Sea Lion (song)
"Sea Lion" is a song by Sage Francis released as a 12" single. The song is taken from the album A Healthy Distrust. All tracks written by Sage Francis
Anticon is an independent record label based in Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1998 by manager Baillie Parker, it is now collectively owned among six musicians, co-founder Parker, manager Shaun Koplow. The original musicians signed to Anticon were once referred to as the Anticon collective; the label's roster of artists has been described as "the hip-hop equivalent of post-rock" and "avant-garde hip-hop". Releases feature material created by its members and extended musical family. Although Anticon cohered within alternative hip hop circles, Anticon's founders have become only tangentially related to hip hop, the label has begun releasing music in the indie rock and electronica genres. Artists signed to Anticon are based in the United States and the United Kingdom; the artists within the collective have been known to perform and release music in solo and group form. Artists on the label are known for frequent collaboration, both within and outside of their own collective. However, the Anticon collective has over time evolved into a group of separate artists who, despite sharing a similar progressive and challenging indie quality, explore different styles of music including electronica and rock.
Many of the artists on Anticon are signed to multiple labels, some have their own small, independent labels through which they have self-released material. Anticon has organized art exhibitions featuring visual art by several of the artists on the label. On February 9, 2010, co-founder Sole left Anticon exclaiming that it is time to try to push forward and find new opportunities, he leaves citing business and ideological differences while maintaining his love for the artists on Anticon. He said, "There are members of anticon. I will continue to work with many of the artists and will always love them as brothers and consider them allies." He renounced his 1/8 of ownership and formal affiliations. Alias Doseone Jel Odd Nosdam Pedestrian Why? Baillie Parker Shaun Koplow Alias & Ehren Bomarr Buck 65 Danielson Deep Puddle Dynamics Sage Francis Sixtoo Sole Sole and the Skyrider Band Tha Grimm Teachaz Genghis Tron Peeping Tom Zach Hill Slug, Eyedea, DJ Abilities, Mr. Dibbs, Aesop Rock, J. Rawls, Dax Pierson, DJ Signify, Daddy Kev, Josh Martinez, The Notwist, Tunde Adebimpe, Mike Patton, Jessica Bailiff, Andrew Bird, Dark Dark Dark, A Grape Dope, Andrew Broder of Fog, Wise Intelligent of Poor Righteous Teachers, Stefanie Böhm of Ms. John Soda, Circus of Shape Shifters, Scott Matelic, Moodswing9, Controller 7, D-Styles among others.
The Anticon collective is known for its many musical projects. Not all of these projects are released on the Anticon label. Artists within the Anticon collective have released collaborative albums on different labels or on their own independent labels; some notable projects of the Anticon collective include the following: Clouddead on Mush Records Reaching Quiet on Mush Records So-Called Artists on Mush Records Hymie's Basement on Lex Records Subtle on Lex Records Greenthink on A Purple 100 Presage on Future Primitive Sound Object Beings List of record labels Underground hip hop Official website Anticon at Discogs
Life (Sage Francis album)
Lie is the fourth solo studio album by American rapper Sage Francis. It was released on Anti- on May 11, 2010, it peaked at number 145 on the Billboard 200 chart. The cover art was created by Shepard Fairey. "Slow Man" and "The Best of Times" were released as the singles from the album. At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 68, based on 15 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews". Brett Uddenberg of URB gave the album 4.5 stars out of 5, saying, "Backed by an unusual consortium of indie rockers, Rhode Island's finest dissects the human condition with brutal honesty and unparalleled wit." Meanwhile, Jesse Cataldo of Slant Magazine gave the album 2 stars out of 5, describing it as "a collection of songs that never gets off the ground, spooling out like never-ending spoken introductions, as the rapper futilely waits for his beats to come to life." Credits adapted from liner notes. Sage Francis – vocals Brian Deck – production, mixing Greg Calbi – mastering Shepard Fairey – artwork Lie at Discogs Lie at MusicBrainz
The Boston Herald is an American daily newspaper whose primary market is Boston and its surrounding area. It is one of the oldest daily newspapers in the United States, it has been awarded eight Pulitzer Prizes in its history, including four for editorial writing and three for photography before it was converted to tabloid format in 1981. The Herald was named one of the "10 Newspapers That ` Do It Right"' in 2012 by Publisher. In December 2017, the Herald filed for bankruptcy. On February 14, 2018, Digital First Media bid $11.9 million to purchase the company in a bankruptcy auction. As of August 2018, the paper employs 110 total employees now, compared to about 225 before the sale; the Herald's history can be traced back through two lineages, the Daily Advertiser and the old Boston Herald, two media moguls, William Randolph Hearst and Rupert Murdoch. The original Boston Herald was founded in 1846 by a group of Boston printers jointly under the name of John A. French & Company; the paper was published as a single two-sided sheet.
Its first editor, William O. Eaton, just 22 years old, said "The Herald will be independent in politics and religion. In 1847, the Boston Herald absorbed the Boston Daily Times. In October 1917, John H. Higgins, the publisher and treasurer of the Boston Herald bought out its next door neighbor The Boston Journal and created The Boston Herald and Boston Journal Even earlier than the Herald, the weekly American Traveler was founded in 1825 as a bulletin for stagecoach listings; the Boston Evening Traveler was founded in 1845. The Boston Evening Traveler was the successor to the weekly American Traveler and the semi-weekly Boston Traveler. In 1912, the Herald acquired the Traveler. For many years, the newspaper was controlled by many of the investors in United Shoe Machinery Co. After a newspaper strike in 1967, Herald-Traveler Corp. suspended the afternoon Traveler and absorbed the evening edition into the Herald to create the Boston Herald Traveler. The Boston Daily Advertiser was established in 1813 in Boston by Nathan Hale.
The paper grew to prominence throughout the 19th century. In 1832 The Advertiser took over control of The Boston Patriot, in 1840 it took over and absorbed The Boston Gazette; the paper was purchased by William Randolph Hearst in 1917. In 1920 the Advertiser was merged with The Boston Record the combined newspaper was called the Boston Advertiser however when the combined newspaper became an illustrated tabloid in 1921 it was renamed The Boston American. Hearst Corp. continued using the name Advertiser for its Sunday paper until the early 1970s. On September 3, 1884, The Boston Evening Record was started by the Boston Advertiser as a campaign newspaper; the Record was so popular. In 1904, William Randolph Hearst began publishing his own newspaper in Boston called The American. Hearst ended up purchasing the Daily Advertiser in 1917. By 1938, the Daily Advertiser had changed to the Daily Record, The American had become the Sunday Advertiser. A third paper owned by Hearst, called the Afternoon Record, renamed the Evening American, merged in 1961 with the Daily Record to form the Record American.
The Sunday Advertiser and Record American would be merged in 1972 into The Boston Herald Traveler a line of newspapers that stretched back to the old Boston Herald. In 1946, Herald-Traveler Corporation acquired Boston radio station WHDH. Two years WHDH-FM was licensed, on November 26, 1957, WHDH-TV made its début as an ABC affiliate on channel 5. In 1961, WHDH-TV's affiliation switched to CBS. Herald-Traveler Corp. operated for years beginning some time after under temporary authority from the Federal Communications Commission stemming from controversy over luncheon meetings the newspaper's chief executive purportedly had with John C. Doerfer, chairman of the FCC between 1957 and 1960, who served as a commissioner during the original licensing process; the FCC ordered comparative hearings, in 1969 a competing applicant, Boston Broadcasters, Inc. was granted a construction permit to replace WHDH-TV on channel 5. Herald-Traveler Corp. fought the decision in court—by this time, revenues from channel 5 were all but keeping the newspaper afloat—but its final appeal ran out in 1972, on March 19 WHDH-TV was forced to surrender channel 5 to the new WCVB-TV.
Without a television station to subsidize the newspaper, the Herald Traveler was no longer able to remain in business, the newspaper was sold to Hearst Corporation, which published the rival all-day newspaper, the Record American. The two papers were merged to become an all-day paper called the Boston Herald Traveler and Record American in the morning and Record-American and Boston Herald Traveler in the afternoon; the first editions published under the new combined name were those of June 19, 1972. The afternoon edition was soon dropped and the unwieldy name shortened to Boston Herald American, with the Sunday edition called the Sunday Herald Advertiser; the Herald American was printed in broadsheet format, failed to tar
Providence, Rhode Island
Providence is the capital and most populous city of the U. S. is one of the oldest cities in the United States. It was founded in 1636 by Roger Williams, a Reformed Baptist theologian and religious exile from the Massachusetts Bay Colony, he named the area in honor of "God's merciful Providence" which he believed was responsible for revealing such a haven for him and his followers. The city is situated at the mouth of the Providence River at the head of Narragansett Bay. Providence was one of the first cities in the country to industrialize and became noted for its textile manufacturing and subsequent machine tool and silverware industries. Today, the city of Providence is home to eight hospitals and seven institutions of higher learning which have shifted the city's economy into service industries, though it still retains some manufacturing activity; the city is the third most populous city in New England after Worcester, Massachusetts. Providence was one of the original Thirteen Colonies. Williams and his company were compelled to leave Massachusetts Bay Colony, Providence became a refuge for persecuted religious dissenters, as Williams himself had been exiled from Massachusetts.
The city was burned to the ground in March 1676 by the Narragansetts during King Philip's War, despite the good relations between Williams and the sachems with whom the United Colonies of New England were waging war. In the year, the Rhode Island legislature formally rebuked the other colonies for provoking the war. Providence residents were among the first Patriots to spill blood in the lead-up to the American Revolutionary War during the Gaspée Affair of 1772, Rhode Island was the first of the Thirteen Colonies to renounce its allegiance to the British Crown on May 4, 1776, it was the last of the Thirteen Colonies to ratify the United States Constitution on May 29, 1790, once assurances were made that a Bill of Rights would become part of the Constitution. Following the war, Providence was the country's ninth-largest city with 7,614 people; the economy shifted from maritime endeavors to manufacturing, in particular machinery, silverware and textiles. By the start of the 20th century, Providence hosted some of the largest manufacturing plants in the country, including Brown & Sharpe, Nicholson File, Gorham Manufacturing Company.
Providence residents ratified a city charter in 1831 as the population passed 17,000. The seat of city government was located in the Market House in Market Square from 1832 to 1878, the geographic and social center of the city; the city offices outgrew this building, the City Council resolved to create a permanent municipal building in 1845. The city offices moved into the Providence City Hall in 1878. During the American Civil War, local politics split over slavery as many had ties to Southern cotton and the slave trade. Despite ambivalence concerning the war, the number of military volunteers exceeded quota, the city's manufacturing proved invaluable to the Union. Providence thrived after the war, waves of immigrants brought the population from 54,595 in 1865 to 175,597 by 1900. By the early 1900s, Providence was one of the wealthiest cities in the United States. Immigrant labor powered one of the nation's largest industrial manufacturing centers. Providence was a major manufacturer of industrial products, from steam engines to precision tools to silverware and textiles.
Giant companies were based in or near Providence, such as Brown & Sharpe, the Corliss Steam Engine Company, Babcock & Wilcox, the Grinnell Corporation, the Gorham Manufacturing Company, Nicholson File, the Fruit of the Loom textile company. From 1975 until 1982, $606 million of local and national community development funds were invested throughout the city. In the 1990s, the city pushed for revitalization, realigning the north-south railroad tracks, removing the huge rail viaduct that separated downtown from the capitol building and moving the rivers to create Waterplace Park and river walks along the rivers' banks, constructing the Fleet Skating Rink and the Providence Place Mall. Despite new investment, poverty remains an entrenched problem. 27.9 percent of the city population is living below the poverty line. Recent increases in real estate values further exacerbate problems for those at marginal income levels, as Providence had the highest rise in median housing price of any city in the United States from 2004 to 2005.
The Providence city limits enclose a small geographical region with a total area of 20.5 square miles. Providence is located at the head of Narragansett Bay, with the Providence River running into the bay through the center of the city, formed by the confluence of the Moshassuck and Woonasquatucket Rivers; the Waterplace Park amphitheater and riverwalks line the river's banks through downtown. Providence is one of many cities claimed to be founded on seven hills like Rome; the more prominent hills are: Constitution Hill, College Hill, Federal Hill. The other four are: Tockwotten Hill at Fox Point, Smith Hill, Christian Hill at Hoyle Square, Weybosset Hill at the lower end of Weybosset Street, leveled in the early 1880s. Providence has 25 official neighborhoods, though these neighborhoods are grouped together and referred to
Personal Journals is the first solo studio album by American rapper Sage Francis. It was released on Anticon in 2002, it peaked at number 8 on CMJ's Hip-Hop chart. As of 2005, it has sold 36,000 units. Chris Dahlen of Pitchfork gave the album an 8.7 out of 10, saying, "Personal Journals is a success because it turns the self-examination into poetry and harder still, turns the poems into great rap." Stanton Swihart of AllMusic gave the album 4 stars out of 5, saying, "The soundscapes that his team of producers came up with are every bit as unorthodox and superlative." Clay Jarvis of Stylus Magazine gave the album a grade of "A−," calling it "the finest hip hop album of this year."Daniel Thomas-Glass of Dusted Magazine said, "The combination of Sage Francis's boldly self-searching poetry with the beats of some of underground hip hop's most talented producers is out-and-out breathtaking, from the opener'Crack Pipes,' that brilliantly flips Sixtoo's impossible-to-rhyme-over beat from his instrumental opus The Secrets That Houses Keep, to the closing bars of'Runaways,' the Joey Beats-produced outro, quite haunting in its beauty."
Credits adapted from liner notes. Personal Journals at Discogs Personal Journals at MusicBrainz