Gov’t Mule Shares ‘Blind Man In The Dark’ From First-Ever Recording Studio Session [Listen]

first_imgIt’s hard to believe that Gov’t Mule has been together for over 20 years, but the band continues to celebrate their legacy with great original music and energetic performances. Warren Haynes and company recently announced plans to release The Tel-Star Sessions, capturing the band’s first-ever recording session in 1994. Due out on August 5th, Mule fans are eagerly awaiting a chance for a sneak peek into one of Mule’s pivotal moments.Fortunately, there’s a chance to do that today! After sharing a cover of ZZ Top’s “Just Got Paid” back in May, Mule returns with their version of “Blind Man In The Dark” today! Give the song a spin right here, courtesy of Alternative Nation.In the premiere article, Haynes talks about the track, saying, “This version represents the song before we changed the key and the drum pattern along with some other things. We also recorded this song for our first LP but didn’t use it. We wound up re-recording (a third time) for our 2nd LP Dose. It was cool to hear where it started as opposed to where it ended up.”The Tel-Star Sessions is due out August 5th across a variety of formats. Pre-orders are ongoing via Amazon and other services!last_img read more

These Are The 17 Songs That Dead & Company Debuted This Year

first_imgDuring their offseason, both John Mayer and Bob Weir promised fans that they would be debuting some new material throughout their summer tour with Dead & Company. With such a rich catalog to choose from, the band ultimately pulled out 17 new songs during their 2016 performances. A good portion of these new songs were actually Bob Dylan covers (six, to be precise), and one was performed as a tribute to the late Rob Wasserman, who passed away earlier in the summer.While there are still a handful of Grateful Dead songs that the band has yet to play, check out which 17 songs made their debuts this year!1. Queen Jane Approximately (5/23/16 at The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA)2. Big Railroad Blues (5/23/16 at The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA)3. Days Between (5/23/16 at The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA)4. Liberty (6/10/16 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC)5. Passenger (6/12/16 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Manchester, TN)6. Box of Rain (6/16/16 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH)7. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall (6/17/16 Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, IN)8. Black Muddy River (6/17/16 Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, IN)9. All Along The Watchtower (6/20/16 BB&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ)10. Throwing Stones (6/25/16 Citi Field, New York, NY)11. Even So (7/2/16 Folsom Field, Boulder, CO)12. Next Time You See Me (7/3/16 Folsom Field, Boulder, CO)13. When I Paint My Masterpiece (7/7/16 DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI)14. Dire Wolf (7/9/16 Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI)15. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (7/9/16 Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI)16. Maggie’s Farm (7/13/16 First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown, PA)17. Easy Wind (7/22/16 Moda Center, Portland, OR)last_img read more

Inequality’s influence

first_imgCan exposure to inequality influence whether people support proposals such as the so-called “millionaire’s tax”?The answer is yes, but not in the direction many might think, according to a new Harvard study.The study, conducted by Melissa Sands, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Government at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, found that following momentary exposure to inequality, support for a millionaire’s tax dropped by more than 50 percent. The research is described in a recently published paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.When pedestrians passed an affluent-looking white person on the street, Sands found, 14 percent were willing to support the tax, but after seeing a poor-looking white person, that support fell by more than half, to just 6 percent. By comparison, support for a different petition, to curb the use of plastic bags, remained constant.Similar tests performed with both affluent- and poor-looking black people showed no change in support for either petition.The idea for the study grew out of the phenomenon — long noticed by social scientists — that left-leaning individuals tend to live in cities. Sands, though, wanted to explore whether the trend was a matter of left-leaning people self-selecting into cities, or whether cities, with their ethnic and economic diversity, encouraged people to become more liberal.“I was curious about whether there may be a treatment effect of living in a city,” Sands said, pointing to the New York City subway as an example of a place where different groups are forced to interact in an urban setting. “It’s the great equalizer in a way. People from all walks of life are together on the train. I thought perhaps part of why cities tend to be left-leaning is because people have those experiences, they see people from different socio-economic backgrounds, and that might make them more empathetic.”But isolating whether and how city life might influence a person’s political identity is no easy feat.“It’s hard to know which factors are important … because all these complicated factors are entangled,” Sands said. “And we’re talking about relatively subtle effects.”To find the answer, Sands developed an experiment that exposed participants to scenes of inequality — but unlike other studies, did it under tightly controlled, real-world conditions.“One way this study departs from what’s been done previously is that this is the first study to experimentally manipulate inequality in the real world,” she said. “Most prior studies used a survey approach, in which they would show participants a chart or provide them with some information, and then ask questions. This is a big departure from that because we’re creating what I call ‘microsettings’ of inequality.”Sands hired actors who were stationed in various affluent neighborhoods around Boston, including Brookline, Beacon Hill, and Back Bay. At certain times, the actors were asked to dress like other, relatively affluent residents in the neighborhood; at others, they were asked to dress more poorly.“We didn’t want them to look as if they were homeless,” Sands said. “We wanted to avoid conjuring feelings of disgust or scorn, but we did want them to stand out, or to look very down-and-out.”Just feet from the actors, students were positioned to ask pedestrians to sign a petition, in some cases in support of a “millionaire’s tax” and in other cases to restrict the use of plastic bags.“We used the second petition because I was concerned that people might be less willing to stop and sign any petition,” Sands said. “So that was a placebo petition that we used to figure out what people’s baseline response rate [was] for each condition.”Their responses, Sands said, revealed that when pedestrians passed a white person who appeared poor they were far less likely to support the tax proposal, but showed no difference for either affluent- or poor-looking blacks.Going forward, Sands hopes to get a better understanding of exactly what mechanism is driving that drop, and to explore whether the results might change if the study were conducted in a different region or if participants were exposed to repeated scenes of inequality.While the results might initially paint a pessimistic picture of human nature, Sands suggested that one factor driving the results was the fleeting nature of the interactions.“In this study, people are not stopping and talking to the person, they’re not spending the day volunteering in a homeless shelter or seeing how the other half lives,” she said. “It’s a momentary exposure … so I think the effect I’m finding here is something that just occurs in the moment, and with repeated exposure we might actually see the effect reverse.”This research was supported with funding from the Pershing Square Venture Fund for Research on the Foundations of Human Behavior and from the Institute for Quantitative Social Science and the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard.last_img read more

Les Miz Stars Light Up Times Square with ‘One Day More’

first_img Related Shows Les Miserables Wake up, sleepyhead! No, you don’t need a triple venti anything, you just need to see the stars of the new Broadway revival of Les Miserables do their thing. So sit back and watch the cast, led by Ramin Karimloo and Will Swenson, showing off their golden pipes with the unforgettable anthem “One Day More” in the Times Square studio of Good Morning America. Ah, yes. We hear the people sing! And now we’re thoroughly awake and feel that all is right with the world with Les Miz back on Broadway.  View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 4, 2016last_img read more

Vermont Secretary Allbee Challenges States To Eat Local During National Farmers Market Week

first_imgAgriculture Secretary Roger Allbee is inviting each state to participate in an Eat Local National Challenge during National Farmers Market Week August 3 – 9. The challenge has already been greeted with great enthusiasm and many states are on board with their commissioner or secretary of agriculture to choose a day to eat only foods grown locally. Many states are also conducting their own Eat Local Challenges.”I would like to challenge all Vermonters, as well as people across the country, to eat local for a meal, a day or even the full week during National Farmers Market Week. When you buy local you can reduce energy costs and get food items that are harvested at the peak of freshness for better taste and nutrition,” said Allbee. “Eating local gives you a chance to know the people who grow your food and how it is grown. It also keeps money in our local communities.”Here is the challenge:  pick a meal, a day or the entire week, during national Farmers Market Week August 3-9 to eat only foods grown within 100 miles for breakfast, lunch and dinner (snacks, too). “Wild Cards” can be used for certain items such as coffee or chocolate and exceptions can be made for spices and leaveners (like yeast or baking soda).”Eating locally makes more sense than ever with rising food and fuel prices and food contamination scares,” said Helen Labun Jordan, Buy Local Coordinator for the Agency of Agriculture. “Consumer groups like the localvores have pushed all of us to expand our thinking about what is possible with local foods. And with increases in farmers’ markets, CSA’s, retail outlets carrying local foods, restaurants with local foods, schools that are connecting with local farmers. . . every year our options expand at an incredible rate.” Many other states are coordinating their own events to bring attention to the importance of buying local. For example:Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Bill Northey and his wife have challenged another couple to a local foods cook off, with a local producer as judge.Virginia is sponsoring an Eat Local for a Day challenge during farmer’s market week where participants have been asked to submit a video of their day with the winner receiving a prize basket of Virginia goodies.In Maryland, Buy Local Week kicked off with an all-local Maryland cook-out on the lawn of the Governor’s Mansion followed by visits from Agriculture Secretary Richardson to various farmers’ markets, CSA’s, wineries and other agriculture producers throughout the state.In Michigan, the fourth annual “Buy Fresh, Buy Local – Select Michigan” farmer’s market was recently held on the Capitol Lawn.Colorado has a labeling program, “Colorado Proud,” to help consumers identify locally grown items.These are just a few examples of how other states are drawing attention to the benefits of buying local.On Monday, August 4, Secretary Allbee’s Eat Local kick off agenda includes visits to a variety of farms, a cooking demonstration and luncheon where the annual Buy Local award will be presented, and a visit to a farm stand. Along the way, he will purchase locally grown foods to prepare his own localvore dinner that evening.Editors: A press packet is now available and photos will be available after August 4. There will also be media opportunities to interview Secretary Allbee during the day at his various stops. Please contact Kelly Loftus to request a press packet and photos at 802-828-3829 or kelly.loftus@state.vt.us(link sends e-mail).last_img read more

Schneiderman and Singas Get Unusual Gifts for Their Reform Fight

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York In a crowded union hall on a cold blustery night in Nassau County, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas were given the “Champions in Fighting Corruption Award” from the Long Island Progressive Coalition (LIPC).They each received their own light saber suitable for “Star Wars.”“I’ve gotten a lot of awards over the years but I never got one of these!” Schneiderman told the appreciative audience with a laugh as he waved his toy saber through the air and pledged to take it back with him to Albany. Singas didn’t say if she intended to use her saber in Mineola.Schneiderman and Singas were honored for their work exposing unethical practices by Nassau County and New York State elected officials and furthering ethics reform in state and local government. In their remarks, they pledged to carry on the fight.New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman shows off a toy light saber.The occasion was a cocktail party to benefit LIPC, a grassroots community-based organization founded in 1979, which is affiliated with the Citizen Action of New York.“During an era when residents have lost their confidence in public officials, we are grateful that we have allies both statewide and locally protecting taxpayers and putting the people first,” said  Lisa Tyson, LIPC’s executive director, at the Westbury headquarters of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1500, the largest grocery union in the state.On hand was a who’s who of progressive activists, local labor leaders and Democratic politicians, including former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi, who earlier in the day formally announced that he’s among the dozen candidates considering running for the open Congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Steve Israel (D-Dix Hills), and current Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory (D-Amityville), who so far is the only one running against Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford).last_img read more

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The great Xscape

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COVID-19 volunteers urge govt to release data as suspected virus deaths exceed 3,000

first_imgAs of Wednesday, KawalCovid-19 had recorded a total of 3,180 deaths of patients suspected to have COVID-19, consisting of 3,091 patients under surveillance (PDP) and 90 people under monitoring (ODP), from the COVID-19 websites of a limited number of the 34 country’s provinces.Tabulasi COVID-19 di Indonesia per 13 Mei 2020. pic.twitter.com/Bvnsn9czo8— KawalCOVID19 (@KawalCOVID19) May 14, 2020The actual number is likely to be much higher, as many provinces have chosen not to report PDP or ODP deaths, including hard-hit areas such as West Java, Bali and South Sumatra. The provinces that reported the ODP or PDP deaths also do not necessarily have complete data on deaths from the regency or municipality level.Only 60 of the PDPs who died tested negative for the virus after their deaths. Thousands of others either were not tested or have yet to receive their results.Elina said the country’s low testing rate undermined the government’s data accuracy. “A person should only be considered a suspected case for few days before their test results make clear whether they have the virus or not,” she said. “In Indonesia, suspected cases can wait for weeks to learn that, which also leads to late treatment.”LaporCOVID-19, a volunteer group that helps KawalCOVID-19 collect and verify data, reported that it had received 3,800 COVID-19-related complaints from the community, many of which said that late testing had led to unclear causes of death.The group’s co-founder, Irma Hidayana, also urged the government to release data on suspected COVID-19 deaths, saying that a more accurate mortality rate could lead to more reliable policies.“It appears that some regional administrations have moved faster than the central government in recording and releasing important data,” she said, adding that all provinces should be transparent with their data.The World Health Organization (WHO) broadened its definition of a COVID-19 death last month to include suspected deaths that had no alternative causes.“A COVID-19 death is a death resulting from a clinically compatible illness in a probable or confirmed COVID-19 case, unless there is a clear alternative cause of death that cannot be related to COVID-19,” the WHO stated in its situation report on April 11.The Health Ministry has nevertheless continued to report only confirmed deaths, with the official death toll reaching 1,043 as of Thursday. The ministry does, however, report the nationwide total of suspected cases. There were 33,672 PDPs and 258,639 ODPs as of Thursday.The ministry’s disease control and prevention director general, Achmad Yurianto, declined to provide the nationwide number of suspected deaths when contacted by the Post on Thursday.“We have the data, but we are not going to announce it to the public willy-nilly. Regional task forces also have the data. If you want complete data, ask the regions,” he said.Editor’s note: The number of ODP and PDP cases have been revised and the article has been updated to clarify the sources for PDP and ODP deaths.Topics : Volunteers for crowdsourced database KawalCovid-19 have renewed their calls for the government to release all of its COVID-19 data as the number of suspected COVID-19 deaths recorded by provincial administrations in the country have exceeded 3,000, nearly three times the confirmed death toll reported by the national COVID-19 task force.KawalCovid-19 co-founder Elina Ciptadi said the availability of data on suspected deaths was important so that Indonesians would understand the severity of the outbreak in their respective territories and would be able to calculate risk appropriately.“We need to be aware of the magnitude of the spread of the virus to take necessary precautions. Right now, people only understand the scale [of the outbreak] after a friend or family member contracts the disease,” Elina told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.last_img read more

Honey Badger loses his original bachelor pad with sale of family home

first_imgNick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins may have to do home visits elsewhere after his childhood house in Brisbane sold this week.AUSSIE cult figure the Honey Badger — aka Nick Cummins — is keen as mustard to star as The Bachelor this season but he’ll have to rule out a home visit for his new love, a close source has told The Courier-Mail.Fans of the former Wallabies rugby superstar have been “as excited as a cut snake” over him following in the footsteps of fellow Queenslander and self-confessed bogan Sophie Monk to find love onscreen.But in a bittersweet twist, the Honey Badger’s original bachelor pad — an enormous mancave in Brisbane which failed to sell under the hammer two weeks ago — has found its own new love. The Honey Badger Nick Cummins is hoping to find love again after splitting with longtime partner artist Martine Thomassen, pictured here after five years of romance. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:43Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:43 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHelicopter Pub Crawl. For Real. 00:44 The home he grew up in, which has its own fishing dam and giant mancave for boys’ toys, went under contract this week.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoThe fully-loaded property has been touted as a million-dollar proposition by industry experts.Real estate agent Barry Collins of Harcourts — Calamvale confirmed to The Courier-Mail that the property went under contract after negotiations post-auction.The Honey Badger has been single for over a year after splitting with longstanding partner Martine Thomassen whom he affectionately referred to as “the hugs and kisses” (slang for missus). FREE: GET THE COURIER-MAIL’S REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO INBOX That would have made a great spot for a TV shoot.Lovers of the larrikin cult figure sparked a social media sensation over news that he’d soon be tearing it up onscreen, replacing his new mate MattyJ — who was the 2017 Bachelor. The pair ripped it up for Oakley on the ice-skating rink last month, in a video that may be a precursor of what fans can expect this season. The Honey Badger was a track, swimming and rugby star growing up in Logan in Brisbane’s south, spending his formative years on the acreage property that his father had bought for $80,000 a full 20 years ago. center_img The home has its own fishing dam rimmed by a deck and gazebo.The enormous six bedroom, three bathroom, nine car space home was built in 2000 and includes a 9.7m by 5m banquet hall, a “monstrous 9m by 4.4m” living room, concrete inground saltwater pool with a rotating umbrella, a spa, waterfall, gazebo, barbecue zone and fire pit. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more