Mark E. Smith
British musician
Mark E. Smith
Mark Edward Smith is the lead singer, lyricist, frontman, and only constant member of the English post-punk band The Fall.
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Scarier Than 'Psycho': Twitter Erupts Over Trump's 'Bats**t' Press Conference
Huffington Post - 10 days
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Facebook Marketing Tips From a Social Media Expert
Fox News - 5 months
Find out how you can strengthen your Facebook marketing strategy with tips from thought leader Mari Smith.
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Georgianna Page and Mark Smith: Desperate for Love, and Chicken
NYTimes - 8 months
She had all but given up on finding someone, and decided to narrow down potential matches by a mutual food interest.
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World's Most Scenic Train Rides (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Technicolor greens, brilliant saris, ancient temples: these are my clearest memories of riding India's South Eastern Railway many years ago. I still recall the rickshaws and rivers full of locals bathing, as the tropical landscape passed in a constant, captivating blur. Related: 10 Breathtaking U.S. Train Trips My vivid memories speak to the power and allure of train travel. After all, a railway itinerary allows travelers the opportunity to experience a destination in a way that's just not possible from the air. Above the clouds, it's hard to tell the difference between a Mexican canyon and a Norwegian fjord. From a train window, the passing vistas are completely distinct. Sure enough, says Mark Smith, founder of the train travel website Seat 61, many travelers are frustrated with the airlines. "People want to cut their carbon footprint, and they want to avoid the hassle," he says. "They're looking for a more relaxing alternative." But let's be clear: some train rou ...
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"The Future of Money: Cashing out on Cash" Event - Mark Smith, CEO, Symbiont
Reuters.com - over 1 year
Mark Smith, CEO, Symbiont spoke at the Thomson Reuters "The Future of Money: Cashing out on Cash" event in New York City.
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Delaware man takes search for long-lost brother to Facebook
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
Mark Smith of Middletown, Delaware is using social media to find an important person in his life - his brother.
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Election 2015 live: Cameron 'threatening UK's future' by talking up SNP, says Miliband
Guardian (UK) - almost 2 years
PM has given up attempting to win majority, Labour leader says Lord Steel says John Major ‘does not understand Scotland’ Nigel Farage says Ukip would reduce TV licence fee to £50 Read our morning election briefing to get you up to speed 10.59am BST Sir John Major will be delivering his speech shortly. A full house for Sir John Major's speech in the West Midlands. Lots will remember him as PM as if it were yesterday. pic.twitter.com/eYpeVy5kS4 10.58am BST At their briefing this morning, Ukip insisted they were the party of small business, highlighting a letter in today’s Daily Express signed by 100 small business bosses backing the party. Suzanne Evans, the Ukip deputy chair, said: The Conservatives are in the pockets of the multinational corporations, Labour has become the anti-business party and Ukip is the party for small business. 10.52am BST Sir Malcolm Bruce, the Lib Dem deputy leader, has adopted a very Lib Dem stance on the rift between David Cameron and Micha ...
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Former Texas A&M star, Browns QB Johnny Manziel enters treatment facility
Houston Chronicle - about 2 years
By Brent Zwerneman Dozens of jaw-dropping moves that made Johnny Manziel famous as Texas A&M’s quarterback have been shrunk by a lone critical move, a single step perhaps not only helping safeguard his NFL livelihood but his life. Manziel, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner and current Cleveland Browns backup QB, has checked into a treatment center in an attempt to remedy what has earned him as many headlines as his on-field triumphs – a seemingly insatiable thirst for the nightlife and its trappings. “Johnny knows there are areas he needs to improve on to help him be a better family member, friend and teammate, so he decided to take this step in his life during the offseason,” Manziel family friend and adviser Brad Beckworth said in a statement Monday. Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin could not be reached through an athletic department spokesman, but A&M issued a statement, saying: “Johnny will always be an Aggie, and we wish him well in another step in his journey.” Ma ...
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State Rep's Sisters Found Shot To Death
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Two sisters of a state lawmaker were found dead on Friday, the Des Moines Register reported. Police said that Susan and Sarah Wolfe, sisters of Iowa state representative Mary Wolfe (D), were shot to death in their home in Pennsylvania. Another state lawmaker confirmed the news to the Des Moines Register. "They were both incredible people, and we would like their friends and colleagues to know a little bit more about them and how much we appreciate their thoughts and wishes," Wolfe told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. According to the Post-Gazette, Wolfe said she was one of eight children. Her website says that she has two other brothers and three other sisters. The family was raised in Iowa. Iowa House Majority Leader Mark Smith told the Quad City Times that Wolfe would be taking time off to deal with the "horrible tragedy."
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'Sort of a Jack Abramoff Kind of Thing'
Huffington Post - about 3 years
When the Canutillo Independent School District found out its superintendent was cooking the books just like in nearby El Paso, the board members knew they had a problem on their hands. But for a couple of local lobbyists, a school cheating scandal was just another business opportunity, underscoring the extent to which the school reform movement has become a special interest that sees public education as a business opportunity. On Dec. 6, 2012, an internal audit into a scheme to scrub the rolls of students with special needs or limited fluency in English was presented to the Canutillo school board, which then suspended the superintendent. A similar scandal landed the El Paso superintendent in federal prison, but the practice is not limited to the western tip of Texas. Superintendents have been "juking the stats" since politicians linked test scores to accountability. Before he became George W. Bush's education secretary, Rod Paige engineered the Houston Miracle by underreporting dropou ...
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Doris failed by hospital
Daily Echo - over 3 years
THE words of local GP Mark Smith are something of an indictment.
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Work set to start on 218 new homes
The Gazette - over 3 years
Work is set to start on the development of hundreds of homes in central Blackpool. The first phase of a £50m development, dubbed Foxhall Village, was approved by Blackpool Council’s planning committee last night. Developers Hollinwood Homes have been given the go ahead to start work on 218 properties, comprising 42 four-bedroomed homes, 114 three bedroomed, 53 two bedroomed and nine two bedroomed flats. The development will also include 70 affordable units for Great Places Housing Group. Rhian Stratton, associate for Nexus Planning, the planning consultancy for the developer, said: “It’s fantastic news and great to have received unanimous support from the planning committee. “The redevelopment of this site for family housing will offer significant regeneration benefits and create an attractive place to live with a distinctive feel, helping to rebalance the housing market in the 
area.” Outline planning permission was granted earlier this year for 410 homes on the land between Ce ...
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Grier shuffles his top staff (updated)
Houston Chronicle - over 3 years
UPDATE (9/13/13): HISD spokesman Jason Spencer has provided the salaries for the employees whose positions are being changed. Although Mark Smith and Michele Pola have reduced job responsibilities, their salaries will remain the same. Smith, who is moving from chief school support officer to chief student support officer, is earning $178,785 a year. That’s the  Read More
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Wind farm jobs debate
Daily Echo - over 3 years
BOURNEMOUTH’S head of tourism Mark Smith claims the proposed wind farm, which could be built 12 miles off the town’s coast, will lose thousands of jobs in the industry.
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This resort is going places
Daily Echo - over 3 years
THE figures for Saturday alone were astonishing. More than 440,000 visitors enjoyed the council-led Air Festival and made it the busiest ever day for the resort. The town’s infrastructure stood up well to the test, aided by good organisation. The four day event has been a massive boost and as tourism director, Mark Smith, points out, the festival in its sixth year is getting more popular, not less. New development is springing up in Bournemouth. We’ve had the Skyride. The Imax is gone and the Wheels festival is also here for next year. Bournemouth feels like a resort that’s going places.
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Dallas firm uses solar to power West Texas oil rigs
The Business Journals - over 3 years
The sun can be harsh in West Texas but one Dallas entrepreneur is putting those rays to work powering oil wells. Mark Smith has developed an off-the-grid solar power generator that provides industrial-strength power 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The president and founder of Dallas-based Seldon Energy said this technology, which is still in the pilot phase, in many cases can replace more costly and unreliable diesel or natural gas powered engines at remote locations where electric utility service…
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Mystery of 163–year–old letter revealed by experts
Buxton Advertiser - over 3 years
The hunt of clues about the origin of a 163–year–old letter found at the Pavilion Gardens has gone international as experts claim it is written in an obscure Germanic script. The letter found beneath the floor of the old kitchen in the Octagon, Buxton, is believed to be a replacement birth certificate for a theologian travelling in the area during the 19th Century. The language it was written in eluded staff at the gardens, so it was handed to Derbyshire Record Office, in Matlock, for analysis. Terry Crawford, manager at the gardens, said: “It could have been anything so we had to get it translated and it turns out it’s an old version of German. The plot thickens.” Archivist Mark Smith, who works at the record office then appealed to a group of experts to find out what it was. Finally he found lady in Ireland who could translate the text. “She said it’s a form of German, but it’s a different type of handwriting called Suetterlin,” he explained. “There are massive variations in ...
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Wisconsin World War II veteran, 91, dies while awaiting Honor Flight
Fox News - over 3 years
A World War II veteran from Wisconsin died minutes before he was to board a Stars and Stripes Honor flight to Washington, JSOnline.com reported.  The flight provides veterans with free trips to visit monuments and the changing of the guard at Arlington National Ceremony.  Walter Smith had been diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago and the honor flight had been his motivation to work hard on his rehabilitation.  Smith died the morning of June 8, shortly after his family arrived at the airport to drop him off for his flight.  When Smith became quiet on the drive to the airport, his family assumed he had fallen asleep, JSOnline.com reported.  When they tried to wake him up after arriving at the airport, they realized that something was wrong.  Smith died in an ambulance on the way to the hospital.  "I really, truly believe the flight kept him hanging on for much longer," his son Mark Smith told JSOnline.com. "He was extremely excited about the whole trip. He definit ...
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Sex Pistols Ushered In Punk Era 37 Years Ago Today
Huffington Post - over 3 years
It could be said that June 4, 1976, was the day the punk era began, all thanks to an intimate gig put on by The Sex Pistols. The nascent band took the stage on the night of June 4 -- 37 years ago -- at the Lesser Free Trade Hall in Manchester, England, playing to a crowd of about 40 in a space that could have held hundreds. The Sex Pistols had made no significant splash in the music industry as of yet, having only played together under that name for a handful of months. That would change on this night, when a few notable figures just so happened to be in attendance. In the crowd were a plethora of people who'd help The Sex Pistols in birthing the wave of punk music that would inundate the latter part of the 1970s as well as the 1980s. Among the concertgoers were Howard DeVoto and Pete Shelley, who together formed Buzzcocks; Ian Curtis, Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook, who would go on to become Joy Division; Mark E. Smith, who started The Fall; Steven Patrick Morrissey, w ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mark E. Smith
    FIFTIES
  • 2008
    Age 50
    Smith's autobiography, Renegade: The Gospel According to Mark E. Smith, written with Manchester-based writer Austin Collins, was published by Viking Books in April 2008.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2007
    Age 49
    In May 2007 Smith made an appearance on the BBC Three sitcom Ideal, playing a foulmouthed, chain-smoking Jesus.
    More Details Hide Details Smith has also appeared in several films made by the artist Mark Aeriel Waller, including "Glow Boys" and "Midwatch". A fuzzy, muted version of the song "Hip Priest" appeared in the film The Silence of the Lambs.
    Most recently, Smith has worked with Mouse on Mars on the collaboration project Von Südenfed, whose first album, Tromatic Reflexxions, was released on 21 May 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Smith more recently provided guest vocals on the new Gorillaz album Plastic Beach, on the song "Glitter Freeze", and joined the group Shuttleworth to record the World Cup song England's Heartbeat. In 1986, Smith wrote the play Hey, Luciani based around the short-lived reign of Pope John Paul I. Smith has also periodically acted as guest contributor to publications including the NME. He has appeared in an acting role in several television programmes and films. He made a cameo in the Michael Winterbottom film 24 Hour Party People (2002), while his younger self was portrayed by Sam Riley in a section that was deleted from the final cut of the film, but is featured as a deleted scene on the DVD.
    In interviews, Smith has cited Colin Wilson, Arthur Machen, Wyndham Lewis, Thomas Hardy, Philip K. Dick as influences, as well as Edgar Allan Poe, Raymond Chandler, and H. P. Lovecraft, whose short story "The Colour Out of Space" he read in Christmas 2007 for the BBC Collective website.
    More Details Hide Details Alongside his work with the Fall, Smith has released two spoken-word solo albums, The Post-Nearly Man (1998) and Pander! Panda! Panzer! (2002). Both albums feature readings of Fall lyrics, samples of Fall songs and contributions from members of the Fall. The line between Smith's solo career and his work with the group remains somewhat blurred. Smith has also appeared as a guest vocalist for Edwyn Collins, Elastica, Gorillaz, Long Fin Killie, Mouse on Mars, Coldcut and Ghostigital. His contribution to Inspiral Carpets' 1994 song I Want You won UK top 20 recognition, topped the Festive Fifty and resulted in Smith's first appearance on the classic UK TV show Top of the Pops.
  • 2005
    Age 47
    In January 2005, Mark E. Smith was the subject of The Fall: The Wonderful and Frightening World of Mark E. Smith, a BBC Four television documentary.
    More Details Hide Details The following August, Smith received the "Contribution to Music" award at the Diesel-U-Music Awards.
  • 2004
    Age 46
    Though he broke his hip while promoting the album The Real New Fall LP (Formerly Country on the Click) in 2004, Smith refused to cancel an upcoming American tour, instead choosing to perform in a wheelchair.
    More Details Hide Details Ultimately, the pain and medication caused a number of dates to be cancelled.
    When British DJ and Fall supporter John Peel died in 2004, Smith made a notorious appearance on the BBC's Newsnight show.
    More Details Hide Details He has made his appreciation for Peel clear in several subsequent interviews. Still, the two only met a handful of times.
  • 2001
    Age 43
    He married his present wife, Eleni Poulou, also called Elenor or Elena, in 2001.
    More Details Hide Details Poulou joined the Fall in September 2002.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1989
    Age 31
    They divorced in 1989 and he has since remarried twice.
    More Details Hide Details His second wife was Saffron Prior who used to work for the Fall's fan club.
  • 1988
    Age 30
    Smith also wrote the music for a Michael Clark Dance Company ballet in 1988 called I Am Curious, Orange, which debuted in Amsterdam and is about Prince William of Orange.
    More Details Hide Details Two audio versions of live performances are available. Albums: Singles: Albums: Singles: The Adult Net: The Clint Boon Experience: Coldcut: Edwyn Collins: Elastica: DNA MUSIC: www.dnamusic.gr Ghostigital: Gorillaz: Inspiral Carpets: Jon the Postman: Long Fin Killie: Mild Man Jan: Mouse on Mars: Shuttleworth: Tackhead: Timekode:
  • TWENTIES
  • 1983
    Age 25
    Smith married American guitarist, and Fall band member (1983–89 and 1994–96) Brix Smith on 19 July 1983.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1957
    Born
    Born on March 5, 1957.
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