jdziygmf

first_imgIt’s official! The Grateful Dead Core Four, which includes guitarist Bob Weir, bassist Phil Lesh, and drummers Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart, will be reuniting for a three show run at Chicago’s Soldier Field over July 4th weekend. The shows will mark the band’s celebration of their own 50th anniversary, having formed in 1965. According to the press release, these will be the last shows that the core four ever play together.Joining the group will be Trey Anastasio on guitar, Jeff Chimenti on keyboards, and Bruce Hornsby on piano. Considering these shows will be almost exactly 20 years after the Grateful Dead’s last-ever shows, these performances are bound to be something special.Tickets will go on sale on January 20th, at which point a first come, first serve mail-order system will be in place. Then, a Grateful Dead pre-sale will begin on February 12th, and a general on-sale will begin on February 14th via Ticketmaster.For more information, visit www.dead50.net. This is very exciting![Above illustration by Ryan Snook, Billboard]last_img read more

Read More

Beastie Boys Open Up Famous Oscilloscope Recording Studio For Music Students

first_imgThe Beastie Boys just worked out an agreement with New York University’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music recently, opening up their famed Oscilloscope recording studio for use by students in the program.According to the Institute’s chair, Jeff Rabhan, students are now able to “work and record” in the famous location. Oscilloscope is the site of Beastie Boys recordings like To The 5 Boroughs, The Mix Up, and Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2, and other notable artists have recorded there as well, including Jack White, M.I.A, Yoko Ono, Jenny Lewis, Kanye West and more.The studio will be part of the “Capstone Projects” program, where senior students will be tasked with creating a “customized, entrepreneurial music business venture.” You can read more about the studio here.[Via Billboard]last_img read more

Read More

first_imgPositive Legacy is back on the road with Dead & Company for their third straight summer tour on Participation Row. Working in conjunction with Cloud 9 Adventures, Positive Legacy coordinates environmental and humanitarian service projects fueled by the power of music and creates sustainable support through action from musicians and fans.In addition to their nightly efforts on Participation Row, Positive Legacy is hosting three different Action Days throughout the summer, coinciding with the band’s stops in New York City (6/22), Atlanta (6/29), and Boulder (7/6). Grab your tickets to get involved here.Last year, volunteers on Dead & Co tour in Atlanta, Eugene, and Boulder came together to make a difference in thousands of lives. Over 2,200 nutritious dried soup meals were distributed to multiple food pantries in Boulder County, CO and the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.Positive Legacy – “Positive Legacy – Dead & Company Action Day 2018”[Video: PositiveLegacy]This year, fans can get involved before the three Dead & Co shows with service projects inspired by the music of the Grateful Dead scheduled for Saturday, June 22nd in New York, Saturday, June 29th in Atlanta, and Saturday, July 6th in Boulder corresponding with the band’s stops in each respective market.With the assistance of Freaks Action Network (“FAN”), Dead & Co fans can paint a fence by the waterfront and clean up the park on the Flushing Bay Promenade on Saturday, June 22, the day before they go “dancing in the streets” at Dead & Co’s show at Citi Field in New York. Participants will get to listen to the funk stylings of DJ Cochon de Lait and enjoy lunch and Dead & Co prizes throughout the day. Positive Legacy will provide a $3,000 grant to the City Parks Foundation, which services more than 400 parks, recreation centers, and public schools across New York City.Dead & Co Atlanta fans can get involved with the Atlanta Community Food Bank for a park clean-up and music event in Beltline park on Saturday, June 29th. Fans will assist in sorting and passing out boxes of food for a community giveaway while enjoying food, drinks, and music of courtesy of Cuban drum group Michellito Herrera y Afro Cuba before Dead & Co perform at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood that evening.The final 2019 Positive Legacy Dead & Company tour action day will take place in Boulder, CO on Saturday, July 6th. Collaborating with Conscious Alliance, fans will help host a Community Action Event to prepare meals at the Boulder Food Bank for families in need in Boulder County and the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. During the three-hour event, participants are projected to make 2,000 nutritious dried soup meals for families, all while listening to and engaging in insightful conservations on food insecurity. Volunteers will receive stickers, drinks, food, and good karma credit before heading off the Dead & Co tour closer at Folsom Field.You can find more information about the 2019 Action Days and purchase tickets for each of the three 2019 Positive Legacy Action Days here.Check out the gallery below for photos of last year’s Positive Legacy 2018 Action Day here.last_img read more

Read More

Wheatus Shares Crowdsourced “Quaranteenage Dirtbag” Video [Watch]

first_img2000s one-hit wonder Wheatus has released a new, crowdsourced music video for “Quaranteenage Dirtbag”. The song is a play on “Teenage Dirtbag”, which brought the Brooklyn alternative rock band to the top of the charts in 2000.While the new video doesn’t feature actor Jason Biggs or any of the production value of the original, it had plenty of real-life teenage dirtbags. We must also assume that the band itself made an appearance in the video, but unfortunately, nobody knows what they look like 20 years later. Even assuming that Wheatus must be whoever has the nicest studio is risky.Related: Collaborative Group The Social Dissidents Records Bob Dylan’s “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” For Backline [Watch]The DIY nature of the video is immediately apparent as the opening percussion is played on a kitchen sink and an egg beater, with gratuitous record scratching thrown in for good measure. Soon enough, the panels open up to a little girl on a cello, a guy playing bass in the back of a moving pickup truck, a woman at a piano, and a guy playing drums in front of a blank green screen. This setting, along with the fact that they are all almost in the same key, sets the tone for the rest of the video.With people of all different backgrounds and ages playing any instrument you can think of (from banjos to pill bottles to kazoos to flutes to ukuleles) it actually becomes kind of sweet and much more hilarious. All of these admittedly strange people rallying together behind this anthem of the geek takes on such a triumphant tone when sang together, especially during a time when we all feel so alone.Watch the crowdsourced video from Wheatus for “Quaranteenage Dirtbag”.Wheatus — “Quaranteenage Dirtbag”[Video: WheatusOfficial]Wheatus currently only has one show on the books, set for May 22nd at IRMC Park in Indiana, PA. It’s difficult to say whether the band’s sparse touring schedule is due to coronavirus pandemic or from not cracking the Billboard charts in 20 years. Head to the band’s website for any announcements or inventive new ways of clinging to relevancy.last_img read more

Read More

Cane Creek bumps up Thudbuster ST in 4th generation of the suspension seatpost

first_imgThe classic short-travel Cane Creek Thudbuster suspension seatpost gets new life in an updated, longer ST version designed to smooth out the ride on your daily commute, mixed-surface or e-bike rides. With 50% more short travel and new tool-free adjustable elastomers with higher weight limits, the new Thudbuster ST is more adaptable than ever, and a sign of more Thudbusters to come…2020 Cane Creek Thudbuster ST short-travel suspension seatpostDesigned for those looking to take a little of the edge off on mixed-surface, commuter & e-bikes, the Short-Travel Thudbuster ST now bumps up 50% to 50mm of vertical travel, better smoothing out broken asphalt, cobblestones, potholes & any other rough surfaces encountered. The updated linkage design also now builds in a tool-free system that lets you easily interchange the elastomers to dial in the perfect feel for a wider rider weight range – now supporting up to 330lb/150kg riders.The new design also features a revised single-bolt head, for significantly easier saddle adjustment around the linkage setup, and can accommodate round or oval rails.Thudbuster – Tech detailsThe Thudbuster ST post is built from a forged alloy shaft & arms, which rotate on hard anodized aluminum axles & IGUS bushings.The new 50mm travel Thudbuster ST is available in 27.2, 30.9 & 31.6mm post diameters in two lengths – 345mm for 27.2 and 375mm for 30.9/31.6mm. The zero offset post has a claimed weight of 580g for the largest 31.6 version.Thudbuster – Pricing & availabilityc. Cane CreekThe new longer short-travel Thudbuster post is available now from Cane Creek for $170, effectively one dollar less than the older, but generally lighter 33mm travel offset ST post. The same updates are expected to come to the LT long-travel version of the Thudbuster later this year.Cane Creek also says a number of 2020 models of Reise & Müller commuter e-bikes will be the first to spec the updated suspension post.CaneCreek.comlast_img read more

Read More

ASI buys 20KSF facility at Turner Spectrum Ridge

first_imgEric Bell and Mike Ciosek of Voit Real Estate Services’ Phoenix office successfully directed the $2.3 million ($115 per square foot) sale of a 20,040 square-foot freestanding industrial building in Phoenix, to Air Services International, Inc. (ASI) on behalf of the seller, Turner Real Estate Investments.“Turner Spectrum Ridge was the first new development in Deer Valley in eight years,” says Michael Ciosek of Voit Real Estate Services.  “It’s great to see new, A-1 zoned buildings with yards available for sale again.  We know ASI will be the first of many successful businesses to operate within our new park.”The building address is 1025 E. Salter Drive.  Turner Spectrum Ridge is located at 7th Street and Deer Valley Road in Phoenix.  The free-standing building with private yard was the largest of the new eight-building project that is available for sale.last_img read more

Read More

first_imgLinkedIn Share The quality of a person’s romantic relationship in early adulthood is linked to their sleep quality in middle adulthood, according to a new Personal Relationships study. The research helps explain why people with higher-quality relationships tend to have better health.“Decades of research has shown that close relationships can have significant impacts on people’s health. However, the explanations for how relationships impact health are still murky. One way in which relationships can affect health is by affecting people’s sleep,” said Chloe Huelsnitz, a PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota and the corresponding author of the new study.“We were interested in looking at the ways in which people’s relationships (and their stress) can affect their sleep because sleep is a particularly unique health behavior in that many people in romantic relationships regularly sleep with their partner (e.g., co-sleeping). Thus, romantic partners should be a strong source of influence on this behavior.” Pinterest Share on Facebookcenter_img Email The researchers analyzed data from 112 mothers who participated in the Minnesota Longitudinal Study of Risk and Adaptation.The women were recruited in 1975–1976 and the quality of their romantic relationships were assessed at ages 23 and 32. Their sleep quality and duration were assessed at age 37. At all three time points, the participants reported stressful life events that had occurred during the preceding year.Huelsnitz and her colleagues found that participants with better relationships at age 23 tended to experience fewer stressful life events at age 32, which in turn predict better sleep quality at age 37.“The takeaway is that your romantic relationships can affect your sleep by affecting the stressful events you experience. In other words, people who have a history of higher quality relationships experience fewer stressors over time, which leads them to have better sleep,” Huelsnitz told PsyPost.The researchers controlled for the potential effects of depressive symptoms, sex, ethnicity, income, education, and maternal education. But like all research, the study includes some caveats.“The primary caveat is that this study is correlational, meaning that we cannot conclude that being in a higher quality relationship causes people to experience fewer stressors. It could be the case that there are other factors that lead people to being in a higher quality relationship and experience fewer stressors,” Huelsnitz said.“However, we did statistically control for other factors that could make a difference, and the results are the same.”The study, “The interplay between relationship effectiveness, life stress, and sleep: A prospective study“, was authored by Chloe O. Huelsnitz, Jeffry A. Simpson, Alexander J. Rothman, and Michelle M. Englund.. Share on Twitterlast_img read more

Read More

Afrox seals R300m Coega investment

first_imgSubscribe Get instant access to must-read content today!To access hundreds of features, subscribe today! At a time when the world is forced to go digital more than ever before just to stay connected, discover the in-depth content our subscribers receive every month by subscribing to gasworld.Don’t just stay connected, stay at the forefront – join gasworld and become a subscriber to access all of our must-read content online from just $270.last_img

Read More

Trillium CNG now offers hydrogen fuelling

first_imgSubscribe Get instant access to must-read content today!To access hundreds of features, subscribe today! At a time when the world is forced to go digital more than ever before just to stay connected, discover the in-depth content our subscribers receive every month by subscribing to gasworld.Don’t just stay connected, stay at the forefront – join gasworld and become a subscriber to access all of our must-read content online from just $270.last_img

Read More

Insurer secures £50k damages against ex-director

first_imgA former solicitor has agreed to pay £50,000 damages to his ex-employer after a claim about data obtained during his notice period.Michael Lent, previously a commercial litigation solicitor, had overseen Temple Legal Protection’s after-the-event insurance business since his appointment as director in 2008.He left in February this year to establish his own underwriting agency as part of Castel Underwriting.But Temple alleged he had made use of the firm’s confidential data and approached Temple clients to help establish the new business.Lent denied these allegations but, after proceedings were issued in the Chancery Division of the High Court, the parties agreed a consent order earlier this month.The order stated that Lent shall pay £50,000 to Temple in damages and cover Temple’s costs in the sum of £115,000. The order also established an eight-month ‘springboard injunction’ to stop Lent using any information or contacts from his previous employer to gain a commercial advantage.Temple had instructed employment partner Paul Maynard at Sussex firm Gaby Hardwicke, who conducted an investigation into the contact between Lent and Temple’s clients.In his witness statement Lent admitted breaching his fiduciary and contractual duties.Maynard said: ‘It is surprising that a very senior and experienced solicitor was either totally unaware of his fiduciary duties as a director or, alternatively, felt able to get away with such blatant illegality.’In a statement, Chris Wait, managing director of Temple, said the firm was prepared to let Lent move on with its best wishes, but it had ‘little choice other than to take swift action to protect the company’s commercial interests’.A spokesperson for Castel said: ‘Our discussions with potential new business partners are strictly confidential, and we never comment on legal proceedings to which we were not party. We would not, however, ever ask anyone to break a contractual agreement.’last_img read more

Read More