Michael Ryan Pritchard, known professionally as Mike Dirnt, is an American musician and singer. He is best known as the co-founder, bassist and occasional lead vocalist of Green Day, he has played in several other bands, including The Frustrators. His stage name was a nickname that his friends from grade school gave him, as he played "air bass" and made a "dirnt, dirnt" noise while pretending to pluck the strings; as a child, his father was away obtaining a degree, while his mother stayed at home to care for him and his sister Myla. Dirnt excelled in school, despite missing classes as a result of various illnesses attributed to his biological mother's drug use. After an argument between his parents led to a call to the police, the couple divorced, his mother and sister moved to Rodeo, while he stayed in El Sobrante, with his father. However, missing his mother, he moved in with her and Myla. Having been described as bright and fearless, Dirnt became sullen and withdrawn after the divorce. In the cafeteria in Carquinez Middle School, ten-year-old Dirnt met Billie Joe Armstrong, with whom he bonded instantly.
Armstrong began to play guitar with Mike, the two spent much time at Armstrong's house in 1984 and they played songs by various artists, most notably Ramones, Ozzy Osbourne, Def Leppard, Hüsker Dü, AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Replacements, The Who and Van Halen. At the age of 14, they formed a group named "Sweet Children" with Billie Joe singing and playing lead guitar, Mike playing rhythm guitar, Sean on bass and Raj on drums. After attending Salesian High School, an all-boys Catholic school for his first year, Dirnt transferred to Pinole Valley High School, where Armstrong had recently transferred from John Swett High School. Dirnt's family struggled with financial troubles, he saved up enough money to purchase a used pickup truck that he and Armstrong drove to Berkeley to attend shows at 924 Gilman Street, an influential DIY punk club. The pair got jobs at the club despite their small physiques. Dirnt recalled, "We died for that place. At that time, it meant everything." While at Pinole Valley High School and classmate Armstrong formed a band called Sweet Children.
Dirnt's mother struggled to provide for him and his sister as a single parent, had to leave Rodeo in 1987 to look for work. Unwilling to leave Sweet Children and Dirnt convinced each other's parents to allow Dirnt to move into Armstrong's garage. After drummer John Kiffmeyer, known as Al Sobrante, joined the group and replaced original drummer Raj Punjabi, Sweet Children began performing at 924 Gilman Street; the band performed several well-received sets, which encouraged Armstrong to drop out of high school to focus his energy on music. Dirnt, worried that he needed a backup plan and continued his studies. Bass player Sean Hughes, not as dedicated to the group as the other members, left Sweet Children, leaving Dirnt to play bass. Dirnt brought his bass to school, the plucking noise of the unamplified strings led classmates to jokingly call him by the onomatopoeia "Dirnt". After changing its name to Green Day, the band recorded its debut album 39/Smooth over the 1989 Christmas holiday break and went on its first van tour in June 1990, leaving the day that Dirnt graduated from high school.
While performing at the 1998 KROQ Weenie Roast in Irvine, Third Eye Blind bassist Arion Salazar ran onstage and "bear-hugged" Dirnt, caught off-guard. The incident escalated into an on-stage scuffle. After the performance, Dirnt confronted Salazar backstage, as the two argued, a beer bottle struck Dirnt in the head, causing a small fracture in his skull. Eyewitnesses attributed the bottle throwing to a fan of Third Eye Blind. Salazar and the band's management soon released a statement: "I am sorry that my attempt at doing something I thought would be funny escalated into Mike getting hurt; that was never my intention. I had too much to drink and made a bad decision. If I had been in Mike's place, I am sure. My heart goes out to him and I hope he recovers quickly." In the live album, Bullet in a Bible, Armstrong calls Dirnt "The best bass player in the history of punk rock." In 2012, during the iHeartRadio Music Festival and Armstrong smashed their respective bass and guitar after Armstrong became agitated onstage and ranted about Green Day's set being cut short for Usher.
Although Armstrong is Green Day's main lyricist, Dirnt has written lyrics for "Emenius Sleepus," "J. A. R.", "Scumbag", "Ha Ha You're Dead," the subtrack "Nobody Likes You" from the medley "Homecoming" and the b-side "Governator," He co-wrote the lyrics to "Best Thing in Town," "The One I Want," and "Panic Song" with Armstrong, writes all the bass lines for Green Day songs. Mike composed the intro to "Desensitized" from Shenanigans using a baseball bat and an old cathode ray tube television. Dirnt sings lead vocals on "Governator," part of the third verse of "Outsider" on the Shenanigans album, the "Nobody Likes You" subtrack of "Homecoming." He sings the subtrack "Modern World" from the medley "American Eulogy" from 21st Century Breakdown and sings lead for 10 seconds in "Sex and Violence" from ¡Tré!. Dirnt married his first wife, Anastasia Serman, in 1996. Anastasia and Dirnt had a daughter together, Estelle Desiree, born on December 20, 1996, he won full custody of his daughter in the summer of 2008 and took her to liv
The 1970 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships were contested March 13−14, 1970 at Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan at the sixth annual NCAA-sanctioned track meet to determine the individual and team national champions of men's collegiate indoor track and field events in the United States. Kansas topped the team standings. Kansas University's victory over Villanova was dominated by their three weight men, Karl Salb, Steve Wilhelm and Doug Knop, who placed one-two-three in the 16-pound shot put with all three athletes breaking 60 feet; this was the second year in a row that the same athletic trio placed one-two-three at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. In addition, the Kansas 2-mile relay team consisting of Dennis Stewart, Roger Kathol, Jim Neihouse and Brian McElroy, won first place and beat favored Kansas State by over 10 yards as they set a new indoor world record at 7:25.7. Brian anchored with a great time of under 1:50 on the small 11-laps to the mile track. Unlike other NCAA-sponsored sports, there were not separate University Division and College Division championships for indoor track and field until 1985.
As such, all athletes and teams from University and College Division programs were eligible to compete. Note: Top 10 only = Defending Champions Full results
Narayan Gangaram Surve was a Marathi poet from Maharashtra, India. He was born on 15 October 1926. Orphaned or abandoned soon after birth, he grew up in the streets of Mumbai, sleeping on the pavement and earning a meager livelihood by doing odd jobs, he taught himself to read and write, in 1962, published his first collection of poems Aisa Ga Mi Brahma. Majhe Vidyapeeth, the book he would be most known for appeared in 1966 while he stayed in Chinchpokli, Mahahrashtra, he received 11 prizes for his book Majhe Vidyapeeth Though he studied only till second standard and never climbed the steps of a college, he is known as one of the best poets of Marathi language. Surve worked in the workers' union movement in Mumbai and supported himself as a schoolteacher. Surve who had lots of faith in Karl Marx won the'Soviet Land Nehru Award' from Soviet Russia in the year 1973 as communist people of Russia were much fascinated by his views and they thought that he was just one among them, he became the editor of Lokvadmaygruha in the year 1972.
In the 1970s, he was championed in India as well as in the Soviet Union and some Eastern bloc countries as a proletarian poet. He died due to old age and after a brief illness on 16 August 2010, he received'Soviet Land Nehru Award' from Soviet Russia in 1973 In 1998, he received a Padma Shri award from the Government of India for excellence in Literature & Education. In 2003, A Marathi Short Film named "Narayan Gangaram Surve" was awarded with'Golden Lotus Award', a certificate and cash prize during the 50th National Film Awards. In 1999, he was conferred Kabir Sammanin by the state government of Madhya Pradesh. Narayan Surve was a Convener of the Marathi Advisory Board of Sahitya Akademi, he presided over Marathi Sahitya Sammelan at Parbhani in 1995. The following is a partial list of compilations of Surve's poems and essays: सुर्वे: नारायण सुर्वे यांच्या समग्र कविता Publisher Popular Prakashan माझे विद्यापीठ जाहीरनामा ऐसा गा मी ब्रह्म सनद मानुष कलावंत आणि समाज सर्व सुर्वे "Mastaranchi Savli" On the Pavement of Life is a compilation of English translations of Surve's early poems