offer more than talking.

say, "i like you very much."

As i mentioned in the node for the band, Caithlin De Marrais and Kyle Fischer of rainer maria are poets. These words (from the first song on their 1999 album look now look again) seem as if they're going every which way. But they are not.
Cody is right: "much like Low, the lyrics don't do the songs full justice, you just have to hear the aching way Caithlin sings slightly out of key, the dynamics between loud and soft. the bitter playfulness in their simultaneous singing of different lyrics." But alone, the words almost become something else.

Say nothing if it's forced.

Intertextuality - they borrow a line*, asterisked and credited in the liner notes, from Eric Frost's "The Pruning Diaries" I listened to this album very much back in those days in Northampton, when the apartment seemed colder than anywhere else, when the roommate was moving out and leaving me with my own doomed project of a life-simulation. These are words that come into your consciousness one line at a time, later on, and start to pattern your thinking.

Devise a way of saving your words

Hadn't been writing much since i left Bard College. My words all floated into the air, not even into letters. Exploration brought me to this site, and i found a place to stash my words, secretly, to play and build.

Is there someone who can take me in?

I put the song on a mix i sent to Holland, asking myself the question just as much. I have sheltered people enough, and pruned myself down. But i've grown in other ways, ones that couldn't be seen yet. Was i ready to venture out? Who would accept me?

Is it time for me to rise?

*for each inch cut, the roots grow ten where we can't see them.
Glam house superclub event from the mid-Nineties, resident at Sheffield, UK's Leadmill nightclub on Friday nights.

Rise was second only to Cream as *the* northern house night of the mid-Nineties. Featuring residents the Luvdup twins, with regular appearances from the likes of Sasha, John Digweed and Pete Tong, Rise was the epitome of designer label house chic.

One of the most memorable things about Rise was the flyers. Every month, the club would release the newest flyer, with the details of the upcoming events on one side, and simply beautiful cartoon artwork on the other, featuring some dreamy club chick or gang of Rise clientele lovingly re-drawn in an almost manga style.

My most vivid and treasured memory of Rise was the Christmas '95 Renaissance Tour party. As we left for the club around nine, heavy snow was starting to fall on the Steel City. Arriving at The Leadmill, we discovered a queue the likes of which is never seen outside Alton Towers. We stood there for three hours in the blistering cold, getting soaked to the skin by the blizzard - but we were as one, huddled together in the snow - 300 loved-up club kids sharing about four umbrellas. We finally got into the club about midnight, by which point the dancefloor had disappeared behind the clouds of steam from peoples' drying clothes. The rest of the night was the happiest, most together night I've ever experienced clubbing, and when we finally left at 5am, the roads were two feet deep in snow. Merry Christmas.

Rise. You gave birth to Gatecrasher. You did not die in vain.

The amount that a line "rises" between two points on a line. This is, specifically, the change in the y value between the two points (delta y).

If our line includes points (2,4) and (12,17), our rise is 17-4=13. 4-17=(-13) also works, but it usually makes more sense to subtract the smaller number from the larger (to get a positive value). Note: if you calculate rise by doing y1-y2, don't calculate run by doing x2-x1.

Rise is used in the calculation of slope.

In cycling terminology, a rise is a short gradient that is attacked so as to climb it in a sprint fashion, or simply with increased effort.

This contrasts with a hill, for which the rider will change down one or more gears, and adopt a more steady, paced pedalling technique.

The actual defining line between a rise and a hill depends on the individual cyclist's current fitness, fatigue and equipment.

Rise (?), v. i. [imp. Rose (?); p. p. Risen (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Rising.] [AS. rIsan; akin to OS. rIsan, D. rijzen, OHG. rIsan to rise, fall, Icel. rIsa, Goth. urreisan, G. reise journey. CF. Arise, Raise, Rear, v.]


To move from a lower position to a higher; to ascend; to mount up. Specifically: --

(a) To go upward by walking, climbing, flying, or any other voluntary motion; as, a bird rises in the air; a fish rises to the bait.


To ascend or float in a fluid, as gases or vapors in air, cork in water, and the like.


To move upward under the influence of a projecting force; as, a bullet rises in the air.


To grow upward; to attain a certain height; as, this elm rises to the height of seventy feet.


To reach a higher level by increase of quantity or bulk; to swell; as, a river rises in its bed; the mercury rises in the thermometer.


To become erect; to assume an upright position; as, to rise from a chair or from a fall.


To leave one's bed; to arise; as, to rise early.

He that would thrive, must rise by five.
Old Proverb.


To tower up; to be heaved up; as, the Alps rise far above the sea.


To slope upward; as, a path, a line, or surface rises in this direction. "A rising ground." Dryden.


To retire; to give up a siege.

He, rising with small honor from Gunza, . . . was gone.


To swell or puff up in the process of fermentation; to become light, as dough, and the like.


To have the aspect or the effect of rising. Specifically: --


To appear above the horizont, as the sun, moon, stars, and the like. "He maketh his sun to rise on the evil and the good." Matt. v. 45.


To become apparent; to emerge into sight; to come forth; to appear; as, an eruption rises on the skin; the land rises to view to one sailing toward the shore.


To become perceptible to other senses than sight; as, a noise rose on the air; odor rises from the flower.


To have a beginning; to proceed; to originate; as, rivers rise in lakes or springs.

A scepter shall rise out of Israel.
Num. xxiv. 17.

Honor and shame from no condition rise.


To increase in size, force, or value; to proceed toward a climax. Specifically: --


To increase in power or fury; -- said of wind or a storm, and hence, of passion. "High winde . . . began to rise, high passions -- anger, hate." Milton.


To become of higher value; to increase in price.

Bullion is risen to six shillings . . . the ounce.


To become larger; to swell; -- said of a boil, tumor, and the like.


To increase in intensity; -- said of heat.


To become louder, or higher in pitch, as the voice.


To increase in amount; to enlarge; as, his expenses rose beyond his expectations.


In various figurative senses. Specifically: --


To become excited, opposed, or hostile; to go to war; to take up arms; to rebel.

At our heels all hell should rise
With blackest insurrection.

No more shall nation against nation rise.


To attain to a better social position; to be promoted; to excel; to succeed.

Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.


To become more and more dignified or forcible; to increase in interest or power; -- said of style, thought, or discourse; as, to rise in force of expression; to rise in eloquence; a story rises in interest.


To come to mind; to be suggested; to occur.

A thought rose in me, which often perplexes men of contemplative natures.


To come; to offer itself.

There chanced to the prince's hand to rise
An ancient book.


To ascend from the grave; to come to life.

But now is Christ risen from the dead.
1. Cor. xv. 20.


To terminate an official sitting; to adjourn; as, the committee rose after agreeing to the report.

It was near nine . . . before the House rose.


To ascend on a musical scale; to take a higher pith; as, to rise a tone or semitone.

8. (Print.)

To be lifted, or to admit of being lifted, from the imposing stone without dropping any of the type; -- said of a form.

Syn. -- To arise; mount; ascend; climb; scale. -- Rise, Appreciate. Some in America use the word appreciate for "rise in value;" as, stocks appreciate, money appreciates, etc. This use is not unknown in England, but it is less common there. It is undesirable, because rise sufficiently expresses the idea, and appreciate has its own distinctive meaning, which ought not to be confused with one so entirely different.


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Rise (?), n.


The act of rising, or the state of being risen.


The distance through which anything rises; as, the rise of the thermometer was ten degrees; the rise of the river was six feet; the rise of an arch or of a step.


Land which is somewhat higher than the rest; as, the house stood on a rise of land. [Colloq.]


Spring; source; origin; as, the rise of a stream.

All wickednes taketh its rise from the heart.
R. Nelson.


Appearance above the horizon; as, the rise of the sun or of a planet. Shak.


Increase; advance; augmentation, as of price, value, rank, property, fame, and the like.

The rise or fall that may happen in his constant revenue by a Spanish war.
Sir W. Temple.


Increase of sound; a swelling of the voice.

The ordinary rises and falls of the voice.


Elevation or ascent of the voice; upward change of key; as, a rise of a tone or semitone.


The spring of a fish to seize food (as a fly) near the surface of the water.


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Rise (?), v. t. [See Rise, v. i.]


To go up; to ascend; to climb; as, to rise a hill.


To cause to rise; as, to rise a fish, or cause it to come to the surface of the water; to rise a ship, or bring it above the horizon by approaching it; to raise.

Until we rose the bark we could not pretend to call it a chase.
W. C. Russell.


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