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The Tragically Hip

The Tragically Hip referred to as The Hip, were a Canadian rock band from Kingston, consisting of vocalist Gord Downie, guitarist Paul Langlois, guitarist Rob Baker, bassist Gord Sinclair, drummer Johnny Fay. They released 13 studio albums, two live albums, one EP, over 50 singles over a 33-year career. Nine of their albums have reached No. 1 on the Canadian charts. They have received numerous Canadian music awards, including 16 Juno Awards. Between 1996 and 2016, The Tragically Hip were the best-selling Canadian band in Canada and the fourth best-selling Canadian artist overall in Canada. Following Downie's diagnosis with terminal brain cancer in 2015, the band undertook a tour of Canada in support of their thirteenth album Man Machine Poem; the tour's final concert, which would be the band's last show, was held at the Rogers K-Rock Centre in Kingston on August 20, 2016, broadcast globally by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a cross-platform television and internet streaming special.

After Downie died on October 17, 2017, the band announced in July 2018 that the Tragically Hip name would be retired. The Tragically Hip formed in 1984 in Ontario. Gord Sinclair and Rob Baker were students at Kingston Collegiate and had performed together at the KCVI Variety Show as the Rodents. Baker and Sinclair joined with Downie and Fay in 1984 and began playing gigs around Kingston with some memorable stints at Clark Hall Pub and Alfie's, student bars on Queen's University campus. Guitarist Paul Langlois joined in 1986, they took their name from a skit in the Michael Nesmith movie Elephant Parts. By the mid-1980s they performed in small music venues across Ontario until being seen by then-MCA Vice President Bruce Dickinson at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, they were signed to a long-term record deal with MCA, recorded the EP The Tragically Hip. The album produced two singles, "Small Town Bring-Down" and "Highway Girl", they followed up with 1989's Up to Here. This album produced four singles, "Blow at High Dough", "New Orleans Is Sinking", "Boots or Hearts", "38 Years Old".

All four of these songs found extensive rotation on modern rock radio play lists in Canada. Road Apples followed in 1991, reaching No. 1 on Canadian record charts. During the Road Apples tour, Downie became recognized for ranting and telling fictional stories during songs such as "Highway Girl" and "New Orleans Is Sinking"; the sound on these first two full-length albums is sometimes characterized as "blues-tinged," although there are definite acoustic punctuations throughout both discs. Although the band failed to achieve significant international success with these first two albums, their sales and dominance of modern rock radio in Canada gave them license to subsequently explore their sound; the Hip released another album, Fully Completely in 1992, which produced the singles "Locked in the Trunk of a Car", "Courage", "At the Hundredth Meridian" and three others. The sound on this album displayed less of a blues influence than previous albums; the Hip created and headlined the first Another Roadside Attraction tour at this time, both to act as a vehicle for their touring, to promote other Canadian acts.

Many songs from Day For Night were first performed prior to their release during the 1993 Another Roadside Attraction Tour. "Nautical Disaster" was played in the middle of "New Orleans Is Sinking", an early version of "Thugs" was tested, Downie sang lyrics from many other Day For Night songs, such as "Grace, Too", "Scared", "Emergency", during this tour. Day for Night was released in 1994, producing six singles, including "Nautical Disaster" and "Grace, Too". Trouble at the Henhouse followed in 1996, producing five singles starting with "Ahead by a Century", which reached number one on the RPM Canadian singles chart on 24 June and became their most successful single in their home country. "Butts Wigglin", the fifth single from Henhouse appeared on the soundtrack to the Kids in the Hall movie Brain Candy. The live album Live Between Us was recorded on the subsequent tour at Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan; the band developed a unique ethos, leaving behind its earlier blues influence. Downie's vocal style changed while the band experimented with song structures and chord progressions.

Songs explored the themes of Canadian geography and history and land, all motifs that became associated with the Hip. While Fully Completely began an exploration of deeper themes, many critics consider Day for Night to be the Hip's artistry most realized; the sound here is called "enigmatic" and "dark", while critic MacKenzie Wilson praises "the poignancy of Downie's minimalism."On the follow-up tour for this album, the band made its only appearance on Saturday Night Live, thanks in large part to the finagling of fellow Canadian and Kingston-area resident Dan Aykroyd, who appeared on the show just to introduce them. Aykroyd, a fan of the band, had lobbied SNL showrunner Lorne Michaels to book them as a musical guest; the band's performance on the show was one of their highest profile media appearances in the United States. In July 1996, the Hip headlined Edenfest; the three-day concert took place at Mosport Park, in Bowmanville, Canada, just a few months after the LP Trouble at the Henhouse was released.

The concert sold over 70,000 tickets total and was attended by an estimated 20,000 additional people who gained access to the concert site after the outside security broke down. In 1998, the band released their seventh full-length album, Phantom Power, wh

Blue Springs, Missouri

Blue Springs is a city located in the U. S. state of Missouri within Jackson County. Blue Springs is located 19 miles east of downtown Kansas City and is the 9th largest city in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area; as of the 2010 United States Census the population was 52,575, tying it for 10th largest city in the state of Missouri with St. Peters. Blue Springs’ history is tied to the migration of settlers on their westward journey. Pioneers found the area to be an ideal stopover due to the abundance of cool, clean water from a spring of the Little Blue River—hence the name Blue Springs; the presence of water and a need for pioneer supplies led to the construction of a grist mill and permanent settlement at the current site of the City's Burrus Old Mill Park on Woods Chapel Road. The Jackson County Court granted the incorporation of Blue Springs on September 7, 1880, making the City the fourth settlement in the county to be incorporated. An early settler, Franklin Smith, arrived in Blue Springs from Virginia in 1838 and became a leading figure in the community's development.

He established the first post office in 1845. The settlement continued to grow near the springs until 1878, when the Chicago and Alton Railroad announced plans to build a station about one mile east of the original settlement. To take advantage of the commerce the railroad would bring, the town moved its center to the site of the new station and continued its development as a rural trading center; the Chicago & Alton Hotel built in 1878, located on Main Street west of the railroad tracks is the oldest business in the City of Blue Springs. Historical attractions near or in Blue Springs include: Missouri Town 1855, Fort Osage National Historic Landmark, Dillingham-Lewis House Museum, Chicago & Alton Hotel Museum, the Lone Jack Civil War Museum; until 1965, the Blue Springs City Hall was located in a small block building under the old water tower on the northwest corner of 11th and Walnut Streets. City Hall and the water tower were torn down not long after vacating the buildings. From 1965 to 1968, the second City Hall was a metal building located in the 200 block of 11th Street, across the street from the former Blue Springs Post Office.

In 1968 the current City Hall was built at 903 W. Main Street as the Blue Springs Municipal Building; the Blue Springs Municipal Building held the Blue Springs Police Department in the lower level and city hall functions on the main level until 1988, when the Police Department moved to a new police station at 1100 SW Smith Street. The Municipal Building was renamed the Blue Springs City Hall; the June 1911 issue of Technical World magazine published an article claiming that Blue Springs "boasts of possessing the world's champion marble players," and published a picture of a competition. It named George Webb, George Binger and Lynn Pryor as the best. In 2010, CNN/Money Magazine ranked Blue Springs 49th on its list of the 100 Best Places to Live in the United States. On May 24, 2012, Chris Oberholtz and Dave Jordan of KCTV5 reported that several residents had seen strange lights in the evening sky above Blue Springs. 1881 John A. Webb elected first mayor of Blue Springs Term Unknown John K. Dodson Term Unknown D.

C. Herrinton 1910-1918 Benjamin Franklin Boley 1918-1924 Joseph Edward Quinn 1924-1940 R. J. Lowe 1940-1944 J. L. Wells 1944-1948 Hansel Lowe 1948-1950 W. E. Calloway 1950-1952 G. G. "Chief" Garrett 1952-1954 W. C. Hatfield 1954-1955 W. E. Galloway 1955-1956 G. G. "Chief" Garrett 1956-1958 Wilson P. Edmonds 1958-1960 William H. Risler 1960-1962 G. G. "Chief" Garrett 1962-1966 J. O. Jackson 1966-1970 Virgil L. Wills 1970-1978 Dale Baumgardner 1979-1982 Thomas E. Woods 1982-1990 John R. Michael 1990-2004 Gregory Grounds 2004-2008 Steve Steiner 2008–Present Carson Ross Blue Springs is located at 39°1′4″N 94°16′28″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22.35 square miles, of which 22.27 square miles is land and 0.08 square miles is water. As of the census of 2010, there were 52,575 people, 19,522 households, 14,468 families residing in the city; the population density was 2,360.8 inhabitants per square mile. There were 20,643 housing units at an average density of 926.9 per square mile.

The racial makeup of the city was 87.6% White, 6.2% African American, 0.5% Native American, 1.2% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 1.3% from other races, 3.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.0% of the population. There were 19,522 households of which 40.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, 25.9% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.09. The median age in the city was 34.7 years. 27.9% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 51.5 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 48,080 people, 17,286 households, 13,362 families residing in the city; the population density was 2,642.7 people per square mile. There were 17,733 housing units at an average density of 974.7 per square mile.

The racial makeup of the city was

Daniel Denison (colonist)

Daniel Denison was an early settler and political and military leader of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He was the son of an early settler of Roxbury, Massachusetts, he arrived in Roxbury with his parents in 1631 with the "apostle" Puritan Minister John Eliot, on the ship Lyon. Daniel Denison moved away in 1633 to become one of the first settlers of Cambridge, he married the daughter of Massachusetts Governor Thomas Dudley. He became a freeman of Cambridge on April 1, 1634, served on the first Constable's committee to execute land allocation in the establishment of Cambridge, he moved to Ipswich in 1635 to take up leadership responsibilities in the defense of the colony, to develop a career in governance. In Ipswich he was elected deputy to the Massachusetts General Court in 1635–1637 and from 1640 to 1652, he was elected speaker of the General Court in 1649, 1651 and 1652. In 1643 the town of Ipswich granted him 200 acres of land, he was captain of the first train band of Ipswich in 1636. In 1644 he was chosen as the commander of the Essex Regiment of the Massachusetts Militia with the rank of sergeant major.

In 1653 he was appointed as sergeant major general in command of the Massachusetts Militia. In 1654 he was elected as one of the assistants on the Governor's Council and held that office until his death. In May 1658 he was chosen by the General Court to codify the laws of the colony; as payment for this effort, he was granted one quarter of Block Island. In 1660 he was elected as a member of the Artillery Company of Massachusetts, he was elected for a one-year term as the Company's captain in June of the same year. During King Philip's War in 1675 he was the commander of the Massachusetts Militia but was unable to serve in the field due to illness. Major Thomas Savage commanded the militia in his place, he died in Ipswich on September 20, 1682, is buried in the High Street Burial Ground in that town. The Town of Roxbury, Thirty-fourth Report - Boston Records: Its memorable persons and places. Frances S. Drake. Boston: Municipal Printing Company... Proprietors' Records of the Town of Cambridge, 1635-1829..

Cambridge, MA: University Press. Alt Title "The Register Book of the Lands and Houses in the "New Towne" and The Town of Cambridge with the Records of the Proprietors of the Common Lands".. Ipswich in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1633-1700. Waters. Ipswich, MA: The Ipswich Historical Society... History of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts. 1637-1888. Oliver Ayer Roberts. Boston. 1897. Volume 1

James Kerin

James Kerin was an Irish physician, the president of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1833. In 1806 Kerin was indentured to Peter Harkan, obtained the licence of the RCSI in 1813 and he was elected a member in 1815. For many years he acted as surgeon to the General Post Office, in 1836, on the institution of the Irish Constabulary, he was appointed surgeon to that force. Kerin worked at the Dublin General Dispensary; the dispensary had been established in 1785 under the patronage of the Duke of Leinster and Lord Donoughmore, acting as President and Vice-President respectively. It was funded by voluntary subscription. Doctors, unlike the apothecaries in the Dublin dispensaries would not have received pay. Kerin remained at the dispensary for most of his working life and retired from the Dispensary in 1841, he remained as consulting surgeon there until not long before his death. He died from pneumonia, at the Constabulary Barracks, Phoenix Park, on the 17th March, 1848, aged 68. List of presidents of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Andy Irving

Andrew Irving is a Scottish footballer who plays for Heart of Midlothian, as a midfielder. He has played for Berwick Rangers and Falkirk on loan. Irving attended Portobello High School. In June 2017, a member of Heart of Midlothian's Under 20 team, Irving joined Berwick Rangers on loan until January 2018. In all he made 24 appearance for Berwick, scoring twice in all competitions. On his return he made his first team debut for Heart of Midlothian on 24 January 2018, playing from the start in a 3–0 victory against Hamilton Academical at New Douglas Park. In January 2018, Irving signed a new contract, extending his stay at the club until 2020. Irving made his first appearance of the 2018–19 season, as a 65th-minute substitute for Olly Lee in a Scottish League Cup tie with Cove Rangers. Irving's contract extension had not been lodged with the Scottish Football Association, rendering him ineligible to play as his registration had expired on 9 June. An SPFL disciplinary hearing took place on Monday 23 July, as a result of which Hearts were deducted two points from the group stages and fined £10,000, with £8,000 of the fine suspended until the end of the next season.

On 31 July 2018, Irving was loaned to Scottish Championship side Falkirk until January 2019. Irving has represented Scotland at both under-19 level; as of match played 26 October 2019

Chapayev and Void

Chapayev and Pustota, known in the US as Buddha's Little Finger and in the UK as Clay Machine Gun, is a novel by Victor Pelevin first published in 1996. A film adaption, Buddha's Little Finger by Tony Pemberton, was released in 2015; the novel is written as a first-person narrative of Pyotr Pustota and in the introduction to this book it is claimed that unlike Dmitriy Furmanov's book Chapayev, this book is the truth. The book is set in two different times -- in modern Russia. In the post-revolutionary period, Pyotr Pustota is a poet who has fled from Saint Petersburg to Moscow and who takes up the identity of a Soviet political commissar and meets a strange man named Vasily Chapayev, some sort of an army commander, he spends his days drinking samogon, taking drugs and talking about the meaning of life with Chapayev. Every night Pustota has nightmares about him being locked up in a psychiatric hospital because of his beliefs of being a poet from the beginning of the century, he shares the room in the hospital with three other men, each with his individual form of fake identity.

Until the end of the book it isn't clear, which of Pyotr's identities is the real one and whether there is such a thing as a real identity at all. Pyotr is an unpolitical monarchist poet, fleeing from the authorities. After murdering his former schoolmate chekist commander von Ernen he takes up von Ernen's checkist name Fanerny. Apartment he meets Chapayev and after a revolutionary performance which Pyotr does in a cabaret as Fanerny he is approached by Chapayev. Chapayev tells him that Pyotr is transferred to the Asian Cavalry division, commanded by Chapayev. Everything that happens to him after boarding a train with Chapayev and his niece Anna is lost from Pyotr's memory after an injury he suffers in battle, he learns from other characters that he had become close with Chapayev and had found answers to many questions. Pyotr falls in love with Anna who doesn't seem to find him interesting, he spends much time talking to Chapayev, trying to explain the illusionary nature of the world to Pyotr.

Pyotr's character is based on Pyotr Semenovich Isayev, Chapayev's assistant in real life. In modern Russia Pyotr wakes up in a psychiatric hospital and has only Pyotr's memories from the times of the revolution. From his case in the hospital he learns to know that he has had psychological pathologies since the age of fourteen. Semen Serdyuk is an inmate of the 17th psychiatric hospital, he claims that he has been put in the hospital after a misunderstanding he had with some policeman over the illusionarity of the world while lying drunk in some basement. When he is put in a state similar to hypnosis he tells a different story - about himself applying for work in a Japanese firm and performing seppuku when the company that has hired him becomes a subject of a hostile takeover by an archrival company. Vladimir Volodin is Pyotr's fellow inmate, he and his two friends had consumed numerous psychedelic mushrooms, which took them to a Valhalla-like place ruled by Baron Sternberg. Maria or Simply Maria is another roommate of Pyotr's in the psychiatric hospital.

After a head injury he has taken up the identity of "Simply Maria" - a character played by Victoria Ruffo in the soap opera Simplemente María, popular in Russia in the 1990s. In his hallucinations he is a manly woman who meets Arnold Schwarzenegger and after flying together with him on a military airplane through Moscow Maria is hit by the Ostankino Tower, his fantasies are full of phallic symbols. Text on V. Pelevin web-site Bibliographic information