Phish Surprises With Rare ‘Harpua’ Encore And Bust Outs Galore In Spectacular Dick’s Tour Closer

first_imgThanks for everything, Phish. We’ll see you in Mexico… if not sooner.Setlist: Phish at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO – 9/6/15Set 1: The Landlady, Free > The Moma Dance > Seven Below > Prince Caspian > Backwards Down the Number Line, The Line, Scent of a Mule[1], Saw It Again, Halfway to the Moon, The Birdwatcher, Frankenstein[2]Set 2: Wilson > Down with Disease[3] > Carini > Steam > Piper > Also Sprach Zarathustra > Tweezer > The Horse > Silent in the Morning > Slave to the Traffic LightEncore: Tweezer Reprise, Harpua[4] > After Midnight > NO2[1] > Keyboard Army > Your Pet Cat[5], Once in a Lifetime > United We Stand[6][1] Fish on Marimba Lumina.[2] Page on keytar.[3] Unfinished.[4] Unfinished. Narration included Jimmy being a guy from the east coast coming west and needing an oxygen tank. Trey sucked from an oxygen tank.[5] Included narration from Mike about eating Poster Nutbag.[6] Phish debut.Notes: This show was webcast via LivePhish and featured several bustouts: The Landlady (last played December 3, 1994, or 768 shows), Birdwatcher (June 28, 2012, 134 shows), Keyboard Army (December 14, 1995, 684 shows), and Once In A Lifetime (October 31, 1996, 634 shows). Scent of a Mule and NO2 featured Fish on Marimba Lumina. Frankenstein featured Page on keytar. Down with Disease and Harpua were unfinished. Piper included a quote of Rocking Down The Highway. Harpua included narration about Jimmy being a guy from the east coast coming west, having a breathing problem, and needing an oxygen tank (with Trey sucking from an oxygen tank). Trey then said “I wonder if I should’ve gotten the oxygen in the lot after the show.” Harpua also contained a Glass Onion quote with Trey saying the Walrus was Page. Your Pet Cat included narration from Mike about eating Poster Nutbag. Once In A Life Time contained Harpua quotes. This show featured the Phish debut of United We Stand. During Harpua, Trey mentioned that people writing down the setlist would want to only count Harpua once (by doing this, the encore spelled out THANK YOU).[Cover Photo via Phish From The Road, Setlist via] Best encore ever! (SorryNotSorry for the exciting banter)Posted by Phishlove on Sunday, September 6, 2015 There’s a certain element of unpredictability that accompanies a Phish concert. Sure, you can ask “what will they play next?” at just about any moment of any given show, but there are some shows where that question could literally be answered by anything. The final night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park was one of those magical nights.In a summer tour marked by the appearance of seven new songs, including “Blaze On” and “No Men In No Man’s Land” on heavy rotation, not to mention the recurring “Martian Monster” (and various other Halloween 2014 tracks) and Fuego tunes, Phish opened the show with the unexpected: the first stand-alone “The Landlady” since 1994, a 768 show gap. The latin mamba had a bit of a love-hate relationship with “Punch You In The Eye” in the early 90’s, but eventually made its way back into that composition. Why did the band decide to bring it back now? Perhaps the better question is, why not?The first set had a real flow to it, with “Free” jamming into an extra-funked out “Moma Dance” before the delightful “Seven Below”. Free-flowing guitarwork from Trey Anastasio ushered in the powerful tones of “Prince Caspian”, which flowed smoothly into “Backwards Down the Number Line”. After “The Line”, a fun-loving Fuego tune, the group started getting out there. “Scent of a Mule” featured some experimental jamming from the group, as to be expected, going deep into uncharted waters before pulling it back and ending the song properly.Phish Breaks From Spelling Tradition, Covers Pink Floyd In Dick’s OpenerKeeping the set going, Phish plunged deeper into the darkness with “Saw It Again”. The rarity featured some humorous howling vocals, whirling the crowd into a frenzy. “Halfway to the Moon” followed, a Page McConnell original that provided a brief reprieve before two final intriguing selections. “The Birdwatcher” came next, a bizarre tune written for the Trey Anastasio Band and adapted as an a cappella piece for Phish. The lyrics are extra weird, but all too perfect for a Phish Sunday show at Dick’s. “Frankenstein” closed out the set, with McConnell rocking the keytar for this blistering Edgar Winter cover. Trey egged on the shenanigans, wearing a “Let Page Stand” shirt.  The second set played out a bit more traditionally, so to speak. After a rockin’ “Wilson” opener, the band steered into a monster “Down With Disease” jam. The band kept it light, staying in shallow waters and steering through various key signatures. Of course, the lightness was abruptly interrupted by the opening riff of “Carini”. Never ceasing to rile up a crowd, “Carini” and his lumpy head raised the energy in Dick’s to the point of no return. Phish was flying high at this point.The jams kept on coming in the second set, with Carini seguing into “Steam” into “Piper” into “2001” into “Tweezer”. You may accuse me of brevity here, but that 40+ minutes of music was simply one mega funk-a-thon. On any other night, this would have been the highlight, but this isn’t any other night. This is a summer tour closer at Dick’s.Phish kept moving through set two, jumping into “The Horse > Silent In The Morning” before closing out set two with the beautiful “Slave To The Traffic Light”. It was a monster set, undoubtedly, but this is a show that will remain infamous for its encore.After a “Tweezer Reprise”, the three following words said it all: “oom pa pa.” The sheer length of this “Harpua”, which included a grand total of five other songs intertwined, elevated this encore from a show closer to a full blown third set. Anastasio’s narration featured Jimmy as a East Coast fan traveling West to Colorado and getting lost to some local edibles. As Jimmy listened to some of his favorite classic rock tunes, the group slipped into a cover of JJ Cale’s “After Midnight”.Unfortunately for Jimmy (but fortunately for us), the potent potable took a turn for the worse. Things got weird during a spacey “NO2” > “Keyboard Army”, that is, until Jimmy was reunited with his furry friend, the cat Poster Nutbag. As Anastasio/Jimmy mused about the nature of pet cats, the group went into the Halloween instrumental “Your Pet Cat”. Played for only the third time, the instrumental broke down into a Mike Gordon narration, where the bassist accidentally caused Poster’s inevitable demise by, well, eating him. Evoking some “awwws” from the audience, Phish smiled and braved on through “Harpua”. This being one of those “why not?” type of Phish shows, the ending of the tune segued into a cover of the Talking Heads’ “Once In A Lifetime”. Phish is no stranger to Talking Heads covers, but this beloved classic rock tune had only been played once prior, back in 1996. 634 shows later, “Once In A Lifetime” returned to Dick’s with McConnell handling lead vocals. The band even included the “a dog… a dog…” segment in “Lifetime”, wrapping up “Harpua” before thanking the audience and seguing into a debut cover of the patriotic “United We Stand” song.As fans spent the past couple of days speculating what the band would spell out, as has become tradition at Dick’s, Trey delighted the crowd by announcing that “people writing down the setlist would only want to count ‘Harpua’ once.” Finally it was discovered that the band spelled out “THANK YOU” in the SEVEN SONG encore. What a way to maintain tradition and conclude a fantastic tour.  The FUCKING BIRDWATCHER!Posted by Phishlove on Sunday, September 6, 2015last_img read more

Pakistan Opens First Ever Violence Against Women Center

first_imgThe first of the centers was opened in Multan of the Punjab region. The entirely female-run shelter offers first aid, forensics, medical examination, rehabilitation, post-trauma, counseling, and mental health services, as well as legal assistance.RELATED: Former Child Brides Win Case in Court: Zimbabwe Bans Child MarriageThe installation of the institutions is a part of the Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence (PPWAV) Act passed by Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif in 2016. The legislation is expected to take a dramatic stance against domestic abuse and violence against women nationwide.“Now the situation has changed compared to the past when women go to the police station they are told to go back to their home and accept the violence in the absence of laws on violence against women,” said Shaista Bokhari, Executive Director of the Women’s Rights Association.The center’s workforce is comprised of 8 female police officers, including 2 inspectors, 2 assistant sub-inspectors, 3 head constables, and 21 female constables.Click To Share The News With Your Friends  – OR, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreWhile Pakistan might be a notorious region for female abuse, the country is taking steps towards better gender equality by opening up 36 different Violence Against Women Centers nationwide.last_img read more

Cards start 1-0 at Tulsa; Garth scores 23

first_img Tulsa had the lead just twice in the contest, and both of those leads came early in the opening half and both were just one-point advantages. The Golden Hurricane led for a total of 33 seconds of game time.Oklahoma native Torey Noel got the start at point guard and finished the game with 11 points and six assists, while senior Zjori Bosha added 13 points, seven rebounds, three steals and two assists.Big Red will be back in action Tuesday when they host Coastal Carolina in the 2017-18 home opener. The game will tip off at 7 p.m. at the Montagne Center, and will kick off a season-long four-game home stand for the Cardinals. Lamar sports informationTULSA, Okla. – Junior Nick Garth scored a game-high 23 points and senior Colton Weisbrod recorded his 11th career double-double to lead Lamar to a season-opening victory at Tulsa, 74-67, Friday afternoon at the Donald W. Reynolds Center.“I’m very proud of this team today,” said LU head coach Tic Price. “Tulsa is a very good basketball team so we knew after we got that lead they would make a run at us. We have a veteran lineup this year, and these guys are battled tested. When came down to crunch time our guys just found a way to get into the winner’s circle.” Big Red jumped out to a quick start behind Garth’s 13 first-half points to build an early six-point advantage, 8-2. Tulsa responded with a 7-0 run to take its first lead of the game just moments later, 9-8, but the Cardinals never quit fighting.The score remained a one-possession game with both teams alternating the lead until the Cardinals went on an 8-0 run to build a seven-point advantage. Senior Zjori Bosha added to that lead when he picked off a pass and took it the length of the floor for the layup to push the Cards’ lead to nine, 29-20, with just over 5 minutes remaining. LU would push its lead to 11 points before going into the locker room with a 37-28 lead.The Cardinals finished the half shooting 50 percent (13 of 26) from the field while out-rebounding the Golden Hurricane, 21-16. Tulsa was 11 of 23 (.478) from the field but the Cardinals made them pay for their eight turnovers. LU scored seven points off the Golden Hurricane’s mistakes in the opening 20 minutes.After having their lead trimmed to six points midway through the second half, the Cardinals went back on the attack pushing its lead to 16. Tulsa had one final run left in them cutting deficit down to a single-point, twice with less than 6 minutes on the clock. Both times Tulsa had the ball with an opportunity to take the lead but could not convert. The Cardinals hit their free throws down the stretch to walk away with the victory.center_img Next UpThe Southland’s returning leader in double-doubles last season, Weisbrod picked up where he left in 2016-17 with 15 points and 13 rebounds, but he was held relatively in check in the first half – three points and six rebounds.LU shot 42 percent from the field, including seven three-point field goals, and took advantage of their attempts from the free throw line (17 of 21, .810). The Cardinals also dominated the glass out-rebounding Tulsa, 42-28.The Golden Hurricane shot 50 percent in the second half, but that wasn’t good enough to overcome 15 turnovers and a 26-percent clip from beyond the arc. Tulsa was led by 18 points from Sterling Taplin, but even he finished 7 of 18 (.389) from the field.last_img read more

Eight projects get $2.9 million in Vermont Community Development Grants

first_imgProjects will improve housing, services and flood resilience in eight communities Vermont Business Magazine Brownfield clean-up and re-development in Richmond and Montpelier, and energy efficient affordable housing in Bennington and Hardwick, are among the eight projects receiving more than $2.9 million in grants from the Vermont Community Development Program announced today. “From Waitsfield to Wheelock, communities across Vermont will use these grants to build affordable housing, clean-up contaminated sites for re-development, expand services to their residents, restore historic buildings, and make their communities more resilient”, said Governor Peter Shumlin. “We are excited to support this array of community projects, and thank all the people and organizations working hard every day to improve the lives of Vermonters and the communities we call home’, commented Patricia Moulton, Secretary of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development.“While targeted to the needs of lower income Vermonters, Community Development Block Grants address the needs of communities and represent a true partnership between the federal, state and local government,” said Department of Housing and Community Development, Deputy Commissioner Josh Hanford. The projects include expanding childcare, parenting classes and family support services in Rutland, creating and improving affordable housing in Bennington and Hardwick, and assisting with flood recovery in Hancock, Montpelier and Waitsfield.Vermont’s congressional delegation has been steadfast in supporting the funding that makes the program possible. In a joint statement, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) said: “At its core, this program is about transforming communities by creating opportunities for Vermonters. These projects mean new homes for our neighbors, more childcare for children and working families, and reinvigorated downtowns. They will play diverse and critical roles in our communities, from improving flood mitigation to ensuring town offices are ADA accessible.  These federal investments will empower Vermonters to offer a much-needed helping hand to community members who need it most, and we congratulate each of the recipients.” The state awards approximately $7 million annually in competitive grants through the state’s Department of Housing and Community Development. The grants are funded through the federal Community Development Block Grant Program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.For information about the Vermont Community Development Program, please see the Agency of Commerce and Community Development website at: is external)$350,000         Town of Bennington- Deferred loan to Applegate Housing Limited Partnership to rehabilitate a 104-unit mixed-income property. 93 units will be available to households at or below 80% of Area Median Income. Proposed improvements to the property include repairs to water and sewer lines, accessibility and code upgrades, new roofs, siding, windows, and insulation, as well as converting the existing heating oil system to a bio-mass heating system.$358,250         Town of Hancock- Grant to assist in replacing an undersized culvert, on Churchville Road, causing damage and road closures during high-water, with a larger bridge structure capable of passing a 100-year storm event.$300,000         Town of Hardwick- Subgrant to the Lamoille Housing Partnership to purchase and install 13 new, energy efficient modular-built homes on vacant lots at the Evergreen Manor Mobile Home Park in Hardwick.  All homes will be affordable to families earning less than 80% of Area Median Income.$850,000         City of Montpelier- Grant to repair and rebuild the historic granite block retaining wall, at 1 Taylor Street, damaged by flooding in 2011. The project will also remove and dispose of contaminated soils, allowing the long planned multimodal transportation center and bike/pedestrian path project to proceed.The Richmond Creamery in 2012. UVM photo. To read story click on picture$500,000         Town of Richmond- Subgrant to Buttermilk, LLC to demolish four derelict buildings and remediate the former Richmond Creamery property. The brownfield site requires extensive cleanup due to the following sources of contamination: asbestos, lead paint, mold, ammonia, PCB’s, PAH’s, and metals. The redevelopment plan involves a net zero mixed-use development with office space, housing, public services, and retail space.$257,000         City of Rutland- Subgrant to Rutland County Parent Child Center (RCPCC) to complete Phase III of a five-year strategic plan to rehabilitate a building that has been unoccupied for 20 years. The project will serve an estimated 1,610 persons, all with income less than 50% of Area Median Income. The building will be used to expand RCPCC’s programs, including parenting classes for the community and a larger space for their Learning Together program, focused on pregnant and parenting youth who are working toward their high school diploma. The rehabilitation will involve roof work, improvements to the HVAC system, new windows, doors, floors, and painting.$264,182         Waitsfield Village Meeting House- Grant to assist the Waitsfield Village Meeting House flood proof the building and construct life safety and ADA/accessibility improvements. The project will include stabilizing and flood proofing the basement and moving all mechanical and electrical system components out of the basement to locations more than 2 feet above a 100-year flood.$30,000           Town of Wheelock- Grant to hire professional consultants to complete the planning and construction documents for the redesign and renovation of the Town Hall/offices to be ADA compliant.last_img read more

Chris Douglas launches Presidio Sports Management

first_img Related Presidio Sports Management, one of only a handful of sports law and athlete management firms catering to the endurance sports community, officially launched today under the leadership of endurance athlete and civil rights attorney, Chris Douglas.With a quickly growing client list, Presidio Sports Management represents a number of cycling and ultra-running athletes and pro racing teams including Salomon-sponsored distance runner Jorge Maravilla, iRT Racing Pro Cycling Team, Halo Sports Group, Inertia Racing Technology and Zycle Fix Bicycles.An avid triathlete, cyclist and trail runner, Douglas founded the agency after having successfully represented a number of cycling teams and brands in various aspects of civil and contract law during the past four years. His ten years of professional legal experience include roles as a senior civil rights attorney and his most recent position as a clinical law professor at UC Berkeley.“There’s always been a surprising lack of legal representation within the endurance sports community,” said Chris Douglas. “It’s not only an issue among athletes, but among smaller racing teams, emerging new brands and inaugural race events. I realized there’s a big opportunity here to make an impact in the endurance arena helping others with my honest and straightforward legal approach combined with my love for all things endurance-related.”The San Francisco-based agency will provide a number of services in athlete management – licensing, sponsorship, promotional relationships – as well as comprehensive ‘endurance law’ for brands, professional race teams, and race and event directors.Professional and legal consulting services include copyrighting, contract negotiations and formation, licensing and distribution agreements, permitting and insurance issues, sponsorship and endorsement procurement, dispute resolution and civil litigation matters, among others. The firm will also offer sports marketing services in the form of social media, web presence planning and advertisement design and management.www.presidiomgmt.comlast_img read more

Penny Postoak Ferguson named new Johnson County manager

first_imgPenny Postoak Ferguson is Johnson County’s new county manager.Penny Postoak Ferguson, who has been serving in the role on an interim basis the past six month, was today appointed Johnson County’s new county manager.Postoak Ferguson is a veteran of county government, having started as an assistant county manager overseeing human services here in 2010. In 2012 she was promoted to deputy county manager. She became interim county manager in January following the board of county commissioner’s move not to renew the contract of Hannes Zacharias late last year.The board of county commissioners voted unanimously to approve Postoak Ferguson’s appointment to the position this morning. Her contract is effective July 15, 2018 through Sept. 15, 2019 “with an intent to renew for two years,” according to the county’s press release.“We have witnessed Ms. Postoak Ferguson’s capabilities during the past six months of her interim role,” Board Chair Ed Eilert said in the release. “Successes during this period include presenting a proposed 2019 budget with a rollback in the mill levy, launch of construction on the new Johnson County Courthouse and the kickoff of major improvements to the Tomahawk Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility.”The county had initially considered holding a national executive search to find candidates for the position — a process that could have cost tens of thousands of dollars.Eilert indicated Thursday that the board had decided against an executive search upon considering Postoak Ferguson’s fitness for the role on a full-term basis.“As a result of reviewing the performance of Ms. Postoak Ferguson as the Interim County Manage since Jan.1, the commission’s decision was made not to pursue a national search,” Eilert said.Zacharias, who was recently named to a teaching post at KU starting next year, received more than $100,000 in severance pay after being dismissed last fall. His ouster attracted national attention given the county’s track record of high rankings for quality of life during his tenure.A native of Lawrence, Postoak Ferguson spent time working for the administration of the city of San Antonio, Texas, prior to taking her position with Johnson County. She is a member of the Choctaw Tribe of Oklahoma. She attended college at Haskell Indian Nations University and the University of Kansas, where she received her bachelor’s degree in business administration and her master’s degree in public administration.last_img read more

Post-Its pop for eye-appealing promotion

first_imgby. Joe SwatekA simple letter can become far more eye-appealing with the use of a colorful Post-It Note message. This is another marketing technique to file away for use when it can be most effective or most needed.Look at the simple, short message on this letter.What attracted your attention when you saw the image? Was it the colorful splash of the note in the lower corner? Probably, because the Post-It contrasts with the rest of the letter’s basic black and white. Our eyes are drawn to an area that stands out. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

The Croatian Rural Tourism Association is looking for concrete and quick solutions to save the Croatian countryside

first_imgThe Croatian Rural Tourism Association has asked the Government of the Republic of Croatia, competent ministries and parliamentary committees to remove restrictions that prevent efficient marketing of agricultural products through tourism in rural areas, in order to stop further deterioration and depopulation of the Croatian countryside.Thus, the Ministry of Tourism was asked to urgently adopt the Action Plan for Rural Tourism, to regulate the legislative framework that accompanies rural tourism and to start promoting this type of tourism in domestic and foreign markets; from the Ministry of Finance, reduction of excise duties on the production of brandy and liqueur for producers who sell exclusively at their own doorstep; from the Ministry of Labor and Pension System, the introduction of value coupons that would enable the engagement of workers for the occasional provision of catering and tourist services in rural areas; and from the Ministry of Agriculture better cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism in order to remove restrictions, and the most efficient placement of agricultural products through tourism. “Agriculture and tourism are marked as sectors with the greatest growth potential in the program of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, and we hope that the Government and other relevant institutions will take effective measures to achieve one of the basic goals of the Government by 2020 – stopping emigration, especially from rural areas. Given the alarming situation in the Croatian countryside, we are looking for quick and coordinated action by all institutions on this issue”Said Jasmina Rakić Horvat, president of the Association.The Croatian Rural Tourism Association brings together family farms and agricultural trades registered for the provision of catering and tourist services from all over Croatia. The main goal of the association is the sustainable development of the Croatian countryside by connecting agriculture and tourism, and creating stimulating conditions for the development of rural tourism by improving the legislative framework and better promotion of this type of tourism in domestic and foreign markets. “We who deal with tourism and agriculture face a number of restrictions and legal obstacles on a daily basis to deal effectively with this type of tourism, which has great potential because the season lasts all year round. Instead of restrictions, we are looking for understanding and incentives so that this type of tourism is adequately recognized as the engine of Croatian rural development”Emphasized Janko Kezele, vice president of the Association. The Croatian Rural Tourism Association offers a partnership to all institutions in solving these problems and expects to hold a series of specific meetings with relevant institutions before the adoption of the 2017 budget.last_img read more

Adults over 30 not as happy as they used to be — but teens and young adults happier than ever

first_imgShare on Twitter “Our current culture of pervasive technology, attention-seeking, and fleeting relationships is exciting and stimulating for teens and young adults, but may not provide the stability and sense of community that mature adults require,” said Twenge, who is also the author of “Generation Me.”Data showed that 38 percent of adults older than 30 said they were “very happy” in the early 1970s, which shrunk to 32 percent in the 2010s. Twenty-eight percent of adults ages 18 to 29 said they were “very happy” in the early 1970s, versus 30 percent in the 2010s.Over the same time, teens’ happiness increased: 19 percent of 12th graders said they were “very happy” in the late 1970s, versus 23 percent in the 2010s.“American culture has increasingly emphasized high expectations and following your dreams– things that feel good when you’re young,” Twenge said. “However, the average mature adult has realized that their dreams might not be fulfilled, and less happiness is the inevitable result. Mature adults in previous eras might not have expected so much, but expectations are now so high they can’t be met.”That drop in happiness occurred for both men and women, said Twenge. “A previous study in 2008 got quite a bit of attention when it found that women’s happiness had declined relative to men’s. We now find declines in both men’s and women’s happiness, especially after 2010.”The results were published today in Social Psychological and Personality Science. Share LinkedIn Share on Facebookcenter_img Email Are you less happy than your parents were at the same age? It may not be all in your head. Researchers led by San Diego State University professor Jean M. Twenge found adults over age 30 are not as happy as they used to be, but teens and young adults are happier than ever.Researchers — including Ryne A. Sherman of Florida Atlantic University and Sonja Lyubomirsky of University of California, Riverside — analyzed data from four nationally representative samples of 1.3 million Americans ages 13 to 96 taken from 1972 to 2014.They found that after 2010, the age advantage for happiness found in prior research vanished. There is no longer a positive correlation between age and happiness among adults, and adults older than 30 are no longer significantly happier than those ages 18 to 29. Pinterestlast_img read more

Five knockout punches

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