Johann Kaspar Riesbeck

Johann Kaspar Riesbeck, connu aussi sous le nom de Gaspard Risbeck, (1750-1786) est un écrivain allemand.

Né à Höchst, dans l’électorat de Mayence, il était fils d’un riche négociant. Il quitta l’étude du droit pour les lettres. Fortement influencée par la philosophie française des Lumières et notoirement anticlérical, il fréquenta avec assiduité les tavernes et mourut prématurément à l’âge de 36 ans après avoir dilapidé sa fortune.

Il continua les Lettres sur les moines, commencé par Delaroche. Il est l’auteur des Lettres d’Allemagne (1783). Cet ouvrage, qui devint immensément populaire, fut publié en allemand sous le titre Briefe eines reisenden Franzosen, über Deutschland an seinen Bruder zu Paris (Lettres d’un voyageur français sur l’Allemagne à son frère à Paris) : sous la forme de lettres prétendument écrite par un Français voyageant en Allemagne, Risbeck exposa pour la première fois l’écart entre les Lumières françaises vis-à-vis du retard de l’Allemagne à la veille de la Révolution française : il y critiqua sévèrement les mœurs sociales et religieuses de son pays, ainsi que son administration politique, mais il en souligna également les points forts, notamment en matière scientifique, littéraire et philosophique, pour se montrer convaincu que la nation allemande disposait des qualités nécessaires à sa régénération.

Il écrivit également une Histoire de l’Allemagne (Zurich, 1787).

Marie-Nicolas Bouillet et Alexis Chassang (dir.), « Johann Kaspar Riesbeck » dans Dictionnaire universel d’histoire et de géographie, (Wikisource)

Mike Minor (baseball)

Michael David „Mike“ Minor (born December 26, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously pitched in MLB for the Atlanta Braves, who selected him seventh overall in the 2009 MLB Draft, from 2010 through 2014.

Minor had an outstanding high school career at Forrest School in Chapel Hill, Tennessee and was drafted in the 13th round of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays after his senior season. However, he did not sign, choosing to attend Vanderbilt University.

Minor played at Vanderbilt University with fellow major leaguers Pedro Alvarez of the Pittsburgh Pirates and David Price of the Boston Red Sox, all of whom were first round draft picks.

Minor pitched for the United States National Team (Collegiate) in 2007 and 2008.

One highlight of the 2008 season was his earning the 4–1 win over Cuba in the championship game of the Haarlem Baseball Week tournament in The Netherlands. This victory marked the first time in recorded history that a United States Collegiate National Team has defeated the Cuba Olympic Team in a tournament title game. In the 2008 World University Baseball Championship held in Brno, Czech Republic, Minor led Team USA to its third gold medal alongside Stephen Strasburg. In the tournament, he was 1–0 with a 1.15 ERA and 16 strikeouts, allowing 8 hits in 1523 innings for Team USA.

Minor was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the first round (7th overall) in the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft. and represented the United States in the 2010 All-Star Futures Game.

Minor made his major-league debut on August 9, 2010 against the Houston Astros. He recorded his first strikeout against Chris Johnson. On the night he went 6 innings giving up 5 hits and 4 runs (3 earned) while walking only 1 and striking out 5 batters; he got no decision. In his next start on August 17, 2010, Minor went 6 innings giving up 5 hits and 2 earned runs and got his first major league victory. Then, in his third career start against the Chicago Cubs, Minor went 6 innings giving up 3 earned runs while striking out 12 and earning his second career victory. Those 12 strikeouts set an Atlanta Braves rookie strikeout record in a single game; surpassing Tommy Hanson’s 11 strikeouts in 2009. On August 18, 2011, in a game against the San Francisco Giants, Minor pitched six scoreless innings including facing the minimum number of batters over the last four innings. This victory was the first time in 17 major league starts that Minor did not give up a run. On May 25, 2013, Minor hit his first career home run off Dillon Gee of the New York Mets in a 6–0 win. On August 22, 2014, Minor pitched 7 23 ho-hit innings, before giving up an RBI single to the Reds‘ Billy Hamilton. The Braves eventually won the game in the 12th inning on Justin Upton’s two-run home run. Minor finished the 2014 season with a 6–12 record and 4.77 ERA, pitching most of the year with a sore shoulder. In 2015, Minor became the first Brave since John Rocker in 2001 to challenge the team in an arbitration hearing. He won and was awarded $5.6 million. On March 3, 2015, Minor again began feeling tightness in his shoulder and was diagnosed with rotator cuff inflammation. As a result, he was placed on the disabled list on March 10. Minor attempted to start throwing programs in mid-March and early April, but felt discomfort both times. He was moved to the 60-day disabled list on May 2. Eleven days later, Minor underwent surgery for a torn labrum, and missed the rest of the season.

Minor became a free agent on December 2, 2015, when the Braves opted not to tender him a contract.

Minor signed a two-year contract with the Kansas City Royals worth $7.25 million with a club option worth $10 million for the 2018 season on February 19, 2016.

Minor leads with a four-seam fastball at 89–93 mph, a pitch he throws more than half the time. In relatively equal amounts he throws a slider (83–86), a circle change (82–84), and a knuckle curve (77–80). Left-handed hitters rarely see the changeup, especially with 2 strikes. The curve has a whiff rate of 39% over Minor’s career. He has produced one of the league’s lowest ground ball/fly ball ratios since he debuted.

Gayasan National Park

Gayasan National Park, also known as Gaya Mountain National Park, and sometimes spelled Kaya Mountain National Park (Korean: 가야산국립공원, 伽倻山國立公園), is a large national park in the eastern part of South Korea. The park is named in honor of Gaya Mountain and became a National Park in 1972.

The park includes Haeinsa, which is one of the main temples of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism.

Gayasan National Park covers covers an area of more than 160 square kilometers. The national park extends from the northern edge of South Gyeongsang (경상남도, 慶尙南道) Province, to the southern limit of North Gyeongsang (경상북도, 慶尙北道) Province. The Sobaek Mountain range (소백산맥, 小白山脈) runs through this area.

The national park is named in honor of Gaya Mountain. This mountain has two major peaks: one of them is Sangwangbong Peak, for which the height is 1,430 meters, and the other slightly higher peak, Chulbulbong, is 1,433 above sea level.

One significant feature of the national park is Haeinsa (해인사, 海印寺). This Buddhist temple includes in its grounds a standing Buddha figure carved into a vertical rock.

Another feature of the park is Yongmun Falls and Hongnyudong Valley. 380 different species of plant have been identified as growing there, as well as 100 species of birds, and other wild animals.

The area was declared Scenic Site No. 5 by the Korean government in 1966, and it became an official National Park in 1972.

The remoteness of the area has played a role in protecting it from destruction in the past, specifically during the Japanese invasions of 1592-98, when much of the country was razed.

Since that time, legend says that the area around Gaya Mountains is free from the Three Disasters: fire, floods and wind.

Gayasan from Haeinsa temple

Gayasan from Southeast

Ruins of Baekumam temple in Gayasan

Gayasan Castle in Gayasan

Stone walls near Chilbulbong Peak in Gayasan (1)

Stone walls near Chilbulbong Peak in Gayasan (2)

Sangwangbong Peak of Gayasan

Rituals of Buddhism in Gayasan


Henry Lamb

Henry Taylor Lamb MC RA (21 June 1883 – 8 October 1960) was an Australian-born British painter. A follower of Augustus John, Lamb was a founder member of the Camden Town Group in 1911 and of the London Group in 1913.

Henry Lamb was born in Adelaide, Australia, the son of Sir Horace Lamb FRS, who was the professor of mathematics at Adelaide University. When Horace Lamb was appointed to the Chair of Mathematics at the Victoria University of Manchester in 1885 the family moved back to England. Henry Lamb was educated at Manchester Grammar School, before studying medicine at Manchester University Medical School and Guy’s Hospital in London, but Lamb abandoned medicine to study painting at Académie de La Palette, Paris, an art academy where the painters Jean Metzinger, André Dunoyer de Segonzac and Henri Le Fauconnier taught.

Lamb met his future wife Nina Forrest in 1905 during the final term of his medical studies in Manchester and they ran away to London together that summer. He nicknamed her „Euphemia“ because of an apparent resemblance to Mantegna’s portrait of Saint Euphemia. They were married in May 1906 when she became pregnant but she lost the baby due to a miscarriage. The relationship was short-lived, but they did not divorce until 1927 shortly before Henry married Pansy Pakenham.

In 1908, 1910 and 1911 Lamb worked in Brittany, where he painted his most famous work, Death of a Peasant.

At the start of World War One, Lamb returned to his medical studies and qualified as a doctor at Guy’s Hospital. Lamb saw active service in the First World War in the Royal Army Medical Corps as a battalion medical officer with the 5th Battalion, The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and was awarded the Military Cross. Lamb served in Palestine and on the Western Front and was badly gassed not long before the end of the war. In February 1918, before he was demobilised, Lamb was approached by British War Memorials Committee of the Ministry of Information to produce a large painting for a proposed national Hall of Remembrance. After he was demobilised in March 1919, Lamb began work on the painting, Irish Troops in the Judaean Hills Surprised by a Turkish Bombardment, which is now in the Imperial War Museum.

In December 1940, Lamb was appointed a full-time war artist to the War Office by the War Artists‘ Advisory Committee and throughout the war was to produce a large number of portraits and figure paintings. As well as portraits of high-ranking commanders, Lamb painted servicemen and women, operations at Old Sarum aerodrome and tank training exercises. Throughout the winter of 1941, he was attached to the 12th Canadian Army Tank Battalion, then training in southern England, before doing a series of Auxiliary Territorial Service and Anti-Aircraft Command personnel portraits. The Imperial War Museum held an exhibition of Lambs wartime work in 1958, and again in 1961.

Lamb is noted for his unusual portraits, as exemplified by his well-known picture of an elongated Lytton Strachey. He was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1940 and was made a full Member in 1949. He was a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery from 1942 and of the Tate Gallery from 1944 to 1951. His auction record was set at Christie’s in London in June 2006 when his 1910 Breton Boy oil on panel fetched £60,000. As well as the Imperial War Museum, works by Lamb are held in regional museums throughout Britain, in the British Government Art Collection and in the National Gallery of Canada, which received the majority of Lamb’s portraits of Canadian troops at the end of World War Two.

Lamb married Lady Pansy Pakenham, a daughter of the 5th Earl of Longford, in 1928, and they had a son and two daughters, including the landscape gardener Henrietta Phipps, and the journalist Valentine Lamb. Lamb died on 8 October 1960 at the Spire Nursing Home in Salisbury, Wiltshire at the age of 77.


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Уезд Гуя́н (кит. упр. 固阳县, пиньинь: Gùyáng xiàn) — уезд городского округа Баотоу автономного района Внутренняя Монголия (КНР). Название уезда происходит от уезда Гуян (稒阳县), существовавшего в этих местах во времена династии Западная Хань.

Долгое время здесь были монгольские кочевья. В 1926 году был образован уезд Гуян провинции Суйюань.

В 1937 году началась японо-китайская война, и в ноябре 1937 года Гуян был занят японскими войсками. Японцы передали Гуян марионеточному государству Мэнцзян.

По окончании войны здесь была восстановлена китайская администрация, и возвращена прежняя схема административной подчинённости. В ходе гражданской войны в результате революции 19 сентября 1949 года Гуян перешёл на сторону коммунистов. В 1958 году уезд Гуян был преобразован в район Гуян (固阳区) города Баотоу, однако в 1961 году это решение было отменено и район Гуян вновь стал уездом. В 1963 году он был передан в состав аймака Уланчаб, однако в 1971 году возвращён под юрисдикцию Баотоу.

Уезд Гуян делится на 6 посёлков.


Palazinges (okzitanisch Palajanjas) ist eine französische Gemeinde mit 128 Einwohnern (Stand 1. Januar 2013) im Département Département Corrèze in der Region Limousin; sie gehört zum Arrondissement Brive-la-Gaillarde und zum Kanton Midi Corrézien. Die Gemeinde ist Mitglied des Gemeindeverbandes Pays de Beynat. Die Einwohner nennen sich Palazingeois(es).

Tulle, die Präfektur des Départements, liegt ca. 20 Kilometer nordöstlich, Brive-la-Gaillarde ca. 19 Kilometer westlich und Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne ca. 33 Kilometer südöstlich. Der Coiroux, ein Nebenfluss der Roanne, bildet die Gemeindegrenze zu Aubazines im Norden.

Nachbargemeinden von Palazinges sind Aubazines im Norden, Le Chastang im Osten, Beynat im Südosten, Albignac im Süden und Südwesten und Dampniat im Westen und Nordwesten.

Die Anschlussstelle 49 zur Autoroute A20 liegt ca. 20 Kilometer nordwestlich.

Beschreibung: Auf Rot ein gedrückter goldener Sparren, darunter eine goldene Eiche auf silberner Terrasse, im Schildhaupt auf Blau eine liegende silberne Mondsichel zwischen zwei silbernen Sternen.

Albignac | Allassac | Arnac-Pompadour | Astaillac | Aubazines | Ayen | Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne | Benayes | Beynat | Beyssac | Beyssenac | Bilhac | Branceilles | Brignac-la-Plaine | Brive-la-Gaillarde | Brivezac | Chabrignac | Chartrier-Ferrière | Chasteaux | Chauffour-sur-Vell | Chenailler-Mascheix | Collonges-la-Rouge | Concèze | Cosnac | Cublac | Curemonte | Dampniat | Donzenac | Estivals | Estivaux | Jugeals-Nazareth | Juillac | La Chapelle-aux-Brocs | La Chapelle-aux-Saints | Lagleygeolle | Lanteuil | Larche | Lascaux | Le Pescher | Ligneyrac | Liourdres | Lissac-sur-Couze | Lostanges | Louignac | Lubersac | Malemort | Mansac | Marcillac-la-Croze | Meyssac | Montgibaud | Nespouls | Noailhac | Noailles | Nonards | Objat | Orgnac-sur-Vézère | Palazinges | Perpezac-le-Blanc | Perpezac-le-Noir | Puy-d’Arnac | Queyssac-les-Vignes | Rosiers-de-Juillac | Sadroc | Saillac | Saint-Aulaire | Saint-Bazile-de-Meyssac | Saint-Bonnet-la-Rivière | Saint-Bonnet-l’Enfantier | Saint-Cernin-de-Larche | Saint-Cyprien | Saint-Cyr-la-Roche | Sainte-Féréole | Saint-Éloy-les-Tuileries | Saint-Julien-le-Vendômois | Saint-Julien-Maumont | Saint-Martin-Sepert | Saint-Pantaléon-de-Larche | Saint-Pardoux-Corbier | Saint-Pardoux-l’Ortigier | Saint-Robert | Saint-Solve | Saint-Sornin-Lavolps | Saint-Viance | Segonzac | Ségur-le-Château | Sérilhac | Sioniac | Troche | Tudeils | Turenne | Ussac | Varetz | Vars-sur-Roseix | Végennes | Vigeois | Vignols | Voutezac | Yssandon

Whitewater, Indiana

Whitewater is a town in Franklin Township, Wayne County, Indiana, United States. The population was 83 at the 2010 census.

Whitewater was originally called Hillsborough, and under the latter name was laid out and platted in 1828. The community was named after the nearby Whitewater River.

The first post office in Whitewater was established in 1832.

Whitewater is located at (39.943503, -84.830332).

According to the 2010 census, Whitewater has a total area of 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2), all land.

As of the census of 2010, there were 83 people, 35 households, and 27 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,037.5 inhabitants per square mile (400.6/km2). There were 36 housing units at an average density of 450.0 per square mile (173.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 100.0% White.

There were 35 households of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 11.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.9% were non-families. 14.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.63.

The median age in the town was 38.5 years. 25.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.2% were from 25 to 44; 26.4% were from 45 to 64; and 19.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 55.4% male and 44.6% female.

As of the census of 2000, there were 78 people, 28 households, and 25 families residing in the town. The population density was 976.0 people per square mile (376.4/km²). There were 32 housing units at an average density of 400.4 per square mile (154.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White.

There were 28 households, out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.0% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.7% were non-families. 7.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79, and the average family size was 2.84.

In the town, the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 122.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,875, and the median income for a family was $33,125. Males had a median income of $43,250 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,987. There were 9.5% of families and 6.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Let It Bleed



Let It Bleed ist das achte in Großbritannien veröffentlichte Studioalbum der Rolling Stones. In den USA wurde es am 29. November und in Großbritannien am 5. Dezember 1969 als Nachfolger des Albums Beggars Banquet auf den Markt gebracht. Als Produzent zeichnete wieder Jimmy Miller verantwortlich. Es ist das letzte Album, an dem Brian Jones, Gründungsmitglied der Rolling Stones, mitwirkte.

Die Aufnahmen fanden von Februar bis Oktober 1969 in den Olympic Studios in London statt, lediglich das Lied You Can’t Always Get What You Want war bereits am 16. und am 17. November 1968 aufgenommen worden, also noch vor Veröffentlichung von Beggars Banquet. Die meisten Gitarrenparts wurden von Keith Richards eingespielt; der drogengeschädigte Brian Jones war nur noch bei zwei Liedern beteiligt, er spielte die Autoharp bei You Got the Silver sowie die Conga, eine afrikanische Handtrommel, bei Midnight Rambler. Auch sein Nachfolger Mick Taylor war lediglich bei Country Honk und Live With Me zu hören. You Got the Silver war der erste allein von Keith Richards gesungene Titel auf einem Stones-Album. Dieser Song wurde im Soundtrack des Films Zabriskie Point verwendet. Auf Bootleg-Versionen des Albums ist eine Fassung mit Mick Jagger zu hören.

Ursprünglich sollte das Album Sticky Fingers heißen, diesen Titel erhielt dann die LP von 1971.

Die Stones wurden bei diesem Album wieder von einer Reihe von Gastmusikern unterstützt, dazu gehörten u. a. Nicky Hopkins und Leon Russell. Der eindringliche Gospel-Gesangspart in Gimme Shelter wurde von Merry Clayton beigesteuert, einer erfahrenen R&B-Sängerin, die bereits mit Darlene Love und Ray Charles Alben eingespielt hatte. Bei Country Honk, einer Country-Version des nur als Single veröffentlichten Honky Tonk Women, trat der Geiger Byron Berline von den Flying Burrito Brothers als Gastmusiker in Aktion, bei Love in Vain spielte Ry Cooder Mandoline. Der von Al Kooper arrangierte Song You Can’t Always Get What You Want wurde mit dem Londoner Bach-Chor eingespielt. In dieser hymnischen Version des Liedes ist Kooper auch an der Orgel und als Hornist zu hören.

Bei dem Lied Live With Me ist zum ersten Mal auf einer Stones-Platte der Saxophonist Bobby Keys zu hören, der ab diesem Zeitpunkt bis zur Veröffentlichung von Goats Head Soup 1973 regelmäßig im Studio und bis zu seinem Todesjahr 2014 bei den Konzerten mitwirkte. Live With Me gilt als erster Rolling-Stones-Titel, bei dem der Einsatz von Blasinstrumenten nicht bloß Beiwerk ist, sondern maßgeblich zum Sound beiträgt.

Für den Entwurf und die Gestaltung des Covers war der US-amerikanische Grafikdesigner Robert Brownjohn verantwortlich, der für seine Arbeit 1.000 englische Pfund erhielt. Auf der Plattenhülle sieht man – neben der Schellackplatte Let It Bleed als Tortenständerboden – unter anderem einen sahnebedeckten, mit Kirschen verzierten Kuchen, in der Mitte darauf die Nachbildungen der Bandmitglieder im Stile einer Hochzeitskapelle. Für die Herstellung der Torte zuständig war Delia Smith, zu dieser Zeit noch eine unbekannte Verfasserin von Kochrezepten im Daily Mirror, einer englischen Tageszeitung. Später wurde sie in England eine beliebte Fernsehmoderatorin und Kochbuchautorin. Auf der Rückseite der Plattenhülle der gleiche Kuchen: Ein Stück fehlt, die Stones umgestürzt, die Schallplatte zerbrochen. Im Inneren der Plattenhülle der Hinweis, die Musik laut abzuspielen (This Record Should Be Played Loud).

Let It Bleed wird von vielen Kritikern und Fans als eines der besten Alben der Rolling Stones angesehen. Die deutsche Ausgabe des Rolling Stone wählte es im November 2004 auf Platz 13 seiner Liste der „500 besten Alben aller Zeiten“. Die US-amerikanische Ausgabe des Rolling Stone wählte das Album auf Platz 32.

Let It Bleed erreichte in den britischen Charts Platz 1, in den US-amerikanischen Platz 3. Von dieser LP wurde kurioserweise kein Song als Single ausgekoppelt, obwohl Gimme Shelter oder (das für eine Single allerdings zu lange Blues-Stück) Midnight Rambler durchaus Hit-Qualität hatten – lediglich You Can’t Always Get What You Want erschien, um die Chor-Einleitung gekürzt, als B-Seite auf der am 4. Juli 1969 veröffentlichten Single Honky Tonk Women, die in Großbritannien, den USA, Deutschland und vielen anderen Ländern Platz 1 erreichte.

Alle Songs von Mick Jagger und Keith Richards, außer wenn anders angegeben.

The Rolling Stones (1964) | 12×5 (1964) | The Rolling Stones No. 2 (1965) | The Rolling Stones, Now! (1965) | Out of Our Heads (1965) | December’s Children (And Everybody’s) (1965) | Aftermath (1965) | Got Live If You Want It! (1966) | Between the Buttons (1967) | Flowers (1967) | Their Satanic Majesties Request (1967) | Beggars Banquet (1968) | Let It Bleed (1969) | Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! (1970) | Sticky Fingers (1971) | Exile on Main St. (1972) | Goats Head Soup (1973) | It’s Only Rock ’n’ Roll (1974) | Made in the Shade (1975) | Metamorphosis (1975) | Black and Blue (1976) | Love You Live (1977) | Some Girls (1978) | Emotional Rescue (1980) | Sucking in the Seventies (1981) | Tattoo You (1981) | Still Life (American Concert 1981) (1982) | Undercover (1983) | Rewind (1984) | Dirty Work (1986) | Singles Collection: The London Years (1989) | Steel Wheels (1989) | Flashpoint (1991) | Jump Back: The Best of The Rolling Stones (1993) | Voodoo Lounge (1994) | Stripped (1995) | Rock and Roll Circus (1996) | Bridges to Babylon (1997) | No Security (1998) | Forty Licks (2002) | Live Licks (2004) | A Bigger Bang (2005) | Rarities 1971–2003 (2005) | Shine a Light (2008) | Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! (Deluxe)  (2009) | Exile on Main St. (Deluxe) (2010) | The Brussels Affair ’73 (2011) | Some Girls – Live in Texas ’78 (2011) | Some Girls (Deluxe) (2011) | Hampton Coliseum (Live 1981) (2012) | L.A. Friday (Live 1975) (2012) | Live at the Tokyo Dome (2012) | Light the Fuse – A Bigger Bang Tour, Toronto Live 2005 (2012) | Charlie Is My Darling – Ireland 1965 (2012) | Grrr! (2012) | Live at Leeds – Roundhay Park 1982 (2012) | Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live (2013)

John Bryson (homme politique canadien)

John Bryson

John Bryson (30 novembre 1849-20 janvier 1896) est un agriculteur, homme d’affaires et homme politique fédéral du Québec. Il est le fils de George Bryson (1813 Paisley, Écosse – 1900 Fort-Coulonge, Québec), homme d’affaires, politicien, fonctionnaire et juge de paix, et de Robina Cobb.

Né à Fort-Coulonge dans la région des Outaouais, John Bryson fut maire de la municipalité de Mansfield-et-Pontefract de 1882 à 1889, ainsi que maire de Fort-Coulonge de 1889 à 1890.

Élu député du Parti conservateur dans la circonscription fédérale de Pontiac en 1882, il fut réélu en 1887. Défait par le libéral Thomas Murray en 1891, il remporta l’élection partielle de 1892 déclenchée après l’annulation de l’élection précédente. Il mourut en fonction en 1896 à l’âge de 46 ans.

Son frère, George Bryson, fut membre du Conseil législatif du Québec et son neveu, Thomas Bryson, fut député provincial de Pontiac de 1881 à 1882.

Radio Olmos

Radio Olmos es una recopilación de un concierto grabado en la prisión de Olmos ubicada en Lisandro Olmos (Buenos Aires) y catalogada como una de las más rudas de Argentina.

El material fue registrado el 17 de agosto de 1993 producido íntegramente por Alejandro Taranto, quien comando a todo su equipo de America Rock prod.Intl. y TommyGun Records, Norberto Verea (es el presentador de todas las bandas), salió a la venta ese mismo año por la disquera Tommy Gun Records. El título del álbum se debe a causa de la radio que funcionaba en el penal en el cual participaron bandas emblemáticas del Heavy Metal y el Punk Rock nacional tales como Hermética, Massacre, Attaque 77, A.N.I.M.A.L., Lethal, Pilsen y además cuenta con la participación de los británicos U.K. Subs. En 1994 se reeditó con más temas de Lethal y Attaque 77 como bonus track. En la actualidad el compacto está descatalogado, mientras que las filmaciones que se hicieron para una película nunca pasaron de ser un ambicioso proyecto y se mantienen inéditas.

En la medida de lo posible, las canciones elegidas por las bandas para el show se relacionaron con la temática carcelaria. Como por ejemplo: „Cop Killer“ (cover de Body Count) por parte de ANIMAL, „Ideando la fuga“ (cover de V8) y „Robó un auto“ de la mano de Hermética, „Represión“ (cover de Los Violadores) de Pilsen y para el épico final „Espadas y serpientes“ por Attaque 77, en el cual también se sumaron los integrantes de Pilsen y ANIMAL.