Bob Weir And John Mayer Talk Dead & Co’s Beginnings And The Legacy Of The Dead In New Interview

first_imgAhead of Dead & Company’s two-night stand at Fenway Park this Saturday and Sunday, The Boston Globe has just released a new interview with Bob Weir and John Mayer. In this latest article, both Mayer and Weir talk about Dead & Company and what it means to be a part of the act. For Mayer, he speaks on the honor of being in such an act whereas Weir speaks more holistically about the group as part of the Grateful Dead’s legacy.Notably, Mayer describes himself as a “fan boy . . . obsessed” with the Grateful Dead and that his participation in the group is “an honor beyond. It’s knighthood.” While initially, Deadheads may have skeptical when the Grammy winner was tapped for Dead & Co, particularly considering how dialed-in the group was during this past week’s string of shows in Boulder, Colorado, and Atlanta, Georgia, Mayer has more or less assuaged these fears for many. Still, the lead guitarist addresses this fact, saying, “I knew it would draw skepticism from anyone who heard about it without hearing us. . . . I’m not afraid of it — that’s what made me work so hard. I know I’m under scrutiny. But I have a distance to see the beauty. I’m coming in as a guy with no umbilical tie to it. I enjoy every last second. I cannot believe that I am, in some way, vestigially a part of this band.”Dead & Co Impress With Silky Segues, Miles Davis Jam, Lively “Terrapin” In ATL [Photos/Full Video]Bob Weir, as an insider from the Grateful Dead’s onset, talks about what it was like to be a part of the Grateful Dead. He focuses on the more free-spirited, companionable focus across the members of the group and particularly of his connection with Jerry Garcia, “We got along real well. We amused each other musically and otherwise. We just had fun together. That turned into a career.” He later goes on to state that the success of the group lay in the members’ ability to “[keep] ourselves amused. It’s that simple. . . . On and off stage. Really nothing much more to it.”Though Mayer references the “distance to see the beauty,” Weir has no such distance though is equally poised to see the beauty of the group, particularly when contrasted with the Grateful Dead’s time together and the band’s legacy. Despite a number of various spin-offs, he notes that among them Dead & Company “has a lot of promise.” Weir reiterates Mayer’s abilities and the ability of Dead & Company as a unit moving forward, stating that the group is “becoming its own thing” and that they’re in “full-on Grateful Dead operational mode. . . . We plug in and take it for a little walk in the woods. And [Mayer] is more than capable of doing that.”Dead & Company Sets The Bar High For The Final Night Of Their Stellar Boulder Run [Full Audio/Videos]Both Mayer and Weir offer their perspectives on how the group came together, initially during a 2015 segment on the “The Late Late Show.” It seems as though the two’s chemistry was immense from the get-go. As Weir retells, “[Mayer] invited me as a musical guest, and we did a sound check. We were supposed to do two songs, and after two hours they unplugged us. . . One thing led to another.” However, Mayer’s retelling similarly describes it as a “confluence of events,” though he makes the events seem more intentional, stating, “I’m capable of inducing my own obsession. That’s what happened with the Grateful Dead.” As Weir and Mayer began more formally meeting, Mayer states that after he “explained to them what their music meant to me,” Weir invited him on, most likely due to the larger ethos of the Dead that “If you think you can do the job, come help out. This is not music you want to listen to, but participate in.”Though rumors have circulated about Bob Weir’s health as he rounds toward his 70th birthday, the founding Grateful Dead member assuages the fears of fans whose minds may drift toward the idea of his retirement. “I wouldn’t last long in retirement. . . . I love to play, always have.”You can read the full Boston Globe article here, which goes more in-depth into Dead & Company’s beginnings and sees Bob Weir speak briefly on the Grateful Dead’s fan base, Woodstock, his dreamlike songwriting techinque, and more.[Photo: Erik Kabik]last_img read more

Indian Premier League IPL 2019 MI vs DC highlights cricket score: Delhi Capitals beat Mumbai Indians by 37 runs

first_img Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Good day for Delhi Capitals is all one can say here! Mumbai fought hard, but not as much as it was needed.  21:47 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:29 (IST) RESULT: Delhi Capitals beat Mumbai Indians by 37 runs 23:20 (IST) So, Delhi Capitals have lost their first wicket in the form of Prithvi Shaw. The onus is now on skipper Shreyas Iyer, who joins Shikhar Dhawan in the middle. After 2 overs, it’s 11/1.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:41 (IST) WICKET: Ben Cutting picks his first wicket. Ingram departs after a well-made 47.  22:45 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 17 runs off Boult’s over! WOW de KOCK! 21:08 (IST) ALERT: 13th IPL FIFTY for Yuvraj Singh!  WICKET: Yuvraj Singh out after scoring 53 off 35 balls. Second wicket for Rabada.  Dhawan pulls the short ball went straight to the fielder but NOT OUT. Thank you, free hit.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:38 (IST) 22:29 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Delhi Capitals set 214 target for Mumbai Indians Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Krunal’s quick-fire innings comes to an end. Boult picks his first. A mistimed shot.  YUVRAJ SINGH opens his account! WICKET: Seventh wicket down for Mumbai Indians! Just a slight nip and through to the keeper. CUTTING OUT!  Big over for Mumbai Indians. Pandya and Yuvraj trying to get Indians close to the target. After 14 overs, it’s 123/5.  Hello and a warm welcome for the much-anticipated clash between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. The encounter will be the second of the day with KKR already playing against SRH at their home ground.  21:53 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:19 (IST) WICKET: Ishant Sharma picks his first wicket of IPL 2019! Rohit Sharma perished for 14. Mumbai Indians are 33/1 after 4 overs WICKET: First wicket for Mumbai Indians. Shaw tried to play away from his body and gets a slight nip, through to the keeper.  Right now, Quinton de Kock is the only good thing for Mumbai Indians. 20:06 (IST) 19:41 (IST) Baseball swing from Colin Ingram! Just WOW! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:37 (IST) 21:33 (IST) Salam will bowl the 19th over! 50 run partnership between Yuvraj Singh and Pollard! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:43 (IST) 19:18 (IST) 22:57 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Salam starts his IPL career with a no-ball. FREE HIT for Shikhar Dhawan to start off his Delhi Capitals’ career!  22:24 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Dhawan just couldn’t time that ball. Tried to clear the mid-wicket fielder, but straight into the hands of Suryakumar Yadav.  19:58 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Welcome Rahul Tewatia, says Pollard! FOUR! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In New Delhi: Rishabh Pant’s ballistic knock off 78 runs powered Delhi Capitals total over 200, giving Mumbai Indians a mammoth target of 214 which was out of men-in-blue’s reach in more ways than one. In the end, it was the Capitals, who managed to come out trumps by 38 runs courtesy of a resounding all-round show at the iconic Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Moreover, Shreyas Iyer and Co also moved to the top of the points table. LIVE SCORECARD Yuvraj, along with Pollard have started the repair work. After 7 overs, it’s 49/3.  Bumrah will bowl the final over! That’s it from us! Hope you enjoyed our coverage. We will be back for the next game which is scheduled for tomorrow. Wish to see you all! Till then, tada!  WICKET: This is Shreyas Iyer’s wicket! Just WOW! Suryakumar Yadav has to go back to the pavilion.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 50-run partnership between Shikhar Dhawan and Colin Ingram! 22:40 (IST) 22:54 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:23 (IST) 20:09 (IST) 20:13 (IST) 23:07 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Shreyas Iyer smashed six of the last ball, and tried to emulate the shot on the very next ball but couldn’t time it to perfection. Sensational catch by Pollard to send him back.  20:30 (IST) 21:46 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:42 (IST) 19:17 (IST) 23:49 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Rohit Sharma and de KOCK open the innings for Mumbai Indians Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:03 (IST) WICKET: Great work by Rishabh Pant behind the stumps.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Colin Ingram, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Kagiso Rabada, Trent Boult, Ishant Sharma Another NO BALL. Salam under-pressure or nervous or both?  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:39 (IST) 21:01 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Delhi Capitals are now in a really good position. Both Dhawan and Ingram have played 30 oddballs, and are looking for big here. After 12 overs, it’s 102/2.  Axar Patel comes into the attack now! ALERT: NINTH fifty for Rishabh Pant 22:37 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:49 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The toss is scheduled to happen in next ten minutes and this remains to be seen what will the winning captain choose.  46 needed in last two overs now!  Rishabh Pant is dealing in boundary as of now! 21:20 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In We will bring all the coverage, so do join us.  Just WOW! 21 off 19th OVER! Just see that run-effort from YUVRAJ SINGH! He is looking fit! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:34 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:00 (IST) WICKET: Third wicket down! Pin drop silence at Wankhede Stadium! de Kock OUT after quick-fire 27.  First four for YUVRAJ SINGH! After 9 overs, it’s 69/3.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:33 (IST) 21:03 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:28 (IST) Three boundaries in the over already. Ingram on FIRE!  23:34 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:42 (IST) 20:53 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:57 (IST) 23:51 (IST) Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rasikh Salam, Jasprit Bumrah WICKET: Paul’s short stay comes to an end. Mitchell McClenaghan picks his third. Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw will start for Delhi Capitals.  19:35 (IST) The way Salam is bowling here, he is surely looking a great prospect for Mumbai Indians here. Super Stuff! 23:55 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The powerplay has been slightly tilted in Mumbai Indians favour as they are able to pick two wickets and keep Shikhar Dhawan quiet. This remains to be seen what will be Delhi’s approach from here on. After 6 overs, it’s 45/2 and it’s STRATEGIC TIMEOUT!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:54 (IST) 20:31 (IST) Nearly after a span of nine years, Yuvraj Singh will return to Wankhede Stadium in ‘blue’ jersey and will look to express himself.  21:26 (IST) Bumrah gave just three runs in his first over. Absolute class. After first over, it’s 36/2 and Mumbai is on top here.  Shikhar Dhawan is finally starting to get going. After 10 overs, it’s 82/2.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:48 (IST) 23:03 (IST) 22:24 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Pollard tried to continue the momentum, but the shot had no power what so ever! Departs for 21. Mumbai – four DOWN! Mumbai need 64 off 24 balls. Yuvraj comes onto 47. Just listen to the crowd – YUVI..YUVI..YUVI is all they say!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Tidy over from Hardik Pandya. He bowled four dot balls and gave just 2 runs in the last two deliveries. After 14 overs, it’s 114/3.  23:04 (IST) A boundary for Shikhar Dhawan after a long time! We are now just minutes away from the first ball to be bowled. How excited are you? 23:40 (IST) Good start from Salam, just 6 came off the first over.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Caught and bowled. A sad day for Pandya comes to an end.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 38 required off the last over!  23:09 (IST) 23:00 (IST) 100 up for Delhi Capitals. 20:02 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:17 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:25 (IST) 19:44 (IST) 21:14 (IST) WICKET: Bumrah picks his first. Axar Patel tried to clear third-man fielder but couldn’t! Delhi Capitals loses their SIXTH! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 18 off Pandya’s last over. Way too expensive – 41 runs in 4 overs for him! After 16 overs, it’s 149/4.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In TOSS: Rohit Sharma wins the toss and Mumbai Indians will have a bowl.  100 up for Mumbai Indians! 19:45 (IST) Three dot balls. A wicket on the way? Yuvraj on FIRE! Three boundaries in the 10th over for him! Big over for Mumbai Indians. After 10 overs, it’s 89/3.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:12 (IST) 20:46 (IST) 23:45 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:16 (IST) The batsmen are out in the middle and Salam is ready to bowl the first over. HERE WE GO!! 22:46 (IST) For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

There’s a ’40 percent’ chance Rob Gronkowski comes out of retirement, returns to Patriots, report says

first_imgIt all started at 20 years old on stage at the NFL draft when my dream came true, and now here I am about to turn 30 in a few months with a decision I feel is the biggest of my life so far. I will be retiring from the game of football today. I am so grateful for the opportunity that Mr. Kraft and Coach Belichick gave to me when drafting my silliness in 2010. My life experiences over the last 9 years have been amazing both on and off the field. The people I have meet, the relationships I have built, the championships I have been apart of, I just want to thank the whole New England Patriots organization for every opportunity I have been giving and learning the great values of life that I can apply to mine. Thank you to all of Pats Nation around the world for the incredible support since I have been apart of this 1st class organization. Thank you for everyone accepting who I am and the dedication I have put into my work to be the best player I could be. But now its time to move forward and move forward with a big smile knowing that the New England Patriots Organization, Pats Nation, and all my fans will be truly a big part of my heart for rest of my life. It was truly an incredible honor to play for such a great established organization and able to come in to continue and contribute to keep building success. To all my current and past teammates, thank you for making each team every year special to be apart of. I will truly miss you guys. Cheers to all who have been part of this journey, cheers to the past for the incredible memories, and a HUGE cheers to the uncertain of whats next.A post shared by Rob Gronkowski (@gronk) on Mar 24, 2019 at 2:53pm PDTGronkowski said last month he had no plans to return to the field. But, he reportedly participated in a private workout with New England quarterback Tom Brady in early July.”There’s definitely going to be times when you miss it and everything,” Gronkowski said during an appearance on the “Rich Eisen Show” in late June. “I would always say that it’s still the offseason right now. I mean I can’t really say how I’m going to feel about it when the games start rolling around and everything. You know, I just felt like it was time.”I feel really good right now and it was just definitely something I felt like it was the right time and the right thing to do. To have that load off your back, I mean I’ve been playing football for 15 years straight in a row of that grind. Just relaxing right now feels good.” Tom Brady throws to Rob Gronkowski in private LA workout, report says Gronkowski retired with 521 regular season catches for 7,861 yards and 79 touchdowns. He’s the Patriots’ career leader in touchdowns and is tied for the second-most receiving scores in playoff history.New England is scheduled to open training camp next week. The 30-year-old announced he was stepping away from football on Instagram in late March. He spent all nine of his NFL seasons in New England, winning three Super Bowls during his time with the team.  “It’s time to move forward and move forward with a big smile on my face knowing that the New England Patriots organization, Pats nation and all my fans will truly be a big part of my heart for the rest of my life,” Gronkowski wrote at the time. “It was truly an incredible honor to play for such a great, established organization.” Related News View this post on Instagram Patriots’ Sony Michel running at ‘full tilt’ after knee surgery, report says Could Rob Gronkowski’s retirement last less than one season?There’s a “40 percent” chance Gronkowski returns to the Patriots in 2019, according to a report from ProFootballTalk, which cites an unidentified source close to the tight end.last_img read more

Weiss leads opposition to cutting apartment parking spaces

first_imgNeighborhood activists and Councilman Jack Weiss rejected a proposal Tuesday that would make it easier for developers to cut the number of parking spaces included in new apartment and condo projects. The idea is to reduce parking requirements when developers offer tenants or buyers transit alternatives, such as van pools, bike storage, transit passes or flex cars. But Weiss and others argued that Los Angeles is no Manhattan or San Francisco or London, cities where people can easily get around without their own vehicle. Los Angeles, they said, is still a city of cars and reducing the parking requirement will just lead to more crowded curbs. “Just passing a new law like this will not make all the cars in the city go away, poof, like that,” Weiss said during a Planning and Land Use Committee hearing. “What you will do is cause folks who own cars to continue to own cars and just park farther away from where they live, and then you’re going to end up encroaching on other neighborhoods and you’re going to have more applications for preferential parking districts.” But the Planning Department and Councilman Ed Reyes said the proposal is one option to deal with two of L.A.’s most pressing problems: traffic and the lack of affordable housing. “The cost of parking for multifamily buildings is extremely high and really does minimize how much housing can be built in this city,” said City Planner Tom Rothmann, who estimates the cost of building underground parking about $25,000 per space. Allowing developers to include less parking could bring down the cost of rentals or for-sale condos, and the incentives, such as offering tenants transit passes or flex cars, could entice residents to give up their cars. “Certain council members might find this a tool, as another approach to promoting affordable housing in areas where there is higher poverty,” said Councilman Ed Reyes, who supported the proposal. But homeowners groups and some neighborhood councils opposed the idea, saying many communities are already short on private parking and curbside parking. They weren’t convinced that developers’ incentives or even building near transit will reduce the demand for cars in L.A. “Just because you live near transit doesn’t mean you’re going to take it because your job may not be near where transit goes,” said Renee Weitzer, chief of staff to Councilman Tom LaBonge, who opposed the parking proposal. She and LaBonge recently attended the grand opening of a 138-unit building next to the Universal City Red Line station. Roughly 80 percent of the building is leased, but when LaBonge asked how many people took transit to work, only one tenant raised her hand. The parking proposal now goes to the full City Council for consideration. [email protected] (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more