Brooklyn Comes Alive Reveals Exciting Tribute To J Dilla

first_imgBrooklyn Comes Alive is rounding out their diverse supergroup formations with A Tribute to J Dilla. Led by Break Science’s Borahm Lee, the tribute will run deep in the roots of hip-hop with fine-tuned artists, drummer Adam Deitch (Lettuce/Break Science), guitarist Adam Smirnoff (Lettuce), bassist Nate Edgar (The Nth Power), bassist Stu Brooks (Matisyahu, 50 Cent, Pretty Lights), and more.For those unfamiliar with J Dilla, the Detroit artist is considered one of the most influential hip-hop producers of all time. He was a founding member of rap group Slum Village, a member of hip-hop collective Soulquarians alongside Questlove, D’Angelo, Common, and Erykah Badu, and produced countless hip-hop classics for De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, The Pharcyde, and Busta Rhymes, among many others. Since his untimely death in 2006, Dilla’s productions have achieved cult status, and his legacy has grown with posthumous album releases and a slew of tributes by everyone from Flying Lotus to Kendrick Lamar. Brooklyn Comes Alive looks forward to honoring the beat master with some of the most creative players to date.Borahm has led this project twice before in New Orleans with several of the same players. For a taste of what’s to come, enjoy the full show from earlier this year below, courtesy of Funk It Blog: To get your day going, get down to this favorited Dilla production.The Pharcyde – RunninSet for October 22, 2016, the second annual event will span three of Brooklyn’s most popular venues — Brooklyn Bowl, The Hall at MP, and Music Hall of Williamsburg — all within a 10 minute walking radius. Tickets to the event grants you access to all three venues, and can be found here. More information can be found on the event’s website. Brooklyn Comes Alive Artist Lineup:Joe Russo (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead)Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers/Dead & Company)Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits)Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits)John Medeski (Medeski Martin & Wood)Jason Hann (The String Cheese Incident)Adam Deitch (Lettuce/Break Science)Robert Walter (Greyboy Allstars/Mike Gordon)Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead)Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band)Alan Evans (Soulive)Neal Evans (Soulive)Eric “Benny” Bloom (Lettuce)Jesus Coomes (Lettuce)Adam Smirnoff (Lettuce)Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce)Roosevelt CollierMichael League (Snarky Puppy)SkerikTodd Stoops (RAQ)Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green)Borahm Lee (Break Science)Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band)James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band)Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy)Nikki Glaspie (The Nth Power)Nick Cassarino (The Nth Power)Nate Edgar (The Nth Power)Courtney J’Mell Smith (The Nth Power)Manic Focus (special guests)Will Bernard (Stanton Moore Trio)Tim Palmieri (Kung Fu)Jay Lane (Primus/RatDog)Rob Compa (Dopapod)Eli Winderman (Dopapod)Adrian Tramontano (Kung Fu)Holly BowlingBrasstracksFareed Haque (Garaj Mahal)Cochrane McMillan (Tea Leaf Green)Andy Hess (Gov’t Mule/The Black Crowes)Dan Edinburg (The Stepkids)Jen Durkin (Deep Banana Blackout)Johnny Durkin (Deep Banana Blackout)Rob Marscher (Matisyahu)Rob Somerville (Kung Fu)Benny Rietveld (Santana)Samora Pinderhughes (Emily King, Branford Marsalis)Raul PinedaFarnell NewtonDanny SadownickShowcase Sets:RIPEOrgan FreemanArtists-At-Large:Brandon “Taz” Niederauer (School of Rock)Elise Testone (American Idol)Supergroups:The All Brothers Band: Oteil Burbridge, Kofi Burbridge, Neal Evans, Alan Evans[Br]eaking [Bi]scuits: Adam Deitch, Borahm Lee, Marc Brownstein, Aron MagnerReed Mathis and Electric BeethovenJoe Russo, Scott Metzger, Robert Walter, & Andy HessDRKWAV: John Medeski, Adam Deitch, & SkerikThe Nth Power Presents Earth, Wind & Power ft. Oteil Burbridge, Kofi Burbridge, Natalie Cressman, Skerik, The Shady Horns, Farnell Newton, Danny SadownickJason Hann’s RhythmatronixA Tribute To J Dilla: Borahm Lee, Nate Edgar, Adam Deitch, Adam Smirnoff, Stu BrooksTim Palmieri & Friends: Dan Edinbugh, Jen Durkin, Rob Somerville, Alan EvansNatalie Cressman Presents: Nikki Glaspie, Will Bernard, Chris Bullock, Benny Rietveld, Samora PinderhughesThe Coomes Brothers Ft. Jesus Coomes, Tyler Coomes, Adam Smirnoff & The Shady HornsRoosevelt Collier’s NY Get Down Ft. Eli Winderman, Rob Compa, Adrian TramontanoManic Focus & Friends—–Brooklyn Comes Alive is excited to partner with Raaka Chocolate, a local bean to bar chocolate company based out of Red Hook. Look out for some exciting food collaborations coming to Brooklyn on 10/22!last_img read more

Relive “Chalk Dust Torture” And “Piper” From Phish’s 2018 Gorge Run [Pro-Shot Video]

first_imgOver this past weekend, Phish wrapped up their first-ever three-night run at the scenic Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington. The bucket list-worthy venue hosted the Vermont foursome and 20,000+ of their devotees on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, delivering fan-favorite originals, new song debuts, and extended jams all weekend long. In celebration of the weekend’s highlights, Phish has shared two pro-shot videos of Friday’s “Chalk Dust Torture” and Saturday’s “Piper”.To kick off Friday night’s first set, Phish launched into a fiery, 24-minute “Chalk Dust Torture”, with Page McConnell laying heavily into the keys early on, clearly playing off the crowd’s energized response. Using the set-opening “Chalk Dust Torture” as the vehicle for a spacey jam, the group settled into a psychedelic theme, with Mike Gordon leading the charge as the improv steadily became more propulsive. With plenty of experimental tones from Trey Anastasio, the jam found its major-key resolution with an initially quiet yet bounding segment that grew to a blissful motif and a triumphant peak.Phish – “Chalk Dust Torture” [Pro-Shot] – 7/20/18[Video: LivePhish]During Saturday night’s second set, the band dug deep into “Piper” after a short and sweet mid-set “Farmhouse”. During the 11+ minute execution of the circa ’97 favorite, Page sent off dark and spacey tones while Chris Kuroda kept the light rig bouncing. The jam slowly transitioned into silky-smooth Type II territory, earning its place as one of the most-talked-about jams of the night.Phish – “Piper” [Pro-Shot] – 7/21/18[Video: LivePhish]Phish continues their 2018 summer tour tonight as they return to Bill Graham Civic Auditorium tonight for two nights in San Francisco. From there, the band will head to The Forum in Inglewood, CA for another two-night run this Friday and Saturday, July 27th and 28th. For a full list of upcoming Phish summer tour dates, head to the band’s official website.last_img read more

SEAS design fair on May 1

first_img Read Full Story The Harvard community and members of the general public are invited to attend a design fair hosted by the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) on May 1, 2012.The aim is to showcase our undergraduate and graduate design activities through project posters and demonstrations. Exhibitions and discussion will take place throughout the Maxwell Dworkin building (33 Oxford Street) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.last_img

Joe Biden Talks Russia, Guns During Brookville Speech

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Former Vice President Joe Biden touched on everything from Russia interference in the presidential election to the gun control debate during a speech at LIU Post in Brookville this week.Before a packed audience that included local lawmakers at the Tilles Center for Performing Arts, Biden called on Congress to reform the nation’s gun laws in the wake of the latest mass shooting.“The NRA can be beaten,” he said. “We beat them before and we’ll beat them again.”Serving 36 years on the U.S. Senate before becoming Vice President, Biden authored the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, which included a federal assault weapon ban that was later repealed.His appearance was hosted by the Global Institute at LIU Post, which is chaired by former Congressman Steve Israel.Moving on to the topic of global affairs, Biden explained that Russian President Vladimir Putin is doing everything in his power to dismantle liberal world order.“[Putin] is doing everything in his power to weaken NATO, undermine western democracy, and break apart the transatlantic partnership between Europe and the United States, which is the bedrock of our security,” Biden said.He explained that Russia is meddling in our affairs as an act of self preservation, and using tactics to “cast doubt and destabilize democracy throughout the world.”Biden suggested that the U.S. has a responsibility to respond and engage with Russia in order to preserve international world order.Before wrapping up his speech, Biden stated that the United States has to stand united with allies in Europe against Russia.At home, Biden also stressed the importance of “rejecting this alt-right, half-baked nationalism,” which he said doesn’t put America first, but puts it alone.Despite the pressing issues facing the nation since he left office, Biden remained upbeat.“I’m still incredibly optimistic because I know the history of the journey,” he concluded.last_img read more

CFPB Mortgage Rules: From compliance to competency

first_img continue reading » 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Mortgage loans form the longest lasting bond between a credit union and its members.  Most members “lock-in” for a 30 year relationship with their credit union through a mortgage.    A 30-year product lifecycle is a remarkable opportunity by any industry’s standards.  However, mortgage lending is being held under scrutiny by the U.S. federal government.  With unethical mortgage lending cited as one of the factors that caused the Great Recession, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was created to place more regulations on financial institutions to avoid another financial crisis.  Regulations mean more detailed reporting.  With new CFPB rules on mortgages going into effect October 3rd, credit unions are scrambling to adjust their systems to accommodate new data requirements.  By utilizing a data warehouse and analytics, credit unions will be able to go from maintaining compliance to developing a core competency in mortgage analytics.New CFPB RulesThe CFPB has been authorized to integrate the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) required disclosures to borrowers.  This has become known as TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID).  Communication between a mortgage lender and borrowers is essential.  Many times, borrowers are not clear about the obligations they are signing up for.  The new disclosure rules have been implemented to form a stronger communication channel between lenders and borrowers.  Credit unions were already strong advocates for clear communication before the CFPB initiated new regulations.  However, the reliance on software has begun to make regulations system-focused instead of member-focused.last_img read more

The Trump presidency is ending. What does that mean for Pence?

first_imgFor almost a week afterward, Mr. Pence was not seen or heard in public, though it was reported that he spent time with Mr. Trump in the Oval Office on Friday. The president is scheduled to have lunch with him on Thursday. – Advertisement – Those advisers said they would prefer that the vice president steer clear of the Trump campaign’s legal fights over the election, and so far, Mr. Pence has been careful not to repeat Mr. Trump’s most baseless attacks on the electoral system.In his brief remarks last week after election night — he kept them to 53 seconds — Mr. Pence tried to make what amounted to a non-endorsement of the president’s claim that the election was a “major fraud on our nation” into something that sounded like unquestioning support.“As the votes continue to be counted, we’re going to remain vigilant, as the president said,” Mr. Pence said at the White House. “We’re going to protect the integrity of the vote.” Mr. Pence must now balance his loyalty to an enraged president making baseless claims of voter fraud against his own political future and reputation. He also has to deal with how Mr. Trump’s talk of running for president again in 2024 could leave him with no lane to run in. It would be difficult for Mr. Pence to even start raising money if the president is floating his own name.So far, Mr. Pence appears to be handling the pressure much as he has over the past four years: appearing to be unflinchingly loyal while also steering clear of engaging in Mr. Trump’s pressure campaigns. – Advertisement – In the last few months of Mr. Pence’s vice presidency, his advisers want him focused on leading the coronavirus task force and helping the two Georgia Republicans facing runoffs that will determine whether the party maintains its Senate majority.- Advertisement – WASHINGTON — For four years, Vice President Mike Pence has walked the Trump tightrope more successfully than anyone else in the president’s orbit, staying on his good side without having to echo his most incendiary language.But in the final weeks of Mr. Pence’s term, his relationship with President Trump faces what may be its toughest challenge yet.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Indonesian netizens fire back at ‘no mudik’ song featuring ministers, regional heads

first_imgThroughout the short clip, a number of state officials – including Communications and Information Minister Johnny G. Plate, Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi and Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi – took turns singing an upbeat song whose lyrics serve as a plea for the public to refrain from visiting their relatives during Idul Fitri, which will be observed on Sunday.Another version of the video was posted on the ministry’s official Instagram page, this time featuring several regional heads – West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil, Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo and Bogor Mayor Bima Arya Sugiarto – singing along to the song in tandem with the ministers. Social media users have responded to the video with no shortage of sarcastic quips and memes meant to poke fun at the officials’ musical performance, as well as the quality of the original song.Gara2 lagu gak enak ini, masyarakat indonesia jadi beneran gak mood mudik— Yth Bpk Antono (@pakantono) May 19, 2020“Because of this bad song, Indonesians will definitely not be in a good enough mood to go on mudik,” Twitter user @pakantono wrote. A music video featuring various state officials and regional heads encouraging citizens to stay at home ahead of the Idul Fitri holidays has been met with a less-than-enthusiastic response from the public, with many Indonesian netizens criticizing the video’s “tone-deaf” nature amid the current COVID-19 outbreak.The 55-second video, titled “Jangan Mudik, Nggak Mudik Tetap Asyik” (“Don’t Go on Mudik, Have Fun without Mudik”), was posted on the Manpower Ministry’s official Twitter page on Monday.The video was part of a public service announcement campaign initiated by Emtek media group aiming to urge the public not to participate in the customary Idul Fitri mudik (exodus) in a bid to flatten the curve of coronavirus infection.center_img Meanwhile, another user @ayolho likened the apparent lack of musical harmony among the officials in the video to the suboptimal coordination between state institutions during the pandemic.“Is the lack of musical harmony supposed to reflect the asynchronous communication between state departments?” they tweeted.Read also: COVID-19: Govt to tighten security at ‘mudik’ ban checkpoints as Idul Fitri approachesSimilarly, singer Teuku Adifitrian, aka Tompi, also took to Twitter to voice his frustration over the video.Ini pada ngapain sih bapak2 ibu2 yg terhormat? Bukannya gak menghargai, tp tolong dikerjakan yg proper— dr tompi spBP (@dr_tompi) May 18, 2020“What are these distinguished ladies and gentlemen doing? It’s not that I don’t respect them, but please do your job properly,” he wrote on his Twitter page @dr_tompi.Similarly, a separate music video titled “Ora Mudik Ora Popo” (“No Mudik No Worries”) featuring several notable officials including Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko and Presidential Advisory Board chairman Wiranto was also panned by YouTube users, highlighting public distrust in government officials during the health emergency.“Let’s not participate in mudik, or else they will release yet another song,” said one user in the comments section.The government has previously issued conflicting statements regarding mudik. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo had merely advised the public not to participate in the annual tradition before eventually outright banning it last month.Jokowi also took flak for saying that those who had returned to their home regions by taking advantage of the government’s lax policy ahead of the Islamic holiday did not count as Idul Fitri holidaymakers.Furthermore, the implementation of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in several regions including capital Jakarta was called into question following reports that Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Terminal 2 was packed with Idul Fitri holidaymakers waiting for flights back to their home regions.Minister Budi previously reopened all air, land and sea transportation services despite ongoing physical distancing efforts, saying the measure was necessary for the national economy to survive.Amid growing frustration over the government’s handling of the crisis, the hashtag #IndonesiaTerserah (WhateverIndonesia) trended on Twitter over the weekend, with several health workers conveying their pessimism regarding the situation.Social media personality @TheRapUp uploaded a music video in which he rapped about the country’s cavalier attitude toward the pandemic, while making multiple references to the now-popular #IndonesiaTerserah in the hook.Ekspresi lo waktu liat kelakuan beauty vlogger dan warga 62 sejenis lainnya….#indonesiaterserah— The Rap Up! (@TheRapUp_ID) May 16, 2020“Three months at home, making TikTok [videos], is it all for naught?” he rapped in the video which has garnered over 21,000 retweets and 32,000 likes at the time of writing.Topics :last_img read more

Acta Auriga to Engage In Bard Offshore 1 Works

first_imgActa Marine has won a contract by Offshore Breeze Energy (OBE) to charter its newly built offshore support vessel (OSV) Acta Auriga at OBE’s Bard Offshore 1 wind farm in the German North Sea.The two-year charter will see Acta Auriga perform logistical support for maintenance activities at the 400MW Bard Offshore 1 wind farm, operating out of Emden.The vessel, which is currently undergoing outfitting and commissioning activities in Ulsteinvik, Norway, will be delivered by Ulstein Verft at the end of Q1 2018, after which the OSV will undergo trials and commence its works at the offshore site.According to Acta Marine, the vessel’s walk-to-work gangway system and 3D compensated crane are able to cope with the challenging weather and sea conditions that occur in the German Bight, where the wind farm is located about 100km offshore.The 93.4 meter long Acta Auriga is an Ulstein-designed X-bow & X-stern DP2 OSV equipped with SMST motion compensated gangway with integrated elevator and crane functionality. It is able to perform 3D compensated lifts with its 6t SMST 3D crane and is equipped with a fuel-efficient drive system.The vessel comprises state-of-the-art covered warehousing facilities, integrated people and cargo logistics and stepless approach to the offshore installations. A total of 120 people can stay onboard in its 80 cabins.Inaugurated in 2013, Bard Offshore 1 is the first commercial offshore wind farm in Germany.last_img read more

China shuts porn apps down

first_imgNewsHub 24 January 2017Family First Comment: More interesting developments from around the world in the fight against the harms of pornographyChina’s internet supervisors have taken down more than 5500 illegal apps for disseminating pornographic and violent content among other things, the official Xinhua news agency says.Pornography has been illegal in China since 1949.The move is the latest step taken by Beijing to clean up its cyberspace, having launched a crackdown on virtual private network services that allow users to bypass censorship on Monday.More than 1600 mobile video apps circulating pornographic and violent content were taken offline, said the cyberspace administration in China’s southern province of Guangdong on Monday.More than 1200 social apps had pornographic content, while others hacked users’ private information, infringed upon other rights or charged malicious fees.The administration said illegal apps had been available on app stores operated by Tencent, China Mobile and other smartphone producers like Huawei, ZTE, Coolpad, Meizu, OPPO and VIVO.READ MORE: up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Don’t blame us for birth rate decline – DPPA

first_img Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews Don’t blame us for birth rate decline – DPPA by: – March 19, 2012 Share Sharecenter_img 95 Views   one comment Tweet The Dominica Planned Parenthood Association (DPPA) said it should not be blamed for the significant drop in the country’s birth rate over the last decade.The organization has been criticized by several fractions of society as it provides birth control products to the general public among other services.The general manager of the organization Willie Fevrier says however, several factors are responsible for the decline and were outlined in the Housing and Population Census.According to him, the DPPA should not be seen as an abortion clinic and does not provide such services.He said the services are being provided to individuals who want to plan their family, including delaying pregnancies“People are very cautious about how many children they make. The economy is such that people can no longer afford to have many children and would better be able to take care of two rather than more”.He also noted that rather than having children, young girls are more involved in furthering their education.“Gone are the days when women would stay home and have children. They are now dominating the workforce and furthering their education. This is also another reason for the decline in birthrates”.Fevrier admitted that the availability of over the counter contraceptives could be blamed for the decline; it is not an isolated case.The DPPA have come under heavy criticisms from the Dominica Social Justice and Peace Committee.That committee consists of several religious individuals who claim that the DPPA’s services are contrary to God’s belief about life.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more