October 14, 2010
The virtues of LCD Soundsystem ? a surgeon's attention to detail, the pleasure of a slow-burning bass groove ? are ageless. "This Is Happening," the third and reportedly final LCD Soundsystem record, perfectly executes James Murphy's inimitable ideas for disco-rooted rock. But his sense of emotional grandeur has settled down a bit. Instead, "This Is Happening" brims with smaller joys: the contrast between the wafer-dry vocal harmonies and funk-sopping synth bass on "Dance Yrself Clean" and the cut-rate laser noises on the calisthenic banger "Pow Pow. " With Hot Chip and Sleigh Bells.
April 22, 1987 |
Two of Fairchild Semiconductor's overseas manufacturing plants are up for sale, amid efforts by Fairchild's parent, Schlumberger Ltd., to get out from under the heavy burden of the semiconductor business. Fairchild itself is up for sale. Since a plan for Japanese chip maker Fujitsu to buy Cupertino, Calif.-based Fairchild collapsed last month, Schlumberger has considered options including a management-backed buyout for the subsidiary.
January 19, 2000 |
My daughter rips open mail from Michigan, and out flutters a snapshot of my 7-year-old niece wearing a crisp, puffy white dress, a veil on her head, her gloved hands folded in reverence. "Why is cousin Angela wearing that beautiful dress?" asks my awe-struck 5-year-old. I explain the Catholic tradition of dressing like this when girls make their first Holy Communion.
January 30, 2002 |
Semtech Corp., which makes semiconductors for computers and communications equipment, will shut its last wafer plant as part of a plan to get all its silicon wafers from outside sources by the end of the year. Semtech said the Corpus Christi, Texas, facility would be closed within the next nine months but didn't indicate how many jobs would be affected. Semtech shares fell 41 cents to $33.74 on Nasdaq.
February 21, 2007 |
The Clippers are expected to soon sign guard Von Wafer from the development league to a 10-day contract, team sources said Tuesday. As for a potential major move before Thursday's trading deadline, the Clippers are not close to completing a deal. General Manager Elgin Baylor and Coach Mike Dunleavy do not comment on trade talks, but sources said other teams have continued to inquire about disgruntled sixth man Corey Maggette.
January 2, 2006 |
The "wild horse" didn't run free. Laker Coach Phil Jackson suggested he might start rookie Von Wafer in Kobe Bryant's place Sunday against the Utah Jazz, but he went with a safer choice, Luke Walton. Jackson mused Saturday that sometimes "it's good to have a wild horse out there" and revisited the possibility before the game, saying he was "standing on the teeter-totter" whether to start the second-round draft pick from Florida State.