Dead & Company Debut Dylan Cover In Rockin’ Michigan Performance [Full Audio/Review]

first_imgLast night, Dead & Company rocked Clarkston, MI for another night along their summer tour. In a similar vein as how “Deer Creek,” is more affectionately known, Pine Knob (also known as DTE Energy Music Theatre) was a great venue to see Dead & Company. Nestled amongst many trees and a couple of manmade creeks and mini-waterfalls, Bob, Billy, Mickey, John, Oteil, and Jeff all brought the best for a very special Thursday night.The first set brought the band’s standard excellence with some great moments. The show began with some jamming that eventually led into the opening notes of “Jack Straw.” Always a great opener, this version was unique in that it had an uncharacteristic reggae jam before the final chorus. And after this mellow rhythm, the rocking “Jack Straw from Wichita cut his buddy down!” sounded even more powerful than usual. It was a great way to start the show. Other stellar moments of the first set included a nice “Friend of the Devil” and a “Sugaree” that made for a great sing-a-long, as well as the band’s debut cover of Bob Dylan’s “When I Paint My Masterpiece.” By the time “Sugaree” was played, most fans had finally overcome the massively long lines to enter and were in the venue, filling the lawn and leaving no blade of grass untrodden. Thus, the sing-a-long was fun. “Don’t Ease Me In” closed out the set, and the set itself wasn’t too unfamiliar of a first set the Grateful Dead could have played twenty-five years ago at this same venue.Where the first set was fun and could have been termed pedestrian, the second set took the music to another level. Opening with “Playin’ in the Band,” it didn’t take long for Bob Weir to give the nod to the rest of the musicians signaling improvisation to follow. The jamming was dark before going into “Estimated Prophet.” It was a great rendition, and although it appeared Bobby’s head was about to fall off his shoulders the way he was shaking his head during the tune, all the musical glory goes to John Mayer. Mayer did a great job of hitting some powerful chords at the beginning of the song to denote its beginning. As the song progressed and all the lyrics faded, it was Mayer who was leading the foray into improvisational space, only to be cut short by Weir.It sounded like they would play “Eyes of the World,” but instead a fun “Cumberland Blues” followed. It was during the short jam that I first noticed how salient bassist Oteil Burbridge was by adding some very dark bass lines to the song. It was cool. The next song was “Truckin’,” and the band played a great version of the national treasure of the United States Congress followed. A brief return to “Playin’ in the Band” then led to “Drums” which was very short but interesting because Burbridge and keyboardist Jeff Chimenti joined drummers Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart on the various percussion instruments. It was certainly a fun moment.“Space” had some cool reverb effects from Mayer, who was sitting in front of his amplifier making some crazy sounds and noises with his guitar. From “Space” they went into “The Wheel.” A fun version that had some reggae influences at the end (in the way that Weir has done before with Ratdog), they went into a choice cover with The Beatles’ “Dear Prudence.” The set culminated with a rocking “Casey Jones.” Finally, the band played a quick “Johnny B. Goode,” and with no encore, that was the end of the night.All things considered, the show was fantastic. The venue was beautiful, the Deadheads were congenial, and most importantly the music was Dead. The band will hit up Alpine Valley in Wisconsin, Pittsburgh, and Fenway Park in Boston before heading out West. Be sure to catch Dead and Company if they come around your area. Or better yet, road trip to somewhere they are playing!Check out full audio recording of the performance, courtesy of taper Jeff Frank.Check out the full setlist below, as well as video highlights and a gallery from Ojeda Photography.Edit this setlist | More Dead & Company setlists Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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Clifford O. Niese

first_imgClifford O. Niese, age 73 of Batesville, died Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at the St. Andrews Health Campus.  Born February 27, 1945 in Batesville, he is the son of Pauline (Nee: Koetter) and Louis Niese.  He married Elizabeth White June 26, 1971 at St. Joseph’s Church in Florence, Alabama.  Cliff worked at the Hill-Rom Company 39 years before retiring in 2009 and was a member of St. Louis Church and the Knights of St. John Commandry #243.Family was important to Cliff.  He always loved having his family around and enjoyed traveling to visit family and friends.  He liked old tractors, antiques, swimming and fishing.  According to his family, he was a fan of Colts, Reds, I.U. basketball and had a weakness for black licorice.  Having lost his eyesight, the one thing he didn’t like was being told “no”.Cliff is survived by his wife Elizabeth; daughter Deborah Garbarini; sons Kevin and Keith Niese, all of Batesville; his mother Pauline of Batesville; sisters Pat Schrank of Oldenburg, Viola Billman of Sunman, Lucille Honnert of St. Mary’s; brothers Virgil and Dale Niese, both of Batesville, Jim Niese of St. Peter’s and seven grandchildren.  In addition to his father, he is also preceded in death by his sister Ann Montag.Visitation is Monday, November 26th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services are 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 27th at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to the Indiana School for the Blind or the St. Louis Cemetery Fund.last_img read more

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NTA Academy in Sarajevo Organizes a Training Camp

first_imgSarajevo – The training camp with 17 Bosnian juniors, organized by the Tennis academy NTA in Sarajevo started.The theme of the camp is “Mental preparation of the players” and the objective is to adopt new skills of mental preparation for the matches.The camp will be realised through specific forms of tennis training, presentations and video analysis.The leader of the camp is Aleš Filipčić from Slovenia, the head of the tennis department at the Sports Faculty in Ljubljana and the Head of the Experts boards of the Tennis Union in Slovenia and lecturer at the ITF courses for coaches. – was announced from the NTA Tennis Academy.(Source: Fena / photo: nta.ba)last_img

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Stoichkov: “The same would have been achieved with or without Guardiola”

first_img“They have been Thierry Henry, Deco, Ronaldinho, Márquez, Puyol or Valdés. There have been some gamers that Pep needed to take away, however Iniesta and Pedro entered, gave Messi extra time and the workforce was already full“added Stoichkov, who received 5 league titles with Barcelona, ​​along with the European Cup, in his two phases on the membership.The previous Bulgarian soccer participant additionally referred to the younger Mourinho from Barça: “He was a really sensible boy. He inspected every thing from coaching and warm-up workout routines to the work we did with the ball, at all times with a paper and a pen, at all times writing issues. “ Hristo Stoichkov has made some statements, which is collected by ‘Mirror’, during which he acknowledged that “Barcelona was already cooked” when Pep Guardiola grew to become the membership’s coach in 2008. “Pep’s work was simple, he knew the infrastructure of the quarry properly. Frank Rijkaard made the squad that Pep inherited. Messi and different younger folks had already debuted with Rijkaard and the same spectacular issues would have been achieved with or without Pep,” he defined. the bulgarian.last_img read more

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Taylor Water Restrictions & Water Stand Pipe Closure

first_imgTaylor has closed it’s water stand pipe for at least 2 weeks.Keir Gervais is with the District of Taylor[asset|aid=79|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Keir – Water Stand Pipe_1_Pub.mp3]- Advertisement -The reason for the closure is the drop in water levels on the Peace River. BC Hydro is holding water for potential power production and releasing the minimum amount and to protect the domestic service the district has made this decision.The District is also reminding residents that Stage 1 Water Restrictions are now in effect. Stage 1 restrictions area as follows:Residential Lawn watering on odd calendar days between the hours of 6am and 8am and 8pm and 10pm.Advertisement Residents caught watering outside of these times will be finded 100 dollars. If the demand for water continues at it’s current rate the District will have to impliment Stage 3 restrictions – banning all lawn watering. For futher information contact the District office at 250-789-3392last_img read more

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Matthews getting support

first_img“Specifically, the Angels have asked (Matthews) to come forward and fully answer all questions surrounding the recent allegations against him. The organization continues to expect that this matter will come to a quick conclusion.” The statement certainly was not to infer the Angels have started to turn their back on their new center fielder and are siding with Major League Baseball instead. “We’re supportive of our player and we’re protective of the game and protective of our brand,” Mead said. “Gary’s situation, he has now hired counsel to look into it. That’s a personal issue. But (the Angels) have been the focus either directly or indirectly since this issue started. How you measure it, we don’t know. “We pride ourselves on trying to do the right thing. We pride ourselves in taking care of our players and providing support as well, and there have been many conversations this week with Gary and with his agent. It just reached a point where we need to let our fan base know that we’re focused on the big picture here as well, and for nobody to lose sight of that. The big picture includes the Angels and the game of baseball.” Matthews’ new high-profile attorney, Robert Shapiro, said Matthews will make a statement once all investigations are complete. Moreno’s statement was intended to be the team’s all-encompassing view on the subject, according to Angels spokesman Tim Mead. “This week, the Angels and I were disappointed to learn that the name of one of our players, Gary Matthews Jr., has been allegedly associated with an investigation into the sale of performance-enhancing substances by an Internet pharmacy in Florida,” Moreno said in the statement. “Both the Angels and I have strongly encouraged Gary to cooperate with any authority investigating this matter. Garret Anderson is expected to make his Cactus League debut today at home against the Oakland Athletics. Manager Mike Scioscia said Anderson’s delay in playing wasn’t because of any specific problem, it was just to give his left fielder some time to round into shape. “He doesn’t need that many at-bats to be ready,” Scioscia said. “For him to get into games, you want to make sure you have a foundation under him, make sure he has all the stiffness out of his legs.” Francisco Rodriguez and Justin Speier each pitched in a simulated game Sunday and threw about 20 pitches each. Speier is ready for Cactus League action, but Rodriguez will pitch in one more simulated game before making his debut. Scot Shields, who has a sore right shoulder, is expected to make his first appearance in a game at the same time as Rodriguez. John Lackey will have a bullpen session today, his first since missing five days with bronchitis. He is scheduled to start Thursday at Tucson against Arizona. Juan Rivera is showing some progress in his rehabilitation from a broken left tibia in winter ball. Rivera was walking without crutches for the first time Sunday. When he arrived in camp more than a week ago, he was on two crutches and in recent days had been using just one crutch to get around. [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2731 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img TEMPE, Ariz. The fact that there is no resolution in sight to the Gary Matthews Jr. situation led to the statement released by owner Arte Moreno on Saturday evening. An investigation last week alleged Matthews was a customer of an Internet pharmacy that illegally has distributed human growth hormone. A later story on Sports Illustrated’s Web site revealed what Matthews allegedly purchased, when he purchased it and where it was delivered. last_img read more

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