Austin’s Hard Proof Shares Funky Track From Sessions With Spoon’s Jim Eno

first_imgAustin-based 10-piece ensemble Hard Proof brings together influences of African funk, world music, and jazz to create something unique. The group formed in 2008, only growing within the city’s vibrant music scene. Recently the band teamed up with Jim Eno (Spoon) and his Public Hi-Fi Records label, and are putting out their fourth release with them later this month. The Public Hi-Fi Sessions 3 is due out on June 24th, and can be pre-ordered here.Jim Eno spoke at length about the band. “I first saw Hard Proof at the Continental Club in 2012. It was an amazing show. The 10-piece band had a great feel and magnetic energy. I’d recently recorded the jazz band Dupree live to 1/2-inch tape, and it hit me that Hard Proof would be perfect for this type of project. To record live to tape, the band needs to be incredibly tight because no overdubs are possible, and no mixing occurs after tracking; the tracks are mixed as the band plays in real time. I was confident that Hard Proof could pull this off.”The band has more than pulled it off on their first two releases, and the third one only continues the band’s creative evolution. We’re excited to share one of these great tracks; a piece titled “The Break.” Trumpet player and songwriter Derek Phelps tells us about the new song, saying, “For ‘The Break,’ I was on a break from playing the trumpet due to a busted lip, but that helped me break through my writer’s block, and this tune is one of the first to come out of that.”Listen to the triumphant tune, below.For more on Hard Proof, be sure to check out their website.last_img read more

Phish Studies Conference At Oregon State University Details Panels, Presentations, & More

first_imgOn May 17th–19th, Oregon State University will host an academic conference dedicated to the music, culture, and philosophy of Phish.The conference is being organized by Stephanie Jenkins, an assistant professor of philosophy at the university. She has been a Phish fan since 1995, saw her first show in 2003, and has attended roughly 150 shows in the years since. Jenkins has taught a variety of classes about the philosophy of Phish since joining the Oregon State faculty in 2012. She’s also taken students to Phish shows at The Gorge as part of her classes and held public philosophy events at concerts.“I was always interested in the connection between Phish and philosophy,” Jenkins explains in a press release. “I just didn’t think it was something I was allowed to do. But I have really supportive colleagues here at Oregon State. They encouraged me to develop the class and that has now led to the conference.”Related: The Case For An Academic Examination Of Phish FandomThe conference will include more than 50 presentations from researchers hailing from more than 20 states in addition to Canada. Presentation titles include: “Phish’s Improvisation in Light of Talmudic Scholastic Practice,” “‘This Your First Show?’: White Racism and Subcultural Capital in the Phish Community” and “The Neuroscience of the Jam: A research paradigm to study brain inactivity underlying improvisation in Phish.”Jenkins herself will also give a presentation at the Phish Studies Conference, as will co-organizer Natalie Dollar, an associate professor of speech communication at Oregon State University, Cascades. Dollar is also a longtime Phish fan and has conducted academic research on the Grateful Dead.In addition to the research presentations, the conference will feature a number of discussion panels. Two students who took Jenkins’ Phish class last summer—Lynnea Fredrickson, an OSU-Cascades student, and Michael Moran-Kay, a philosophy major at OSU-Corvallis—will speak as part of a “Student Scholar Panel.”Two different “Community Panels” will also include various prominent members of the extended Phish community. A question-and-answer panel will feature board members of the Mockingbird Foundation, a nonprofit organization run by Phish fan volunteers that raises funds for music education programs. Speakers on the panel include Scott Marks, David “ZZYZX” Steinberg, Charlie Dirksen, Ellis Godard, and Brian Feller.Benjy Eisen, a music writer and co-author of Bill Kreutzmann biography Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead, will host both a panel and a book signing session at the conference.In addition to the various presentations and panels, the Phish Studies Conference will include an exhibition fair featuring opportunities for businesses and artists from the Phish community to display, promote, and sell their work (Shakedown, anyone?). The conference will also include an art show, “Below The Moss Forgotten: Phish in the Pacific Northwest,” featuring promotional materials and fan-made artwork tracing the band’s growth in the region over the past three decades.The conference will also feature a soft premiere screening of the forthcoming documentary, We’ve Got It Simple, “a film by, for, and about Phish fans.” The screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the film’s director, Michael Ryan Lawrence.To round things out, Eugene-based band Left on Wilson will perform a live show on Friday, May 17th at the nearby Demaggio New York Pizza in Corvallis. The concert is free for registered conference attendees.Registration is now open for the conference. The early registration rate is $125 for the weekend and includes admissions to all conference events. Day passes will be available for $75.Find out more about the Phish Studies Conference on the event website here. You can also check out the Ryan Kerrigan-designed artwork for the conference below.last_img read more

BREAKING UPDATE: Binghamton Police find suspect involved in bank robbery

first_imgBINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Binghamton Police Department Patrol Division found the suspect involved in a robbery on Friday morning. The police department says Covey was located at his residence on Hazel St. by patrol officers minutes after the robbery occurred. They also say Covey was taken into custody without incident. The police department says 28-year-old Joshua Covey has been charged with robbery in the third degree. Binghamton Police Detectives executed a search warrant in Covey’s home and the money taken from the bank was recovered. Police officials say the preliminary investigation revealed that the bank employees knew the suspect, and the bank was closed to the public. Police say once the man entered the bank, Covey demanded money and was given an undisclosed amount by a bank employee. The Patrol Division responded to a call from the Peoples Security Bank at 273 Main St. for reports of a robbery. Upon arrival, officers were told that an employee had left the bank to get mail when a white male entered through the unlocked door.last_img read more

Strict enforcement of Bacolod solid waste policies sought

first_imgBACOLOD City – Councilor Carlos JoseLopez is pushing for the strict implementation of solid waste management lawsin this city. Last year, the city government allotteda P50-million budget for the construction of cell no. 2 in the city’s sanitarylandfill. The project contractor IPM-Construction and DevelopmentCorporation (IPM-CDC) was conducting an on-going construction and expected tobe completed by end of November this year./PN He also underscored the importance ofstrengthening the collection methods for recyclable materials down to thebarangay level, saying that he already prepared several programs to be includedin his propose ordinance. Lopez, however, assured that proposedpolicies will not violate the existing law – Republic Act 9003 or otherwiseknown as “Ecological Solid Waste Management Act.” Lopez, who chairs the city council’s committee on environment, saidhe is now drafting an ordinance that will constitute specific policies on solidwaste management program. According to Lopez, this is in preparationfor the use of cell no. 2 at the sanitary landfill in Barangay Felisa, which isalmost 90 percent in completion. Lopez is determined to push his plannedordinance. Lopez said he doesn’t want to replicate the situation in cell no.1,which is considered now an open dumpsite. last_img read more

It’s Columbus Day, so don’t expect your mail today

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It’s Columbus Day and that means that cold cash you need deposited will have to wait for the next day. Nor can you send out that love letter to your honey.But if you need to pay your city light bill, no problem!All federal offices including the post office and the banks are closed today in observance of Columbus Day. As you know the schools are in full throttle. Also, the city offices are open as well. By the way, Happy Columbus Day! Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Larry · 304 weeks ago Just what the government needs is another day off, like they don’t seem to work enough anyway. Report Reply 0 replies · active 304 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

“I watched stars on TV and now I join them on the range – it’s pretty cool” – The rise and rise of Matthew Jordan

first_img18 Jun 2020 “I watched stars on TV and now I join them on the range – it’s pretty cool” – The rise and rise of Matthew Jordan Tags: England Men’s Squad, Matthew Jordan Matthew Jordan watched Rory McIlroy win The Open at his home course of Royal Liverpool in 2014 with no notion that he would one day join the world number one on the European Tour.Even 18 short months ago, Jordan could not be sure he would ever make it as a pro golfer.Now he’s settling in alongside the big guns during his rookie season on Tour and has the world at his feet.Jordan’s story is truly inspirational and his telling of it proved to be fascinating for the England Golf squad players who logged in for an online Q&A session this week.As a young amateur, Jordan was a slow burner, making his way steadily rather than spectacularly through the boys’ squads.Then his game clicked with victories in the St Andrews Links Trophy and Lytham Trophy and a place in the 2017 Walker Cup.A year later he turned pro – but with many questions about his suitability for the pro game still unanswered.Yet a true competitive edge shaped in the England Golf squads soon shone through.A course record 63 in the first round of the British Masters at Hillside in May 2019 – where he played on an invite – brought his name to the fore.Victory in a Challenge Tour Event in Italy last June lit a fire under him and it’s still burning brightly today as he makes his way on the full tour.During a relaxed chat with squad players and coaches, Jordan talked about his rise in the game, his hopes for the future, his methods on the course and his dedication to smart practice routines.And he later admitted his rise is something he didn’t think of as a kid and even dare to dream about as a young adult.“It’s certainly been unexpected from where I was a little over a year ago,” admitted the 24-year-old.“I didn’t even have Challenge Tour status and I was just trying to play where I could.“It happened so quickly.“I played eight events after I turned pro and hadn’t done very well, but at least I got some experience.“The big one for me was a Challenge Tour event in Turkey – I shot 62 which was the lowest round I’d ever shot. I was in contention all week and then finished in the top 10.“Then I played in the British Masters and shot nine under on day one and the confidence built ahead of my win in Italy.“It all snowballed very quickly.“You don’t know that until you get there – there is a worry that the guys are on a different level and are loads better.“I had watched great tour events featuring the top players on TV and then suddenly I’m walking into a venue and joining these guys on the range. It’s pretty cool.“As a fan that was big at the beginning, but I’m trying to do as well as possible and that soon loses its appeal. I want to focus, do well, stay on tour and achieve more.”Growing up in Hoylake – the location of one of the world’s great links courses at Royal Liverpool – meant Jordan was spoiled for inspiration as a youngster.As a 10-year-old he remembers being obsessed when Tiger Woods rolled into town and put on a ball-striking masterclass to win the 2006 Open Championship.“I got Adam Scott’s ball on a practice round and I got Phil Mickelson’s autograph and Sergio Garcia’s too,” said Jordan with a smile.“I didn’t get Tiger’s – I just froze when he walked past and I didn’t have the courage to ask!“But it stands out.” As an 18-year-old amateur, Jordan was a spectator at the 2014 Open at Hoylake when McIlroy claimed the Claret Jug.“It does inspire you,” he added.“In 2014, that same summer, I got my A levels and a place into Uni, but my dad said I should defer and try golf for a year or two.“I hadn’t thought about it. I thought I’d play the summer and do something else. Maybe study psychology.“Then I tried it and still never had the thought of where I would end up.“It was only when I started doing well that the thoughts changed.“It was a blessing in disguise I didn’t go to Uni when I see what has happened since.”Jordan has had to adapt during lockdown, but has kept sharp – even winning a virtual event when top pros battled it with an online round at Valderrama!His next outing is the British Masters at Close House next month when his adventure continues.“I was happy to chat with the England players as I enjoyed my time in the set-up working with great coaches and learning the game,” he added.“Hopefully, what I passed on and my story so far can help someone else make the same step.”last_img read more

Pitt beats No. 15 UNC 80-75 in ACCs

first_imgPittsburgh’s Talib Zanna (42) grabs a rebound over North Carolina’s James Michael McAdoo (43) during the second half of a quarterfinal NCAA college basketball game at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Friday, March 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) – Talib Zanna had 19 points and a career-high 21 rebounds to help Pittsburgh beat No. 15 North Carolina 80-75 in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinals Friday.James Robinson also scored a career-best 19 points for the fifth-seeded Panthers (25-8), who used a dominating start to build a huge lead before having to hold off a late rally by the fourth-seeded Tar Heels (23-9).Pittsburgh led by 20 points with 7:22 left before UNC’s frantic comeback behind Marcus Paige, who scored 20 of his 27 points after halftime before fouling out with 25.4 seconds left.UNC got it to 78-75 on Nate Britt’s jumper with 11.4 seconds left but couldn’t complete the comeback. James Robinson knocked down two free throws to make it a two-possession game again right after Britt’s score, then Lamar Patterson rebounded a hurried 3-pointer by James Michael McAdoo with 4.3 seconds left to essentially seal it.last_img read more

Westport Winery Doubles Gift Shop, Tasting Bar and Adds Produce

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin1 Submitted by Westport WineryIn response to increasing popularity Westport Winery has doubled the size of their gift shop and tasting bar. “We’ve been struggling to accommodate all those who want to try our wines as we’ve grown so much in the past six years. Because we can’t add on to the building we’ve reallocated space inside in an effort to better serve everyone,” winery co-owner Kim Roberts said.Local firefighter and concrete contractor Kelly Niemi was tasked to craft the new tasting bar. “Our current bar is made from PaperStone, an amazing product developed here in Grays Harbor. We wanted to make sure we used another locally crafted product on this bar.” When the winery opened Niemi created custom concrete sinks in both of the winery’s public restrooms.With the addition of the second tasting bar, the winery took the initiative to increase their retail options as well. “We’re adding a lot of non-GMO foods, vegan and gluten-free options, and more local products,” Roberts said. “Since we grow so many fruits and vegetables we’re also adding a new section of fresh produce.”One big change that was suggested by their guests is an increased availability of to-go products from their restaurant. “So many people have asked us to make their trip home after work or on their way to the beach more convenient. We’ve got soups, sandwiches, and salad dressings available in our grab-and-go case right from our kitchen to theirs.” The winery is also adding a fresh juice bar to their diverse selection of fresh food for their guests.Our restaurant has always had the name, Farm to Fork, even though we haven’t capitalized on it in the past. All these changes in the winery give us the chance to further enhance the nature of who we are and what we do. We make fresh food with local products and offer them on a daily basis. It’s a new kind of convenience store. We’re local, healthy and focused on quality.Westport Winery and Vineyards By-the-Sea with its unique sculpture garden and grape maze is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. These award-winning wines are exclusively available at this location. The winery and bakery are open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The restaurant is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and for dinner on Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information contact Westport Winery at 360-648-2224.last_img read more

HVFC for Scotiabank CONCACAF U-13 Champions League

first_img Mexico’s Toluca are the defending champions of the Scotiabank CONCACAF Under-13 Champions League, having dismissed their Zone A El Salvador counterparts in the finals with a crushing 4-0 scoreline last year. One outstanding player from the Jamaican contingent at the last tournament was Kellijah Morgan, a community resident from Southern Cross Drive. In the one match they won, he broke away from his markers to receive a Rasheed Willis pass and slotted home after 14 minutes to hand his team a 1-0 lead. Morgan doubled the lead seven minutes later when captain Rojaughn ‘RoRo’ Joseph dissected the defence for him to waltz by the goalkeeper and score. Scotiabank signed on as the official bank of CONCACAF and the league’s first official partner in 2014 and title sponsors of the Gold Cup, the Champions League, and the Caribbean Nations Cup. DEFENDING CHAMPS Harbour View Football Club’s Under-13 team has been selected again to represent Jamaica at the second staging of the Scotiabank CONCACAF Under-13 Champions League. The east Kingston team will be one of 12 clubs playing in the championships scheduled to take place from July 23-30 in Mexico City. “Scotiabank has always been associated with developmental sports, and so we are excited to be exploring the possibilities in football through our CONCACAF affiliation,” said Yanique Forbes Patrick, Scotiabank’s vice-president of marketing. In the draw conducted to determine the groupings, Harbour View were selected to play in Group A against Mexican club Buhos de Hermosillo FC, Real EstelÌ from Nicaragua, and Jabloteh (Trinidad and Tobago). The draw sorted the 12 club teams, representing 10 CONCACAF nations, into three groups of four for round-robin play starting in July. “We are happy to be selected and we’re preparing to have a little more depth this year to see if we can go a little further than we did last year and advance from the zone,” said Clyde Jureidini, general manager of Harbour View FC. Group B consists of Menor Tijuana (Mexico), Comunicaciones FC (Guatemala), Liga Deportiva Alajuelense (Costa Rica), and Vancouver Whitecaps FC (Canada). Pungarabato Guerrero, the final Mexican club in the competition, heads Group C and will compete with Sporting KC (USA), Chorrillo FC (Panama), and CD Santa Ana (El Salvador). At the last championship, hosted in Mexico City in August 2015, Harbour View finished third in Zone B with three points behind Canadian zone winners Montreal Impact (nine points) and second-placed Aguilas UAS of Mexico (six points). The team won one game against DC United USA (5-2) and lost two matches against Montreal Impact (2-3) and Aguilas (Mexico) (2-1).last_img read more

Arcata, Fortuna to host NCS playoff games tonight

first_imgBoth Arcata High football, reigning champions of the Little 4 Conference, and Fortuna, the defending Division 5-A state champions, will begin postseason play tonight with a pair of home stands in the first round of the North Coast Section playoffs.No. 9 Cloverdale (6-4) at No. 8 Arcata (6-4)After an 0-3 start to their 2018 season the Tigers, under the direction of second-year head coach Jamal Jones, won six of their last seven games including five of six league games to finish above .500 and …last_img read more