Remembering Bob Weir’s Sit-In With Phish At Shoreline, 16 Years Ago Today [Listen]

first_imgThere’s a phrase that likes to circulate in our little scene called “passing the torch.” It’s one of those collections of words that gets uttered whenever a band member from an older generation collaborates with a band from a younger one. That’s what happened 16 years ago today, when Bob Weir joined Phish at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA.Interestingly, a similar situation occurred just one year prior, when the Grateful Dead’s own Phil Lesh joined Phish for a handful of songs (including some trampoline-inspired “You Enjoy Myself” jams) at Shoreline. Fast forward a year and a few weeks, and the band got the chance to perform with another member of the Grateful Dead.Bob Weir, a Bay Area native, emerged for a three song encore, including two Grateful Dead classics and a Phish original. They started the extended encore with a cover of Marty Robbins’ “El Paso,” sung by Weir of course, before high-tailing it into “Chalk Dust Torture.” Finally, the show ended with a powerful rendition of “West L.A. Fadeaway,” with Weir taking the vocals on the classic Jerry Garcia song.The full show can be streamed below, courtesy of nognuisagoodgnu.Your Phish.net setlist can be seen below.Setlist: Phish at Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, CA – 10/6/00Set 1: Carini, Stash, Boogie On Reggae Woman, Mellow Mood, Maze, The Moma Dance, Run Like an AntelopeSet 2: Heavy Things > Down with Disease[1] -> Spock’s Brain, The Inlaw Josie Wales, Rift, Cities > Sand > Golgi Apparatus, Brian and Robert, Bold As LoveEncore: El Paso[2], Chalk Dust Torture[3] > West L.A. Fadeaway[2][1] Unfinished.[2] Phish debut; Bob Weir guest appearance.[3] Bob Weir guest appearance.Glide was teased before the Carini opener and Jibboo was teased before Heavy Things. Disease was unfinished. The encore, which included the Phish debuts of El Paso and West L.A. Fadeaway, featured a Bob Weir guest appearance. Trey teased Chalk Dust after West. L.A. Fadeaway.last_img read more

Students prepare for final round of Baraka Bouts

first_imgTags: Baraka Bouts To add some variety to a usual workout or just for a rare adrenaline rush, the Women’s Boxing Club of Notre Dame recommends getting punched in the face.Each fall, the Women’s Boxing Club hosts Baraka Bouts, a boxing tournament open to all women on campus. The tournament’s final round takes place tonight.Junior Maeve Donovan, one of the club’s seven captains, said the club serves a dual purpose — teaching the sport of boxing and also serving a philanthropic purpose.“We’re a club sport which allows women from Notre Dame to be able to learn the sport of boxing while raising money for Lakeview Secondary School in Jinja, Uganda,” Donovan said. “This involves coming to practice at least four times a week for two hours each. … After over a month of practice, we begin our spars during practice, which are essentially coach-regulated practice fights. Then the season culminates in the tournament, two nights of bouts in which each girl fighting must fundraise at least $350 before being eligible.”Junior captain Casey Gelchion said boxers join for a variety of reasons and with varying levels of experience, but many stay with it through the course of their time at Notre Dame. “I joined because I was looking for something that would challenge me and help me grow. It’s an extremely demanding and mentally exhausting sport, and it’s taught me a lot about my own physical and mental strength,” Gelchion said. Gelchion said her family’s ties to the program factored into her decision to stick with the sport. “My older brother Matt is one of our coaches for Baraka Bouts. Before one of my bouts, he told me that I would not be alone in the ring. He said I couldn’t be alone, because he would be with me through it all. Being able to have my older brother in my corner both literally and figuratively is a blessing I really can’t quite put into words,” Gelchion said. Beyond her brother, Gelchion relies on the rest of her family as part of her pre-fight traditions. “My pre-bout traditions are largely impacted by my family. I read a list of quotes that my mom compiled for me before my first ever fight: They motivate me to step into the ring and give each round all that I have. Right before the bout begins, my brother Matt and I do our ‘secret handshake,’ and from there, I know I am ready to go,” Gelchion said.Junior Maddie McGovern was a two-sport varsity athlete in high school and said was looking for something to keep challenging her in the same capacity that organized sports did before coming to college. “I went to watch my ‘big sister’ in [Pasquerilla East], Liz Zolper, fight, and I thought it was the coolest thing ever,” McGovern said. “Now boxing season is my favorite part of the year. I love being able to train with a purpose — one that’s even higher than winning on fight night, supporting Lakeview Secondary School.”McGovern suffered a concussion in an interhall flag football game earlier this fall and is unable to compete in the Bouts this year. Still, she found a way to participate in the tournament. “My favorite memory actually was from the semifinals on Sunday. One of my best friends, Emmy Popovich, asked me to corner her for her fights. It meant so much to me that I got to have some part in the competition. She won on Sunday, so it’ll be fun to work with her on [today],” McGovern said. Senior captain Kiley Cox said she joined entirely on a whim when she transferred to Notre Dame but ended up falling in love with the program.“I figured Baraka Bouts was an incredibly unique experience that I didn’t want to pass up, and then I stayed because I loved the people and the community that Baraka Bouts has created,” Cox said. Though she is a captain of the boxing club now, she said she still remembers her first ever spar.“Every time I got hit, I would laugh because I couldn’t believe what happening. One of our coaches, Nate Walker, had to stop the spar on several occasions to try to get me to stop laughing. Boxing for the first time just such a surreal experience,” Cox said. McGovern said there a number of exciting fights slated for tonight’s final bouts. “Maeve Donovan versus Joy Choe will hopefully be even more beautiful of a fight than when they sparred each other a few weeks ago. The two are such crisp and calculated fighters. Emmy Popovich versus Ali Gibson will also be another can’t-miss fight,” she said. Cox also recommended tuning in for the Donovan-Choe bout.“Maeve and Joy are two of the most skilled boxers to ever participate in Baraka Bouts. Definitely the fight to see this Wednesday,” Cox said. Regardless of the outcome, Gelchion said she is excited with all the boxers accomplished this year, in addition to the funds raised. “These boxers have worked tirelessly for months to get to this point, and win or lose, they have accomplished great things. I feel honored to be able to serve them in their corner and help them to give the bout everything they have until the bell rings,” she said. last_img read more

Go Beyond Oz with the Cast of The Woodsman

first_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on May 29, 2016 Related Shows The Woodsman The company of off-Broadway’s The Woodsman met the press at their rehearsal space on January 13. Inspired by the writing of L. Frank Baum, the acclaimed play was written by James Ortiz and features music by Edward W. Hardy and lyrics by Jennifer Loring. Directed by Ortiz and Claire Karpen, the piece tells the origin story of the Tin Woodsman, the woman he loved and the witch that would stop at nothing to keep them apart. Performances begin on January 27 at New World Stages, where the production opens on February 7. See a company shot above and a pic of Ortiz, the co-creator, co-director and star below.last_img read more

UK watchdog seeks power to scrutinise M&A deals after BHS collapse

first_imgShe adds that its ability to access data, through mandatory disclosure from sponsors and trustees, is “inflexible” at times.“It could be useful to consider whether a more flexible information-gathering power, along with a general duty on parties to cooperate with the regulator, would improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our information gathering,” she writes.Titcomb’s call for TPR to be involved in M&A activity seemed to fall short of mandating that such deals receive approval from the regulator before they can proceed.Stressing the “vital role” of M&A activity to the UK economy, Titcomb said such transactions were time-sensitive.However, she did propose that TPR be privy to future discussions of M&A activity where the pension fund is a significant debtor due to its funding level.“We can see a case for a more targeted solution such as imposing a requirement to involve TPR in certain circumstances – for example, where there is significant underfunding, and/or the transaction puts the security of the scheme at risk,” she writes. “Further work would be needed to determine how such a requirement could work in practice, in particular on where the onus for notifying TPR might lie.”Titcomb also questions whether trustee boards should be given the power to be the “first line of defence” and able to request further information from corporate sponsors in the event of a merger.The UK has previously considered giving trustees an increased role in scrutinising merger deals, consulting on the matter in 2012. The UK’s pensions regulator has asked for greater powers in the wake of the collapse of BHS, suggesting it should be involved in merger and acquisition (M&A) talks where a pension scheme is significantly underfunded.Lesley Titcomb, chief executive of the Pensions Regulator (TPR), also raised the possibility of the watchdog’s having to grant pre-clearance to certain M&A activity.She conceded, however, that any such deals were usually time sensitive, and that pursuing such an approach would have “significant” resource and budget implications.Writing to Frank Field – the Labour party chair of the work and pensions select committee, which is investigating the collapse of BHS and the impact on its pension funds – Titcomb argues that access to information is crucial to the regulator’s work.last_img read more

Guinness Greatest of the Streets football

first_imgSixteen teams vie for top honours in Bartica this weekendTHE final Zone competition in the 2017 Guinness Greatest of the Streets football will be played off in Bartica this weekend, with 16 teams battling for top honours and a chance to compete in the grand finals.The tournament will kick off tomorrow with six matches at the Bartica Community Centre tarmac starting at 19:00hrs.The opening fixture will bring together Almanac Kings against Time Square, to be followed by Campbellville versus Street Kings at 19:30hrs.River View will square off against Lotto Arcade at 20:00hrs, followed by Plantain Slice opposing Young Guns.Police will face Beacon One Love at 21:00hrs while the final game of the evening will feature All Stars against Beacon Die Hard at 21:30hrs.Two more preliminary matches will be played on Saturday, featuring Potaro Strikers against Lazio at 19:00hrs then Impact versus Ballers before the quarter-final matches.The semi-finals and final will be played on Sunday along with the third-place playoff and several exhibition matches.The winners will advance to represent the mining community in the grand finals billed for next month featuring the top zone teams from Georgetown, East Coast Demerara, Linden, Berbice West Demerara/East Bank Demerara.Guinness Brand Manager Lee Baptiste said that fans in Bartica can expect an exciting weekend of football.“We expect an exciting tournament and the residents of the community will prove that they are “Made of More” as they support the teams in their quest for glory,” he added.last_img read more