Marc Ford has been a fixture in the live music scene for years. As a seminal guitar player for the Black Crowes in the nineties, Ford went on to record with artists such as Widespread Panic, Gov’t Mule, Ben Harper and more after leaving the band, forming a succesful career as a studio musician and producer. Recently, Ford has been performing as a solo artist, releasing a bevy of solo albums that culminated with his impressive 2016 release The Vulture, and he’s also a part of Rich Robinson‘s crew of former Black Crowes bandmates called Magpie Salute. Over the years, Ford has proven himself to be an excellent blues guitarist as well as a proficient Americana songwriter.Back in November, Ford stopped by Futureappletree in Rock Island, IL to perform a session for online music subscription service Daytrotter. Ford performed the song’s lead single, “Devils in the Details”, as well as “The Ghetto Is Everywhere”, “The Vulture”, “Same Coming Up”, and “Shalimar Dreams”, all from The Vulture as well. It was a great and stirring performance that truly showcased the best of Marc Ford and what he has to offer.Thankfully for those who don’t subscribe to Daytrotter, Paste Magazine is streaming the show, and all five songs from the set are embedded below for your listening pleasure. Also included below is a recently released video of Ford performing with the Neptune Blues Club performing Deep Water” in a session for Reverb.com./
View Comments It’s Michael Keaton on Broadway! Sort of. The film star’s newest project, Birdman, puts him center stage on the Great White Way. In the flick, Keaton plays Riggan Thomson, a past-his-prime actor, known for his portrayal of iconic superhero Birdman. Overcoming family issues, including dealing with a fresh out of rehab daughter (played by Emma Stone), Riggan prepares for a big comeback…on Broadway at the St. James Theatre. Birdman, in addition to Keaton and Stone, stars Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Amy Ryan and Zach Galifianakis. Take a look at the trailer below (warning: there’s a bit of bad language) and see how many Broadway landmarks you can spot! The film is set to premiere on October 17.
Corporate renewable demand prompts coal-heavy Kentucky utilities to build solar FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Lexington Herald Leader:The amount of solar energy produced in Kentucky would increase dramatically under a plan announced Thursday. Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities said they have asked state regulators to approve contracts to buy power from a 100-megawatt solar facility in Hardin County.The array has not been built but would be ready to use by 2022 under the deal, according to an application filed with the state Public Service Commission.LG&E and KU said the project involving the planned 100-megawatt facility was a response to customers’ desire for power from renewable sources. Under the proposal filed with the PSC, LG&E and KU would buy all the power from the solar facility, then sell half of it to the Toyota plant in Georgetown and 25 percent of it to the Dow Silicones Corporation plant in Carrollton.Toyota and Dow approached the utilities with an interest in buying electricity from renewable sources, according to their application to the PSC.“As we continue to evolve with our customers’ increased demands for renewable energy, we are partnering with them to create customized solutions, as we’ve done in this case, to help them grow and prosper in the Commonwealth, which in turn creates economic vitality for our communities and residents,” said David Sinclair, vice president of energy supply and analysis for LG&E and KU.The price LG&E and KU would pay for the power from the solar facility over the 20-year contract “compares favorably” to the cost of power generated from coal and natural gas, the utilities said in their application. The amount the utilities will pay for the electricity was redacted from the application.[Bill Estep]More: Utilities propose Kentucky’s largest solar power array, mostly for Toyota and Dow
Wages for the first six months now represent just 59 per cent of turnover – a significant reduction on the previous full year. Southampton’s wages in the year ending June 30, 2012 represented 102 per cent of turnover after the removal of £5.3million of one-off bonus payments after promotion, with the club incurring a £2.4million loss in that period. “Our first six months in the Barclays Premier League show the dramatic impact promotion has had on the club,” chief financial officer Gareth Rogers said. “However, the significant increase in turnover has not deterred us from our stated aim of financial prudence in the top division. “I am delighted to report the club’s first profit without the aid of player trading since 2005, which demonstrates that prudence in football can be achieved whilst significant investment, both on and off the field, is still being made.” Saints secured automatic promotion from the npower Championship last season and have seen an upturn in fortunes in line with returning to the top flight. Interim results for the first six months ending December 31, 2012 show total revenue, excluding player trading, nearly trebled to £33.1million from £11.6million, while average attendances rose 16 per cent to 30,372. Press Association Southampton secured a £900,000 profit in their first six months back in the Barclays Premier League, the club revealed on Friday.