Music by Anoushka Shankar Poem by Nikita Gill Dance Performance & Choreography by Mythili Prakash Sculptures by Shilo Shiv Suleyman
Anoushka Shankar: sitar, spoken word Pirashanna Theverajah: mridangam Tom Farmer: bass Produced by Julian Hepple & Anoushka Shankar Engineered by John Duckett Mixed & mastered by Julian Hepple Executive Producer: Saloni Thakkar Released on LEITER
Video Director: Gui Sussekind Bailey Executive Producers: Felix Grimm, Nils Frahm Cinematography: Gui Sussekind Bailey, Brian Hashimoto, Ben Holman Editors: Francisco Camacho, Anoushka Shankar, Mythili Prakash Colour: Aline Biz Set Designer: Ralph Whitehead Makeup Artist: Chess Thornton Hair: Sarah Scott Credits: Torsten Posselt
“Shadowboxer” is a song written and performed by American alternative singer-songwriter Fiona Apple.
It was released on July 1, 1996 by Work Records and Columbia Records as her debut single from her debut studio album, Tidal.
Background and release Apple recorded the song with collaborator Jon Brion in 1995 immediately after being signed to a record deal with Sony Music Entertainment.
Its lyrical content mainly explores the themes of the dangers of desire and vulnerability.
It was then released as her debut and lead single from her forthcoming debut studio album on July 1, 1996.
A music video of the song directed by Jim Gable was released.
Apple performed “Shadowboxer” in various events, most notably during the 22nd season of Saturday Night Live and on the television special MTV Unplugged: Fiona Apple.
Music video Shot entirely in black-and-white, this takes place in a recording studio, with scenes of her playing the piano and in Fostex T20RP headphones singing in front of a microphone.
Chart performance The song charted inside the Top 40 of two different Billboard charts.
It spent six weeks on the Alternative Songs chart, peaking at number 34.
It fared much better on the Adult Pop Songs, peaking at number 32 and spent over 15 weeks on the chart.
Critical reception “Shadowboxer” has received critical acclaim from music critics, with many of them comparing Apple’s voice to Nina Simone and her lyrical talent to Carole King.
Steven Mirkin of Entertainment Weekly gave the song an A−, he wrote, “Singing to a former lover, her slurred, smoky vocals float above a loping, gospel-tinged piano, vibes, and string arrangement, making her “Shadowboxer” sound like Nina Simone covering early Elton John.
Although she’s only 18, she has the poise of a seasoned singer.”
Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic described the song as “haunting”, remarking that while “it strives to say something deep and important, much of the lyrics settle for clichés.”
Lyrics: Once my lover Now my friend What a cruel thing To pretend What a cunning way To condescend Once my lover and Now my friend Oh, you creep up Like the clouds And you set my soul at ease Then you let Your love abound And you bring me To my knees Oh, it’s evil, babe The way you let Your grace enrapture me When will you know I’d be insane To ever let that Dirty game recapture me
Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan directs an international cast in “Inception,” an original sci-fi actioner that travels around the globe and into the intimate and infinite world of dreams.
Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief, the best in the dangerous art of extraction: stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable.
Cobb’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved.
Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption.
One last job could give him his life back, but only if he can accomplish the impossible—inception.
Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb, and his team of specialists, have to pull off the reverse; their task is not to steal an idea, but to plant one.
If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime.
But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move.
An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming.
This summer, your mind is the scene of the crime.
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Leonardo Dicaprio, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Cillian Murphy
This dream is unclear & confusing because I kept experiencing missing time / unconsciousness throughout the dream, and I am not sure if I was myself or not during most of the dream; I do know that this dream took place during the day.
Their business partly involved them getting paid by people to contain / trap / seal / make deals with / exorcism / et cetera demons and / or spirits and / or other kinds of entities from possessed people; and maybe even to people who wanted to be possessed (I am not sure about this), or unpossessed people who wanted to make deals with demons / entities / spirits / et cetera.