Tetsuya Komuro is a retired Japanese musician, singer-songwriter and record producer. He is recognized as the most successful producer in Japanese music history and introduced dance music to the Japanese mainstream, he was a former owner of the disco Velfarre located in Roppongi, Tokyo. He is regarded as one of the most influential figures in pop throughout the 1990s. In the Oricon singles chart of April 15, 1996, he monopolized all the top 5 positions as the songwriter and producer, a world record. In 1995, he monopolized all top 3 positions of the copyright distribution rankings for the JASRAC Award, a record in Japan's music history. At his peak as a record producer the artists he predominantly produced for came to be known as TK Family and at one time included Namie Amuro, hitomi, TRF, Tomomi Kahala and Ami Suzuki amongst others; as of 2008, records produced by him had sold more than 170 million copies in Japan. Total sales of the singles he has written exceed 42 million copies, making him the fourth best-selling lyricist in Japan.
His career started as a keyboardist for Speedway in 1979. In 1984, he created the TM Network with Naoto Kine. A year in 1985, his first solo work was the soundtrack Vampire Hunter D for the anime movie Vampire Hunter D, his band, TM Network, did the closing credits song "Your Song", he subsequently composed other soundtracks such as Seven Days War. As a solo singer, Komuro released singles "Running to Horizon" and "Gravity of Love" in 1989. "Running to Horizon" topped the Oricon charts. "Gravity of Love" topped the Oricon charts, beating out Seiko Matsuda's "Precious Heart". In 1989 and 1990, Komuro collaborated with Warren Cuccurullo; as a composer and producer, Komuro wrote a song "My Revolution" for Misato Watanabe. The song received the Golden Award at 28th Japan Record Awards in 1986. TM Network released single "The Point of Lovers' Night" on July 7, 1990; the single topped the Oricon weekly charts, beating out Wink's single "Yoru ni Hagurete". TM Network changed its name to TMN in 1990. In 1991, he collaborated with X Japan drummer and pianist Yoshiki as V2.
TMN disbanded in 1994. By the early 1990s, Komuro was spending much of his time writing songs for and producing many other musicians and bands, he was an early pioneer of dance music in Japan, came to stardom in the 1990s as producer with a long string of hits with artists such as TRF, Tomomi Kahala, Namie Amuro, Ami Suzuki, Ryoko Shinohara and H Jungle with t. In 1994, he composed the musical score to the Japanese anime film Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie, based on the Capcom video game. Ryoko Shinohara sang the theme song of the anime film, "Itoshisato Setsunasato Kokorozuyosato", with Tetsuya Komuro; the single of the theme song was released on July 21, 1994. In total, the single "Itoshisato Setsunasato Kokorozuyosato" sold over two million copies on the Oricon charts; this score was removed from the US release of the film. He was helped in this task by the mix engineers Pete Hammond and Dave Ford. Both were working for PWL, the home of the British producing team Stock Aitken Waterman.
Not only that, "TK" is credited for the rise to fame of Daisuke Asakura, a popular Japanese composer and music producer who began his major musical career as a backup keyboardist for TM Network. Asakura is reported to view Komuro as his "Sensei" or "Teacher". In 1997, he started his overseas career with the remix of the theme music for the soundtrack to the 1997 American film Speed 2: Cruise Control, which Japanese MMA Legend Kazushi Sakuraba and English pro wrestler Johnny Smith adopted as their entrance music. Komuro released albums as a solo singer or musician and was involved in the bands Globe, Kiss Destination and Gaball. On December 31, 1998, his band Globe's song "Wanna Be A Dreammaker" received the grand prix award at the 40th edition of Japan Record Award. In 1999, Komuro and Kine reunited under their old name of TM Network, remain active to this day. Komuro worked in collaboration with French keyboardist Jean Michel Jarre from 1998 to 2001; the duet wrote the theme song for the 1998 FIFA World Cup Together Now as well as several other tracks and remixes.
He and Jarre performed a concert on beaches in Okinawa on January 1, 2001. On November 4, 2008, Komuro was arrested and charged with fraud, for taking ¥500,000,000 in exchange for a promise to sell to a Hyōgo-based investor the copyright to his songs, which he had sold to somebody else, he planned to use the money to pay a portion of his ex-wife's alimony. He admitted the fraud at his trial in January 2009. In March 2009, Matsuura Masato, president of the Avex Group Holdings, recovered the losses for the plaintiff, paid him extra ¥100 million in compensation and a further ¥48 million in delay damages. Matsuura stated that Komuro will work at Avex in a company position directly under his control. On May 11, 2009, Komuro received a suspended three-year prison sentence. According to the sentencing judge, Komuro's acceptance of responsibility and the fact that restitution had been made influenced the final sentence, further went on to state that no good to society would come from Komuro's imprisonment.
At the Avex Group Holdings' concert tour a-nation 2009, Komuro made a surprise appearance on August 22, 2009. He played a medley of his hit songs at the piano and reunited on stage with his fellow members of the J-pop group globe, Marc Panther and his wife Keiko. Komuro composed AAA's double A-side single "Aitai Riyū/Dream After Dream"; the single was released on M
Gloryhole is the third studio album by Texas noise rock band Ed Hall, released in April 1992 by Trance Syndicate. Gloryhole was the last Ed Hall album to feature drummer Kevin Whitley, playing with the band since 1987, he was replaced by Lyman Hardy, friends with the band since 1989, shortly before tour in support of Glory commenced. Ed Hall had released two albums and Love Poke Here, on Berkley-based label Boner Records; the band caught the attention of drummer King Coffey, who decided to adopt them to his label Trance Syndicate based the strength of their live performances in opening for the Butthole Surfers' 1991 North American tour. The band recorded Gloryhole at Butch Vig's Smart Studios in Madison and marked their first time recording outside their hometown of Austin. While the band was relieved to be spending less on the process were forced to complete mixing the album themselves as Vig, who had previous commitments with Nirvana, was unable to complete the process himself. Larry Strub said he was more pleased with the resulting music than on any of the group's previous releases, saying "I think it's our best album.
Most albums you can pick out one or two that you wind up not liking, but on this, I like everything." All tracks are written by Larry Strub and Kevin Whitley. Adapted from the Gloryhole liner notes
St Mary's Church is a historic Anglican church in the hamlet of Akenham, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building, is under the care of The Churches Conservation Trust, it stands in an isolated position in fields 3 miles north of Ipswich. The church dates from the medieval period, the earliest fabric dating from the late 13th century; the tower was built during the next century, more additions and alteration followed in the 15th century. The south chapel was added in the 16th century; the church was restored in the middle of the 19th century. During the second world war, in 1940, it was damaged by a mine dropped from a German bomber, it remained derelict until it was restored by local people assisted by the Friends of Friendless Churches in the 1960s. The church was declared redundant in 1976, vested in the Redundant Churches Fund, the forerunner of the Churches Conservation Trust. St Mary's is constructed in flint with limestone dressings.
The wall of the chancel is rendered. The chapel is in brick; the nave and chancel have tiled roofs, the chapel is slated. The plan of the church consists of a nave, a chancel, a southwest tower incorporating a porch, a south chapel. In the north wall of the nave is a slit window in Norman style; the south wall of the chancel contains two lancet windows and a pointed doorway, all in late 13th-century style, in the north wall is a 14th-century square-headed window. The tower has a north doorway leading into the porch, over this is a lancet window; the bell openings are louvred. The parapet is battlemented, has lion-headed gargoyles; the south window in the chapel has three lights. Inside the church is a 15th-century limestone font, it is octagonal and carved with tracery. In the south chapel is a re-set medieval piscina. In the churchyard to the north of the church is the gravestone of Joseph Ramsey, who died in 1878 aged two years, he was the unbaptised child of a nonconformist family. His burial in a Church of England churchyard led to a legal trial, as a result a change in funeral practices following the Burial Law Reform Act.
List of churches preserved by the Churches Conservation Trust in the East of England
Edward Wile Maibach is a professor at George Mason University who works on public health and climate change communication. Maibach received a B. A. in social psychology from the University of California at San Diego, a M. P. H from San Diego State University and a Ph. D. in communication research from Stanford University. Before joining the faculty at George Mason, Maibach was the associate director of the National Cancer Institute, Worldwide Director of Social Marketing at Porter Novelli and a professor of Public Health at Emory University. Since 2010, he has been a Distinguished Professor of Communication at and Director of the Center for Climate Change Communication at GMU; as of 2018 Maibach had published around 80 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on public health and climate change communication. His edited book Designing Health Messages was published by Sage in 1995. Between 2011 and 2014, Maibach co-chaired the Engagement and Communication Working Group of the National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee.
"Video: Edward Maibach on the Sticky Problem of Misinformation". Psychological Science. September 21, 2012. GMU Faculty page
Den sjunde vågen is the second studio album by Swedish singer-songwriter Marie Fredriksson released on 17 February 1986 on LP and Cassette by EMI Sweden, with a CD release following on 29 October 1986. The album was a commercial success upon release, peaking at number six and spending three months on the Swedish Albums Chart. "Den bästa dagen" and "Silver i din hand" preceded the album as single releases: the b-sides from these singles served as bonus tracks when the record was issued on CD. The album was remastered and reissued in 2002 as part of Fredriksson's 24-bit HDCD box set, Kärlekens guld; this edition included Fredriksson's unreleased recording of "Det finns så mycket man inte känner till" as a bonus track, a version of, released as a single in 1988 by Swedish pop singer Anna Book. Marie Fredriksson and her then-boyfriend, producer Lars-Göran "Lasse" Lindbom, wrote the majority of songs found on Den sjunde vågen while on vacation in the Canary Islands in the summer of 1985. During the vacation, Fredriksson finished reading Henri Charrière's autobiographical novel Papillon, the plot of which inspired the album's title.
The couple returned to Sweden to record the album at EMI Studios in Stockholm between June and September 1985. It was recorded with a predominantly new group of musicians. Fredriksson and Gessle would go on to form pop duo Roxette in 1986; the album was preceded by the release of two singles in Sweden: "Den bästa dagen" on 4 October 1985 and "Silver i din hand" on 8 January 1986, both of which failed to chart. Despite this, the album was an immediate commercial success upon release, spending over three months on the Swedish Album Chart, where it peaked at number six on its third week. Upon release, multiple Swedish journalists commented that Den sjunde vågen was "just another divorce album", as Fredriksson and Lindbom ended their romantic relationship partway through its recording. However, Fredriksson denied this, saying that only one song on the album, "När du såg på mej" – which features Lindbom as a co-lead vocalist – relates to the disintegration of their relationship; the record was promoted by Fredriksson's second solo tour, which began on 28 February 1986 and was scheduled to run until 30 April, although it was extended until the end of May due to high ticket sales.
Over the course of the tour, two songs from the album – the title track and "Mot okända hav" – became top ten hits on Svensktoppen, Sweden's airplay-based chart. In July, she was a featured performer on the inaugural edition of the "Badrock Tour"; this two-week festival was founded by former Blue Swede vocalist Björn Skifs, took place at the Borgholm Castle ruin on the Swedish Baltic Sea island of Öland. Roxette's debut studio album, Pearls of Passion, was released on 31 October 1986; the success of the album in her home country led to Fredriksson winning her first Rockbjörnen award in 1986, for Best Swedish Female. She would go on to win the award a total of four times: the most of any artist in the awards' history. All songs written except where noted. Credits adapted from the liner notes of Den sjunde vågen. Musicians Marie Fredriksson – vocals and recorder Per Andersson – backing vocals and drums Staffan Astner – guitars Richard "Ricky" Johansson – bass guitar and electric upright bass Leif Larson – piano and synthesizer Lars-Göran "Lasse" Lindbom – lead vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitar and productionAdditional musicians Marianne Flynner – backing vocals Henrik Janson – guitar and synthesizer Jan "Nane" Kvillsäter – electric and acoustic guitars Tove Naess – backing vocals Tommy Nilsson – backing vocals Mikael Rickfors – backing vocals Reg Ward – saxophone Basse Wickman – backing vocals Technical personnel Kjell Andersson – sleeve design Calle Bengtsson – photography Björn Boström – engineering
Homalopoma tapparonei is a species of small sea snail with calcareous opercula, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Colloniidae. The small, turbiniform shell grows to a height of 3 mm, it is thick. The short spire is obtuse; the apex is mammillated. The shell contains four whorls; the first two are smooth and rapidly increasing. The remainder are convex, they are ornamented with spiral cords. These ridges are costiform, regular, as wide as the interstices, ornamented with blood-red spots; these spots are here and there interrupted, sometimes disposed in nearly regular series parallel with the axis, more obscure on the posterior part of the body whorl. The white interstices between the ridges are sulciform; the body whorl is more produced than the spire, quite inflated. It is depressed on the base and umbilicated; the umbilicus is narrow and encircled by a white zone. The rounded aperture is simple; the peristome shows a light thickening. The shell is within white; the simple suture is somewhat impressed.