“Stairway to Heaven” is a song by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released in late 1971. It was composed by guitarist Jimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant for the band’s untitled fourth studio album (often called Led Zeppelin IV). It is often referred to as one of the greatest rock songs of all time.
The song has three sections, each one progressively increasing in tempo and volume. The song begins in a slow tempo with acoustic instruments (guitar and recorders) before introducing electric instruments. The final section is an uptempo hard rock arrangement highlighted by Page’s intricate guitar solo accompanying Plant’s vocals that end with the plaintive a cappella line: “And she’s buying the stairway to heaven.”
“Stairway to Heaven” was voted #3 in 2000 by VH1 on its list of the 100 Greatest Rock Songs, and was placed at number 31 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”. It was the most requested song on FM radio stations in the United States in the 1970s, despite never having been officially released as a single there. In November 2007, through download sales promoting Led Zeppelin’s Mothership release, “Stairway to Heaven” hit No. 37 on the UK Singles Chart.
Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven Lyrics
There’s a lady who’s sure all that glitters is gold
And she’s buying a stairway to heaven.
When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for.
Ooh, ooh, and she’s buying a stairway to heaven.
There’s a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure
‘Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.
In a tree by the brook, there’s a songbird who sings,
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven.
Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it makes me wonder.
There’s a feeling I get when I look to the west,
And my spirit is crying for leaving.
In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees,
And the voices of those who stand looking.
Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it really makes me wonder.
And it’s whispered that soon if we all call the tune
Then the piper will lead us to reason.
And a new day will dawn for those who stand long
And the forests will echo with laughter.
If there’s a bustle in your hedgerow, don’t be alarmed now,
It’s just a spring clean for the May queen.
Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There’s still time to change the road you’re on.
And it makes me wonder.
Your head is humming and it won’t go, in case you don’t know,
The piper’s calling you to join him,
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow, and did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind.
And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul.
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold.
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last.
When all is one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll.
And she’s buying a stairway to heaven.
You better shape up, “Grease” fans. Or, at least, you better shape up your singing voices, because what you once may have done only in the shower, you will soon be able to do in movie theaters.
Paramount Pictures, the film studio behind the hit movie that remains one of the highest grossing musicals of all-time with nearly $400 million at global box offices, will soon unveil a sing-a-long version of the film in theaters.
Starting on July 8, the studio begins a run of the new, interactive “Grease” in major US cities, and it is hoping the film’s legions of fans around the world will demand the kids of Rydell High School, including stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, turn up on movie screens in their own hometowns.
Randal Kleiser, who directed the 1978 movie based on a hit Broadway play of the same name, ties the film’s enduring popularity to upbeat songs such as “You’re the One That I Want” and “Summer Nights” and the film’s universal tale of young love.
After a long absence from movie theaters, musicals have seen a resurgence in recent years in the form of “High School Musical,” “Mamma Mia!” and current TV hit “Glee,” among others. On Broadway, musicals such as Tony winner “Memphis,” rock band Green Day’s “American Idiot” and critical hit “Fela!” have wowed a fresh new set of fans.
“I think the current resurgence in musicals today is because of the state of the world economy,” Kleiser said. “If you look at other times of economic hardships, audiences flocked to movies to escape from the dire circumstances around them. Musicals are the ultimate escape.”
Jennifer Lopez has canceled a concert planned for the Turkish part of Cyprus occupied by the following criticism that the appearance would make a political statement, an entertainment website reported.
“Jennifer Lopez would never knowingly support any state, country, institution or regime that has been associated with any form of abuse of human rights,” a representative of the singer and actress said Thursday TMZ website.
“After a thorough review of relevant circumstances in Cyprus, it was the management decision to withdraw from the appearance. It was a team decision that reflects our sensitivity to political realities in the region.”
Lopez was to perform July 24 at a new hotel and casino in Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus. But the plans have drawn criticism, including the United States American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association, which made the concert would give more credibility to the 1974 invasion by Turkey, which led to a partition of the island.
Association President Nicholas Karacostas protested that the appearance of Lopez would be “used to lend credence to an illegal entity recognized only by Turkey at the international level, and that is unfortunate.”
Cyprus has been divided since Turkey occupied the north in response to a coup Athens and Nicosia aimed at uniting the island with Greece. The TRNC (Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) is recognized only by Turkey, which maintains troops on the Turkish Cypriot side, while the Greek Cypriot south of the island enjoys international recognition.
If you’ve ever dreamed of being an astronaut, you’ve probably idly checked out the price of one of those private rocket flights into orbit. And you’ve probably compared them unfavorably to a nice five-bedroom house in a fashionable urban area, and decided you didn’t want to go into space quite that badly after all. But courtesy of NASA, now you can take a trip all the way to the moon — for free.
OK, so there’s a catch. NASA’s moon “trip” is probably a little more virtual than you might have had in mind. Moonbase Alpha challenges gamers to step into the oversized moon-boots of an astronaut stationed on a fictional (but plausible) moon base. Your mission (should you choose to accept it) is to restore life support to base, after a meteor strike cripples a solar panel.
It’s available for free over digital delivery system Steam, and you can either play it on your own or as part of a six-strong team. Available base-fixing resources include a fully stocked equipment shed, robotic repair units, and a totally sweet lunar rover.
“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” is waning at the box office but still has gotten off to a blockbuster start with $161 million in its first five days, according to studio estimates Sunday.
The third chapter in Summit Entertainment’s vampire romance fell off sharply after debuting last Wednesday with $68.5 million. That was the second-best opening-day haul ever, behind its predecessor, last year’s “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” which opened with $72.7 million.
After that huge first day, “Eclipse” averaged about $23 million daily over the next four days. That includes an estimate for a slow Sunday as people turned their attention to Fourth of July activities.
“Weather has a lot to do with a Fourth of July opening. I’m not looking to make excuses, but between barbecues and fireworks, we have a lot of competition,” said Richie Fay, head of distribution for Summit. “I do think people will come back to the movie.”
Its total through Sunday came in well short of the $200 million mark set last year by “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” the record-holder for best five-day start for movies opening on Wednesday.
“Eclipse” easily held the No. 1 spot for the weekend, though its $69 million Friday-to-Sunday total was only a fraction more than what the movie took in just on opening day. “New Moon” took in $142.8 million in its first weekend last November, though the movie opened on Friday and the figure includes its record opening-day gross.
Summit estimates “Eclipse” will climb to around $181 million domestically by Monday. The movie also has added $100.2 million in 42 overseas markets.
“Eclipse” has found a wider fan base than “New Moon,” with a bigger percentage of males turning out for the latest installment. Female fans accounted for 80 percent of the audience on “New Moon” but only 65 percent of crowds for “Eclipse,” Summit reported.
The latest adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling novels, “Eclipse” continues the love triangle involving a broody teen (Kristen Stewart), her vampire sweetheart (Robert Pattinson) and her werewolf pal (Taylor Lautner).
The weekend’s other new wide release, Paramount’s “The Last Airbender,” opened well with $40.7 million to finish at No. 2 for the three-day weekend. The movie took in $53.2 million since debuting Thursday.
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan (“The Sixth Sense”), “The Last Airbender” is based on the cartoon series about a youth with mythical powers who can unite four warring nations.
“The Last Airbender” found a solid audience despite dreadful reviews from critics, who found the plot muddled and the dialogue stilted.
Employers have to mix batteries of resumes, and they want candidates who know their specific needs. You must adjust your CV and cover letter. Skip two hours via the website of the company, the Executive LinkedIn profiles, blogs, articles and industry-before touching your resume or cover letter.
Watch your body language during a job interview.
If you do not have self-awareness and social skills, it shows. Even in the small critical discourse before the interview, make eye contact, smile, if any, and alert us. Above all, do not shake your knee, kick to the office, twirl your hair, check your phone, play with your pen, look into space, or nail biting.
Fill a large white patch CV volunteer work.
Many Americans have gaping holes in their resumes recession through no fault of their own work, but they wanted because they could not find it. One solution: volunteering part time. Volunteering tells potential employers that you are an energetic and compassion, even when faced with problems of your own finds ways to help others.
Do not be careless, watching the little things.
You forgot to set the date of your curriculum vitae. You whiffed on the name of the hiring manager, when you have demonstrated for the interview. Small things is not always a breeze agreement in real life, but it is often in a job search. When you are looking for a job, a small mistake can make a much greater than it would in most contexts.
Your resume should answer this question.
Most employers spend a lot of time looking through resumes, and most of their work experience “read [s] as a series of job descriptions. But this is not information to hiring managers need to make their decisions. Good resumes answer the question: “What have you done in this work that someone else would not?
Make sure you match the job description.
Resume Many candidates are totally unmatched in the advertised position. If you do not have a clear idea of what the job is done, your opinion of how well matched you will be established on a wrong basis.
Put your interlocutor feel comfortable.
Many investigators hatred interview. They know they are not good at it and deal with strangers and ask questions to fill a job that they do not know. “A job seeker to take advantage by remaining friendly, attentive listening, and emphasizing an understanding with his colleagues.
Plan before you proceed.
A recent study has shown that the development of a plan to start your job search can significantly affect the number of job offers you receive. Set goals “process” to stay on track to achieve career goals. Process objectives are. . . “Roll up your sleeves and spend” goals. Maybe you set a goal of making 10 phone calls a day.
Take the job less desirable.
Many job seekers try to enter a new industry. It is a difficult objective at all times and particularly difficult period of recession. Look for work that nobody wants. If a position is difficult to fill, they may be willing to hire you if you’re willing to learn how to do the work, rather than forcing you to already be an expert.
Far too many people quit their jobs in frustration, only to find similar (or worse) conditions in their next positions. If you find yourself tempted to quit your job, you’ll make a far better decision for yourself if you analyze your situation calmly and rationally.
1. Never quit in a moment of emotion. Most people have moments—plenty of them—where they want to quit their jobs. Most of the time, the feeling passes. Give yourself a couple of weeks—if the feeling doesn’t lift, then it’s something you can take seriously. But you don’t want to make a major decision in the heat of emotion that you can’t reverse later. And remember, it’s easy to reverse a decision not to quit. But it’s close to impossible to reverse a resignation once you’ve given it.
2. Think carefully about the advantages of your job that you may not find somewhere else. Perhaps your employer gives you an enormous amount of flex time that you don’t think you’d easily find elsewhere. Maybe you have a fantastically short commute that you really value. Maybe you get to do work that you love in a way that’s hard to find. You need to figure out what’s important to you and weigh that against what’s frustrating you. Maybe quitting would be the right decision—but make sure that you’ve weighed all the pros and cons before you do.
3. If possible, talk to your boss about your frustrations. You may find that things can change.
4. Be realistic about what will happen after you quit. If you don’t have another job lined up, how long will your savings last you? In this market, some people are going unemployed for a year or more, so if you resign without another job offer, you need to have a long-term plan.
5. Never quit just to “show them.” Often a desire to quit in frustration really stems from feeling powerless. The employer-employee relationship has such a slanted power dynamic that when your job or manager is making you unhappy, sometimes it can feel like your only way to regain power is to quit—and then, that’ll show ’em. But this is rarely satisfying. Your employer may be surprised at first, but people leave jobs all the time—they’ll quickly get over it. And you don’t want to be jobless just to make a point.
If you do end up deciding to quit, you’ll feel a lot better knowing that you thought it through carefully and deliberately before you took the plunge.
She’s ditched Jake Sully, after going through all that they did together. Sigh. Avatar’s Zoe Saldana is engaged to Keith Britton her non-Na’avi boyfriend of TEN years. Yes, ten. That’s a lifetime in Hollywood years. A source reveals, “They’ve been together forever. They’re a great couple.”
Don’t expect her to be shouting the news from rooftops, though. She’s always kept her relationship with the actor/CEO of My Fashion Database completely on the down-low. Which she plans to translate into a no-stress wedding, much like Carrie Underwood. Another source commented, “She doesn’t even introduce him as her fiancé. She will just say, ‘This is Keith.’ She likes to keep her personal life to herself and wants people to focus on her as an actress. She hasn’t stopped working to plan anything.”
Congratulations, you two! Apart from all the true love-soulmate stuff, here’s something that should keep the motor running. Saldana loves her some sexy time, telling Essence, “Love it, love it, love it — can’t live without it! I love sex.”