Slow Motion Daydream is an album by Everclear that was released by Capitol Records on March 11, 2003. Recorded in 2002. The first single released to radio from Slow Motion Daydream was "Volvo Driving Soccer Mom", followed by second single "The New York Times". Though the album debuted better than the band's last album at 33 on the Billboard charts, the album quickly fell off the charts due to lack of promotion by Capitol Records and a dwindling fan base.
So Long, Astoria is the fourth full-length album released by The Ataris on March 4, 2003. This is The Ataris' first album on Columbia Records, having previously been signed to independent punk label Kung Fu Records. It peaked at #24 on the Billboard 200 and has gone gold since. The album's title song alludes to the 1985 film The Goonies, which is set in Astoria, Oregon.
Cyclorama is an album by Styx, released in 2003. This was the first studio album with Lawrence Gowan, following the departure of group co-founder Dennis DeYoung in 1999. It was also the only album released by the Lawrence Gowan/Tommy Shaw/James Young/Glen Burtnik/Todd Sucherman lineup. The album peaked at #127 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. The album's first single was "Waiting for Our Time".
Faceless is the third studio album by the heavy metal band Godsmack. The album introduced drummer Shannon Larkin, former drummer for Ugly Kid Joe. The album was released on April 8, 2003. The songs "Straight Out of Line" and "I Stand Alone" had Grammy nominations for 'Best Rock Song' and, 'Best Hard Rock Performance' respectively.
Hail to the Thief is the sixth studio album by English alternative rock band Radiohead, released on 9 June 2003. It debuted at number one in the United Kingdom and at number three in the United States, where it sold a greater number of copies in its first week than any of Radiohead's albums to date. The album's singles were "There There", "Go to Sleep" and "2 + 2 = 5".
St. Anger is the eighth studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica. Released on June 5, 2003, this album marks the longest time span between studio albums from Metallica, with the nearly six years between the release of ReLoad and St. Anger and the first to receive a Parental Advisory label excluding Garage Inc. (a cover album), ' (a live album), and S&M (also a live album).
Quebec is the 8th album by Ween, released on August 5, 2003 on Sanctuary Records. It was the first album released after the band's contract with Elektra expired, and marked its return to independent labels.
High Anxiety was the seventh full-length album by the band Therapy?, and was the first to be released on Spitfire Records. It was released on May 5, 2003. The album was recorded from December 2002 to January 2003 at Parkgate Studios in Hastings. "High Anxiety" was the first album to feature drummer Neil Cooper, and the last recorded with guitarist/cellist Martin McCarrick, who departed in 2004.
Milankovitch Theory describes the collective effects of changes in the Earth's movements upon its climate, named after Serbian civil engineer and mathematician Milutin Milanković. Milanković mathematically theorised that variations in eccentricity, axial tilt, and precession of the Earth's orbit determined climatic patterns on Earth. The Earth's axis completes one full cycle of precession approximately every 26,000 years.
MirOS BSD (the original name MirBSD is deprecated) is a free operating system, which started as a fork of OpenBSD 3.1 in August 2002. It is intended to maintain the security of OpenBSD - from which it frequently synchronises code updates - with better support for European localisation. Since then it has also incorporated code from other free BSD descendants, including NetBSD, MicroBSD and FreeBSD.
Labor Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in Japan. It takes place annually on November 23. The law establishing the holiday cites it as an occasion for commemorating labor and production and giving one another thanks. Events are held throughout Japan, one such being the Nagano Labor Festival. The event encourages thinking about the environment, peace and human rights.
Twenty 4 Seven is a Eurodance and Hip House act, created by Dutch producer Ruud van Rijen in 1989. Other members of the group were rapper Tony Dawson-Harrison (left in 1991), later replaced by Stacey Paton (Stay-C), and female vocalist Nance Coolen, later replaced by Stella. As of 2007 Twenty 4 Seven made a comeback with vocalist Elle. The combination of male rap and female choruses was the main recipe for their success.
Zaara is an archaic variant of Sahara, both being English transliterations of the original Arabic word for desert. It is an African region famed for its arid, barren characteristics, and was used by contemporary writers not just as a geographic reference, but also to illustrate the epitome of a dismal wasteland. Modern references to the Sahara as Zaara are very sparse. It generally cannot be found in online dictionaries or encyclopedias, not even as a footnote under the standard spelling.
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