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Mr. Tambourine Man

"Mr. Tambourine Man" is a song written by Bob Dylan, released as the first track of the acoustic side of his March 1965 album Bringing It All Back Home; the song's popularity led to Dylan recording it live many times, it has been included in multiple compilation albums. It has been translated into other languages, has been used or referenced in television shows and books; the song has been performed and recorded by many artists, including the Byrds, Judy Collins, Melanie and Stevie Wonder among others. The Byrds version was released in April 1965 as their first single on Columbia Records, reaching number 1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the UK Singles Chart, as well as being the title track of their debut album, Mr. Tambourine Man; the Byrds' recording of the song was influential in popularizing the musical subgenres of folk rock and jangle pop, leading many contemporary bands to mimic its fusion of jangly guitars and intellectual lyrics in the wake of the single's success. Dylan's song has four verses.

Dylan's and the Byrds' versions have appeared on various lists ranking the greatest songs of all time, including an appearance by both on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 best songs ever. Both versions received Grammy Hall of Fame Awards; the song has a bright, expansive melody and has become famous for its surrealistic imagery, influenced by artists as diverse as French poet Arthur Rimbaud and Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini. The lyrics call on the title character to play a song and the narrator will follow. Interpretations of the lyrics have included a paean to drugs such as LSD, a call to the singer's muse, a reflection of the audience's demands on the singer, religious interpretations. "Mr. Tambourine Man" was written and composed in early 1964, at the same approximate time as "Chimes of Freedom," which Dylan recorded that spring for his album Another Side of Bob Dylan. Dylan began writing and composing "Mr. Tambourine Man" in February 1964, after attending Mardi Gras in New Orleans during a cross-country road trip with several friends, completed it sometime between the middle of March and late April of that year after he had returned to New York.

Nigel Williamson has suggested in The Rough Guide to Bob Dylan that the influence of Mardi Gras can be heard in the swirling and fanciful imagery of the song's lyrics. Journalist Al Aronowitz has claimed that Dylan completed the song at his home, but folk singer Judy Collins, who recorded the song, has stated that Dylan completed the song at her home. Dylan premiered the song the following month at a May 17 concert at London's Royal Festival Hall. During the sessions for Another Side of Bob Dylan, in June 1964, with Tom Wilson producing, Dylan recorded "Mr. Tambourine Man" with Ramblin' Jack Elliott singing harmony; as Elliott was off key, that recording wasn't used. That month he recorded a publisher demo of the song at Witmark Music. More than six months passed before Dylan re-recorded the song, again with Wilson in the producer's chair, during the final Bringing It All Back Home session on January 15, 1965, the same day that "Gates of Eden," "It's Alright, Ma," and "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" were recorded.

It was long thought. However, in the biography Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades, Clinton Heylin relates that the song required six attempts because of difficulties in working out the playoffs between Dylan's acoustic guitar and Bruce Langhorne's electric lead; the final take was selected for the album, released on March 22, 1965. In his book Keys to the Rain: The Definitive Bob Dylan Encyclopedia, Oliver Trager describes "Mr. Tambourine Man" as having a bright, expansive melody, with Langhorne's electric guitar accompaniment, which provides a countermelody to the vocals, being the only instrumentation besides Dylan's acoustic guitar and harmonica. Author Wilfred Mellers has written that although the song is in the key of D major, it is harmonized as if it were in a Lydian G major, giving the song a tonal ambiguity that enhances the dreamy quality of the melody. Unusually, rather than beginning with the first verse, the song begins with an iteration of the chorus: Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me, I'm not sleepy and there is no place I'm going to.

Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song. William Ruhlmann, writing for the AllMusic web site, has suggested the following outline of the song's lyrics: "The time seems to be early morning following a night when the narrator has not slept. Still unable to sleep, though amazed by his weariness, he is available and open to Mr. Tambourine Man's song, says he will follow him. In the course of four verses studded with internal rhymes, he expounds on this situation, his meaning heavily embroidered with imagery, though the desire to be freed by the tambourine man's song remains clear."While there has been speculation that the song is about drugs with lines such as "take me on a trip upon your magic swirling ship" and "the smoke rings of my mind", Dylan has denied the song is about drugs. Though he was smoking marijuana at the time the song was written, Dylan was not introduced to LSD until a few months later. Outside of drug speculation, the song has been interpreted as a call to the singer's spirit or muse, or as a search for transcendence.

In particular, biographer John Hinchey has suggested in his book Like a Complete Unknown that the singer is praying to his muse for inspiration. The figure of Mr. Tambourine Man has sometimes been interpreted as a symbol for Jesus or t

John Barbagelata

John Barbagelata was a San Francisco City Supervisor and 1975 mayoral candidate, when he narrowly lost to George Moscone. He was the owner of a local real estate firm; as of 2020, he was the last Republican to be elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, in 1973. Barbagelata was a realtor and the founder of Barbagelata Realty Company, still operating in San Francisco's West Portal neighborhood, he was a devout Catholic. A conservative Catholic businessman, Barbagelata was opposed to the leftist counterculture that had begun to take hold of San Francisco in the late 1960s. Barbagelata advocated for pro-business policies such as lower taxes and minimal government regulation of business, opposed labor unions and leftist radicals, which made him a target for various leftist militants, he received numerous death threats, a bomb was exploded outside his house, a gun was fired through the windows of his West Portal real estate office, two mail bombs were sent to his house requiring 24-hour police and FBI protection for his family.

Barbagelata was first elected to the Board of Supervisors in 1970 on a campaign of fiscal responsibility and lower taxes. Barbagelata ran for mayor in 1975 against progressive candidate George Moscone, promising low taxes, a crackdown on crime, a fight against corruption and "irresponsible City spending", he lost by less than 5,000 votes. For the rest of his life, Barbagelata maintained that the Peoples Temple far-left religious cult, led by Jim Jones, committed election fraud in the 1975 election by busing in out-of-town church members to double- and triple-vote for Moscone under the names of dead voters, he retired from politics in 1978, returning in the late 1980s to promote a successful referendum creating term limits for City Supervisors

U.S. Route 31 in Tennessee

U. S. Route 31 is a part of the United States Numbered Highway System that runs from Spanish Fort, Alabama, to Mackinaw City, Michigan. In the U. S. state of Tennessee, it runs concurrently with Interstate 65 for the first mile northward from the Tennessee state line. There US 31 parallels I-65 to downtown Nashville. At Pulaski US 31 meets the southern terminus of US 31A in Tennessee. US 31 continues due north through Lynnville, Spring Hill and Brentwood to Nashville; the route go into Kentucky. The first mile of US 31 in Tennessee runs concurrently with I-65. At Exit 1 in Ardmore, it leaves I-65 and begins an unsigned concurrency with State Route 7. US 31 goes through Elkton before going through rural countryside until it has an intersection with US 64 on the outskirts of Pulaski. US 31 gains the name 1st Street through Pulaski. US 31 goes through more rural countryside on its way to Columbia. In Columbia, US 31 picks up the names Carmack Garden Street. After leaving Columbia, US 31 gains two designations, first it gains a Tennessee Parkway designation from Columbia to Rosa L. Parks Boulevard in Nashville, it picks up the hidden SR 6, which it keeps as US 31E to the Tennessee state line.

US 31 goes through some more rural countryside before meeting the western terminus of SR 396 in Spring Hill and gains the name 1st Street. After leaving Spring Hill, US 31 has an interchange with I-840. US 31 continues into Franklin, where US 31 Truck makes a turn to the east onto SR 397, while US 31, erroneously signed here as US 31 Business, passes north through downtown Franklin. US 31 has an intersection with mainline US 431 before passing through Franklin Square and crossing the Harpeth River to meet SR 397 and the northern end of US 31 Truck. US 31 goes through the Nasville suburb of Brentwood as Franklin Road. While in Brentwood, US 31 has three important interchanges with SR 441, SR 253 and SR 254. US 31 next goes through the cities of Oak Hill and Berry Hill, where it has an interchange with SR 155, before arriving in Nashville. US 31 next gains the name 8th Avenue and a while overlaps US 41, US 70S and US 41A. After going over Broadway, US 31 picks up US 431, loses US 70S and gains the name Rosa L. Parks Boulevard.

US 31, US 431 and US 41 and US 41A go around the Tennessee State Capitol Building and lose US 41A, the Rosa L. Parks name and the Tennessee Parkway designation. US 31, US 431 and US 41 go over the Cumberland River on the Victory Memorial Bridge. US 31, US 431 and US 41 have an interchange with I-24. After the I-24 interchange, US 31E splits off from US 31, US 41 US 431 and creating the beginning of the U. S. Route 31E–US 31W split. US 31E is called Ellington Parkway until its overlap with SR 155 between exits 15 and 14. US 31E changes names to Johnny Cash Parkway. US 31E goes through Hendersonville, picks up the name Nashville Pike and has a incomplete interchange with SR 386. US 31E goes through Gallatin, meets the northern terminus of SR 386 and US 31E Bypass. US 31E goes through rural countryside, picks up US 231 at Westmoreland. US 31E and US 231 the go through more rural countryside until the Tennessee state border. US 31E and US 231 stay concurrent into Kentucky; as for US 31W, US 41 and US 431 they change names a total of two times, first from Spring Street to Dickerson Pike.

US 431 leaves the congruence at Trinty Lane, leaving US 41 to carry on. US 31W, US 41 have a incomplete interchange with SR 155 and I-65. US 31W, US 41 split just north of Goodlettsville. US 31W has an interchange with I-65. US 31W the goes through rural countryside until getting to White House. US 31W goes through more rural countryside until reaching the Tennessee state border, where it crosses in Kentucky. US 31 through Tennessee was one of the original 1926 highways; that was approved on November 11, 1926


Drypetis or Drypteis, was a princess of the Achaemenid dynasty in Persia. Drypteis was born the daughter of Stateira I and Darius III of Persia; when her father began a military campaign against the invading army of Alexander the Great, he was accompanied by Drypteis, along with her mother, sister Stateira, her grandmother Sisygambis. Following the Battle of Issus in 333 BCE, Darius fled, his family was captured by Macedonian troops. Alexander met with the women and promised to provide dowries for Drypteis and Stateira. Although Darius tried to ransom his family, Alexander kept them with him until 331 BCE. At that point Drypteis and her sister were sent to Susa to learn the Greek language. Drypteis married Hephaestion Amyntoros, a general in Alexander's army in 324 BCE during the Susa weddings, she was widowed soon after. Many historians accept Plutarch's account that Drypteis was killed in 323 BCE alongside her sister Stateira. Alexander had died earlier that year, his other widow, wished to remove her rival.

According to historian Elizabeth Donnelly Carney, Drypteis was not killed by Roxana. Drypteis would have been of little threat to Roxana's position, as she would not have borne Alexander a child. Instead, Carney theorizes that Roxana killed Parysatis, also a wife of Alexander. Drypteis is one of the main characters in The Conqueror's Wife by Stephanie Thornton, 2015, Softcover ISBN 978-0-451-47200-7 Indian TV actress Shalini Sharma plays the character of Drypetis in 2017 Indian TV series Porus Carney, Elizabeth Donnelly and Monarchy in Macedonia, Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, ISBN 0-8061-3212-4 Heckel, Who's who in the age of Alexander the Great: A prosopography of Alexander's empire, Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, ISBN 1-4051-1210-7 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology Drypetis, daughter of Darius and wife of Hephaestion in

Photographic Center of Skopelos

Museum of Photography of Skopelos, aka the Photographic Center of Skopelos, was a museum and seasonal exhibition venue in Skopelos, the Sporades, Greece. It hosted workshops and significant retrospectives of the work of photographers Robert Capa, Herbert List and Josef Koudelka, among others; the nonprofit organization was founded in 1995 by focusing in particular on Eastern European photography. In 1996 a photography festival was held, 178 images by the noted Czech photographer Josef Koudelka were shown, famous for his photography of the Soviet invasion of Prague. After a few lean years, the Center gained permanent government funding in 2005 after the curator, Vangelis Ioakeimidis had joined with Thessaloniki's Photography Museum to help funding; the center has made a notable showcase of "Icons of Narcissus" of images dating to around 1900. These were imported from the Musee Nicephore Niepce in Chalon-sur-Saône, France and a French foundation, the FRAC, has made contributions to the museum.

Other exhibitions have contained works by renowned Greek photographers such as Costas Balafas, Dimitris Letsios, Vassilis Manikakis, Spyros Meletzis, Aimilios Serafis and Takis Tloupas. Photographers from the Public Power Corporation archives have had imagery exhibited in Skopelos. On the founding of the organization A history of exhibitions 2005 article from the Greek daily Kathimerini on the re-opening of the center


Ginsu is a brand of direct marketed knives, made popular in the United States by being sold on television using infomercials characterized by hawker and hard sell pitch techniques. The ads fueled sales of between two and three million Ginsu sets between 1978 and 1984. Ginsu knives were called Quikut, made by the Quikut division of Scott Fetzer Company and was located in Fremont, Ohio. Since "Quikut" lacked panache, Ed Valenti, Barry Becher, copywriter Arthur Schiff created a name that alluded to the exceptional sharpness and durability of Japanese samurai swords; as Valenti told the Palm Beach Post in 2011, "The challenge was to position the product so that it made every other knife you owned obsolete."The resulting Ginsu ads copied the hard sell direct marketing techniques of carnival hawkers pioneering TV pitchman Ron Popeil had adapted to the medium in the 1960s. In the process, they helped solidify the formula for the modern infomercial; the ads were ubiquitous in the late 1970s on U. S. television.

Advertisements for the "amazing" Ginsu knife asked, "How much would you pay? Don't answer!", urged viewers to "Call now! Operators are standing by!", included the signature "But wait! There's more!", which became a popular infomercial catch phrase, has been used since. Media scholar Robert Thompson, of Syracuse University, called the Ginsu advertising campaign "the pitch of all pitches." "Ginsu has everything a great direct-response commercial could have," said John Witek, a marketing consultant and author of Response Television: Combat Advertising of the 1980s. "Ginsu had humor, a structured series of premium offers I call'the lots-for-a-little approach'."Valenti and Becher repeated the advertising formula with other products such as the Miracle Slicer, Royal Durasteel mixing bowls, Vacufresh storage containers, the Chainge Adjustable Necklace, Armourcote Cookware. TV pitchmen Billy Mays and Vince Offer employed the hard-sell informercial to great success in more contemporary times. While the name Ginsu was invented by Becher, Becher translated the word as meaning "I never have to work again".

In April 2009, a stretch of road in Warwick, Rhode Island, which passes the office of Ed Valenti was named "Ginsu Way". The knife brand gained notoriety in 1993 when Lorena Bobbitt used a Ginsu kitchen knife to sever her husband's penis while he slept; as of 2018 Ginsu knives are still sold. The Quikut and Ginsu brands have both been manufactured in Walnut Ridge, since the merging of the Douglas and Quikut operating units of Scott Fetzer merged subsequent to 1985. Douglas Quikut manufactures ReadiVac and American Angler brands. In 2013 Consumer Reports reviewed the Ginsu Chikara knife set in their comparison of fifty knife sets and rated it as their "Best Buy". Becher, Barry. "30 Years Later, This Iconic Knife Still Carving Its Name". Features. Brown Daily Herald. Archived from the original on 2008-06-01. Reynolds, Bill, "GINSU! It came from Warwick – it devoured the marketing world", Sunday Journal Magazine, p. 3. Auchmutey, Jim, "But wait, there's more!", Advertising Age Special Report, p. 1. Smith, Andy, "But wait, there's more!", Providence Journal, p. 1.

Ron Popeil, Philip Kives, Ed Valenti and Barry Becher, Robert Thompson, among others. Gadget Mania: The History and Evolution of the Informercial. Discovery Communications, Inc. Official Ginsu Website Ginsu He Sliced and Diced His Way Into Pop Culture Original Ginsu Commercial