One Last Time is a song recorded by American country music artist Dusty Drake. It was released in March 2003 as the second single from the album Dusty Drake. The song reached #26 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. The song was written by Kerry Kurt Phillips and Patrick Jason Matthews. It peaked at #26 on the U.S. country chart.
The song is a memorial to the passengers who died in the 9/11 plane crashes. Lyrically, it is framed as a cell phone conversation between a man who is a passenger on one of the planes and his wife.
Peggy Sue Got Married is a 1986 American fantasy comedy-drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola starring Kathleen Turner as a woman on the verge of a divorce, who finds herself transported back to the days of her senior year in high school in 1960. The film was written by husband-and-wife team Jerry Leichtling and Arlene Sarner.
The film was a box office success and received positive reviews from critics. It was nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Actress (Turner), Best Cinematography, and Best Costume Design. In addition, Turner was nominated for Best Foreign Actress at the Sant Jordi Awards.
The title of the movie, and the name of the main character, refers to the 1959 Buddy Holly song of the same name, which is played over the film’s opening credits.
The film opened with $6,942,408 and ended up grossing $41,382,841 in the U.S. It was the first box-office success for Coppola since The Outsiders.
In addition to the film’s three Academy Award nominations, and Turner’s nomination at the Sant Jordi Awards, Turner won the 1986 award for Best Actress from the U.S. National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. This film appeared on Siskel and Ebert’s best of 1986 lists.
The film was adapted by Leichtling and Sarner into a full-length musical theater production which opened in London’s West End theatre district in 2001. Despite receiving solid reviews and a several million pound advance, 9/11 forced the show to close early.
Moving Pictures is the eighth studio album by Canadian progressive rock band Rush, released on February 12, 1981 through Anthem Records. After touring to support their previous album, Permanent Waves (1980), the band started to write and record new material in August 1980 with co-producer Terry Brown. They continued to write songs with a more radio-friendly format, featuring tighter song structures and songs of shorter length compared with their earlier albums.
Moving Pictures received a positive reception from current and retrospective music critics and became an instant commercial success, reaching #1 in Canada and #3 in both the United States and the United Kingdom. It remains Rush’s highest-selling album in the United States, with 5 million copies sold. Limelight, Tom Sawyer and Vital Signs were released as singles across 1981, and the instrumental YYZ was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. Rush auditioned some of the songs on a tour before recording the album (September 11 to October 1, 1980), and supported the album on tour from February to July 1981.
Tom Sawyer has been referred by Rush’s lead singer, bassist, and keyboardist, Geddy Lee, as the band’s “defining piece … from the early ’80s.” It is one of Rush’s best-known songs and a staple of both classic rock radio and Rush’s live performances, having been played on every concert tour since its release. Tom Sawyer peaked at #24 in Canada, #25 in the UK and #44 in the U.S.
Limelight‘s lyrics were written by Neil Peart with music written by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson. Limelight expresses Peart’s discomfort with Rush’s success and the resulting attention from the public. The song paraphrases the opening lines of the “All the world’s a stage” speech from William Shakespeare’s play As You Like It; the band had previously used the phrase for its 1976 live album. The lyrics also refer to “the camera eye,” the title of the song that follows on the Moving Pictures album. It peaked at #4 on the U.S. Billboard Top Tracks chart and #55 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and remains one of Rush’s most popular songs commercially. Limelight was one of five Rush songs inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame on March 28, 2010.
Vital Signs‘ lyrics of the song are about individuality and the pressures of conforming. The song is heavily influenced by reggae (in the guitar riff) as well as progressive electronica (in its use of sequencers) and the music of The Police. These influences would carry on into their next three studio albums: Signals, Grace Under Pressure, and Power Windows.The song was released as a single in the U.K. peaking at #41. Also, a live version of Vital Signs appeared as the B-side to Rush’s New World Man single in 1982.
National One-Hit Wonder Day is a holiday that’s been celebrated for over three decades and honors the musical artists and hit songs that hit the music charts just one time but still made an indelible mark on all of their fans.
Although the term “One Hit Wonder” is often used in a derogatory way to categorize artists or bands who didn’t produce another hit song, we don’t see it as a negative. Many of these musicians have earned their place in popular culture and the fact that their songs often end up in movies and television shows is proof of that fact. And that’s why we think that everyone should observe this holiday on the 25th of September each year.
This holiday was created in 1990 by journalist Steve Rosen to pay homage to the hit songs of the past and the artists who have dropped from the public’s consciousness. He placed this holiday on his birthday as a birthday gift to himself. It’s a holiday that has slowly gained a measure of popularity over the years.
The First Picture of You is a song by English band The Lotus Eaters. It was released as the group’s debut single in July 1983, and was included on their debut album No Sense of Sin released the following year.
The song was first recorded during a John Peel Radio 1 session in 1982 and, when aired, stimulated a bidding war between major UK record labels. It took some time for the band to find the right producer, but they eventually teamed up with Nigel Gray, who had produced The Police and Siouxsie and the Banshees. Recorded at Surrey Sound Studios in Leatherhead, the track features session bassist Alan Spenner, well known for his work with Joe Cocker and Roxy Music. Former bassist of The Cure and The Associates Michael Dempsey joined soon after and is featured on the rest of the band’s debut album.
Coyle wrote the song during a cold winter during which he had no heating system.
The First Picture of You was a top 20 hit in the UK Singles Chart, peaking at #15 in August 1983 after the band had twice appeared on BBC TV’s Top of the Pops. The follow-up single, You Don’t Need Someone New, failed to reach the UK Top 40, but this and subsequent songs were more successful for the band in France, Italy, Japan and the Philippines.
The song received more UK radio plays in 1983 than any other song.
Tennessee Williams (March 26, 1911 – February 25, 1983)
Thomas Lanier Williams III (March 26, 1911 – February 25, 1983), known by his pen name Tennessee Williams, was an American playwright and screenwriter. Along with contemporaries Eugene O’Neill and Arthur Miller, he is considered among the three foremost playwrights of 20th-century American drama.
At age 33, after years of obscurity, Williams suddenly became famous with the success of The Glass Menagerie (1944) in New York City. This play closely reflected his own unhappy family background. It was the first of a string of successes, including A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955), Sweet Bird of Youth (1959), and The Night of the Iguana (1961). With his later work, Williams attempted a new style that did not appeal as widely to audiences. His drama A Streetcar Named Desire is often numbered on short lists of the finest American plays of the 20th century alongside Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey into Night and Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman.
Much of Williams’s most acclaimed work has been adapted for the cinema. He also wrote short stories, poetry, essays, and a volume of memoirs. In 1979, four years before his death, Williams was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.
Throughout his life Williams remained close to his sister, Rose, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia as a young woman. In 1943, as her behavior became increasingly disturbing, she was subjected to a lobotomy, requiring her to be institutionalised for the rest of her life. As soon as he was financially able, Williams moved Rose to a private institution just north of New York City, where he often visited her. He gave her a percentage interest in several of his most successful plays, the royalties from which were applied toward her care. The devastating effects of Rose’s treatment may have contributed to Williams’s alcoholism and his dependence on various combinations of amphetamines and barbiturates.
After some early attempts at relationships with women, by the late 1930s, Williams began exploring his homosexuality. In New York City, he joined a gay social circle that included fellow writer and close friend Donald Windham (1920–2010) and Windham’s then-boyfriend Fred Melton. In the summer of 1940, Williams initiated a relationship with Kip Kiernan (1918–1944), a young dancer he met in Provincetown, Massachusetts. When Kiernan left him to marry a woman, Williams was distraught. Kiernan’s death four years later at age 26 was another heavy blow.
On a 1945 visit to Taos, New Mexico, Williams met Pancho Rodríguez y González, a hotel clerk of Mexican heritage. Rodríguez was prone to jealous rages and excessive drinking, and their relationship was tempestuous. In February 1946 Rodríguez left New Mexico to join Williams in his New Orleans apartment. They lived and traveled together until late 1947, when Williams ended the relationship. Rodríguez and Williams remained friends, however, and were in contact as late as the 1970s.
Williams spent the spring and summer of 1948 in Rome in the company of an Italian teenager, called “Rafaello” in Williams’s Memoirs. He provided financial assistance to the younger man for several years afterward. Williams drew from this for his first novel, The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone.
When he returned to New York that spring, Williams met and fell in love with Frank Merlo (1921–1963). An occasional actor of Sicilian ancestry, he had served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. This was the enduring romantic relationship of Williams’s life, and it lasted 14 years until infidelities and drug abuse on both sides ended it. Merlo, who had become Williams’s personal secretary, took on most of the details of their domestic life. He provided a period of happiness and stability, acting as a balance to the playwright’s frequent bouts with depression. Williams feared that, like his sister Rose, he would fall into insanity. His years with Merlo, in an apartment in Manhattan and a modest house in Key West, Florida were Williams’s happiest and most productive. Shortly after their breakup, Merlo was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. Williams returned to him and cared for him until his death on September 20, 1963.
In the years following Merlo’s death, Williams descended into a period of nearly catatonic depression and increasing drug use; this resulted in several hospitalisations and commitments to mental health facilities. He submitted to injections by Dr. Max Jacobson – known popularly as Dr. Feelgood – who used increasing amounts of amphetamines to overcome his depression. Jacobson combined these with prescriptions for the sedative Seconal to relieve his insomnia. During this time, influenced by his mother, a Roman Catholic convert, Williams joined the Catholic Church (though he later claimed that he never took his conversion seriously). He was never truly able to recoup his earlier success, or to entirely overcome his dependence on prescription drugs.
Edwina Dakin died in 1980 at the age of 95. Her health had begun failing during the early 1970s and she lived in a care facility from 1975 onward. Williams rarely saw his mother in her later years and retained a strong animosity toward her; friends described his reaction to her death as “mixed.”
As Williams grew older, he felt increasingly alone; he feared old age and losing his sexual appeal to younger gay men. In the 1970s, when he was in his 60s, Williams had a lengthy relationship with Robert Carroll, a Vietnam veteran and aspiring writer in his 20s. Williams had deep affection for Carroll and respect for what he saw as the younger man’s talents. Along with Williams’s sister Rose, Carroll was one of the two people who received a bequest in Williams’s will. Williams described Carroll’s behavior as a combination of “sweetness” and “beastliness.” Because Carroll had a drug problem (as did Williams), friends such as Maria St. Just saw the relationship as “destructive.” Williams wrote that Carroll played on his “acute loneliness” as an aging gay man. When the two men broke up in 1979, Williams called Carroll a “twerp,” but they remained friends until Williams died four years later.
On February 25, 1983, Williams was found dead at age 71 in his suite at the Hotel Elysée in New York. Chief Medical Examiner of New York City Elliot M. Gross reported that Williams had choked to death from inhaling the plastic cap of a bottle. The report was later corrected on August 14, 1983, to state that Williams had been using the plastic cap found in his mouth to ingest barbiturates and had actually died from a toxic level of Seconal.
In this funny, fact-packed science book for kids, readers will discover the bacteria, viruses, and other germs and microbes that keep our bodies and our world running. Meet a glowing squid, traveling fungus spores, and much more in this dynamic and engaging book all about bacteria, viruses, and other germs and microbes. The Bacteria Book walks the line between “ew, gross!” and “oh, cool!,” exploring why we need bacteria and introducing readers to its microbial mates–viruses, fungi, algae, archaea, and protozoa.
Author Steve Mould is a science expert and comedian with a physics degree from the University of Oxford. He has a YouTube channel with over 200,000 subscribers, and his videos regularly achieve hits in the hundreds of thousands. One of these videos (about “self-siphoning beads”) went viral worldwide, gaining nearly 2 million hits and being mentioned in The New York Times and on the BBC. Scientists later discovered why the beads performed in the mysterious way they did and dubbed it “The Mould Effect.” Steve also hosts a radio show on BBC Radio 4 and is part of the live comedy/science trio Festival of the Spoken Nerd.
A big fat, juicy worm that’s said to be full of meat. Although traditionally dried or smoked to preserve, they are usually re-hydrated and cooked with tomato or chilli sauce to flavour. According to an American couple who tried the dish on the Food Network, it tastes like honey barbequed chicken.
Man Finds Food (currently called Secret Eats) is an American food reality television series that premiered on the Travel Channel on April 1, 2015. The series is hosted by food enthusiast Adam Richman who tracks down secret specialities in cities all over America.
The show was scheduled to debut July 2, 2014, but Travel Channel delayed the program indefinitely after Richman posted crude messages on his Instagram account in response to people criticizing a hashtag he had used in one of his pictures. It was unknown when and if the show would air. The show page reappeared on the Travel Channel’s website and ultimately premiered on April 1, 2015, with two back-to-back episodes (“Incognito in Escondido” and “Chi-Town Franken-Sandwich”).
For Season 2, the show’s name was changed to Secret Eats with Adam Richman. The first episode aired on August 8, 2016. 32 episodes were produced.