Phish Debuts “Ghost,” “Limb By Limb,” And Seven More In Dublin, On This Day In 1997

first_imgBetween their spring and summer tours in 1997, Phish claimed that they wrote over 15 songs that were ready to rock. The band clearly lived up to their promise, kicking off a European tour by debuting nine songs on the first day, six on the second, and one more on the third.Among these new songs were some gems that would appear in setlists for many years to follow. On that first night alone, fans witnessed the debuts of “Ghost,” “Limb By Limb”, “Dogs Stole Things”, “Wading In The Velvet Sea”, “Water In The Sky”, “Vultures”, and “Olivia’s Pool”, as well as the Phish debuts of Sly and the Family Stone’s “Stand!” and Jimi Hendrix’s “Izabella”.The evolution of these musical gems has been notable. A song like “Ghost” has gone through many iterations through its history, while the Page McConnell-led “Wading In The Velvet Sea” sounds much like its debut version.There’s really only way to experience these debut Phish performances; listen to the full audio from the 6/13/97 show from Dublin, below.Setlist: Phish | The S.F.X. Centre | Dublin, Ireland | 6/13/97Set 1: Theme From the Bottom, Dogs Stole Things[1], Beauty of My Dreams > Billy Breathes, Limb By Limb[1], Wolfman’s Brother > Wading in the Velvet Sea[1] > TasteSet 2: Stash, Maze, Water in the Sky[1], Vultures[1], Slave to the Traffic Light > Chalk Dust Torture[2] -> Ghost[1] -> Olivia’s Pool[1] > Character ZeroEncore: Stand![3] -> Izabella[3][1] Debut.[2] Unfinished.[3] Phish debut.Teases:· Tequila tease· Jean Pierre tease in Character ZeroNotes: Phish continued their tradition of breaking out new songs at the beginning of a tour; Trey announced after Dogs Stole Things that the band had written 15-16 new songs in the last eight weeks and that they would be debuting many of them at this show. The show featured the debuts of Dogs Stole Things, Limb By Limb, Wading in the Velvet Sea, Water in the Sky, Vultures, Ghost and Olivia’s Pool as well as the Phish debuts of Stand and Izabella. Stash was preceded by a Tequila tease. Chalk Dust was unfinished. Character Zero included a Jean Pierre tease from Trey.[Originally published 6/13/18]last_img read more

Looking forward to a break, and what’s ahead

first_img Psychologist discusses strategies that can help you handcuff the holiday blues The semester has been winding down, and the holiday break beckons. With that in mind, the Gazette asked Harvard College students to reflect on the year they’re finishing, the break to come, and how they view their goals for 2020.,Related First-years embrace the spirit of the season The art of crafting a carol Starting holiday traditions Merry and bright? Memorial Church composer in residence Carson Cooman discusses his latest noel last_img

Oliseh joins anti-covid-19 campaign makes case for the elderly

first_imgFormer Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh says all hands must be on deck if the coronavirus is to be fought to a standstill. He urged all to observe to the letter medical advices that have been dished out by experts. He particularly called for assistance for the elderly and the less fortunate who may not have the resource to tackle the virus on their own. Taking to the socical media the former Fortuna Sittard coach said “Together we will beat this corona Virus but we need to help one another. I implore you to think of the older ones,family,less informed, the less fortunate ones, who cannot afford to buy soap for example. no handshakes nor cheek kisses, wash hands etc. Please!!” Covid-19 which took the world by storm after emerging from Chinese City of Wuhan in December last year has so far forced the postponement or cancellation of sports event even as the spread continues with death toll rising to 5,000 across the globe. The pandemic some analysts say has hit sports lovers below the belt especially with the postponement of all major leagues in the world. Covid-19 holding the world hostage The English Premier league which has massive following across the globe, only recently suspended the league till April 4th in the first instance with the possibility of further extension should the scourge continue. The 2020 Olympics is currently threatened by the Virus with some calling for its cancellation even as organisers insist it will go on. Super Eagles 23-man team against seirra leone on hold no thanks to covid-19 Qualifiers to the 2021 African cup of Nations have also recently been postponed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). But for the cancellation the Super Eagles would have later this month taken on their Sierra Leonean counterparts in a two legged encounter. Read Also Enyeama, Milla join awareness to fight Covid-19 Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr had prior to the postponement invited a 23 man team including new comers Cyreil Dessers and Kingley Ehizibue. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted ContentLittle Georgie Henley Has Grown Into A Beautiful Swan!7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueGreatest Movies In History Since 1982The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Of The Best 90s Shows That Need To Come Back ASAPThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World6 Best Natural History Museums In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art9 Celebrities Who Look Older Than They Really Arelast_img read more

Live Game 7 updates: Sharks come back to beat Golden Knights in OT

first_imgGet live NHL Stanley Cup playoff updates, news and analysis during the winner-take-all Game 7 of the Sharks’ first-round series against the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday at 7 p.m. from SAP Center.San Jose is on the verge of completing the stunning rebound from a 3-1 series deficit against Vegas, thanks to Sunday’s thrilling double-overtime victory in Game 6. Tomas Hertl’s shorthanded goal 11:17 into the … Click here if you’re unable to view the video or gallery on your mobile device.last_img

From Nollywood to New Nollywood: the story of Nigerian film’s runaway success

first_imgNollywood is Africa’s first economically viable film industry and one of the greatest explosions of popular culture ever seen on the continent. Nigerian film, long known for B-grade fare, is now producing high-quality movies able to compete internationally – allowing Africans to tell their own stories to the world.Lizelle BisschoffThe film industry of Nigeria has been described as one of the greatest explosions of popular culture that Africa has ever seen. It is the first economically self-sustainable film industry in Africa.Initially through the use of video technology, and now affordable digital technology, Nigeria produces more than 2000 films per year. The industry, popularly called Nollywood, is currently ranked as the second-largest in the world in terms of output after India’s Bollywood.Nollywood’s popularity has spread across the African continent, to the African diaspora in Europe, North America and Australia. It has even gone as far as the Caribbean and Pacific Islands.Watch the trailer for October 1, the latest film by award-winning Nigerian director Kunle Afolayan:The appeal of homegrown stories and charactersBut it is in Africa that Nollywood has had the greatest impact. For African audiences who have for decades been fed imported films, the development of a local, homegrown film industry is hugely significant and important.The industry is an example of Africans being empowered to tell their own stories to the world and to each other, using their own creativity, platforms and experience.Nollywood’s popularity has spread across the continent and Nollywood films are watched all over Africa, from Kenya and Tanzania to Cameroon, Guinea and Togo. They are sometimes dubbed or translated through live interpretation at public screenings.The model has also been exported and adapted across the continent. Video-film industries have been emerging in many countries, including Riverwood in Kenya, Ugawood in Uganda and Bongowood in Tanzania. There are also similar industries in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Zambia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.The most obvious explanation is that the films display familiar and recognisable cultural beliefs, lifestyles, traditions, societal and sociocultural structures, histories, settings and locations. Their themes and narratives tap into the fears, dreams and aspirations of audiences.Nollywood seems set to expand, grow and diversify along with audience tastes, viewing habits and the industry’s technological advancements. This is evident in the hugely popular Tanzanian video-film industry, Bongowood.Born out of adversityGoing back to the beginning, the seeds of Nollywood were planted in financial turmoil in the late 1980s. Nigeria was experiencing difficulties as a result of political unrest and measures imposed by the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.This economic climate made film-making on celluloid prohibitively expensive, and created a fertile ground for other, more affordable methods to develop. Nigerian businessman Kenneth Nnebue is generally credited with producing the first major Nollywood film, Living in Bondage (1992).The film follows the tale of a man who joins a secret cult and murders his wife in a ritual sacrifice to gain wealth. It is set within the thematic and stylistic characteristics of superstition, witchcraft, religion, the quest for upward mobility and melodrama in Lagos’s urban landscape.It explores corruption, love triangles and domestic disputes – all themes that have since been replicated in many Nollywood narratives.Watch Living in Bondage in full:Click here to watch Part 2 of Living in Bondage. From VHS to digitalSince the VHS industry of the 1990s, Nollywood has embraced digital technology. The industry captures the entrepreneurial spirit of Nigeria through the use of affordable and accessible technology. These are small-scale digital cameras, desktop editing software, and distribution primarily on DVD and video compact disc. These sell for around $2 per copy in Nigeria, and are watched at home, on street corners, in cineclubs or in video parlours.While the term Nollywood is generally used to refer to the entire industry, it is important to note that it is not unified. There is a great deal of diversity and many different variations. Different genres exist, including horror, melodrama, comedy and action, as well as language divisions. It also includes films in English, Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa.Watch the 2002 comedy Aka Gum in full:Despite its enormous output, financing remains low, with the average budget for a Nollywood film being around $20 000 to $75 000 (around R270 000 to R1-million). The industry is often criticised for low production values. It is characterised by rapid turnaround times, the lack of script development, bad lighting and sound, low-budget special effects and amateur editing.Directors are mostly self-taught, and are often less important and lower down the Nollywood food chain than stars, producers and distributors. Distributors often act as producers.Despite all of this, the popularity of Nollywood demands film aficionados, scholars, festivals and cinema programmers take it seriously. A growing body of Nollywood scholarship has emerged over the past 15 years.From budget to blockbusterA number of Nollywood directors have started to make higher quality films. These are sometimes referred to as “New Nollywood”, New Nigerian Cinema, or the New Wave. These films are seen more widely than standard Nollywood fare and are accessible to non-African audiences. New Nollywood includes the work of directors such as Kunle Afolayan, Obi Emelonye, Jeta Amata, Stephanie Okereke and Mahmood Ali-Balogun.The budgets for these films have also increased considerably, ranging from $250,000 to $750,000 (R3.4-million to R10-milllion). The production cycles are also much longer. The New Nollywood films should therefore be recognised as very different from the low-budget video format films.Red-carpet premieres attracting huge audiences now take place regularly across the world from Nigeria to other African cities and urban centres with a big African diaspora. Film festivals internationally have also picked up on its huge popularity. Special programmes with a Nollywood focus have taken place in Paris, London and New York, among others.Nollywood can also be watched on pay-TV networks and free-to-air broadcasters across the continent and beyond. South Africa’s M-Net, which broadcasts across Africa, has channels dedicated to Nollywood. Intrepid distributors, mostly from the African diaspora, have created video-on-demand platforms for Nollywood. One example is the huge iROKOv. This has increased accessibility to African diaspora audiences.Even Netflix has acquired a number of Nigerian films, indicative of the platform’s realisation of Nollywood’s popularity and commercial potential across the world.Watch the trailer for the 2013 drama Finding Mercy, one of the Nollywood movies now available on Netflix:Lizelle Bisschoff is a Research Fellow in Theatre, Film and Television Studies at the University of GlasgowThis article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.last_img read more

Lionesses of Africa radio show profiles women entrepreneurs

first_imgThe network Lionesses of Africa hosted its last event of the year in Johannesburg, encouraging women entrepreneurs to connect and inspire each other. The network also shared some of its successes.Raksha Mahabeer and Sandhya Singh co-founded the company Summertime. Mahabeer was one of the speakers at the Lionesses of Africa event LeanIn Breakfast in Johannesburg on 23 November 2017. (Images: Melissa Javan)Melissa JavanDuring its birthday celebrations in November, online network Lionesses of Africa announced it had launched a radio show. The show, hosted by Lionesses of Africa founder Melanie Hawken, interviews women from all over Africa about their entrepreneurship journeys.The Lionesses of Africa has a network of 500 000 women entrepreneurs from 49 countries across the continent, says Hawken.On Thursday 23 November 2017, the network hosted its last event in Johannesburg – a LeanIn Breakfast. “This [event] is where we inspire each other,” Hawken said. “This is where we get together to talk, especially when days are tough.”Speaking about the radio show, Hawken said it touches on how the women interviewed build their businesses, lose their businesses. “We also celebrate each other.” The show is powered by Standard Bank.Another success Lionesses of Africa has achieved is the hosting of African Startup Nights in countries beyond Africa. “We take five women entrepreneurs to these African Startup Nights to pitch their businesses to investors, partners and retailers.” The most recent event took place in Berlin, Germany.The network is already planning the 2018 African Startup Nights for Germany, the United Kingdom and France.SpeakersSpeakers at the LeanIn Breakfast included Standard Bank’s Dipuo Phakathi, Kathryn Main, founder of the Money Savvy Kids, Ngwana Matloa, co-founder of Abot Technology, Deborah Hartung, founder of People Pivot Tech, and Raksha Mahabeer, co-founder of Summertime.Each gave a motivational talk, explaining their entrepreneurial journeys including the hard lessons they had learnt on the way.Kathryn Main, founder of Money Savvy Kids, is one of the speakers at the Lionesses of Africa LeanIn event. She launched her financial literacy e-book, which is aimed at children between the ages four and 15 years old.Here are some of the gems the speakers shared:Raksha MahabeerMahabeer, who co-founded Summertime in 2007 with Sandhya Singh, described their entrepreneurial journey as a beautiful one. “As an entrepreneur it’s important to understand where you going,” she said.Mahabeer said, as a business owner, it was important to know your strengths and weaknesses.For a long time she did not own her title, even if she knew and fulfilled the responsibilities of the title, Mahabeer said. She highlighted the business aspects of finance, operations, productions, marketing and human resources.“Get real with yourself,” Mahabeer advised. “Get real about what you are skilled at and where you need to outsource.”Other lessons she shared included:One should have humility to be learner;You should have resilience. “Do what you need to do to pick yourself up. For me, it’s doing yoga or being around certain people,” she said. “You are a reflection of where your business is going to be in the world.”Know yourself and follow your intuition. “The [business] is a reflection of you.”Ngwana MatloaMatloa founded tech company Abot Technology with a university friend.She worked in corporate structures for seven to 10 years and what she learnt during that time was that clients did not always get what they asked for. “I hated that clients didn’t get what they wanted. Then it was the developer’s job to fix the situation.”Her company wants to change the perception around tech companies. “Tech is not difficult. We want to teach customers to understand data and help them collect it. Also, we wanted to start developing our own products and solve our own problems.”Lessons she learned include:If you want to move from working with small, medium and micro enterprise (SMME) clients to big corporations, make the move a slow transition. She found that SMME clients would tell you upfront if they could afford your services, while with corporate clients you could wait for months to get confirmation on contracts;Be aware that you will fail. “Being perfect doesn’t work.”Learn to leverage your network. “It’s not just about taking. See what value you can bring.” She added that mentorship opened doors for her, because she got referrals from her mentors.Source: Lionesses of AfricaWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast August 27, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Leaving the forecast pretty much alone this morning. We are wet here in the short term with plenty of rain around today, but then shift to dry weather for a time, with our next rain threat coming later this weekend.Today we expect rains of .3″-1.8″ across 90% of Ohio. The heavy rains will be triggered by thunderstorms, and have the best potential along and east of a line from Cleveland to Cincinnati. Rain likely does not end until near or after midnight tonight in eastern parts of the state.Mostly sunny skies expected tomorrow through Saturday, although clouds will be on the increase Saturday afternoon.Scattered showers return Sunday with moisture potential for a few hundredths up to .4″. Coverage will be at 50%.Clouds linger through Monday, with increasing sun potential in the afternoon. Then sunny and dry Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.Next Thursday scattered showers may try and push into the northern part of Ohio, but we stay partly sunny south.10 day rain potentialThe extended period is wet for next Friday and Saturday (6th and 7th) with combined rain potential of .4″-1″ and coverage of 90%. Then Sunny and dry from Sunday the 11th through Wednesday the 14th.Temps over the next 2 weeks will be generally below normal. We do get a bit of a bump in temps this weekend, but otherwise below to well below normal, on average about 5-10 degrees.last_img read more

Must All Media iPad Apps be Magazines? TweetMag the Latest

first_imgSeems like every new media iPad app these days wants to be a magazine. TweetMag is a new content aggregator based around Twitter users, lists and hashtags. It focuses on one of Flipboard‘s features (tweets as content) and expands that concept further. What TweetMag does is look for tweets that include links, then displays them in a magazine format. It starts by creating a ‘magazine’ out of your own Twitter account, but also offers a collection of popular Twitter users and lists in categories such as Entertainment, Art & Design and Music. Each twitter user or list you see in the app is referred to as a “TweetMag” – that is, its own magazine. So the Music Biz list for example, a list of Twitterers in the music business curated by @vehementflame1, is essentially a unique magazine within the TweetMag app. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting I like what Flipboard, NewsMix, TweetMag and others are doing. They make content a pleasure to browse and read – and find, via social services like Twitter. Still, I’d like to see more innovation in content aggregators on the iPad. There is a lot that can be done with video, for example. Newsy shows the potential for video aggregators on the iPad, by offering up short 2-3 minute summaries of top news stories. That’s innovative and new for the iPad. And it’s not a magazine.Are there any other interesting media iPad apps that you like, that are doing something different to the magazine format? A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Like the other media iPad apps we’ve looked at this week, NewsMix and Flipboard, TweetMag is visually slick and a pleasure to use. It is however often slow to load new items. “Fetching articles from Twitter – this will take a few moments” is a screen message you’ll need to get used to. And if a particular Twitter account or list hasn’t tweeted any links for a while, you may get no content at all!Beyond Magazine Format on iPadThe iPad is a visual, design-friendly platform and so the magazine format has been a perfect fit for it. But is it being overdone by new media applications like TweetMag?We’ve already discussed at length the impact Flipboard had over 2010. Modeled heavily after the magazine, Flipboard was the first and is still the best iPad media aggregator. Like all innovators and first mover products, Flipboard quickly attracted copycats and apps that used it as a template from which to build something new. TweetMag is the latter, because it does offer something fresh. It’s potentially a very handy tool for organizing all of your Twitter lists and favorite Twitterers – at least the ones who link a lot. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts richard macmanus richard macmanus 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market,Seems like every new media iPad app these days wants to be a magazine. TweetMag is a new content aggregator based around Twitter users, lists and hashtags. It focuses on one of Flipboard‘s features (tweets as content) and expands that concept further. What TweetMag does is look for tweets that include links, then displays them in a magazine format. It starts by creating a ‘magazine’ out of your own Twitter account, but also offers a collection of popular Twitter users and lists in categories such as Entertainment, Art & Design and Music. Each twitter user or list you see in the app is referred to as a “TweetMag” – that is, its own magazine. So the Music Biz list for example, a list of Twitterers in the music business curated by @vehementflame1, is essentially a unique magazine within the TweetMag app. Tags:#New Media#NYT#web Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… I like what Flipboard, NewsMix, TweetMag and others are doing. They make content a pleasure to browse and read – and find, via social services like Twitter. Still, I’d like to see more innovation in content aggregators on the iPad. There is a lot that can be done with video, for example. Newsy shows the potential for video aggregators on the iPad, by offering up short 2-3 minute summaries of top news stories. That’s innovative and new for the iPad. And it’s not a magazine.Are there any other interesting media iPad apps that you like, that are doing something different to the magazine format? Like the other media iPad apps we’ve looked at this week, NewsMix and Flipboard, TweetMag is visually slick and a pleasure to use. It is however often slow to load new items. “Fetching articles from Twitter – this will take a few moments” is a screen message you’ll need to get used to. And if a particular Twitter account or list hasn’t tweeted any links for a while, you may get no content at all!Beyond Magazine Format on iPadThe iPad is a visual, design-friendly platform and so the magazine format has been a perfect fit for it. But is it being overdone by new media applications like TweetMag?We’ve already discussed at length the impact Flipboard had over 2010. Modeled heavily after the magazine, Flipboard was the first and is still the best iPad media aggregator. Like all innovators and first mover products, Flipboard quickly attracted copycats and apps that used it as a template from which to build something new. TweetMag is the latter, because it does offer something fresh. It’s potentially a very handy tool for organizing all of your Twitter lists and favorite Twitterers – at least the ones who link a lot. Tags:#New Media#NYT#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more