Michelle DaRosa is an American musician of the band Straylight Run, for whom she was a vocalist and pianist. Michelle DaRosa was born Michelle Nolan on September 13, 1980 in Rockville Centre, Nassau County, New York to Tom and Linda Nolan. Like her brother and former bandmate, John Nolan, she grew up in Nassau County, New York, she attended South Shore Christian School in Levittown, New York for her freshman and second years of high school. She attended Baldwin High School in Baldwin, New York for her junior and senior years. During her junior and senior years of high school, Michelle attended Nassau Tech in Westbury, New York to study cosmetology, she provided background vocals for two of the songs off of Taking Back Sunday's debut album, Tell All Your Friends. Michelle was a nanny, a ballet dancer, she married fellow musician, Jeff DaRosa, on October 6, 2006, has since taken his last name. They live together in Boston, she has been confused with another Michelle Nolan, a queer Seattle musician who has played bass for the bands Telepathic Liberation Army and Shoplifting.
In January 2006, Michelle made an appearance on MTV's Total Request Live, singing back-up vocals for Coheed and Cambria's song, "The Suffering". Michelle contributed vocals on the song "Lightning Strikes Twice in New York" by the band Men and Children. On June 3, 2008 Michelle left Straylight Run on friendly terms to pursue a solo career, her new band, featured Shaun Cooper, bassist of Straylight Run, Sam Means, guitarist of The Format. Shaun Cooper and Sam Means have since left Destry. Tyler Odom has taken the place of Means, Jeff DaRosa can be seen on bass in place of Shaun Cooper. Tell All Your Friends Demo – Straylight Run Prepare To Be Wrong EP The Needles the Space – Credited as Michelle DaRosa. TNTS Digital - EP on the iTunes Store It Goes On Official Straylight Run Website Straylight Run's profile at PureVolume Straylight Run's profile on MySpace Destry's profile at MySpace Info on New Michelle DeRosa Band
Bethpage, New York
Bethpage is a hamlet located on Long Island within the Town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York, United States, as well as a census-designated place with borders different from those of the hamlet. The CDP's population was 16,429 at the 2010 United States Census; the area is served by the Bethpage Post Office, ZIP code 11714, whose boundaries are different from that of the CDP. The area is served by Bethpage Union Free School District, Island Trees Union Free School District, Plainedge Union Free School District, Hicksville Union Free School District, the boundaries of which include parts of some surrounding hamlets, including parts of Old Bethpage and Plainedge; the Town of Hempstead, on its website, includes a small part of Bethpage hamlet, in the Levittown census-designated place. The name Bethpage comes from the Quaker Thomas Powell, who named the area after the Biblical town Bethphage, between Jericho and Jerusalem in the Holy Land. Present-day Bethpage was part of the 1695 Bethpage Purchase.
An early name for the northern section of present-day Bethpage was Bedelltown, a name that appeared on maps at least as late as 1906. On maps just before the arrival of the Long Island Rail Road, the name Bethpage appears for a community now included in both the post office district and school district of the adjacent community of Farmingdale. In 1841, train service began to Farmingdale station, near a new settlement less than a mile eastward from what had appeared on maps as Bethpage. Schedules at that time do not mention Bethpage as a stop, but have a notation "late Bethpage". On an 1855 map, the location identified as Bethpage has shifted westward to include a nearby area now called Plainedge. Between 1851 and 1854, the LIRR initiated a stop within present-day Bethpage at a station called Jerusalem Station, on January 29, 1857 a local post office opened named Jerusalem Station. LIRR schedules listed the station as Jerusalem. Residents succeeded in changing the name of the post office to Central Park, effective March 1, 1867.
The Central Park Fire Company was organized in April 1910, incorporated in May 1911. In May 1923 the Central Park Water District was created. Following the 1932 opening of nearby Bethpage State Park, the name of the local post office was changed to Bethpage on October 1, 1936; the name Bethpage was, however in use by an adjacent community, which resisted suggestions of a merger and instead renamed itself Old Bethpage. The change from Central Park to Bethpage was one of the last complete name changes of Nassau County's post offices. From 1936 until 1994, Bethpage was home to the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation, which made, among other things, the F-14 Tomcat, the Navy version of the General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark and the Apollo Lunar Excursion Module for moon landings, for this reason Bethpage is mentioned in the film Apollo 13. In 1994, Grumman was formed Northrop Grumman. Although no longer headquartered in Bethpage, the company still retains operations there. Grumman was made famous by the performance of its F4F Wildcat fighter aircraft and its successor the Grumman F6F Hellcat, which shot down 5,223 enemy aircraft, more than any other naval aircraft.
The Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant, Bethpage started operations in 1942, west of the Grumman site. Altice USA, is headquartered in Grumman's former main office. In August 2015, a small airplane with engine trouble failed to reach Farmingdale airport, was redirected to "Bethpage Airport" by the air traffic controller. However, the pilot could not find that airport because it was closed and had buildings on it, the plane crashed on LIRR tracks. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP, or Census Designated Place, has a total area of 3.6 square miles, all land. For the 2000 Census, the boundaries of the CDP were adjusted compared to those of the 1990 census, with some territory gained and some lost. Bethpage is surrounded by the hamlets of Farmingdale, Levittown, Old Bethpage and Plainedge; as of the census of 2010, there were 16,429 people, 5,710 households, 4,516 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 4,564.5 per square mile. There were 5,788 housing units at an average density of 1,597.0/sq mi.
The racial makeup of the CDP was 90.8% White 85.8% Non-Hispanic White, 0.6% African American, 0.1% Native American, 5.5% Asian, 1.5% from other races, 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7% of the population. There were 5,710 households out of which 32% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.0% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 20.9% were non-families. Of all households 17.9% were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.27. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $70,173, the median income for a family was $78,573.
Males had a median income of $53,404 versus $36,708 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $27,850. About 2.1% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over. As of the census of 2000, there were 16,543 people, 5,71
Brooklyn is the most populous borough of New York City, with an estimated 2,648,771 residents in 2017. Named after the Dutch village of Breukelen, it borders the borough of Queens at the western end of Long Island. Brooklyn has several bridge and tunnel connections to the borough of Manhattan across the East River, the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge connects Staten Island. Since 1896, Brooklyn has been coterminous with Kings County, the most populous county in the U. S. state of New York and the second-most densely populated county in the United States, after New York County. With a land area of 71 square miles and water area of 26 square miles, Kings County is New York state's fourth-smallest county by land area and third-smallest by total area, though it is the second-largest among the city's five boroughs. Today, if each borough were ranked as a city, Brooklyn would rank as the third-most populous in the U. S. after Los Angeles and Chicago. Brooklyn was an independent incorporated city until January 1, 1898, after a long political campaign and public relations battle during the 1890s, according to the new Municipal Charter of "Greater New York", Brooklyn was consolidated with the other cities and counties to form the modern City of New York, surrounding the Upper New York Bay with five constituent boroughs.
The borough continues, however. Many Brooklyn neighborhoods are ethnic enclaves. Brooklyn's official motto, displayed on the Borough seal and flag, is Eendraght Maeckt Maght, which translates from early modern Dutch as "Unity makes strength". In the first decades of the 21st century, Brooklyn has experienced a renaissance as an avant garde destination for hipsters, with concomitant gentrification, dramatic house price increases, a decrease in housing affordability. Since the 2010s, Brooklyn has evolved into a thriving hub of entrepreneurship and high technology startup firms, of postmodern art and design; the name Brooklyn is derived from the original Dutch colonial name Breuckelen, meaning marshland. Established in 1646, the name first appeared in print in 1663; the Dutch colonists named it after the scenic town of Netherlands. Over the past two millennia, the name of the ancient town in Holland has been Bracola, Brocckede, Brocklandia, Broikelen and Breukelen; the New Amsterdam settlement of Breuckelen went through many spelling variations, including Breucklyn, Brucklyn, Brookland, Brockland and Brookline/Brook-line.
There have been so many variations of the name. The final name of Brooklyn, however, is the most accurate to its meaning; the history of European settlement in Brooklyn spans more than 350 years. The settlement began in the 17th century as the small Dutch-founded town of "Breuckelen" on the East River shore of Long Island, grew to be a sizeable city in the 19th century, was consolidated in 1898 with New York City, the remaining rural areas of Kings County, the rural areas of Queens and Staten Island, to form the modern City of New York; the etymology of Breuckelen may be directly from the dialect word Breuckelen meaning buckle or from the Plattdeutsch Brücken meaning bridge. The Dutch were the first Europeans to settle Long Island's western edge, largely inhabited by the Lenape, an Algonquian-speaking American Indian tribe who are referred to in colonial documents by a variation of the place name "Canarsie". Bands were associated with place names, but the colonists thought their names represented different tribes.
The Breuckelen settlement was named after Breukelen in the Netherlands. The Dutch West India Company lost little time in chartering the six original parishes: Gravesend: in 1645, settled under Dutch patent by English followers of Anabaptist Lady Deborah Moody, named for's-Gravenzande, Netherlands, or Gravesend, England Brooklyn Heights: as Breuckelen in 1646, after the town now spelled Breukelen, Netherlands. Breuckelen was located along Fulton Street between Smith Street. Brooklyn Heights, or Clover Hill, is where the village Brooklyn was founded in 1816. Flatlands: as Nieuw Amersfoort in 1647 Flatbush: as Midwout in 1652 Nieuw Utrecht: in 1657, after the city of Utrecht, Netherlands Bushwick: as Boswijck in 1661 The colony's capital of New Amsterdam, across the East River, obtained its charter in 1653 than the village of Brooklyn; the neighborhood of Marine Park was home to North America's first tide mill. It was built by the Dutch, the foundation can be seen today, but the area was not formally settled as a town.
Many incidents and documents relating to this period are in Gabriel Furman's 1824 compilation. What is Brooklyn today left Dutch hands after the final English conquest of New Netherland in 1664, a prelude to the Second Anglo–Dutch War. New Netherland was taken in a naval action, the conquerors renamed their prize in honor of the overall English naval commander, Duke of York, brother of the monarch King Charles II of England and future king himself as King James II of England and James VII of Scotland; the English reorganized the six old Dutch towns on southwestern Long Island as Kings County on November 1, 1683, one of the "original twelve counties" established in New York Pro
Jeffrey DaRosa is a rock multi-instrumentalist and a member of the Boston-based Dropkick Murphys. Growing up in Watertown and Somerville, Massachusetts, DaRosa moved to New York City, where he joined The Exit. On November 26, 2007, an announcement was made that DaRosa would be joining Boston's Dropkick Murphys after Marc Orrell left the band, he married Michelle Nolan of Straylight Run on October 8, 2006, tours with them as a backup musician. Jeff DaRosa discography at MusicBrainz
The Needles the Space
The Needles the Space is the second studio album by American indie rock band Straylight Run. The band finished recording their second album in September 2006. Nolan said the group "spent a lot of time writing and producing this album. It's been a big part of our lives for the past year and a half". In October, the band were shopping the album, titled The Miracle That Never Came at the time, to potential record labels; the band went on tour in December. On February 26, 2007, it was announced. Shortly afterwards, their second album, The Needles the Space, was announced for release. In March, the band went on tour with The Hush Sound and Pablo, during which the band performed songs from The Needles the Space; the first single from the album was "Soon We'll Be Living in the Future", impacting radio on May 15. In May and June, the band went on a co-headlining tour with support from Lovedrug; the Needles the Space was made available for streaming on June 12, was released a week through Universal. The Enhanced CD version of the album included music videos for "How Do I Fix My Head" and "Buttoned Down".
From mid-July to early August, the band went on the 2007 edition of Warped Tour."Still Alone" was released to radio on October 16. From late October to mid-November, the group supported The Bravery on their US tour; this was followed by a headlining US tour, from mid-November to mid-December, with support from the Color Fred and the Headlights and Cassino. On December 9, it was announced. Cooper explained that they "did everything in our power to avoid the horrible situation we were put into, but I guess that wasn't enough." From late January to early March 2008, the band supported Bayside on their tour of the US. In April and May, the band went on the Get a Life Tour alongside the Used, Army of Me and the Street Drum Corps. In January 2009, the band's cover of the Nirvana track; the Needles the Space debuted at #72 on the Billboard 200 chart, garnering first week sales of over 9,800. "The Words We Say" - 3:24 "The Miracle That Never Came" - 2:33 "Soon We'll Be Living in the Future" - 2:54 "How Do I Fix My Head" - 4:49 "Who Will Save Us Now" - 3:50 "Cover Your Eyes" - 3:25 "We'll Never Leave Again" - 5:37 "Take It to Manhattan" - 2:52 "Still Alone" - 2:45 "This Is the End" - 3:36 "Buttoned Down" - 3:46 "Track #12" - 1:16 "The First of the Century" - 4:50Best Buy bonus tracks "I Know It Hasn't Been Easy" "I Don't Have the Time"Newbury Comics tracks "I'm Only Sleeping" "Peach, Pear" "One by One" These tracks were released as a separate EP, the 3 Track EP. iTunes tracks "I'd Be Lying" "Waiting on the Weekend" "Soon We'll Be Living in the Future" "This Is the End" "The Words We Say" John Nolan - vocals, piano Michelle DaRosa - vocals, piano Shaun Cooper - bass Will Noon - drums Isaac Burker - guitar Bill Jahn - Marching Percussion Arrangement and Performance Adam Morgan - Clarinet Tim Brennan - Mandolin Sean McCabe - Trombone Chris Valentino - Baritone, Tenor Jeff Wissert - Trumpet Bryan Russell - Engineer, Mixer Mike Sapone - Engineer
Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, a variety of vocal techniques. A person who sings is called a vocalist. Singers perform music that can be sung without accompaniment by musical instruments. Singing is done in an ensemble of musicians, such as a choir of singers or a band of instrumentalists. Singers may perform as soloists or accompanied by anything from a single instrument up to a symphony orchestra or big band. Different singing styles include art music such as opera and Chinese opera, Indian music and religious music styles such as gospel, traditional music styles, world music, blues and popular music styles such as pop, electronic dance music and filmi. Singing arranged or improvised, it may be done as a form of religious devotion, as a hobby, as a source of pleasure, comfort or ritual, as part of music education or as a profession. Excellence in singing requires time, dedication and regular practice.
If practice is done on a regular basis the sounds can become more clear and strong. Professional singers build their careers around one specific musical genre, such as classical or rock, although there are singers with crossover success, they take voice training provided by voice teachers or vocal coaches throughout their careers. In its physical aspect, singing has a well-defined technique that depends on the use of the lungs, which act as an air supply or bellows. Though these four mechanisms function independently, they are coordinated in the establishment of a vocal technique and are made to interact upon one another. During passive breathing, air is inhaled with the diaphragm while exhalation occurs without any effort. Exhalation may be aided by lower pelvis/pelvic muscles. Inhalation is aided by use of external intercostals and sternocleidomastoid muscles; the pitch is altered with the vocal cords. With the lips closed, this is called humming; the sound of each individual's singing voice is unique not only because of the actual shape and size of an individual's vocal cords but due to the size and shape of the rest of that person's body.
Humans have vocal folds which can loosen, tighten, or change their thickness, over which breath can be transferred at varying pressures. The shape of the chest and neck, the position of the tongue, the tightness of otherwise unrelated muscles can be altered. Any one of these actions results in a change in pitch, timbre, or tone of the sound produced. Sound resonates within different parts of the body and an individual's size and bone structure can affect the sound produced by an individual. Singers can learn to project sound in certain ways so that it resonates better within their vocal tract; this is known as vocal resonation. Another major influence on vocal sound and production is the function of the larynx which people can manipulate in different ways to produce different sounds; these different kinds of laryngeal function are described as different kinds of vocal registers. The primary method for singers to accomplish this is through the use of the Singer's Formant, it has been shown that a more powerful voice may be achieved with a fatter and fluid-like vocal fold mucosa.
The more pliable the mucosa, the more efficient the transfer of energy from the airflow to the vocal folds. Vocal registration refers to the system of vocal registers within the voice. A register in the voice is a particular series of tones, produced in the same vibratory pattern of the vocal folds, possessing the same quality. Registers originate in laryngeal function, they occur. Each of these vibratory patterns appears within a particular range of pitches and produces certain characteristic sounds; the occurrence of registers has been attributed to effects of the acoustic interaction between the vocal fold oscillation and the vocal tract. The term "register" can be somewhat confusing; the term register can be used to refer to any of the following: A particular part of the vocal range such as the upper, middle, or lower registers. A resonance area such as chest voice or head voice. A phonatory process A certain vocal timbre or vocal "color" A region of the voice, defined or delimited by vocal breaks.
In linguistics, a register language is a language which combines tone and vowel phonation into a single phonological system. Within speech pathology, the term vocal register has three constituent elements: a certain vibratory pattern of the vocal folds, a certain series of pitches, a certain type of sound. Speech pathologists identify four vocal registers based on the physiology of laryngeal function: the vocal fry register, the modal register, the falsetto register, the whistle register; this view is adopted by many vocal pedagogues. Vocal resonation is the process by which the basic product of phonation is en
Straylight Run is an emo band based in Baldwin, New York. The band has released two albums, Straylight Run and The Needles the Space, as well as three EPs, Prepare to Be Wrong, About Time, Un Mas Dos. In 2010, the band announced that they would be going on indefinite hiatus, but might reunite in the future. Two of the members, John Nolan and Shaun Cooper, are in Taking Back Sunday; when he was still a member of Taking Back Sunday, John Nolan wrote several songs that he didn't feel would go well with the band. After their departure and Shaun Cooper recorded several demos with Taking Back Sunday drummer Mark O'Connell; the band began to take its present form when drummer Will Noon was invited to join after his former band, Breaking Pangaea, broke up. Breaking Pangaea's former lead singer was Fred Mascherino, who took Nolan's place in Taking Back Sunday. Shortly thereafter, John's sister, Michelle DaRosa, joined Straylight Run; the band gained popularity after posting six demo songs for free download on their official site.
By September of that year, they were playing to sold-out crowds in various cities in the Northeastern United States. The band's name was taken from the final section of William Gibson's cyberpunk science-fiction novel Neuromancer. Due to John's and Shaun's involvement in their previous band, they were bound by contract to release an album under Victory Records, they began to record their first album in April 2004 and released their self-titled debut album Straylight Run on October 12, 2004 after a one-month postponement. The album sold over 11,000 copies in the first week, made the Billboard Top 100 Albums list; the album featured Nate Ruess, former lead singer of The Format and current frontman of the indie-pop group fun. on the song "It's For the Best". In late 2005, the band toured with Simple Plan. On October 4, 2005 the band released their second record in the form of the Prepare to Be Wrong EP; the CD comprised a cover of Bob Dylan's "With God on Our Side" and 3 new songs. The CD ended their contract with Victory Records.
Plans for a live DVD were shelved. On June 19, 2007 the band released their second album, The Needles the Space, under Universal Records. On December 8, 2007 the band was dropped from Universal Records; the band toured in support of Bayside in February and early March, 2008. The band toured in support of The Used on the inaugural Get a Life Tour from March 31 through May 11, 2008. On June 3, 2008 Michelle DaRosa announced that she would be leaving Straylight Run to pursue a solo career. In her MySpace message, she left the door open to rejoining the band at some future time. In late 2008, DaRosa formed the band Destry which featureed Sam Means of the indie rock group The Format, as well as Shaun Cooper from Straylight Run. On June 10, 2008 the band entered the studio for pre-production on their next CD, an EP entitled Un Mas Dos. While the band made the three songs available on the EP available in streaming format through MySpace and other means, began selling digital download cards at its tour beginning September 9, 2008, on September 16, 2008 the band released the album in a digital format.
A vinyl format is available. After two tours in late 2008, the band played at the Soundwave Festivals in Australia in February and March 2009, as well as two shows with Minus the Bear; the band planned to do further recording, towards another EP. In May and June, the band went on tour with Good Old War. In February 2010, Straylight Run announced they were going on an indefinite hiatus due to financial complications. John Nolan stated that he would continue his solo act, was not against the idea of returning to Straylight Run. Shaun Cooper wrote a blog saying that he was retiring from touring, thanking Straylight Run and thanking Taking Back Sunday and saying he is proud of the work and success they have accomplished. On March 31, 2010 it was confirmed that John Nolan and Shaun Cooper had returned to Taking Back Sunday. On June 4, 2011, Nolan and Cooper teamed up with Taking Back Sunday drummer Mark O'Connell to play a show at Rogue Live Studios in Hicksville, NY, with their set featuring six Straylight Run songs.
Nolan pointed out before the last song of the set, "Existentialism on Prom Night," that O'Connell was a member of Straylight Run for a brief time at its inception, before choosing to remain with Taking Back Sunday. Will Noon is the touring and performing drummer for the band fun, he performed with them at the 2013 Grammy Awards Ceremony as well as their performance on Saturday Night Live Timeline Straylight Run The Needles the Space Prepare to Be Wrong 3 Track EP Un Mas Dos About Time Demo "It’s Everybody’s Fault But Mine" "Existentialism on Prom Night" "A Slow Descent" "It’s For The Best" "Mistakes We Knew We Were Making" "The Tension and the Terror" 2004 "Existentialism on Prom Night" 2005 "Hands in the Sky" 2007 "Soon We'll Be Living in the Future" 2007 "Still Alone" 2004 "Existentialism on Prom Night" 2005 "Hands in the Sky" 2007 "Buttoned Down" 2007 "Soon We'll Be Living in the Future" 2007 "How Do I Fix My Head" 2007 "The Miracle That Never Came" 2009 "Wait and Watch" The track "Hands In The Sky" was featured in the Sons of Anarchy season two episode "The Culling".
The track "Existentialism on Prom Night" was f