Jim Carroll
American musician and writer
Jim Carroll
James Dennis "Jim" Carroll was an author, poet, autobiographer, and punk musician. Carroll was best known for his 1978 autobiographical work The Basketball Diaries, which was made into the 1995 film of the same name, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Carroll.
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Holiday Shoppers Plan Small Biz Shopping Spree
Fox Business News - over 3 years
With the holidays quickly approaching, small business should be preparing for a busier season than last year, new research shows. That's because 35 percent of consumers plan to shop at local small businesses this year, up from 27 percent in 2012, a study by business products and marketing services provider Deluxe Corp. revealed. The chance to support local businesses, find unique merchandise, get personalized service and pay cheaper prices are the driving factors in why consumers plan to increase their shopping at small businesses this year, the research found. Small businesses should be encouraged by the study's results, said Tim Carroll, vice president of small business engagement at Deluxe. "Since shoppers increasingly use technology to plan and fulfill their holiday shopping needs, small businesses must leverage that same technology to remain top-of-mind and drive sales," Carroll said. The study shows getting noticed online will be critical for small businesses this ...
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What business leaders can learn from Egypt
Financial Post - over 3 years
Who among us was not taken aback by the speed and efficiency of the military coup in Egypt? And yet the coup, or counter-revolution, was predicted by many political observers. They saw the worsening fuel shortages, power outages and rising food prices fights as living conditions steadily deteriorated — even as international lenders urged President Mohamed Morsi to raise taxes and cut government subsidies. Something, they said, had to give. Business people, locked into day-to-day decision-making, often view the future as a series of random developments, too convoluted to foresee or control. Yet even unexpected events send out clues in advance — if only we pay attention. It’s every business leader’s job to keep one eye (or ear) on the future, because that’s where your next meal, your next product and your next customer will come from. Better still, you need to motivate your whole team to recognize useful new ideas, insights and trends that could impact your market and your busines ...
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Dusty Wright: Best Rock, Pop and Soul Music for Summer 2012, Part 2!
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Here's more of my favorite songs for the summer of 2012. If you didn't see Part 1 of my picks, you can find it here. Enjoy the melodic sunshine. "Rosalee" Chris Robinson's Brotherhood Big Moon Ritual (Red General) -- The funky, retro clavinet vibe of "Rosalee" offers a wonderful diversion from the jam band tendrils on the LP's seven long tunes, all of them seven-plus minutes. Neal Casal's lead guitar work may recall a certain member of the Dead, and that's not a bad thing. While none of the songs have the majestic lift of "Dark Star" or "Terrapin Station," Chris Robinson's soulful vocals keep one's ears engaged. Perfect for road trips, regardless of the season. "Dayglo Reflection" Bobby Womack The Bravest Man In The Universe (XL) -- From the U.K. label that released Gil Scott-Heron's last album; we can also thank them for Mr. Womack's first effort in 14 years! And like that GSH effort, there is an electronica element coursing throughout. My favorite is this bluesy, Stev ...
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James Franco: Summer Reading Part 1 of 6: 'If I Don't Six'
The Huffington Post - over 4 years
I read a lot. This summer I will spend most of my time on set. There is a ton of downtime for actors on a movie set, because it takes so much time to set up the lights, and I usually take the opportunity to read. On the movie I'm working on in New Orleans, I usually bring two books to the set: one to read to myself and one to read aloud to Nana, my hair woman and friend. Nana loves to read, but English is her third language, so she prefers me to read to her. Recently I have been reading to her from Jerry Stahl's book about Fatty Arbuckle, I, Fatty -- but more about that book in the next post. Sometimes people ask me for book recommendations. I know that many of my younger co-stars will be taken with the Hunger Games trilogy and the Fifty Shades of Grey books this summer, but I thought I'd write a series of posts talking about a few books that I have been enjoying this summer. Before I talk about If I Don't Six, a book about one young man's induction into the exclusive w ...
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Take a Picture With the DeLorean Time Machine
Middletown Patch - almost 5 years
Have you watched more than one Back to the Future movie marathon? Ever fantasize about travelling in the DeLorean time machine with Doc Brown? You can take your own trip back to the future this weekend and raise money for one of Middletown’s best-known charities in the process. A replica of the DeLorean time machine—flux capacitor and all—will be on display in front of Add-on Pools & Patios on Route 35 in Middletown on Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For a small donation to Middletown Helps Its Own, you can get your picture taken with the spruced up DeLorean—one of only two replicas in existence on the East Coast, according to its owner, Middletown resident Jim Carroll. “Adults our age who love the Back to the Future movies—they see the time machine and it brings a big smile to their face,” the 30-year-old explained. Caroll said the conversion from DeLorean to a replica of the Back to the Future time machine was completed in December 2011. He made adjustments to th ...
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6 More Things You Should Be Listening To Right Now
Obsessed with Film - What Cultur - almost 5 years
I swear to you this time, I’ve been a bit more honest with the title and stuck to it for the article. There’s not a whole lot I need to say here, because the title says it all for me; another collection of bands/artists/whatever that I really enjoy myself and feel are worth a little bit of time in your ear canals. Whether they’re new, up and coming, unknown, underground, old, defunct or obvious doesn’t matter here, I’m just sharing. Give ‘em a listen. There’s a chance you’ll want to keep listening. And remember to check out our first 5 Things You Should Be Listening To Right Now before reading. *shels post-rock/progressive rock/post-metal In the aftermath of the breakup of experimental hardcore/post-hardcore band Mahumodo, back in 2003, founding member Mehdi Safa and drummer Tom Harriman weren’t going to let that stop them. So pinching the title of one Mahumodo EP (Shels) and the * from another (*Waves), the pair started piecing together their next project, one called *she ...
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Law Day program is Friday in Montpelier
VT Digger - almost 5 years
For immedate release May 1, 2012 For further information contact: Kevin Ryan 802-223-2020 Senator Patrick Leahy, Governor Peter Shumlin, Chief Justice Paul Reiber, and members of the Vermont legislature will join VBA President Jim Carroll on Friday, May 4, at 2:00 PM, on the steps of the Vermont Supreme Court in Montpelier, to celebrate the rule of law and to highlight the importance of fair, impartial, and independent courts in our constitutional democracy. The program is held to coincide with the week of Law Day, May 1. Law Day provides an opportunity to reflect on the importance of courts that are accountable to our Constitution and to our laws, as well as a time to renew every person’s commitment to the central theme of our constitutional democracy: equal justice under law. Vermont has a rich history of independence and self-reliance. We are a proud participatory democracy. Vermont’s people reflect the best of a representative democracy governed by the rule of law. We ...
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In The Works - Pure Love
Clash - almost 5 years
Frank Carter’s (ex-Gallows) and Jim Carroll’s (ex-Suicide File and Hope Conspiracy) new band has been shrouded in mystery since day one and has still not been properly uncovered. Fooling many people into thinking they had become a shoegaze band with a trailer featuring some ominous music and no shouting, Frank and Jim talk to Clash to discuss what the new collective is all about. “All of our bands kind of took a backseat and that’s essentially why I left Gallows, because I wasn’t happy doing that and I really wanted to put all I had into Pure Love,” says Frank. “When [Jim and I] met it just gelled really quickly and we both realised that we wanted the same things, and that was to write big hooky rock songs.” They seem to be blossoming in this change, there is no fear or uncertainty in any shape or form, just unmitigated confidence: “Definitely not worried about losing old fans,” Jim states. “Obviously, if they come along with us that’s great, but if they don’t like it th ...
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The Great Big Pop Whatever: An Interview with Unicycle Loves You
Pop Matters - almost 5 years
When not visiting the Church of Bob Pollard, Unicycle Loves You's Jim Carroll takes pleasure in rewriting the garage-pop rulebook, conquering SXSW, and releasing his band's best album to date. Now, he tells PopMatters all about it.
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A dream realized - Effingham Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
Seeing the building that serves all grades in the district was an eye opener for former Stewardson-Strasburg student Jim Carroll, who was helping Friday evening . “There's a lot more done here than I realized,” he said
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From Paper to Electronics: Little Flower Family Practice Goes Live - MedCity News
Google News - over 5 years
Jim Carroll, the director of the Northeast Central Ohio Regional Extension Center, had worked as the former Chief Information Officer with Donna at Mercy Medical. At a seminar sponsored by the Ohio Health Information Partnership in October 2010,
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Katy B good - Irish Times
Google News - over 5 years
She talks grime, dubstep and mixing underground and overground with JIM CARROLL SHE'S AN UNASSUMING pop star, this London-Irish girl born Kathleen Brien. The 22-year-old is receiving plenty of plaudits and praise from the gallery for her fantastic
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Annie the musical - Irish Times
Google News - over 5 years
She's got it, writes JIM CARROLL IT STARTED with a riff. Annie Tierney sings the melody from Sketch! so you know the one she's talking about. One of the best Irish albums in yonks came from it. Tierney has been involved with Irish bands past (Chicks)
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Ridgefielders For A More Open Local Government - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
RTC chair Jim Carroll and caucus chair Ed Tyrell speak before the caucus. Do you think there should be more time for residents to speak at Board of Selectmen meetings? Start your own discussion now by telling us in the comments
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Business Incubator to create jobs in Eastern Kentucky - WYMT
Google News - over 5 years
"We would like to bring in businesses that are high growth that can bring in jobs," said the director of the center Jim Carroll. The center could potentially hold 17 businesses and bring in about 125 jobs, and that's just the beginning
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Area results - Worcester Telegram
Google News - over 5 years
2, Jim Carroll. B Flight — 1, Jim Noonan. 2, Steve Lafleur. Senior Flight — 1, Anthony Carra. Super Senior Flight — 1, Joe Miller. 2, Ron Pichette. Championship Flight — 1, Frank Krogul-Don Deary, 8.8 points. 2, Jack Bielik-Matt Bielik, 8.5
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Where's your head at? - Irish Times
Google News - over 5 years
Lynchpin Ishmael Butler talks to JIM CARROLL ISHMAEL BUTLER has experienced a few jousts during his time in this game. Back in the 1990s when he was known as Butterfly, Butler was one-third of Digable Planets, a combo who threw down some fantastic,
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Jim Carroll, Savant Systems - HiddenWires
Google News - over 5 years
Jim Carroll has over 25 years of executive experience in systems integration and engineering, and has held various management and executive positions with a number of technology companies. He became President and Chief Executive Officer of AViX, Inc.,
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Gay Activists Hit Fox in Viral Video - GoLocalProv
Google News - over 5 years
The video features the lead singer, Jim Carroll, and an entourage of back-up singers taking the Statehouse by storm. Cutaways show less-than-flattering images of Fox. “I think that's one of the most awesome things about the time we live in,” Carroll
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jim Carroll
    FIFTIES
  • 2009
    Age 58
    Carroll, 60, died of a heart attack at his Manhattan home on September 11, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details He was reportedly working at his desk when he died. His funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of Pompeii Roman Catholic Church on Carmine St. in Greenwich Village.
  • FORTIES
  • 1995
    Age 44
    It was featured in the 1995 film The Basketball Diaries (based on Jim Carroll's autobiography), and was covered by John Cale on his Antártida soundtrack.
    More Details Hide Details The song's title was based on a poem by Ted Berrigan. Later albums were Dry Dreams (1982) and I Write Your Name (1983), both with contributions from Lenny Kaye and Paul Sanchez. Carroll also collaborated with musicians Lou Reed, Blue Öyster Cult, Boz Scaggs, Ray Manzarek of The Doors, Pearl Jam, Electric Light Orchestra and Rancid.
    In 1995, Canadian filmmaker John L'Ecuyer adapted "Curtis's Charm", a short story from Carroll's 1993 book Fear of Dreaming, into the film Curtis's Charm.
    More Details Hide Details In 1978, after he moved to California to get a fresh start since overcoming his heroin addiction, Carroll formed The Jim Carroll Band, a new wave/punk rock group, with encouragement from Patti Smith, with whom he once shared an apartment in New York City, along with Robert Mapplethorpe. He performed a spoken word piece with the Patti Smith Group in San Diego when the support band dropped out at the last moment. The band was originally called Amsterdam, where they originally formed and were based in Bolinas, California. The musicians were Steve Linsley (bass), Wayne Woods (drums), Brian Linsley and Terrell Winn (guitars). They released a single "People Who Died", from their 1980 debut album, Catholic Boy. The album featured contributions from Allen Lanier and Bobby Keys. In 1982 the song appeared in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, from which Carroll received royalties until his death in 2009. The song also appeared in the 1985 Kim Richards vehicle Tuff Turf starring James Spader and Robert Downey Jr., which also featured a cameo appearance by the band, as well as 2004's Dawn of the Dead, and in the 2015 Mr. Robot S1 E10.
  • 1991
    Age 40
    Starting in 1991, Carroll performed readings from his then-in-progress first novel, The Petting Zoo.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1987
    Age 36
    In 1987, Carroll wrote a second memoir, Forced Entries: The Downtown Diaries 1971–1973, continuing his autobiography into his early adulthood in the New York City music and art scene as well as his struggle to kick his drug habit.
    More Details Hide Details After working as a musician, Carroll returned to writing full-time in the mid-1980s and began to appear regularly on the spoken-word circuit.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1978
    Age 27
    In 1978, Carroll published The Basketball Diaries, an autobiographical book concerning his life as a teenager in New York City's hard drug culture.
    More Details Hide Details Diaries is an edited collection of the diaries he kept between the ages of 12 and 16, detailing his sexual experiences, high school basketball career, and his addiction to heroin, which began when he was 13.
  • 1973
    Age 22
    Carroll's first publication by a mainstream publisher (Grossman Publishers), the poetry collection Living at the Movies, was published in 1973.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1970
    Age 19
    In 1970, his second collection of poems, 4 Ups and 1 Down was published, and he started working for Andy Warhol.
    More Details Hide Details At first, he was writing film dialogue and inventing character names; later on, Carroll worked as the co-manager of Warhol's Theater.
  • 1968
    Age 17
    Soon his work was being published in elite literary magazines like Paris Review in 1968, and Poetry the following year.
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  • 1967
    Age 16
    While still in high school, Carroll published his first collection of poems, Organic Trains. Already attracting the attention of the local literati, his work began appearing in the Poetry Project's magazine The World in 1967.
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  • 1964
    Age 13
    He attended Trinity from 1964–1968.
    More Details Hide Details He briefly attended Wagner College and Columbia University. Carroll identified Rainer Maria Rilke, Frank O'Hara, John Ashbery, James Schuyler, Allen Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs as influences on his artistic career.
  • 1963
    Age 12
    In fall 1963, he entered public school, but was soon awarded a scholarship to the elite Trinity School.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1949
    Age -2
    Born on August 1, 1949.
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