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Matt Freeman

Matthew "McCall" Freeman is an American musician and songwriter. He is best known for his bass guitar work with the punk rock bands Operation Ivy, Rancid and as the frontman of Devil's Brigade. In an interview streamed from the Rancid website before the release of Rancid, he revealed that his style was influenced at an early age by John Entwistle, bassist for The Who, he uses a hard pick but sometimes will fingerpick. Freeman's playing style is considered atypical in the punk rock world due to his frequent use of scales and arpeggios as opposed to "motoring" through a chord progression's root notes as is typical of punk bass playing. Although Armstrong and Frederiksen are the principal singers in Rancid, Freeman has taken the lead vocal duties in a number of gritty sounding songs through the years, including the songs "Black and Blue", "Rigged on a Fix", "Black Derby Jacket", "Tenderloin" and, "L. A. River", he is known for possessing a raspy singing voice. Freeman was the co-lead vocal for the first Rancid album, before Frederiksen joined the band.

Freeman plays Jazz Basses. His 1977 Fender Precision was used as the basis for the 2011 Squier Matt Freeman Signature Bass, he has played Music Man Stingrays, Ibanez ATK's and Rickenbacker 4003's in the past. In May 1987, Freeman and Armstrong formed the band Operation Ivy. After Operation Ivy broke up in May 1989, they formed a new band, which included all but one member of Operation Ivy and two additional members. Downfall recorded a 10-song album which has never been released broke up. Freeman and Armstrong next formed Generator, who played a number of shows, but are not known to have recorded anything. After that, Freeman played with the political punk band MDC for about a year. After Operation Ivy and Armstrong formed the ska band the Dance Hall Crashers, however they left the band shortly after its formation; the band went on to become moderately successful throughout the 90s. He joined MDC in 1990, completing one US and one European tour and playing bass on their 1991 release Millions Of Dead Cops II: Hey Cop!

If I Had A Face Like Yours.... The lineup for this version of the band consisted of Freeman, original singer Dave Dictor, original drummer Al Schvitz and guitarist Bill Collins of Fang, Special Forces and Intensified Chaos, he joined The Gr'ups in 1991. In 1992, Freeman and Armstrong formed Rancid. Rancid is his most successful band yet, he considered Rancid a side project until Armstrong had proved to him that he had his alcoholism under control. Guitarist Lars Frederiksen joined the band in 1993, their partnership has continued with Freeman contributing basslines to selected tracks by the Transplants, one of Armstrong's side projects. During Rancid's 2004 hiatus, Freeman replaced bassist John Maurer in Social Distortion shortly before the release of their then-new album Sex and Rock'n' Roll. Freeman did not intend to stay in the band permanently and he was replaced by current bassist Brent Harding in late 2004. Following his departure from Social Distortion, Freeman was diagnosed with lung cancer in May 2005, but was dismissed as abnormal tissue growth and not terminal to his health in June 2005.

He had been a smoker for 20 years but had quit by coincidence, shortly prior to this. He learned to play the mandolin so he would have something to do with his hands as heard on the Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards album, Viking. Turn it Around compilation Hectic EP Energy They Don't Get Paid, They Don't Get Laid, but Boy Do They Work Hard! Compilation album Very Small World compilation album Can of Pork compilation album Later That Same Year - "My City" Millions of Dead Cops II Rancid Rancid Radio Radio Radio Let's Go... And Out Come the Wolves Life Won't Wait Rancid BYO Split Series Volume III Indestructible B Sides and C Sides Let the Dominoes Fall Honor Is All We Know Trouble Maker The Gr'ups Vinyl Retentive compilation album Life Could Be a Dream "Stalingrad" / "Psychos All Around Me" 12" single "Vampire Girl" 12" ep Devils Brigade Room Thirteen interview - August 2010

Ramona Diaz

Ramona S. Diaz is an award-winning Filipino-American documentary filmmaker best known for creating "character-driven documentaries" - most notably the 2012 movie Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey, featuring the band Journey and its new lead vocalist, Arnel Pineda, which won the Audience Award for the 2013–2014 season of PBS's Independent Lens. Three of Diaz's films have screened at The Sundance Film Festival - first Imelda Motherland in 2017, most A Thousand Cuts in 2020. Motherland received a Special Jury Award at Sundance and premiered the same year at the Berlin International Film Festival. Imelda

Flashlight (Kasia Moś song)

"Flashlight" is a song performed by Polish singer Kasia Moś. The song was released as a digital download on 10 March 2017, it represented Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, was written by Moś, Pete Barringer and Rickard Bonde Truumeel. The single peaked at number 55 on the Polish Airplay Chart. Moś was confirmed to be taking part in Krajowe Eliminacje 2017, Poland's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, on 11 February 2017. Moś went on to win the national final, on 18 February, placing first with the juries and second with the public, represented Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Poland competed in the second half of the first semi-final at the Eurovision Song Contest

Little Women (1981 TV series)

Little Women known as Little Women's Four Sisters or From "Little Women Story": Little Women's Four Sisters, is a 1981 Japanese animated television series adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. The series is directed by Kazuya Miyazaki and produced by Toei Animation for the Kokusai Eiga-sha company; the series was produced as a follow-up to a TV special based on Alcott's novel the previous year by the same animation studio. The TV series character designs differ from those of the TV special; this series is sometimes confused with Nippon Animation's 1987 World Masterpiece Theater TV series Tales of Little Women, as both series were dubbed in English and broadcast on U. S. cable TV in the 1980s. In addition, both TV series share a voice actress: Keiko Han, who plays Beth in this TV series, Meg in the 1987 series. Jo Voiced by: Mami KoyamaMeg Voiced by: Yuko TakagiBeth Voiced by: Keiko HanAmy Voiced by: Chiyoko KawashimaFather Voiced by: Takashi TanakaMother Voiced by: Akiko TsuboiHannah Voiced by: Nana YamaguchiLawrence Voiced by: Yonehiko KitagawaLaurie Voiced by: Tsubasa ShioyaNarrator Voiced by: Taeko Nakanishi Series director: Kazuya Miyazaki Script: Eiichi Imado Character designs: Joji Kikuchi Animation directors: Joji Kikuchi, Takeshi Shirado Backgrounds: Tadami Shimokawa Openings"Where There's Happiness" April 7, 1981 - September 29, 1981 Lyricist: Jun Takita / Composer: Takeo Watanabe / Arranger: Yushi Matsuyama / Singers: Mitsue Kondo Episodes: 1-26Endings"Jo's Dream" April 7, 1981 - September 29, 1981 Lyricist: Juzo Tsubota, Jun Takita / Composer: Takeo Watanabe / Arranger: Yushi Matsuyama / Singers: Mitsue Kondo Episodes: 1-26 This TV series aired on Tokyo Channel 12 from April 7, 1981 to September 29, 1981, totaling 26 episodes.

It aired from 18:00 to 18:30 on Tuesdays. While this series has been released on VHS, it has not been released on DVD in Japan due to the original film negatives being damaged. Little Women, Nippon Animation's adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's novel. Little Women at Anime News Network's encyclopedia Enoki Films' Wakakusa no Yon Shimai page


IA-64 is the instruction set architecture of the Itanium family of 64-bit Intel microprocessors. The basic ISA specification originated at Hewlett-Packard, was evolved and implemented in a new processor microarchitecture by Intel with HP's continued partnership and expertise on the underlying EPIC design concepts. In order to establish what was their first new ISA in 20 years and bring an new product line to market, Intel made a massive investment in product definition, software development tools, OS, software industry partnerships, marketing. To support this effort Intel created the largest design team in their history and a new marketing and industry enabling team separate from x86; the first Itanium processor, codenamed Merced, was released in 2001. The Itanium architecture is based on explicit instruction-level parallelism, in which the compiler decides which instructions to execute in parallel; this contrasts with superscalar architectures, which depend on the processor to manage instruction dependencies at runtime.

In all Itanium models, up to and including Tukwila, cores execute up to six instructions per clock cycle. In 2008, Itanium was the fourth-most deployed microprocessor architecture for enterprise-class systems, behind x86-64, Power ISA, SPARC. In 1989, HP began to become concerned that reduced instruction set computing architectures were approaching a processing limit at one instruction per cycle. Both Intel and HP researchers had been exploring computer architecture options for future designs and separately began investigating a new concept known as long instruction word which came out of research by Yale University in the early 1980s. VLIW is a computer architecture concept where a single instruction word contains multiple instructions encoded in one long instruction word to facilitate the processor executing multiple instructions in each clock cycle. Typical VLIW implementations rely on sophisticated compilers to determine at compile time which instructions can be executed at the same time and the proper scheduling of these instructions for execution and to help predict the direction of branch operations.

The value of this approach is to do more useful work in fewer clock cycles and to simplify processor instruction scheduling and branch prediction hardware requirements, with a penalty in increased processor complexity and energy consumption in exchange for faster execution. During this time, HP had begun to believe that it was no longer cost-effective for individual enterprise systems companies such as itself to develop proprietary microprocessors. Intel had been researching several architectural options for going beyond the x86 ISA to address high end enterprise server and high performance computing requirements, thus Intel and HP partnered in 1994 to develop the IA-64 ISA, using a variation of VLIW design concepts which Intel named explicitly parallel instruction computing. Intel's goal was to leverage the expertise HP had developed in their early VLIW work along with their own to develop a volume product line targeted at high-end enterprise class servers and high performance computing systems that could be sold to all original equipment manufacturers while HP wished to be able to purchase off-the-shelf processors built using Intel's volume manufacturing and leading edge process technology that were higher performance and more cost effective than their current PA-RISC processors.

Because the resulting products would be Intel's and in order to achieve volumes necessary for a successful product line, the Itanium products would be required to meet the needs of the broader customer base and that software applications, OS, development tools be available for these customers. This required that Itanium products be designed and manufactured, have quality and support consistent with the rest of Intel's products. Therefore, Intel took the lead on microarchitecture design, industry software and operating system enabling, marketing; as part of Intel's definition and marketing process they engaged a wide variety of enterprise OEM's, OS vendors, as well as end customers in order to understand their requirements and ensure they were reflected in the product family so as to meet the needs of a broad range of customers and end-users. HP made a substantial contribution to the ISA definition, the Merced/Itanium microarchitecture, Itanium 2, but productization responsibility was Intel's.

The original goal for delivering the first Itanium family product was 1998. Intel's product marketing and industry engagement efforts were substantial and achieved design wins with the majority of enterprise server OEM's including those based on RISC processors at the time, industry analysts predicted that IA-64 would dominate in servers and high-end desktops, supplant RISC and complex instruction set computing architectures for all general-purpose applications. Compaq and Silicon Graphics decided to abandon further development of the Alpha and MIPS architectures in favor of migrating to IA-64. By 1997, it was apparent that the IA-64 architecture and the compiler were much more difficult to implement than thought, the delivery of Itanium began slipping. Since Itanium was the first EPIC processor, the development effort encountered more unanticipated problems than the team was accustomed to. In addition, the EPIC concept depends on compiler capabilities that had never been implemented before, so more research was needed.

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