the other songs on this album saw singles releases throughout Europe. Neil Sedaka – organ, keyboards, clavinet, vibraphone Ben Benay – guitar Eric Stewart – guitar, backing vocals, engineer Lol Creme – guitars, backing vocals Kevin Godley – drums, backing vocals Graham Gouldman – bass, backing vocals Milt Holland – percussion Jim Horn – horn arrangements Dick "Slide" Hyde – horn Danny Kortchmar – guitar Russ Kunkel – percussion, drums Don Menza – horn Del Newman – string arrangements Dean Parks – acoustic guitar, dobro Brenda Russell – backing vocals Brian Russell – backing vocals Leland Sklar – bass William Smith – keyboards, backing vocals Chuck Findley – trumpet, horn arrangements
Birth order refers to the order a child is born in their family. Birth order is believed to have a profound and lasting effect on psychological development; this assertion has been challenged. Recent research has found that earlier born children score higher on average on measures of intelligence, but has found zero, or zero, robust effect of birth order on personality; the notion that birth-order influences personality continues to have a strong presence in pop psychology and popular culture. Alfred Adler, an Austrian psychiatrist, a contemporary of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, was one of the first theorists to suggest that birth order influences personality, he argued that birth order can leave an indelible impression on an individual's style of life, one's habitual way of dealing with the tasks of friendship and work. According to Adler, firstborns are "dethroned" when a second child comes along, this loss of perceived privilege and primacy may have a lasting influence on them. Middle children may feel ignored or overlooked, causing them to develop the so-called middle child syndrome.
Younger and only children may be pampered and spoiled, suggested to affect their personalities. All of this assumes what Adler believed to be a typical family situation, e.g. a nuclear family living apart from the extended family, without the children being orphaned, with average spacing between births, without twins and other multiples, with surviving children not having severe physical, intellectual, or psychiatric disabilities. Since Adler's time, the influence of birth order on the development of personality has become a controversial issue in psychology. Among the general public, it is believed that personality is influenced by birth order, but many psychologists dispute this. One modern theory of personality states that the Big Five personality traits of Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion and Neuroticism represent most of the important elements of personality that can be measured. Contemporary empirical research shows that birth order does not influence the Big Five personality traits.
In his 1996 book Born to Rebel, Frank Sulloway suggested that birth order had powerful effects on the Big Five personality traits. He argued that firstborns were much more conscientious and dominant, less agreeable, less open to new ideas compared to laterborns. However, critics such as Fred Townsend, Toni Falbo, Judith Rich Harris, argue against Sulloway's theories. A full issue of Politics and the Life Sciences, dated September, 2000 but not published until 2004 due to legal threats from Sulloway and rigorously researched criticisms of Sulloway's theories and data. Subsequent large independent multi-cohort studies have revealed zero-effect of birth order on personality. In their book Sibling Relationships: Their Nature and Significance across the Lifespan, Michael E. Lamb and Brian Sutton-Smith argue that as individuals continually adjust to competing demands of socialization agents and biological tendencies, any effects of birth order may be eliminated, reinforced, or altered by experiences.
Claims about birth order effects on personality have received much attention in scientific research, with the conclusion from the largest, best-designed research being that effects are zero or near zero. Such research is a challenge because of the difficulty of controlling all the variables that are statistically related to birth order. Family size, a number of social and demographic variables are associated with birth order and serve as potential confounds. For example, large families are lower in socioeconomic status than small families. Hence third-born children are not only third in birth order, but they are more to come from larger, poorer families than firstborn children. If third-born children have a particular trait, it may be due to birth order, or it may be due to family size, or to any number of other variables. There are a large number of published studies on birth order that are confounded. Literature reviews that have examined many studies and attempted to control for confounding variables tend to find minimal effects for birth order.
Ernst and Angst reviewed all of the research published between 1946 and 1980. They did their own study on a representative sample of 6,315 young men from Switzerland, they found no substantial effects of birth order and concluded that birth order research was a "waste of time." More recent research analyzed data from a national sample of 9,664 subjects on the Big Five personality traits of extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, openness to experience. Contrary to Sulloway's predictions, they found no significant correlation between birth order and self-reported personality. There was, some tendency for people to perceive birth order effects when they were aware of the birth order of an individual. Smaller studies have supported Sulloway's claims. Paulhus and colleagues reported that first borns scored higher on conservatism, conscientiousness and achievement orientation, borns higher on rebelliousness and agreeableness; the authors argued that the effect emerges most from studies within families.
Results are weak at best. The reason is. Recent studies support the claim that only children are not markedly different from their peers with siblings. Scientists have found that they share many characteristics with firstborn children including being conscientious as well as parent-oriented. In
Little Brother (Doctorow novel)
Little Brother is a novel by Cory Doctorow, published by Tor Books. It was released on April 29, 2008; the novel is about four teenagers in San Francisco who, in the aftermath of a terrorist attack on the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge and BART system, defend themselves against the Department of Homeland Security's attacks on the Bill of Rights. The novel is available for free on the author's website under a Creative Commons license, keeping it accessible and remixable to all; the book debuted at No. 9 on The New York Times Best Seller list, children's chapter book section, in May 2008. As of July 2, it had spent a total of six weeks on the list. Little Brother won the 2009 White Pine Award, the 2009 Prometheus Award. and the 2009 John W. Campbell Memorial Award, it was a finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Novel. Little Brother received the Sunburst Award in the young adult category; the New York Times says, "'Little Brother' isn't shy about its intent to disseminate subversive ideas to a young audience."
The novel comes with two afterword essays by cryptographer and computer security specialist Bruce Schneier, hacker Andrew "bunnie" Huang, has a bibliography of techno-countercultural writings, from Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" to Schneier’s "Applied Cryptography". Marcus Yallow – Main protagonist, a 17-year-old high school student who enjoys understanding technology and building his own custom devices, he is the leader of his foursome of friends. Darryl Glover – Marcus' best friend who attends the same high school as Marcus and is Marcus' second-in-command and the "details man" of the group, he has had a crush on Van for years. Vanessa Pak – 17-year-old North Korean girl who attends a nearby all-girls Catholic school, she is the "ideas" person of the group, she doesn't admit it until the end of the book. Her parents managed to escape from North Korea. Jose Luis Torrez – A brilliant high school student at a nearby Catholic school, he is the technical member of the group. Though everyone in the group is technically competent, he is the most technology-oriented, doing his own programming, working for a local ISP.
He seems to work at being cool. Drew Yallow – Marcus' father who has a stormy relationship with Marcus through most of the book, he was so scared by the thought of Marcus having died during the bombing, because Marcus was missing for three days, that he supports the tactics DHS employs. This leads to many arguments with Marcus despite his former mindset, similar to Marcus'. Lillian Yallow – Marcus' mother, British expatriate, who helps newly immigrated Britons integrate into American life, she and Marcus seem to think alike. She helps mediate Marcus' fights with his father. Charles Walker – Also a student at the same high school as Marcus and Darryl, he is the antithesis of Marcus, he is a brown noser and a snitch. He and Marcus detest each other. Carrie Johnstone – Main antagonist and in charge of the DHS, monitoring San Francisco, she is a cold sadistic woman to whom the ends always enjoys abusing her power. She is based on Theresa May according to the author. Angela Carvelli – She attends the same high school as Van and develops into Marcus' love interest, when she first meets him at a party.
She is an active member of the Xnet and is strong-willed and sexual. She's known to use pepper spray as a condiment. Ms. Galvez – A social studies teacher at Cesar Chavez High School, she is seen as a dedicated teacher and an independent thinker, she seems to be the only teacher. She tends to agree with Marcus on topics of security and Marcus helps her with contacting her brother, who's an overseas soldier, via internet. Barbara Stratford – Investigative reporter for the Bay Guardian, who helps Marcus expose what the DHS has been doing. Masha – A DHS operative who attempts to help Marcus escape the city. Marcus meets her in the beginning of the novel when she threatens to expose him for skipping school while ARGing, he meets up with Masha in the end in the midst of their escape, he finds a photo of his friend Darryl and his position on running away is changed. Therefore he escapes from Masha after smashing her fingers in a truck. Zeb – A former detainee of DHS's "Gitmo-by-the-Bay", he manages to escape and attempts to disappear after contacting Marcus about Darryl and the current status of the prison.
Marcus Yallow is a 17-year-old hacker/techno whiz from San Francisco. One day at his high school named after Cesar Chavez, Marcus is accused of hacking into the school by vice principal Frederick Benson. Marcus and Benson do not get along and Marcus believes that Benson is perpetually trying to get rid of him. Marcus is let go due to a lack of evidence and he returns to class; that day and his best friend Darryl escape school to play a massive mixed reality role game that involves a scavenger hunt around town. They meet up with game players Vanessa and Jolu. While searching for a part for the game, a series of explosions go off in the city; this sets off alarms which sends everybody running for the shelters. The group tries to go to the shelter but they decide to leave. While leaving, Darryl is stabbed in the crowd, they escape the crowd and flag down a vehicle because Darryl needs immediate medical attention. Three men get out of the vehicle and put bags over each group members' head and shove them into the vehicle.
Marcus and his friends arrive at an unknown location and are put into a trailer where they are separated
The Franciscans are a group of related mendicant religious orders within the Catholic Church, founded in 1209 by Saint Francis of Assisi. These orders include the Order of Friars Minor, the Order of Saint Clare, the Third Order of Saint Francis, they adhere to the teachings and spiritual disciplines of the founder and of his main associates and followers, such as Clare of Assisi, Anthony of Padua, Elizabeth of Hungary, among many others. Francis began preaching around 1207 and traveled to Rome to seek approval from Pope Innocent III in 1209 to form a new religious order; the original Rule of Saint Francis approved by the Pope disallowed ownership of property, requiring members of the order to beg for food while preaching. The austerity was meant to emulate the ministry of Jesus Christ. Franciscans preached in the streets, while boarding in church properties. Saint Clare, under Francis's guidance, founded the Poor Clares in 1212, which remains a Second Order of the Franciscans; the extreme poverty required of members was relaxed in the final revision of the Rule in 1223.
The degree of observance required of members remained a major source of conflict within the order, resulting in numerous secessions. The Order of Friars Minor known as the "Observant" branch, is one of the three Franciscan First Orders within the Catholic Church, the others being the "Conventuals" and "Capuchins"; the Order of Friars Minor, in its current form, is the result of an amalgamation of several smaller orders completed in 1897 by Pope Leo XIII. The latter two, the Capuchin and Conventual, remain distinct religious institutes within the Catholic Church, observing the Rule of Saint Francis with different emphases. Conventual Franciscans are sometimes referred to as greyfriars because of their habit. In Poland and Lithuania they are known as Bernardines, after Bernardino of Siena, although the term elsewhere refers to Cistercians instead; the name of the original order, Ordo Fratrum Minorum stems from Francis of Assisi's rejection of extravagance. Francis was the son of a wealthy cloth merchant, but gave up his wealth to pursue his faith more fully.
He had cut all ties that remained with his family, pursued a life living in solidarity with his fellow brothers in Christ. Francis adopted the simple tunic worn by peasants as the religious habit for his order, had others who wished to join him do the same; those who joined him became the original Order of Friars Minor. The modern organization of the Friars Minor comprises three separate families or groups, each considered a religious order in its own right under its own minister General and particular type of governance, they all live according to a body of regulations known as the Rule of St Francis. First OrderThe First Order or the Order of Friars Minor are called the Franciscans; this order is a mendicant religious order of men, some of whom trace their origin to Francis of Assisi. Their official Latin name is the Ordo Fratrum Minorum. St. Francis thus referred to his followers as "Fraticelli", meaning "Little Brothers". Franciscan brothers are informally called the Minorites; the modern organization of the Friars Minor comprises three separate families or groups, each considered a religious order in its own right under its own minister General and particular type of governance.
They all live according to a body of regulations known as the Rule of St Francis. These are The Order of Friars Minor known as the Observants, are most simply called Franciscan friars, official name: Friars Minor; the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin or Capuchins, official name: Friars Minor Capuchin. The Conventual Franciscans or Minorites, official name: Friars Minor Conventual". Second OrderThe Second Order, most called Poor Clares in English-speaking countries, consists of religious sisters; the order is called the Order of St. Clare, but in the thirteenth century, prior to 1263, this order was referred to as "The Poor Ladies", "The Poor Enclosed Nuns", "The Order of San Damiano". Third OrderThe Franciscan third order, known as the Third Order of Saint Francis, has many men and women members, separated into two main branches: The Secular Franciscan Order, OFS known as the Brothers and Sisters of Penance or Third Order of Penance, try to live the ideals of the movement in their daily lives outside of religious institutes.
The members of the Third Order Regular live in religious communities under the traditional religious vows. They grew out of the Secular Franciscan Order; the 2013 Annuario Pontificio gave the following figures for the membership of the principal male Franciscan orders:. Order of Friars Minor: 2,212 communities. A sermon Francis heard in 1209 on Mt 10:9 made such an impression on him that he decided to devote himself wholly to a life of apostolic poverty. Clad in a rough garment, and, after the Evangelical precept, without staff or scrip, he began to preach repentance, he was soon joined by a prominent fellow townsman, Bernard of Quintavalle, who contributed all that he had to the work, by other companions, who are said to have reached the number of eleven within a yea
Lifeforms is the second studio album by British electronica group The Future Sound of London. The album was released on 16 May 1994 by Virgin Records and by Astralwerks. With time, it has become their best-known album and is considered to be an important and influential classic of avant-garde electronic music; the Future Sound of London began work on the album around the same time as they were finishing Tales of Ephidrina, the more complex, ambient direction they were taking resulted in Lifeforms. The artwork progressed from previous works, with soon-to-be familiar images of the "Witch Girl" Sheuneen Ta and the "Spike" computer model having been used on the group's Cascade EP. Lifeforms achieved commercial success and produced hit singles such as "Cascade" and "Lifeforms"; the album was certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry for over 60,000 units sold. All tracks written except where noted; the Future Sound of London – production, writingAdditional musiciansRobert Fripp – guitar textures and bytes on "Flak" Toni Halliday – vocal texture on "Cerebral" Ozric Tentacles – sound bytes on "Flak" Talvin Singh – Tabla Tronics on "Life Form Ends" Yage – engineeringAdditional personnelThe Future Sound of London – art direction Buggy G. Riphead – art direction Peter Atkinson – photography Stephen Marks – photography P. Knott – photography Alistair Shay – photography Martin Poole – photography Olaf Wendt – CGI design Rob Manley – A&R Lifeforms at Discogs Lifeforms at MusicBrainz
Little Brother (group)
Little Brother were an American hip hop group from Durham, North Carolina that consists of rappers Phonte and Big Pooh and DJ/producer 9th Wonder. The group produced six mixtapes during their nine-year existence. Little Brother was regarded among fans and critics; the individual members of the group, rappers Phonte, Rapper Big Pooh, DJ/producer 9th Wonder, met in 1998 while enrolled as college students at North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina. The group began as a trio. Little Brother were members of the North Carolina-based alternative hip hop collective, Justus League. In a February 2003 interview with MVRemix.com, Phonte explained the origins of the group's name: Tribe, De La, Public Enemy... were like our big brothers in the game so now we are the little brothers of that movement... carrying on the tradition of good music. The official debut for Little Brother came in August 2001 with their first recording, "Speed". According to 9th Wonder in an interview with Complex, another rapper Median was supposed to be on the track before they got a hold of Big Pooh: The Listening was done in Missie Ann.
Cesar Comanche, who I met when I was attending North Carolina State University, lived not far from the school. He stayed in a two-bedroom apartment, that's our studio Missie Ann. named it after his sister. And we pretty much did that album in Comanche's other room besides the bathroom; every song on The Listening has a story to it, crazy. We started recording The Listening in August of 2001, which will make this August the ten-year anniversary when we started Little Brother. So the story goes like this. At the time Phonte was doing his 9 to 5 at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, the insurance company, he would come into the studio, going back to his 9 to 5, sometimes without sleeping; that was a repeating fashion. One day, Phonte and I were doing a song called'Speed.' Phonte did his part, we took'Take A Look' by Joc Max and Grap Luva, put out by DJ Spinna, which has a part that goes,'I put my JBs on when I hustle with speed,' and I loved that part, so I put that in there. We asked Median to be on it.
He said he was down to do it, but on the weekend we wanted to record it, we couldn't find Median. Pooh, from Virginia, was in town at the time with his friends in Charlotte, North Carolina. Matter of fact, I think around March or April of 2001, Pooh asked Phonte to be a group, Phonte said,'No.' But Median wasn't around, so we were like,'Let's just ask Pooh, he's in town.' So Pooh came in, recorded the song, we listened to the song like 18 times, I looked at Phonte afterward and said,'Let's try to be a group, man. Let's see what it sounds like.' Median could have been a member of Little Brother.'Speed' was the first song we recorded as a group, because Median didn't show up. But we thought it sounded good, so we just said,'Let's be a group.' And that's the first song in Little Brother's existence. They continued to work the local, Raleigh-Durham-area scene and were signed by independent record label ABB Records. In 2002, they released. In 2003, the group released The Listening to critical acclaim.
National recognition for the group, 9th Wonder, came when Jay-Z tapped 9th Wonder for the song "Threat", from his eighth studio album The Black Album. Following the release of The Listening, Little Brother opened for Oakland-based alternative hip hop collective Hieroglyphics on the latter's Full Circle national tour. Little Brother's first commercially distributed "mixtape". Released on June 21, 2005 ahead of their sophomore album The Minstrel Show. Little Brother's second album, The Minstrel Show, released in September 2005, saw increased success for the group due to their raised popularity and praise for the album from critics; the album's theme compared present day rap music and the music industry to the minstrel shows of the late 19th century. A music video for the single, "Lovin' It", was directed by Joey Boukadakis. In 2005, Little Brother became embroiled in a short-lived feud, when Young Jeezy's protégé Slick Pulla challenged the group to a battle after hearing an interview in which Phonte voiced some disapproval concerning "drug rap" and Young Jeezy's "snowman mascot".
Little Brother did not respond, instead, Phonte called Slick Pulla and the pair resolved the misunderstanding. In late 2006, Little Brother began recording their third album, second for Atlantic Records, Getback. However, in January 2007, the group announced both their departure from Atlantic and that producer 9th Wonder had left the group; the move from Atlantic was due to the commercial failure of The Minstrel Show, creative differences over the group's future material. Rapper Big Pooh said: We as a group just felt that it was not in our best interest to remain in a situation where our needs were being overlooked. We didn't have an A&R for The Minstrel Show. We don't have any type of relationship with our current A&R. There are just a lot of internal issues; the group's manager Big Dho added that there were no "ill feelings towards their company."The group's reason for the break from Atlantic and for 9th Wonder's departure was due to creative differences, but in both cases, the break and departure were described as amicable.
As to 9th Wonder's departure from the group, Rapper Big Pooh was quoted as saying: Little Brother has decided, in the best interest of the group, for Little Brother and 9th Wonder to part ways. There are no beef; this is just a decision that had to
Little Brother (EP)
Little Brother is an EP by punk rock band Dead to Me. It was released in October 2008 on Fat Wreck Chords. "Don't Wanna" - 2:36 "Arrhythmic Palpitations" - 1:54 "Little Brother" - 4:06 "Ran That Scam" - 2:39 "What's Wrong" - 1:45