Jane’s Addiction is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1985. The band consists of Perry Farrell (vocals), Dave Navarro (guitar), Stephen Perkins (drums) and Chris Chaney (bass).
Founded by Farrell and bass guitarist Eric Avery, following the disintegration of Farrell’s previous band Psi Com, Jane’s Addiction was one of the first bands from the early 1990s alternative rock movement to gain both mainstream media attention and commercial success in the United States. The band’s first two studio albums, Nothing’s Shocking (1988) and Ritual de lo Habitual (1990), were released to widespread critical acclaim, and an increasing cult fanbase. As a result, Jane’s Addiction became icons of what Farrell dubbed the “Alternative Nation.” The band’s initial farewell tour, in 1991, launched the first Lollapalooza, which has since become a perennial alternative rock festival.
The band briefly reunited in 1997, with Flea, of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, replacing Avery on bass guitar. In 2001, a second reunion took place, with Martyn LeNoble – and later Chris Chaney – occupying the role of bass guitarist. In 2003, the band released its third studio album, Strays, before dissolving again the following year. – wikipedia
Managed to catch Jane’s Addiction in Melbourne at the Metro back in September 1991, a full on stage show that was full of the chaos that makes Jane’s Addiction, Jane’s Addiction.
And now for some music …
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Something from Bandcamp:
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SBS has declared March “International Zombie Month”, and by Friday aren’t we all feeling a little bit like a zombie?
Juan of the Dead (2011)
The Aussie Readers group on Goodreads has the April Challenge – Historical Fiction;
For our April challenge we will read Historical Fiction – but it’s Historical Fiction with a difference!
a) Historical Fiction which is set in Australia
b) Historical Romance
c) Historical Mystery
As a bonus part of the challenge, make sure each of them is by an Australian author, but we won’t hold it against you if you don’t/can’t;)
The criteria is to read a minimum of two (2) this month.
Historical fiction is a literary genre in which the plot takes place in a setting located in the past. Historical fiction can be an ambiguous term: frequently it is used as a synonym for describing the historical novel; however, the term can be applied to works in other narrative formats … Lynda Adamson, in her preface to the bibliographic reference work World Historical Fiction, states that while a “generally accepted definition” for the historical novel is a novel “about a time period at least 25 years before it was written”. — wikipedia
Mar 25, 2015
Dwars door Vlaanderen (English: Across Flanders) is a Flanders Classics road bicycle race, which as from 2013 will count as a 1.HC event on the UCI Europe Tour. Traditionally, it is the start of the Flemish cycling week, with Gent–Wevelgem (before 2010 the Brabantse Pijl instead of Gent–Wevelgem), the Three Days of De Panne and the Tour of Flanders. Dwars door Vlaanderen has always been contested on a Wednesday, a week and a half before the Tour of Flanders. The finish is always in Waregem. The race was first run in 1945 and the race has been every year since, with the exception of 1971. The race was previously named Dwars door België (English: Across Belgium). In the years 1945–1946 and 1948–1964, the race was run as a stage-race over two days; in 1947 and since 1965, it has been held as a one-day race. — wikipedia [ Europe Tour 1.HC | BEL] #DDV
 Dwars door Vlaanderen [www.dwarsdoorvlaanderen.be]
 Dwars door Vlaanderen 2015 Live Dashboard [SteepHill]
 Dwars door Vlaanderen 2015 [CyclingNews]
25 March 2015
Australians will go #darkagainstdata retention.
Join them https://getup.org.au/godark