"The World Is Not Enough" is the theme song of the 1999 James Bond film
of the same name, performed by alternative rock group Garbage (pictured
in 2012). The song was written by composer David Arnold, who also scored
the film, and lyricist Don Black, previously responsible for four other
Bond songs. "The World Is Not Enough" was composed in the traditional
style of the series' title themes contrasting with the post-modern
production technique and genre-hopping sound that Garbage had
established on their first two albums. Garbage recorded the majority of
"The World Is Not Enough" while touring Europe, telephoning Arnold as he
recorded the orchestral backing in London before travelling to England
themselves. Afterwards the band finished production of the song in
Canada. The lyrics reflect the point of view of the film's antagonist
Elektra King, with themes of world domination and seduction. The song
and accompanying soundtrack were released by Radioactive Records as the
film premiered around the world at the end of November 1999. Upon
release, "The World Is Not Enough" was widely acclaimed by reviewers,
and reached the top forty of ten singles charts.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and
Mark Antony formed the Second Triumvirate alliance.
The University of Notre Dame (main administration building
pictured) in South Bend, Indiana, US, was founded as an all-male
institution by members of the Roman Catholic Congregation of Holy Cross.
The Soviet Red Army shelled Mainila and then claimed that the
fire originated from Finland, giving them a casus belli to launch the
Winter War a few days later.
A speaker claiming to represent the "Intergalactic Association"
interrupted the Southern Television broadcast in South East England,
warning viewers that "All your weapons of evil must be destroyed."
A coordinated group of shooting and bombing attacks across
Mumbai began, ultimately killing a total of 173 people and wounding more
than 300 others.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. Not of the earth; non-terrestrial.
2. Preternatural or supernatural.
3. Strange, enigmatic, or mysterious.
4. Ideal beyond the mundane.
5. Ridiculous, ludicrous, or outrageous.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
I thought that it was strange to assume that it was abnormal
for anyone to be forever asking questions about the nature of the
universe, about what the human condition really was, my condition, what
I was doing here, if there was really something to do. It seemed to me
on the contrary that it was abnormal for people not to think about it,
for them to allow themselves to live, as it were, unconsciously. Perhaps
it's because everyone, all the others, are convinced in some
unformulated, irrational way that one day everything will be made clear.
Perhaps there will be a morning of grace for humanity. Perhaps there
will be a morning of grace for me.
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