Somebody Told Me
"Somebody Told Me" is a song by American rock band The Killers. It was released as the second official single from the group's debut studio album Hot Fuss, was written by band members Brandon Flowers, Mark Stoermer, Dave Keuning and Ronnie Vannucci Jr.. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Brandon Flowers said: "This is the story of trying to meet someone in a club." It is written in the key of B-flat minor. When the Killers first started out, their music was little noticed by music buyers and the media, why "Somebody Told Me" has been released twice in different forms; the first, with the pink background cover, is the rarer version of the single as it was their first release of it. When re-released, the cover-art sported a blue background color and is the more common version of the single; the single peaked at number 51 on the United States Billboard Hot 100. In the United Kingdom, it charted at number 28 upon its first release in March 2004, becoming the band's first hit in the top 40, it was re-released in January 2005 and reached number three.
Although not as successful as "Mr. Brightside", it still became one of the band's biggest hits to date. In Australia, the song was ranked number four on Triple J's Hottest 100 of 2004. In 2009, it was voted at number nine in XFM's Top 100 Songs of the Decade. Stylistically, "Somebody told Me" has been cited as alternative rock, new wave, dance-rock; the song is in the verse-chorus form. The intro of the song is an B♭m chord, leading into the first verse, which consists of an B♭m-E♭m-G♭ chord progression repeated twice followed by an Am-F-G chord progression repeated twice; the chorus follows the B♭m-G♭-A♭-F chord progression repeated twice. The first time through the chorus, the last F chord is cut off; the song has a second verse and chorus has a bridge with the chord progression E-G♭-B-E-B-E-A♭m-G♭-E-E♭-G♭, which leads into the chorus for a final time. Billboard called the song "wildly infectious", "as addictive as nickel slots". Blender asserted that the single is a "superb blaze of synthesizers and guitars that builds to the year's best one-liner:'Somebody told me you had a boyfriend who looked like a girlfriend I had in February of last year.'"Entertainment Weekly hailed the single as "three smashingly punchy minutes of garage pop so wound that singer Brandon Flowers seems to be accusing his girl of cheating on him with another woman."
Rolling Stone said the single was a "nightclub anthem in the making" and continued, "the acid-tongued'Somebody Told Me' blasts into outer space on a wave of synthesizers and singer Brandon Flowers' cheeky chorus."Michael Paoletta of Billboard praised the remixes done by Josh Harris and King Unique for "maintaining the original song's integrity" but recommended readers to buy the album, Hot Fuss, rather than the single. CD"Somebody Told Me" "Under the Gun" "The Ballad of Michael Valentine" 7""Somebody Told Me" "The Ballad of Michael Valentine" CD1"Somebody Told Me" "Show You How" CD2"Somebody Told Me" "Somebody Told Me" "Somebody Told Me" "Somebody Told Me" 12""Somebody Told Me" "Somebody Told Me" 12""Somebody Told Me" "Somebody Told Me" "Somebody Told Me" "Somebody Told Me" "Somebody Told Me" – 3:17 "Somebody Told Me" "Somebody Told Me" "Somebody Told Me" "Somebody Told Me" "Somebody Told Me" / "Somebody Told Me" "Somebody Told Me" "Somebody Told Me" "Somebody Told Me" "Somebody Told Me" The music video for "Somebody Told Me", was filmed in February 2004 in California, was directed by Brett Simon.
It shows the Killers performing their song in the moonlight of a desert location, with a giant LED screen displaying rolling, flashing images of their logo, as well as an alternate version of the video shot during the day. The band performed the song during an appearance on an episode of Saturday Night Live, hosted by Topher Grace in 2005, they performed the song at the Sideshow Lollapalooza in 2011. The song can be heard in the episode of Six Feet Under, "Grinding the Corn", from 2004; the song appears as a master track in Rock Band 4. The song appears in the background in a bar in a scene from the movie Rocky Balboa; the music video for the song released publicly by Universal Media Group. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
A remix is a piece of media, altered from its original state by adding, and/or changing pieces of the item. A song, piece of artwork, video, or photograph can all be remixes; the only characteristic of a remix is that it appropriates and changes other materials to create something new. Most remixes are a subset of audio mixing in music and song recordings. Songs may be remixed for a variety of reasons: to adapt or revise a song for radio or nightclub play to create a stereo or surround sound version of a song where none was available to improve the fidelity of an older song for which the original master has been lost or degraded to alter a song to suit a specific music genre or radio format to use some of the same materials, allowing the song to reach a different audience to alter a song for artistic purposes. To provide additional versions of a song for use as bonus tracks or for a B-side, for example, in times when a CD single might carry a total of 4 tracks to create a connection between a smaller artist and a more successful one, as was the case with Fatboy Slim's remix of "Brimful of Asha" by Cornershop to improve the first or demo mix of the song to ensure a professional product.
To provide an alternative version of a song to improve a song from its original stateRemixes should not be confused with edits, which involve shortening a final stereo master for marketing or broadcasting purposes. Another distinction should be made between a remix, which recombines audio pieces from a recording to create an altered version of a song, a cover: a re-recording of someone else's song like Mike D's remix of Moby's "Natural Blues". While audio mixing is one of the most popular and recognized forms of remixing, this is not the only media form, remixed in numerous examples. Literature, film and social systems can all be argued as a form of remix Since the beginnings of recorded sound in the late 19th century, technology has enabled people to rearrange the normal listening experience. With the advent of editable magnetic tape in the 1940s and 1950s and the subsequent development of multitrack recording, such alterations became more common. In those decades the experimental genre of musique concrète used tape manipulation to create sound compositions.
Less artistically lofty edits produced medleys or novelty recordings of various types. Modern remixing had its roots in the dance hall culture of late-1960s/early-1970s Jamaica; the fluid evolution of music that encompassed ska, rocksteady and dub was embraced by local music mixers who deconstructed and rebuilt tracks to suit the tastes of their audience. Producers and engineers like Ruddy Redwood, King Tubby and Lee "Scratch" Perry popularized stripped-down instrumental mixes of reggae tunes. At first they dropped the vocal tracks, but soon more sophisticated effects were created, dropping separate instrumental tracks in and out of the mix and repeating hooks, adding various effects like echo and delay; the German krautrock band Neu! used other effects on side two of their album Neu! 2 by manipulating their released single Super/Neuschnee multiple ways, utilizing playback at different turntable speeds or mangling by using of a cassette recorder. From the mid-1970s, DJs in early discothèques were performing similar tricks with disco songs to get dancers on the floor and keep them there.
One noteworthy figure was Tom Moulton. Though not a DJ, Moulton had begun his career by making a homemade mix tape for a Fire Island dance club in the late 1960s, his tapes became popular and he came to the attention of the music industry in New York City. At first Moulton was called upon to improve the aesthetics of dance-oriented recordings before release, he moved from being a "fix it" man on pop records to specializing in remixes for the dance floor. Along the way, he invented the 12-inch single vinyl format. Walter Gibbons provided the dance version of the first commercial 12-inch single. Contrary to popular belief, Gibbons did not mix the record. In fact his version was a re-edit of the original mix. Moulton and their contemporaries at Salsoul Records proved to be the most influential group of remixers for the disco era; the Salsoul catalog is seen as being the "canon" for the disco mixer's art form. Pettibone is among a small number of remixers whose work transitioned from the disco to the House era.
His contemporaries included François Kevorkian. Contemporaneously to disco in the mid-1970s, the dub and disco remix cultures met through Jamaican immigrants to the Bronx, energizing both and helping to create hip-hop music. Key figures included Grandmaster Flash. Cutting and scratching became part of the culture, creating what Slate magazine called "real-time, live-action collage." One of the first mainstream successes of this style of remix was the 1983 track Rockit by Herbie Hancock, as remixed by Grand Mixer D. ST. Malcolm McLaren and the creative team behind ZTT Records would feature the "cut up" style of hip hop on such records as "Duck Rock". Early pop remixes were simple.
Morningside is a district in the south west of Edinburgh, which centres on Morningside Road, an ancient route from the city to the south west of Scotland and Carlisle. It lies south of Burghmuirhead. Morningside landmarks include the Morningside Clock in the middle of the roadway as the clock for Morningside Station; the Eric Liddell Centre, a local charity, named after the 1924 Olympic 400m gold medalist athlete, Eric Liddell, immortalised in the film Chariots of Fire is situated in Morningside in the former North Morningside Parish Church at Holy Corner. The Church Hill Theatre sits at the top of the hill above Holy Corner. Of note is the Streamline Moderne Dominion Cinema on Newbattle Terrace; the names of several streets in the area have biblical associations, such as Eden Lane, Nile Grove, Jordan Lane, Canaan Lane. The Jordan Burn is a stream which trickles out of sight at a spot next to the present Post Office in Morningside Road. Several theories exist for the origins of these names, ranging from Jews settling in the area at one time to Cromwell's troops inventing place names while foraging in unfamiliar territory.
However, Charles Smith, in his noted history of the area, indicates from historical sources the presence of Gypsies on the Burgh Muir in the 16th century and the existence of an Egypt Farm, first mentioned in 1585, which may have been a reminder of their presence. It was demolished in the 1890s. Another early street name of note is Cuddy Lane. Henry Ramage - recipient of the Victoria Cross, was born in MorningsideGreg McHugh - actorJ. K. Rowling – author of the Harry Potter books. However, her house in Abbotsford Park was speaking, in the Merchiston area bordering Morningside to the north-west; the house was sold in November 2012. Alexander McCall Smith – author Ian Rankin – author John Smith - Leader of the Labour Party. Alistair Darling - Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2007-2010, grew up in Morningside and attended Loretto School, in Musselburgh. In fiction, Morningside is the home of Muriel Spark's Jean Brodie, in children's literature it is the home of "Maisie from Morningside", a kitten in books by Aileen Paterson.
Most of the housing on Morningside Road is of tenement style, with surrounding streets housing Victorian villas, plus a number of notable older buildings. Exceptions are the streets around Falcon Avenue and Falcon Road West which are tenemented; the names of these streets recall Falcon Hall, now gone. Civic amenities include South Morningside Primary School. C. Primary School. There are a wide range of small, traditional shops, cafés and restaurants as well as some more mainstream shops and supermarkets such as Waitrose and Marks & Spencer. Churches in the area include Morningside United Church, Christ Church and Elim Church, all at Holy Corner; the former North Morningside Parish church at Holy Corner was converted for community use in 1980 and is now called the Eric Liddell Centre after the Olympic athlete who lived locally and attended the former Morningside Congregational Church, now the home of Morningside United Church. The area is served by a number of buses operated by Lothian Buses including route numbers 5, 11, 15, 16, 23, 36, 38 & 41.
The disused Morningside Road railway station was closed to passenger service in 1962 when the Edinburgh Suburban and Southside Junction Railway service was withdrawn. A local pressure group is campaigning for the station to be re-opened as an extension to the Edinburgh tram system. Morningside Community Council
"Breathe Me" is a 2004 single by Australian singer Sia featured on the album Colour the Small One. The single has sold over 1.2 million copies in the United States. The song has been used in many different forms of media. Rolling Stone called the song "delicate and haunting". In the United Kingdom, "Breathe Me" peaked at number 71 on 1 May 2004; the single reached number 19 in Denmark in 2011 and number 81 in France in 2012. In the United States, the track charted at number 24 on the Rock Digital Songs, a component chart on the Billboard magazine; the official music video was directed by Daniel Askill. It was shot over three days in a themed hotel in London and it is constructed with over 2,500 individual polaroid stills. Maxi CD Pt.1"Breathe Me" – 4:32 "Sea Shells" – 4:52Maxi CD Pt.2"Breathe Me" – 4:34 "Breathe Me" – 5:01 "Breathe Me" – 4:57 "Breathe Me" – 6:22 "Breathe Me" – 4:3810" Pt.1A: "Breathe Me" – 5:01 B: "Where I Belong" – 5:0310" Pt.2A: "Breathe Me" – 4:57 B: "Numb" – 4:1412" SingleA1 "Breathe Me" – 6:22 A2 "Breathe Me" – 4:57 B1 "Breathe Me" – 5:01 B2 "Breathe Me" – 4:38 "Breathe Me" and its remixes have been featured in many TV shows and movie soundtracks, most notably "Everyone's Waiting", the series finale of the HBO drama series Six Feet Under.
Appearances of the song in media include: 2004: CSI: Miami - "Breathe Me" 2004: Life As We Know It - "Breathe Me" 2005: Six Feet Under - "Breathe Me" 2005: E-Ring - "Breathe Me" 2006: The Ultimate Gift 2006: Veronica Mars – "Breathe Me" 2006: Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2006 - "Breathe Me" 2007: Fallen – "Breathe Me" 2007: Bionic Woman – "Breathe Me" 2008: Intervention – "Breathe Me" 2008: Prince of Persia TGS Trailer – "Breathe Me" 2008: Verbotene Liebe – "Breathe Me" 2008: CNBC Markets in Turmoil – "Breathe Me" 2009: MTV Australia Promotion – "Breathe Me" 2009: The Hills – "Breathe Me" 2009: Holby City – "Breathe Me" 2010: Te presnto a laura – "Breathe Me" 2010: Misfits – "Breathe Me" 2010: Remember Me – "Breathe Me" 2010: Secret Diary of a Call Girl – "Breathe Me" 2010: Luther – "Breathe Me" 2010: The Oprah Winfrey Show – "Breathe Me" 2011: Cyberbully – "Breathe Me" 2011: Gucci Cosmetics - "Stolen Moments" advertisement featuring Charlotte Casiraghi 2012: Hollyoaks – "Breathe Me" 2012: Demi Lovato: Stay Strong – "Breathe Me" 2012: Saving Hope – "Breathe Me" 2012: Leonardo 2013: Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown – "Breathe Me" 2013: Orange Is the New Black 2018: The Simpsons Aiden Grimshaw covered "Breathe Me" on his debut album Misty Eye.
Kelly Clarkson covered "Breathe Me" on her Stronger Tour in 2012. Sarah Brightman covered "Breathe Me" on her eleventh studio album Dreamchaser; the mashup album B. I. M. A. Featuring mashups of songs by Bon Iver, contains a mashup of "Breathe Me" with the latter's "Calgary" called "Calgary Me"
Lift Me Up (Moby song)
"Lift Me Up" is a song by American electronica musician Moby. It was released as the first single from his seventh studio album Hotel on February 28, 2005, it achieved success in many countries, including Italy, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Denmark and Spain, where it was a top ten hit. Moby claims to have written the song in 2004 after the re-election of President George W. Bush, adding that it reflected his consideration to emigrate to Canada in protest. Moby has stated that the theme of the song is about the rise of global intolerance and fundamentalism; this song was to be sung with The Sisters of Mercy's singer Andrew Eldritch and is inspired by that band's material. In 2005, the song was used as an outro for Australia's Nine's Wide World of Sport coverage; this was remixed with a variety of sounds to give it a faster pace. The song was featured in the racing game Asphalt: Urban GT 2 for mobile phones and Nintendo DS, was used in the Beatmania series of rhythm games; the track was the theme for Discovery Quest's Expedition Borneo on the Discovery Channel in February 2007.
As well, the song was featured in the thirteenth episode of the third season of Doctor. Moby – vocals, writing, production Brian Sperber – engineering, mixing Scott Frassetto – drums Brian Sperber – backing vocals Jason Candler – backing vocals Kurt Uenala – backing vocals Orion Simprini – backing vocals Shayna Steele – backing vocals Graphic Therapy and NYC – artwork Danny Clinch – photography Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics "Lift Me Up" music video on YouTube "Lift Me Up" at Discogs
Figure skating is a sport in which individuals, duos, or groups perform on figure skates on ice. It was the first winter sport included in the Olympics, in 1908; the four Olympic disciplines are men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, ice dance. Non-Olympic disciplines include synchronized skating, Theater on Ice, four skating. From juvenile through senior-level competition, skaters perform two programs which, depending on the discipline, may include spins, moves in the field, throw jumps, death spirals, other elements or moves; the blade has a groove on the bottom creating two distinct edges: outside. Judges prefer that skaters glide on one edge of the blade and not on both at the same time, referred to as a flat edge. During a spin, skaters use the "sweet spot" of the blade, formally called a rocker, the roundest portion of the blade, just behind the pick and near the middle of the blade. Skates used in single and pair skating have a set of large, jagged teeth called toe picks on the front of the blade.
Toe picks are used for the take-off on jumps. Ice dance blades have smaller toe picks. Figure skaters compete at various levels from beginner up to the Olympic level at local, regional and international competitions; the International Skating Union competitions. These include the Winter Olympics, the World Championships, the World Junior Championships, the European Championships, the Four Continents Championships, the Grand Prix series, the ISU Challenger Series; the sport is associated with show business. Major competitions conclude with exhibition galas, in which the top skaters from each discipline perform non-competitive programs. Many skaters, both during and after their competitive careers skate in ice shows, which run during the competitive season and the off-season; the term "professional" in skating refers not to skill competitive status. Figure skaters competing at the highest levels of international competition are not "professional" skaters, they are sometimes referred to as amateurs.
Professional skaters include those who have lost their ISU eligibility and those who perform only in shows. They may include former Olympic and World champions who have ended their competitive career as well as skaters with little or no international competitive experience. In languages other than English, Korean, Italian and Russian, figure skating is referred to by a name that translates as "artistic skating." The most visible difference in relation to ice hockey skates is that figure skates have a set of large, jagged teeth called toe picks on the front part of the blade. These are used in jumping and should not be used for stroking or spins. If used during a spin, the toe pick will cause the skater to lose momentum, or move away from the center of the spin. Blades are mounted to the heel of the boot with screws. High-level figure skaters are professionally fitted for their boots and blades at a reputable skate shop. Professionals are employed to sharpen blades to individual requirements. Blades are about 3/16 inch thick.
When viewed from the side, the blade of a figure skate is not flat, but curved forming an arc of a circle with a radius of 180–220 cm. This curvature is referred to as the rocker of the blade; the "sweet spot" is the part of the blade on which all spins are rotated. The blade is "hollow ground"; the inside edge of the blade is on the side closest to the skater. In figure skating, it is always desirable to skate on only one edge of the blade. Skating on both at the same time may result in lower skating skills scores; the effortless power and glide across the ice exhibited by elite figure skaters fundamentally derives from efficient use of the edges to generate speed. Ice dancers' blades are about an inch shorter in the rear than those used by skaters in other disciplines, to accommodate the intricate footwork and close partnering in dance. Dancers' blades have a smaller toe pick as they do not require the large toe pick used for jumping in the other disciplines. Hard plastic skate guards are used when the skater must walk in his or her skates when not on the ice, to protect the blade from dirt or material on the ground that may dull the blade.
Soft blade covers called soakers are used to absorb condensation and protect the blades from rust when the skates are not being worn. In competition, skaters are allowed three minutes to make repairs to their skates. Off-ice training is the term for physical conditioning. Besides regular physical exercise, skaters do walk-throughs of jumps off the ice in order to practice sufficient rotation and height of their jumps, to practice consistency in landing on one foot. There is significant variation in the dimensions of ice rinks. Olympic-sized rinks have dimensions of 30 m × 60 m, NHL-sized rinks are 26 m × 61 m, while European rinks are sometimes 30 m × 64 m; the ISU prefers Olympic-sized rinks for figure skating competitions for major events. According to ISU rule 342, a figure skating rink for an ISU event "if possible, shall measure sixty meters in one direction and thirty meters in the other, but not larger, not less than fifty-six meters in one direct
George Watson's College
George Watson's College is a co-educational independent day school in Scotland, situated on Colinton Road, in the Merchiston area of Edinburgh. It was first established as a hospital school in 1741, became a day school in 1871, was merged with its sister school George Watson's Ladies College in 1974, it is a Merchant Company of Edinburgh school and a member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference. The school was established according to the instructions of George Watson who bequeathed the bulk of his fortune of £12,000 – a vast sum in 1723 – to found a school for the provision of post-primary boarding education. Unlike his father, John Watson, George was not a member of the Merchant Company of Edinburgh, but he was impressed by their co-founding and running of the Merchant Maiden Hospital and so he chose the Company to implement the terms of his will. After some years, the Governors bought land known as Heriot's Croft, located off Lauriston Place in Edinburgh, close to the Meadows and opposite George Heriot's School, engaged an architect.
The foundation stone was laid on 22 May 1738, the building was completed early in 1741. The school opened as George Watson's Hospital on Whitsunday, 17 May 1741; the initial roll consisted of 11 boys, aged 9–10 years. In accordance with Watson's will, the governors were responsible for former pupils up to the age of 25. Watson's stated preference was for allowing the hospital's charges to become skilled workers, though the governors allowed boys who showed an ability to pursue medicine or academia. By the 1860s, the hospital school system had fallen into general public disrepute, while the Merchant Company was fearful both of government intervention in the schooling system; the solution was to re-found Watson's, the three other hospitals under its governorship, as day schools. In July 1868 the Company applied to Parliament for powers to re-organise their schools and make different use of their endowments to as to make education more available. Watson's was thus transformed, reopening on 26 September 1870 as a fee-paying day school with a roll of 800 boys called George Watson's College Schools for Boys.
In 1869, the original hospital building was sold to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. When the infirmary sought to expand in 1871, the school moved a short distance west to the former Merchant Maiden Hospital building in Archibald Place; the original hospital building was incorporated into the infirmary, the chapel remained in use as the hospital chapel until the infirmary was itself moved away. The remains of the building were demolished in 2004 during the redevelopment of the infirmary site by the Quartermile consortium, which redeveloped the site of the Archibald Place buildings, demolished in the 1930s after the school moved to its present site. In 1902 the College was the first prestigious Scottish secondary school; the school's staff were men and there were 930 pupils. Charlotte Ainslie was an ex-pupil who had studied at Bedford College and now led George Watson's Ladies' College. In the years following World War I, the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary needed to expand once more and was interested in the site occupied by Watson's.
At the same time, the Archibald Place building was cramped and in need of modernisation, as well as being distant from the school's playing fields at Myreside. In 1924 the Merchant Company announced that they had taken the decision to sell the Archibald Place building to the Infirmary for a "fair" price. In 1927, agreement was made to acquire the site of Merchiston Castle School – adjacent to the Myreside playing fields – and a competition was held to design the new school building; the winner was announced in June 1928 as James B Dunn, himself a Watsonian, with a plan described as "simple and masterly". Building work on the new site commenced in August 1929; the new building, facing Colinton Road, was in sandstone-faced. It is H-shaped, extending over two stories, with a large central Assembly Hall which seats up to 1835; the new building was completed in 1932. It was opened on 22 September by HRH Prince George; the Golden Jubilee of the creation of the 1932 buildings fell in 1982, was marked by a number of celebrations.
These culminated on 29 June with a visit from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. The Queen spent two hours touring the campus, including a short concert, she unveiled a commemorative plaque; the reforms, which saw the hospital's transformation into a day school saw the Merchant Company wish to open a school for girls. In July 1868, the Company applied to Parliament for powers to reorganise their schools and make different use of their endowments to as to make education more available. In February 1871, the Company took over the lease of Melville House in George Square and used it as the location of the nascent George Watson's College Schools for Young Ladies, it was renamed to George Watson's College for Ladies in 1877, to George Watson's Ladies College in 1890. In 1967, the Merchant Company announced its plan to combine the two Watson's Colleges to form a single co-educational campus in Colinton Road. Building work was required to house the combined school; the first joint assembly of the amalgamated school was held on 1 October 1974.
The school found itself in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest co-educational school in Scotland, with a roll of over 2,400 pupils. Si