Roger Waters Takes On Donald Trump In New Footage From ‘Us + Them’ Tour Rehearsal

first_imgRoger Waters has always been clear about his feelings about President Donald J. Trump. The Pink Floyd bassist has a long history of speaking out against political corruptness, and since before Trump was elected, Waters has been very clear expressing his anti-Trump stance. In October of last year, Waters performed in Mexico City and used the song “Pigs (Three Different Ones)” as a vehicle to express his outrage at the then-presidential candidate. During his Mexico City performance, Waters released hundreds of thousands of inflatable pigs onto the crowd while he performed to a backdrop of images of Trump giving the Nazi salute and surrounded by members of the KKK—Waters famously reposted the footage from that performance on Inauguration Day.Pink Floyd-Inspired Flying Pigs Will Block Chicago’s Trump Tower For A Day This SummerA few months ago, Roger Waters announced a massive world tour dubbed Us + Them, which will see the bassist travel extensively across the United States with over forty dates. Now, footage from tour rehearsals of Waters’ Us + Them tour has been leaked, and the outspoken musician has no plans to stop taking shots at Donald Trump. Again, the song “Pigs (Three Different Ones)” off Pink Floyd’s 1977 Animals was used as the medium to carry out Waters’ Trump takedown. During the eleven-minute performance of the song, neon pop-art images of Trump appeared, depicting the president with breasts, in a Klan hood, wearing lipstick, exposing a micropenis, with the head of a pig, and finally, with the word “charade” written across his face.During the rehearsal performance at Meadowlands Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the screen also showed a giant robotic flying pig as well as some of Trump’s quotes on record about women, his daughter Ivanka, his border wall, 9/11, taxes, and more. The video also projected images of Donald Trump with dollars signs over his eyes and saying the word, “I won!” and ended with the words “Fuck Trump” across the screen. The Trump-themed imagery continued in the songs “Money” and “Us and Them” as well. You can watch videos of Roger Waters’ rehearsal below. “Pigs (Three Different Ones)” [Video courtesy of markit aneight “Comfortably Numb”[Video courtesy of markit aneight]“Time”[Video courtesy of Dan Morgan]“Wish You Were Here”[Video courtesy of Dan Morgan]“Another Brick In The Wall”[Video courtesy of Dan Morgan]“Great Gig In The Sky”[Video courtesy of Leon Feingold][H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

Thursday Spotlight: It ain’t easy bein’ Cheezy

first_imgUW basketball player Jason Chappell was in high school when he decided to take some extra T-shirts laying around his parents’ store and print “Chappell Sports” on them. The plan was to give some to his friends at school.The shirts ended up being a big hit, as his parents loved the free advertising and his friends loved being seen wearing the latest fashion trend to hit New Berlin West High School.Inspired by that success, Chappell — already a seasoned artist after years of art classes — set out to take the shirt-making endeavor to the next level.”My freshman year here, I got the idea … if I can make all these Chappell Sports shirts, why not start making my own shirts,” Chappell said.With that idea, J-Cheezy clothing was born.”I just made a couple shirts for myself and started wearing them around, and people around here were like, ‘Yo, that’s pretty cool. Can you get me some of those?'” said Chappell, who was given the nickname J-Cheezy by friends at prep school.Chappell agreed to print some shirts the next time he returned home, and as he puts it, “It just kind of grew from there.””It” is a full line of T-shirts bearing different designs — all originally crafted by Chappell himself — that have become the shirts to wear on the UW basketball team and have found a growing nationwide niche. Joanne Chappell, who owns Chappell Sports with her husband Len, said she has received orders for shirts from as far away as Colorado and Florida.”Everybody has at least three of them,” Chappell’s fellow starter Kammron Taylor said.Well, maybe not everybody.”The coaches still haven’t gotten their shirts yet,” assistant coach Greg Gard said, adding he was planning on holding out and pushing for a personally designed shirt from Chappell.Because of NCAA stipulations that prohibit athletes from receiving compensation from or promoting their business ventures, Chappell serves as an unpaid designer, with all sales going through Chappell Sports.That may change soon, however, as Chappell’s eligibility expires at the conclusion of this season, allowing him to become more involved in the business if he chooses to.”I would like to get a website started where I can actually sell them online as soon as I get done with the season,” Chappell said. “With some of the NCAA rules, I can’t go around saying, ‘J-Cheezy, J-Cheezy, I do this …’ so I might do some more of that and then just take it from there.”Just get a website up and see where it goes from there,” Chappell continued. “Maybe if it starts getting a lot more popular, maybe just add a few more things here and there. I don’t have any long-term goals; I’m just going to have fun with it, because that’s really all it is right now.”If Chappell ever decides to expand his selection, UW assistant coach Howard Moore knows one thing he would lobby his pupil for.”If he comes out with J-Cheezy suits for coaches, I’d buy a couple of those,” Moore said.Gard and Moore are not the only ones to throw their two cents in about possible designs. Chappell said he gets recommendations for new designs all the time from friends, some of which border on ridiculous. Truth be told, Chappell probably doesn’t need any help when it comes to designs.”A lot of times I will be just drawing in class in my notebook; … if I find one I like, I’ll try to fool around with it and see what I can do with it,” Chappell said. “It’s weird — you get the inspiration from the strangest places.”Perhaps Chappell’s best work can be found separate from the T-shirts. According to Joanne, Jason has several pencil drawings of reggae icon Bob Marley that have drawn interest from people wanting to purchase them.Chappell has put his love for Marley’s work in ink as well, in the form of a tattoo on his left arm. The tattoo, which was designed by Chappell himself, features a man holding a basketball and wearing a cross. Over and under-arching the character is a quote from Marley: “This is not a religion, this is the life.””When he was saying it, he was talking about his religion and how a lot of people looked down on his religion and just didn’t feel like it was right.”He was just saying this isn’t my religion so much as it is my life. I just threw the basketball in there because it’s part of my life. Just that kind of philosophy where you shouldn’t always think that yours is the best or the right way, but just try to be a good person.”Since Mickey Perry transferred from UW at the end of the first semester, Chappell’s arm art is the only of its kind to be found on the team.”Coming into the year, Mickey was the only other guy, and when he transferred, it was like, ‘You’re the only guy with a tattoo.’ It’s kind of funny with a white guy being the only one with a tattoo.”Jason ChappellFor most of his young basketball life, Jason Chappell was better known as Len Chappell’s son. That’s the case when your father was a two-time Player of the Year in the ACC, the all-time leading scorer in the conference and an NBA all-star, as Len was during his career with Wake Forest and several NBA teams in the ’60s.A certain amount of pressure comes with a lineage like that, and Len did everything in his power to try and alleviate that pressure. Even so, Chappell still sometimes felt the need to prove to others how good he was.”Maybe I used to a lot more when I was younger,” Chappell said. “It was tough, but he’s proud of me no matter what I do, so it’s not really that I needed to be the best or whatever. I just always try to go out and play my hardest, and that’s about all you can ask.”As a starter the last two years, Chappell has done just that, excelling on the defensive end and consequently drawing the opposition’s best post-player on a routine basis, including Greg Oden of Ohio State and Aaron Gray of Pittsburgh, something Chappell loves.”You always want to go against the best, because that’s the only way to know how good you are.”On offense, Chappell plays the role of a blue-collar player — something vital to Bo Ryan’s offense.”Chap does a lot of the intangible things: making good passes, moving the ball offensively, crashing the offensive boards, … all the dirty work things,” Moore said. “He just brings his lunch pail every day and helps us in a lot of different ways.”His overall game has left an impression on more than just coaches.”Jason is a much more complete player,” Len Chappell said. “He doesn’t just shoot — I was a shooter.”Defensively, Chappell has used that same effort to become a very solid defender. Talk to any of the UW coaches, and you will get a similar answer as to what his greatest strength is defensively.”For one thing, he’s got great feet,” Moore said, doing his best impression of a podiatrist. “And he’s 6-10, so he’s got the size, and he’s able to move around and fight around in the post to try and take away angles on the inside.””He’s very good with his feet,” Gard echoed. “As he’s gone through his career, he’s added strength and improved his balance in terms of taking away angles, countering people when they try to establish low post position.”Gard also suggested a key component to Chappell’s defense may have come from guarding former Badger Mike Wilkinson — one of the best post players in school history — every day in practice. Another advantage Chappell has had dating back to his pre-UW days is his familiarity playing against other players his own stature, something many big preps do not.When they weren’t capturing a state championship as teammates at New Berlin West (a moment which Len said he will never forget), Jason and his older brother John (also 6-foot-10) went at it many times in games on the backyard court.”We always had the sibling rivalry, wanting to outdo the other one,” Jason said. “It definitely helped [playing against another big guy]. He was a really good defender and shot blocker. Going up against him, … you had to figure out different ways to get a shot off.”We had some pretty intense battles one-on-one.”Battles Joanne characterized as John’s defense against Jason’s shooting.”His brother was always stronger than he was,” Joanne said of her younger son. “But Jason was always a better shot. I will say that finally this year [John] admitted he didn’t think he could beat Jason up any more.”As Senior Day approaches, Chappell’s collegiate career winds down and his professional career — whether in J-Cheezy or not — waits on the horizon. Quite fittingly, his Senior Day contingent of 20 or so family members will be wearing individualized J-Cheezy shirts.last_img read more

Pingris wants to see more from Acox amid subpar showing in semis

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ DAY6 is for everybody Durham has been nothing short but menacing, averaging 22 points, 24 rebounds and 4.5 assists in the semis.But the Hotshots’ woes aren’t just due to Acox’s poor play.Pingris said the locals should also step up.In Game 2, Star only had two players in double-digit scoring with Mark Barroca tallying 16 points. The other was Mon Abundo, the third-string point guard, who got extended playing time with Paul Lee nursing a left knee injury.“We also need to help him (Acox). It shouldn’t be just all him. The locals also need to help out,” said Pingris, who also has his fair share of struggles in the series, averaging 4.5 points and 5.5 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It’s going to be hard [to win in Game 3] but we’re going to try. It’s really going to be tough.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA IMAGESVeteran Star forward Marc Pingris wants to see more production from import Kris Acox, who has been subpar in the Hotshots’ semifinals series against the Meralco Bolts.Through two games, Acox only has had little to show on offense, averaging just 8 points on 35% shooting from the field.ADVERTISEMENT Stalzer returns to PSL, jumps ship from Foton to Petron Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES “As an import, I’m not satisfied,” Pingris said in Filipino after Star suffered a 98-74 beatdown in Game 2 Tuesday night.Acox is known for his rebounding and that’s also the primary reason why Star opted to replace the prolific scorer Malcolm Hill.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHe is posting 14 boards a game in the semis. But with the situation that his team is in, he needs to do more than that if the Hotshots would keep their season alive in Game 3 on Thursday.On the other hand, Allen Durham is playing like the reigning Best Import and is showing why he’s tipped to win the award again. How to help the Taal evacuees Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

Dan Davies Kicks off Re-Election Campaign

first_imgPhoto: Dan Davies speaks to his supporters at an event Saturday night – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.caDan Davies kicked off his campaign for re-election Saturday night.- Advertisement – Supporters of Dan Davies attended a fundraising dinner at the Masonic Lodge where he outlined his priorities, if re-elected. Some of his priorities include continuing to work on a long term community plan, seniors care, youth services and protective services. Mr. Davies says the current council has been working hard to get more RCMP members for this community. [asset|aid=425|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=8279b3e7519fbc33ee4cd8c614729e6a-Dan Davies-1_1_Pub.mp3] Dan also believes this council has been one of the most open governments the community has seen and he used this spring’s budget meetings as an example.Advertisement [asset|aid=426|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=a0b44876ad5e416fd17edd6220e770ad-Dan Davies -2_1_Pub.mp3] All six of the current council members are seeking re-election, along with 5 other candidates. For more on the municipal election visit read more

Men’s Tennis Start Fall Season Strong At Drake Invitational

first_img DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s tennis team was nearly perfect to open the fall season as pair of Bulldog doubles teams recorded a combined 7-1 record at the Drake Invitational on Friday evening at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. Doubles Results Sophomores Ben Clark and Tom Hands went 4-0 in Fight 1. Clark and Hands began their day with a 6-3 win over Lewis’ Mate Srdanovic and Alan Braschinsky before rolling past Creighton’s Mac Mease and Alex Koca 6-1. The duo finished their day with a 6-3 victories Northewest Missouri’s Romain Boissinot and Sergi Fontcuberta and Lewis’ Andre Levitin and ChandlerStimpert, 6-2. The Bulldogs continues action at the Drake Invitational on Saturday at 9 a.m. with three rounds of singles matches. Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Sophomore Ben Wood and freshman Jackson Guilford posted a 3-1 record in Flight 2. They topped Gustavus’ Mohanad Al Houni and Patrick Whaling 6-4 and Lewis’ Norasith and Peterson 6-3 in their first two matches. Wood and Guilford’s final win of the day came over Northwest Missouri’s Aymeric Autones and Josef Altman, 6-3. Austin Russell and Tom Hjertonsson came back from being down a break to defeat Wood and Guilford, 7-5. Story Linkslast_img read more

Drop in auto production leads surprise decline in Canadas factory output

first_img Facebook Erik Hertzberg Bloomberg News Reddit Featured Stories Email Motor vehicle production fell 8.9 per cent, mostly due to “temporary plant shutdowns and fewer units assembled,” according to Statistics Canada.Aaron Lynett / National Post Twitter Comment June 18, 20191:24 PM EDT Filed under News Economy Drop in auto production leads surprise decline in Canada’s factory output Motor vehicle production fell 8.9% Join the conversation → Recommended For YouGerman central bank expects feeble growth in second quarterAP Explains: US sanctions on Huawei bite, but who gets hurt?UPDATE 2-Challenge to Trump steel tariffs nixed by U.S. Supreme CourtJust what is Warren Buffett getting up to in Europe?Q&A: Is there a way out of the US-China trade fight? Factory production unexpectedly fell in Canada on a temporary slowdown in the auto sector.Manufacturing sales fell 0.6% in April, Statistics Canada said Thursday from Ottawa. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg were expecting factory output to increase 0.4 per cent.The pullback follows a revised 2.6 per cent gain in March, which was the largest since the end of 2017. In volume terms, sales fell 0.8 per cent.Slowing output in the transportation sector was the primary drag, declining 6.7 per cent. Motor vehicle production fell 8.9 per cent, mostly due to “temporary plant shutdowns and fewer units assembled,” according to Statistics Canada.The nation’s economy is emerging from two quarters of stagnant growth, but Tuesday’s report may shake confidence in a quick return to form. The Bank of Canada, which has indicated interest rates are on hold even as the Federal Reserve weighs a cut, expects output to pick up in the second half of this year.April’s sales drop, however, was somewhat isolated. Output fell in just 8 of 21 industries, and excluding the auto sector factory production rose 0.5 per cent. Inventories increased 1.3 per cent, led by petroleum and coal, bringing the inventory to sales ratio to 1.53 — the highest since What you need to know about passing the family cottage to the next generation advertisement More 0 Comments ← Previous Next → Sponsored By: Share this storyDrop in auto production leads surprise decline in Canada’s factory output Tumblr Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn last_img read more