Bob Weir Covers Lady Gaga And More During Intimate Solo Acoustic Show [Full Video]

first_imgLast night, Bob Weir played an intimate solo acoustic set at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, California. During the performance, Weir ran through a number of covers, including Robert Johnson’s “Walkin’ Blues” toward the start of the set, later performing Lady Gaga’s “Million Reasons” and Daniel Lanois’ “The Maker” to close it out. In between, he played the Grateful Dead classics, “Loose Lucy” and “Peggy-O”, as well as two songs off his recently released solo album, Blue Mountain, the title track and “Only A River.”Bob Weir Surprise Guests With Jim James Two Nights In A Row For Dead Tunes & More [Videos]His performance was an intimate affair, and Weir laid out heartfelt renditions of the songs across the evening, taking moments to chat with the crowd. Notably, following “Only A River,” as he was tuning, Weir dived into an anecdote about how he secured the guitar he was playing—a Martin 0017 from 1936. “So, maybe 10 years ago I was looking at the want ads in the clinical and I saw a Martin 0017. I always wanted one of those—they’re great little blues guitars. So I went over to somewhere in Oakland, I think, and I picked it up for $1,100 bucks. The neck was pulled off the body, so you couldn’t really play the guitar, so it could have been less. [laughs] It was a Martin, so I sent it back to the Martin factory. They happily reset the neck and sent it back to me in the proper plastic, but really protective case, and you really need a good case for this one. Did you know this was made in 1936?” After pausing for a moment to focus on tuning, Weir continued, “But, out of tune is out of tune,” eliciting laughter from the audience.Trey Anastasio Joins Bob Weir At Wanee For Acoustic Dead, Phish, And Lady Gaga Covers [Full HD Video]After the fan-favorite “Peggy-O,” Weir warned that “This next one I’ve never even attempted to sing all the way through.” The song was Lady Gaga’s “Million Reasons,” a number that got much press after Bob Weir debuted the cover with Trey Anastasio at Wanee Festival back in April. At Wanee, during Anastasio’s surprise five-song acoustic sit-in, the two iconic jam figures alternated between lead and harmony vocals. Given that this was his first run through of the song solo, Weir performance went well, and the cover fit seamlessly into his acoustic set.Lady Gaga Expresses Her Excitement About Bob Weir And Trey Anastasio’s “Million Reasons” CoverYou can check out an extended live video from Bob Weir’s solo acoustic show in Mill Valley last night, courtesy of Paul Winston. Enjoy!Setlist: Bob Weir | Sweetwater Music Hall | Mill Valley, CA | 9/13/2017 Set: Walkin’ Blues (Robert Johnson cover), Loose Lucy, Blue Mountain, Only A River, Peggy-O, Million Reasons (Lady Gaga cover), The Maker (Daniel Lanois cover) [Photo: Steve Rose]last_img read more

Futurescapes Ag Show

first_imgMake your lawn look like a premier golf course. See the latest research on ornamentals.Or learn more about wetlands. You can do it all at FutureScapes.FutureScapes, the third annual Ag Showcase, will be at the Georgia Experiment Station in Griffin, Ga., onThursday, Sept. 3. The event will focus on home and professional landscapes, forest landsand wetlands.Ag Showcase highlights Georgia agriculture. The Universityof Georgia College of Agricultural andEnvironmental Sciences, Fort ValleyState University and Abraham BaldwinAgricultural College are sponsors.”Ag Showcase was conceived as a showcase for the many contributions the College ofAgricultural and Environmental Sciences makes to people in our state,” said Gale Buchanan, CAES dean and director. “Weenvisioned that such an event probably should be at different sites around the state,particularly in Tifton, Griffin and Fort Valley.”The first two Ag Showcases were on the CAES Tifton campus. The third will be on theGriffin campus. And plans are already under way to have the fourth at Fort Valley State.FutureScapes will begin with three concurrent field days. The fee for either theTurfgrass Field Day or the Ornamentals Open House is $25 before Aug. 14 and $40 afterthat. For the Land Use and Forest Management Field Day, the fee is $10 before Aug. 14 and$15 after that. The fee for each includes lunch.The Turfgrass Field Day will include updates on managing tall fescue, bent grass,zoysia, buffalo grass and seashore paspalum. It will also cover disease and insectproblems and fire ant control.Visitors will see the UGA DistanceDiagnostics Digital Imaging System, too. This system slashes the time needed todiagnose homeowners’ plant disease problems.The Ornamentals Open House will cover topics from soil amending and composting tomulches and plant growth regulators. Visitors will see insect-resistant azalea varietiesand low-pesticide landscapes. They will also tour the Georgia Station Research andEducation Garden.The Land Use and Forest Management Field Day will update visitors on managing forestland. Topics range from controlling forest pests and prescribed burning to grazing landsand waterfowl management.Experts at this field day will tell about food plots for deer. They will show how tocontrol wildlife damage, too, and how to manage forest land for wild turkeys and otherwildlife. They will tell about wetlands, building ponds, managing waterfowl andstabilizing stream banks, too.After lunch, Ag Showcase ’98 will be open to the public, with noadmission fee. Displays will highlight research projects at the three ag colleges. Cotton,corn and other Georgia crops will be growing in a nearby field.High school students can learn about careers in agriculture. Representatives from eachof the sponsoring schools will tell about their academic programs.”The focus of the third Ag Showcase on ornamentals, turf and land use iscompatible with many of the programs at the Griffin campus,” Buchanan said.”These areas also are some of fastest-growing aspects of Georgia agriculture. Theyare a natural focus for this Ag Showcase.”To learn more about FutureScapes or sign up for a field day, call (770) 229-3477. Orcontact your county Extension Service office. To view the complete program, visit the Website at read more

Editors discuss Pat Haden controversy

first_imgQ: Should current ADs be permitted to vote on the selection committee?AK: If coaches get a vote in the Coaches Poll each week, why shouldn’t athletic directors be able to serve on the college football playoff selection committee? Haden arguing a call on the sidelines does not that mean that he is incapable of making an unbiased decision when it comes to the playoff teams. Six of the 13 members of the committee are or were athletic directors at some point, and I’m sure the founders of the committee thought long and hard about allowing them on. Each member of that committee will have a slight bias, toward his or her alma mater at least. But they all must do their best to suppress that when it comes time to make the big decisions.WH: Yes, for now at least. The current makeup of the committee is balanced enough for at least a trial run. The recusal policy, which forces any active AD to leave the room while his or her team is being considered, is a no-brainer, but I’m not sure if it’s enough. Athletic directors could still favor their own conference in negotiations. Even worse, they could hypothetically vote for teams that they feel are a better matchup for their own school. I’m not convinced this will happen. In fact, I really doubt it. Still, if any evidence of this type of tampering comes up there will be no doubt that this was a failed experiment. USC Athletic Director Pat Haden left the press box during the third quarter of last Saturday’s 13-10 win over Stanford’s to personally challenge a refereeing decision. Haden, who is a member of the  College Football Playoff Selection Committee, explained that head coach Steve Sarkisian had requested his presence after Sarkisian no longer felt comfortable arguing an earlier sideline warning. Haden was criticized for his decision to head to the sideline, and on Monday received a $25,000 fine from Pac-12 conference officials.One fine day · USC Athletic Director Pat Haden was fined $25,000 by the Pac-12 for confronting game officials on the sideline at Stanford. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanDaily Trojan sports editors Aubrey Kragen and Will Hanley discussed Haden’s decision, his punishment and the role of active athletic directors in the new selection committee. Q: Do you agree with Haden’s decision to respond to his coach’s request and head down to the field?AK: I definitely do. Athletic directors, university presidents and miscellaneous celebrities roam the sidelines at games quite often, so I can understand Haden deciding to head down. It was a huge game for the Trojans, so why wouldn’t he come when he heard that his head coach needed help? The officiating in that game was already questionable, so after Sarkisian had already been dealt an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, Haden stepped in like an overprotective mother. It happens.WH: I do, and I don’t. You have to remember, Haden’s a football guy at heart. More than that, as Sarkisian explained after the game, he’s a Trojan. Of course he was going to go help out his head coach in the tensest moment of maybe the most important game of the year. Sarkisian had a job to do and wasting his time arguing with officials while he should be focused on the task at hand would have been a huge mistake. Plus, because of his earlier sideline warning, Sark was risking a possible ejection. If the Trojans had to play that last quarter without their captain and their head coach, things might have turned out differently.Still, Haden could have gone about it better. I completely understand the running, the screaming and the arm waving, but a guy as experienced as Haden should have known better. Not only was his demonstration perfect highlight material for a tired, underpaid associate producer at ESPN, but it reignited a seemingly dormant debate about his role on the NCAA selection committee. By calmly walking down to the field and quietly engaging an official, he could have avoided a lot of this mess. Q: Overall, how well do you think Haden, Sarkisian and the Athletic Department handled the aftermath of the situation?AK: I think Sarkisian came out of this looking a little sheepish. Calling Haden down in the first place looks, in retrospect, like a kid having someone bigger fight his battles for him. But he and Haden have apologized, and I’m sure people will forget about this by Sunday morning.WH: Haden is actually coming out of this looking pretty good. He and the Athletic Department have spun this into a simple case of a passionate AD coming to his coach’s aid in a crucial situation. Plus, that $25,000 kick to charity won’t hurt. The guy who took the real hit in this situation was Sarkisian. First, he got hit with a sideline warning in an incredibly important game, then compounded that warning by arguing about it. He had good motives at heart when he asked Haden to come down and deal with the situation while he coached the game, but Sark definitely had other options. In the end, this won’t be a big problem for either guy. Haden will be fine, and Sark was open and apologetic enough that this will all blow over. Q: Was the Pac-12 right to fine Haden? Should he face any other punishment?AK: I’m not sure I agree with the $25,000 fine. Media reports of his “confrontation” with the officials are really exaggerated, and I don’t see anything wrong with him arguing a call. I do understand, though, the Pac-12’s desire to take a stand on the issue.WH: Yeah, the conference probably did the right thing here. The fine sets a good precedent, even if it was borne out of one of the more bizarre events I’ve ever witnessed. I can’t imagine the NCAA levying any further punishment on Haden; he’s accepted the Pac-12’s punishment and even picked up some public goodwill by negotiating with the conference to have the fine donated to charity. The NCAA has felt some heat for revoking Penn State’s sanctions, and I doubt strengthening its apparent vendetta against USC by punishing Haden would look all that great. As far as the selection committee goes, he’ll stay on. The head of the committee is voicing his outright support for Haden, and I doubt the committee wants to make such a significant change this late in the game.last_img read more

Mashramani costume/float parade to “edutain”

first_img– Director of CultureThe Social Cohesion Ministry plans to “edutain” Guyanese with this year’s Mashramani costume and float parade.Director of Culture, Tamika Boatswain said there was much that the public could be educated about through the various costumes that would be displayed.Among these, she said, are ways to embrace the Government’s drive for a green state, diversification of the sugar industry and the many advantageous offshoots of Guyana’s recent oil find.The Culture Director explained, “Mash, as we knew it in the old days, used to beDirector of Culture, Tamika Boatswainsomething where we celebrated our achievements; it used to be where we addressed topical issues through the costumes. You used to have subjects such as HIV/AIDS, you had even sugar.”According to Boatswain, over the years, the country has moved away from what the celebration of Mashramani is really about. Taking into consideration the theme for this year’s celebration “Let’s Cooperate and Celebrate Republic 48”, she said “the hope is that we can get back to that place where we focus on issues that relate to us as a country and not get carried away with the image of a skimpy carnival swim piece”.The concept behind the initiative, according to Boatswain, is not to limit the creativity of designers but rather to ensure that the younger generation is not only entertained but also educated. The Department of Public Information (DPI) said she also highlighted, during an interview, that the Ministry would soon be meeting with the various designers who would be informed about what was expected come February 23.“We do not want to restrict creativity in any way, but want to encourage them to create costumes that we will be proud of and that send a message to the young people looking on that says, this is important to us,” Boatswain noted.Social Cohesion Minister with responsibility for culture, youth and sport, Dr George Norton, has also endorsed this move. The Minister underscored that Guyanese must be cognisant that Mashramani was not a carnival. “Mashramani is Guyanese branded so to speak, and I think I like the idea of using the costume as a message medium for message sending. I remember the days when agriculture was emphasised a whole lot and we can do the same still.”Mashramani is a national event, therefore, the image that Guyana displays to the rest of the world is very important, according to Minister Norton.Mashramani 2018 marks 48 years since Guyana became a republic in 1970.last_img read more

Learn from Your Leadership Failures or be Doomed to Repeat Them

first_imgEverybody falls flat on their face from time to time. Some just happen to do so more than others. If you fall into the latter category, there is hope for you yet. It’s called learning. And when you’re able to learn from your mistakes, you can often rectify future failures before they happen and gain a competitive advantage. But while it may seem simple, many people don’t take this intuitive step, and they begin to embody their failures.Consider your leadership failures. When did they happen? Why did they happen? Where did they happen? Identify all of the factors that contributed to your initial failure and ponder over how they can be avoided in the future. Essentially, you will be creating a best practices process to combat your failures.It’s impossible to avoid failing altogether. But through employee development and dedication, you can minimize your stumbles. For more information on learning from your failures, read the full article by Terrie St. Marie.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more