Mary Lou Lord
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Mary Lou Lord
Mary Lou Lord is an indie folk musician, busker and recording artist.
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Wal-Mart's leadership expands exec roles in online push
Yahoo News - about 1 month
(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Friday announced a management shuffle that integrates the running of its physical outlets and online operations, and extends broader authority to the former head of online retailer Jet.com, which Wal-Mart bought for $3.3 billion last year. It was the second time Wal-Mart has shuffled its e-commerce decks after it acquired Jet.com in August and appointed Marc Lore to run its e-commerce business. In November, Wal-Mart announced a number of management changes and said Jet.com co-founder Nate Faust would lead fulfillment operations for both Jet.com and Wal-Mart.com.
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Hear The Previously Unreleased Elliott Smith Track 'I Figured You Out'
NPR - about 2 months
Smith originally recorded a demo of the song in 1995 for singer Mary Lou Lord. It's being made available in an expanded version of his 1997 album Either/Or for the album's 20th anniversary. (Image credit: Courtesy of the artist )
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Meet Jet CEO Marc Lore, E-Commerce's Pitchman
Wall Street Journal - 7 months
Wal-Mart Stores’ acquisition of Marc Lore’s e-commerce startup Jet.com marks the second time in six years he has compelled a retail giant to add one of his companies to its shopping cart.
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Touted Shopping Site Jet.com Abandons Membership Fee
Wall Street Journal - over 1 year
By Greg Bensinger and Rolfe Winkler Jet.com Inc. has quickly abandoned a pillar of the business model behind its new discount shopping site, a surprising turnabout for what many industry watchers considered the most promising challenger to Amazon.com Inc. in years.The startup said Wednesday that it would do away with its $50 annual membership fee less than three months after launching the site. Jet, based in Hoboken, N.J., had insisted the fee would be its sole source of profit, and that it planned to keep prices low by subsidizing them with the sales commissions it collected from the site’s merchants. The change casts doubt on the viability of one of this year’s most-hyped startups, and suggests Jet was concerned about signing up paying customers over time. Even before it opened the site to the public in July, Jet had raised $225 million in capital from investors including Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google Ventures. Without the membership fees, it will be more challen ...
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Startup Jet.com's Goal: $20 Billion Volume by 2020
Wall Street Journal - almost 2 years
By Greg Bensinger Jet.com Inc., an e-commerce site from a co-founder of Diapers.com, has yet to launch its marketplace, but it has landed a $600 million valuation and has been lauded for its business model. It is also the buzziest e-commerce entrant in recent memory.And it is already raising its own ambitions without any real sales. In a presentation to Wells Fargo clients on Tuesday, Jet Chief Revenue Officer Scott Hilton said he expects gross merchandise volume—the total value of products sold on a website—of $20 billion by 2020. Late last year, Hoboken, N.J.-based Jet was telling partners this figure would be $5 billion in five years.Mr. Hilton also said the online marketplace expects to have more than 1 million customers paying $50 a year for access to the site by year-end, and 15 million customers in five years.The figures are “a very conservative view on how Jet will materialize,” Mr. Hilton said in the presentation. Matt Nemer, a Wells Fargo analyst, said $20 billion in annual gr ...
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President-Elect and Directors Selected for National Association of State Boards of Education
Yahoo News - over 3 years
ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mary Lord, a member of the District of Columbia State Board of Education, was voted president-elect of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE). Lord will begin her term of office as president-elect in January 2014 and then serve as president of the association in 2015. The membership also elected six other state board of education members to the organization's board of directors. Their two-year terms will also commence in January.(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire. ...
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What's Fleetwood Mac's Second Best Album?
The Portland Mercury - over 3 years
In this week's issue, we present Debate Club, in which Mark Lore and I discuss Fleetwood Mac's second best album. (The Mac plays the Rose Garden this Sunday, June 30.) Read the whole long conversation right here, but as soon as you're done with that, scurry over to Blogtown and cast your vote for FLEETWOOD MAC'S SECOND BEST ALBUM. Is it Tusk? Is it Then Play On? Or are we both wrong? Go to Blogtown and vote! [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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Being Human
The Portland Mercury - over 3 years
Natasha Kmeto finds new life with Crisis. by Mark Lore THERE'S NO secret formula for Natasha Kmeto's ability to make electronic music—a genre that can sometimes be frigid and soulless—breathe and sweat. Perhaps it's because she's an unabashed fan of pop music. And, as accomplished a producer as Kmeto is, she's just as focused on her vocals and songcraft—perhaps the last thing you'd expect an electronic artist to talk about. "I like to tell stories and have a story arc, and communicate emotions with other people," says Kmeto. "This is a moment in my life where I was trying to be clear and succinct." The 30-year-old producer/singer/songwriter had plenty to work with on her new full-length Crisis (on Portland label Dropping Gems), a record whose journal-entry candidness is augmented by an intricate web of soundscapes and R&B hooks. It's been a somewhat tumultuous year for Kmeto, one that saw her ending a long-term relationship a ...
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METZ vs. the World
The Portland Mercury - over 4 years
Toronto's METZ makes you feel like you're having a seizure. by Mark Lore METZ PLAY the kind of rock music that makes you feel like you're having a seizure. Everything, and I mean everything, is shoved well past the red and into the white hot. Melody is nonexistent. Just listening to the Toronto trio's debut album is exhausting—I can only imagine what it's like to play this music live. For the past four years, METZ have done exactly that, perfecting their ear-numbing songs in sweaty clubs and basements before finally committing them to tape. Taking their time has paid off. METZ's self-titled Sub Pop album is a slab of post-apocalyptic punk rock that's as tightly wound as it is tightly played. Simply put: These guys don't fuck around. Since the album's release last month, METZ have been greeted with glowing reviews from the UK's Guardian to the New Yorker. And while the band can be exhilarating to listen to, they're not infallible. ...
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Tonight in Music: Rabbits, Caleb Klauder Country Band, Julianna Barwick, Maria Minerva and More!!
The Portland Mercury - over 4 years
Lower Forms by Rabbits RABBITS, DIESTO, HOT VICTORY, TOWERS (Slabtown, 1033 NW 16th) Read our article on Rabbits. CALEB KLAUDER COUNTRY BAND, DAVE STUCKY AND THE RHYTHM GANG (The Spare Room, 4830 NE 42nd) Our favorite old-timer bar in Northeast Portland (that's the Spare Room, neophyte) is hosting a shit-kicking night of awesome hillbilly fun with the Caleb Klauder Country Band—an outfit that spits out classic dance-worthy country music that could easily be mistaken for the real deal. WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY JULIANNA BARWICK, MARIA MINERVA, FATHER FINGER, DJ VS. NATURE (Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison) Both Maria Minerva and Julianna Barwick are transplants that made rather drastic moves to pursue their art—Minerva moved to London from Estonia, Barwick to Brooklyn from Louisiana. They both make otherworldly sounds that orbit around their most important instruments: their voices. But even they can be hard to pin down, as both women manipulate their vocals to the point where they'r ...
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Rainbow in the Dark
The Portland Mercury - over 4 years
Gaytheist is exactly what it sounds like. by Mark Lore JASON RIVERA might be the most sharply dressed man ever to front a band capable of leveling a city block. Wearing a polka-dotted bowtie, pressed shirt, and khaki pants, Rivera is sharing a plate of black-eyed peas and collard greens with drummer Nick Parks, discussing their newish project Gaytheist. Yes, Gaytheist. "It was one of about 200 names," says River, explaining that their original name, Power Bottom, was already taken. "It not only tickles me, but I am a gay atheist. I knew a lot of the subject matter would fit with the name." Although the name has the potential to turn off some listeners before they ever hear a note—either for what it represents, or more likely for the silliness factor—this is some serious shit. Gaytheist's new full-length, Stealth Beats, contains 12 fireballs of rock that carry on the tradition of Pacific Northwest heavies like Karp and the Melv ...
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Dark Brew
The Portland Mercury - over 4 years
A rejuvenated Witch Mountain reaches a steady clip. by Mark Lore THE MEMBERS of Witch Mountain are gathered in their North Portland practice space to work through one last set before taking off on a month-long headlining tour. The sounds that are about to rattle the pale walls may spell doom, but the band is all smiles. They're set to fly out the following day to Tampa, Florida, for the Scion Rock Fest, a mammoth assemblage of 26 black-clad bands including Sleep, thrash legends Exodus, and Saint Vitus, a band hugely influential to the members of Witch Mountain. To say it's been a big year for the band would be an understatement. Prior to 2011, Witch Mountain appeared destined for cult status, a band with one release to their name, a revolving cast of bassists, and a couple members who traded in their amplifiers for cribs. Then vocalist Uta Plotkin entered the picture in 2009, and with the release of South of Salem last year—their f ...
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Black-Light Poster Children
The Portland Mercury - almost 5 years
Despite the mainstreaming of heavy rock, Fellwoods remains unknown at home. by Mark Lore WITH HEAVY ROCK and metal seeping its way into the mainstream via outlets like NPR and the New Yorker, it's comforting to know there are still bands like Fellwoods lurking beneath the surface. Hell, this rock and roll four-piece (formerly the Moss) is barely even known in their home base of Portland. Most of Fellwoods' notoriety lies across the pond—not surprising considering the members' proclivity for proto-NWOBHM bands like Leaf Hound and Black Sabbath. It was steady press for Fellwoods' excellent new debut LP Wulfram by European rock blogs that eventually landed them a deal with Scottish label At War with False Noise (a vinyl pressing will be released later this year through Swedish label Bear Trail Records). The acclaim from afar fits the band's mystique. Fellwoods guitarist/vocalist Adam Burke works his way through a sandwich the size o ...
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Homeless Burnley man’s London Marathon achievement
Burnley Express - almost 5 years
HOMELESS Mark Lord lived in a tent and surfed friends’ sofas while he prepared for the biggest day of his life to raise cash for charity.
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Victory Fund backs gay man for school board
Washington Blade - almost 5 years
Jack Jacobson (Courtesy Jack Jacobson for DC) Dupont Circle Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Jack Jacobson, who’s gay, is running for a seat on the D.C. State Board of Education representing Ward 2 in the November election. “I am honored to serve our community as a Neighborhood Commissioner, and am eager to take this next step in public service to represent all of Ward 2 on the State Board of Education,” Jacobson said in a statement. “Having been the son of a public school teacher and two school board members, I’ve been involved in education my entire life,” he said. “Recent tours of a number of Ward 2 schools and conversations with parents, teachers, and community members have persuaded me that we need new leadership on the Board of Education.” The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund this week endorsed Jacobson in the race. “Jack Jacobson has proven his dedication to serving the District and Ward 2 as an elected member of the Advisory Neighborhood Commission,” said Victory F ...
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Weird Science
The Portland Mercury - almost 5 years
Pontiak makes strange noise for normal people. by Mark Lore IT TURNS OUT my preconceived notions of Pontiak—for better or worse—were completely off. Here's what I did know: Pontiak makes some serious, black-light-inspired rock and roll. They hole themselves up in a studio buried in the mountains west of Washington, DC. And there's the band's guilty-by-association ties to the otherworldly Thrill Jockey label. I thought (I hoped) these three Virginia-raised brothers were some weirdo musical hermits with a laundry list of unsavory vices. Turns out they're the complete opposite. In fact, you may not find a louder, more ferocious band with such Zen-like members (they have an album titled Kale, for chrissakes). Mad scientists might be a more accurate description of the members of Pontiak—guitarist/vocalist Van Carney, bassist Jennings Carney, and drummer Lain Carney. The band's latest, Echo Ono, is probably their most accessible, alth ...
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Courtney gets community health award - TheDay.com
Google News - over 5 years
Courtney received the award in a ceremony Thursday at United Community & Family Service's Edward and Mary Lord Family Health Center. Representatives of Generations Family Health Center joined in recognizing Courtney at the ceremony
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Around the sailing clubs, Friday, August 12, 2011 - Isle of Wight County Press
Google News - over 5 years
The remaining festival saw Mary Lord, Sue Russell, Hedley, the GRP team and the men's team all ascending the rostrum. Saturday saw a return to normal racing with a race in the Allcomers' series. On Sunday, ten boats took to water for the Oppie Only
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mary Lou Lord
    FORTIES
  • 2011
    Age 45
    In 2011, Lord used kickstarter.com to launch a project to record a new album, and in 2012 has begun performing regularly once again.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2005
    Age 39
    She announced in 2005 that she suffered from a rare vocal cord affliction known as spasmodic dysphonia.
    More Details Hide Details She thereafter became more involved in A&R work and started a new management company with Kevin Patey, Jittery Jack Management.
  • 2001
    Age 35
    In 2001, Lord released Live City Sounds.
    More Details Hide Details This was a self-released disc of Mary Lou playing live in the Boston subway. The disc was later re-released after Mary Lou signed to Rubric Records.
  • 1998
    Age 32
    On December 31, 1998 Lord and Kevin Patey, from the band Raging Teens, had a daughter whom they named Annabelle Lord-Patey.
    More Details Hide Details Her recording of Daniel Johnston's "Speeding Motorcycle" (which originally featured on her self-titled 8-song Kill Rock Stars release) was featured in commercials for Target stores, after which her label reissued the song as the lead-off track of a CD single which also included two demo recordings from the sessions for Got No Shadow.
  • 1997
    Age 31
    Lord signed with the Sony subsidiary Work in 1997 and released Got No Shadow in 1998.
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    Smith also wrote and helped Lord record a song called "I Figured You Out" in 1997.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1995
    Age 29
    She released her first, self-titled, album in 1995.
    More Details Hide Details She met Elliott Smith though Silm Moon, the owner of Kill Rock Stars and her boyfriend at the time. Lord toured three separate times with Smith during the 1990s.
  • 1994
    Age 28
    In 1994, she signed with Kill Rock Stars.
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  • 1991
    Age 25
    Lord became friends with Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain in the fall of 1991, before the group's rise to mainstream fame; there has been much speculation on the relationship between Lord and Cobain and In 2010, Lord adamantly denied any romantic relationship with Cobain.
    More Details Hide Details The claim had been previously denied by Cobain, and later both perpetuated and denied by Courtney Love.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1965
    Born
    Born on March 1, 1965.
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