The most recent offering from Glen Hansard has a little more groove and bite than his previous work. This is a break-up album with some emotional rollercoasters. There is sadness, regret, spite, anger and hope all delivered through Hansard’s communicative voice with it’s subtle inflection, soaring rise and tragic fall. Roll On Slow opens the album with an infectious groove and a punchy horn section, as we find Hansard shifting gears from Glen Campbell to Otis Redding.
Blame it on the margaritas that fueled the first brainstorming session, or the three decades that have blitzed past since a band of sailing-magazine personnel schemed the NOOD regatta in 1988. Memories are fuzzy today, but a few of the individuals involved with the impromptu think tank one night at Yellow Kittens Tavern on Block Island, and then again later on the ferry back to the Rhode Island mainland, do remember the gist of that boozy discussion.
SpaceX launched the Falcon Heavy rocket this week. Contrary to popular belief, it is not headed to Mars. It will be on a heliocentric orbit (orbiting the Sun) forever, regularly passing by Earth and Mars, but it will not be landing on Mars. Founder Elon Musk included his Tesla Roadster as part of the payload, and sitting in the driver’s seat is a spacesuit-clad mannequin named Starman. An obvious tribute to David Bowie, Starman is listening to a perpetual loop of Bowie music.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".