"A Song for a Son" is a 2009 song by the alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. It was the first track released from Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, Vol. 1: Songs for a Sailor from the band's 8th album Teargarden by Kaleidyscope. The song contains an extended guitar solo, inspired by Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page, recorded live by Billy Corgan. Written on an acoustic guitar, Corgan left the meaning of the song vague, but realized it has a lot to do with his relationship with his father. Corgan consciously set the song in 1975, the year he started listening to rock music, considering Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, UFO, Rainbow influences on the sound. Rolling Stone, after the release of "A Song for a Son" wrote, "Nothing in Corgan’s prolific recording history could have prepared us for the over five minutes of classic rock, “A Song for a Son,” which starts off with a “Stairway to Heaven”-esque riff before exploding into the rest of ZoSo’s touchstones... If “A Song for a Son” is any indication of what we can expect from'Billy', each EP will be the length of Exile on Main Street".
Ryan Dombal of the online magazine Pitchfork Media described "A Song for a Son" "an epic" saying that "There's a contemplative intro, a shredding solo, plenty of classic rock panache in between". Matthew Perpetua of Pitchfork gave the song a 2 out of 10, saying the song "is not awful so much as it is bloated and dreary, it has all the signifiers of a big, serious art-rock ballad, but there's nothing to it but empty gestures."The song was reviewed by About.com's Tim Grierson, who calls Corgan "charitable with Teargarden by Kaleidyscope": "Led by a stately piano figure reminiscent of Adore, "A Song for a Son" introduces electric guitars into the mix, climaxing with an ecstatic solo. Overall, it's a moody, vaguely psychedelic number that's a promising start to this ambitious and awesome album. MusiciansMike Byrne – drums Billy Corgan – vocals, keyboards, production Mark Tulin – bass guitarTechnical personnelKerry Brown – production Stephen Marcussen – mastering Bjorn Thorsrud – production, engineering
Love in E-Flat is a 1967 comedy play by Norman Krasna. Teacher Amy is having an affair with intern Howard, he is bugs her apartment with a listening attack. In August 1966 it was announced; the producer said he selected it over 500 other plays and liked that it was not concerned with the theatre of the absurd, the theatre of cruelty or theatre of sexual deviation. The following month George Seaton signed to direct. By November Hal Buckley and Kathleen Nolan were cast, it opened February 13, 1967. "It's mild" said Walter Kerr of the New York Times. "It's full of mild people... it's discrete about its jokes... polite, placid."The play closed March 4, 1967 after 24 performances. The play went to Los Angeles in 1969. Elke Sommer appeared in a 1972 production in Chicago; the Los Angeles Times called a 1975 production "pleasant, rather bland." In September 1970 Lawrence Kasha hired Krasna to write a script. However no movie resulted. Love in E-Flat at the Internet Broadway Database Love in E Flat at Playbill
American Dust is an independent record label operated out of Oakland, California. Notable artists to have released records on American Dust include Department of Eagles, Port O'Brien and Awesome Color. In September 2009 the label released the Judee Sill tribute album Crayon Angel: A Tribute to the Music of Judee Sill, featuring covers of Sill's songs by Beth Orton, Bill Callahan, Ron Sexsmith, Daniel Rossen, Marissa Nadler and Meg Baird, among others. Official website Pitchfork announcement of Judee Sill tribute album
Eden is a Dark Wave band, formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1987, by Sean Bowley, Pieter Bourke and Ross Healy. Eden's first gig was at the Baden Powell Hotel, they soon performed at other pubs in Melbourne's alternative music scene. In 1990 they issued their debut five-track extended play, The Light Between Worlds, on the Scottish label Nightshift Records; the lead track, "Shallow Mists", was co-written by Bourke and Healy. They released a single, "Searching for Angels Hands", which broadened their audience by a performance on national pop music TV series, Countdown Revolution; the single was co-written by Bourke and Healy. In 1992 Eden released a full-length studio album, Gateway to the Mysteries, on the English label Third Mind Records and in Australia on Elysium Records via Shock Records. Bourke's last recorded output with Eden was a six-track EP, released in 1993 on Projekt Records. Drummer Peter Barrett, keyboardist Paul Machlis and bassist Ewan McArthur joined Eden for their second studio album Fire & Rain, released in 1995.
Allmusic's Ned Raggett found the new line-up's music to be "a less eclectic but no less intriguing sonic palette, extending the goth/psych tendencies of Bowley's particular muse to their logical conclusions." Eden re-formed in 2015 in Melbourne and once again established themselves as regular performers in the alternative scene. The distinctive Eden sound, this iteration delivered by a lineup comprising Sean Bowley (6 & 12 string guitars, Matthew Sigley, Andrew Kutzer culminated in the release of'The Edge of Winter' LP in June 2017 at Wave-Gotik-Treffen in Leipzig, Germany where Eden performed with a showcase of bands including The Mission, Skinny Puppy and She Past Away http://www.wave-gotik-treffen.de/english/bands.php. Since 2018, core members of Eden have comprised Anthony Cornish; the EDEN-REVENANT synergy forms the core of a continually evolving Eden. In May 2020 Eden release their new LP'East of the Stars'. Eden will launch the album with a performance at Wave-Gotik-Treffen 2020 in Germany.
The Last Ringbearer is a 1999 fantasy book by Russian author Kirill Eskov. It is an alternative account of, an informal sequel to, the events of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Eskov bases his novel on the premise that the Tolkien account is a "history written by the victors". Eskov's version of the story describes Mordor as a peaceful constitutional monarchy on the verge of an industrial revolution, that poses a threat to the war-mongering and imperialistic faction represented by Gandalf and the racist elves. For example, Barad-dûr, Sauron's citadel, appears in chapter 2 as...that amazing city of alchemists and poets and astronomers, philosophers and physicians, the heart of the only civilization in Middle-earth to bet on rational knowledge and bravely pitch its adolescent technology against ancient magic. The shining tower of the Barad-dûr citadel rose over the plains of Mordor as high as Orodruin like a monument to Man – free Man who had politely but declined the guardianship of the Dwellers on High and started living by his own reason.
It was a challenge to the bone-headed aggressive West, still picking lice in its log ‘castles’ to the monotonous chanting of scalds extolling the wonders of never-existing Númenor. The tale begins by recapping the War of the Ring; the Ring itself is a luxurious ornament, but powerless, crafted by the Nazgûl to distract Gandalf and the Elves while Mordor built up its army. Aragorn is portrayed as a puppet of the Elves, instructed to usurp the throne of Gondor by murdering Boromir before Gandalf removes Denethor. Arwen, being 3000 years older, holds Aragorn in contempt but uses their marriage to cement Elvish rule over Gondor. Faramir has been exiled to Ithilien; the Elves have corrupted the youth of Umbar, which they aim to use as a foothold into Harad and Khand. After defeating the Mordorian army, the Elves enter Mordor to massacre civilians with the help of Men from the East to eliminate the "educated" classes. Two Orc soldiers, the medic Haladdin and Sergeant Tzerlag, are fleeing the battle plain.
They rescue Tangorn, a Gondorian noble, left buried in the desert for attempting to stop one of the massacres. They locate the mercenaries and kill the Elf, taking his possessions; the last of the Nazgûl, Sharya-Rana, visits Haladdin and explains that the physical world, Arda, is linked to the magical world from which the elves came, by the power of Galadriel's Mirror in Lórien and the palantíri. Haladdin is given the task of destroying the Mirror in order to separate the worlds and complete the goal of making men free. Haladdin is chosen as he is a rare individual in whom there is no magic, has a tendency to behave irrationally, for example joining the Mordorian army as a medic to impress his girlfriend and dying as a result, instead of putting his talents to better use at home in the university. While the Nazgûl cannot foresee how the quest is to be completed, he is able to provide Haladdin with useful information, including the current location of the palantíri. An elaborate plan is devised which involves the forging of a letter from Eloar by a Mordorian handwriting expert.
Tangorn manages to arrange a meeting with the Elves in Umbar, while evading Gondor's efforts to eliminate him. He is killed, which convinces the Elves to pass his message on to Eloar's mother, Eornis, a member of the ruling hierarchy of Lórien, she is led to believe. A palantir is dropped into Lórien by a Mordorian researcher developing flight-based weapons, Eornis is instructed to bring the palantír to Galadriel's Mirror; this is supposed to prove that she is in Lórien, whereupon she will be allowed to communicate with Eloar. At the appointed time, Haladdin brings another palantír to Mount Doom. Gandalf figures out his plan and, concerned that magic will be banished from Middle-Earth, casts a remote spell on the palantír to turn its user into stone, but this has no effect. Saruman, despite opposing Gandalf's methods, believes that Sharya-Rana's hypothesis about the relationship between the magical and physical worlds is incorrect and attempts to reason with Haladdin. However, Tzerlag begins to turn into stone.
In a bout of irrationality, Haladdin decides to drop the palantír into Orodruin because Saruman is unable to reverse Gandalf's spell. This causes the Eternal Fire to be transmitted to the other palantíri and the Mirror, destroying them and the magic of the Elves. Haladdin goes into self-imposed exile and Tzerlag's descendants pass on the story orally, although the historical record contains Aragorn's version of events. Although despised by the Gondorian aristocracy, Aragorn finds favor with the people as his policies result in an "economic miracle" and after his death, the throne reverts to the "rightful" king Faramir; the Elves end their occupation of Mordor and leave Middle-Earth, which enters the industrial age. Though translated into several languages, the book has not had a commercial release in English. Several English-language publishing houses have considered undertaking a translation, but each has abandoned its plans due to the potential of litigation from the Tolkien estate, which has a history of