Poet and essayist Diane Wakoski was born in Whittier, California. Prose Home Harriet Blog. Visit Home Events Exhibitions Library. Newsletter Subscribe Give. Poetry Foundation. Back to Previous. Blue Monday. By Diane Wakoski. Blue of the heaps of beads poured into her breasts. Monday at
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It was released as a inch single on 7 March through Factory Records and later as a 7-inch single through Tonpress in Poland in The 12" single was backed with a primarily instrumental version of the song entitled "The Beach" on the B-side. The single's unique packaging was designed by Peter Saville and Brett Wickens. The front cover features no words, but instead has code in the form of coloured blocks that reads out the artist, song, and label information, once deciphered. The original single was a commercial hit, making the top 10 in many countries. In New Zealand, it peaked at number 2 and spent 74 weeks spread across three calendar years in the top The remix reached number 3 on the British chart, number 4 on the Australian chart, and topped the dance chart in the United States. It is the best-selling 12" single of all time. Sales of the original 12" release account for the bulk of the total, at over , copies. The remix reached number 1 in New Zealand and the top 10 in other countries.
Blue Monday is the name given to a day in January typically the third Monday of the month claimed to be the most depressing day of the year. The concept was first published as part of a press release from holiday company Sky Travel , which claimed to have calculated the date using an equation. It takes into account weather conditions and thus only applies to the Northern Hemisphere. Day , a federal holiday, and so the concept of Blue Monday is not widely known there. The idea is considered pseudoscience , with its formula derided by scientists as nonsensical. This date was published in a press release under the name of Cliff Arnall, at the time a tutor at the Centre for Lifelong Learning, a Further Education centre attached to Cardiff University. Guardian columnist Ben Goldacre reported that the press release was delivered substantially pre-written to a number of academics by public relations agency Porter Novelli , who offered them money to put their names to it. Variations of the story have been repeatedly reused by other companies in press releases, with seeing Blue Monday invoked by legal firms and retailers of bottled water and alcoholic drinks. In , Arnall told The Independent newspaper that it was "never his intention to make the day sound negative", but rather "to inspire people to take action and make bold life decisions". It was also reported that he was working with Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays , having "made it his mission to challenge some of the negative news associated with January and to debunk the melancholic mind-set of "Blue Monday"".
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