Daily Archives: April 9, 2012

Pavement Cz Artist Tool Lateralus Rock Pop Music Heavy Metal Compact

Release Date: 15 May 2001. Attributes: Discs:1 Country:Usa. Country: Usa. Label: Bmg/Volcano/Pavement/Cz ( VOLC ). Product Type: Compact Disc. Catalog : 31160. UPC: 614223116020. Configuration: D: CD. After an exhaustive five-year litigation battle between the band and their label management, Tool offer up the latest chapter in their musical self-discovery in Lateralus. Make no mistake, this is a prog rock record, reminiscent of King Crimson and Meddle-era Pink Floyd, with a hint of Rush mutated with Tool’s signature sonic assault on the ears. Lateralus demands close listening from the first piece onward, as it becomes quickly apparent that this is not going to be an album one can listen to and accept at face value. Complex rhythm changes, haunting vocals, and an onslaught of changes in dynamics make this an album other so-called metal groups could learn from. While some compositions seem out of place, others fit together seamlessly, such as the 23-minute song cycle serving as the climax and resolution of the album. However, the album’s most disturbing moment arrives at the end, with dissonant electronic noises placed randomly with a drum solo over a phone call to a talk show discussing the secrets behind Area 51, once again serving as a symbolic gesture from the band encouraging people not to take things at face value and to think for themselves. Overall, a solid, well-produced album from a band that never fails to deliver with each release. Rob Theakston, All Music Guide.

When It Comes Down To It 1968-1977 By Minnelli,liza (cd)

*Artist: MINNELLI,LIZA *Genre: Vocals *Release Date: 9-MAR-2004

Picture Incomplete By Kendall,trent Arman (cd)

*Artist: KENDALL,TRENT ARMAN *Genre: Vocals *Release Date: 9-SEP-2008

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Strangers in the Night

Three stunningly sensual tales from the acclaimed bestselling author of Mr. Perfect and Open Season With her exhilarating mix of “hot sex, emotional impact, and gripping tension” (Publishers Weekly), Linda Howard has crafted some of today’s most exciting contemporary ?ction. Feel the thrill of unexpected passion between strangers in the night…in a seductive story collection that showcases Linda Howard at her page-turning best. Lake of Dreams Thea Marlow had encountered her soul mate in the depths of her overpowering, frightening dreams. Now, on the shores of a country lake, the stranger comes to her in the ?esh — and lures her into a timeless love. Blue Moon Sheriff Jackson Brody knows folks get a little crazy under a full bayou moon. But on the trail of a scorching murder mystery, it’s the lawman himself who succumbs to the spell of a beautiful, mysterious stranger. White Out In the midst of an Idaho blizzard, Hope Bradshaw offers shelter to a stranger — and an instant, hungry passion ?ares between them. When a radio bulletin warns of a dangerous escaped convict, her blood runs cold: has desire blinded her to the risks of trusting a man who is an expert at covering his tracks?

Disintegrating the musical

From the earliest sound films to the present, American cinema has represented African Americans as decidedly musical. Disintegrating the Musical tracks and analyzes this history of musical representations of African Americans, from blacks and whites in blackface to black-cast musicals to jazz shorts, from sorrow songs to show tunes to bebop and beyond. Arthur Knight focuses on American film’s classic sound era, when Hollywood studios made eight all-black-cast musicals?a focus on Afro-America unparalleled in any other genre. It was during this same period that the first black film stars?Paul Robeson, Louis Armstrong, Lena Horne, Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge?emerged, not coincidentally, from the ranks of musical performers. That these films made so much of the connection between African Americans and musicality was somewhat ironic, Knight points out, because they did so in a form (song) and a genre (the musical) celebrating American social integration, community, and the marriage of opposites?even as the films themselves were segregated and played before even more strictly segregated audiences.Disintegrating the Musical covers territory both familiar?Show Boat, Stormy Weather, Porgy and Bess?and obscure?musical films by pioneer black director Oscar Micheaux, Lena Horne’s first film The Duke Is Tops, specialty numbers tucked into better-known features, and lost classics like the short Jammin’ the Blues. It considers the social and cultural contexts from which these films arose and how African American critics and audiences responded to them. Finally, Disintegrating the Musical shows how this history connects with the present practices of contemporary musical films like O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Bamboozled.A lively examination of an important, overlooked element of American cinematic history, Disintegrating the Musical will appeal to those interested in cinema studies and African American studies.